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Unsolved cases
Unsolved cases: Bonnie Huffman
The smoking gun is made of plastic. An unnamed witness who claims to know what happened that night is afraid to talk. And the physical evidence is long gone. The question of who killed Bonnie Huffman, a pretty young schoolteacher whose body was discovered 55 years ago in an overgrown drainage ditch in Cape Girardeau County, has been hailed as one of Missouri's most baffling unsolved murder mysteries...
Unsolved cases: Cheryl Scherer
Scherer, a 19-year-old whose family lived on a farm in old Illmo, Mo., was abducted 30 years ago during an apparent robbery of the Rhodes Pump-Ur-Own-Service station where she worked on Main Street in Scott City. It was late morning on April 17, 1979, when Scherer was working, and had just called her mother, Olevia Scherer, to chat, inquiring about what was for dinner...
Case files
Case files: Timothy W. Krajcir
Name: Timothy W. Krajcir Age: 64 Current location: Stateville Correctional Center, Stateville, Ill. Born: Eastern Pennsylvania Crimes: Arrested: Dec. 10, 2008 Convicted: April 4, 2008 Sentence: 13 life sentences Prior criminal history: Rape, child molestation...
Case files: Russell Earl Bucklew
Russell Earl Bucklew Age: 41 Location: Missouri Department of Corrections: Potosi Correctional Center Sentence: Death plus 60 years Charges: first-degree murder, forcible rape, burglary, kidnapping, armed criminal action Victim: Michael L. Sanders, killed March 21, 1996...
Fallen officers
Donald Henry Crittendon: Patrol officer Age: 24 Date of death: March 21, 1961 Badge number: 23 Crittendon died of wounds he sustained during a gun battle that occurred less than two hours before his resignation as a Cape Girardeau officer would have become effective...
Headlines
Man arrested in connection with bank robbery (09/03/15)
One suspect was in custody Wednesday afternoon after a robbery at a Cape Girardeau bank. Officer Rich McCall of the Cape Girardeau Police Department said police responded at 1 p.m. to a call about a robbery at The Bank of Missouri, 3427 William St. No one was injured during the heist. Cape Girardeau Police Sgt. Adam Glueck said the suspect entered the bank and threatened one of the employees, demanding money...
Police seek man accused of keeping girlfriend hostage (09/03/15)
The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department is seeking information leading to the arrest of a man wanted on several charges. Daren Collier, 45, of Jackson faces charges of first-degree domestic assault, felonious restraint and armed criminal action in connection with a May incident...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/3/15 (09/03/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Nicole M. Greable, 39, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, was arrested on a Poplar Bluff warrant for failure to appear for driving while revoked. n A 15-year-old boy was cited into juvenile court on suspicion of assault...
Jackson police report 9/3/15 (09/03/15)
The Jackson Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Lindsay E. Sebaugh, 32, 3316 E. Main St., Apt. G, was arrested on a Perry County, Missouri, warrant. n Krystal L. Koehler, 19, 119 Oak Drive, was arrested on a Jackson warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of failure to register a motor vehicle...
Man accused of making terrorist threat against church (09/02/15)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter, Missouri, man is being held without bond at the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department after being accused of making a terrorist threat at a local church. John Robert Wilkinson Jr., 24, of Dexter, said he intended to blow up First Baptist Church in Dexter on Aug. 26, according to a police report...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/2/15 (09/02/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Galen L. Osborne, 25, 1964 Big Bend Road, was arrested on Cape Girardeau warrants for traffic violations. n Alixes M. Dugger, 23, no address given, was arrested on suspicion of stealing a potted plant at Kmart, 11 S. Kingshighway...
1 suspect in Sikeston shootout apprehended (09/01/15)
A man wanted in a July 30 shootout in Sikeston, Missouri, has been arrested. Orlando "TJ" Sheron, 20, of Sikeston was arrested Friday evening on charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon, online court records show. He also had a misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear on a charge of marijuana possession...
Theft of pills cited as motive in man's killing (09/01/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man continues to be held without bond after he was charged Friday with causing the death of another man over the alleged theft of prescription pills. Edward William Weaver, 23, was charged with first-degree murder...
Marble Hill attack leaves man dead, woman in critical condition (08/30/15)
A Poplar Bluff, Missouri, man allegedly shot and stabbed a couple in Marble Hill, Missouri, killing the man and leaving the woman in critical condition. William Anthony Pickard, 32, is suspected of instigating the attack. The attack occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Friday, according to Bollinger County Sheriff Darin Shell...
Body found in car trunk; Poplar Bluff man arrested (08/30/15)
HARVIELL, Mo. -- Authorities arrested a Poplar Bluff, Missouri, man suspected of killing another man whose body was found inside a car trunk in a county road ditch near Harviell. Edward William Weaver, 23, of Poplar Bluff, is being held in the Butler County jail on suspicion of second-degree murder and resisting arrest, said Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs...
Suspect in fatal Parma holdup waives preliminary hearing (08/30/15)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A man accused of the murder of a Parma, Missouri, woman has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Deion Martin, 21, who is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action, was in court Thursday afternoon with his attorneys, Beth Ann Davis-Kerry and Robert E. Steele of the public defender's office. The attorneys informed New Madrid County Associate Judge Joshua Underwood the scheduled hearing would not be necessary...
Court denies motions from man set to be executed Tuesday (08/30/15)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court has denied the latest legal challenges from a man scheduled to be executed Tuesday for raping and killing a 15-year-old Kansas City girl in 1989. The judges ruled Friday to overrule a motion that sought a stay of execution for Roderick Nunley. The court also rejected his request for a writ of habeas corpus, which allows prisoners to challenge their convictions on constitutional grounds...
New Missouri law expands who can get order of protection (08/30/15)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Victims of rape and sexual assault can get orders of protection against their assailants under a new Missouri law. The law took effect Friday. It expands who can file and receive orders of protection. Former law allowed domestic violence victims and victims of stalking to receive protection orders...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/30/15 (08/30/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Sylvia J. Hunter, no age given, 1400 S. West End Blvd., was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway...
One former, two current Southeast football players face drug charges (08/28/15)
Hunter Bledsoe, who played in 11 games as a true freshman last season, admitted to selling marijuana earlier this summer because "he could not get a job due to his playing college football," according to a probable-cause statement.

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Cape Girardeau Police Department makes many changes in 150 years since creation
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the formation of Cape Girardeau Police Department in 1859, when it consisted of a captain, a lieutenant and six officers. Since then, the department, now made up of 75 officers, has gone through a number of changes, including in its staff size, headquarters and role in the community...
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