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  • Missouri: Senate panel backs cut for childhood program JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Senate budget writers want to cut funding by more than half for an early childhood development program that began in Missouri a generation ago and has since spread nationwide. The national president of the Parents as Teachers initiative said Thursday that the “shortsighted” cut could eliminate help for tens of thousands of families with young children.

    April 1, 2010

  • Kansas: Abortion doctor’s murderer gets life prison term WICHITA, Kan. — Defiant to the end, an anti-abortion zealot who murdered one of the few U.S. doctors who performed late-term abortions was sentenced Thursday to life in prison and won’t be eligible for parole for 50 years — the maximum allowed by law.

    April 1, 2010

  • Oklahoma: Amid furloughs, Dems rip House carry-over funds OKLAHOMA CITY — Democrats in both the House and Senate criticized Republican House leaders Thursday for having an estimated $4 million in carry-over funds amid the state’s budget crisis. Several Democrats aired their complaints one day after the Senate announced cost-cutting plans that include requiring its employees to take 12 furlough days before the end of the year.

    April 1, 2010

  • Missouri: K.C. suspect in fatal crash faces charges in chase KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three weeks before being accused of causing a five-car crash that took the life of a 12-year-old boy, Clayton Dunlap was flying down residential streets in Kansas City in a Chevy Blazer with officers in pursuit, both in cars and a police helicopter.

    March 31, 2010

  • Kansas: Killer of abortion doctor faces life sentence WICHITA, Kan. — The man who gunned down one of the few doctors in the U.S. to perform late-term abortions could be sent to prison Thursday for the rest of his life, but he may have gotten what he wanted all along: It is now markedly harder in Kansas to get an abortion.

    March 31, 2010

  • Oklahoma: OSBI defends investigation in case of missing girl OKLAHOMA CITY — The agent in charge of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s search for a missing 7-year-old girl and her alleged abductor vigorously defended the agency’s handling of the case Wednesday even as a state lawmaker criticized it.

    March 31, 2010

  • Does Bigfoot exist? Professor unsure For decades, the legend of Bigfoot has grown. Most people think it’s a myth, but Saint Louis University biology professor John Severson isn’t so sure.

    March 31, 2010

  • Missouri: Bill would tell prosecutors of teen abortions JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Abortion clinics would be required to tell prosecutors about teenagers seeking abortions under legislation passed Tuesday by the Missouri House that supporters hope could provide leads on potential rapists.

    March 30, 2010

  • Kansas: Body parts found at medical waste company KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Three individuals have been identified so far among six heads and numerous other human body parts found in a truck at a Kansas medical waste facility, including at least one man who was to have been cremated, a coroner said Tuesday.

    March 30, 2010

  • Kansas: House panel grills health agency official TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas health administrator tried Monday to reassure legislators that his agency is working aggressively to hold down prescription costs for the state and its government workers after a union group raised some concerns.

    March 29, 2010

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