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Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kansas City Council looks at changes to billboard regulations, and a new scam hits Missouri cell phones.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Battle Of The Billboards Back In Kansas City

Once again the battle of the billboards is being fought at Kansas City City Hall, as the city council considers a proposal to ease up on billboard regulation a little. Councilman Ed Ford says when the city made its no new billboards rules in 2007, it drove the value of existing billboard locations up.  Read about the changes here.

Smishing: A New Scam

The Missouri Attorney General’s office is warning the public of a new scam that’s targeting smartphone and cellphone users. “Smishing” involves text messages telling recipients that they’ve won prizes or gift cards from big-name retailers such as Wal-Mart or Costco and instructs them to claim them by clicking on a link.  Attorney General Chris Koster(D) says clicking the link will infect phones with malware that gives identity thieves access to personal information.  Read more here.



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