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A former pathologist at an Arkansas veteran's hospital was charged with three counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients whose records he allegedly falsified to conceal his misdiagnoses.

According to federal prosecutors, Dr. Robert Morris Levy, 53, is also charged with four counts of making false statements, 12 counts of wire fraud and 12 counts of mail fraud, stemming from his efforts to conceal his substance abuse while working at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Oct. 29, 2012 - Focusing on energy, economics and the environment, Republican U.S. Senate nominee Todd Akin suggested today that the Environmental Protection Agency “needs to be changed significantly’’ and “redesigned.’’

Akin, a congressman from Wildwood, said that the EPA was bent on “shutting down the coal industry,’’ which he said could lead to higher energy prices in Missouri.

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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Oct. 29, 2012 - Focusing on energy, economics and the environment, Republican U.S. Senate nominee Todd Akin suggested today that the Environmental Protection Agency “needs to be changed significantly’’ and “redesigned.’’

Akin, a congressman from Wildwood, said that the EPA was bent on “shutting down the coal industry,’’ which he said could lead to higher energy prices in Missouri.

Businesses in Fairview Heights may soon find private investors to help them make their buildings more energy efficient.

The Fairview Heights City Council will consider a proposal today to establish a Property Assessed Clean Energy financing program in the city.

The PACE program gives commercial property owners access to long-term loans for efficiency upgrades. It would help new and existing businesses invest in their properties, said Paul Ellis, the city’s director of economic development.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Oct. 27, 2012 - Carol Perkins said her 26 years with renowned zoologist Marlin Perkins was more than a marriage. It was an adventure.

She would often recall in interviews a trip to the Belgian Congo with her then newly minted husband. She awoke one night to find a large lizard under her pillow.

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It’s been 400 years since the first slave ship landed on shores of what would become the United States of America. This week, a look at how the New York Times Magazine commemorated the moment, and the lasting impact it could have on the reframing of American history.

Authorities say the inmate who walked away from a work detail at the Missouri State Fair has been found unconscious.

 

The Missouri Department of Corrections says 34-year-old Shannon Dewayne Watts, of Springfield, was flown to a hospital for treatment late yesterday after he was found near a highway between Sedalia and the town of Green Ridge. 

This week along Missouri’s streams, ponds, swamps, wetlands, and ditches, watch for salamanders undergoing a life-changing transformation… 

 

Nearly 50-species and subspecies of salamanders live in Missouri.  With bodies that look like lizards, but skin like frogs, salamanders rely on clean, fresh water for the first stage of their lives as gilled, aquatic larvae. 

 

Registration is now open for Osher@Mizzou's eight-week fall semester! JACK WAX and JENNIFER ERICKSON highlight a few of the courses offered to the over-50 crowd who want to continue their education without having to take those pesky exams. Also, Heart of Missouri CASA executive director KELLY HILL and advocate LINCOLN SHEETS tells us why volunteering for the needs of abused and neglected children is a rewarding experience for both parties involved. (4:16) August 20, 2019