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KCUR Newscast
11:32 am
Mon June 6, 2011

KCUR Morning News 6-6-11

Kansas City – Corps Battles Levy Leaks North of St. Joe.
Death Toll in Joplin rises to 141.
Disasters Worsen Missouri Budget Shortfall.
Hundreds Protest Confinement of Alleged WikiLeaks Collaborator.
KC's First Ozone Day Arrives.
Horse Herpes Threatens Pony Express Ride.

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KCUR News
8:41 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Backers Boost WiKi Accused

Protesters chant and sing outside main gate at Fort Leavenworth. (click to enlarge.)
photo by dan verbeck

Leavenworth, KS – Protesters marched to the gate of Fort Leavenworth calling for release of, aguably, the best known inmate of a military prison on the post. Army PFC Bradley Manning is locked up while military courts decide what to do with him.

Manning is suspected of releasing hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WiKiLeaks. KCUR's Dan Verbeck followed the protest.

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KCUR Newscast
4:12 pm
Sat June 4, 2011

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Obama offers words of hope in tornado-ravaged Joplin.
  • Feds will pay 90 percent of cleanup, Nixon asks for more.
  • Flooding threatens communities in Missouri, Kansas.
  • Levees should protect area's major communities.
  • Child-porn scandal rocks KC - St. Joseph Diocese.
  • Traffic study: blacks still more likely to be pulled over.
  • KC's Tom Watson wins Seniors PGA tournament.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:14 pm
    Fri June 3, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 6-3-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Riverside officer struck by lightening in Joplin dies.
  • Nixon asks for more federal help with tornado costs.
  • McCaskill wants to study satisfaction with KC VA hospital.
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    KCUR Newscast
    9:11 am
    Fri June 3, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 6-3-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City pastor has been removed from his ministry amid allegations of sexual misconduct with minors.

    Emergency flood preparations are ramping up along the Missouri river. Sandbags are being filled along the river north of Kansas City to the Iowa state line.

    Missouri's tax collections continue to be a mix of good and bad news.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:10 pm
    Thu June 2, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 6-2-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Parents file suit over priest accused of child porn.
  • Flooding brings some evacuations in Manhattan.
  • Nixon warns of coming flooding throughout Missouri.
  • Spanish club trip turns tragic as youth shot.
  • Missouri May revenues a mixed bag.
  • Joplin death toll increases by four.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:26 pm
    Wed June 1, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 6-1-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Last day effort to save arts commission funding fails.
  • MO study again shows blacks most likely to be pulled over.
  • All accounted for, 134 confirmed dead in Joplin.
  • Claims filed on 9,000 tornado-damaged vehicles.
  • NW Missouri communities prepare for record floods.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    10:41 am
    Wed June 1, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 6-1-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon says crews will begin hauling away debris today left by the massive tornado that damaged or destroyed more than 8,000 buildings in Joplin.

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he expects other states to follow the lead of Kansas in shutting down their government arts agencies.

    Emergency loans are being made available to farmers whose crops were affected by drought, wind and fires earlier this year.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:12 pm
    Tue May 31, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-31-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • MO Supreme Court upholds death penalties in Harrison case.
  • Escaped monkey interrupts KC zoo patrons' outings.
  • New law allows more disclosure of mental health treatment.
  • Jopling tornado toll now 10 missing; 120 dead identified.
  • Northwest MO prepares for flood when corps releases water.
  • Pastor's wife indicted for conspiracy to murder.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:55 am
    Tue May 31, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 5-31-11

    Kansas City, MO – Experts say they're worried about environmental dangers in Joplin's air, water and debris piles after the massive tornado.

    The first emergency teams that went to Joplin from Kansas City have been analyzing how it worked to help a city recover after being hit by a tornado of historic proportions.

    A new analysis led by Saint Louis University suggests that when it comes to stroke care, minorities and whites are not treated equally.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:08 pm
    Mon May 30, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-30-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Fire at vacant KC school was intentionally set.
  • Shootind death of 16-year-old likely an accident.
  • Some info released on body found in burning dumpster.
  • Joplin missing list down to 29; death toll still at 146.

     

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    KCUR News
    8:18 am
    Mon May 30, 2011

    President Obama Visits Joplin

    Joplin, Mo. – After touring the destruction in some of Joplin's hardest-hit areas yesterday (Sunday), President Obama addressed a packed auditorium on the Missouri State Southern University campus. KBIA's Courtney Flatt was there and has this report.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:05 pm
    Sat May 28, 2011

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • 132 Dead, over 150 missing in Joplin tornado.
  • Tornadoes worry KC metro, shred Sedalia homes.
  • Anti-nukes ballot measure has enough signatures.
  • Brownback signs bill restricting abortion insurance.
  • Royals pitcher-broadcaster Splittorff dies at 64.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:26 pm
    Fri May 27, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-27-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • KC Bishop "ashameed" of handling of child porn case.
  • Destroyed Joplin hospital to open temporary facility.
  • Brownback welcomes displaced MO doctors, nurses.
  • Nixon to pull $25 million from budget for tornado.
  • Presidential memorial service for victims Sunday.
  • Missouri side wins Applebee's headquarters.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:44 am
    Fri May 27, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 5-27-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

     

  • The Kansas City city council has taken a step toward honoring its commitment to MAST ambulance workers who became city employees over a year ago.

     

     

  • Kansas City sent so many rescue teams to Joplin this week, they were shuttling relief crews back and forth between the two cities, located more than a hundred fifty miles apart. The Kansas City council got a breakdown yesterday of just how this mutual aid worked.

     

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:42 pm
    Thu May 26, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-26-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • First official list of Joplin missing totals 232.
  • Blunt calls for 100% federal pay for disaster clean-up.
  • Board of Regents names ESU president search committee.
  • City council plods through legal issues.
  • Mother gets 8 years for imprisoning child.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:25 pm
    Wed May 25, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-25-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Tornadoes touch down in Miami, Johnson counties.
  • Four-block area of Sedalia hard hit by twister.
  • Damaged Joplin St. John's Hospital will rebuild.
  • Residents reenter devastated Joplin areas.
  • Royals pitching great Paul Splittorff dies at 64.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:01 pm
    Tue May 24, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-24-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Petition drive seeks to stop production of nukes parts.
  • Severe weather threatens Joplin area again.
  • Severe weather possible for Kansas City area.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:07 pm
    Mon May 23, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-23-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Death toll reaches 116 in Joplin Tornado.
  • Nixon calls for second search of devastated area.
  • Kansas City agencies mount fast disaster relief.
  • Priest pleads not guilty to child porn charges.
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    KCUR Newscast
    4:22 pm
    Sat May 21, 2011

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • K. C., MO added to Google ultra-high-speed plan.
  • Council endorses new Bannister redevelopment plan.
  • Schulte gets contract as permanent city manager.
  • Little hope for special session for city incentives bill.
  • National Tea Party event at Wodlands in September.
  • Akin declares conservative bid for McCaskill seat.
  • Scherrer abruptly resigns Kansas Regents chair.
  • Former mayor candidate Bob Lewellen dies at 73.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:06 pm
    Fri May 20, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-20-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • New auto industry plant to bring 300 jobs to KC.
  • Court moves Shon Pernice trial back till February.
  • Stagehand dies of Rockfest setup fall.
  • Children's Mercy to lose $1 million.
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    KCUR Newscast
    10:38 am
    Fri May 20, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 5-20-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – University officials have laid out their proposals for tuition increases at Kansas colleges.

    The Missouri Ethics Commission has fined Representative Leonard Hughes the Fourth, a four-term Democrat from Kansas City, for problems with his latest campaign report.

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    KCUR Newscast
    4:56 pm
    Thu May 19, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 1-19-11

    KANSAS CITY, MO. – A Missouri Western State University student who drowned in a school swimming pool yesterday has been identified. A Kansas City Federal judge orders a Lees Summit Businessman to pay more than $10 million restitution. A Catholic priest is charged in Clay County with possession of of child pornography. Those stories and more on KCUR Evening News.

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    KCUR Newscast
    10:14 am
    Thu May 19, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 5-19

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A revised plan for redeveloping the Bannister mall area got the endorsement of a city council committee yesterday.

    Governor Sam Brownback has signed a law aimed at controlling the proliferation of so-called "designer drugs".

    Missouri lawmakers did well this year to keep public school funding at its current level, but fell short in other areas, according to the state's Education Commissioner.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:10 pm
    Wed May 18, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-18-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Council committee advances new 3-Trails TIF plan.
  • Chair of Kansas Board of Regents resigns.
  • Kansas City police chief Jim Corwin to retire.
  • Three arrested in midtown rental store killing.
  • BoLing warehouse fire blamed on beverage cooler.
  • Broanback signs bill to upbrade KS 911 systems.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    12:14 pm
    Wed May 18, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 5-18-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Tea Party will head to Kansas City, Kansas this fall for its Freedom Jamboree.

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is continuing a series of meetings aimed at growing the state's economy.

    Trustees of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System are postponing an important decision until at least July.

    The most popular medical school in the country is located at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:03 pm
    Tue May 17, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-17-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Google high-speed area now to include Kansas City, MO.
  • Tea Party picks the Woodlands for national jamboree.
  • Akin enters Senate race against McCaskill.
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    KCUR Newscast
    6:13 pm
    Mon May 16, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-16-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Unemployment report, manufacturing gains highlight recovery.
  • GSA defends EPA move; Unified Government protests.
  • Brownback signs abortion clinic standards bill.
  • Royals' great Splittorff battling cancer.
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    KCUR Newscast
    9:07 am
    Mon May 16, 2011

    KCUR Morning 5-16-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to sign a bill enacting health and safety regulations specifically for abortion clinics.

    Cowley County officials say years of efforts to land a wind farm project have been wasted after Gov. Brownback expanded an area of the state where the huge turbines are not allowed.

    The University of Central Missouri is creating an institute to train students for "green" jobs.

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    KCUR Newscast
    4:12 pm
    Sat May 14, 2011

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

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