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Missouri Has Backlog of Medicaid Applications

Missouri has a backlog of about 22,000 parents and children waiting to learn whether they will be covered by Medicaid.

03/04/2014

Mo. Social Services Director Resigns

Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday that Alan Freeman, director of the Missouri Department of Social Services, has stepped down.

05/20/2013

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Auditor: No Federal Investigation Yet Into Daycare Fraud

“We found $300,000 in costs where children have left the program completely. That sounds fraudulent to me.”

03/25/2013

Three month old Craig Prom was found abandoned in an apartment complex hallway in Breckenridge Hills.

Infant Found Abandoned In Breckenridge Hills Apartment

Police Sgt. Roy Simmons tells KMOX that when police got there, they immediately began looking for the parents.

01/04/2013

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Mo. Early Head Start Budget Slashed

Lawmakers cut state funding for Early Head Start programs nearly in half, from $5.67 million to $2.65 million.

06/11/2012

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Annie Malone Looks for Volunteers to Ensure Safety of Parade

Past reports of “shots fired” cast shadow over major charity fundraiser

04/02/2012

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Required by Law to Report Child Sexual Abuse

The current law only requires people who care for children in an official capacity, such as teachers or medical professionals, to report suspected or witnessed abuse to the state Department of Social Services or a superior.

12/06/2011

Money

Mo. DSS Audit Raises Red Flag

At issue is agency pay for performance reviews

11/26/2011

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Penn State Scandal Could Happen Here

Missouri, like Pennsylvania, has no requirement in its law that university employees promptly notify child-protection services if they witness abuse or rape of a child on university property.

11/17/2011

Ruth Smith, CEO and President of Human Development Corporation

Local Charity Closes Amid Questions of Mismanagement

Organizers claim “a bookkeeping error” led to a nearly $1 million dollar shortfall.

09/07/2011

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