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Talk about a new gas station causing a stir in area neighborhood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You love them when you’re out of gas, but apparently not always when it’s in your neighborhood.

“I’m not sure Southwest Trafficway is built for somebody who is reaching speeds of 45 mph to take a hard right into a gas station,” said Joseph Peaks, who lives in the neighborhood.

Many neighborhood residents are concerned about QuikTrips’ proposal to build a gas station on Southwest Trafficway between 33rd and 34th street.

“That would be my major concern, is QuikTrip tends to think more about their business and less about how people get to them, and I think that would be the concern of our neighborhood,” Peaks added.

Bomb squad and AT&T Pioneers help kids with visual impairments enjoy Easter egg hunts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Students from the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI) will be hunting for special Easter eggs on Wednesday, April 16, thanks to the AT&T Pioneers and the KCMO Bomb Squad.

The first Beeper Egg Hunt was at the beautiful Loose Park. The morning hunt is hosted annually by the AT&T Telephone Pioneers.

For more than 20 years, the Pioneers have made the Beeper Eggs by placing a battery-operated beeper inside sturdy plastic eggs.When the switch is turned on, each egg emits a high-pitched tone or “beep” so the children can track the hidden eggs.

The afternoon students and infant students/families had a Beeper Egg Hunt of their very own at CCVI, hosted by the KCMO Bomb Squad.

Past neighborhood shooting disturbance linked to highway shootings investigation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mohammed Whitaker remains behind bars Saturday at the Jackson County Detention Center. Many people have been following the headlines and keeping up with who he is or where he might have had ties, including one man who had spoken to police about something that happened at his house.

However, he didn’t realize the incident at his home had ties to the person charged in the highway shootings.

“It came from that house there, from that direction. I’m glad we weren’t in there,” said Dwight Tolbert

Tolbert pointed out a bullet hole in the back of his home in the 9000 block of Belmont that led to a bathroom. Police say the bullet made its way from the general direction of a house in the 9000 block of Beacon.

Tolbert said he and his wife were watching TV last October when they heard a crash.

“She started looking around and she found the bullet laying on the floor by the stool,” Tolbert said.

Man killed, child seriously injured by gunfire at KC gas station

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police arrived to a gas station in the 4500 block of Cleveland on Friday night and found a 34-year-old black male dead and his 10-year-old son seriously injured from a shooting. The deceased victim has been identified at Ka’Vyea Curry, who formerly went by the name Charles Washington, and family has identified the injured 10-year-old as Ka’Vyea Tyson.

Family provided this photo of 10-year-old Ka'Vyea Tyson, who was seriously injured in a shooting on Friday, April 18.

Family provided this photo of 10-year-old Ka’Vyea Tyson, who was seriously injured in a shooting on Friday, April 18.

Royals blank Twins 5-0 to win fourth consecutive game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Vargas pitched seven shutdown innings, Mike Moustakas cracked a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals romped to a 5-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

Alcides Escobar had three hits and Omar Infante also drove in two runs for the Royals, who followed up a sweep at the hands of Minnesota last weekend by sweeping Houston and then taking the first of their three-game set against the Twins this weekend.

Ricky Nolasco (1-2) gave up five runs on 11 hits in 5 2-3 innings for the Twins.

Vargas (2-0), who signed a $32 million, four-year deal in the offseason, allowed seven hits while striking out four in another dazzling start. The crafty left-hander lowered his ERA to 1.24 while going at least seven innings in each of his four outings this season.

Former roommate says suspected shooter looks much different than he remembers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As Robert West flipped though photo albums, he remembered the good times when West said his friend and former roommate, Mohammed Whitaker, looked happy.

“To me, you know, I’m his family, the closest thing he has here,” West said.

The smiling picture, West said, is a far cry from the look he saw on Whitaker’s face as police arrested him Thursday night outside his home.

“To me he looked, I don’t know, looked bewildered. I don’t know what to say, he just did not look like the Mohammed I know. He looked differed. He looked odd,” said West.

What’s even more odd according to West is that the man who he lived with for the past year, and someone he loved like a nephew, is now charged as the shooter causing terror in “The Triangle.”

For fans driving to Kauffman, suspected highway shooter’s arrest a relief

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals are back home Friday night for just the second time this season. It is the first game since the news the highway shootings became public and just 24 hours after an arrest was made.

Many fans travel through “The Triangle” where most of the shootings happened, others came through downtown Kansas City where at least one was reported, but fans FOX 4 talked to Friday night had no worries since the suspect arrested Thursday night

Beautiful weather brought fans out early. Many showed up to tailgate before the game against the Twins and while baseball was at the forefront, some fans were well aware of what’s been going on.

“Even though I don’t drive to the triangle on a daily basis, I still thought about the highway shooter out there,” said fan Samantha Morris.

Morris and her friends watched the news Thursday night and felt better about driving to the game.