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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:35 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

Farm Bureau opposes reintroducing elk to Mo.

Mo. Dept. of Conservation

Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Farm Bureau is speaking out against a plan by the Department of Conservation to reintroduce elk to the state.

Missouri's elk population is believed to have vanished nearly 150 years ago.

The Farm Bureau's Laura Holloway says if reintroduced, the large cousins to deer would damage crops, threaten livestock with disease, and be even more hazardous to motorists.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:12 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

City, Club Lure make their cases over nightclub's liquor license

St. Louis – The two sides in the fight over a downtown night spot were in front of a judge Friday to outline their case.

City prosecutors are trying to strip Club Lure, at 1204 Washington, of its liquor license, citing violence, indecent behavior, and documentation problems such as failure to conduct criminal background checks on employees and update the employment list with the city.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:42 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

NCAA places UMSL on probation

St. Louis, MO. – The NCAA has placed the University of Missouri-St. Louis on probation for two years, citing wagering violations within the men's golf program.

The infractions took place from 2004 to 2008, while Dustin Ashby was head coach.

Ashby resigned in August of last year.

UM-St. Louis spokesman Bob Samples says the entire athletics program will be on probation.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:40 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

NCAA violations for Missouri-St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – The NCAA has put the University of Missouri-St. Louis on probation for two years, citing wagering violations within the men's golf program.

The NCAA Division II Committee on Infractions announced the penalty on Friday. Dustin Ashby was head coach at the time of the infractions, from 2004 to 2008.

Ashby did not return a phone call seeking comment. A spokesman says the university will not appeal.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:19 am
Fri September 3, 2010

Proposition C advocates release finance reports

ST. LOUIS –
Supporters spent slightly more than $100,000 to promote a successful Missouri ballot measure that attempts to defy a key part of the new federal health care law.

Proposition C approved last month says government may not require people to have health insurance nor penalize those who pay out of pocket.

It clashes with a new federal law requiring people to have health insurance by 2014 or face penalties.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:22 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Report finds job boost from increased transit spending

St. Louis – A new report funded by a mass transit advocacy coalition says increased spending on public transit could generate more than 180,000 new jobs in five years.

The Transportation Equity Network studied 20 metropolitan areas, all of which had organizations in the network. St. Louis was among those studied

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:18 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Mo. revenue collections remain sluggish

Mo. Budget Director Linda Luebbering
Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri's revenue collections are improving, although they're still generally lower than at this time last year.

Overall revenue for the current Fiscal Year is more than one percent lower than it was a year ago at this time. But income tax collections are nearly two percent higher than last year, and nearly four percent higher than last month.

Budget Director Linda Luebbering says the increases were spurred by a dip in unemployment.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:53 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Hearing delayed for accused Mo. lawmaker

Rep. Brian Nieves
(Missouri House of Representatives website)

JEFFERSON CITY, MO –
A Missouri judge has postponed a hearing on whether to order Republican House member Brian Nieves to stay away from a rival candidate's staff member.

Cole County Judge Jon Beetem canceled Thursday's scheduled hearing but did not immediately set a new date.

Nieves' attorney, Michael Payne, said he requested the delay so he could review a recently amended petition filed on behalf of Shawn Bell.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:04 am
Thu September 2, 2010

Boy, 15, accused in southwestern Ill. killing

Belleville, Ill. – Authorities in St. Clair County have charged a 15-year-old boy as an adult in the shooting death of a man outside an East St. Louis convenience store.

Prosecutors charged Jevon Wilbourn of Washington Park with first-degree murder.

Authorities contend Wilbourn shot 28-year-old Damario Moore to death after the two exchanged words early Sunday outside the store.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:08 pm
Wed September 1, 2010

Five bid for 13th casino license

The President Casino on the Admiral, which closed down earlier this year. (KWMU photo)

Jefferson City, Mo. – Five companies have submitted applications to the Missouri Gaming Commission for the state's 13th casino license.

The deadline was Wednesday.

The proposals include two in the St. Louis region, two in suburban Kansas City and one in Cape Girardeau, which does not have a casino.

Casino Celebration LLC submitted an application for a casino in north St. Louis city just south of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.

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