Legislature is Trying to Update the State’s Criminal Laws

The Legislature is trying to update the state’s criminal laws. A committee of senators and house members began eight weeks of meetings on October 2, 2012 to sift through a piece of legislation that is more than 1,000 pages long. Senator Jolie Justus of Kansas City, who is co-chair of the committee, says county prosecutors and public defenders spent more than five years going over the state’s current criminal laws and came up with the framework for the bill. Justus says the last time the state’s criminal code was updated was in the early 1970’s.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Sophomore Guard Kyra Hardesty. Kyra scored 59 points in a game against Pacific leading the Lady Jays to an 85-80 overtime win over the Lady Indians. She shot 61% from the floor, hit 20-of-33 field goal attempts, seven of 11 beyond the arc and 12-of-15 free throws. For the season, Kyra is averaging 21.4 points, three rebounds, 3.72 assists and 2.24 steals per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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The balance of power in Congress may have changed hands, but the game of "budget chicken" is on again--albeit on a smaller scale.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Class 5 District 8 at Washington
Boys Semifinals...
Washington vs. Lafayette at 6:00
Marquette vs. Parkway Central at 7:30

Class 4 District 9 at Sullivan
Girls Semifinals...
Borgia vs. Owensville at 6:00
Sullivan vs. St. Clair at 7:30

Class 4 District 8 at Kirksville
Girls Semifinals...
Warrenton vs. Fulton at 7:30
Kirksville vs. Mexico at 4:30