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KCUR Evening Newscast 2-26-08

By Steve Bell

KCUR Evening Headlines (3 min 35 sec)

  • Kansas City city manager Wayne Cauthen has submitted a gradual 3-year plan for city budget cuts, saying revisions to meet an expected shortfall in one year would only allow the city to offer bare bones public safety and infrastructure services.
  • Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline and Defense Attorney Michael McCulloch presented opening statements today in the second murder trial of John Henry Horton.
  • Nearly 250 political candidates have filed to run for various offices in Missouri so far today, the first official day they can file.
  • Doctors say the condition of 5-year-old Katherine Cook is improving and they are in the process of weaning her from life-support. The girl was shot in the head while playing outside her Leavenworth County home over the weekend.
  • "Big Brother" will be watching at undisclosed locations of Kansas City, Kansas with the installation of ten new video surveillance cameras.
  • Roman Catholic officials on both sides of the state line condemn the pending "Bodies Revealed" exhibit at Union Station as inappropriate for school field trips.

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