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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Kansas City News Censors

Kansas City is not only blessed with increasingly-fluff news- but with news censoring as well.

Images from a news helicopter over a multi-fatality fire in Oakland CA were carefully edited by KCTV-5 so people were not offended by the sight of body bags still inside the burned structure.

The station of their Facebook page stated they did so because showing the images would have been "disrespectful."

What seems to me as TV news "disrespectful" is editorializing on news stories and censoring news content- but hey- this is the new- bizarro America.  

BTW- the fire was in an old warehouse converted to some-sort of artists' colony and there was reportedly some sort of concert in progress.

The death toll was 9 as of 1 pm Kansas City time with a growing list of those reported missing that can be found HERE.  

Thursday, December 01, 2016

BREAKING: Working Fire at Longtime Raytown Business

At 10 pm Wednesday night- all of Raytown's and at least 3 fire companies from Kansas City MO responded to the report of a fire at "Clark's Appliances at 63rd St. and Raytown (Trafficway)."

First-arriving units minutes later report "heavy smoke showing" and call for "a working fire response."

The incident is underway at this time and thus far- no injuries reported.

Clark's Appliance store has been at this location for more than 50 years.

According to Clark's Website- the business opened the same year of the Ruskin Heights Tornado- 1957.

At 10:44 pm- this fire was declared under control.

The extent of damage to Clark's is unknown at this time- but will likely be extensive.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

BREAKING: Triple-Victim Shooting in Kansas City MO near Raytown

The incident is in the 6800 block of Manchester and it occurred around 9:25 pm Tuesday night.

It was reported as a shooting with the victim's vehicle crashing after the gunshots.

PD on-scene at 9:30 pm says there's 2- then 3 victims- "one critical with a GSW (gunshot wound) to the head" and another victim "serious... shot in the back."

FD dispatches the 3rd ambulance at 9:39 pm.

Police are saying at least two of the shooting victims are teens ... one "15" the other "16" year-old males.

Only suspect info heard as of 9:45 was "a black male with dreds" left the scene in "a black sedan southbound on Manchester."

At 9:51 pm- the first EMS unit- "Medic 537" is enroute to the closest trauma hospital with a gravely-injured ("GCS maybe 5 at best) 17-18-year-old male" with the GSW to his head.

The 15 and 16-year-olds are transported to different hospitals just before 10 pm- both in serious but not immediately life-threatening condition like the first transport.

The have already been 112 homicides in KC this year.

More details as they become available....