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By Steve Bell

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.

The Shawnee Indian tribe has again had its claim of ownership of the former Sunflower Ammuniton Plant rejected. The latest court ruling says the question is moot, since the Army has turned the property over to the county for development.

The University of Kansas is looking at developing a comprehensive cancer research and treatment center that could bring millions of dollars in federal funds to its campus and medical center. Total cost of the project would be as much as $350 million.

A survivors of clergy abuse group wants the name of the late Reverend Sylvester Hoppe off the chapel at Camp Geiger near St. Joseph. The naming honored Hoppe's 70-plus years of involvement with the Boy Scouts. But within the past 3 years, 3 men have filed lawsuits claiming Hoppe sexually abused them in the 1950's.

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