Tom Dempsey, 41 Action News

Tom Dempsey

41 Action News

Kansas City, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Tom:

Blue Springs mayor reacts to Haldex plant closure

Following the announcement from Haldex that a plant will be closing and over 150 people will be laid off, Mayor Carson Ross spoke to 41 Action News on Thursday about the impact to the area. → Read More

Hair salons play role in helping domestic violence victims

As part of National Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, Beauty Brands will be teaming up with local shelters to raise donations and offer more resources for victims. → Read More

MO lawmaker: Violence could impact KCMO business and tourism

A Missouri state lawmaker warned on Wednesday that violent crime could end up impacting business and tourism in the Kansas City area if leaders don’t find a solution for more safety. → Read More

Man thanks stranger who revived him at Legends Outlets

Two weeks after a stranger saved his life at a store in the Legends Outlets, Steven Duke experienced a special moment on Friday when he thanked the nurse who revived him after a cardiac event. → Read More

KC millennial housing study shows most desired, "up and coming" neighborhoods

“Up and coming neighborhoods,” like downtown Kansas City, Kansas, and the Troost Avenue corridor, could become popular places for millennials to live in future years, according to a new housing study recently released by Highline Partners. → Read More

Deadly Belton shooting: Court records describe alleged drug deal with fake $100 bill

A 25-year-old man died in a shooting allegedly stemming from a drug deal gone bad and involving a fake $100 “for movie use only” bill, according to court documents released on Monday. → Read More

Park University esports team triples in size as popularity grows

A new generation of college athletes continues to grow at Park University as the esports team has tripled in size in less than a year. → Read More

Suspect slashes tires at church and multiple businesses in Raytown

A wave of vandalism overnight into Tuesday left around half a dozen businesses and a local church with multiple slashed tires and hundreds of dollars in damages. → Read More

Local groups step up to help people affected by Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian moved dangerously close the Atlantic coast on Monday, teams of volunteers in the metro packed supplies and trailers before heading out to help anyone affected by the storm. → Read More

After release from prison, Ricky Kidd speaks to UMKC law students

Ricky Kidd, who was recently released from prison after spending more than 20 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, spoke to a law class at UMKC on Wednesday that played a role in helping him be ruled innocent. → Read More

KCPD chaplains offer support for officers during violent summer

During a violent summer that has seen teenagers and children lose their lives, the KCPD chaplain team has continued reaching out to officers to offer support through the troubling time. → Read More

Two teens lead anti-violence effort after losing sister in shooting

Months after losing their 15-year-old sister in a tragic shooting, two siblings, Anjelique Wright and Terrion Hudson, are organizing anti-violence efforts in the metro area to keep teenagers safe and away from crime. → Read More

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