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KCUR Morning News 10-01-09

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – The director of Missouri's Department of Natural Resources has been ordered to take two weeks of unpaid leave. The action comes after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon learned a Lake of the Ozarks beach known to be contaminated with e-coli was open during Memorial Day weekend.

The Finance and Audit Committee advanced a resolution to devote up to $25 million in general obligation bonds to financing a new emergency responders' radio system.

It looks like September may have been a bad month for the Kansas budget. Corporate and income taxes fell below estimate.

President Barack Obama has nominated Beth Phillips to be U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

A contractor in Iraq is helping out some Lawrence schools kids with a ride.

The Royals defeated the New York Yankees last night 4-3.

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