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UPDATE: Deadly bat fungus in Missouri, farthest west yet

A deadly fungus found on bats in Missouri can lead to an ecological imbalance resulting in an exponentially larger population of crop pests.

7 dead, 3 wounded in Oakland university shooting

Police detained a person earlier Monday believed to be responsible in the shooting at Oikos University, but haven't released the suspect's identity or information about a possible motive.

3 cases of deadly bat fungus in Missouri

White nose syndrome has killed more than 5 million bats in 16 states and Canada.

Cardinals teammates play April Fools' prank on Adam Wainwright

Teammates made it seem as though a fan had won Adam Wainwright's truck during a spring training game.

Missouri House backs tax credit for business startup investors

The measure would create a 50 percent tax credit for people who invest up to $100,000 in young companies. It would set a statewide maximum of $6 million to be awarded annually in each of the next 10 years.

Fulton man killed by officers after report of shots fired

Officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Timothy Simpson, 34, pointed the gun at himself and then toward officers before they shot and killed him. Simpson's cousin disputes that report.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Base closure talks needed to get serious about deficit control

Political maneuvering needs to take a backseat to making tough decisions about deficit control and military base closures.

Missouri senator pushes for business tax cut, deduction

The bill proposes cutting the state's corporate income tax in half over five years and allowing individuals to deduct business income from their personal taxes.

Passenger treatment on airplanes is slowly improving

Private researchers have determined that despite new fees and fare increases, air travel is getting better for commercial passengers.

Rising gas prices have not slowed Midwest economy

A Creighton University economist said it would take a significantly higher increase in oil prices or a world catastrophe to seriously harm growth in the region.

Columbia College sweeps doubleheader at Hannibal-LaGrange

The Cougars beat the Trojans 9-0 in five innings and 9-1 in six innings to improve to 13-13 overall and 2-2 in the AMC.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri by the numbers: A state in trouble

The low-tax Show-Me state hasn't brought the type of prosperity legislators typically look for, leaving education and public health facing deep cuts.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: It's pitch perfect that Voter ID measure tossed as fraud

Complicated language cannot hide that the measure is meant to stifle potential opposition voters.

Express Scripts completes $29.1 billion acquisition of Medco

The deal creates the largest pharmacy benefits manager in the country, allowing Express Scripts to handle the prescriptions of about 135 million people.

Bill Clinton: For re-election, Obama can argue he steadied economy

The former president spoke on Good Morning America about the incumbent's chances against likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Study finds some early breast cancer overdiagnosed

A study in Norway found 15 to 25 percent of breast cancers found by mammograms are overdiagnosed, meaning some of them wouldn't have caused any problems during a woman's lifetime.

Lambert concourse reopens, year after tornado

St. Louis airport's C Concourse reopened Monday. Nearly $15 million was spent on the project.

Levee and Drainage group to meet with Emanuel Cleaver

The meeting between Emanuel Cleaver, a congressman from Missouri's 5th district, and the Levee and Drainage District Association comes a year after a summer of floods on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.

Burger King cooks up new recipes similar to rival McDonald's

Heavy is the head that wears the crown as Burger King revamps its menu to stay relevant. But is it too little, too late for the faltering fast-food king?

UPDATE: 5 dead in Oakland university shooting

The shooting attack at an Oakland Christian university has left at least five people dead. Police said a suspect was detained.

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