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Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015
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Oh look, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect again

J.W. Gerhardt, longtime contractor

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

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

Missy Kitty's many reasons to be thankful this year
While most of us will still be easing through the post-Thanksgiving gluttony on this Black Friday, Missy Kitty will be filing away her annual list of reasons to be thankful. Many cats here in Cape Girardeau, across the country and around the world won't have a very long list. They are strays, or abandoned, or ignored. Missy Kitty, by comparison, is pampered beyond words...
Trusted intelligence
In May 2015 the watchdog group Judicial Watch published declassified Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) reports from 2012. In one of these reports the DIA experts proposed that if ISIS governed an area in eastern Syria ISIS it could be a valuable asset in the Mideast to the U.S. ...
Trusted intelligence
In May 2015 the watchdog group Judicial Watch published declassified Defense Intelligence Agency reports from 2012. In one of these reports, the DIA experts proposed that if ISIS governed an area in eastern Syria it could be a valuable asset to the U.S. ...
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...
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Political corruption museum could become Albany tourism draw
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Australian Christmas tree sets record with 518,838 lights
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Baby red pandas at Philly zoo named Betsy and Ben, of course
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Former luncheonette owner chooses to die in her restaurant
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Where's the beef? Trucker steals 40,000 pounds of meat
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Oregon firefighters rescue owl tangled in fishing line
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Glitch causes bank customers to see billions in charges
HONOLULU (AP) -- A technical glitch meant some First Hawaiian Bank customers logged on to their accounts to find that they appeared to be billions, or sometimes more than a trillion dollars in the red....