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Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
Latest staff blogs
Grave digger runs afoul of the law

Carting a camel for Christmas

Last WWII hangar falls at Cape airport

10th Anniversary Edition: Oak Ridge

Switchboard swamped at SEMO

Heavy rain possible next week

Slight risk of severe storms today, but worst is to our north

Friday the 13th reminder

10th Anniversary Edition: The peaceful town of Friedheim

All eyes are on Wednesday for severe thunderstorms

Don McNeely said it would

Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms for Thursday night

Future of Main Street - 1980

Daume brothers of Cape County

Southeast Missourian paperboys

Return visit to the Panther Den

Ozark begins DC-9 jet service to Cape

Yes, it's Halloween time again

Parking meters ordered out of Cape

St. Augustine in Kelso restored

Community bloggers
Reality vs Hollywood

Dog Beds

Swan Receives Missouri Chamber Award

Shopping Season has Begun

AMTA Recognizes Rep. Kathryn Swan

Reduce Your Risk

"Making a List...Checking It Twice"

The Evolving Drama of Trump, Carson and Clinton


Hotel Heartbreak



INTERIM REPORT VI - Northland CAPS, Robert Drummond Elementary & Blanchard Elementary School

Before Donating, Check for Yourself

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Credit Score Cleanup


Sassafras trees score touchdowns with fun football themes


Giving up your Dog - Sometimes, it is Best


Transforming Generation Stress to Generation Joy

Stress Free Renting

Let It Go


Why Government Dysfunction is Good for America

9/11--A History Lesson for all Americans

Swan Featured by Women In Government

Protecting Your Identity on Campus

Seriously--Donald or Hillary--Who Would Get Your Vote?

High school basketball tourney brackets

SEMO quarterback Dante Vandeven named OVC Freshman of the Year

Gameday blog: UT Martin at Southeast

Live updates: Webb City at Cape Central

Laying down roots

Vandeven, McCullough named to CFPA Performer of the Year watch lists

Gameday blog: Southeast at Austin Peay

SEMO men's basketball assistant Jamie Rosser fired due to violation of university policies

Gameday blog: Tennessee Tech at Southeast

SEMO men's basketball picked fourth in West, women's team 12th in OVC preseason poll

SEMO baseball schedule announced

Gameday blog: Eastern Kentucky at Southeast

Southeast men's basketball team picked fourth in division, women picked 10th in OVC media poll

Gameday blog: Southeast at Eastern Illinois

COLUMN: The roller coaster ride that is the rebuilding SEMO football program

Three SEMO football players garner OVC awards following win over Murray State

Gameday blog: Murray State at Southeast

COLUMN: SEMO football plays to win without getting Paul McRoberts the ball -- wait, what?

Gameday blog: Shorter University at Southeast

Vandeven earns OVC weekly honor after SEMO debut

Precautionary boil-water advisory process
A few weeks ago the City of Jackson issued a precautionary boil-water advisory for part of our city's water system. The advisory was necessary because a contractor struck a water main line that delivers water from our water tower east of the city near Interstate 55 on Old Orchard Road. Hitting a water line should be avoided by locating the line before digging, but in this case this precautionary measure did not prevent the line being hit...
'Microaggressions' are all around us
So what was I to make of the unrest on the campus of the University of Missouri? When I first heard that a black student was willing to starve himself to death unless the university president resigned -- along with a long list of other demands -- I began asking questions, not as a journalist, but as a person. What was so awful that a young man with promise was willing to lay down his life? I still don't have a perfect answer...
Campus intolerance in the national spotlight
Editor's note: The following editorials first appeared in the Jefferson City News-Tribune and the Columbia Daily Tribune last week. Missouri again is vaulting into the national news for all the wrong reasons. A recent episode involved an attempt by protesting students at the University of Missouri-Columbia -- and some faculty members -- to block the media from a public place on campus...
Politicians peddle fear because it works
Politicians and activists throughout the ideological spectrum use fear tactics to win. Candidate Barack Obama portrayed Mitt Romney as an evil destroyer of businesses, even though Mitt's company saved many more companies than it lost. The attack ad succeeded...
A season for living out what we say we believe
There are hundreds of thousands of refugees from around the world who, given the opportunity, would gladly come to the United States, given the circumstances they endure on a daily basis. Europe and the Mideast and parts of Africa are awash with displaced persons who want what most of us in the U.S. ...
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Weird news
Woman sought for series of California wedding thefts
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Southern California authorities are looking for a wedding thief who steals wallets, credit cards and other valuables on the couple's happiest day without so much as an "I do."...
Alaska beach sculptures represent emotional vulnerabilities
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Dozens of sculptures made of straw, cement, plaster and burlap are spread across an Anchorage beach in a public art installation that is focusing on mental health....
Man ejected from football game sends police 240 doughnuts
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A California man sent 20 dozen coconut doughnuts to police officers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as payback for getting kicked out of a Badger football game....
Pennsylvania teen misses turn, accidently runs full marathon
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Pennsylvania teenager's family says he accidentally ran all 26.2 miles of the Philadelphia Marathon because he missed a turn on his half-marathon course....
Turkey visits church _ not for holiday meal, just wants in
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Days before Thanksgiving, a wild turkey chose an opportune time to show up on the doorstep of an Orlando church, appearing to seek shelter....
Despite warnings about West, 007 finds his way into Iran ad
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Even amid warnings about Western infiltration, the famed fictional British spy James Bond still found a way to get into Iran....
Youngest US chess master, 10: I've got to work on my endgame
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) -- At age 10, Maximillian Lu is the youngest-ever chess master in the U.S. Even so, he sees room for improvement....
Ex-student applies for probation over mac and cheese rant
ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- A former University of Connecticut student who went on a drunken, obscenity-laced tirade about jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese applied for probation Monday....
Fetty Wap throws wads of money over balcony to fans at mall
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) -- Rapper Fetty Wap gave fans a run for his money this weekend, tossing wads of cash over a balcony at a New Jersey mall to the delight of screaming onlookers....
Facing highest threat alert, Belgians bring out their cats