Kansas City, Missouri – For many of us, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner could cost a pretty penny more this year than it did last year. That's because 2 years ago farmers were not enjoying the prosperity they are today.
Your turkey or chicken, roast beef or ham, cost you 6 to 8 cents more on the dollar this year than it would have last year, says the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Dairy products were significantly higher as well.
Kansas City, MO – A state senator filed legislation Wednesday to repeal a voter-approved law that creates new regulations for dog breeders in Missouri, saying voters were misled and the rules won't curb animal abuse. A report released yesterday suggests business confidence in the Midwest is getting better.The Chief Medicare-Medicaid officer encourages KC operatives. And Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton said good by to Capitol Hill last night. Stories on KCUR Morning News.
Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City School Board this evening may choose a director to channel reuse of more than 35 vacant buildings it owns. Investigators believe they know cause and origin of the fire that destroyed a Johnson County clubhouse. And DNA testing is crediting with solving a 14 year-old crime that victimized a Kansas City teenage girl. Stories on KCUR Morning News.
Kansas City, MO – Overland Park officials plan to meet with reporters again at mid morning on the fire that destroyed the clubhouse of Milburn Golf and Country Club last night. Missouri Senator Christopher Bond calls for those who leaked diplomatic documents to "Wikileaks" to be brought to justice. And all ramps to I-29/35 at Armour Road/Route 210 will open before evening rush hour. Stories on KCUR Morning News.
Kansas City, MO – Light rail advocate Clay Chastain has plans to run for Kansas City mayor next year as a write-in candidate. People fled 16 units of a burning Overland Park apartment building last night. None was injured. A discarded cigarette is blamed for the two-alarm fire. And agricultural prosperity has added to food prices this year. Meat, poultry and dairy products are on the list compiled by the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. These stories on KCUR's Morning News.
Kansas City, MO – Weather and volume are no longer sole factors in congestion at KCI airport on this, the busiest travel day of the year. New security procedures are being closely watched. A late morning protest of them is scheduled, outside Terminal B. A former area Catholic priest is charged with trying to hire a hit man in Texas. And a visiting couple saves their baby from a carjacker just off of I-70. Stories on KCUR Morning News.
Kansas City, MO – A Missouri Congressman says advanced technology shows airport security pat-downs are antiquated and unnecessary. Former President George W. Bush packed a Kansas City worship hall last evening. The venue was carefully controlled against criticism. And alcoholic energy drinks will be banned in Kansas after December 1. These stories and more on KCUR Morning News.
Kansas City, MO – A federal report shows more Missourians are going hungry. More than 366 thousand households deal with it. Recommendations could come this week from a committee appointed by Missouri's governor on revamping tax credits. And, what sort of cat was that big creature spotted recently in the Northland? Among stories on KCUR Morning News.