Kansas City, MO – State and federal crews have identified almost 900 homes damaged as a result of last weekend's severe storms in Missouri. The hardest hit area was Christian County in southwest Missouri with 127 homes destroyed and 138 damaged. In Lawrence, KU confirmed that new roofs will be needed on Danforth Chapel, Blake and Parker halls, the GSP residence hall and the computer services facility.
Kansas City, MO – Top Stories of the week: 2015 Superbowl hinges on rolling roof. Kansas school plan falters, gaming bill emerges. Kansas immigrant tuition breaks survive. Method of chosing justices won't change. Kline task force to look at hospital billing. Bartle sex offender bill panned by prosecutors. Esme Tseng pleads guilty to mother's stabbing. East Village ready for tax breaks. Graves resigns as U.S. Attorney.
Kansas City, MO – Kansas school funding plans in both the House and Senate seemed to be falling apart as legislators began to fret over possible revenue shortfalls in future years. A House committee indefinitely postponed action on their version of the bill, 40 conservative legislators declared both plans fiscally irresponsible, and House Majority Leader Clay Aurand offered his own proposal which would force local governments to pay the majority of any increase.
Kansas City, MO – Earlier this month, a Jackson County jury found that the Kansas City Boys and Girls Clubs had illegally fired a Vice President when she complained that some recent hiring decisions were racist. The organization was ordered to pay a total of 550 thousand dollars to Tameka Bryant, and President David Smith was personally fined 60 thousand dollars. The Boys and Girls Club questioned the jury's finding and says it stands behind Smith's employment decisions.
Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Council stayed late this evening, to discuss filling the vacant 4th District council seat. The full council was unable to arrive at a tie-breaking method or agree on a specific date for its next vote. Though the council couldn't decide, George Blackwood will be the next councilman. The other finalist, Janice Ellis, withdrew her name from nomination.
Kansas City, MO – Selection committee narrows field of candidates for Sprint Center Art to one. Union Station pitches National Archives in $13 million plan to house Central Plains archives. Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran seeks to push back Medicare prescription drug coverage deadline.
Kansas City, MO – New poll shows Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius ahead of Republican rivals. Missouri cuts down on meth lab seizures in 2005. Kansas high school student faces felony charges for threatening teacher.
Kansas City, MO – The roof costs come on top of a proposed sales tax for renovations and repairs at Truman Sports Complex. A 25-year use tax for the roof would raise $225 million, the Jackson County Legislature was told today. In addition to $575 million in renovations, the proposed 25-year leases with the Chiefs and Royals would require the city, county and state to pay a total of $212 million for maintenance. The teams will pay a total of $100 million and cover cost overruns.
Kansas City, MO – Missouri Governor Matt Blunt's plane lands safely after problems with landing gear. A Missouri soldier is killed in Iraq. Judge strikes down Kansas City fire inspection fees. Missouri child abuse registry declared unconstitutional. Westar's third quarter profits jump 40 percent. CEO of Compass Minerals retires.
Kansas City, MO – Poor health linked ot racism in St. Louis, study says. Clay County unveils war memorial. Northwest Missouri authorities discover woman's body in field. University of Kansas picks up $100 million in endowment funds.
Kansas City, MO – After a two-week delay of a vote, the Kansas City, Missouri school board voted 8-1 Wednesday night not to renew the contract of superintendent Bernard Taylor, Jr. Board president David Smith praised Taylor's accomplishments in getting provisional accreditation for the district, but said new leadership is needed for the future. Smith specifically cited declining enrollments at a time of community development and growth. The board asked Taylor to continue to serve until his current contract expires in June.
Kansas City, MO – Missouri adoptions far too slow, audit says. Kansas City school board votes against renewing superintendent's contract. Topeka hires retired K.B.I. administrator to review troubled narcotics unit.
Kansas City, MO – Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison to challenge Kline for Attorney General's office. Kansas opens trade office in China's capital. Jackson County could face $16 million shortfall next year.
Kansas City, MO – Missouri's demand for pharmacists ranks 6th in the nation. Missouri studies economic impact of highway projects. Investigators continue searching for bodies in the rubble of a devastating Lawrence apartment fire. Testimony continues tomorrow in the trial of a Newton, Kansas, couple accused of abusing mentally ill patients.
Kansas City, MO – Missouri utility regulators studying natural gas price hikes. New audit shows Missouri could be spending less on Medicaid. Midwest economic index hits lowest level since September 2001, economist says.
Kansas City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon investigating 50 gas stations for price gouging. Kansas City police are talking to four people in the weekend shooting death of 20-year-old Terrell Barnes. Platte County schools experiment with animal-assisted therapy to help children learn to read. Sprint Nextel Corp. launches 19 live TV stations for wireless phone customers.
Kansas City, MO – City health authorities confirmed that a 40-year-old man is hospitalized with West Nile disease. He is the first confirmed case in Kansas City this season.
A Missouri environmental group says a new study shows that global warming is increasing temperatures in the Missouri River basin. The group says without prompt attention to energy efficiency and emissions controls, the warming will lead to higher water bills, increased cost of living and longer periods of drought.