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Templeton to be reinstated as DNR director

Templeton should return to work soon after  being suspended for providing false information about E. coli in water at the Lake of the Ozarks. Joe Bindbeutel, former deputy director of the DNR,  will no longer be appointed to the Administrative Hearing Committee.

UPDATE: Nixon reinstates DNR director

Current DNR Director Mark Templeton will return to work soon, but Nixon will not allow Joe Bindbeutel, former deputy director for the Department of Natural Resources, to sit on the state Administrative Hearing Commission.

Survey suggests improving economy in Midwest

Economic conditions are slowly improving in some Midwest states, including Missouri.

H1N1 six months later: relief, but winter looms

The H1N1 flu virus has not been as bad as originally anticipated, but the battle is not over yet. Health officials are concerned that the virus could mutate into a deadlier strain, or that it will team with the regular winter flu season to overwhelm hospitals.

Giving babies Tylenol may blunt vaccines' effects

A new study suggests preventively giving babies Tylenol after vaccinating them could make the vaccines less effective. Some doctors recommend giving Tylenol right after a shot to prevent fever, but the study says it could reduce the immunity of the vaccine.

Nixon: Missouri has pattern of water quality failures

Gov. Jay Nixon said a review found 10 cases where beaches at state parks were not closed despite high levels of E. coli during the past three years. He is also rescinding the appointment of Joe Bindbeutel to a state job.

St. Louis police officer dies from injuries

Twenty-three-year-old officer Julius Moore died Thursday from injuries suffered during a Oct 6. accident in south St. Louis. Moore's patrol vehicle collided with a turning tractor trailer while trying to assist in apprehending burglars.

DNR director's suspension extended to Friday

After an announcement from Gov. Jay Nixon that the Department of Natural Resources had given him false information about E. coli levels in the Lake of the Ozarks, the department has been conducting an internal investigation set to conclude Friday.      

Grandson unveils First Lady Truman letters at National Archives

Some of the letters written to President Harry Truman by his wife will eventually be displayed at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence.

Missouri ninth-grader allegedly bullied girl over Internet

A ninth-grade girl at Troy Buchanan High School was arrested Oct. 8 on supsicion of bullying another girl through a Web site. The girl faces school discipline.

Some pit bulls seized in raids find better lives

The Humane Society of Missouri is working with pit bulls seized this summer in the largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history. Jakob, Junior and Kali, three pit bulls seized in the raid, appear headed for gentler lives.

More than 1,200 deer killed during this year's urban hunt

The Missouri Department of Conservation says 1,242 deer were killed from last Friday through Monday during the urban portion of Missouri's firearms deer season.

Westminster College uses 100-yard sandwich to help food bank

The football-field long sub sandwich will be sold for $2 a chunk.

ACLU threatens suit about attempt to crack down on meth

The towns of Washington and Union have adopted ordinances requiring prescriptions for any medicine containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the production of methamphetamine.

Beach stayed open despite high bacteria levels

Missouri parks official Jim Yancey runs tests on beaches, and he missed water test results for a Lake of the Ozarks beach which had high bacterial levels. Yancey said he was on vacation, and the beach remained open with high bacteria levels.

UPDATE: Biden speaks in St. Louis, says more jobs are needed

Vice President Joe Biden spoke Thursday at a St. Louis County police and firefighter training center in the St. Louis suburb of Wellston about the nation's economic recovery plan.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits St. Louis

Joe Biden addressed a few hundred people at the St. Louis County Police and Fire Training Center in Wellston. He said the nation's economic recovery will be successful only when more jobs are created.

U.S. Senate candidates both raise more than $1 million

This is the second straight quarter in which Republican Rep. Roy Blunt has raised more money than Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

Missouri governor promotes health care professional education program

The Caring for Missouri program will provide for about 470 medical professional training spots in four-year Missouri schools and hundreds more spots in two-year schools.

UPDATE: Veteran jailed after arrested with gun at Illinois VA hospital

An army specialist was arrested after he threatened to shoot people at a hospital in southern Illinois.