Oregon County

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Black Bears May Never Have Left Missouri

    Missouri may have always had black bears. But the grizzlies depicted in its flag? Not so much.​New research from the Missouri Department of Conservation is challenging the belief that black bears were extirpated from the state in the 1930s. In recent decades, the bears, which can reach 900 pounds, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Mountain Lion Spotted in Southern Missouri; Sixth Sighting Since November

    The cat was seen March 9 in Oregon County (red).​The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed the sixth sighting of a mountain lion in the state in the past five months. The cougar was seen March 9 in Oregon County in south-central Missouri. A driver near the small town of Rover saw the a ... More >>

  • News

    May 9, 2001

    Maybe in Memphis

    Jim Green, ex-con and government snitch, says he and his buddies from the Bootheel took part in the plot to kill Martin Luther King Jr. Trouble is, Green's been lying all his life -- so why should anybody believe him now?