Top Of The Morning News: April 18, 2013

Apr 18, 2013

Universities and colleges in Kansas could be hit hard by proposed budget cuts.  An audit of the Kansas City Port Authority ends with a bill.  The Supreme Court rules in favor a Missouri man in a DUI case.

State Budget Cuts Could Mean Shutting Down KU Med Campus in Salina

University officials have painted a dim picture of what could happen if lawmakers pass budget cuts for the state's colleges and universities. The comments came during a meeting Wednesday of the Board of Regents in Topeka. The cuts could mean shuttering some medical school programs at the University of Kansas.  Read more here.

Port Authority Owes City For Billing Errors

An audit of the Kansas City Port Authority is coming to an end, and the authority may owe the city $135,000.  Read more about the bill here.

Supreme Court Rules For Missouri Man In DUI Case

The United States Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police must obtain a search warrant to draw blood in routine drunk driving arrests. The case stems from a 2010 drunk driving arrest in Cape Girardeau. At question is whether a Missouri Highway Patrol Officer violated Tyler McNeely’s protection from unreasonable search and seizure when he drew McNeely’s blood with neither a warrant nor his permission.  Find out more here.

Kansas Speedway Focuses On Security

This weekend marks the first of two NASCAR weekends at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.  In the wake of the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday, security measures will be in full-effect at the speedway.  Find out more here.

ATF Denies It Requested Missouri Conceal Carry List

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is denying claims that it took part in a joint request for Missouri’s list of conceal carry weapons holders. State Senator Kurt Schaefer said that while reviewing documents from the Department of Revenue they found an email request for the list as part of a, quote, “joint venture” between the Social Security Administration and the ATF.   An ATF spokesman says that’s not the case.  Read more about the ongoing controversy over conceal carry records here.