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

3 days 20 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Kansas City Chiefs rested all of their regulars and still finished the preseason unbeaten. Chase Daniel threw a touchdown pass and the Chiefs beat the St. Louis Rams 24-17 on Thursday night. Kansas City (4-0) was perfect for the first time since 1969, the season the franchise won its lone Super Bowl title. Isaiah Pead rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown for the Rams (0-4).