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KCUR News
5:33 pm
Wed June 29, 2011

Fort Feels Flood Effect

View of levee breech near Ft. Leavenworth airfield at 12:30 pm, June 29,2011.
photo credit, u.s. army

Fort Leavenworth, KAN – Rising levels of the Missouri River caused water to undercut the Union Pacific Railroad tracks northwest of Sherman Army Airfield on the eastern edge of Fort Leavenworth, causing the area to flood.

According to a Rebecca Steed who speaks for the post administration, at 6:30 a.m., water began eroding the expanded earthworks that were put in place to reinforce the levee.

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KCUR Newscast
9:33 am
Wed June 29, 2011

KCUR Morning News 6-29-11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Abortion services may no longer be available in Kansas come Friday. That's when a new law kicks in, requiring that the three abortion providers in Kansas have state licenses.

The government's watchdog agency, the GAO, says many U.S. food aid programs make poor use of taxpayer money.

Water has subsided in the Bird Points Floodway and farmers have returned to work their lands.

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KCUR Newscast
6:04 pm
Tue June 28, 2011

KCUR Evening News 6-28-11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Doctors sue to block new abortion regs.
  • KDHE: "No abortion clinic has passed inspection."
  • Missouri Ruver rises out of banks at Parkville.
  • Guard, copters, humvees fighting flood.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    10:16 am
    Tue June 28, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 6-28-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – North Missouri Chamber of Commerce offices are joining the flood fight.

    The Missouri River is beginning to rise in the central part of the Show-Me State. The river at Jefferson City is expected to reach 29 feet by Thursday, just a foot shy of the top of the city's north side levee.

    Planned Parenthood filed a federal suit yesterday. The group is looking to bar the state of Kansas from redirecting money to local health clinics.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:37 pm
    Mon June 27, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 6-27-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Planned Parenthood challenges Kansas defunding.
  • Crest nears St. Joseph, river rising at Jefferson City.
  • Man sentenced to 10 years in salsa poisoning.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:36 am
    Mon June 27, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 6-27-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tens of thousands of people in Missouri and Kansas were briefly without power after two rounds of heavy thunderstorms made their way across the Kansas City area and communities to the north.

    A Missouri House Committee is convening in Joplin as it examines the state's disaster response efforts.

    A two-person office that helped film directors scout locations and find equipment and employees in Missouri will close on Thursday.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:07 pm
    Sat June 25, 2011

    Top Stories of the Week

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:04 pm
    Fri June 24, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 6-24-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Levee breaches upstream delay crests in KC area.
  • Flood forces Lewis and Clark state park closing.
  • Planned Parenthood Overland Park passes inspection.
  • Gay right group protests Brownback prayer rally plans.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:40 am
    Fri June 24, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 6-24-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A meeting is planned this evening along the Platte River, close to where it joins the Missouri River, to add teeth to the fight to keeping land dry.

    The Kansas City council took what it hopes will be a cost-efficient step toward lowering the homicide rate.

    The Missouri Secretary of State has approved a petition for circulation that would raise the state's cigarette tax by a dollar.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:41 pm
    Thu June 23, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-30-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Quick rise in area river levels expected.
  • Town of Fortescue, MO ordered evacuated.
  • Abuse suit names Conception Abbey choir director.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:01 am
    Thu June 23, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 6-23-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A two-day review of a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Kansas City suburbs continues today.

    As volunteers and residents in Holt and Atchison counties in northwest Missouri continue sandbagging to keep the rising Missouri River at bay, Senator Claire McCaskill is looking for answers from the Army Corps of Engineers.

    The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is making changes in its oversight of sexual abuse allegations against its priests.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:03 pm
    Wed June 22, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 6-22-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Responsibility assignments change in KC-St. Joseph Diocese.
  • Northwest Missouri flooding closes roads, bridges.
  • Nixon extends state of emergency through September 15.
  • Kansas gets 13 million federal dollars for small business loans.
  • Nixon signs bill renewing Missouri small business loan program.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:00 pm
    Tue June 21, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 6-21-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Missouri jumps in to help river towns find more sand.
  • Final natural disaster bill won't be figured till August.
  • Weekend crackdown on drunken boaters planned.
  • Kansas lists coming 75 mph zones.
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    KCUR Newscast
    6:08 pm
    Mon June 20, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 6-20-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Corps may have to increase water releases.
  • Town of Craig, Missouri ordered evacuated.
  • Danforth heads effort for Joplin business recovery.
  • Petition drive would limit legislature's powers.
  • Teresa Stone enters not guilty plea.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    10:04 am
    Mon June 20, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 6-20-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Several levees in northern Missouri are failing to hold back the water released from dams upstream on the Missouri River.

    Kansas is relocating its driver's license office in Olathe to the Great Mall of the Great Plains.

    Kansas is urging the disabled and other residents with special needs to provide information about themselves for a disaster planning database.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:29 pm
    Sat June 18, 2011

    Top Stories of the Week

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Long flooding siege begins on the Missouri River.
  • GM to invest $20 million in Buick line at Fairfax.
  • Council says "no" to nuke parts ban at defense plant.
  • Signatures sufficient for vote on Plaza office building.
  • Garage explosion rocks Independence neighborhood.
  • Governor Nixon vetoes Missouri voter photo-ID bill.
  • Kansas senators oppose judgeship for Steve Six.
  • Sports Commission head Kevin Gray dead at 51.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:08 pm
    Fri June 17, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 6-17-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Nixon vetoes Missouri voter photo-ID bill.
  • Group calls for grand jury probe of diocese.
  • Hard 50 sentence in Kieghly Ann Alyea murder.
  • Four routes proposed for downtown streetcars.
  • Iowa backup levee develops leaks, being repaired.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:57 am
    Fri June 17, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 6-17-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The full Kansas City city council followed a committee's recommendation yesterday and refused to ban the production of parts for nuclear weapons at a plant being built in southeast Kansas City.

    Rural bankers in 10 Midwest states, including Kansas and Missouri, worry that Missouri River flooding will hurt the region's economy and tourism.

    Missouri State Senator Brad Lager wants the Senate to hold hearings by the fall on the management of the Missouri River.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:09 pm
    Thu June 16, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 6-16-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Contractor indicted for impersonating disabled veteran.
  • Regents board raises Kansas tuition, GED fees.
  • Police investigate trolley trail sexual assault.
  • Kansas Senators oppose judgeship for Steve Six.
  • End to ethanol tax credit leaves many federal props.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:07 pm
    Wed June 15, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 6-15-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Election Board certifies Friends of Plaza petitions.
  • Section of I-29 north of Rock Port flooded.
  • Sports commission's Kevin Gray dies at 51.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:39 am
    Wed June 15, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 6-15-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Flood warnings remain in effect for much of the Missouri River basin until further notice - and that could mean the cities of Leavenworth, Atchison and St. Joseph will be seeing floodwaters for much of the summer.

    Kansas health officials are warning people to stay away from the overflowing Missouri River.

    KU's efforts to translate cutting-edge research into benefits for patients have received a $20 million jumpstart, courtesy of the National Institutes of Health.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:10 pm
    Tue June 14, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 6-14-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Flooding impends along the Missouri.
  • Questions remain in Independence blast.
  • $20 million NIH grant for KU Med Center.
  • Jazz singer Marilyn Maye hospitalized.

     

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    KCUR News
    4:46 pm
    Tue June 14, 2011

    Blasts Strew Independence District

    Independence, MO. – It's not yet clear what blew up in Independence last evening , killing someone and raining debris for blocks. Neither has the Jackson county Medical Examiner been able to identify the person killed.

    Federal bomb experts from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are working with police to learn what exploded, how much of it there was and what triggered it.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:12 pm
    Mon June 13, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 6-13-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • GM announces another $20 million investment at Fairfax.
  • Two levee breaches threaten towns in Iowa, Missouri.
  • Joplin tornado toll 153 dead, $21 million in federal aid.
  • Signature collection starts on tobacco tax hike.
  • B-17 featured in KC airshow destroyed by fire.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:46 am
    Mon June 13, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 7-1311

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Emergency officials are helping prepare areas along the Missouri river for increased risks of flooding this week.

    Rising water levels on the Missouri river are expected to swamp hundreds of thousands of acres of crops and halt barge traffic.

    A canoe race and Missouri River festival have been postponed because of likely flooding.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:15 pm
    Sat June 11, 2011

    Top Stories of the Week

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Church hires Graves to investigate sex abuse allegations.
  • New Livestrong stadium opens with "cow guy" and a tie.
  • Flood-prep continues in Parkville and other river towns.
  • Two indicted,one more sought in Hereford House arson.
  • Council committee won't endorse nuke parts plant ban.
  • Royals draft recent Edgerton graduate Bubba Starling.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:10 pm
    Fri June 10, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 6-10-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Nixon signs MO budget, cuts spending for universities.
  • Governor also extends seniors prescription program.
  • Accused Hereford House arsonists free on bond.
  • KC Diocese moves for dismissal of suit over priest.
  • Kansas Guard patrolling levees north of Atchison.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:33 am
    Fri June 10, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 6-10-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Health Department says it has been notified of two suspected heat related deaths.

    Faced with allegations of sexual misconduct by two priests in the Diocese, Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop Robert Finn took to You-Tube yesterday to announce plan to deal with the situation.

    A former Kansas City police detective once lauded by a federal judge after investigating a motorist's beating at the hands of federal agents has filed a lawsuit claiming retaliation.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:57 pm
    Thu June 9, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 6-9-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Church hires former US Attorney for sex abuse inquiry.
  • Fourth man sought in 2008 Hereford House arson.
  • Council approves funding for Hickman Mills pool.
  • US Attorney for Kansas says meth busts have impact.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:16 am
    Thu June 9, 2011

    KCUR Morning Newscast 6-9-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City police say a five-year-old girl is suspected of drowning a toddler in a bathtub.

    After nearly 20 years, a public swimming pool is coming to Southeast Kansas City, Missouri.

    A plan to sharply reduce the Missouri Department of Transportation's staff, facilities, and equipment was approved.

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