Monday, April 28, 2008

Precious Pendant Stolen

When I pitched this story today, one of my bosses kind of yawned. It's a burglary, who cares? The thing is my parents house was broken into about a year ago now, and all of my mother's jewelry was stolen. Most of it was actually HER mother's jewelry. None of it was expensive, none of it was valuable, but it was all invaluable to her. Some of the items stolen were my mom's jewelry that I remembered playing dress up with when I was a little kid. The sense of violation when someone steals something from you is incredible. But then to have the stolen items be something so personal....

Let's just say that I could relate to this Lee's Summit couple who had 10-thousand dollars worth of jewelry stolen from their home. But there's only one thing they really want back:


Thursday, April 24, 2008

National Convention is in KC...

You probably don't know it, but there's a national political convention here in Kansas City this week. It's for the Constitution Party, who are preparing to pick their presidential nominee. And if you don't know a lot about the party... perhaps you should.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Preschool Suddenly Shut Down

Parents learned today that their preschool was closing down. They went to the church, where the school is housed, and tried to get answers from the church staff. The church staff called the police. I was there for the whole thing.

(This is the text version; click on the video to watch the story.)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bullet Parts Stolen from the Army

Some guys find out the hard way that it's a bad idea to steal from the army. They now face 30 years in federal prison, charged with "sabotage of war materials." They're accused of stealing copper parts from an ammunition plant, parts used to make bullets. It wasn't an anti-war statement. They allegedly sold the copper for salvage and got more than 45-thousand bucks for their trouble.

I actually drove to Moberly, MO for this story. It's about 2 hours 20 minutes one way drive. Yeah, Rachel and I were sick of being in the car by the end of the day today.

CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY (click on the video to watch my story)

It's a Tuesday two-fer

Basic rule of TV is that kids and PUPPIES make great TV. This story is about 25 dogs that faced death and lived to tell about it.

And the other story I did today:

A family lost every single thing they own in just 30 seconds.
I can't imagine what heartless person would steal someone's baby pictures.