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KCUR Morning Newscast 1-9-09


Kansas City, MO – The budget shortfall in Kansas could be bigger than expected.

For decades, Kansas City, Kansas, has fought a reputation for violent crime. A new report contradicts the city's image -- last night police told the board of commissioners that violent crimes in 2008 were at their lowest level in 22 years and fell nearly 25 percent from 2007.

A report released yesterday finds that biomedical ventures in the Midwest are attracting fewer investments.

One big upcoming investment in Kansas biosciences is sparking ire in Texas.

Southeast Missouri Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson will be the top Republican on a key House subcommittee.

Union employees at YRC Worldwide freight divisions approved 10 percent wage cuts to save the troubled trucking firm up to $250 million a year.

Kansas welfare officials are researching the case of a family who continued to receive adoption subsidies after their adopted son disappeared in 1999.

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