Top Of The Morning News: November 27, 2012 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: November 27, 2012

Nov 27, 2012

It was hot this summer in Kansas City, but it wasn’t not hot enough to put 2012 in the record books.  Missouri Sheriffs share their concerns with state lawmakers. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Hot Summer Doesn’t Make Yearly Record In Kansas City

Repeated weeks of blazing hot temperatures seemed certain to put 2012 into the record books for Kansas City area.  A data search by National Weather Service meteorologist Spencer Mell  found this has not been the warmest year for metro Kansas City since record keeping started in 1888.  Find out more here.

Missouri Sheriffs Weigh In On Financial Burdens And Other Concerns

Several sheriffs from across Missouri told state lawmakers about the issues facing their local departments and jails.  The financial burdens of Sheriff’s departments around the state are getting heavier.  Learn more here.

Kansas Celebrates Washburn On Its Christmas Ornament

The official state Christmas tree ornament for Kansas this year recognizes the 150th anniversary of the founding of Washburn University, which is coming up in 2015.  See the ornament and read more here.

Local Artist Helps To Solve Crimes

Artist Lee Hammond helps solve crimes in the Kansas City area working as a forensic illustratrator.  She its down with victims or witnesses to try to turn a memory into a composite drawing.  Listen to the story here.