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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

BREAKING: Shooting at Attempted Carjacking on Independence-Kansas City MO Border

Numerous police from KC- Independence and Jackson County Sheriff are working a crime scene in the Burlington Coat Factory parking lot at 11900 East U.S. 40 Hwy..

Occurring around 10:30 pm Wednesday night- an Independence police source says it's "an attempted carjacking" with the targeted victim- a female- "shot in the chest-" managing to drive a short distance away- getting the attention of a passing JaCo Sheriff deputy.

There's a large manhunt for 3 black males in their late-teens to 20's with clothing descriptions who left the scene on foot.

The victim- a female in her 30's- was transported by AMR-EMS to an area medical trauma center- condition unknown.

Monday, December 19, 2016

BREAKING: Injuries Reported at Liberty MO Apartment Building Fire

Fire broke out in one of the buildings of the Wilshire Apartments complex just before 10 pm Monday night and at least 3 people have been injured- one seriously.

The fire was at the 111 Brentwood Drive building and Liberty Fire requested 2 KCFD-EMS units to that scene "for 3 injuries" by 10:10 pm..

Medic-14 transported a serious to critically-injured "approximately 30-40-year-old female" to Liberty Hospital.

That victim had suffered smoke inhalation. 

Medic-34 transported "a 56-year-old male" to that facility as well.  No medical report was heard- but the transport was non-emergency.

At 10:45 pm- a woman in her 80's was also being transported in good condition to LH with "minor" smoke inhalation.

As of 10:47 pm- and with the help of at least 5 KCFD companies now on-scene- the fire is believed to be under control.

At 10:55 pm- the LFD chief requests "the Red Cross for up to 24" persons made temporarily homeless by the fire..


Charles Gray- Longtime Kansas City Broadcaster- Dead

This just in via a Tweet from KSHB ...

Charles Gray during the 50-year anniversary commemoration of the Southwest Boulevard Gasoline Tank Fire of August 18 1959.
Charles was with a KMBC-9 photographer at the scene when a gas storage tank blew up- killing 7.


BREAKING: Townhome on Fire in Grandview MO

The alarm sounded at 3:49 pm Monday afternoon on a report of "flames coming from a 2nd-story window" at a complex of townhomes in the 6600 block of East 128th St..

All of Grandview's in-service fire companies were called to the scene- as well as units from Belton Fire.

A GPD unit at 3:51 pm reported "heavy smoke coming from a broken 2nd-floor window" with GFD units arriving within 2 minutes.

A working fire is underway- reportedly the occupant escaped uninjured.

The fire is believed to be under control by 4:15 pm- at 4:14 pm the GFD chief requested Red Cross for "2 adults and 1 child" displaced by the fire.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Kansas City MO House Fires in Zero-Degree Weather

As temperatures in KC struggle to reach double-digits- several house fires have kept KCMO fire crews busy....

At 12:49 pm Sunday afternoon- a 3-story house was heavily-damaged in a fire witnessed and reported by motorists on nearby I-70 approaching the Benton Curve.

That fire was in the 1200 block of Benton- and at least 2 hose lines were used and brought that fire under control- without reported injuries- at 1:04 pm.

Another house fire broke out in the 11400 block of Corrington in the Ruskin Heights area around 1:41 pm.

Two handlines were used on a possible attic fire- that one brought under control without injuries at 1:51 pm..

The latest fire was in the 3200 block of North Troost- a working fire in a reported "vacant" house.

That fire was reported under control at 4:40 pm with no reports of injuries as of this post at 4:44 pm..