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KCUR Morning News 9-18-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Council has approved the consolidation of the city's ambulance services, or MAST, with the fire department.

University of Kansas officials say a new audit confirms there have been few problemswith the university's management.

A Kansas City political action committee has been fined for not properly reporting their finanaces. The Missouri Ethics Commission fined the Kansas City Pride Democratic Club and its treasurer 124-thousand dollars.

The trial of the man accused of killing abortion provider George Tiller is expected to be continued to a later date.

A Missouri pension board is calling for the state to spend about $20 million more next year to fund state employee retirement benefits.

Kansas farmers may harvest record corn and soybean crops, and one of the best-yielding sorghum crops in years.

Pitcher Zack Greinke threw five scoreless innings yesterday as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 9-2 at Kauffman Stadium.

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