The fires in Mark Twain National Forest have almost been contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Firefighters believe they'll have it completely contained by the middle of this week. An estimated 620 acres have been affected at this point. What's worse is that the Forest Service suspects th ... More >>
The hot, dry summer means conditions are perfect for wildfires -- see Colorado, for example -- and now Missouri has its own blaze crackling in the Mark Twain National Forest. KMOX reports that the fire first attracted attention Thursday just after 10 a.m., and now three dozen firefighters from area ... More >>
Thought: University of Missouri should really change its mascot from the tigers to the mountain lions. In the past 14 months there have been 17 confirmed sightings of the big cats in Missouri, with this week's run-in with a mountain lion the most convincing confirmation yet. It happened Wednesday ... More >>
Even leaving aside the public servants (Jeff Smith, Steve Brown, T.D. El-Amin) who got caught red-handed this year, 2009 offered a bumper crop of truly stupid crimes. 10. Savvy Hillbillies Employ Dogs Eight men from 'round the town of Doniphan allegedly thought they could outsmart ma ... More >>
A posse from the Ozark region of southern Missouri has been charged with violating the federal Lacey Act for hunting deer with dogs in the Mark Twain National Forest.
According to federal prosecutors, the group released dogs wearing radio-location transmitters and then tracked the location of th ... More >>