News News headlines from the newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri en-us Memorial ceremony honors area fallen police officers Cape Girardeau Police Department assistant chief Jack Wimp welcomed scores of attendees to the annual Seniors and Lawmen Together memorial ceremony Thursday by asking them to remember fallen officers... Thu, 25 May 2017 20:59:09 -0500 Sen. Wayne Wallingford pushes for passage of electric-rate bill State Rep. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, is pushing for passage of legislation he has introduced in the Senate to provide lower electric rates for two manufacturers to open plants in the... Thu, 25 May 2017 18:23:54 -0500 Sales and traffic, for 100 miles this weekend For 100 miles of Highway 25 this weekend, people and businesses from Jackson to Kennett, Missouri, open their garages and parking lots to people hunting up bargains at the 19th annual 100-Mile Yard... Thu, 25 May 2017 18:16:35 -0500 Tailor Institute funding cut by state, to remain open The Tailor Institute is not closing, but leaders are earnestly working on finding a new financial path forward after its entire state funding was scratched in a recent state budgetary move. The... Thu, 25 May 2017 16:49:19 -0500 I-55 in Scott County reduced for bridge repairs Southbound Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs. The bridge is located at mile marker 66 over U.S.... Thu, 25 May 2017 07:36:46 -0500 Region's lakes, scenic rivers mostly open, with limitations Lakes and rivers in Southern Missouri affected by recent flooding will be open for the Memorial Day holiday, even if some beaches and boat ramps are expected to remain underwater into June and July.... Wed, 24 May 2017 23:58:23 -0500 Humane Society may cap number of animals accepted from Cape if city doesn't increase funding The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri may limit the number of animals it accepts if the city of Cape Girardeau does not provide more funding, the group's president said Wednesday. Humane Society... Wed, 24 May 2017 23:57:13 -0500 Two houses in Jackson razed in effort to draw new development Two houses on East Jackson Boulevard were torn down this week to make way for future development. The development property at 2421 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson had three existing houses, two of which... Wed, 24 May 2017 08:21:51 -0500 New features at Cape Splash geared for kids; revenue has exceeded costs by more than $200K Cape Girardeau parks and recreation officials expect the city's water park to make a big splash this year, starting with the Memorial Day weekend. The Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center kicks off its... Tue, 23 May 2017 23:47:57 -0500 Woman may lose foot after being hit by moped A woman may lose her foot as a result of a Scott City man ramming her and another person with a moped Sunday, police said. The Scott County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged Dakota K. Minner, 22,... Tue, 23 May 2017 23:46:30 -0500 Former coroner convicted of felony theft now faces prison in misdemeanor case Former Perry County coroner Herbert Miller faces a possible probation revocation hearing that could send him to prison. In 2015, Miller was convicted of felony financial exploitation of the elderly... Mon, 22 May 2017 23:54:10 -0500 Police: Suspect continued shooting at victim as neighbor tried to help her; victim still in hospital A Jackson woman remained in the hospital Monday after being shot in the chest and arm Friday night, police said. Jackson Police Capt. Rodney Barnes said Monday the victim still was hospitalized but... Mon, 22 May 2017 23:53:54 -0500 A hazard of fishing Timmy Nguyen, 10, falls into the water while trying to net a fish while his sister Tina Nguyen, 8, watches Monday in flooded area off old U.S. 61 in Cape Girardeau. Mon, 22 May 2017 23:53:42 -0500 Downtown businesses glad construction is finished, traffic moving again With Main Street's new concrete streets and sidewalks open again, business is returning to normal for some downtown shop owners. "Business has definitely picked back up, especially for consignment,"... Sun, 21 May 2017 22:53:26 -0500 Area districts get ready for summer school Now that the regular school year is over, schools and some students are looking ahead to summer school. Christa Turner, director of academic services at the Cape Girardeau School District, said... Sun, 21 May 2017 22:53:12 -0500 Greitens: Special session key to more area jobs; may call second session for drug-monitoring program Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said he called a special legislative session "to fight for more jobs" in Southeast Missouri. Lawmakers need to pass legislation that would bring hundreds of jobs to the... Sun, 21 May 2017 00:10:22 -0500 Deputies: Man, woman tried to arrange killing of his estranged wife A man and woman are accused of trying to have the man's estranged wife murdered, among other acts, deputies said. The Bollinger County Prosecuting Attorney's office on Wednesday charged Terry L.... Sun, 21 May 2017 00:10:12 -0500 Mississippi County sheriff fights efforts in court to remove him from office Mississippi County Sheriff Cory Hutcheson is fighting efforts by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to remove him from office. Hutcheson's attorney, Thomas Rynard of Jefferson City, Missouri,... Sun, 21 May 2017 00:10:03 -0500 Greitens calls special session for job-creation bill to boost Bootheel economy Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has called for a special session in an effort to win passage of a bill that could generate hundreds of jobs for the Bootheel. Legislation passed the House but died in the... Thu, 18 May 2017 23:53:27 -0500 Cape Councilman Bowen to resign, take position with Florida university Cape Girardeau City Councilman Wayne Bowen will resign from the council this summer to take a position with a Florida university. The timing likely will allow the council to appoint someone to fill... Thu, 18 May 2017 23:47:51 -0500 I-57 group trying to get Chicago-to-Dallas route to go through Poplar Bluff POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — With the announcement improvements to U.S. 67 could be paid for in half the time expected, community leaders are looking at another four-lane highway project they said could be... Thu, 18 May 2017 23:47:45 -0500 Love INC closes Cape office Love INC of Southeast Missouri is closed. The agency has been serving Cape Girardeau for nine years. An unsigned news release in an email message from an address attributed to executive director... Thu, 18 May 2017 23:46:39 -0500 Four honored in Cape County Sheriff's Department Four officers Wednesday received special awards from Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan. Jordan presented Jaime Holloway with the 2016 Timothy J. Ruopp Award for outstanding law-enforcement... Thu, 18 May 2017 23:46:32 -0500 One killed, three injured in Sikeston when tree is uprooted SIKESTON, Mo. — An employee at Green Meadows Retirement Center died and three residents were injured Wednesday when a tree fell at the center. Richard Flye, 41, of Sikeston was killed when a gust of... Thu, 18 May 2017 23:46:21 -0500 I-55 in Scott County reduced for bridge repairs Southbound Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs. The bridge is at mile marker 66 over U.S. 60/Interstate 57... Thu, 25 May 2017 07:00:18 -0500 Man with prior sex convictions charged with abuse of a child 10 years ago An Illinois man faces felony charges for sexually abusing a child when they lived together in Cape Girardeau about 10 years ago, police said. The Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office... Wed, 24 May 2017 23:57:45 -0500 Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 5/25/17 Approval of minutes n Minutes of the May 22 meeting Communications/reports -- other elected officials n None at this time Public comments n Items listed on agenda Routine business... Wed, 24 May 2017 20:46:19 -0500 Water-system work forces intersection closure The intersection of Perryville Road and Cape Rock Drive in Cape Girardeau will be closed to traffic starting today, city public works officials said. There will be some intermittent lane openings,... Tue, 23 May 2017 23:47:42 -0500 Newspaper accepting nominations for 15th annual Spirit of America Award This summer will mark the 15th year for the Southeast Missourian Spirit of America Award, an honor that celebrates someone who goes above and beyond to help others, give back to the community and... Tue, 23 May 2017 23:47:27 -0500 Police apprehend Charleston man they say hit Cape woman with car Police have found the man they said hit a pedestrian with a car and offered to bribe the victim not to report the incident in April. The Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged... Tue, 23 May 2017 23:47:12 -0500 Illinois Trail of Tears site where Cherokee buried named to National Historic Register Several graves in a cemetery near Anna, Illinois, hold Cherokee who died during their forced migration on the Trail of Tears in the 1830s. Thanks to local efforts, the cemetery now is on the National... Tue, 23 May 2017 23:46:59 -0500 Road work 5/24/17 Improvements to the Interstate 55/57/U.S. 60 cloverleaf interchange in Sikeston, Missouri, at mile marker 66 will begin June 5. As work is underway, motorists should anticipate various lane and ramp... Tue, 23 May 2017 22:04:58 -0500 Convicted murderer Mark Gill receives life sentence in retrial of penalty phase A Boone County, Missouri, jury sentenced convicted murderer Mark Gill to life in prison without the possibility of probation or parole rather than the death sentence he originally received in 2004.... Mon, 22 May 2017 23:54:36 -0500 Two men sentenced to prison for roles in fatal crash Two men pleaded guilty this month to felony charges for their part in a wreck that killed an Altenburg, Missouri, man in September. Marcelino Carmona-Cruz, 25, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for... Mon, 22 May 2017 23:54:23 -0500 Central High to replace some lockers Cape Girardeau Central High School is replacing some lockers. Warehouse Design will replace lockers in the physical education and varsity locker rooms. Of three bidders, Warehouse Design's low bid of... Mon, 22 May 2017 23:25:03 -0500 State urges safety on Highway 25 during 100 Mile Yard Sale Residents along Highway 25 again are preparing to open their garages for the annual Memorial Day weekend 100 Mile Yard Sale, and the Missouri Department of Transportation is cautioning motorists to... Mon, 22 May 2017 23:24:45 -0500 Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 5/22/17 Cape Girardeau County Commission 1 Barton Square, Jackson 9 a.m. today Approval of minutes n Minutes of the May 18 meeting Communications/reports -- other elected officials n None at this time Public... Sun, 21 May 2017 20:23:01 -0500 Airport briefly evacuated after control-tower fire A fire in the control tower Saturday afternoon caused a brief evacuation the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. Two airport employees were in the tower when a fire started in a panel box on the... Sun, 21 May 2017 00:09:46 -0500 Cape man accused of shooting a woman in Jackson A Cape Girardeau man shot a woman in Jackson on Friday night before turning himself in, police said. The Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Dartanyus C. Harris, 43, with... Sun, 21 May 2017 00:09:36 -0500 Cape police say man assaulted, kidnapped girlfriend A Cape Girardeau man assaulted his girlfriend with a knife before holding her and two children captive early Thursday, police said. The Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on... Sun, 21 May 2017 00:09:22 -0500 Bridge reaches out to community in south Cape The Bridge Outreach Center of Cape Girardeau hosted a Meet Me at the Bridge event Saturday to provide community members a free lunch and, more importantly, an afternoon of fellowship. Sponsored by La... Sat, 20 May 2017 21:30:32 -0500 Road work 5/21/17 North- and southbound Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance. This span is over Hubble Creek,... Sat, 20 May 2017 21:26:06 -0500 Club News 5-21-17 The Cape Girardeau County Quarterly FCE Council met on March 27. The meeting was called to order by Barbara Barks, president. The devotion was given by Agnes Wachter, member of Cheerful Country Doers... Fri, 19 May 2017 11:47:23 -0500