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KCUR Newscast
9:24 am
Thu March 3, 2011

KCUR Morning News 3-3-11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Supreme Court has sided with Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church in a free speech case.

Mental Health advocates say cuts proposed for mental health services in Kansas will endanger lives and burden emergency rooms, mental hospitals, and jails statewide.

Mental Health advocates say cuts proposed for mental health services in Kansas will endanger lives and burden emergency rooms, mental hospitals, and jails statewide.

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KCUR Newscast
6:07 pm
Wed March 2, 2011

KCUR Evening News 3-2-11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Supreme Court rules in favor of Topeka funeral pickets.
  • Electrical problem caused fire at KC mosque.
  • Funkhouser, neighborhood decry death of activist.
  • Police seek hit-and run SUV that struck school bus.
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    KCUR Newscast
    11:56 am
    Wed March 2, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 3-2-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A court ordered investigation leads a Jackson County Circuit Judge to close a controversial Kansas City funeral home, calling Marts Memorial Services a risk to the public interest.

    A Johnson County racing school and its founder are accused of deceptive and unconscionable acts related to the sale of racing packages.

    An effort to repeal a Kansas law that gives illegal immigrants a tuition break has passed the House, but may face a challenge in the Senate.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:05 pm
    Tue March 1, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 3-1-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • McCaskill holds hearing on Bannister PR contract, misinformation.
  • Kansas City's appeal rejected, $2.1M discrimination award stands.
  • Judge says Westport funeral home should be closed as public risk.
  • MO House advances bills limiting minimum wage, limiting funeral pickets.
  • Funeral services Wednesday morning for broadcasting legend Grigsby.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    10:34 am
    Tue March 1, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 3-1-11

    Kansas City, MO – The Lawrence School board has started the process to close an elementary school.

    A school district in central Kansas has been given a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act.

    Nine retired U.S. Air Force generals want Kansas regulators to disbar 10 lawyers who belong to a Topeka church that protests at military funerals around the country.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:09 pm
    Mon February 28, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-28-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Fletcher still has 3rd district chance, must re-appeal.
  • Investigators probe early morning KC mosque fire.
  • Man who stabbed college dean declared incompetent.
  • Chemistry instructor sentenced for cyanide possession.
  • Another revenue collection for Kansas in February.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:47 am
    Mon February 28, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-28-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City lost one of its biggest ambassadors over the weekend when legendary broadcaster Bill Grigsby died at the age of 89.

    The Kansas City Missouri School district has opened a dental clinic inside one of its elementary schools.

    The Taum Sauk Fund board has voted dissolve and split $7 million between Reynolds and Iron counties.

    Senator Bob Dole's former press secretary is returning to KU as a Dole fellow.

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    KCUR Newscast
    4:35 pm
    Sat February 26, 2011

    Top Stories of the Week

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:07 pm
    Fri February 25, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-25-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Slushy show was a formidable challenge for removal crews.
  • Voter photo-ID bill passes KS house, moves to Senate.
  • Sponsor of MO photo-ID bill will run for Secretary of State.
  • KS House speaker threatens to bar union lobbyists from Capitol.
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    KCUR Newscast
    10:27 am
    Fri February 25, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-25-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City, Missouri's population is up 4.1 percent over the past 10 years.

    Union Station today will announce a more than $1 million dollar grant from the Burns & McDonnell Foundation for long-awaited improvements at Science City.

    Dozens of union members gathered at the Statehouse to oppose a bill that would eliminate an option for them to make political donations.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:09 pm
    Thu February 24, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-24-11

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    KCUR Newscast
    10:44 am
    Thu February 24, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-24-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas House is set to take final votes today on two bills that place further restrictions on abortions.

    Kansas legislators are struggling to decide how to satisfy the federal government's demands that the state boost spending on special education programs in public schools.

    The operations and spending habits of several Missouri state agencies would be compared in a review being proposed by State Auditor Tom Schweich.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:34 pm
    Wed February 23, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-23-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Major abortion restriction bills advance in KS House.
  • KS move against union PAC contributions advances.
  • MO House committee advances plan to end income taxes.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:40 am
    Wed February 23, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-23-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Among a pool of six, Sly James finished first in yesterday's primary for Kansas City mayor.

    For the first time since the 1920s, Kansas City voters have denied an incumbent mayor a second term. Mark Funkhouser finished third and is unable to advance to the general election.

    Yesterday's primaries also narrowed the field for council seats. Five races had more than two candidates.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:10 pm
    Tue February 22, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-22-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • KS House votes to end in-state tuition for undocumented students.
  • Committee pushes to explore privatization at Kansas universities.
  • Congresswoman Jo An Emerson won't run for Senate.
  • Turnout light as expected in Kansas City primary.
  • Looming earnings tax vote nicks KC bond rating.
  • Kline says he never sought adult patient identities.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:13 am
    Tue February 22, 2011

    KCUR Morning news 2-22-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City School District says its buildings need some work.

    Kansas House members are pushing to repeal a law that allows some illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at Kansas colleges and universities. The law was passed in 2004.

    The Missouri House will begin debate soon on a plan to use $190 million of additional federal stimulus money for public schools.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:07 pm
    Mon February 21, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-21-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Michael Fletcher still off 3rd District ballot; appeal rejected.
  • Voter photo-ID bill advances out of Kansas Elections Committee.
  • KS House votes to end in-state tuition for undocumented students.
  • Hackaers cop credit card data from Weston's Snow Creek.
  • Thieves lift 8 special computers from Audio Reader.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:32 am
    Mon February 21, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-21-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas ethics panel is reviewing allegations former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline committed misconduct while investigating abortion providers.

    A federal judge says he plans to have a ruling by mid-March on a lawsuit over how much local money can be raised to pay for Kansas public schools.

    Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says Congress needs to play by the same rules as everyone else.

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    KCUR Newscast
    4:03 pm
    Sat February 19, 2011

    Top Stories of the Week

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • More charges filed against alleged Waldo rapist.
  • Planning commission rejects Plaza high rise plan.
  • Fires, fights prompt more security at Southwest.
  • Wheeler out of mayor's race, throws support to Burke.
  • Water main break epidemic hits Kansas City, MO.
  • Obama budged ignores GSA building, funds KBAF.
  • House committee challenges Brownback arts decision.
  • Newly number one KU humiliated by loss to K-State.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:28 pm
    Fri February 18, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-18-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Judge will rule on local option block to come in 2-3 weeks.
  • Petitions will circulate to repeal Missouri income taxes.
  • Three Olathe boys charged in school burgary and fire.
  • Judge ousts new Cass County presiding commissioner.
  • KS abortion, adult businesses, limiting courts advance.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:10 am
    Fri February 18, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-18-11

    Kansas City, MO – Severe temperature shifts are playing havoc with Kansas City's water distribution. There have been so many broken lines, only the largest get immediate attention.

    Community Mental Health directors in Kansas say they've received notice from a state agency 14 in-patient psychiatric beds will be closing at Rainbow Mental Health facility.

    A Merriam man has pleaded guilty in the kidnapping and murder of a young woman whose battered body was found in rural western Missouri.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:10 pm
    Thu February 17, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-17-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Spring-like KC day breaks record set in 1970.
  • Temperature swings bring deluge of water main breaks.
  • MO Senate sends voter photo-ID bill to House.
  • No progress in negotiations over KS budget cuts.
  • Inpatient beds at Rainbow Mental Health to be cut 30%.
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    KCUR Newscast
    10:00 am
    Thu February 17, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-17-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two new sets of criminal charges are filed against a man already accused in a series of rapes in and around Kansas City's Waldo area.

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Kansas City's Power & Light district for racial discrimination.

    The Kansas budget director says Gov. Sam Brownback is ruling out higher contributions for government workers or changes in benefits as ways to solve the long-term issues with the state pension system.

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    KCUR Newscast
    5:19 pm
    Wed February 16, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-16-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Accused Waldo rapist faces charges in two more recent cases.
  • Wheeler quits race, joins Barnes and Berkeley in support of Burke.
  • Police search area near Belton for body of missing Kara Kopetsky.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:10 am
    Wed February 16, 2011

    KCUR Morning news 2-16-11

    Kansas City, MO – Later today the Jackson County Prosecutor is expected to tell whether he can set charges in a series of five rapes in and around Kansas City's Waldo district dating to 2009. It's a continuation of an investigation set into motion last Spring.

    The Kansas City planning commission has rejected plans by local law firm to build headquarters on Country Club Plaza.

    A Missouri House committee has passed legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:25 pm
    Tue February 15, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-15-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Voter photo-ID bills advance in MO Senate, House.
  • MO health dept. to require photo ID to get records.
  • Grand jury indicts 2 in KC pharmacy burglaries.
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    KCUR Newscast
    9:29 am
    Tue February 15, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-15-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – President Obama has included 150-million dollars in his budget for the next fiscal year to go ahead with the construction of the nation's premier bio-defense lab in Manhattan, Kansas.

    The President's budget proposal did NOT include money for a federal office building in downtown Kansas City.

    A Wichita businessman says he wants to reopen three closed racetracks in Kansas, including the Woodlands track in Kansas City, Kansas.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:13 pm
    Mon February 14, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-14-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • More nuisance fires extinguished at Southwest, Northeast.
  • School district to increase security at early college campus.
  • School bus collides with tree near Richmond, several hurt.
  • Obama budget includes Manhattan Lab, but not GSA building.
  • Brownback staff pitches Senate committee on ending KPHA.
  • E-Tax lovers, red-light-cam haters hold Valentine's Day rallies.

     

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    KCUR Newscast
    9:17 am
    Mon February 14, 2011

    KCUR Morning News 2-14-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri highway officials say a combination of heavy rain and old construction led to the collapse of a section of highway in Kansas City last summer.

    The Missouri Supreme Court says former Kansas City superintendent Bernard Taylor can't be sued over a high school student's 2005 stabbing.

    A prison in Missouri's capital now has a geriatric wing as state officials confront an increasingly elderly inmate population.

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    KCUR Newscast
    6:38 pm
    Fri February 11, 2011

    KCUR Evening News 2-11-11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –

  • Firefighters extinguish blaze at Southwest Early College Campus.
  • Democrats urge Brownback to up special education funding.
  • Kansas House passes "Health Care Freedom Amendment."

     

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