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9:54 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Plaza Explosion Timeline Raises Questions

James cautions not to assign blame in Plaza blast before all the facts are in.
Frank Morris KCUR

The investigation into the blast and fire that rocked the Country Club Plaza and destroyed JJ’s Restaurant has entered a new phase. 

“The people stage has basically concluded,” said Kansas City Mayor Sly James. “We are now moving into that part of the investigation about what caused the explosion.”

We know what caused the gas leak: a crew laying fiber-optic cable accidently pushed the cable into a two-inch gas main just before five o’clock Tuesday evening. A lot of attention will focus on what happened between then and 6:04, when JJ’s blew up.

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9:34 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Banking regulator with KC ties to speak in Fulton

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The former president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City will speak Monday in Fulton on the future of banking.

Thomas Hoenig's 4 p.m. lecture at Westminster College's Coulter Science Center is free and open to the public.
Hoenig is now a director and vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the number two job at the independent Washington agency.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:22 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

KC police seeing increasing popularity of PCP

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Kansas City police say the use of PCP is increasing, particularly in the city's urban core.

Officers are concerned because they say PCP users often are violent and unpredictable. The drug induces hallucinations and makes many users combative and unable to feel pain.

Police Capt. Todd Paulson calls PCP the scariest drug on the streets. He was one of six officers who were needed to subdue a PCP user in January.

The Kansas City Star reports officers used to see a brief increase in PCP arrests after a shipment came in but would then go weeks without any arrests.

9:24 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Missouri pro-marijuana group to propose measures in two cities

A group that advocates relaxing marijuana laws is considering broadening its campaign to Kansas City and Springfield.

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9:14 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Blunt to inspect Missouri River management system

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) will inspect the Missouri River management system.

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven plan to make their own inspections of dams and levees along the Missouri River.

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6:36 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Gov. Nixon optimistic over reaching a deal over workers compensation

Nixon previously vetoed legislation that would have placed work-related diseases under worker’s compensation coverage, instead of letting parties go to court.

With just a few days left to go in Missouri’s legislative session, Governor Jay Nixon says he’s optimistic about reaching a deal with lawmakers on workers’ compensation legislation he previously rejected.  While visiting a medical supplies company in North Kansas City on Tuesday to highlight positive economic and employment trends in the state, Nixon said he met with lawmakers Monday evening, before continuing work on the workers’ comp legislation.

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3:53 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

University of Missouri-Kansas City eyes new name

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City is considering changing its name to the University of Kansas City.

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9:23 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Kansas City man arrested for Columbia bank robbery

A Kansas City man was arrested after an attempted robbery of a Columbia bank.

A suspected bank robber who was shot following a chase in Columbia confessed to police that he robbed another bank last month.

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11:28 am
Tue April 10, 2012

McCaskill stumps in Kansas City as elections near

Sen. Claire McCaskill used a stump speech at a Kansas City gas station to attack corporate oil profits.

Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill began the week traveling the state, touting remedies for high gasoline prices and changes to the tax code.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:23 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Zebra mussels found north of kansas city

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The Missouri Department of Conservation says zebra mussels have been found in Smithville Lake, a reservoir north of Kansas City.

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Off the Clock
5:20 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Glory days for the Mafia in Kansas City

"Where two brothers where shot to death from ambush in Little Italy this morning."
Terence O'Malley

Kansas City may be famous for its jazz and barbeque, but it also has the dubious distinction of having had one of the best Mafias in the country.

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AM Newscasts
8:51 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Newscast for February 20, 2012

UM Curators will meet by teleconference Monday with possible tuition increases the topic of discussion.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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9:26 am
Mon February 6, 2012

McCaskill pushes postal service plan in Kansas City

Sen. Claire McCaskill is in Kansas City selling legislation which would save rural post offices.

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill seeks to avoid closing rural post offices under her proposal to maintain six-day mail delivery.

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9:12 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Senate committee scrutinizes school transfer bill

A state Senate committee is examining legislation allowing children from unaccredited schools to transfer to accredited ones.
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Legislation that’s designed to stem a potential flood of students from unaccredited schools in St. Louis and Kansas City to nearby suburban schools was heard Tuesday before a Missouri Senate committee.

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Arts and Culture
1:52 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Bonnie and Clyde's arsenal goes up for auction

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, sometime between 1932 and 1934, when their exploits in Arkansas included murder, robbery, and kidnapping.
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Two guns thought to have been used by bank-robbing fugitives Bonnie and Clyde have snatched $210,000 at an auction in Kansas City, Missouri.

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