Kansas State News http://feed.informer.com/digests/UX1E0LJUMY/feeder Kansas State News Respective post owners and feed distributors Sat, 05 Sep 2020 13:12:04 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Violators of large gathering ban in Lawrence face max fine of $500, month in jail https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/education/article245832575.html Kansas urn:uuid:f60231a4-a476-bf46-a91b-0250fb740de1 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:29:51 +0000 “The activities of the past few weeks have shown that we cannot rely solely on compliance,” the city manager said. Man asks to see diamond rings, grabs them, runs off https://www.kctv5.com/news/man-asks-to-see-diamond-rings-grabs-them-runs-off/article_c520ec10-f9c3-11ea-8132-975d74cd6678.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:7eeebf76-8804-1a3a-36c2-b2d13a9b5cf9 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:29:00 +0000 Overland Park police are looking for a man who asked to see some diamond rings at a jeweler, then pocketed the rings and took off. Spectacular weather night expected for high school football in Kansas City area https://www.kansascity.com/news/weather-news/article245831605.html Kansas urn:uuid:ff84b874-b68b-de09-64f7-43c7c7e59334 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:47:10 +0000 “It is definitely going to be cooling off” tonight, Fox 4 meteorologist Michelle Bogowith said How teachers are handling the pressure of the pandemic, reopening https://www.kshb.com/rebound/how-teachers-are-handling-the-pressure-of-the-pandemic-reopening Local News urn:uuid:875e80d7-2a91-4a34-db93-9a94a30538dc Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:37:12 +0000 This school year is unlike any seen before. This school year is unlike any seen before. It's been a difficult time for many people, including educators. "It's a really hard time," teacher LaKrystal McKnight said. "Teachers are working nonstop."Educators are working around the clock trying to balance the unsteadiness of the last few months. It's something 11-year educator McKnight can relate to."I think the thing that's important to remember is that everybody wants the best for our kids," McKnight said. "Even though not all of our kids can be here in person at school, I am at school right now, you know, really late after school. Every teacher is working really hard to make sure that all of our kids are learning."Several changes include shifts in entire lessons, teaching to an empty classroom and masks required in the hallways. School districts across the metro have a number of different ways they're reopening: in-person, remote or hybrid."I think the struggle for all of us is we're all learning something new and we're learning together," McKnight said. "So I think the most important thing right now is just the grace, just giving everybody grace. We're all just... we're all just doing the best that we can. And I think that's the most important."McKnight is a special education teacher in Johnson County. "I work with lots of little friends who need a lot of redirection. You get a lot of opportunities to practice. They need a lot more support than some of their classmates, so it's even harder for those kids to get learning at home. They're used to having additional support and so it's really tricky," McKnight said. "I wish I could see my kids every day, we're trying everything we can to see them. We've done special backpack and supply pickup for our kids."As educators juggle the new school year, the Renew KC Counseling Center is seeing an increase in clients, including teachers. "We have not had a decrease of clients since COVID started," Renew KC Counseling Center founder and licensed clinical professional counselor, Kori Hintz-Bohn said. "So even being a small business, there has been no shift in the amount of anxiety."Here are a few methods for teachers who are trying to manage stress:Turn off communication before bed"So for example, from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. every day, you're not going to check email, voicemail," Hintz-Bohn said. "So that you fully unplug because you need time as a teacher to be able to fill your cup back up."Practice self-care every day"Even if it's just 20 minutes. So 20 minutes for you to sit outside and enjoy nature, 20 minutes for you to spend time with a loved one that you enjoy," Hintz-Bohn said. "Twenty minutes for you to journal, read a book, take a hot bath. They may feel like frivolous things to do, but you absolutely, in the midst of a severe stress, need to intentionally do something in line with your values that fill your cup."Practice the four square breathing method"You breathe through your nose for a count of four, drawing a square and then you breathe out your mouth for the count of four," Hintz-Bohn said. "Breathe in through your nose for the count of four, and breathe out through your mouth for the count of four. And if you do that six to eight times, it literally does calm down your body, calm your anxiety and can be really, really effective in the midst of your huge stress, extra stress."Have three to five "Band Aids""What Band-Aids are, are safe people that you can vent to that you could share your victory," Hintz-Bohn said. "So three to five people who are safe, who aren't going to tell you what you should have done or could have done, or give you advice, but instead they just listen and validate what you feel. You could have so much relief not feeling alone and having someone that you can talk to."For McKnight, she said she enjoys exercising and playing sand volleyball to help de-stress. She also leads a wellness team at her school as a way for staff and teachers to have fun and relax. McKnight said it's been critical and uplifting having a supportive and encouraging principal during this time. The Renew KC Counseling Center has a list of free tips specifically for teachers on its Facebook page.—The Rebound Kansas City is our effort is to help metro residents play a role in moving our community forward. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas to via email to rebound@kshb.com and we welcome you to join in the conversation on the Rebound KC Facebook Group.Whether you're Getting Back to Work after a layoff, need help Making Ends Meet during these trying times or need tips on Managing the Pressure we're all feeling, The Rebound has resources to find help. We'll also make sure local leaders are Doing What's Right to get Kansas City back track after a three-month shutdown.Need a job? Be sure to visit our local jobs board powered by Indeed. Police looking for missing Independence teen in Merriam https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/police-looking-for-missing-independence-teen-in-merriam Local News urn:uuid:f234e48f-8b34-6b7f-04c2-ae39b029de82 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:23:11 +0000 Merriam police are looking for a missing 14-year-old boy. Merriam police are looking for a missing 14-year-old boy.Jonathan Adair was last seen in Merriam with a friend. He was reported missing late Thursday night.Merriam police told 41 Action News that Jonathan is from Independence and was in Merriam visiting a friend.If anyone sees the missing teen, please call the Johnson County Sheriff's Office at 913-782-0720. Haunted Houses open up tonight. Expect social-distancing measures. https://www.kctv5.com/news/haunted-houses-open-up-tonight-expect-social-distancing-measures/article_753e3ef0-f9a0-11ea-a226-ab76d02ae379.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:2013baba-0ce8-b3ea-454d-d6c4ddcdf177 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:16:00 +0000 As haunted houses in the Kansas City area begin opening up Friday night, expect mask requirements and social distancing if you head to one of these spooky spots. Kansas City native named United Nations Young Leader https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/kansas-city-native-named-united-nations-young-leader Local News urn:uuid:397f2b35-75d1-5b64-4a16-d65ff75391ed Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:05:06 +0000 The United Nations named AY Young, a 29-year-old musician from Kansas City, Missouri, one of its 17 Young Global Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals. Even when AY Young is sitting down, he is buzzing. It’s like the music the 29-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri, creates sends a current through his body.His passion for music led him to compete on the X-Factor TV show, tour with Shaggy, open for T-Pain and other artists. And now that passion is putting him on the global stage.Friday, the United Nations announced Young is one of 17 “Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals.”“I just finally got that kind of validation,” Young said.Young’s path to the United Nations started years ago when he created his own way to tour the country.“I didn’t have the team, or the agent, or the backing behind me, or a donor,” Young explained. “So how can I power a concert? I started that way.”Young started storing renewable energy, from solar panels for example, in batteries. Then he used those batteries to power microphones, speakers and other equipment necessary to pull off a show. He calls it “Battery Tour.” He usually performs about 200 times a year using his batteries.In his travels, he discovered there are about 1 billion people on earth without access to electricity. So he started raising money and has donated energy-producing and energy-storing devices to 17 under-developed countries.“Everyone is an outlet for change and [when] plugged into each other, we can do anything,” he said confidently.Young showcased his Battery Tour to the UN last year. This year, the organization is giving him a two-year term as a young leader. It will throw its support behind Battery Tour and Young will collaborate with the other young leaders to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues, called sustainable development goals.“There are a lot of people who don’t have energy,” Young said. “If you get them energy, you get them internet, you can get them education.”Young is also working with utility companies to use Battery Tour as a way to create messages about energy efficiency geared toward Generation Z.He said he’s feeling excitement about becoming a Young Leader, but also feels pressure, almost a responsibility to make sure his hometown of Kansas City benefits from his new position.“I’m looking forward to engaging Kansas City,” Young said. “Stimulating this local economy further, bringing entrepreneurs together, bringing businesses together, bringing the world together so we can make some change.”Change begins by plugging one person in, and Young says he’s the guy to make it happen. Hit-and-run kills pedestrian who was walking to his car Friday morning https://www.kctv5.com/news/hit-and-run-kills-pedestrian-who-was-walking-to-his-car-friday-morning/article_c84846b6-f998-11ea-8975-0fd1611280fe.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:d1572ac3-74fc-2a66-e9d1-5e57f42b8df5 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:21:00 +0000 A man was struck and killed by a vehicle in a hit-and-run early Friday morning while walking from a bar to his car, according to the Kansas City Police Department. Man shot outside car makes 144 homicides for Kansas City https://www.kctv5.com/news/man-shot-outside-car-makes-144-homicides-for-kansas-city/article_2c9005f2-f997-11ea-a0b6-af0be284c970.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:d06898f9-a02d-e5a6-affa-aaca84e8652c Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:10:00 +0000 Police are looking for the suspect in a deadly shooting of a man outside a car overnight in Kansas City. One Tank Trips: Explore 'out of this world' artifacts at Cosmosphere https://www.kshb.com/news/one-tank-trips/one-tank-trips-explore-out-of-this-world-artifacts-at-cosmosphere Local News urn:uuid:1bc1a6a4-583a-be43-1ac7-7fc55528a141 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:00:48 +0000 The Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas, has the the second-largest collection of U.S. space artifacts in the world. By driving a few hours outside of Kansas City, you can — almost — go to space.The Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas, has the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow and a collection of U.S. space artifacts second only to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.Founder Patty Carey had a love of the stars, raising money back in the early 1960s to purchase a used dome and a star projector.Eventually, it grew in popularity throughout the community, and Carey wanted to do something bigger. She began the quest of developing an internationally recognized science education center and space museum, now called the Cosmosphere.The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Upon walking into the lobby, visitors will immediately see an SR-71 Blackbird hanging above them.Every artifact on display is either an actual flown artifact, a "flight-ready backup," an engineering model or an historically accurate replica.The Cosmosphere is a Smithsonian affiliate. All-Access Mission Pass tickets are $22.50 for adults and $15.50 for children. Tax is not included in the price of tickets. Voting twice not an option, Missouri and Kansas officials say, no matter what Trump says https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/election/article245787925.html Kansas urn:uuid:c9c970f2-cab1-409a-45b2-20a1816b000b Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:00:00 +0000 It’s illegal in all 50 states, not to mention a federal offense. Pedestrian struck and killed at 75th & Oldham after midnight https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/pedestrian-struck-and-killed-at-75th-oldham-after-midnight Local News urn:uuid:478efd0c-3ac8-1149-a2eb-695807d0a1d6 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:49:02 +0000 A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit and run accident at 75th & Oldham shortly after midnight. A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit and run accident at 75th & Oldham shortly after midnight.Police were called to the scene about 12:30 a.m. on a one vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian had just left Percy's Bar and Grill and was crossing Oldham Road to where his black GMC was parked. An unknown southbound vehicle struck the pedestrian and left the scene, continuing south on Oldham Road.The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call police. Pedestrian struck and killed at 75th Street, Oldham Road https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/pedestrian-struck-and-killed-at-75th-oldham-after-midnight Local News urn:uuid:0a4aefd8-28c0-ac42-d81f-457829cb1b83 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:49:02 +0000 A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident at 75th Street and Oldham Road shortly after midnight Friday. A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident at 75th Street and Oldham Road in Kansas City, Missouri, shortly after midnight Friday.Police were called to the scene about 12:30 a.m. on a one-vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian had just left Percy's Bar and Grill and was crossing Oldham Road to where his vehicle was parked. An unknown southbound vehicle struck the pedestrian and left the scene, continuing south on Oldham Road.The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the police. Kansas City Police on scene of city's latest homicide https://www.kshb.com/news/crime/kansas-city-police-on-scene-of-citys-latest-homicide Local News urn:uuid:94309ed6-b8ab-d143-a37d-0492dd09efc0 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:29:14 +0000 Police have Oldham Road closed in both directions for several blocks as they investigate. Kansas City Police say a person was shot and killed in the 7300 block of East 84th Street around 2 a.m.Police have Oldham Road closed in both directions for several blocks as they investigate.At this time, there's no suspect information.We have a crew on the scene gathering more details.—For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the 41 Action News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. KCPD investigating 4th homicide of the week, 144th of the year https://www.kshb.com/news/crime/kansas-city-police-on-scene-of-citys-latest-homicide Local News urn:uuid:59e24785-a10b-e00f-6ef9-734cc7b4e992 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:29:14 +0000 Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating the city's 144th homicide for the year and fourth this week. Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating the city's 144th homicide for the year and fourth this week.According to police, a resident in the 7300 block of East 84th Street called police around 2 a.m. about a suspicious car.When officers arrived, they found a man dead near the car.Police do not know if the man was shot there or somewhere else. He has no relation to the house that made the 911 call. Oldham Road was closed in both directions for several blocks while police investigated.There is no suspect information at this time.—For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the 41 Action News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane https://www.kctv5.com/news/us_world_news/rescuers-reach-people-cut-off-by-gulf-coast-hurricane/article_a146c3f2-5f0c-5fad-ab26-56ec548b40a3.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:9ea3450e-007a-123d-4250-dc3ee5343c9d Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:26:01 +0000 Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains could mean more problems for parts of south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane https://www.kctv5.com/news/us_world_news/rescuers-reach-people-cut-off-by-gulf-coast-hurricane/article_a146c3f2-5f0c-5fad-ab26-56ec548b40a3.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:4abf745a-8091-3ad4-815e-d2d532f0ac79 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:56:49 +0000 Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains could mean more problems for parts of south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Public hearing held regarding proposal to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. https://www.kctv5.com/news/local_news/public-hearing-held-regarding-proposal-to-honor-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/article_7293e496-f961-11ea-a868-07c8d90340f1.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:a9d543f4-3f24-6cbb-6cb5-01c84bcd82b7 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:45:00 +0000 Tonight, the Kansas City Parks and Recreation board had its last public hearing on a new proposal to rename parts of Volker Boulevard, Swope Parkway, and Blue Parkway to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Smoke from western wildfires affects local air quality https://www.kctv5.com/news/local_news/smoke-from-western-wildfires-affects-local-air-quality/article_822b22d0-f960-11ea-9735-f380cb538e2e.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:45da1c97-e0a9-d837-3c8e-53ba75ed2d8c Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:39:00 +0000 The smoke from the western wildfires arrived in Kansas City weeks ago, but it wasn’t until yesterday that it came down low enough to start impacting breathing. Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane https://www.kctv5.com/news/us_world_news/rescuers-reach-people-cut-off-by-gulf-coast-hurricane/article_a146c3f2-5f0c-5fad-ab26-56ec548b40a3.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:33f694b6-95ed-a0c1-a2a7-1866d648cb65 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:14:31 +0000 Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains could mean more problems for parts of south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. UMKC program helps Latino students keep moving forward https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/umkc-program-helps-latino-students-keep-moving-forward Local News urn:uuid:72a8579a-67c7-fa4b-2b63-bcd55a3eb770 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:57:57 +0000 Ivan Ramirez, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico and became the first in his family to attend college at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, now leads the school's Avanzando program, which helps Latino students find support. When the University of Missouri-Kansas City hired Ivan Ramirez at their Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, one thing really surprised him."When I came onboard, the climate survey said that Latino students didn’t feel like they belong at the university," Ramirez said.It was not an unfamiliar feeling to Ramirez, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico and became the first in his family to attend college, the very one at which he now works."Education was important for them," Ramirez said of his parents, "(but) they did not understand the process of higher ed or what I was doing in the classroom or at the university."As a student, Ramirez turned to UMKC's Avanzando program. Translated, it means "going forward" and has aimed to help the school's Latino students feel welcome and stay on track since 2011."Instead of having to lose time and energy trying to find support, that is already built in," Theresa Torres, an associate professor of Race, Ethnic and Gender Studies at UMKC, said.Two years ago, Ramirez returned to campus to lead the program. The number of students participating has quadrupled to more than 250."I heard it can get me connected with other people," one of those students, Donovan Castaneda, said, "and I know as a transfer student, it can get really hard to connect with other people."To continue the program's growth, Ramirez and Torres say they need the help from the community in the form of mentors"The more mentors that we have, the better and stronger that they will be as students," Torres said.Besides foraging opportunities, Ramirez wants to sure make their culture is celebrated with others."I do not want the students to go through the same hardships that I went (through)," Ramirez said.Anyone interested in mentoring should contact Ivan Ramirez at ramirezii@umkc.edu. Sporting KC and others looking to local manufacture to check crowds https://www.kctv5.com/coronavirus/sporting-kc-and-others-looking-to-local-manufacture-to-check-crowds/article_9ce37fcc-f245-11ea-9055-ef9167d93109.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:f03662fb-d962-96fa-c3e4-b797ea186bcc Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:55:00 +0000 A local manufacturer is developing a new niche during the coronavirus crisis. KCPD officer injured in shooting returns to Kansas City https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/kcpd-officer-injured-in-shooting-returns-to-kansas-city Local News urn:uuid:ffb521a4-e2f6-0c25-fa2c-e1d199fe9a6e Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:13:12 +0000 The Kansas City Missouri Police Department is celebrating a major milestone for an officer gravely wounded in a shooting. The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department celebrated a major milestone Thursday for an officer gravely wounded in a shooting.The officer, a third-year officer who remains unidentified in honoring the family's request for privacy, returned home Thursday and will continue his recovery at a local outpatient rehabilitation center, according to release from KCPD."We couldn't be more grateful and humbled by the well wishes and prayers that have been answered for our department, our officer and his family," the police department said in a statement.The shooting occurred about 4:30 p.m. on July 2 near East 31st Street and Van Brunt Boulevard.Officers went to check on a man walking around threatening people with a gun, according to a department news release.The suspect ran and the officers gave chase before he turned and opened fire on police, striking one officer in the head.One bullet hit an officer in the head.The shooter, later identified as 31-year-old Ky Johnson of Grandview, was shot and killed during the exchange.The wounded officer was rushed to Truman Medical Center's Level I Trauma Center by his fellow officers, where a team of doctors and nurses were able to save the officer.Dozens of officers and commanders kept watch inside and outside Truman Medical Center, while law enforcement from other cities — including Liberty, Gladstone and Riverside — took over KCPD's calls for service that day.The officer remained in critical condition for several weeks and underwent additional procedures before he was discharged July 23 to an out-of-state rehabilitation hospital.He's walking and talking on his own and getting stronger each day, police said. The officer met with his critical care staff Thursday who are amazed at his recovery, police said.His family released a statement Thursday thanking the police department, other police agencies, family, friends and many others: "Without God and everyone's support, he wouldn't be back here today. We are forever grateful to everyone who has been a part of his journey. We can't thank you enough."The officer was the second KCPD officer wounded in a shooting that day. Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane https://www.kctv5.com/news/us_world_news/rescuers-reach-people-cut-off-by-gulf-coast-hurricane/article_a146c3f2-5f0c-5fad-ab26-56ec548b40a3.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:4d44fc70-2ca1-5620-47a9-7fb7527856f8 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:29:00 +0000 Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains could mean more problems for parts of south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane https://www.kctv5.com/news/us_world_news/rescuers-reach-people-cut-off-by-gulf-coast-hurricane/article_a146c3f2-5f0c-5fad-ab26-56ec548b40a3.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:8452070b-75f5-2aa6-431f-673e2b5b51ca Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:02:29 +0000 Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains could mean more problems for parts of south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. KCPD officer who was shot in July returns to KC https://www.kctv5.com/news/local_news/kcpd-officer-who-was-shot-in-july-returns-to-kc/article_6deebaea-f94a-11ea-a4ca-7ba3268a6820.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:1dd6c1c9-f887-078a-8245-a55707b416a7 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:01:00 +0000 The KCPD officer who was shot in the head back on July 2 near 31st and Van Brunt has returned to Kansas City after receiving treatment in another state. Lawrence City Council approves penalties for crowd violators https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/lawrence-city-council-approves-penalties-for-crowd-violators Local News urn:uuid:5108f993-a2b9-5957-c46d-1956f7e56229 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:50:51 +0000 Days after pictures surfaced showing crowds of University of Kansas students attending large gatherings, the Lawrence, Kansas, City Council is taking action. Days after pictures surfaced showing crowds of University of Kansas students attending large gatherings, the Lawrence, Kansas, City Council is taking action.In a 4-1 vote Thursday night - Lawrence Mayor Jennifer Ananda cast the lone dissenting vote - the council voted to to give the police department enhanced abilities to enforce public health orders in place during the coronavirus pandemic.Under the measure, the Lawrence Police Department will partner with the University of Kansas Police Department to monitor the size of gatherings, which are currently limited to 45 people.Those in violation of the limits will be subject to a ticket.The measure is set to expire on Dec. 31, 2021.This is a developing story and will be updated. Lawrence City Commission approves nuisance ordinance after viral images of KU party https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/lawrence-city-council-approves-penalties-for-crowd-violators Local News urn:uuid:7dc33cbc-39e5-836c-f013-0e3018dbdfc7 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:50:51 +0000 Days after pictures surfaced showing crowds of University of Kansas students attending large gatherings, the Lawrence, Kansas, City Council is taking action. A few days after pictures surfaced showing crowds of University of Kansas students attending large gatherings, the Lawrence City Council took action.In a 4-1 vote Thursday night with Mayor Jennifer Ananda casting the lone dissenting vote, the council voted to to give the police department enhanced abilities to enforce public health orders in place during the coronavirus pandemic.“Clearly, the house parties that are happening are a problem,” Ananda said.They’re the images seen by thousands — dozens of partygoers at a residence just off the KU campus, crowded onto the porch and in front of it, not wearing masks or social distancing.“Obviously these house parties last weekend that were on the national news were quite a shocker,” Sally Zogry, executive director of Downtown Lawrence, said.The images caught the attention of Lawrence commissioners, who called a special meeting Thursday for the sole purpose of making "maintaining a public nuisance" a municipal offense.The statute defines maintaining a public nuisance as “knowingly causing or permitting a condition to exist which injures or endangers public health, safety or welfare,” according to the agenda item report."There were some activities that clearly violated the public health order,” Lawrence City Manager Craig Owens said. "The same health order that focuses on the number of people gathering, maintaining social distance and use of masks."The goal is to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which has spiked in Lawrence since classes resumed last month.“The goal is to not have these events,” Interim KU Police Chief Anthony Brixius said. “I don't think it's to punish anybody. It's certainly not to arrest anybody or to engage in a confrontation with a great amount of people."Discipline will apply specifically to the person who is in control of the event or residence and will be handled on a case by case basis.As early as Saturday, Lawrence police — in conjunction with KU Public Safety — will now have the authority to enforce the order through warnings, crowd dispersal, issuing citations and possibly arrests. Violators may face a misdemeanor in municipal court.Some people who the order would impact are not pleased with the idea."Did anyone reach out to the college kids to get their input on this ordinance?” Chris Flowers, who gave comment at Thursday’s meeting, said, "because, I mean, it's mainly going to be enforced on them."Lawrence City Commissioner Courtney Shipley pushed back at that notion."I do not consider this entirely focused on students," she said. "If there was a wedding or a funeral that this was happening at and I saw it and it got out of hand, I would have the same reaction."The measure will sunset Dec. 31, 2021. Local women happy to help speed up COVID-19 vaccine trials https://www.kshb.com/news/coronavirus/local-women-happy-to-help-speed-up-covid-19-vaccine-trials Local News urn:uuid:3037b12d-0a72-f1cb-c7de-a4b22e7a8491 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:29:27 +0000 The Center for Pharmaceutical Research is moving forward with trials of a DNA vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company Inovio. Several Covid-19 vaccine trials are underway in the Kansas City area.The Center for Pharmaceutical Research is moving forward with trials of a DNA vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company Inovio.Trials began in April when participants were given injections of the potential vaccine.Independence resident Ellie Lilly and her sister Heather jumped at the chance to be a part of it."I'm really just excited to get to April and know how my body responded to the vaccine," Lilly said. Lilly said she and Heather have been on the lookout for any side effects since getting the injections and say they haven't had any so far."To me, that's the first hopeful indication that things are going well," Lilly said. Dr. John Ervin, principal investigator with the Alliance for Multispecialty Research, said the second phase of the three-phase trial will start soon. It's a process that would typically take years."We can't wait years to get this one, we need to get it there quickly, the quicker the better, as long as we know that number one it's safe, number two it's effective," Ervin said. Ervin said the vaccine's effectiveness won't be completely clear until the study is complete and it's out there being released. Ervin said he sees the company moving forward as a sign that things are going well. It's something Lilly and her sister are happy to hear about, even if their efforts are only to help further the research."I really feel like it's important and it gives me a lot of hope, and I know that it gives her a lot of hope, it's exciting," Lilly said. Several area hospital have been doing trials with the Astra Zeneca vaccine. The trials are currently paused in the U.S. amid side effect concerns. A spokesperson for the University of Kansas Health System, one of the hospitals participating in the trials, said the hospital cannot comment on the trials currently since it is paused but will be able to provide an update when it resumes, which it is expected to do. Kansas City-area women happy to help speed up COVID-19 vaccine trials https://www.kshb.com/news/coronavirus/local-women-happy-to-help-speed-up-covid-19-vaccine-trials Local News urn:uuid:ccabf3f4-653f-78a0-fba1-0e4caafe3ad8 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:29:27 +0000 The Center for Pharmaceutical Research is moving forward with trials of a DNA vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company Inovio. Several Covid-19 vaccine trials are underway in the Kansas City area.The Center for Pharmaceutical Research is moving forward with trials of a DNA vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company Inovio.Trials began in April when participants were given injections of the potential vaccine.Independence resident Ellie Lilly and her sister Heather jumped at the chance to be a part of it."I'm really just excited to get to April and know how my body responded to the vaccine," Lilly said. Lilly said she and Heather have been on the lookout for any side effects since getting the injections and say they haven't had any so far."To me, that's the first hopeful indication that things are going well," Lilly said. Dr. John Ervin, principal investigator with the Alliance for Multispecialty Research, said the second phase of the three-phase trial will start soon. It's a process that would typically take years."We can't wait years to get this one, we need to get it there quickly, the quicker the better, as long as we know that number one it's safe, number two it's effective," Ervin said. Ervin said the vaccine's effectiveness won't be completely clear until the study is complete and it's out there being released. Ervin said he sees the company moving forward as a sign that things are going well. It's something Lilly and her sister are happy to hear about, even if their efforts are only to help further the research."I really feel like it's important and it gives me a lot of hope, and I know that it gives her a lot of hope, it's exciting," Lilly said. Several area hospital have been doing trials with the Astra Zeneca vaccine. The trials are currently paused in the U.S. amid side effect concerns. A spokesperson for the University of Kansas Health System, one of the hospitals participating in the trials, said the hospital cannot comment on the trials currently since it is paused but will be able to provide an update when it resumes, which it is expected to do. Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane https://www.kctv5.com/news/us_world_news/rescuers-reach-people-cut-off-by-gulf-coast-hurricane/article_a146c3f2-5f0c-5fad-ab26-56ec548b40a3.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:49e8d11e-f438-d794-be50-fe487fb88a8e Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:40:01 +0000 Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains could mean more problems for parts of south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Family seeks justice as Missouri special legislative session on violent crime ends https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/family-seeks-justice-as-missouri-special-legislative-session-on-violent-crime-ends Local News urn:uuid:91b435c7-5a0f-3c1d-4e27-e71d60547155 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:01:07 +0000 The Missouri legislature's special session ended with only two of six bills sent to Gov. Mike Parson's desk. One deals with residency requirements for the St. Louis police department, while the other bill creates a pretrial witness protection fund. The Missouri legislature's special session with the focus on violent crime ended with only two of six bills sent to Governor Mike Parson's desk. "We're very content with what we got moving. Anything we can do to help law enforcement to help victims in this state to fight violent crime is a win no matter how small or how big it is," said Gov. Mike Parson during a Wednesday news conference. One of the bills passed deals with residency requirements for the St. Louis police department, while the other bill creates a pretrial witness protection fund. Right now, there's no indication where that money is coming from. "If we had the funding for the witness protection fund, that would have made it cherry on top even without passing some of the governor’s other initiatives," said Rep. Barbara Washington. While Washington believes this was a good first step, she wanted more to happen to help prevent crime."We have a large number of our murders being committed by people who are under 30 and so we need to figure out what are we missing as a community and providing to those people," Washington said.As Kansas City nears record-breaking numbers, it troubles Washington."This isn’t who we are. Kansas City is a happy place," she said.One of the city's most recent homicide victims is 16-year-old Anthony Strassle. Family told 41 Action News he was with his dad picking up some late night food when someone fired bullets into their car. Strassle died from his injuries. "It’s terrible to know that he is never coming home to me or his grandparents or his sister. He’s not coming back," said Anthony's mom, Chrisana Strassle. "I feel numb and empty. I don’t know how to feel as a mom losing her only son."Chrisana described her son as someone who would put a smile on anyone's face as he had a sense of humor, and had the "brightest blue eyes." Now, she said she has a plea to lawmakers as the ongoing violence continues. "Get the guns off the street. They’re getting into the hands of all these kids," she said. Anyone with information about Anthony Strassle's murder is urged to call the anonymous TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.The cost of this special session is estimated over $200,000. — Trial moved for Braymer man charged in brothers' deaths https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/trial-moved-for-braymer-man-charged-in-brothers-deaths Local News urn:uuid:5a6888f1-1257-652a-6bd3-802fae3977d4 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:48:59 +0000 The trial of a Braymer man accused of killing two brothers from Wisconsin is being moved because of extensive pre-trial publicity. The trial of a Braymer man accused of killing two brothers from Wisconsin is being moved because of extensive pre-trial publicity. Online court records show that a change of venue was granted Tuesday relocating Garland Nelson's trial from Caldwell County, where the crime happened, to Johnson County, Missouri.Nelson is facing the death penalty in the deaths of 24-year-old Justin Diemel and 35-year-old Nicholas Diemel, of Shawano County, Wisconsin. The brothers disappeared in July 2019 after visiting Nelson's farm in Braymer to collect a $250,000 debt stemming from a cattle deal. Their burned remains were later found in Missouri and Nebraska. Nelson has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial. Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane https://www.kctv5.com/news/us_world_news/rescuers-reach-people-cut-off-by-gulf-coast-hurricane/article_a146c3f2-5f0c-5fad-ab26-56ec548b40a3.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:0c75169e-9b27-a146-e9b1-830f7980e36a Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:35:44 +0000 Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains could mean more problems for parts of south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department searches for aggravated robbery suspects https://www.kshb.com/news/crime/kansas-city-kansas-police-department-searches-for-aggravated-robbery-suspects Local News urn:uuid:75c94868-199e-9414-f104-7fa7754ce60e Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:07:32 +0000 The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department is asking for help tracking down two people involved in an aggravated robbery at a store on Sept. 10. The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department is asking for help tracking down two people involved in an aggravated robbery at a store on Sept. 10.KCKPD say the robbery happened on the 800 block of Kansas Avenue.Two people entered the store and lingered for a while before a male suspect pointed a gun at a store employee.He allegedly ordered the employee around at gunpoint asking for cash and property while a female suspect acted as a distraction. Eventually both suspects left the scene on foot. The male suspect was wearing a gray "Champion" hoodie, a black ball cap with orange and white lettering and black tennis shoes. The female suspect had her hair up and covered with a black "Nike" ball cap. Both of the suspects were wearing standard disposable face masks.Anyone with information is asked to call TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.—For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the 41 Action News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. US billionaires' fortunes have skyrocketed $845 billion since March https://www.kctv5.com/news/us_world_news/us-billionaires-fortunes-have-skyrocketed-845-billion-since-march/article_cbd8edf5-b8b6-5896-b757-751a4375be6f.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:1b5cb405-8b0a-330c-952a-f7ce7666e3a5 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:06:00 +0000 Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and the rest of America's billionaires saw their fortunes skyrocket over the past six months during the coronavirus pandemic — while millions of Americans are now earning less than they were before the crisis… Two Kansas high schools halt football games after one player tests positive for COVID https://www.kansas.com/news/coronavirus/article245814630.html State urn:uuid:6d9ff848-c529-d651-f7e4-b60c51de5e7d Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:05:51 +0000 Fort Scott and Independence have called off their Friday night football game after a player from their game last week tested positive for COVID-19. KCKPS working on plan for multi-sport athletes in the spring https://www.kshb.com/news/coronavirus/kckps-working-on-plan-for-multi-sport-athletes-in-the-spring Local News urn:uuid:9322bf37-6a41-73c0-aa53-06ab2cea015d Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:02:40 +0000 Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools is working on a plan to allow multi-sport student-athletes the opportunity to play in the spring. For Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools, fall sports could be played in the spring, but questions remain on what that will look like. Last week, the district's Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the Kansas State High School Activities Association's policy, which allows schools that are not playing in the fall, or cannot play, to move those sports to the spring semester. What fall sports in the spring would look like is still up in the air, according to the district's athletic director. “As far as what we’ll actually play, who we’ll play, when it will actually start, how many games, we’ll get into that as we get closer to spring," KCKPS Athletic Director Tammie Romstad said. Romstad told 41 Action News that gating criteria would be created and used to determine which low- and high-risk sports could be played and when. “We’re limited now because of the number of cases in the county per 100,000 are really high," Romstad said. Next week, Romstad said conditioning and workouts will begin for athletes who have completed a physical and COVID-19 questionnaire. “I definitely think it’s something they need. It’s definitely been very taxing on their minds to look around and see all the games going on and, of course, they’re not able to compete right now," said Camron Smith, head football coach at Washington High School. Many students in the district are multi-sport athletes. Smith told 41 Action News he encourages his players to get involved in a second sport after football season and is hopeful student-athletes can do the same this spring. “My goal as a head coach is to be very understanding of the athletes and even with the other coaches and make sure we can work together to do what’s best for the kid," Smith said. Romstad said the district is working on ways to ensure students who play several sports do not have to choose.“In this one-time, pandemic situation, I think we all, the students and especially our coaches, need to make the best of it," Romstad said. "We’re here for the kids. It’s about what the kids want and need and if we have kids that are competitive enough and want to compete in multiple sports in the spring, we need to make that happen for them." Reward established after gun shop burglarized in Overland Park https://www.kctv5.com/news/reward-established-after-gun-shop-burglarized-in-overland-park/article_0f900430-f92d-11ea-842d-8b5d47c57e8b.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:fe743f37-46e1-8fe0-977b-2a7c2fa9cddd Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:30:00 +0000 OVERLAND PARK, KS. (KCTV) --- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Overland Park Police Department are looking for assistance after someone burglarized a gun store. Clinton High School cancels football game against Pleasant Hill due to COVID-19 https://www.kshb.com/news/coronavirus/clinton-high-school-cancels-football-game-against-pleasant-hill-due-to-covid-19 Local News urn:uuid:5e1323e9-14f8-5bb2-fb37-e4338886c180 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:28:09 +0000 Clinton High School has canceled upcoming athletic events against Pleasant Hill because of COVID-19 concerns. Clinton High School has canceled upcoming athletic events against Pleasant Hill because of COVID-19 concerns.On its Facebook page, the school said it had canceled Friday’s home football game vs. Pleasant Hill and Monday’s junior varsity football game at Pleasant Hill.The school also canceled a soccer game Tuesday at Pleasant Hill and games in the Bolivar Tournament, which were scheduled for Sept. 24-26.The school did not elaborate on the reason for the cancellations, citing only coronavirus-related concerns. Kansas pauses release of data about coronavirus clusters https://www.kctv5.com/coronavirus/kansas-pauses-release-of-data-about-coronavirus-clusters/article_cec1989c-7177-5178-92d6-b15ac5568d37.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:ae9f7b23-93e4-a8ba-f66b-124fa9579cc5 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:24:45 +0000 Kansas' health department has suspended its reporting on individual businesses and locations where clusters of coronavirus cases have occurred after only a week, saying it wants to make sure the data does not include cases that aren't current. Lawrence holding special session to discuss public health order enforcement https://www.kctv5.com/coronavirus/lawrence-holding-special-session-to-discuss-public-health-order-enforcement/article_9996e902-f92b-11ea-a833-bf9291df587f.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:97f39249-59e4-7b50-cbdb-ccafcbe8a522 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:20:00 +0000 The city of Lawrence is trying to figure out what to do about college parties like the one we showed you on video earlier this week, where there was an overcrowded gathering after a football game. Senator Hawley introduces bill to increase officers’ salaries https://www.kctv5.com/news/local_news/senator-hawley-introduces-bill-to-increase-officers-salaries/article_35f3c080-f928-11ea-be80-0bb10d233308.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:e27432bd-dbee-e6ad-6730-503ef735f1d4 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:56:00 +0000 Missouri Senator Josh Hawley said it’s time to support police departments under fire. Kansas City, Missouri, police searching for runaway 12-year-old girl https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/kansas-city-missouri-police-searching-for-runaway-12-year-old-girl Local News urn:uuid:34e75920-b440-eeaf-78e0-116be3bb559a Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:49:48 +0000 The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is asking for help in the search of a 12-year-old runaway girl. The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is asking for help in the search for a 12-year-old runaway girl. Amal Abdi Mohammed was last seen Wednesday around 3 p.m. near East 25th Street and Harrison Street in Kansas City, Missouri.She was wearing a black dress and a white headscarf.Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact them. Kansas City, Missouri, police locate runaway 12-year-old girl https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/kansas-city-missouri-police-searching-for-runaway-12-year-old-girl Local News urn:uuid:5fec74bc-6511-2d15-6707-d42d32068a94 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:49:48 +0000 The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department has located a 12-year-old runaway girl. UPDATE, 6:30 p.m. | Police say Amal has been located safe.EARLIER | The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is asking for help in the search for a 12-year-old runaway girl. Amal Abdi Mohammed was last seen Wednesday around 3 p.m. near East 25th Street and Harrison Street in Kansas City, Missouri.She was wearing a black dress and a white headscarf.Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact them. Winston Groom, author of 'Forrest Gump,' dies at 77 https://www.kctv5.com/news/us_world_news/winston-groom-author-of-forrest-gump-dies-at-77/article_9a186e3a-6f80-58f0-821b-45fa82f9df6f.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:9998fdaa-e76a-7cfa-96d9-995f8e13d68d Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:49:00 +0000 Winston Groom, the man who wrote "Forrest Gump," died at the age of 77. Mexico Independence Day truck cruising event ends with deadly shooting https://www.kshb.com/news/crime/mexico-independence-day-truck-cruising-event-ends-with-deadly-shooting Local News urn:uuid:c396fabf-62fd-546b-8d1f-c225a1a57c29 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:48:57 +0000 An event to celebrate Mexican Independence Day ended with one woman dead on Tuesday night. An event to celebrate Mexican Independence Day ended with one woman dead on Wednesday night.A group called Exclusivos Truck Club hosted a cruising event that started at the Kansas City T-Bones stadium parking lot and ended near the area of 26th Street and Southwest Boulevard.41 Action News obtained video of the event.A viewer told 41 Actions News they called the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department on two separate occasions regarding illegal drag racing that happened near the area of the shooting.According to the viewer, police arrived and parked near the 2900 block of Jarboe Street but didn't stop the racing and instead waited for backup.The viewer said the crowd then grew larger and the drag racing continued after the shooting had occurred.After calling a second time, the viewer was told there was still an open call for the event.KCPD spokesman Sgt. Jacob Becchina said the department did receive several calls throughout the night and officers responded to "ensure a safe traffic flow through out the evening."The woman who died has not been identified yet.In a Facebook post, the truck club said their crew "had nothing to do with what happened."—For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the 41 Action News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Young woman killed after cruising event on SW Blvd turns deadly https://www.kshb.com/news/crime/mexico-independence-day-truck-cruising-event-ends-with-deadly-shooting Local News urn:uuid:bcc843e3-3271-5582-8f59-ecddc8f504a8 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:48:57 +0000 An event to celebrate Mexican Independence Day ended with one woman dead on Tuesday night. An event to celebrate Mexican Independence Day ended with one woman dead on Wednesday night.Friends and family say Daisy Martinez, 19, is the young woman who was shot and killed. Her car was still parked on Southwest Boulevard Thursday when her family came to the scene to try to understand what happened. Martinez's family said she never came home. "Automatically I just wanted to assume she slept in somewhere you know, she probably didn't charge her phone," Martinez's uncle, Jose Becerra, said. "I didn't want to overreact."Becerra, and the rest of her family, didn't find out until the next day she had died. "She was innocent," Becerra said. "That didn't have to happen to her."Hundreds of cars paraded from Kansas City, Kansas, to the Westside in KCMO to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. People got out of their cars to watch the others go by. Cars were turning donuts in the street. Sometime around 11 p.m., someone fired into the crowd of people. Martinez was shot not too far from her car. Another young woman was also hurt."She was definitely a go-getter," Becerra said. "She went through a lot of stuff but she was still determined to get it done, you know. She graduated, saved up money, got a first new car." Martinez was a graduate of East High School in Kansas City, Missouri.Other people who were at the event were shocked that it ended in tragedy."I seen families, car floats full of kids and families celebrating, waving flags, honking," Jesus Chavira said, who was at the event before the shooting. "So it's very sad to find out that this happened at event that was supposed to be happy like it started."Becerra called Daisy Wednesday afternoon because he hadn't talked to her in a while, but she didn't pick up. He said he wishes he could talk to her again."She done grew up, she was becoming a woman. She was already out in the world, moving around," Becerra said. Barely, you know, she just barely got out into the world. Like I said, she just got her new car. It's not fair."A group called Exclusivos Truck Club was one group that helped host the cruising event that started at the Kansas City T-Bones stadium parking lot and ended near 26th Street and Southwest Boulevard.In a Facebook post, the truck club said their crew "had nothing to do with what happened."41 Action News obtained video of the event.A viewer told 41 Actions News they called the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department on two separate occasions regarding illegal drag racing that happened near the area of the shooting.According to the viewer, police arrived and parked near the 2900 block of Jarboe Street but didn't stop the racing and instead waited for backup.The viewer said the crowd then grew larger and the drag racing continued after the shooting had occurred.After calling a second time, the viewer was told there was still an open call for the event. He said a dispatcher told him officers had other life-threatening calls to attend to. KCPD spokesman Sgt. Jacob Becchina said the department did receive several calls throughout the night and officers responded to "ensure a safe traffic flow through out the evening."Becchina went on to say, "We always follow the call prioritization spectrum in how we dispatch our officers." —For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the 41 Action News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. 19-year-old woman killed after Southwest Boulevard cruising event turns deadly https://www.kshb.com/news/crime/mexico-independence-day-truck-cruising-event-ends-with-deadly-shooting Local News urn:uuid:2c2d8eec-057a-8e02-4d42-80c5a75b61c8 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:48:57 +0000 An event to celebrate Mexican Independence Day ended with one woman dead on Tuesday night. An event to celebrate Mexican Independence Day ended with one woman dead on Wednesday night.Friends and family say Daisy Martinez, 19, was shot and killed after hundreds of cars paraded from Kansas City, Kansas, to the Westside in Kansas City, Missouri, for a cruising event on Southwest Boulevard.Martinez's car was still parked on Southwest Boulevard on Thursday when her family came to the scene to try to understand what happened. "Automatically, I just wanted to assume she slept in somewhere you know, she probably didn't charge her phone," Martinez's uncle, Jose Becerra, said. "I didn't want to overreact."Becerra and the rest of Martinez's family didn't find out until Thursday morning she been shot and killed."She was innocent," Becerra said. "That didn't have to happen to her."After the car parade, people got out of their cars to watch the others go by. Some cars were turning donuts in the street. Around 11 p.m., someone fired into the crowd of people. Martinez was shot not too far from her car. Another young woman was also hurt."She was definitely a go-getter," Becerra said. "She went through a lot of stuff but she was still determined to get it done, you know. She graduated, saved up money, got a first new car." Martinez was a graduate of East High School in Kansas City, Missouri.Other people who were at the event were shocked that it ended in tragedy."I seen families, car floats full of kids and families celebrating, waving flags, honking," Jesus Chavira said, who was at the event before the shooting. "So it's very sad to find out that this happened at event that was supposed to be happy like it started."Becerra called Daisy Wednesday afternoon because he hadn't talked to her in a while, but she didn't pick up. He said he wishes he could talk to her again."She done grew up, she was becoming a woman. She was already out in the world, moving around," Becerra said. Barely, you know, she just barely got out into the world. Like I said, she just got her new car. It's not fair."A group called Exclusivos Truck Club was one group that helped host the cruising event that started at the Kansas City T-Bones stadium parking lot and ended near 26th Street and Southwest Boulevard.In a Facebook post, the truck club said their crew "had nothing to do with what happened."41 Action News obtained video of the event.A viewer told 41 Actions News they called the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department on two separate occasions regarding illegal drag racing that happened near the area of the shooting.According to the viewer, police arrived and parked near the 2900 block of Jarboe Street but didn't stop the racing and instead waited for backup.The viewer said the crowd then grew larger and the drag racing continued after the shooting had occurred.After calling a second time, the viewer was told there was still an open call for the event. He said a dispatcher told him officers had other life-threatening calls to attend to. KCPD spokesman Sgt. Jacob Becchina said the department did receive several calls throughout the night and officers responded to "ensure a safe traffic flow through out the evening."Becchina went on to say, "We always follow the call prioritization spectrum in how we dispatch our officers." —For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the 41 Action News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Kansas pauses release of data about coronavirus clusters https://www.kctv5.com/coronavirus/kansas-pauses-release-of-data-about-coronavirus-clusters/article_cec1989c-7177-5178-92d6-b15ac5568d37.html www.kctv5.com - RSS Results in news of type article urn:uuid:13c08cef-1c78-4e02-8618-d16ddf8f1f08 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:28:06 +0000 Kansas' health department has suspended its reporting on individual businesses and locations where clusters of coronavirus cases have occurred after only a week, saying it wants to make sure the data does not include cases that aren't current.