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Missouri carjacking suspect arrested in KCK after firing gun

A driver was taken into custody in the area of North Mill and Reynolds Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday night, according to a Kansas City, Kan., police spokesman.

The incident started with an armed carjacking in Kansas City, Mo., the spokesman said. The Kansas City, Kan., police joined to assist the Missouri officers about 9 p.m. Feb. 24, according to police.

The driver of the vehicle was in an accident at North Mill and Reynolds Avenue, where he fled the vehicle on foot, the spokesman said. The suspect exchanged gunfire with Kansas City, Mo., officers, according to the police spokesman.

The driver was later apprehended without further incident, the spokesman said, and two other passengers in the vehicle were taken into custody.

There were no injuries to anyone, according to police.

The police spokesman said the incident is under investigation by the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, which is asking anyone with information to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

Time of lane closures changed for U.S. 69 Missouri River Bridge project

The time of a lane closure on the new U.S. 69 Missouri River Bridge has changed, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Crews will close one northbound lane on the new U.S. 69 Missouri River Bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, beginning Feb. 23, according to MoDOT.

The closure will continue through Thursday, March 2, for bridge construction work, and will not include the weekends.

Originally, work was scheduled from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, according to MoDOT. All work depends on the weather.

The bridge connects Wyandotte and Platte counties.

MoDOT asked motorists to slow down and pay attention in work zones. For construction updates, visit MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity.

Bridge to be closed Wednesday

The new U.S. 69 Missouri River Bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, for underwater demolition work, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

It will be a complete bridge closure including northbound and southbound lanes, according to MoDOT.

All work depends on the weather. The closure affects Platte and Wyandotte counties.

Motorists are asked to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones, MoDOT stated.

For more information about MoDOT projects or events, visit the website at www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity.