Cat Reid, 41 Action News

Cat Reid

41 Action News

Kansas City, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Cat:

Poison control sees rise in cases of children ingesting, being exposed to vaping liquid

When we talk about the dangers of vaping, teenagers are often the first population that comes to mind. But a much younger age group is at risk too, just in a different way. → Read More

Road salt can contaminate water, damage infrastructure

Where there's snow or sleet, there's salt. But the material that clears roads and sidewalks can also have harmful effects on the environment and infrastructure. → Read More

'I was sick to my stomach': Kingston man warns of latest utility scam

The drastic drop in temperatures this week means utility customers will be turning up the heat in their homes. At the same time, scammers are cranking up their efforts to steal your money. → Read More

Avoid these common winter driving mistakes

Each year an average of 1.2 million crashes are weather-related. You can lessen your chances of becoming a statistic by avoiding these common winter driving mistakes. → Read More

How to cash in on your old phone

When new models come out, you might be tempted to simply trade in your phone. But you could be missing out on extra cash. → Read More

'It's like a billboard': Thieves steal food trucks from West Bottoms lot

It's difficult to hide a 23-foot truck, but that's exactly what suspects are trying to do after stealing two from Food Truck Central early Sunday morning. → Read More

Man who relies on wheelchair becomes victim of 'heartless' carjacking

Rob Gurwell has spina bifida and is paralyzed from the waist down. He told 41 Action News his Hyundai Elantra with special hand controls was stolen from a hotel in Kansas City early Sunday morning. → Read More

'I'll never be the same': Friends, family mourn KCK shooting victim

Friends and family are mourning the shooting death of a beloved son, father and member of the LGBTQ community. → Read More

Health department re-inspection uncovers more issues at Englewood Apartments

During a re-inspection Monday, health department inspectors found many of the violations discovered last week remained at Englewood Apartments. They also responded to three new complaints while at the complex. → Read More

The Paseo vs. MLK: renaming debate reignites ahead of election

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard could be getting a new name, or rather, an old one. In less than two months voters will decide if the name should be changed back to The Paseo. → Read More

Artists, gallery owners celebrate return to 'foundation' of First Fridays

There are changes coming to First Friday in the Crossroads Arts District. There will be no street closures, performers or food trucks this Friday after organizers lost their insurance after a shooting at the August event. → Read More

American Jazz Museum works to change its tune, perception

A Kansas City, Missouri, museum, the American Jazz Museum, that has struggled to hit the right notes during chunks of its first two decades believes it is making progress on the road to financial recovery. → Read More

'You bring your gun, we ask no questions': The history of gun buybacks in Kansas City and Missouri

Mayor Quinton Lucas revealed on Monday some of the steps he's considering to tackle violent crime in the metro. → Read More

'Prayers & thoughts, but also action': Strangers find common ground on gun violence

In the basement of a south Kansas City church, two dozen people gathered Sunday night to talk about the gun violence plaguing the city and the country. → Read More

'It's a rollercoaster experience:' Syed Jamal reacts to man's arrest by ICE, recalls own experience

More than a year has passed since Syed Jamal walked out of the Platte County Jail, but seeing video of a Kansas City man's arrest this week brought the memories flooding back. → Read More

Lee's Summit daycare to reopen Monday despite owner's arrest

A daycare owned by a woman whose son is accused of sexually abusing a child will reopen Monday, according to an email sent to parents. → Read More

More digital billboards could be on the way in Kansas City

When it comes to digital billboards, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. While some see unlimited advertising opportunities, others paint a less rosy picture. → Read More

Jackson County legislators want state to intervene in property reassessments

Thousands of taxpayers have already asked Jackson County to reconsider the latest property reassessments. Now, county legislators are asking the state to intervene. → Read More

Owner of Marlborough East property at center of dispute appears in court

The owner of a Marlborough East property at the center of a neighborhood dispute appeared in municipal court Monday. → Read More

How to stay safe while fueling up at the lake

Over the weekend, five members of a Kansas City family were injured when their boat exploded shortly after they refueled it. → Read More