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Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Aisha Khan
Aisha Khan
  • Missing Student Found, Not Abducted
  • KC Mayor Pushes For Control Of Schools
  • Benedictine Student Dies In Wintry Mix
  • EPA Sets New Standards For  Power Plants

Missing Student Found, Not Abducted

The 19 year old  Johnson County Community College  student  missing since  Friday,  December 16th , has been found   unharmed,  five days after her disappearance from the University of Kansas-Edwards campus in Overland Park.  Police say Aisha Khan had not been abducted.  Find out more here.

Kansas City Mayor Sly James Set To Push For Control Of Schools

Kansas City Mayor Sly James says he will go to Jefferson City and ask for control of Kansas City Public Schools.  James made that announcement last night at Union Station.  His spokesman Danny Rotert told the Kansas City Star that James believe it’s the best way to keep local control. School Board member Arthur Benson says he believes the board deserves the mayor’s support and switching to mayoral control could disrupt ongoing changes.

Benedictine Student Dies In Wintry Mix

Officials at Benedictine College in northeastern Kansas say a member of the men's basketball team has died and another was injured in a Missouri car wreck. R.J. Demps was a sophomore guard for the Benedictine Ravens and a resident of Aurora, Colorado.  Read more here.

EPA Releases New Standards For Air Pollution From Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the first-ever national standards for air pollution from power plants.  The rule will require Ameren and other electricity companies to reduce emissions of toxic pollutants like mercury and arsenic, which can cause developmental effects, cancer, asthma, and other serious health problems. Check out more of the story here.


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