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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Blue Summit MO Traffic Crash Turns Fatal

A young man has lost his life after rolling his sports-utility vehicle late Friday night on Truman Road just east of I-435.

The location given to Blue Summit Fire and AMR-EMS units sent on the 11:14 pm call was "across from 8401 East Truman Road (shown on GOOGLE Map)."

KC-MO Fire and EMS was also dispatched to this area at 11:15pm.

The call is in unincorporated Blue Summit- and according to fire and EMS reports- rescuers find "a 23-year-old male (driver) who had been ejected" from his smaller-sized SUV as it rolled-over several times.

Rushed to North KC Hospital by EMS in critical condition- the man later passed-away from his injuries.

Public identification of the victim is pending...

CSW WEATHER: Risks of Severe Thunderstorms in Kansas City MetroRegion This Weekend

There are risks both Saturday and Sunday for severe storms across the Kansas City MetroRegion and nearby Central States- according to the US government's National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center...

The greatest risk of severe weather in Metro Kansas City extends from mid-afternoon today through early Sunday morning.

Large hail- damaging winds- dangerous lightning and very heavy rainfalls are the greatest risks.

As with any severe storm however- a tornado or two cannot be ruled out.

On Sunday- the severe threat shifts just west of Metro KC itself- but still includes cities such as Lawrence- Topeka- Wichita and Emporia KS as well as north through Lincoln NE to Rapid City SD..

Please stay weather-wise if outdoors this weekend.

CSW BREAKING: Man Drowns at KC-MO's Longview Lake

The body of a male has been recovered from Longview Lake in southeastern Kansas City MO early Saturday morning.

The incident happened late Friday night around 11:45 pm..

At 11:50 pm- KC-MO emergency services were called to the location near the Longview Lake Marina on Longview Road east of Raytown Road.

First reports stated that there was "a drowning" victim who was "300 feet from shore."

Within a couple of minutes- it was reported "two" others had gone "into the water" of the lake to attempt a rescue of the person drowning.

The rescue was unsuccessful- but no reports of any injury to the two would-be rescuers.

After searches by fire department people in boats- the KCPD helicopter and divers- the body of the original victim was recovered around 1 am Saturday.

More information on KSHB-41 Action News at 8am- 5 pm and 10 pm..

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"High Risk" For Severe Storms Includes All of Metro Chicago

The NWS' Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a "high risk" of severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes for a swath of the Central States for later today into the overnight.

Included is all of Metro Chicago- as well as a small part of eastern Iowa and most of northern Illinois and Indiana.

No severe thunderstorms at all in the Kansas City MetroRegion....

Sunday, June 09, 2013

CSW BREAKING: Aircraft Emergency Declared at KCI Airport

The alarm went out at 7:39 pm- reportedly a yet-unknown aircraft with a problem with the aircraft's "flaps" coming in for an emergency landing on "Runway One-Left."

At 7:53 pm- an airport crash/fire/rescue unit announced the aircraft "has landed safely."

No other details given.