News News headlines from the newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri en-us Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting Video and other evidence from the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Darrell Hobbs were released to the Southeast Missourian on Monday in response to a Sunshine Law request that was submitted in April just... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:39:29 -0500 Free bus rides in Cape? Move depends on added funding from city Bus rides in the city of Cape Girardeau may soon be provided free of charge to all riders. Cape County Transit Authority (CTA) executive director Tom Mogelnicki wants the city to increase its subsidy... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:13:30 -0500 Area lawmaker plays role in addiction recovery rally in Cape The west side of Capaha Park smelled like barbecue Saturday as residents gathered to support Living in Recovery's addiction and recovery-awareness rally. With live music and children on the... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:12:56 -0500 Dashcam video released from April shooting death involving trooper It's not so much what was visible in the dashboard footage from state trooper Donald Jason McBride's police car, but what was audible that validates the Missouri State Highway Patrol's narrative of... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:12:44 -0500 Schools face transportation funding cuts; how much is unknown Recent cuts to the state budget are likely to be felt in local school districts, but to what extent is still unclear. Last week, Gov. Jay Nixon said he needed to slash more than $59 million to... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:31:04 -0500 Facebook page reunites lost dogs with owners; one dog recovered six months later Losing a pet can be terrifying for both the pet owner and the critter itself. A lost dog or cat can run into any number of dangers when wandering the streets. And owners, along with worry, can feel... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:41:30 -0500 County health center on flu vaccine: get the shot Get the shot. That is the message from the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, which offers the flu vaccine annually. The health center will hold five flu clinics in October, including two... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:41:10 -0500 SEMO DPS turns over evidence to prosecutor in sexual assault case Investigators from the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety sent reports and evidence to the Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney’s office Thursday in a... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:41:02 -0500 Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment Perryville, Missouri, police arrested a man Tuesday on charges he tried to convince juvenile victims to get into his vehicle to engage in sexual activity. The Perry County, Missouri, prosecuting... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:40:55 -0500 1 seriously hurt in pedestrian vs. train crash in Campbell CAMPBELL, Mo. — A Campbell man was seriously injured after he apparently was struck by a train, according to chief Tony Burke of the Campbell Police Department. Burke said officers were called to... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:40:33 -0500 Jackson's LED streetlight project derailed by state budget cuts State budget cuts have left the Missouri Department of Transportation unable to continue with a project that would have installed LED lighting along a stretch of East Jackson Boulevard in Jackson.... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:56:31 -0500 Southeast's overall enrollment declines slightly; freshman enrollment rises Southeast Missouri State University has nine fewer students enrolled this fall semester than a year ago, despite growing freshman enrollment. The school has 11,978 full- and part-time students... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:55:36 -0500 First farm-to-table event slated for Oct. 2; it will benefit Cape Riverfront Market Local growers, vendors, chefs and volunteers are joining forces to create a meal that promotes local agriculture, highlights locally sourced ingredients and benefits the Cape Riverfront Market. A... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:54:58 -0500 Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke Cape Girardeau police stop traffic Wednesday for the funeral procession of former police chief Henry H. Gerecke on North Kingshighway at Lexington Avenue in Cape Girardeau. Police chief Wes Blair... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:18:43 -0500 Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows Bigger, more elaborate entertainment offerings soon may make their way to the Show Me Center. A new round of renovations to the facility were finished this summer that included reinforcing 80 steel... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:03:15 -0500 Area lawmakers weigh in on dueling tobacco-tax measures More than 100 state lawmakers have voiced opposition to constitutional Amendment 3 on Missouri's November ballot, including two area legislators who dislike it for different reasons. Amendment 3 is... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:02:59 -0500 Jackson may repeal ordinance prohibiting alcohol within 100 feet of churches In an effort to facilitate economic growth uptown and elsewhere, the city of Jackson soon will repeal alcohol regulations about the proximity of alcohol vendors to places of worship. Under section... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:02:24 -0500 Gerecke recalled for relating to fellow soldiers, officers Henry Gerecke was known to expect excellence from his officers as chief of police in Cape Girardeau and as provost marshal of military police in Panama and Texas, but he also stood behind his... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:39:49 -0500 Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, along with all other Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. properties, soon will have a new owner: Eldorado Resorts Inc. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:02:43 -0500 Governor urges state to OK safe-room proposal at Jackson school Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday he has authorized the State Emergency Management Agency to proceed with a proposal to build a tornado safe room at West Lane Elementary that would double as a... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:02:31 -0500 River Tales car show attracts both shine and rust Most of the cars at the River Tales Classic Car Show were hot. Shiny and slick, row after row of coiled automotive muscle lined Main Street in Cape Girardeau and the lot across from Hutson's Fine... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 01:10:02 -0500 Cape Girardeau may scale back improvements to one fire station The Cape Girardeau City Council will look to award three construction contracts for improvements at two of the city's fire stations today, even though one of the projects may be scaled back. Council... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 01:09:37 -0500 Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy What is a mom supposed to do when she finds out not one, but two, of her three young boys are suffering from an especially aggressive form of muscular dystrophy? "We just live like it's not... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 01:08:52 -0500 Cape Splash per-day attendance falls 1.3 percent; season still deemed successful The waterspouts have been turned off and the "funbrellas" closed: Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center ended its seventh season earlier this month, after 78,060 people walked through its gates. "We've... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 01:08:27 -0500 Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say While the victim was lying on the ground, police say a Cape Girardeau man hit him in the face and body with a shovel Thursday. Cape Girardeau police arrested Will Frazier, 41, and the Cape... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:12:31 -0500 Cape Girardeau man found guilty in Illinois murder A Jackson County, Illinois, jury found a Cape Girardeau man guilty Thursday of the first-degree murder of Marsha Brown, 40, also of Cape Girardeau, according to a news release from the Jackson County... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:12:20 -0500 Animals remain a big draw at East Perry fair ALTENBURG, Mo. — Hundreds attended the annual East Perry Community Fair to enjoy the fair, the rides and the mule-jumping. But most of the myriad other animal events took place before the mules... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:12:06 -0500 Club News 9-25-16 The Louis K. Juden American Legion Unit 63 Auxiliary met on Sept. 14. Yearly dues are payable now. New members would be very welcome. Awards were presented to Linda Kern for her poppy report and to... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:26:29 -0500 Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend A Cape Girardeau man is in custody after police said he assaulted his pregnant girlfriend Sunday night and Monday morning. The victim told police she and Cory R. Lacy, 31, had argued about midnight... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:16:18 -0500 Wednesday morning dip in the Mississippi Adrienne Poe and her redbone coonhound, Ruby, enjoy a quiet morning Wednesday at the Cape Girardeau riverfront. Poe lets her dog "hunt" underwater. "She's got webbed feet," Poe said. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:35:19 -0500 U.S. 61 in Scott County reduced for sidewalk work U.S. 61 between Gladys Street and Anderson Street in Sikeston, Missouri, will be reduced as contractor crews make sidewalk improvements. The work, which began Monday, will take place from 7 a.m. to 7... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:49:11 -0500 Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist A Haywood City, Missouri, man was convicted by a federal jury Monday in Cape Girardeau for his role in a Perryville, Missouri, convenience store robbery Nov. 18, according to a federal prosecutor’s... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:02:35 -0500 Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland Two Cape Girardeau County men were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 61 north of Fruitland. The driver of a Honda Civic was transported to Barnes-Jewish... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:02:12 -0500 Floodwall repair in downtown Cape Jack Nanney spreads concrete filler in a seam of the floodwall Tuesday in downtown Cape Girardeau. A city crew is nearly finished with minor repairs on both sides of the floodwall. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:44:11 -0500 It's finders keepers after SEMO District Fair Joe Nussbaum combs the fairgrounds with a metal detector Tuesday after last week's SEMO District Fair at Arena Park. "I like dimes more than quarters," Nussbaum said, "but I'll take whatever I can... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:32:01 -0500 An afternoon ride in downtown Cape Girardeau Ann Bartlett rides her Delta trike along Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau on Monday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2016. "This is the first time I've ridden since spring because it's not so hot," Bartlett... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:16:19 -0500 Cape council OKs construction projects for fire department, Cape Splash The Cape Girardeau City Council awarded construction contracts for fire and water projects Monday night that total more than $3.5 million. But deputy city manager Molly Hood said there is not enough... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:02:04 -0500 Jackson's East Washington Street to be renovated Jackson's East Washington Street soon will undergo an overhaul that has been on the city's to-do list for more than a decade. The existing street, sidewalk and subgrade of East Washington Street will... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:01:52 -0500 Suspect who evaded checkpoint left behind car The suspect who evaded a driving-while-intoxicated checkpoint early Sunday left the Chrysler 300 he was driving in a residential neighborhood on Koch Street in favor of running on foot, police said. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:01:29 -0500 Having fun at the park Seven-month-old Maelee Depree goes for a ride on a teeter-totter Monday afternoon with help from Tracey Adams at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:54:01 -0500 Driver evades DWI checkpoint, police Cape Girardeau police are looking for a driver who fled a DWI checkpoint early Sunday morning. Sgt. Adam Glueck confirmed officers chased a driver through a residential neighborhood near Koch Street... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 01:07:39 -0500 Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 9/19/16 Cape Girardeau County Commission 1 Barton Square, Jackson 9 a.m. today Approval of minutes n Minutes of the Sept. 15 meeting Communications/reports -- other elected officials n None at this time... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:47:01 -0500 Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 9/19/16 Cape Girardeau City Council City hall 401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. today Items for discussion n Planning and Zoning Commission report n Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:47:01 -0500