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

4 days 3 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 22 min ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

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SPORTS CORNER

7 hours 3 min ago

The Cardinals and Royals renew their I-70 rivalry tonight in Kansas City. It's a battle of first-place teams, with Lance Lynn slated to oppose the Royals' Chris Young in the opener of the three-game set. The teams will rematch with three more games at Busch Stadium in mid-June.