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Three animals removed from state's endangered list

The bald eagle, barn owl and western fox snake have all been removed from the state endangered species list. The decision was voted on at a Missouri Conservation Commission meeting in September in Poplar Bluff after an internal review by the Department of Conservation and an external review by other experts on the status of each species.

Slain children’s former lawyer under new investigation

An Independence lawyer who invested money from a memorial fund for two slain children into his own company is being investigated for possible securities fraud.

Biden: McCain mortgage plan rewards banks’ greed

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday denounced Republican John McCain's $300 billion mortgage bailout plan as a way "to reward banks and lenders for their greedy behavior."

Sorting out stream standards

Proposed bacteria-level designations could mean the county would have to disinfect effluent in certain streams deemed "swimmable."

Audit oversight improved for state spending cards

An audit of state spending cards released Wednesday found that oversight has improved but noted that one former state worker used the cards for thousands of dollars of personal expenses.

Egg producer accused of price fixing

A southwest Missouri egg-production plant is named in four federal lawsuits claiming it and other companies conspired to fix domestic egg prices.

UPDATE: Suspect in slaying of Illinois boy caught near O'Fallon

Marcus Powell, 27, was found in a shed in a mobile home park after a manhunt by St. Charles County Police this morning.

Missouri officials combat voter registration fraud

Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states.

MU junior doubles as acoustic rocker, performs tonight

Paul Flo, an MU psychology major, has a musical career on the side. He has one self-titled album, released four years ago, and a new album titled "Go with the Flo" that has been in the works for the past five months.

Two dead in 16-vehicle accident near Joplin

Heavy fog is believed to have contributed to the accident early Wednesday morning on eastbound I-44.

Manhunt under way near St. Louis in slaying of Illinois boy

Police in St. Charles County are looking for Marcus Powell, 27, who is wanted for questioning in the shooting death of Delarrian Davis, 12, of Madison, Ill.

National Rifle Association endorses McCain and visits Missouri today

The National Rifle Association is endorsing Republican presidential nominee John McCain despite differences with the Arizona senator on gun-show rules and campaign finance restrictions.

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