Jefferson City, Mo – An audit of the Tour of Missouri done by a private company has found the non-profit running the cycling race needs to adopt written policies and procedures for handling its finances.
Gov. Jay Nixon's administration paid $13,000 for the review, which covered all of 2008. The state provided nearly half of the race's $3.3 million budget that year.
St. Louis – It won't be just fans who are hoping that the Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first round of the National League Division Series this week - each additional home game promises an economic boost for downtown bars and restaurants.
If the Cards stay in the playoffs all the way through the World Series, as many as eight more home games could be played in St. Louis.
St. Louis – For countries in the former Soviet Union, a collaboration with the Missouri Botanical Garden may lead to greater protections for endangered species in Eurasia. Researchers and scientists from countries such as Russia and Georgia will be gathering this week at the garden to discuss a comprehensive list of endangered species in the Caucasus Mountain range.
St. Louis – The Republican Senator from Missouri says he's found a worse idea from California and Massachusetts Democrats than energy legislation passed by the US House.
A climate change bill from California senator Barbara Boxer and Massachusetts senator John Kerry builds off the "cap-and-trade" idea in legislation that's already passed the US House. It's sponsored by California Democrat Henry Waxman and Massachusetts Democrat Edward Markey.
St. Louis – A former Democratic operative in St. Louis has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison on fraud and weapons charges.
Thirty-eight year old Milton "Skip" Ohlsen pleaded guilty to two felony counts in May. He also has to pay nearly $100,000 in restitution.
He has admitted to falsifying his income on two 2007 loan applications. The weapons charge - a felon in possession of a firearm - comes from a drug convictions Ohlsen has on his record from a decade ago.