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KCUR Morning News 4-26-11

By Maria Carter


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new report suggests that moving toward a 401(k)-style plan for Kansas teachers and government workers could make it harder for the state's public pension system to eliminate its long-term funding problems.

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has directed the transportation department to start work on a plan to add rumble strips on the Douglas County part of a busy highway.

The rising cost of gasoline is affecting crime-fighting efforts in Topeka to some extent, according to Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is warning Kansas restaurant owners to be aware of a new type of scam phone call.

Missouri's lieutenant governor is without his Ford Flex crossover vehicle after someone stole it, rammed it into a gun shop and set it on fire.

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