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Professor reaches out to students in Liberia

“Ebola is real!” says the hand-drawn flier.

Researchers seek to combat bat disease

Researchers studying a deadly bat disease are turning their attention to a type of bacteria that inhibits fungal growth.

Missouri officials, hunters seeing fewer deer

Missouri wildlife officials are considering more restrictions in whitetail deer hunting to reverse a continuing decline in the deer population, caused mostly by an outbreak of hemorrhagic disease and liberal hunting regulations.

Missouri ballot proposal would shift budget powers

When balancing the budget, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has some of the most expansive powers among his peers. He can reduce spending for anything he chooses, and has done so repeatedly.

Missouri to vote on teacher evaluation changes

Missouri could be the first state to enshrine the role of student performance data in teacher evaluations in its state constitution if an initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot gets enough support.

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Legislator: Highway Patrol answers on training lacking

Third hearing slated on aftermath of merger of highway, water patrols

A Camdenton state legislator is dissatisfied with how the Missouri Highway Patrol is responding to questions in the wake of the May death of a handcuffed man who was in the custody of a trooper.

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Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported.

Protesters end encampment at St. Louis University

Saint Louis University says an encampment set up by people protesting police shootings has been removed.

Girl killed at Kansas City convenience store

A 6-year-old Kansas City girl has died in a drive-by shooting at a convenience store in the southern part of the city.

Pedestrian struck, killed in St. Louis County

A pedestrian has been struck and killed while crossing a St. Louis County road.

School tries to balance free speech amid protests

A prolonged sit-in at Saint Louis University to protest police shootings has the private Jesuit school struggling to balance a commitment to social justice and free speech with growing safety concerns among some students.

Missouri approves tougher rules for captive deer

Missouri officials approved tougher regulations for deer ranchers and hunting preserves Friday, including a ban on importing deer from elsewhere, in an attempt to stop the spread of disease.

Koster aims to ban Ebola waste at St. Louis center

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is seeking to block a sterilization company from handling any medical waste contaminated with Ebola at its St. Louis facility.

Missouri lab now designated to test for Ebola

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the state now has a designated Ebola testing lab approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

USDA grant helps researchers study elderberries

University of Missouri researchers will soon be comparing the flavors of six different types of elderberry juice — with names such as Wylde Wood, Ocoee, York and Adam’s II — as a way to help elderberry producers make better juice and command higher prices, the Columbia Missourian reported.

Group appeals course outlines case against university

Wants documents ruled public records

An advocacy group is asking the Missouri Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that course outlines used by University of Missouri faculty are not public records.

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Workers scale Arch in search of stains

Tourists, commuters and downtown office workers are enjoying an unusual view of the Gateway Arch Thursday as a group of workers climb the iconic landmark in search of stains.

Missing man found dead in Three Creeks Conservation Area

Victim told authorities he'd fallen from bluff in Three Creeks Conservation Area between Ashland and Columbia

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Missouri agency scaling back captive deer proposal

Missouri conservation officials are scaling back their recommendations for new regulations of deer farms and hunting preserves that were aimed at controlling disease but had prompted cost concerns.

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Police protesters to meet with St. Louis mayor

Young protest leaders who stormed St. Louis City Hall this week as part of the Ferguson October demonstrations against police killings said Wednesday they plan to sit down with Mayor Francis Slay and city officials to discuss their demands.