mountain lion http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines - Wednesday, May 23, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-may-23-2012 <p><strong>Mo. mountain lions are visitors, not natives</strong></p><p>The number of mountain lion sightings in the state of Missouri is on the rise, and DNA tests show some of them are visiting from other states.</p><p>The Missouri Conservation Department <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/wildlife-sightings/mountain-lions/confirmed-mountain-lion-reports">confirmed 14 mountain lion sightings</a> last year &ndash; that&rsquo;s up from a total of 12 in the previous 16 years.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 11:55:22 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3764 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Morning Headlines: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-april-25-2012 <p><strong>MoDOT to work on I-64 double-deck for the rest of the year</strong></p><p>The Missouri Department of Transportation is warning motorists that major work on the 1-64 double-deck structure in downtown will impact traffic until the end of the year.</p><p>MoDOT engineer Deanna Venker says at least one lane will be closed at all times on the structure that leads to and from the Poplar Street Bridge.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:48:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Joseph Leahy & The Associated Press 3567 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Morning headlines: Friday, January 6, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-january-6-2012 <p><strong>Mountain Lion captured and released in&nbsp;Reynolds&nbsp;County</strong></p><p>Missouri conservation officials have released a mountain lion that was trapped in the southeastern part of the state. <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/">The Department of Conservation </a>says a Reynolds County commissioner reported snaring the 122-pound cat in a live trap he set on national forest land to catch bobcats, coyotes and raccoons.</p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 15:30:04 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2807 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, January 6, 2012 Morning headlines:Friday, September 9, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlinesfriday-september-9-2011 <p><strong>Texas County&nbsp;man shoots and kills Mountain Lion </strong></p><p>Missouri conservation officials say a property owner shot a mountain lion on his land in the south-central part of the state. The Department of Conservation said Thursday the man spotted the big male cat this week in Texas County, three miles from where a mountain lion was caught by a trail camera in July.</p><p>Mountain lions are protected, but may be shot if people perceive a threat to themselves or their property. Conservation officials say they found no reason to charge the landowner in this case.</p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 14:27:07 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2019 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines:Friday, September 9, 2011 Morning headlines: Thursday, May 12, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-may-12-2011 <p><strong>Another Mountain Lion Roaming Northwest Mo.</strong></p><p>The <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Conservation </a>says a landowner in Macon County took pictures of large tracks in a muddy creek bed on April 20. The conservation department confirmed that the tracks belonged to a mountain lion.</p> Thu, 12 May 2011 14:20:21 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 1222 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, May 12, 2011 Testing confirms mountain lion sighting in Oregon County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/testing-confirms-mountain-lion-sighting-oregon-county <p>DNA testing confirms that a tuft of hair left on a fence in south central Missouri belonged to a mountain lion.</p><p>A man reported he saw the cat cross the road near <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Rover,+Mo&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Rover,+Oregon,+Missouri&amp;gl=us&amp;z=14">Rover, Mo</a>. and get caught momentarily in a barbed wire fence.</p><p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Conservation </a>officials retrieved a tuft of hair the size of a cotton ball and sent it for testing.</p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 23:35:31 +0000 Maria Altman 812 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Testing confirms mountain lion sighting in Oregon County Morning headlines: Mo. House gives first-round approval for local control of the STL police, Francis Howell to cut 100 jobs, Il trooper workers comp denied, 5th mountain lion sighting confirmed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-mo-house-gives-first-round-approval-local-control-stl-police-francis-howell <ul><li>The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would return control of the <a href="http://www.slmpd.org/">St. Louis Police Department to </a>the city. The department has been under state control since the Civil War. Last year, the bill fell 12 votes short of first-round approval, but this year it passed overwhelmingly, with more than 75 percent of lawmakers voting yes. Supporters added a new argument this year: that it doesn&#39;t make sense to subsidize the St. Louis Police Department while having to cut the state budget in other areas. Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:18:30 +0000 Julie Bierach 561 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Mo. House gives first-round approval for local control of the STL police, Francis Howell to cut 100 jobs, Il trooper workers comp denied, 5th mountain lion sighting confirmed Morning headlines: Nixon proposes tax amnesty, Mountain lion sighting in Chesterfield, Ameren raising gas rates http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-nixon-proposes-tax-amnesty-mountain-lion-sighting-chesterfield-ameren-raising <UL> <LI><A href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_285e1588-92dc-5b51-b2cb-45957b84b19e.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</A> that business groups are happy about Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's proposal to grant partial tax amnesty to those who owe back taxes. Nixon wants the state to waive half the interest and 100 percent of the penalties on delinquent taxes for those who pay during a designated amnesty period. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 14:41:40 +0000 Julie Bierach 365 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Nixon proposes tax amnesty, Mountain lion sighting in Chesterfield, Ameren raising gas rates