The FBI alleges that a Kansas City man was involved in a fledgling plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange. The case came up as an example of effective the government surveillance programs have been at foiling some 50 terrorist plots.
More than 1,000 United Mine Workers of America members were back in St. Louis Monday, the latest in a series of protests against Peabody Coal and its handling of their retirement and health care benefits.
St. Louis-based Peabody Coal spun off Patriot in 2007, and made it financially responsible for most retiree benefits. The rally is the first since a bankruptcy judge ruled last month that Patriot can impose sharp cuts in those benefits to get the company profitable again.
UMKC begins accepting applications for its Physician Assistants program following a change in Missouri law. Former Missouri Governor Bob Holden comes to Kanas City to welcome Chinese students to Missouri Boys and Girls State conference. A delegation from Kansas, including Governor Sam Brownback, heads to the Paris Air Show.
The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that kids can transfer out of unaccredited school districts. And Governor Sam Brownback welcomed more Kansas income tax cuts. Those are two of the top stories on KCUR's Saturday News Review.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon campaigns against a tax credit bill which he vetoed last week. Kansas educators say they are in favor of Common Core Standards. Maggots are being used in Branson to heal wounds and reattach limbs.
Missouri's governor vetoed a bill raising sales taxes and lowering income tax rates. And the Kansas Legislature ignored the governor's entreaties not to cut higher education spending. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.
Higher education officials in Kansas look at increasing tuition. An EPA study finds water systems need more $4 billion in upgrades. The Johnson County Elections Board is recognized for using technology at the polls.
Kansas Republican responds to Democrats claims about the tax plan approved by the legislature. Advocates say children didn’t fare well in the Kansas budget. Too much rain presents problems for farmers.
A Republican retains the 8th Congressional seat left open when Jo Ann Emerson resigned. Missouri revenue growth is still up even as it slowed in May. The farm crisis of the 1980s brought lessons for one farming family.
George Brett was back down in the dugout – as a coach. And the Kansas Legislature extended its session into June for the first time since 1861. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
Stalemate continues in Kansas GOP, legislature approaches 100th day
A new system help keep cell phone users in the loop about tornadoes and other emergencies. Kansas early childhood programs could face cuts under current budget plans being debated. The Missouri House Speaker tours the state publicizing legislative accomplishments this year.
Federal , state, and local officials gathered Tuesday afternoon at a ceremonial groundbreaking for a power plant on the site of the proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas.
The so-called Central Utility Plant is Phase 2 of the Department of Homeland Security project - a high level bio-containment animal disease lab that will studying emerging and foreign animal diseases.
Congress allocated $40 million for the power plant in 2011.
A proposed expansion of the Sunflower Electric power plant in southwest Kansas has ran into trouble in court. Officials break ground on a power plant for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. After promising start to the season, the Kansas City Royals have been faltering recently.
Red-light traffic cameras got a contract renewal. And even a single-party's super-majority didn't produce agreement on a tax plan for Kansas. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
The Kansas City council votes to extend the red light program but puts off a vote on a new ethics code. The Kansas City Ballet name Devon Carney as its new artistic director. Officials will break ground for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility next week.
A site in Iola, Kansas is added to Superfund list. Heart to Heart International, based in Olathe, helps out in Moore, Oklahoma. A Lee’s Summit legislator will not resign despite two of his bills not making it through the House.
Kansas lawmakers couldn't end their session because they can't agree on a budget ant taxes. And Missouri legislators ended theirs without a plan for fixing roads and bridges. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.
The nature of methamphetamine labs in the area is changing. A council committee advances a proposal to update Kansas City’s ethics code. Missouri’s Medicaid director leaves but no is saying whether he was fired or resigning.
More breweries look to the local food movement for inspiration. A bill creating an exemption for maintenance work under Missouri’s prevailing wage law died after a Democratic filibuster in the state Senate. A Missouri bill limiting labor unions’ ability to deduct dues and fees from public employees’ paycheck heads to Governor Nixon.
A new farm bill may lead to less money for a conservation program for farms. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon criticizes several bills passed by the Missouri General Assembly. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback raises awareness about foster care needs in the state.
Two convicts holed up in the Northland. And volunteers searched for but did not find a missing toddler whose mother was murdered. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.
Charges Filed In Ottawa Murders; Toddler Believed Dead
There were deep concerns about 18-month-old Lana Bailey from the time the bodies of her mother and two men were on a farm near Ottawa Tuesday.
Programs for HIV and AIDS face an uncertain future as the federal healthcare overhaul goes into effect. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon threatens layoffs over an ongoing dispute with the legislature about the DMV. The mother of a missing toddler was identified as one of three murder victims found on a farm near Ottawa, Kansas.
The investigation continues into three bodies found on an Ottawa Farm. The Missouri legislature considers tax cuts and approves a final version of the state budget. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback calls for extending a sales tax to pay for higher education.
Investigators continue to look into the death of Kansas City, Kansas woman on a party bus. A new committee will investigate the ongoing issue of scanned documents. The Missouri legislature sent a bill changing the prevailing wage law to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.