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Friday, October 21, 2016

American Presidential Candidate Gets Booed at NYC Charity Dinner

Wow!  You have to be a pretty low-class speaker to get booed at a charity dinner!

Here's the full video courtesy of The NEW YORK TIMES....

Atchison, Kansas: Evacuations Necessary After Large Chemical Cloud Forms

Thousands in this northeastern Kansas city were told to either "shelter in-place" or evacuate after two toxic chemicals were accidentally mixed together at MGP Inc. in Atchison Friday morning.

The chemicals formed a noxious cloud that spread across this city of 11000- about 40 miles N.W. of Kansas City.

From the KSHB-41 news story- "According to the Atchison City Manager's Office, sodium hydrochlorite, also known as sodium hypochlorite, and sulfuric acid were inadvertently mixed together in the wrong holding tank Friday morning, which caused a reaction."

More than 50 people were treated at the Atchison hospital- none reported serious injuries. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Belton MO Police Report a Killing Tonight

Belton Police report to the mainstream news media that they are investigating a "homicide" in the northwestern part of that city in NW Cass county MO..

A location reported by several media outlets as "M-150 and Prospect-" which is more than a mile inside the Kansas City corporate limits.

Citizen reports (since Belton Police have encrypted radio communications now) put the actual location where the murder occurred as "M-58 and Prospect."

On Wednesday- KCTV-5 ran this story:

"The Metro Squad was assembled Wednesday morning to investigate a Belton man's murder.
Benjamin Friend, 37, was shot and killed about 5:40 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Prospect Avenue and Missouri Highway 150.
A family friend says Benjamin Friend was on his way home from work to pick up two of his children when someone shot and killed him.
Those who loved him want his killer caught. 
"He was getting ready to pick up his son and daughter to take them to their after school activities that they have going on," said Boyce Carson, a family friend.
The father's usual route turned deadly when a man shot at his van. Friends are relieved the children were not with him.
Carson has known Friend since he was born. He grew up with Benjamin's mother. 
"An excellent young man," Carson said. "A hard working father of three children. Just had everything going for him. The world by the tail. He just had a brand new baby two months ago I believe." 
Authorities are requesting anyone who might have seen anything suspicious on Hwy. 150 between Missouri Highway 291 and Prospect Avenue between 5 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. to contact them at 816-348-4470 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
They are specifically requesting information regarding a newer model red sports coupe with black rims, tinted windows and a loud exhaust, and a white work van with a ladder rack and ladder on top. 

Belton police are investigating the possibility of road rage."

Monday, October 17, 2016

High Winds Cause Tree Damage in Kansas City MO

A large oak tree that WAS about 50 years old came crashing down due to south winds gusting to near 50 MPH Monday morning.

This tree was in the 8600 block of Winchester in the Loma Vista area of KC-MO..

The uprooted tree took out several sections of sidewalk- a power line serving street lights- and landed on the back of a car parked in the driveway of the home there.

Winchester was blocked for a time when the tree fell about 9:30 am- but has since been cleared and re-opened.