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KCUR Morning News 6-18-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO –
Nearly everyone in Norborne is without power this morning, after falling trees and strong winds downed power lines during storms.

Missouri is getting nearly $19 million in federal grants for repairs needed after winter storms hit the southeastern part of the state in late January.

After testimony from dozens of Johnson County residents last night, the Park Board voted unanimously to pass a report recommending sharpshooters and bow hunters be used to decrease the numbers of deer in Shawnee Mission Park.

The race to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Missouri's Kit Bond next year may soon grow larger.

A pair of federal lawsuits say consumers who bought refilled propane tanks in the past year have been deceived as they are getting less fuel for the same money.

The Kansas City Royals were overpowered by the Arizona Diamondbacks last night, losing 12-5 and ending their four-game winning streak.

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