Maplewood Barn Community Theatre burned down

Firefighters have been on the scene battling flames since about 8 p.m. Smoke is visible from two blocks away and part of Nifong Boulevard has been closed.

Third Mohler receives change of venue approval

Burrell Mohler Jr. has been granted a change of venue. Mohler and five other men are accused of molesting young relatives two decades ago.

Lake Springfield seeing more white pelicans

White pelicans are migrating to Lake Springfield seemingly more and more often. Nature Center naturalist Rudy Martinez believes the birds could make a regular appearance at the lake.

Missouri finds no chronic wasting disease in wild deer

Despite finding a captive deer that tested positive earlier this year, no cases of the ailment were found in the most recent test of wild deer.

Sen. Bond stresses energy, agriculture in Asia

Sen. Kit Bond returned from his weeklong trip through Asia where he met with officials about energy, agriculture, education and defense issues.

Bomb threat, package forces evacuation of Kansas City federal courthouse

A package and a note warning of a bomb inside was found near a garage door of the federal courthouse in Kansas City. The building was evacuated and a bomb robot is being used to inspect the package.

Flea markets starting on Missouri State fairgrounds

The first flea market is scheduled to run April 17. Flea markets are also planned on the third Saturday of the months of May and June.

Cape Girardeau man charged in dog's death

Morrie Lee Carwile told police that he shot the pit bull because it lunged at him.

Plea possible for Hannibal murder suspect

Manuel Cazares' is scheduled to go to trial April 13, but court-appointed defense attorney Todd Schulze said he anticipates a plea.

Thefts reported at medical examiner's office

Police are investigating the theft of a diamond earing possibly taken from they body of a murder victim, among other possible thefts.

Missouri baseball team's scrappy play helps avoid series sweep

Andrew Thigpen, known for his scrappy play, made the most of a rare start in the Missouri baseball team's 13-9 come-from-behind victory against Baylor on Sunday at Taylor Stadium.

Proposed regulations target hog hunting industry

Rep. Tom Loehner, R-Koelztown, is working to regulate Missouri's commercial hunting industry by tightening regulations for recklessly released animals.

Missouri women's golfer has record setting day

Julia Potter set a school record with a three-round score of 208 in the Rebel Intercollegiate.

COLUMN: Learn to cherish treasures found through faith

Simple items found at Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores have the potential to be cherished items passed through generations.

The week in comments: Candidate funding revealed, legalizing horse slaughter and gathering signatures for a Taser-free city

Every week, readers of offer their opinions on the news and the Missourian's coverage of it.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children hunted for 2,600 eggs in Douglass Park

Children participated in an egg hunt, face painting, and other activities Saturday at Douglass Park for the Easter Eggstravaganza.

ANALYSIS: Republicans outnumber Democrats as Missouri candidates

Results of Missouri's candidacy filing show that there are more Republican than Democratic candidates, and a rise of third party candidates, this year.

Man drowns in southern Missouri river in attempt to rescue someone

A southern Missouri man drowned Saturday while trying to help someone who had fallen in to Jacks Fork River.

First Missouri effort to use speed cameras on hold

Police chief doesn't want to start the program with a potential bill trying to stop it.

Courageous pitching can't prevent sweep of Missouri baseball team

Missouri starters Eric Anderson and Nick Tepesch did well, but bullpen struggles contributed to Baylor's doubleheader sweep of the Tigers on Saturday at Taylor Stadium.