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KCUR Morning Newscast 7-16-08

By Maria Carter, KCUR Newsroom


Kansas City, MO – The Missouri Supreme Court has put on hold what would have been the first execution in the state in nearly three years.

Missouri probation and parole officers say they won't slow down the job, but they're angry at a holdup in back pay

One of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies has agreed to pay Missouri and Kansas millions of dollars to resolve claims of Medicaid fraud.

State and federal officials are testing ground and water samples taken this week in the northwest Missouri town of Cameron.

Officials at Overland Park-based Sprint Nextel aren't commenting on reports that South Korea's SK Telecom is in talks to buy the struggling wireless carrier.

Mark Mangino is getting big bucks for coaching the Kansas Jayhawks to their first BCS bowl victory.

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