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Top Of The Morning News: December 14, 2012

City of Kansas City
Photo illustration of a streetcar operating southbound on Main Street at 19th Street.

Six employees of Kansas City, Missouri and one of Jackson County have been indicted on charges of insurance fraud.  Streetcars get a kick start in Kansas City. That & more news from KCUR.

Public Workers Named In Insurance Fraud Indictment

A federal indictment alleges seven Kansas City area public employees used a novel approach to defrauding a wellness program promoted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.  Learn more abut the charges here.

Streetcars Off To A Fast Start

The Kansas City council got off to a running start on getting a downtown streetcar.  The council displayed a unity of spirit on having streetcars running by 2015 as promised.  Find out more here.

KU Researcher Gets Alzheimer’s Grant

A University of Kansas researcher is partnering with a Harvard scientist on a $1.7 million study of a protein believed to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.  Read more about what they will be studying here.

Missouri Senate Immigration Panel Ends Work

The Missouri Senate’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration held its final meeting Thursday.  Among the issues discussed was legislation that would require driver’s license exams be given in English only.   Read more here.

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