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Six people were taken to hospitals after a six vehicle crash Wednesday morning north of Frontenac.  The Kansas State Highway Patrol says a semi hit three cars that were stopped at the red light at the junction of US Highways 69 and 160.  One of those vehicles ended up hitting another semi.  The first semi then made a hard left turn and hit a pickup in the northbound lane of 69, knocking it onto the passenger side. 

These people were taken to area hospitals with injuries: 34-year-old April Semrad of Galesburg, 44-year-old Trudy Richwine of Erie, Avery Semrad of Galesburg (age not listed),  30-year-old Deanna Garrett of Pittsburg, 53-year-old Douglas Simpson of Fort Scott and K Graham, age & address unknown.

The driver of the first semi. 30-year-old Eric Christopher of Red Oak, OK and the driver of the second semi, 47-year-old Sammy Stoots of Jay, were not injured. 

The Kansas Highway Patrol tells News Talk KZRG the accident is under investigation.
Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to an income tax cut for individuals and many business owners.

The vote Wednesday by the Republican-led House could set up a veto showdown with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

Nixon rejected a tax cut last year and has voiced concerns that this year's measure could jeopardize funding for public schools and services.

The legislation would gradually cut Missouri's top individual income tax rate from 6 percent to 5.5 percent and phase in a new 25 percent deduction for business income reported on personal tax returns. The tax cuts would begin in 2017, but only if state revenues rise by at least $150 million.

The bill also would increase a tax deduction for low-income residents and adjust Missouri's tax brackets based on inflation.
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The legislature has sent Governor Jay Nixon (D) a proposed $620-million a year cut to income taxes, and Republicans are considering whether enough votes to override a veto are in reach. Nixon has 15 days to act on the bill (SB 509). He could sign it, allow it to become law with no action, or […]
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