Mo. Audit Faults $170K Given to Child-Care Centers
JEFFERSON CITY - A state audit says Missouri paid more than $170,000 to child-care providers that did not open or expand their facilities as planned.
The report released Monday by Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) looks at grants provided through a Department of Social Services program during the 2010 and 2011 fiscal years.
The audit says one facility received $22,500 to open an in-home child-care facility that no children attended. Another facility got $60,000 for a center that never was built. A third facility was paid $89,000 to expand but did not add as many children as projected and then sold the facility.
The department says the program no is longer funded by the Legislature. It sent letters in April seeking repayment from two of the facilities but said the third one met contractual obligations.
Shooting victim goes to convenience store, dies
(Information in the following story is from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - An investigation is underway after the shooting death of a St. Louis convenience store clerk.
The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Monday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the victim has been identified as 30-year-old Mon Rai, a Bhutanese refugee who came to St. Louis last year with his wife and 7-year-old son. The couple was expecting a second child.
Police say a customer at a 7-Eleven store called police after finding the clerk on the floor bleeding. Rai had a gunshot wound to the back. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
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