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KCUR Newscast
6:28 pm
Mon May 9, 2011

KCUR Evening News 5-9-11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Kansas negotiators resume budget talks with little progress.
  • Five Plattte City firefighters injured in two-truck collision.
  • Legoland commits to $15 million Crown Center development.
  • $2 million judgment in MO hog farm stench lawsuit.
  • $1 Million for KU Cancer Center from Sprint Foundation.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:44 am
    Mon May 9, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 5-9-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City, Kansas officials say a man drowned during a family picnic at Wyandotte County Lake Park.

    Lawmakers return to the Kansas Statehouse. They're scheduled to wrap up the legislative session in just a few days.

    Former Kansas State football coach Ron Prince says he is satisfied with a settlement reached with the school that calls for him to receive $1.65 million.

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    KCUR Newscast
    4:12 pm
    Sat May 7, 2011

    Top Stories of the Week

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Sly James sworn in as KC mayor, promises efficiency, unity.
  • Council high-rise veto override fuels referendum petition drive.
  • Legislature nixes Nixon veto of Congressional redistricting map.
  • Corps of Engineers floods Missouri farmland to save Cairo, Ill.
  • MoDOT announces massive cutbacks as road funds dwindle.
  • Legislature finalizes MO budget, Nixon promises more cuts.
  • Kansas budget negotiations break down with days remaining.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:06 pm
    Fri May 6, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-6-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Kansas budget negotiations stall, start again Monday.
  • Missouri budget completed, may need more cuts.
  • Gevante Anderson sentenced to life without parole.
  • Jean Peters-Baker named Jackson County Prosecutor.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:07 pm
    Thu May 5, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-5-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • New council overrides Funkhouser Plaza office building veto.
  • Council paves way for Ward Parkway Center renovation.
  • Missouri budget bill finalized, Kansas still in negotiation process.
  • Democrat Ballard questions timing on Brownback NBAF move.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:53 am
    Thu May 5, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 5-5-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Leawood lawyer is facing a fraud charge as part of an investigation into a $52 million Ponzi scheme.

    The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced plans to eliminate 12-hundred jobs and close 135 facilities across the state.

    The redistricting map vetoed over the weekend by Governor Jay Nixon is now law, as both the Missouri House and Senate overrode his veto.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:19 pm
    Wed May 4, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-4-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • MoDOT to cut 1200 jobs, close 135 facilities.
  • Legislature overrides Nixon redistricting veto.
  • Kansas negotiators agree on pension shortfall plan.
  • KC Shakespeare Festival survives.
  • Owners of rampant chimp fined.
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    KCUR Newscast
    9:40 am
    Wed May 4, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 5-4-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An all-night filibuster in the Missouri Senate is over. Four Republicans began blocking a capital improvements bill because their attempt to remove $41 million in federal stimulus dollars was voted down.

    Negotiations continued between members of the House and Senate over bills to help fix a deficit in the public pension plan.

    Negotiations continued yesterday between members of the House and Senate over bills to help fix a deficit in the public pension plan.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:11 pm
    Tue May 3, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 5-3-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • MO Department of Insurance, auditor at odds over records.
  • Farm group sues Corps over MO levee breach, flooding.
  • House committee advances replacement for vetoed ag suit bill.
  • Bill requiring prescription for some cold meds advances.
  • Second filibuster over stimulus funds for Missouri.
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    KCUR Newscast
    9:21 am
    Tue May 3, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 5-3-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police have arrested more than 50 protesters at a construction site of the Honeywell Plant in Kansas City.

    People in three states claim to hear the detonation of the Birds Point levee on the Mississippi River.

    The Missouri House has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a photo ID at the polls.

    Some military veterans from Missouri say America's mission in Iraq and Afghanistan isn't over, just because Osama Bin Laden is now dead.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:10 pm
    Mon May 2, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-16-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Sly James sworn in, promises efficiency, unity.
  • Bin Laden slaying brings heightened KCI security.
  • Fight looms over Missouri stimulus fund bill.
  • Corps says it will breach levee, flood farms.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:32 am
    Mon May 2, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 5-2-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The death of Osama Bin Laden was greeted with celebrating on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, last night and into the early hours of this morning.

    The Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City plans to open a graduate program next fall.

    An initiative aimed at improving the health in Wyandotte County is beginning to take shape.

    A conference committee meeting at the Statehouse will continue efforts to finalize a budget bill.

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    KCUR Newscast
    12:14 am
    Sat April 30, 2011

    Top Stories of the Week

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Funkhouser vetoes council decision to allow high-rise.
  • Nixon succeeds in compromise on dog-breeding bill repeal.
  • Senate reins in tax credit system, including for seniors.
  • Bill would alter term limits for Missouri House and Senate.
  • Dems ask Nixon to veto Congressional redistricting map.
  • Nixon won't sign changes to discriminatory firing law.
  • A third abortion bill on its way to Governor Brownback.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:07 pm
    Fri April 29, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 4-30-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Funkhouser vetoes Plaza office high-rise.
  • Federal judge says Corps can breach MO levee.
  • Nixon vetoes changes to discriminatory firing law.
  • Brownback calls for larger year-end balance.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:25 pm
    Thu April 28, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 4-28-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Councio vote to come today on Plaza rezoning plan.
  • Media tours facility where WiKiLeaks suspect detained.
  • Finalists for Ja Co prosecutor named.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:30 am
    Thu April 28, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 4-28-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas juvenile system court will have to decide what to do with two 16 year old Prairie Village boys accused in the murder of another youth from Kansas City, Kansas.

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed into law a compromise dog-breeding bill, the result of last week's agreement between some supporters and opponents of voter-approved Proposition B.

    The flooding along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers has placed the Army Corps of Engineers in a difficult situation.

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    KCUR Newscast
    4:55 pm
    Wed April 27, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 4-27-11

    KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Kansas Legislature has given final passage to a rigorous set of standards to be met by abortion clinics, all of which operate in the Kansas City area. Two 16 year old Prairie Village boys are charged in a weekend KCK murder. Missouri's governor has signed into law a bill overhauling voter-ok'd restrictions on dog-breeding.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:07 pm
    Tue April 26, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 4-26-1

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Koster files suit over levee breach plan.
  • Flooding continues in Southern Missouri.
  • Nixon signs franchise tax repeal bill.
  • House leader expects signing of dog bill repeal.
  • Shortfall threatens Shakespeare festival.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    10:40 am
    Tue April 26, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 4-26-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new report suggests that moving toward a 401(k)-style plan for Kansas teachers and government workers could make it harder for the state's public pension system to eliminate its long-term funding problems.

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has directed the transportation department to start work on a plan to add rumble strips on the Douglas County part of a busy highway.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:45 pm
    Mon April 25, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 4 -25 -11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Rains, levee breach threaten southern Missouri.
  • Million dollar Sprint grant for UMKC education school.
  • Safety improvements ordered on fatal K-10 stretch.
  • Body found on KCK playground identified.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:23 am
    Mon April 25, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 4-25-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Officials with the University of Kansas Cancer Center are watching to see how federal budget cuts might affect efforts to be designated a national cancer center.

    Officials with the University of Kansas Cancer Center are watching to see how federal budget cuts might affect efforts to be designated a national cancer center.

    Kansas lawmakers will meet to work on legislation aimed at fixing a deficit in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, or KPERS.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:56 pm
    Fri April 22, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 4-22-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • James changes committee structure, names mayor pro-tem.
  • E-tax election redeems Kansas City's bond rating.
  • Still no agreement on MO redistricting map.
  • Veterinarians endorse Prop. B compromise.
  • Topeka plane crash kills four persons.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    3:54 pm
    Fri April 22, 2011

    Top Stories of the Week

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Plaza high-rise plan revived, council to decide.
  • Compromise comes late on dog-breeding bill.
  • MO Senate budget cuts higher education funds.
  • KS budget trims education, health and environment.
  • Brownback signs Kansas voter photo-ID law.
  • UMKC prof. Wins Plitzer Prize for opera.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    11:14 am
    Fri April 22, 2011

    KCUR Morning 4-22-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – House and Senate negotiators have failed to agree on a congressional redistricting map before a self-imposed deadline.

    The Missouri Senate has passed a resolution that would shrink the size of the Missouri House from 163 members down to 103.

    The Missouri Senate is trying to cut down on the number of potential election days in the state.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:11 pm
    Thu April 21, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 4-21-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Friends of Plaza fights on despite committee vote.
  • Missouri Senate votes to revise domestic violence laws.
  • Senate also votes to reduce number of House seats.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:40 am
    Thu April 21, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 4-21-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

     

  • A Kansas City council committee has endorsed a proposed high-rise on the Country Club Plaza, but it might or might not be for the Polsinelli Shugart law firm.

     

     

  • A group of Kansas lawmakers have wrapped up the first round of negotiations on a budget bill for the next fiscal year.

     

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:12 pm
    Wed April 20, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 4-20-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Council committee endorses Plaza high-rise.
  • MO Senate plan cuts higher ed spending.
  • Blunt warns about government over-borrowing.

     

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    KCUR News
    12:57 pm
    Wed April 20, 2011

    Harvesters Wins Top Honor Among Food Banks Nationally

    Harvesters offers food to pantries, shelters, and day care centers in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Children are among the most vulnerable. Photo: Harvesters

    Kansas City, Missouri – A prestigious recognition for The Harvesters Community Food Network - the regional food bank has been named the 2011 Food Bank of the year by America's food bank network. Feeding America is made up of some 200 food banks across the country.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:06 pm
    Tue April 19, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 4-19-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Skaggs moves to resurrect Plaza high-rise plan.
  • Committee begins work on compromise KS budget.
  • Missouri House advances weak payday loan bill.

     

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    KCUR News
    4:47 pm
    Tue April 19, 2011

    Country Club Rezoning: Next Round

    KANSAS CITY, MO. – Tomorrow may tell if there's room for compromise in rezoning on County Club Plaza.

    Councilman Bill Skaggs proposes resurrection of Highwoods Properties building plan.

    Planning and Zoning Committee of the City Council tomorrow will get a look at Skaggs offering. He wants rezoning of Neptune Condos from dwelling to office and redrawing the Plaza Development Plan.

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