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KCUR Morning News 6-30-09

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson is set to order more cuts in state spending to offset a $135 million budget shortfall.

Work continues on the new Taum Sauk Reservoir in southeastern Missouri, which is owned by St. Louis-based utility AmerenUE. The first reservoir collapsed in December 2005, sending more than a billion gallons of water rushing down a mountainside and wiping out a state park.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon stopped in town yesterday to promote another bill aimed at propping up a shaky state economy.

The son of a former Wyandotte County sheriff has been sentenced to prison for sexual crimes against children.

The Kansas City Royals held off the Minnesota Twins last night, posting a 4-2 win at Kauffman Stadium for their second straight victory.

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