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KCUR Evening Newscast 11-30-09

By Sylvia Maria Gross

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Kansas City, MO – A St. Louis-area lawmaker says he's been interviewed by the FBI as to why State House members failed to act on legislation affecting city sales tax rates. Republican Timothy Jones of Eureka sponsored the bill, which would have allowed cities to continue charging multiple sales taxes, as long as they didn't exceed certain limits.

Lee's Summit representative Brian Yates resigned from the Missouri House today. After seven years in the state legislature, Yates would not have been able to run again next year, because of term limits.

A former Columbia, Missouri city official was charged with capital murder today in the fatal shootings of his wife and the couple's two teenage daughters in Burlingame, Kansas this weekend. James Kahler's bail was set at $10 million during an appearance in Osage County District Court. He had previously been accused of assaulting his wife, and they were in the process of getting a divorce.

The Southbound lanes of I-35 at the Paseo Bridge are open again this evening, after a chemical spill shut down part of the highway this morning. I-35's Northbound lanes are expected to open by midnight.

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