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KCUR Morning Newscast 8-18-08

By Maria Carter, KCUR Newsroom

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Kansas City, MO – Scrap metal is worth so much these days, thieves are willing to risk death, even if they might not intended it.

The governor of Kansas may be the most powerful state employee, but she isn't even close to the richest.

The head of the Douglas County Democratic Party is predicting big victories in November for his party's candidates.

A Kansas City, Kansas, police officer is hospitalized in stable condition after her patrol car was in a crash early this morning.

The Kansas City Royals were routed by the New York Yankees yesterday, dropping a 15-6 decision for their ninth loss in their last eleven games.

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