Saturday, May 18 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:23:51 GMT
Air Care has been called to the scene of a shooting in Dearborn County. Authorities received reports of an accidental shooting on Happy Hollow Road just around 9:00 p.m. The victim's name and conditionFull Story >
Air Care has been called to the scene of a shooting in Dearborn County. Authorities received reports of an accidental shooting on Happy Hollow Road just around 9:00 p.m.Full Story >
Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont...Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:10:46 GMT
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The incident happened Saturday evening on the corner of Burnet and Rockdale Avenue in Avondale. One man was arrestedFull Story >
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The victim is believed to have non life-threatening injuries.
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at...Full Story >
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails.Full Story >
Witnesses in southwestern Virginia say a car has driven into a crowd at a parade. Several people appear to be hurt, but the nature of their injuries wasn't immediately known.Full Story >
An elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Saturday parade in a small Virginia mountain town and investigators were looking into whether he suffered a medical emergency before the accident.Full Story >
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
The second major winter storm arrived early Tuesday, and already some power outages are reported.
Almost 2,000 Kansas City Power and Light customers were without power in the Blue Springs area for a time, but power was quickly restored. Scattered outages were also reported throughout the area.
With the second major winter storm hitting Kansas City early Tuesday, many businesses, governments, schools and even retail centers shuttered their doors. Customers rushed area stores for shovels and loaves of bread, especially hot commodities.
Highway crews warn that conditions will be so bad that it is dangerous to drive on area roads.
"This is kind of like the Super Bowl for us," said Stephen Porter, spokesman for the Missouri Department of Transportation. "This is what we live for. ... We've got a lot of people and a lot of equipment coming in to help. We know this is going to be ground zero. We're going to be right in the bull's eye of this story, and we'll be ready for it."
The American Red Cross is preparing to open shelters if needed due to extended power outages or travelers becoming stranded.
Kansas City International Airport, which was forced to close last Thursday afternoon because of the massive snow storm, said travelers should be prepared for flight cancellations on Tuesday. Many flights scheduled for Monday night and Tuesday morning already have been canceled. You can check on flights at KCI by going to www.kctv5.com/traffic.
The Area Transportation Authority, which had to shut down service at 1 p.m. on Thursday after numerous wrecks on snow-packed roads, said it had delayed bus service and MAX service until at least 7 a.m. Several routes will not operate, especially those from the suburbs.
"Safety is our first priority," said Mark Huffer, general manager for KCATA. "With the worst part of the snow accumulation expected to occur in the overnight hours, delaying service is the responsible action at this point in time."
The University of Missouri has canceled all classes, exams and events. Only "situationally critical" employees should show up. The University of Kansas and the University of Missouri at Kansas City, along with other higher education institutions, canceled classes.
The Kansas City, KS, School District has announced classes are canceled for Tuesday. They were the first of many large area districts to cancel classes.
Crews with the Kansas and Missouri departments of transportation have worked feverishly to clear shoulders and intersections of snow from last week's monster storm.
MODOT officials said this was done to allow for snow from "the next massive assault."
This snowstorm is expected to be worse because of the wind-driven snow conditions. Motorists are urged to avoid travel.
"The high rate of snowfall coupled with 30 mph winds can create drifts that will seriously challenge even four-wheel drive vehicles. The greatest opportunity for plow clears to clear the highways throughout this storm is if no other vehicles are on the highways in our path," according to the news release from MODOT. "MODOT urges motorists to postpone travel until the storm has passed unless it is a dire emergency."
Authorities throughout the Kansas City area say they will not respond to non-emergency crashes. Motorists are urged to walk in any crash reports.
Vehicles will not be towed during the height of the storm by MODOT. Once the storm passes, abandoned vehicles will be towed as quickly as tow operators can respond.
Road crews have been working 12-hour shifts to clear roads and treat roads in advance of the second round as well as making any necessary equipment repairs.
"We're not fresh as daisies," Porter said. "But we're rested and we're ready."
Legends Outlet Kansas City announced it would be closed Tuesday.
"This closing includes all retail stores, restaurants and the Legends Outlets Kansas City customer service and management offices," according to a statement from the shopping district. "Legends Outlets' top priority is always the safety of all the customers and employees."
Bread, eggs, chips, soft drinks, cheese, bottled water and milk were dwindling commodities at area stores, with many seeing wiped out shelves over the weekend. Some stores received fresh shipments on Monday. The next shipments likely won't come until Wednesday.
"The store's usually busy, but not like this," manager Richard Sanchez said. "It's like a holiday every day ... It'll probably keep up until the snow starts coming."
Denise Burnett was stocking up on groceries in case her family is home-bound for a few days.
"I'm ready for summer. As much snow as we've had, I don't want to see it anymore," Burnett said. "I stocked up last week, and I'm stocking up this week."
Shovels were also a hot commodity.
Francis Wallace went to an area Strasser True Value to pick up supplies, including a shovel.
"I'm holding onto it like it's gold. We've been here an hour, and they're just going like crazy. The guys just barely cut the cardboard and people are just grabbing them," Wallace said. "I came looking for shovels, gloves, ice scrappers and snow melt. I found everything but the last one."
Leroy Andrews, the store's manager, said the past week has been one of the busiest he's experienced in 42 years.
"We've been getting shipments in throughout the day," he said. "We're going to keep trying until we run out or run out of daylight."
In addition to waiting an hour for shovels, snow blowers were hot commodities.
KCTV5's Amy Anderson, Alice Barr, Justin Schmidt, Bonyen Lee and Jonathan Carter contributed to this report.
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Friday, May 17 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:45:31 GMT
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009. The group was asked about prayerFull Story >
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:51:09 GMT
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:44:02 GMT
A bystander is in hot water after a late night crash in Middletown. Police say they were called to Verity Parkway to investigate a head on crash, An investigation revealed that a car driven by DanielFull Story >
An investigation revealed that a car driven by Daniel Guy Rich of Dallas, Texas had lost control and hit a PT Cruiser driven by a unnamed 17-year-old girl head on.
Wednesday, May 15 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-16 01:50:03 GMT
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. WhileFull Story >
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. While others say the truth has still not been revealed. So what is true here? Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:47:49 GMT
A fire badly damages an Anderson Township home. It happened early Saturday morning at a home in the 8000 block of Pine Terrace Drive. Fire officials say they got a call that smoke was coming from theFull Story >
Fire officials say there is significant damage to the home's first floor.Full Story >