Top Of The Morning News: November 2, 2012 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: November 2, 2012

Nov 2, 2012

All-Star Game garners interest in hosting other big events. Kansas City Council bans funeral picketing. Two local leaders reveal who was the biggest loser. Those stories and more news from KCUR.

All-Star Game Infuses $58 Million Into Kansas City Economy

A report from the city manager's office says the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game pumped more than $58 million into Kansas City's economy, leading to call for more major conventions and events.  However, there’s an obstacle.  Read more here.

Council Approves Funeral Picketing Ban

Kansas City again has a law restricting picketing at funerals, such as is done by members of the Westboro Baptist Church.  Find out more about the ban here.

McCaskill Looks For Split Ticket Votes

Missouri Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill said she expects crossover support from Republicans who will vote for Mitt Romney for President on Tuesday but are displeased with her opponent, Todd Akin.  Read more here.

Battle Of The Pounds: Mayor vs. Chamber CEO

A public weight loss competition among two prominent city leaders came to a close today, but organizers say broader efforts are just beginning.  Kansas City Mayor Sly James and Kansas City Chamber of Commerce CEO, Jim Heeter, have spent the last five months watching what they eat and trying to get in better shape.  Find out who won here.