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KCUR Morning News 12-22-09

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – An environmental group says it will head to court to continue the fight against a proposed rail hub near Gardner.

The Kansas House majority leader also will be the next vice chair of the chamber's Appropriations Committee.

A judge in Wichita is set to hear pretrial motions in the case of the man charged with killing one of the nation's few doctors performing late-term abortions.

A 27-year-old northeast Kansas woman who had swine flu has died, bringing to 23 the number of Kansans who have died after contracting the virus.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources investigators say a strong odor that drew complaints in Liberty last week came from an organic composting farm near the town.

The Better Business Bureaus in Wichita and Topeka are merging next week and will be known as the Better Business Bureau of Kansas Incorporated.

Salvation Army officials in the St. Louis area plan to increase security after thieves got away with three kettles containing hundreds of dollars.

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