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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The parents of a slain Kansas City man are suing the manufacturer of the weapon used in the shooting and the dealer accused of selling it to a former fire captain who is charged with knowingly supplying firearms to felons. The Kansas City Star reports that Alvino and Beverly Crawford filed the wrongful death lawsuit this week in Jackson County Circuit Court on behalf of their son, Alvino Dwight Crawford Jr.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man accused of threatening to shoot people in an underground complex in Kansas City is charged with making a terrorist threat. Prosecutors charged 45-year-old Kevin Becknal on Wednesday. Becknal had been fired days earlier from one of the businesses at the Hunt Midwest SubTropolis, which is a massive network of businesses in old limestone mines. The Kansas City Star reports that court records say Becknal told a former co-worker Tuesday that he had 45 bullets to "shoot people around here."

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) - A man charged with the 1993 abduction, rape and killing of a 9-year-old Missouri girl has now been charged with molesting another child. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the two sodomy counts were filed Wednesday against 61-year-old Earl Cox. Investigators also are looking into allegations that Cox had inappropriate contact with another 7-year-old girl.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City pharmacist has been sentenced to three years of probation after he was caught in a $9.5 million Medicaid billing scheme. The Kansas City Star reports that 67-year-old Steven Baraban also agreed Tuesday to pay about $125,000 in restitution. That's in addition to the $2.2 million that he paid to resolve his role in a whistleblower suit brought by a Lenexa, Kansas, pharmacist who worked under Baraban.

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