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Cape Girardeau Firefighters 1975

10th Anniversary Edition: More about Whitewater

River forecast drops slightly, but rain forecast increases

Downtown stores in 1951 flood

The river forecast is not looking good

Flooded Main Street at shoe factory

QC on job fair

River floods Central Packing Co.

Cooler weather coming -- and more rain

Charles W. Armgardt, 1868-1946

River flooding in the 1920s

A cool VW 'bug'

Get ready for the swamp in Swampeast Missouri

Cape-Jackson highway work 1958

10th Anniversary Edition: The town of Whitewater

Such pretty colors on the rainfall map

SEMO's 'Gum Tree' at Cardiac Hill

First Southeast Missouri Dunkin' Donuts franchise to open in Cape Girardeau

Midget Auto Races

Hot diamond for Capahas on Gabby Street Day

Community bloggers
2016 Missouri Operating Budget


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 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?

Moving Violations

Find your niche in life and do it

MDC Foresters: Cicadas have arrived in Cape, Perry, Scott counties

An Unusual Last Week

Grace Under Pressure

2015 Capitol Report XVII pg 1

2015 Capitol Report XVII pg 2

Fostering kindness in your child

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

Lineup and live updates from Scott City's Class 3 state championship game

Southeast baseball team advances to championship round of OVC tourney

Live Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament updates

District baseball tournaments postponed

Kelly's Tessa Johnson to sign NLI

Rick Ray keeps Jamie Rosser on SEMO men's basketball staff

Jackson's Tyler Slinkard to sign NLI

Supreme Court signals societal sea change
Last week provided a sea change in American society, and I suspect someday history will note the significance. I'm still not sure, however, just how history will record the events. The Supreme Court -- quite honestly, not to anyone's great surprise -- ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act despite clear and specific language that seemed to have undermined a provision of the controversial law...
Choosing a major, picking a winner
Several decades ago, earning a college degree -- almost any college degree -- was all it took to get a job. Now, many college students must strategically choose the right major to break into the field with the greatest growth potential. Experts say that majors in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), health care, and agriculture offer the surest path to rewarding careers. ...
Delta Regional Authority aims to ease child poverty
When we think about rural America, we are all too quick to think of the prevalent poverty in small towns. Nearly one in four rural Americans living in poverty are children, and those numbers are higher in the Delta region. A child growing up in the Delta is 43 percent more likely to live in poverty than her fellow Americans. These are children living without sufficient food, shelter, education, and opportunity to grow and thrive...
On being an American -- and finding a way to prove it
As we approach the 239th anniversary of our nation's founding, a recent story from the island of Hispaniola caught my attention. Haiti and the Dominican Republic occupy opposite ends of the island. Thousands of Haitians have gone to the Dominican Republic in search of jobs. Relations between the two countries are tenuous...
Raiders and others
I recently read an article about the creation of a new Marine Special Operations group to be officially known as Marine Raiders. This is meant to be a Marine equivalent of Army Rangers and Green Berets, Navy Seals and Air Force Special Operations. All of these units are assembled as part of the U.S. Special Operations Command...
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Weird news
Grenade-shaped perfume bottle leads to courthouse evacuation
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A suspicious item that prompted a Cincinnati courthouse evacuation turned out to be a perfume bottle shaped like a World War II grenade....
Pennsylvania track to start races earlier to avoid deer
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- Deer, not deuces, are wild at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, and the racetrack is making changes to get its horses back in the starting gate....
Don't blink or you might miss the leap second on Tuesday
Tuesday lasts a wee bit longer (AP) -- by a second....
4th set of triplets delivered at California hospital
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Doctors at a Central California hospital have delivered a fourth set of triplets in the last four weeks....
For sale: Former prison with mountain view, sleeps hundreds
MOREAU, N.Y. (AP) -- For sale: A 325-acre New York property containing more than 100 structures atop a mountain offering spectacular views. Sleeps hundreds....
Man jailed for not paying $749 fare for 300-mile cab ride
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a man who took a 300-mile cab ride across Pennsylvania to surprise his fiancee has been jailed because he couldn't pay the $749 fare....
Maine woman pleads guilty to stealing wreaths from cemetery
ALFRED, Maine (AP) -- A Maine woman has pleaded guilty to stealing Christmas wreaths and arrangements from grave sites in a Saco cemetery to decorate her own properties during the holidays....
Police: Man in stolen car gets lost, runs out of gas
PLAINFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a New York City man driving a stolen car took the wrong road and ended up lost and without gas in Pennsylvania....
Man forgets glasses, mistakenly buys winning lottery ticket
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier....
Bees swarm from truck crash near Washington-Idaho border
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities say bees are swarming near the Washington-Idaho border after a tractor-trailer full of the buzzing insects tipped over, spilling its load on Sunday....