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KCUR Morning News 4-20-09

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – Leaders in the Kansas Legislature are facing a bigger challenge than they expected in balancing the state budget. A new revenue forecast says the budget lawmakers approved early this month would create a $328 million deficit.

The penny slots are booming at Missouri casinos.

A new USS Missouri will soon set sail.

A 21-year-old Topeka man was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

More information is expected today about an incident that killed a worker at the Kansas City Power and Lights La Cygne generating station.

In sports, the Royals lost to the Texas Rangers yesterday 6-to 5, when Texas hit a homerun in the ninth inning to end the game.

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