State Auditor Finds Abuses of TANF Program

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is questioning millions of dollars of welfare payments made to low-income residents. Schweich released an annual audit Tuesday examining Missouri's use of $12.7 billion of federal funds during the 2012 budget. He raised concerns about $68 million of expenses, mainly through programs run by the Department of Social Services. Among other things, the audit cited improper payments to some child care providers and noted that the state failed to perform annual eligibility verifications for some senior and elderly residents receiving home-based services. In some cases there was no verification that a minor was living in the home, which is one of the requirements of receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. This year's audit findings are consistent with the past two years, which means the lack of documentation remains a big problem

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 2 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is State Champion Wrestler Dalton Voyles from Pacific High School. Dalton won the class 3 title at 182 pounds with a 6-2 decision over Zach Courtoise of Kearney Saturday at the University of Missouri-Columbia. It caps off a tremendous season for Dalton with a 56-2 record. Dalton, who is very good on his feet, took control early in the bout in securing the win over Courtoise.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 days ago

The balance of power in Congress may have changed hands, but the game of "budget chicken" is on again--albeit on a smaller scale.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

30 min 6 sec ago

Boys...
The Union Wildcats will host the Potosi Trojans in the KLPW-AM 1220 broadcast game. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 on KLPW-AM 1220.
Elsewhere...
Washington at Fort Zumwalt North 5:00

Girls...
St. Charles at Borgia

Girls District Tournaments...
Class 2 District 4 at Barat Academy...
Championship-New Haven vs. Clopton at 5:30