From the Pitch: Michael D. Givens was stabbed during a fight in the parking lot of a Raytown McDonald's on November 18. Six days later -- on the night before Thanksgiving -- the 19-year-old died from his wounds.
On the night of the stabbing, Raytown police took a Kansas City man into custody at the scene of the fight. However, the man was released, and no charges have been filed in the case.
A commenter on the Star website reports they know who killled Givens, allegedly a drug dealer out partying it up afterwards. One must presume Raytown doesn't have a case good enough to prosecute. Guess there's no CSI Raytown? And most media is satisfied to just use the police statement.
Posted on November 29, 2010
I watched channel 9s team coverage of this fire and it was just crap.
Just constant speculation with no facts. They kept going back and forth between the reporters saying the same thing OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
Sample line- " It looks like they putting water on the flames here Larry."
"That wind sure is strong Larry."
"It looks like a fire from here Larry."
"Still burning Larry."
I know it's relentless.
Yep Larry its still burning. Let's go to Peggy. Yep It's still burning.
This is bad. Thank God at least one station is not contributing to this worthless type of overkill coverage.
Just wait until tomorrow when you have to watch KMBC's fire promo....
First on the scene.
First with team coverage
First to report the fire was contained
TV news is terrible and this is a wonderful example of why.
Let's teach them a lesson and all turn to which ever station is NOT covering the fire.
Is KMBC SO OBSESSED about being first that they're cutting into national news programming so that tomorrow or the next day or the next week they can air yet ANOTHER PROMO about how they were first and only? I can recite it for you right now:
"KMBC 9 News continues to prove why we're Kansas City's most trusted and number one source for news! A massive fire at a historic Overland Park golf club and ONLY KMBC gave you continuous updates and live reports of the fire. *cut to a few pieces of the talent speaking lines that actually make it seem worse than it really is* So when news breaks, REMEMBER, KMBC 9 News in Kansas City's MOST TRUSTED SOURCE! KMBC 9 News, giving you Coverage You Can Count On!"