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Kansas City community invited to interfaith service at Jewish Comm. Ctr. to honor victims

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — People of all faiths are invited to come together to mourn and honor the victims of Sunday’s deadly shootings outside the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom.

serviceThe Interfaith Service of Unity and Hope is at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 17 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 West 115th Street, inside the Lewis and Shirley White Theatre.

The service is expected to last 45 minutes. All are invited. In the public invitation, the service was described as a time for clergy to lead us in prayers of solace, healing and hope.

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Joe;s Weather Blog: Severe Weather And Snow

Well this is another one of the rapid transition periods for western MO and eastern KS. So get ready to go from A/C weather to furnace weather…that poor unit won’t know what’s hitting it :(

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KCMO Police Chief: 12 ‘highway shootings’ now linked, says ‘Tips will solve this’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Mo., Police Chief Darryl Forte said Friday that investigators have connected 12 of the approximately 20 highway shootings.

While he would not reveal what the common link is nor which of the shootings have been linked, he did say that one of the previously shootings has been eliminated.

It is the incident that happened on April 5, which started on  I-49/US Highway 71 in the area of Red Bridge Road and ended on I-435 and Bannister Road. This incident has been attributed to road rage. The victim stated that a car cut him off on the highway, and the occupants began waving their middle fingers at him, showed a gun and fired one shot.

Chief Forte said as the investigation continues, the time frame of shootings has expanded.

Missouri leaders want to work to bring Super Bowl to KC

— A task force would be charged with trying to bring the Super Bowl to Kansas City under a resolution passed by the Missouri Senate.

The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to send the measure to the House. If adopted there, the state Department of Economic Development would be asked to form a group to “examine what measures need to be taken” for Kansas City to host the game.

Resolution sponsor Sen. Paul LeVota, of Independence, says Arrowhead Stadium’s $350 million renovation in 2010 would help make it an attractive venue.

The most recent Super Bowl was played in an outdoor stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The 2015 game will be played in Phoenix.

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Kansas City police investigate 13 highway shootings, some connected

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Kansas City, Mo., police confirmed Tuesday that they’ve determined some of the 13 highway shootings reported in the past month are connected.

They did not identify how many of the 13 were linked or how the connection was made.

One of the shootings happened in Leawood, Kan., and Leawood authorities told FOX 4 on Tuesday that they turned over their ballistics finding to Kansas City, Mo. investigators. Leawood said all questions about the investigation would have to be answered by Kansas City police.

“What they determined over the weekend was they’ve located 13 different incidents where vehicles have been struck by bullets on the highways,” Kansas City Police Captain Tye Grant said on Monday..

Police said they believe the shots are coming from inside a car or cars. When asked by reporters, police were quick to state they do not believe a sniper is targeting drivers.

Joe’s Weather Blog: Severe Risk Dropping For KC Area

Never did like this set-up and the clouds with late AM clearing certainly didn’t increase my thoughts about what may happen today. Radar is telling a story. More on that in the discussion part of the blog after the forecast.

Rest of this afternoon: The surface low is right on top of the area and moving towards the ENE…when it is on the MO side, the rain chances in KC are leaving. So really if nothing happens for you and IF you live in the KC area by 4PM…odds are you won’t get anything at all…which is not surprising to me/us.

Tonight: Falling evening temperatures back to the lower 50s. It’s 53° in Topeka at 2PM. It won’t take long to drop…Winds pick up out of the NW overnight allowing more chilly air to spread into the area…lows by daybreak near 35°

Blue Springs in-home daycare closed after owner found to be operating illegally

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – A metro home daycare previously investigated and shut down by the state was found to still be open and operating illegally. It’s a FOX 4 follow-up to an investigation we brought you several years ago.

The Care-A-Lot Daycare has a file full of complaints and this case has now made its way into the hands of the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. The state department that oversees daycare licensing says Cheryl Maher was operating an illegal child care facility in her home.

Sidewalk chalk, colorful kids chairs, and bags of trash sat outside the front-lower level entrance of the in-home daycare in Blue Springs. In the backyard, a disassembled jungle gym and a half-dozen toy cars were scattered.