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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Issued:
8:13 PM CDT on August 16, 2018
Expires:
11:00 PM CDT on August 16, 2018
Thunderstorm
Thursday 90%
High 92° / Low 70°
Thunderstorm
Showers and thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the low 70s.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 20%
High 88° / Low 70°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Saturday 10%
High 90° / Low 72°
Clear
Mostly sunny. High near 90F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 60%
High 84° / Low 70°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms developing during the afternoon. High 84F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 60%
High 81° / Low 65°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 81F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Clear
Tuesday 10%
High 81° / Low 61°
Clear
Generally sunny. High 81F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Wednesday 10%
High 83° / Low 61°
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 83F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

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Raytown Board of Aldermen attempt to change rules on Fireworks

On Tuesday June 19th the Raytown Board of Aldermen attempted to change the laws governing the use of fireworks in Raytown. The reason I use the word attempted is that they actually failed to vote on the ordinance.  The actual voting was on an amendment to the ordinance. The video clearly shows that the actual ordinance was not voted on.

The proposed changes would allow for shooting off fireworks for 4 days instead of 1, allow the use of Roman Candles, and strike the section requiring adult supervision of minors under the age of 16.  It also allows for the shooting of fireworks on New Years Eve.

There was also an interesting discussion between Alderman Black and Chief Lynch concerning the Police Dept. requesting to be paid by Parks and Rec. to patrol the park for people setting off fireworks (which is illegal in Raytown). Chief Lynch cited force reduction due to budget cuts as a reason more attention cannot be given to patrolling Parks. Alderman Black attempted to bring up that this was the same policy that existed before the budget cuts, but did not get far on this point.

Raytown Online has no immediate knowledge about past actions concerning the parks on the 4th of July, but does know that the Raytown Police Dept. has ask for overtime payment from the parks to patrol Super Splash and the Summer Music and Arts festival in the past.

There are more details on this subject on the Raytown Report, click HERE  The video below is the complete portion sourced from the city’s website.

Police Warn Of Skimmers Found At Gas Pumps

 

On Monday June 4th at approximately 8:28 AM police were sent to the Conoco gas station at 8100 Westridge for a Fraud. When officers arrived, it was reported that a credit card skimmer device had been located inside one of the gas pumps.

Four hours later, police received a call to Raytown Petroleum gas station at 5304 Raytown Road where another credit card skimmer device had been located inside a gas pump. Both skimmers were removed.

It is unclear if the two incidents are connected. It is unknown how long the devices have been inside the pumps. It is unknown if any information captured by the devices were accessed before they were discovered. Both devices were inside the pumps, so they were not visible to customers. There is no suspect information at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

Raytown Police are contacting all Raytown gas stations to advise them of the discovery of the skimmers, so that they may inspect their pumps. The Missouri Department of Agriculture, who regularly inspects gas pumps in the State of Missouri, was also advised of the discoveries. Raytown Police ask anyone that may have used their credit card at either gas station to monitor their transactions and accounts for any unusual activity.

Consumers may protect themselves from skimmers by:

Checking for external skimmers- External skimmers fit over the outside of the card reader and steal the credit card information as the card is being slid into the slot. They may look slightly different than the other card readers (color, texture, etc.). Often they will feel loose when you try to wiggle them and may even come off in your hand.

Checking for evidence of tampering (to install an internal skimmer)- Look for broken or missing tamper tape on access panels. Look for evidence of forced entry into an access panel, which could include pry marks, scratches, or broken locks.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).