8:53 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: December 18, 2012

Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon of Missouri
courtesy of

Governor Jay Nixon says his administration may seek legislation to protect school children. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says greater gun control is not the answer. Those stories and more from KCUR News.

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11:05 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Heat, Drought & You

The drought has resulted in withered cornstalks and cracked land near Lamar, Colo.
Frank Morris KCUR

Your neighbors' lawn is green. And yours? A pale shade of brown, with grass that crunches underfoot.

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1:49 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Relentless Heat, Hard Choices: Family Struggles As Utility Bills Rise

The Landes family; Logan,Mason, Grandma Billie, and Cheryl.
Courtesy of Landes family

The living room of Cheryl Landes' small apartment has the cozy feel of your grandmother’s living room.

No surprise.  She’s often watching four grandkids, as well as her own 13-year-old son.

This afternoon, two of them are playing with their hand-held electronic games. They can play alone, or together. They laugh as their small computers make music.

Cheryl’s 90-year-old mother, Billie,  lives here too. She quietly sinks into a club chair. She has chronic lung disease, and dementia.

Both Cheryl and her grandson have asthma.

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6:27 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Dog Days Of Summer Start Early

via Qualityfrog flickr

Daily highs have hovered at or near the 100 degree mark for more than a week.   The sweaty days are expected will continue through the weekend.  The heat can be dangerous, but many people are finding ways to avoid the high temperatures.

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8:18 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Monday, May 21, 2012

Lawmakers in Missouri and Kansas wrap up their legislative sessions.  A study finds compared to 50 years ago more severe weather is hitting the Midwest.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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8:28 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, April 16, 2012

Tornadoes rip through Kansas but few lives are lost.  Poet William Towbridge discusses his work and being Missouri Poet Laureate. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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7:32 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR:
Possible Tornadoes Rip Through Midwest, Kansas Lawmakers Could Slow Brownback’s Medicaid Plan & more top headlines.

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weather death
4:42 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Student Dies In First Wintry Mix Of Season

Benedictine College, Atchison, Ks. students mourn loss of colleague on icy Missouri highway
Benedictine College

The Wednesday trip home for thousands of Kansas City  area drivers is nothing akin to the morning of ice, slush  and  related hazards.  One  young man was killed  in  an early morning  crash  in the Northland.   There  is fog and some snow in the forecast the next 36 hours but nothing severe.

The car carrying Benedictine College student  R.J. Demps flipped over  after skidding on ice along Missouri Highway 45   north of Weston. He was killed. A passenger  survived  with minor injuries.

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