Heartland Health Monitor
9:18 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Democrats Call For Special Committee To Vet KanCare Contracting

The top Democrats on the KanCare Oversight Committee on Monday called for a separate committee to be appointed to study whether any legal or ethical boundaries were crossed when Gov. Sam Brownback's administration contracted with three managed care organizations to privatize Medicaid.

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Up To Date
2:57 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

FBI And State Auditor Investigating St. Joseph School District

Dr. Fred Czerwonka, Superintendent of Schools for St. Joseph, Missouri
Credit www.sjsd.k12.mo.us

Probably best known as the home of the Pony Express, St. Joseph, Missouri received a shock when the Feds came to town. Currently, the School District there is being scrutinized by the FBI, grand jury subpoenas have been issued, and the State Auditor has weighed in with an in-depth review of financial activities involving district administrators.

KCUR’s Sam Zeff has been looking into this and he joins Steve Kraske to explain what has caused all the interest and just how much trouble it could mean for the district.

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12:50 pm
Sat August 16, 2014

Former UMKC Student Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking Charges

Haight faces five up to five years in prison for sending a UMKC instructor threatening emails.

A former University of Missouri-Kansas City student has pleaded guilty to charges that she cyberstalked her former instructor.

Authorities say Kenna Haight, 27, repeatedly sent an instructor threatening emails from October to December 2013. In announcing the plea, the FBI said that among the statements Haight sent her instructor were: 

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8:30 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Kansas City FBI Posts Rewards For Laser-Pointer Violators

Children's Mercy Hospital trotted out its helicopter to emphasize the dangers of laser-beaming aircraft.
Credit Kansas City, MO Aviation Department

Children's Mercy Hospital joined with federal and local law enforcement Tuesday at Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Mo., to promote a 90-day crackdown on people who point hand-held lasers at flying aircraft.

Children's Mercy displayed its “Just for Kids” helicopter as an example of the kind of aircraft that could be downed by a misplaced laser beam in a pilot's eyes. 

Kansas City police helicopter pilot Cord Laws said he could recount five times when the police chopper has been lasered, including during one difficult landing on a helipad. 

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Up To Date
4:43 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Former Brownback Aides Under FBI Scrutiny

From left to right: George Stafford, David Kensinger, and Riley Scott, the founding partners of Parallel Strategies.
Credit parallelstrategiesks.com

Over the weekend, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s KanCare Medicaid program. 

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8:00 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Coalition Formed To Fight Unabated Kansas City Hate Crimes

Michael Kaste, Special Agent In Charge, FBI in Kansas City speaks of forming Department of Justice Community Task Force on Hate Crimes.
Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

A Kansas City law enforcement and community coalition has been formed to attack hate crimes after a recent study found a need for it.

The number of hate crimes in Kansas City has been relatively consistent year after year. But, attempts to eradicate it haven’t worked.

Kansas City’s top FBI agent, Michael Kaste, looked at a bureau study released this week for the nation and region.

The FBI Special Agent In-Charge said 104 hate crimes were reported last year in Missouri.

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Cops & Crime
6:11 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

KC Man Tied to New York Bomb Plot

Khalid Ouazzani

The FBI alleges that a Kansas City man was involved in a fledgling plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange. The case came up as an example of effective the government surveillance programs have been at foiling some 50 terrorist plots.

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Central Standard Friday
4:51 pm
Sat February 16, 2013

Enemies: A History of the FBI

  The Federal Bureau of Investigations is our federal police force, “to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and to enforce the criminal laws of the United States."  However, in that mission the FBI has investigated its own citizens, even it's own presidents.  Pulitzer prize winning author Tim Weiner discusses the complicated history of the FBI.

Up To Date
2:02 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

US Rep. Kevin Yoder Responds To FBI Investigaton Of Israeli Trip

Kevin Yoder fields questions from reporters at KCUR studios.
Frank Morris KCUR

The news is out that during a trip to Israel in 2011, Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder joined a group of  Republican lawmakers for a quick dip into the Sea of Galilee.  

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Cops & Crime
5:38 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

December Event Termed New Link To Missing Baby

Baby Lisa Irwin's parents, two days after the child disappeared in October 2011.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

More than seven months after the puzzling disappearance of 10-month-old Lisa Irwin from her parents’ Kansas City home, her mother and father went on national television today purporting to have new evidence.

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Central Standard
1:55 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

The Secret Lives of FBI Agents & Private Investigators


Thursday on Central Standard, we're searching for clues about the real lives of FBI agents and Private Investigators. We'll ask how much of their time is spent in a trench coat chasing dames vs. doing ordinary desk work.

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1:17 am
Fri January 14, 2011

Port Authority Chair Leaves Board

Kansas City, MO – As a city audit continues and amid credible reports of an FBI investigation into Port Authority contracting procedures, the agency's chair has now resigned from its board.

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