Search This Blog

Friday, March 10, 2017

Metro Kansas City Homicides Through March 10 2017

Toni Anderson's Car Pulled from Missouri River; Body Inside

Toni Anderson's car pulled from Missouri River; body inside

The second vehicle pulled from the Missouri River in the Northland has been confirmed to be Toni Anderson's car. There is a body inside, but it's unknown if it's her.


Police and recovery teams have pulled Toni Anderson's car from the Missouri River. There is a female body inside, but it is currently unknown if it's her.
A black SUV and a black were found in the Missouri River in the Northland on Friday.
For the last several weeks, police have been conducting searches of the area hoping to find any clues to where 20-year-old Toni Anderson might be.
Anderson was last seen driving a black Ford Focus and has not been heard from or seen since Jan. 15. She vanished after leaving a QuikTrip in North Kansas City.
Crews in boats and divers were searching for something underneath the water most of the day. Eventually, a large fire truck was brought in to help light the area. Then, a bigger search boat. 
The black SUV was not Anderson’s car. It is a Lincoln Navigator. Kansas City police say the SUV is not connected to any of their investigations.
After finding the SUV, two more drivers went into the river. After hours, the second vehicle was pulled out. 
The mother confirmed to KCTV5 News that this is Anderson's car and said the license plates matched. 
It is unknown whether or not Anderson is in the car. 
Platte Landing Park is closed while law enforcement continues to search the area. 
Anderson’s family did hire a private company to use sonar in the river. That company is currently on the river working right now.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

BREAKING: Shooting Homicide in South Kansas City MO

Kansas City MO Metro Patrol division officers responded to a reported shooting in the parking lot of the Knob Hill Apartments in the 9300 block of Myrtle around 1:15 pm Friday afternoon.

Fire and EMS was called- but EMS declared the victim- reportedly a male- "DOA" at 1:38 pm..

Police reportedly took a suspect into custody at the scene.

BREAKING: Severe T-Storm Warning- S. Johnson- N. Miami Counties Kansas

UNTIL 1:15 PM ....

Severe T-Storm Watch Until 7 pm- Kansas and Missouri

Severe Thunderstorm Watch No. 70 will be in effect until 7 pm for parts of extreme southeastern-eastern Kansas into west-central and southwest Missouri.

Metro Kansas City is NOT included in this watch- but a thunderstorm or two is possible through this evening south of the rivers.

Severe thunderstorms are currently on-going in the Fort Scott KS and Nevada MO areas.

Severe Storm Risk Today for Southern Kansas City MetroRegion

The first full week of March 2017 brings yet another chance of severe thunderstorms to the Central States.

Metro Kansas City- for the most part- will miss today's round.

An "enhanced" risk of storms (similar to Monday) will exist this afternoon and evening from southeastern Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma into southwestern Missouri.

Surrounding that risk is a "slight risk" area that comes as far north as Iola and Fort Scott KS east to Nevada and the Eldorado Springs areas.

A thunderstorm or two is expected in Metro Kansas City- but no severe storm is forecast.

Currently- there already are severe storms in southeastern Kansas and these are moving generally northeast toward the southern part of the Metro.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Tornadoes- High Winds Spreads Swaths of Damage in Metro Kansas City

A storm system reminiscent of the May 1-2 2008 killer storm moved diagonally northwest to southeast across Metro Kansas City Monday evening- producing at least 2 tornadoes and wind damage of tropical storm force.

At least 10-15 injuries have been reported- those in southern Oak Grove MO who was struck by a tornado around 8:50 pm..

None of the injuries were life-threatening and only 3 of those injured had to be taken to a hospital.

City of Lee’s Summit Assessing Damage From Evening Storm

City of Lee’s Summit Assessing Damage From Evening Storm
 March 7, 2017

By Jim Eden
Lee’s Summit Fire Department     
LEE’S SUMMIT, MO—At approximately 7:30p.m.the National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Jackson County, Missouri. As the storm approached Lee’s Summit the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for the Jackson County, Lee’s Summit area for radar indicated rotation over Grandview, Missouri. There were no reports of spotter indicated rotation or a funnel approaching the city. In addition to the warning messages sent by the National Weather Service, the Lee’s Summit Fire Department sent out a Tornado Warning message on the Nixle alert system and Emergency Radio System, but did not activate the outdoor storm warning sirens. According to the National Weather Service there was no radar indicated rotation or trained weather spotter reports of rotation as the storm passed over Lee’s Summit.
As the storm moved through Lee’s Summit; high winds, rain and hail impacted the central portion of the city causing minor damage to buildings, knocking down trees and powerlines. The heaviest damage occurred in the area of Olive Street and Chipman Road. The office building of Boise Cascade Building Materials at 221 NW Chipman Road was destroyed and the lumber yard damaged. Approximately nineteen other homes and businesses in the four to six block area sustained various amount of damage from wind and debris. Fallen trees also knocked down powerlines to the area. There were no reports of injuries. All of the buildings in the area remained occupied with the exception of the Boise Cascade facility.  The National Weather Service has been contacted to survey the damage.
Following the storm, KCP&L reported approximately 26,000 customers were without power. Crews were trying to get to as many areas as they could to restore service. Residents are reminded to avoid downed or low hanging power lines and to assume they are energized. If you encounter this hazard, call 911.
Citizens are reminded to have at least two methods of severe weather notification and to stay alert for rapidly changing weather conditions. For more information on how to prepare for severe weather and weather safety tips visit:;
Residents with questions or concerns, may contact the City of Lee’s Summit at (816) 969-1300, or visit the website at

Works in progress: updates HERE- HERE and HERE .

Severe Wind- Tornado Damage in Eastern Jackson County MO

High winds and possibly a tornado have apparently left widespread damage in the Metro suburbs of Blue Springs- Grain Valley- Oak Grove to Odessa MO..

Homes have been heavily damaged along Hardsaw and Stillhouse Roads south of Grain Valley.

An injury to an adult male was reported at 9:26 pm.

At 9:41 pm- Oak Grove authorities report the "worst damage is between 21st and 25th Streets" in southern Oak Grove.

Structures have been damaged as well as trees and lines down.

There are other reports- as public safety people fan out- from southern Blue Springs east-northeast into and beyond Oak Grove.

Numerous reports of trees and utility lines down- blocking the roads for search crews.

There are close to 12 fire and police agencies at two command posts- one in Grain Valley- the other in Oak Grove- assisting in search and possible rescue.

More than 400 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. 

Wind Damage in Grandview MO

The severe storms have produced tree- utility line- and some structure damage in that southwestern Jackson county MO suburb.

Damage was reported to apartment buildings at 136th St. and White.

Numerous streets are blocked by fallen trees/branches and utility lines.

Some have fallen very near or on homes.

No injuries have been reported.

KCTV-5 reports this story the next day:

The National Weather Service has determined 80-mph straight-line winds damaged nearly 200 homes in Grandview and slammed the city’s industrial area.
Three commercial buildings have been deemed unsafe.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been in contact with Grandview Fire Chief Ron Graham who places preliminary damage estimates at about $5 million.
The Interstate 49 outer road southbound is closed from 135th Street to 140th Street as KCP&L crews work to replace snapped utility poles and downed power lines. A majority of the remaining power outages are in this area.
The fire department is concerned Tuesday's windy conditions could bring down power more lines weakened by Monday night’s storm and is warning residents to stay alert.
Public Works crews expect the clean up on city property and public right-of-way to take a few days.
Grandview residents wanting to know about a drop-off site for tree debris will need to call 816-316-4800 for the location.

Grandview storm damage by the numbers

  • 196 homes with minor damage
  • 27 homes with major damage
  • 3 commercial buildings deemed unsafe
  • Fire responded to 40+ calls within six hours - that’s an average week’s worth of calls
  • Two fires caused by downed power lines
  • 0 injuries

BREAKING: Possible Tornado Damage North of Smithville MO

At 7:40 pm- Smithville Fire and Clay County Sheriff reports "a roof torn off a house with the occupants trapped" north of Smithville.

The address given is shown to be a small subdivision of homes- 19510 Paradise Circle.

At 7:52 pm- fire units report "all persons accounted for and out of the residence."

No word if any injuries..

There are also reports of damage in Platte county- but no further yet....

Tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings continue across Metro Kansas City!

BREAKING: Possible Shooting Homicide in South Kansas City MO

South Zone officers were sent to an address on Beacon at 5:45 pm on a reported shooting.

Officers arrived and- in less than 5 minutes after the original dispatch- report a deceased victim there.

Further updates will appear on this post....

BREAKING: Metro Kansas City In Tornado Watch No.62 Until 10 pm

Here are the details:

BREAKING: Two Reported Shot in Old Northeast Kansas City MO

The call came in to KC emergency services around 1:15 pm Monday afternoon- the report of "2" persons shot at an address in the 100 block of North Drury.

Before arriving at the shooting scene- an East Zone patrol officer stopped a possible suspect vehicle and made one arrest "at "Wilson and White" at 1:19 pm.

EMS has confirmed 2 victims at the Drury address.

PD says one victim's condition was "life-threatening- the other (victim) is not" life-threatening.

The more serious victim was taken to a Northland medical trauma center- the 2nd victim transported elsewhere.
Police say the suspects are "2 black males" who left the scene in a black-colored vehicle.  

Unknown how the above stop and arrest was involved in what sounds to be a domestic-type situation.

UPDATE: The shooting victim taken to NKC Hospital has died..


"Enhanced Risk" for Severe Storms- Possible Tornadoes in Metro Kansas City

The Metro has now been included in an "enhanced risk" for severe thunderstorms and a possible "significant" tornado later this Monday afternoon and evening.

The threat will be greatest with isolated storm 'supercells' that develop ahead of an approaching cold front that will pass through KC before midnight.

PLEASE stay alert to rapidly changing weather conditions later today- and make a mental note of where you and yours would take shelter from severe weather and/or a possible tornado.