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KCUR Morning Newscast 3-5-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Facing allegations by the victim's family that a fire truck that struck a a7-year-old boy did not have its siren on, the Kansas City Fire Department released dispatch tapes involved in the accident.

There was more than enough ill will to fill the Kansas City Council Chamber yesterday afternoon as a council committee took testimony on a proposed dress code to counter perceived racial discrimination in the Power and Light District.

The Kansas House has passed two bills placing restrictions on abortion providers.

A bill that would have abolished the death penalty in Kansas has been shelved after a Senate committee recommended further study on the issue.

The Missouri Senate has passed a bill to lessen the pressure on Missouri's heavily burdened public defenders.

An attempt to require prescriptions for cold medicines that contain pseudoephedrine has been defeated in the Missouri Senate.

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