Army Secretary McHugh attending Missouri events

Army Secretary John McHugh was at Whiteman Air Force Base Friday to dedicate a new, $34 million hangar and maintenance facility for Army National Guard helicopters.

Cape Girardeau becoming meth destination

Cape Girardeau is becoming a top destination for meth manufacturers because it does not have an anti-methamphetamine law requiring a prescription to buy a key ingredient.

Southeast Missouri man dies in fire

The Southeast Missourian reports that firefighters were called at 3:48 a.m. Friday to a home near Sedgewickville.

Scout leader finds woman tied up in Forest Park

A Boy Scout leader and his family found a woman tied up Friday in a creek bed not from from Muny theater.

St. Louis Zoo to expand; will include new homes for bears, sea lions, elephants

The total cost of the upgrade at the free zoo is about $120 million.

Photos of the Week: May 30 to June 4

Check out a slideshow of the top photos of the week from Missourian staff photographers and from The Associated Press.

Regulators approve rules for renewable energy

Voters in 2008 approved a ballot measure that forces investor-owned utilities to use renewable energy sources for at least 2 percent of their electricity by 2011.

Change at Women's College World Series could help Missouri softball team

The outfield walls were moved back and raised for this year's Women's College World Series, meaning Hawaii, the nation's leading home-run hitting team this season, could have a harder time Thursday against Missouri in the event's opener.

Missouri chancellor won't commit to Big 12

Both Missouri and Nebraska have indicated interest in moving to the Big 10.

COLUMN: Anti-Taser group's petition drive helps make Columbia great

Whether or not you agree with the group's push to eliminate Tasers, you have to appreciate the efforts put forth by the People for a Taser-Free Columbia.

COLUMN: Otis the steer-cow has some identity issues

The male steer on "Back at the Barnyard" has udders. And that's just wrong.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do disparities in Missouri traffic stops indicate racial profiling?

There were 22,648 traffic stops in Columbia last year. Black drivers were more than twice as likely as white drivers to be stopped, according to a report released by the Missouri attorney general.

Missouri softball drops to loser's bracket after loss to Hawaii

MoDOT: Flashing yellow arrows safer for drivers

Drivers pause at the yellow arrows, rather than speeding through a green light.

About 300,000 Missourians waiting for state tax refunds

The state budget director said the remaining refunds are expected to be paid by the end of June.

David Johnson named new Hickman High School boys basketball coach

David Johnson was announced Thursday as Hickman High School's new boys basketball coach. This will be Johnson's second time holding the position. He coached the team in the early 1990s.

Medical marijuana cardholders multiplied five times thanks to Cannabis Caravan

Cannabis caravans are making stops all over Montana prescribing medicinal marijuana to multitudes of patients. The state medical board is trying to curtail the mass screenings and recently fined a physician who participated in a similar clinic.

Vilsack: USDA investment should help rural America

The Obama administration plans to push for biofuel production and high-speed Internet access in rural parts of the U.S., according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Vilsack spoke about the plan at a summit in Hillsboro, Mo.

Defense attorney goes missing

Defense attorney Richard French was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning after taking a personal day Tuesday.

Carnahan backs moratorium on new offshore drilling

The secretary of state wants to hold off on offshore drilling until more is learned about the cause of the spill.