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Partly Cloudy
Monday 20%
High 74° / Low 59°
Partly Cloudy
Skies clearing overnight. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.
Clear
Tuesday 10%
High 83° / Low 73°
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 83F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 40%
High 90° / Low 74°
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Windy...scattered thunderstorms in the morning, with partly cloudy skies late. High around 90F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Thunderstorm
Thursday 90%
High 87° / Low 72°
Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. Potential for severe thunderstorms. High 87F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 30%
High 85° / Low 67°
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Isolated thunderstorms in the morning. Skies will become partly cloudy later in the day. High near 85F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Clear
Saturday 10%
High 89° / Low 67°
Clear
Sunny. High 89F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 20%
High 87° / Low 70°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 87F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

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FOX4’s strange coverage of Raytown EMS

A Raytown Ambulance responded to a 911 call from Shear Precision in 3 minutes.  A customer was having a stroke.  She was taken to a local hospital and is recovering.  The doctors at the hospital that if it had taken longer to get her to them, she would have died. This part does not seem to be disputed by anyone.

What is in dispute is the whether the lady having a stroke was treated in a professional manner by the responding EMS providers. She claims the paramedics insisted she walk to the ambulance, but later complains about being thrown onto the bed (cot) and jerked around while being carried.

When Raytown Online asked several employees from Shear Precision and neighboring businesses, they responded that the paramedics unloaded a cot and she was transported to the ambulance on it. A neighboring business owner stated to Raytown Online that  he watched the whole event and that the paramedics were fast and professional and took 6 minutes to evaluate the situation, load the patient and leave.



The lady’s story is inconsistent, but she was recalling events that happened while having a stroke, so there is a very good chance that she is recounting what she thinks happened.

Being startled and uttering the word sh** is not the same as cussing at someone or cussing them out. It may not be perfect behavior, but it is understandable behavior and does not warrant all this indignation.

What seems strange is FOX4’s spin on this story. They gave very limited coverage to the EMS point of view.  Mr. Cushman stated that he was interviewed for 45 minutes by FOX4, yet only one sentence appears from him in the article and nothing from the paramedics, firefighters, or the neighboring business owner, whose account to Raytown Online seems to confirm Mr. Cushman’s account.  FOX4 did not point out the inconsistencies in the woman’s story (from the video that they have since removed from their site), and they added the words “at her” to her videotaped assertion that the paramedic uttered a curse word. If they wanted to be accurate they would have stopped at cursed, or said he cursed in her presence, but by adding those two little words “at her” they spin it so that it sounds like the paramedic cussed the patient out.

Is this fair and balanced or is this sloppy sensationalism? You be the judge.


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