KCUR Evening Newscast
Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Police Board has terminated two officers who ignored a pregnant woman's repeated pleas to be taken to a hospital during a 2006 traffic stop. The woman, Sofia Salva, was taken to jail on outstanding warrants, and later miscarried. Nine Kansas City establishments that serve alcoholic beverages have filed suit in Jackson County Circuit Court, claiming that a council-approved smoking ban and the voter-approved measure that is to replace it next month are unconstitutional. Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline has filed a written request with the state supreme court to allow Shawnee County Judge Richard Anderson to testify in Kline's prosecution of Planned Parenthood's Overland Park Clinic. Missouri Governor Matt Blunt signed the Bomardier Bill today. It could pay the aircraft manufacturer up to $240 million in tax credits if it builds a plant in Kansas City. One worker died and three others were injured this morning when a construction crane collapsed at KCP&L's Iatan power plant near Weston.