KCUR Newscast
10:41 am
Wed June 1, 2011

KCUR Morning News 6-1-11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon says crews will begin hauling away debris today left by the massive tornado that damaged or destroyed more than 8,000 buildings in Joplin.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he expects other states to follow the lead of Kansas in shutting down their government arts agencies.

Emergency loans are being made available to farmers whose crops were affected by drought, wind and fires earlier this year.

Farmers may qualify if they have crop losses to report in the counties that were recently declared natural disaster areas by the U-S Department of Agriculture.

Federal jurors in Kansas have convicted an 84-year-old Rwanda genocide suspect of lying on his U.S. immigration forms, but they did not find that the government proved he participated in the mass killings.