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| October 11, 2012
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LAMAR, Mo. (AP) — A former southwest Missouri law enforcement officer quit his job about two months before he shot and killed his wife and critically injured her mother before killing himself. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 32-year-old Landon Ison shot his wife, 33-year-old Dana Ison, on Tuesday at a home near Lamar.

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Veterans Home in Mount Vernon is getting $343,000 from the federal government to pay for a new solarium and extra rehabilitation space. The facility is one of seven in the state operated by the Missouri Veterans Commission.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — There’s a new head of the wildlife division of the Missouri Department of Conservation. Jennifer Battson has been the division’s interim head since August, but is now taking over the post full time. She’s been with the department for 16 years.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Republican challenger Todd Akin wants Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill to release her husband’s income tax returns, even though Akin hasn’t released his own. Akin said yesterday that the Democratic incumbent should release the tax returns of her husband, Joseph Shepard, to prove the family didn’t personally profit from nearly $40 million of federal housing subsidies paid to businesses affiliated with Shepard.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation is getting ready to sell a 2013 calendar that includes photography and notes about natural events. The $7 calendar has a gray fox pup on the cover and will go on sale next week.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Country singer Sara Evans will be back in her home state this weekend to sing the national anthem at Saturday’s Alabama-Missouri football game. Evans grew up on a Howard County farm and started singing in a family band as a child before moving to Nashville.

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