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Father of 8 dies in fiery Lee's Summit crash

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Father of 8 dies in fiery Lee's Summit crash
Father of 8 dies in fiery Lee's Summit crash
Suspected drunk-driver goes wrong way on 50 Hwy

CORONAVIRUS TAB AT THETOP OF THE PAGE.NEW TONIGHT --A DEADLY DRUNK DRIVINGCRASH LEAVES ONEWOMAN WONDERING WHYTHE SUSPECT WAS EVENALLOWED TO GET IN HISCAR AND LEAVE THE BAR.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER ANDRESGUTIERREZ DID SOMEDIGGING INTO THIS CASE --TALKING WITH HER ANDTHOSE WHO WITNESSEDTHE DRIVER GOING THEWRONG WAY.Kieanna Brooks/Victim's PartnerI'm angry, I'm hurt everydaybecause I'll never hear hisvoice again.

I'll never see himagain.IT'S ANGUISH KIEANNABROOKS SAYS SHE FEELSAFTER LOSING HERALMOST FIANC0, KEVINDANIELS, IN A FIERY CRASHWHEN A SUSPECTEDDRUNK-DRIVER SLAMMEDINTO HIM.Kieanna Brooks/Victim's Partnerhe took my future.

He took myson's future he took Kevin'sother kids futures like he tookall of our future with him.THE NIGHT OF MARCHSIXTH DANIELS WASHEADING TO ACOWORKER'S BIRTHDAYDINNER GOING WEST ONHIGHWAY 50.AT THE SAME TIME PEOPLEWERE CALLING 911 ABOUTANOTHER DRIVER GOINGTHE WRONG WAY.Dipatcher: Traffic Violator BlueParkway and Nolan unknownvehicle possibly an SUV ortruck.

Eastbound in thewestbound lane.Bryan Ladd/Witness/So i started flashing my lightrepeatedly to try and get hisattention.

My wife startedtrying to call 911 and shecouldn't get ahold of them.Bryan Ladd/Witness/I watched in the mirror as hewent by, you know, with thehopes that he would actuallyjust go ahead and turn aroundor pull over to the side of theroad.

And I didn't see onesingle brake light, not onebrake light and he just went upover the curve.POLICE SAY 34-YEAR-OJOSEPH COOK COLLIDEDHEAD-ON WITH DANIELS.Amie Ladd/WitnessI don't believe either of themen knew what hit themAmie Ladd/Witness/there was a hill and neitherone of them would have seeneach otherCHARGING DOCUMENTSSTATE COOK TOLD FIRSTRESPONDERS IN HISSLURRED SPEECH HE WASCOMING FROM A BAR.PROSECUTOR SAY COOK'SBLOOD ALCOHOL LEVELWAS POINT-261.

MORETHAN THREE TIMES THELEGAL LIMIT.Kieanna Brooks/Victim's Partner/Somebody at that bar seenhim know how drunk he was.And why didn't they stop him?COOK IS OUT ON BONDMEANWHILE DANIELSEIGHT CHILDREN GRIEVEEVERY DAY.Kieanna Brooks/Victim's Partner/my son is asking for hdaddy, and my son is talkingto the sky just to talk to hisdaddy.

But this other family,they get to talk to him, theyget to hug him, they get to talkto him they get to do all ofthis.

And it's not fair.IN LEE'S SUMMIT.

ANDRESGUTIERREZ.

41 ACTIONNEWS.A GRIEVING OVERLANDPARK WIDOWER ISFIGHTING TO KEEP HISWIFE'S BELOVED SERVICEDOG -- TOOTSIE.IT'S A LEGAL BATTLE --THAT COMES JUSTMONTHS AFTER HIS WIFEDIED FROM CANCER.TOMORROW NIGHT AT 10 --I-TEAM REPORTER CATREID TAKES US INSIDE THECOURT BATTLEAS THEMAN FIGHTS TO BRINGTOOTSIE HOME -- AND WHYHE SAYS -- THIS WAS HISWIFE'S DYING WISH.THAT STORY ISTOMORROW NIGHT AT 10.THE WIND CAME ASADVERTISED.

THE WINDSHAVE GUSTED TO AROUND55 MPH AND IT WILL ONLYCALM DOWN A BITTONIGHT.

THERE IS ACHANE ON THE WAY.

ACOLD FRONT ISAPPROACHING FROM THENORTH AND IT WILL DROP25 DEGREES TUESDAY.THE WIND CAME ASADVERTISED.

THE WINDSHAVE GUSTED TO AROUND55 MPH AND IT WILL ONLYCALM DOWN A BITTONIGHT.

THERE IS ACHANE ON THE WAY.

ACOLD FRONT ISAPPROACHING FROM THENORTH AND IT WILL DROP25 DEGREES TUESDAY.YOUR FORECAST ISCOMING UP.A MUCH-NEEDED BOOSTCOMING FOR TWOBUSINESSES ON THE EASTSIDE.THAT BOOST COMINGFROM THE GROUP "GIFT:GENERATING INCOME FORTOMORROW."THEY HELP BUILD UPBLACK-OWNEDBUSINESSES IN THE AREA.OPHELIA'S BLUE VINE -- ANURBAN FARM -- AND BLACKHAWK SECURITY ANDNEIGHBORHOOD WATCH --EACH GETTING 25-THOUSAND-DOLLARGRANTS FROM "GIFT.""Not only are we creating jobsandhelping these businesses grow sowe can close the racial wealthgap,but we're having huge impact onsocial factors that also keepcommunities of colorsuppressed."AND "GIFT" IS LOOKING TODO MORE FOR LOCALBUSINESSES -- SO THEY'RELAUNCHING AFUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNTO GIVE FIVE MOREBUSINESSES 5-THOUSANDDOLLAR GRANTS.TO DONATE -- TEXT "GOT-5" TO 4-4-3-2-1.AND IN KANSAS --LAWMAKERS ARECONSIDERING SOMEFINANCIAL COMPENSATIONFOR BUSINESSES HURT BYPANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS.THE PROPOSAL WOULDREQUIRE STATE, COUNTYAND LOCAL GOVERNMENTSTO PAY CLAIMS FROMIMPACTED BUSINESSES.FEDERAL FUNDS WOULDSUPPORT THE PROGRAM.IF PASSED -- IT WOULDMAKE HUNDREDS OFMILLIONS OF DOLLARSAVAILABLE TO KANSASBUSINESSES.A PROPOSAL TO LEGALIZEMEDICAL MARIJUANA GETSINITIAL APPROVAL INKANSAS.WHAT MOTIVATED SOMEREPUBLICAN LAWMAKERSTO SUPPORT IT ANDWHAT'S NEXT FOR THEBILL...PLUS -- ADVICE FROMTRAVEL EXPERTS IFYOU'RE DETERMINED TOTAKE THAT SUMMERVACATION THIS YEAR.NEW TOMORROWMORNING...COVID-NINETEEN -CHANGING HOWBUSINESSES OPERATE INTHE FUTURE.THE I-TEAM LOOKS AT THESURPRISING NUMBER OFLOCAL BUSINESSESKEEPING EMPLOYEES ATHOME FOR THE LONGHAUL.TOMORROW STARTING AT4:30 - ON 41 ACTION NEWS.THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATEDTRIAL AGAINST KYLR YUST-- JUST DAYS AWAY -- WITHJURY SELECTIONSTARTING TODAY.YUST IS THE MANACCUSED OF KILLING TWOWOMEN - NEARLY TENYEARS APART.KARA KOPETSKY..

YUST'SEX-GIRLFRIEND... WASLAST SEEN ALIVE IN 2007.AND..

ACCORDING TOWITNESSES... JESSICARUNIONS WAS LAST SEENLEAVING A PARTY WITHYUST IN 20-16.THEIR BODIES WERE BOTHFOUND BY A MUSHROOMHUNTER IN A WOODEDAREA IN 2017.TODAY..

THE CASEFINALLY MOVED FORWARDWITH JURY SELECTION.ATTORNEYS FROM THEPROSECUTION ANDDEFENSE QUESTIONEDPROSPECTIVE JURORS INTHE ST.

LOUIS AREA.TOMORROW IS SET TOLOOK JUST LIKE TODAY --BUT WITH A DIFFERENTGROUP OF ABOUT 50POTENTIAL JURORS.ONCE THE JURY ISSELECTED, THE TRIAL WILLSHIFT BACK TO CASSCOUNTY.OPENING STATEMENTSARE SCHEDULED TO BEGINA WEEK FROM TODAY.41 ACTION NEWS ISDEDICATED TO PROVIDINGEXTENSIVE COVERAGE OFTHIS STORY.FOR EVEN MORE IN-DEPTHCOVERAGE - INCLUDING ATIMELINE OF EVENTS -HEAD TO K-S-H-B DOT COMSLASH KYLR YUST.THAT'S ALSO WHEREYOU'LL FIND OUR YUSTTRIAL PODCAST -COVERING EVERYTHINGTHAT'S LED UP TO THISTRIAL.ALSO TODAY --THE FIRST DAY OF THEDEREK CHAUVIN TRIALTHE FORMER POLICEOFFICER IS CHARGED WITHMURDER IN THE DEATH OFGEORGE FLOYD DURINGAN ARREST IN MINNESOTALAST YEAR.FLOYD'S DEATH SPARKEDPROTESTS NATIONWIDEAND HERE IN KANSAS CITYLAST MAY.IN THEIR OPENINGSTATEMENTS --PROSECUTORS TOLD ANDSHOWED JURORSEVIDENCE -- CLAIMING THEUSE OF FORCE WASEXCESSIVE.THE DEFENSE -- SAYINGOTHER ISSUES LED TOFLOYD'S DEATH --STRESSING THE OFFICERDID WAS HE WAS TRAINEDTO DO.TOMORROW THEPROSECUTION WILL CALLBACK A BYSTANDER WHOBEGAN TESTIFYING AT THEEND OF THE DAY TODAY.MORE WITNESSES AREEXPECTED TO BE CALLEDAFTER THAT.MEDICAL MARIJUANALEGISLATION ISADVANCING IN KANSASAFTER WEEKS OFDELIBERATIONS.SOME REPUBLICANLAWMAKERS SAY THEY'RENOW ON BOARD WITH THEPROPOSAL TO ISSUEMEDICAL MARIJUANA I-DCARD AND SET UP ALICENSING PROCESS FORGROWERS ANDDISPENSARIES.THE CHANGE SPURREDBY CONSTITUENTSUPPORT ANDRECOGNIZING THATNEIGHBORING STATES --MISSOURI AND OKLAHOMA-- HAVE ALREADYLEGALIZED THE PROCESS.THE APPROVAL INCOMMITTEE TODAY SENDSTHE BILL TO THE FULLHOUSE FOR ANOTHERVOTE.CONCERN ABOUT APOTENTIAL SURGE OFCOVID-19 CASES IS NOTSTOPPING SOME FROMTRAVELLING AS THEWEATHER WARMS UP.WITH TICKET SALES NOWAT 90 PERCENT OF PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS --AMERICAN AIRLINES ISPULLING ITS IDLE PLANESOUT OF STORAGE.AGENTS AT SHELTONTRAVEL SERVICES SAYPEOPLE ARE BOOKINGMORE DOMESTIC TRIPSTHIS SUMMER.IF YOU ARE THINKING OFTHAT SUMMER GETAWAY --THEY SAY YOU SHOULDBOOK THE TRIP NOW --AND BUY TRAVELINSURANCE.Mark Ebbitts, President ofSheltonTravel Service, Inc."Lets say you get COVID twoweeksbefore you go and you didn'ttake theshot and now you are sick andyoucan't go, so you want to havethatcredit to reuse at a futuretime."AND GARY -- THEWEATHER LATER THISWEEK WILL HAVE USFEELING LIKE SUMMERCAME EARLY.CERTAINLY ANIMPROVEMENT FROM THEWINDY WEATHER WE'RESTARTING OFF WITH --RIGHT GARY?THIS WILL BE A DRY COLDFRONT MOVIN THROUGHKC, BUT ONCE IT GETSSOUTHEAST OF KCTHUNDERSTORMS WILLBEGIN FORMING.

THESOUTHEASTERN UNITEDSTATES IS GOING TO HAVEANOTHER SEVEREWEATHER RISK.

THEN, AFREEZE IS LIKELYTHURSDAY AND IT MAY BEA HARD FREEZE.TEMPERATURES WILL BEDROPPING TO 28 DEGREESIN THE AREA.

A HARDFREEZE IS CONSIDEREDAROUND 28 DEGREES ORCOLDER.

ONLY THE VERYTENDER VEGETATION ISSENSITIVE TO THIS, SOMOST OF THE FLOWERSWILL BE FINE!

AFTER THATCOLD SPELL, IT WILL WARMUP AND 70S ARE LIKELYTHIS WEEKEND.

HERE ISTHE WIND CAME ASADVERTISED.

THE WINDSHAVE GUSTED TO AROUND55 MPH AND IT WILL ONLYCALM DOWN A BITTONIGHT.

THERE IS ACHANE ON THE WAY.

ACOLD FRONT ISAPPROACHING FROM THENORTH AND IT WILL DROP25 DEGREES TUESDAY.THIS WEEKEND.

HERE ISYOUR FORECAST

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