Friday, April 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:51:28 GMT
A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are...Full Story >
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.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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Thursday, April 17 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:43:50 GMT
Officials with the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston say a North Charleston man who was initially federally charged with a $525 fine for an $.89 drink refill will instead be given a warning.Full Story >
Officials with the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston say a North Charleston man who was initially federally charged with a $525 fine for an $.89 drink refill will instead be given a warning. Full Story >
Thursday, April 10 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-10 10:53:05 GMT
A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
WLOX News has uncovered new details about what led investigators to arrest a Long Beach Police officer for three counts of sexual battery involving a minor. A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:07:50 GMT
Ludlow Police are searching for a 26-year-old man believed to be involved in a Huntington Bank robbery. The robbery happened on April 10 at approximately 2:17 p.m. Officers responded to the HuntingtonFull Story >
Ludlow Police are searching for a 26-year-old man believed to be involved in a Huntington Bank robbery.Full Story >
Thursday, April 17 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:12:22 GMT
The Fairfield City School District has terminated the contract of a freshman school teacher following allegations that he told a black student who said he wanted to become president that the nation doesn'tFull Story >
The Fairfield City School District has terminated the contract of a freshman school teacher following allegations that he told a black student who said he wanted to become president that the nation doesn't need another black president.Full Story >
Thursday, April 17 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:54:45 GMT
Lakota West High School's marching band performs. File photo
Lakota West High School's band director has been suspended for 17 days without pay after a district investigation found that he violated several policies, including using his official influence for personalFull Story >
Lakota West High School's band director has been suspended for 17 days without pay after a district investigation found that he violated several policies, including using his official influence for personal gain.Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 4:06 AM EDT2014-04-18 08:06:05 GMT
People pray the steps at Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish in Mount Adams. FOX19 file photo
It's a Cincinnati tradition that dates back to the 1800s. On Good Friday, people will climb the steps at Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish in Mount Adams. On each step, they will pray. The parish's websiteFull Story >
It's a Cincinnati tradition that dates back to the 1800s. On Good Friday, people will climb the steps at Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish in Mount Adams. On each step, they will pray.Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:41:10 GMT
Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.Full Story >
The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials...Full Story >
Thursday, April 17 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:40:59 GMT
Scott Eaton, a former Northern Kentucky University athletic director. FOX19 file photo
Former Northern Kentucky University athletic director Scott Eaton on Thursday pleaded guilty to theft charges in Campbell Circuit Court. Eaton will be sentenced next month. He faces up to 10 years in prison.Full Story >
Former Northern Kentucky University athletic director Scott Eaton on Thursday pleaded guilty to theft charges in Campbell Circuit Court.Full Story >
Thursday, April 17 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:13:49 GMT
Authorities say that two suspects are in custody following a Thursday afternoon shooting in Covington. Officers were called to an apartment building on Benton Road around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Police arrivingFull Story >
Authorities say that two suspects are in custody following a Thursday afternoon shooting in Covington.Full Story >
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