Top Of The Morning News: February 22, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: February 22, 2013

Feb 22, 2013

Kansas City digs out from under record snowfall.  A bill regulating how evolution would be taught moves through the Missouri House.  Figuring out the cause of the explosion and fire at JJ’s restaurant is expected to take time.

Record Snow & Possibly More Ahead

This snowstorm was a record-breaker, dumping the most snow Kansas City has ever seen on a February 21st.  Kansas City got 9.2 inches at KCI, but some towns in the area saw even more snow than that.  Find out more here.

Evolution Legislation Moves Through Missouri House

Legislation moving through the Missouri House would require state and local-level public school officials to encourage classroom discussion on the, quote, “strengths and weaknesses” of evolution.  Read more here.

Determining Cause Of Explosion Expected To Take Time

Police say investigation of the fire that gutted a Plaza restaurant that killed one person and injured 15 others will take a bit longer than some expected.  Federal investigators are joining area law enforcement in trying to determine the cause of the gas explosion and fire.  A fire department spokesperson says doing that could take up to 10 days.   Learn more here.

St. Mary's Final Basketball Season Comes To An End

The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph announced last month St. Mary’s High School in Independence will close at the end of the school year because of declining enrollment.  It has been around for 160 years.  Listen to a first person account of the schools last days here.