For the first time since the Civil War, elk are back on Missouri soil.
The 34 elk spent three months in quarantine in Kentucky before arriving today in southeast Missouri. They'll be housed temporarily at the Peck Ranch Conservation Area, which is part of the elk restoration zone.
The elk's arrival was delayed from April 30 so conservation officials could complete all the necessary health tests.
You can also see photos of the elk and find out more about the reintroduction above. And, for more information aboutÂ the elk restoration efforts prior to their arrival in Missouri, see the video below the story text.
Teams of student-built, remote-control robots will take to the field at the Edward Jones Dome. Organizers hope the competition will draw more than 20,000 spectators and generate at least $18 million in local spending.
The map above depicts the locations highlighted in the following story where trace amounts of radiation from Japan have been found in Illinois - Will County and Springfield, Ill.
Reporting from Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford used in this report.
Trace amounts of radiation from Japan have shown up in Illinois. But state officials say there's no reason for concern.
Minute levels of radioactive materials have been detected in both northern and central Illinois.Â The state's Emergency Management Agency says radioactive iodine was found in grass clippings in Will County and in an air sample collected at a lab in Springfield.
The above map depicts Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club (right), across the street from the Carter Carburetor Superfund site, a former gasoline and diesel carburetor manufacturing plant which closed in 1984.