Tom Dempsey, 41 Action News

Tom Dempsey

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Kansas City, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Tom:

Nearby shooting leads to lockdown at Legends Outlets on Tuesday

A shooting near the Legends Outlets on Tuesday led to a lockdown at the popular shopping area, forcing customers and staff to wait inside locked stores as police responded to the incident. → Read More

Lee's Summit voters pass $20 million public safety upgrades

Lee’s Summit voters Tuesday overwhelmingly signed off on a nearly $20 million package to upgrade infrastructure for multiple public safety agencies. → Read More

Power surges in KCMO neighborhood lead to frustration with KCP&L

A series of electrical surges led to thousands of dollars in damage over the weekend. → Read More

Despite rain, thousands celebrate Fourth of July at KC RiverFest

Despite gray skies and occasional drizzling, tens of thousands of spectators took in the Fourth of July festivities at Berkley Riverfront for the 14th annual KC RiverFest. → Read More

Neighbors voice concerns about Leavenworth County sand quarry proposal

Two weeks before Leavenworth County Planning and Zoning leaders could vote on a controversial sand quarry project, neighbors continued to raise concerns about potential issues that could arise from the plan. → Read More

Sand quarry proposal brings concerns for De Soto golf course

A proposal to build a 224-acre sand quarry continues to bring concerns to a nearby golf club that says construction and mining at the site could drive away golfers and ruin the experience of playing the sport at the course. → Read More

75th D-Day Anniversary: Metro WWII veteran looks back on mission

On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a metro soldier who served in the experience said the mission offered a special lesson. → Read More

Nelson-Atkins art exhibit to close nearby road for next three weeks

Rockhill Road will be blocked off to traffic for three weeks starting on Wednesday as an outdoor art exhibit enters a new phase. “Walking Wall”, which was designed by artist Andy Goldsworthy, is currently on display across the street from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. → Read More

Missouri spending $5 million to increase internet service

More help will be coming to rural areas of Missouri dealing with slow broadband internet after state leaders finalized a budget allocating millions of dollars to the issue. → Read More

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday leads to flooding concerns around metro

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday led to concerns over possible flooding as areas around the metro made special preparations to deal with rising water levels. In Leawood, a fire department rescue boat was on standby and barriers were being put near roads prone to flooding. → Read More

Hundreds gather to remember life and legacy of Kansas City icon Henry Bloch

Around 1,000 people gathered inside the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Monday to honor Kansas City icon, business innovator and philanthropist Henry Bloch. → Read More

Bridge replacement in Liberty impacting local businesses

A bridge replacement project taking place in Liberty could bring big changes for local businesses, with a nearby coffee shop saying the roadwork was likely to blame for a 20% recent drop in customers. The project is expected to take around a year and a half and lead to several detours for drivers. → Read More

Video slot machine proposal brings support, criticism around Missouri

A proposed bill in Missouri could lead to more video slot machines inside businesses and has supporters claiming the plan could generate at least $100 million in its first year. → Read More

Notre Dame Cathedral fire brings discussions, lessons to metro classrooms

Following the fire and heartbreaking damage at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, a French class at Bonner Springs High School dedicated time on Tuesday to learning more about the landmark and discussing the impact of this week’s destruction. → Read More

Missouri veteran opens military library to honor lives lost in Holocaust

With the help of a family who experienced a Holocaust tragedy, a 95-year-old Missouri veteran has opened a special library at the Missouri Veterans Home in hopes it will help teach future generations about World War II. → Read More

Beer money: New Kansas law means more competition for your business

A new law went into effect across Kansas on Monday allowing supermarkets and convenience stores to sell beer up to 6 percent alcohol by volume. With the new law now in place, customers can expect greater competition for their business. → Read More

Kansas City metro groups step up to help others impacted by flooding

With parts of the Midwest dealing with flooding along the Missouri River, some groups in the Kansas City metro are stepping up to help people in need. → Read More

Mike Pompeo makes speech in Overland Park as rumors circulate about his political future

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on Monday in Overland Park, Kansas, during a Global Entrepreneurship Summit event as rumors continue to circulate about his political future. → Read More

Former American Airlines pilot offers insight on Boeing 737 Max 8 jets

Following the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 jets across the country on Wednesday, a former American Airlines pilot shared insight about the plane now at the center of two separate crash investigations. → Read More

Rain this week will lead to rising water levels in parts of Kansas City metro

Following a busy winter and ahead of heavy rain forecast for this week, crews monitored metro rivers on Tuesday with rising waters expected over the next few days. → Read More