Severe thunderstorm warning issued

A severe thunderstorm warning has been extended until 9 a.m. Sunday for Wyandotte County, Leavenworth County and Johnson County, according to the National Weather Service.

At 7:28 a.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Easton to Lawrence to near Overbrook, moving southeast at 50 mph, the weather service said.

This storm is capable of 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail, according to the weather service.

Hail damage to vehicles is possible. Wind damage is possible to roofs, siding and trees.

Bonner Springs and Edwardsville in western Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas, in Wyandotte County, along with Overland Park, Shawnee, Merriam, Fairway and other Johnson County areas, with Leavenworth, Lansing, Tonganoxie and Basehor in Leavenworth County, are among the areas in the path of this storm.

The weather service said people should move to an interior room on the lowest floor of their buildings.

The weather forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2 p.m. Sunday. Then it will become mostly sunny, with a high near 74 and a north northeast wind of 5 to 9 mph, gusting up to 20 mph. Between a half and three-fourths of an inch of rain is possible.

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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Wyandotte County from 11:35 p.m. Saturday through midnight.

The National Weather Service advised residents to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

At 11:35 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over Leavenworth , moving east at 55 mph, the weather service said.

The storm includes 70 mph wind gusts and nickel-sized hail.

The weather service said residents should expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs and outbuildings.

Locations impacted include Leavenworth, Lansing, Atchison, Mission, Bonner Springs, Parkville, Tonganoxie, Platte City, Basehor, Edwardsville, Riverside, Weatherby Lake, Weston, Gower, Westwood, Lake Quivira, Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, Lake Waukomis and Edgerton.

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$50,000 reward offered for cold case information

A reward of up to $50,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the 1998 murder of Rhonda Tribue.

Tribue may also have been known by her maiden name, Easley. She was a mother of six children who lived in Kansas City, Kansas.

Tribue was found dead from apparent blunt force trauma at about 4:40 a.m. on Oct. 8, 1998. Her body was discovered in the roadway at the 500 block of South 94th Street, near Edwardsville, Kansas.

In the early morning hours of Oct. 8, 1998, Rhonda had been seen at the Firelight lounge. She was known to frequent the Firelight lounge and the area of 7th and Quindaro in Kansas City, Kansas.

Tribue was 34 years old at the time of her murder. At the time of her death, she was wearing a High-Sierra brand, dark-purple corduroy jacket over a gold lace top, pumpkin-colored jeans and brown sandals. She was 5-5 and weighed 145 pounds, with brown eyes.

The announcement of a reward up to $50,000 was made by FBI Kansas City special agent in charge, Timothy Langan.

The FBI stated that anyone with information about this homicide may call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or submit a tip online at