St. Louis – Organizers of the country's longest non-stop river race have delayed this year's competition to avoid high water on the Missouri River.
Canoeists and kayakers in the MR340 have 88 hours to paddle the 340 miles from Kansas City to St. Charles. Racers were supposed to leave from a park in Kansas on Tuesday. But the water is moving too fast to be safe, organizers say, and the race is now scheduled for August.
Cooperstown, N.Y. – Former Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog is now a Hall of Famer. He was inducted Sunday at a ceremony in Cooperstown, New York, but joining baseball's pantheon wasn't the only honor the former skipper received.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Unemployed workers in Missouri will soon learn if they qualify for extensions under federal legislation signed this week by President Obama.
The new law extends benefits to those who have been out of work for six months or longer. Amy Susan with the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations advises those whose benefits have lapsed to be patient.
Jefferson City, Mo. – A St. Louis-based non-profit group has been awarded a $2 million federal grant to combat tobacco use and obesity among low-income Missourians.
The Missouri Foundation for Health will distribute the money to more than a dozen other non-profits across the state. Spokesperson Bev Pfeifer-Harms says the numbers of both smokers and obese Missourians exceed national averages.