Headlines News from the newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri en-us Fire damages Jackson home Friday night Jackson firefighters contained a house fire at 3578 Nicole Lane in Jackson in about 20 minutes after arriving at 7:03 p.m. Friday, assistant Jackson fire chief Randy Davis said. The fire started... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:01:47 -0500 Noranda plant bought by Swiss company The Noranda plant in New Madrid, Missouri, has a new owner and a new future. What that future entails, however, is unclear. According to Missouri bankruptcy court documents, ARG International, a... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:00:57 -0500 Cape school district begins survey for strategic planning On Friday, the Cape Girardeau School District released a community-wide survey as part of the district's strategic-planning process that will map out priorities for the next five to 10 years. In an... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:00:40 -0500 Cape County clerk: Security tight for counting votes in November election Some local voters worry November election results could be hacked, but Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark Summers said her office maintains tight security on the voting process. "People are so... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:00:24 -0500 Railroad repairs may impact visitors to Cape riverfront The floodway gate at Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau and the adjacent parking lot will be closed to public access so BNSF Railroad can make last-minute repairs to the track that runs near the... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:51:44 -0500 Arrest warrant issued as search continues for escaped Scott County Jail inmate Judge David Dolan issued an arrest warrant on Friday for Joshua David Musgrove, 31, of Chaffee, who escaped from Scott County custody on Thursday. Musgrove had a parole violation hearing yesterday in... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:51:06 -0500 MAP test scores a mixed bag for Cape schools While Cape Girardeau students have made gains in their Missouri Assessment Program testing, figures released by the state Thursday show the district is still catching up in certain areas. Christa... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:07:03 -0500 Ex-cop: Officers often too quick to pull trigger Police today often are too quick to pull the trigger, former Cape Girardeau police officer Ike Hammonds said Thursday during a panel discussion on race and community policing. "I don't know if it is... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:49:32 -0500 Area retailers preparing to hire scores of seasonal workers The air has gained a chill only recently, and the fall leaves have yet to turn, but despite the lack of strong meteorological indicators, it’s hard to deny the holiday season is nearing. One group... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:53:48 -0500 Sister: Shooting victim died a hero As far as Chelsea Johnson is concerned, her brother died a hero, trying to break up a fight. “That act summarized everything Brent stood for,” Johnson said. Brent Shonta Johnson, 30, of Cape... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:49:35 -0500 Police answer questions, joke with children at year's final neighborhood roll call For the last neighborhood roll call of 2016 on Thursday at the Mobil station on South Sprigg Street, Cape Girardeau officers spent most of the time tossing up a slightly deflated football in looping... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:49:17 -0500 Inmate escapes from Scott County Jail Scott County sheriff’s deputies are searching from an inmate who escaped from Scott County Jail at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter. Joshua A.... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:48:59 -0500 Infant mortality worse in Bootheel than many underdeveloped countries SIKESTON, Mo. — Babies born in Missouri’s Bootheel have less chance of surviving their first year of life than those born in many underdeveloped countries. Southern and Midwestern states have the... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:48:40 -0500 Cape County man dies after rear-ending a pickup on his motorcycle A local man was killed Tuesday when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Highway 25 near County Road 318, police said. William Walters, 60, of Cape Girardeau County rear-ended a Dodge... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:17:15 -0500 Prayer 9/30/16 O Lord Jesus, thank you for the glorious gift of salvation through you. Amen. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:44:08 -0500 Births 9/30/16 Daughter to Pedro and Grace Deborah Garcia of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. Name, Marian Louise. Weight, 6 pounds, 1 ounce. Second child, first daughter. Mrs.... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:40:10 -0500 Artifacts 9/30/16 Nashville singer/songwriter Kristin Kearns will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Ragsdales, 132 N. Main St. in Cape Girardeau. There will be no cover charge for the performance. For more information,... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:39:53 -0500 Best Bet: Annual Craft Beer Festival to be Saturday The annual Craft Beer Festival will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Arena Park, 410 Kiwanis Drive in Cape Girardeau. General admission pricing is $30 in advance and $35 at the door, and tickets... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:39:30 -0500 Caleb Davis' one-man project, Small Stares, pairs honest questions with emotional lyrics The cover art for "The Palace Drag Demos" is Caleb Davis' own unblinking stare, triplicated in primary colors, looking directly into the camera. Like the music on his EP, it's sparse but inviting,... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:08:37 -0500 Dozens of spooky events scheduled for Halloween season It's nearly October, which means Halloween is just around the corner. Throughout October, Cape Girardeau and the surrounding counties will have a number of spooky events, ranging from family-friendly... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:07:59 -0500 #SemoSelfie 9/30/16 #latergram Saturday fun with Barrett and Auntie Em #sillyfaces #6months #semoselfie #cutie #brighteyes Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:16:22 -0500 Cape Girardeau police report 9/30/16 The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Zatek S. Thomas, 27, of Los Angeles was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for speeding. n... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:08:12 -0500 August Birk August William Birk, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at the Lutheran Home. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. The... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:07:42 -0500 Linda Dedeaux Linda Faye Dedeaux, 70, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Southeast Hospital. She was born April 28, 1946, in Oklahoma City to Hughie Lee and Ida Thelma Czarnikow Edwards.... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:07:28 -0500 Leonard Esselman PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leonard A. "Junie" Esselman, 80, of Perryville died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 6:30 to 9:50 a.m. Saturday at Young and Sons... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:07:11 -0500 Ronald Evans Ronald Clarence Evans, 93, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at his home. He was born March 23, 1923, in De Soto, Missouri, to Vernon A. and Genevieve A. McCreary Evans. He and... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:06:58 -0500 Shelby Griswell ORAN, Mo. -- Shelby Jane Griswell, 91, of Oran died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at her home. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran. The funeral will be at 1 p.m.... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:05:38 -0500 C. Eugene Phillips OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- C. Eugene Phillips, 85, of Olive Branch died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Eugene was born Sept. 27, 1931, in McClure, Illinois,... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:05:21 -0500 Stephen Snyder Stephen R. Snyder, 53, of Jackson, formerly of Cape Girardeau, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at his home Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, after a long five-year battle with melanoma. He is... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:04:52 -0500 Rita Staebel KELSO, Mo. -- Rita Ida Staebel, 95, of Kelso died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 8, 1921, to Theon C. and Ida Menz Grojean at home in New... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:04:34 -0500 Melvin Weber PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Melvin E. Weber, 84, of Perryville died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at his home. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The funeral will be at 11... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:04:16 -0500 Stella Welker PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Stella M. Welker, 87, of Perryville died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Estates of Perryville. Funeral Mass will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:04:01 -0500 Out of the past: Sept. 30 The new Safe House for Women has hired a shelter manager and is training volunteers in preparation for a planned Nov. 1 opening; Bettye Hargens of Jackson is the new shelter manager. First National... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:03:35 -0500 The debate? Or Missy Kitty? It's the year of choices Like so many of you, I watched the presidential debate Monday night. I thought to myself that, surely, something would pop out at me during the debate that would warrant my sage insight, thus... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:03:14 -0500 Show Me Center upgrades may lead to more, bigger shows To the average person walking into the Show Me Center, the changes likely will go unseen. But the phase 2 renovations to the facility could have a large impact on the quantity and quality of... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:03:03 -0500