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This year's Cape Schools dress code

National Geographic building tourism website for the Mississippi River

The Muni Band with Jon Fisher

10th Anniversary Edition: J.A. Withers' Distillery, Allenville, Mo.

Oh look, we now have an Excessive Heat Warning

Frisco roundhouse in Chaffee

Missouri's Places in Peril list announced

Oscar Hirsch, KFVS Radio-TV pioneer

Items from my 'Boys Will Be Boys' file

Elvis to appear in Cape

Jackson chamber to offer free social media training

Capahas' Janet paces win over Festus

The horrifying event of July 14, 1876

10th Anniversary Edition: Allenville, Mo.

Normal & Pacific before Grauel Building

The river is going to take its sweet time in dropping

Environmental quality committee plans meeting

Don't forget Winona

McClure, Illinois has borne 3 names

Cape Girardeau doctors move offices

Community bloggers
INTERIM REPORT II - JULY 2015

Shifting Health Advice: "Eat This, Not That" Roulette?

Cool Summer

When to Sell Your Business

Inside on a Very Nice Day

OPENING WEEK FOR "SLEUTH"..........

Enjoy the 4th and Keep your Dogs Safe

Avoiding Ticket Scams

2016 Missouri Operating Budget

INTERIM REPORT I - JUNE 2015

Catfish: Bringing families together on the river and at the table

You Can't keep life from changing

Heroes of the American Revolution

"How's That Constitutional Democracy Working Out?" asks King George III.

Bags - They can Kill your Pets

Financial Planning

MDC confirms Perryville nuisance bear euthanized

Thoughts are magnets

Disaster Relief

The Writer of the Story

Celebrate fathers with free fishing days, fishing programs at Cape Nature Center

2015 Truly Agreed and Finally Passed

2015 SESSION - LEGISLATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

2015 Capitol Report XVIII Pg1

2015 Capitol Report XVIII Pg 2

Uncommon character at Cape Nature Center

Putting the "Volunteer" in Give.Advocate.Volunteer

Memorial Day Proper

A Few 2015 Legislative Accomplishments

Chronic pain: Bearable, manageable or stoppable?

Southeast's McCrum named to Fred Mitchell Award Watch List

SEMO football team tabbed to finish sixth by coaches and SIDs

2015 Semoball Cup

Stone to play in NBA summer league, Bradley will compete in Worldwide Invitational Camp

COLUMN: New SEMO president gets early challenge with AD search

Riedinger resigns as Kelly football coach

SEMO football game selected to air on ESPN3

SEMO football recruiting report

Three SEMO football players named preseason all-Americans

Six ND baseball players earn MHSBCA all-state honors

OVC Player of the Year Ashia Jones dismissed from UT Martin's women's basketball team

Group therapy post: The Cardinals did what?!?

SEMO pitcher Alex Winkelman drafted by Houston Astros

Lineup and live updates from Notre Dame's Class 4 championship game

Lineup and live updates from Notre Dame's Class 4 semifinal

Southeast basketball teams each add fifth player to signing classes

Lineup and live updates from the Scott City baseball team's state semifinal

Notre Dame's Class 4 semifinal postponed

Lineups and live updates from the Bell City baseball team's Class 1 state championship game

Lineups and live updates from from the Bell City baseball team's state semifinal


Respecting service and sacrifice
In my last column, I was critical of Donald Trump for his comments about captured American members of the military. After submitting the column for publication, I was told of another public figure who mocked American POWs in the past. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), a comedian before his election, repeatedly joked about Sen. ...
Vote 'yes' for water bond issue
The city of Jackson is home to caring, hard-working and upstanding men and women who have a long and proud history of supporting progress for the benefit of our city and its residents. On Aug. 4, Jackson voters have an opportunity to show their support for a critical issue impacting Jackson's current residents and the city's potential for future growth. ...
Obama presidency's failures
A gentleman approached me in a grocery store this week and asked if I could confirm a rumor he heard about the president. In hushed tones, he said the president was poised to ignore the Constitution and seek a third term. And should the populace resist that controversial move, the rumor opined that the president would impose marshal law to quell any discontent...
'A Plan of Action' to build an Iranian bomb
The "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action" between the U.S., European Union, France, Germany, UK, Russia, China and the Islamic Republic of Iran, with a stated purpose to "ensure that Iran's nuclear programme will be exclusively peaceful" will provide Iran with the tools to enable it to transition rapidly to a nuclear weapons program at a time of its choosing...
Mayor's corner: Transportation Trust Fund
Our citizens will be asked Aug. 4 to cast votes on extending the existing half-cent sales tax for street improvements for an additional five years (2016-2020). This issue deserves a YES vote. The Transportation Trust Fund was originally established and approved by voters in 1995. ...
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Weird news
Jail inmate in Arizona pulls eye out of its socket
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- A jail inmate in Arizona is hospitalized after authorities say he pulled one of his eyeballs out of its socket....
Woman sues credit reporting firms for declaring her dead
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A 40-year-old St. Louis woman isn't dead, but she said she spent months trying to convince credit reporting agencies that she's alive....
Runaway rail car kicked loose by teen hits New York station
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) -- Video surveillance footage released Friday shows a rail car that was accidentally set in motion by a 13-year-old boy ramming an antique locomotive into a train station, sending passengers waiting for a train scrambling for safety....
School closes after venomous spiders found for a 3rd time
MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania school district has closed one of its elementary schools due to an infestation of venomous spiders....
Cops: Man buys car after taking $150,000 left by ATM workers
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) -- One of two men suspected of making off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash that was mistakenly left behind by ATM workers bought an SUV with the money hours later, police said....
Aggressive cobra found at Houston high-rise apartments
HOUSTON (AP) -- An aggressive 2-foot-long cobra captured at a luxury high-rise apartment complex in downtown Houston has been euthanized....
Texas businessman finds cellphone that fell from plane
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) -- A Texas businessman used an app to find his iPhone in a rural pasture after it fell about 9,300 feet during a flight from Houston....
Cops: Man impersonated brother to avoid $7K in unpaid tolls
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a New Jersey motorist assumed his brother's identity to avoid $7,500 in unpaid tolls after he was stopped for not paying another toll on the George Washington Bridge....
Chicken, beer a bad recipe for home burglar who fell asleep
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) -- Chicken and beer make for a bad burglary....
Michigan taxidermist recreates football rivalry
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A Lansing-based taxidermist used the longtime rivalry between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan as inspiration for his latest creation....