News News headlines from the newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri en-us Last public meeting on license plates set for next week The last of four public meetings to gather comments on the state’s new commemorative license plates is scheduled for next week in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Anyone in Southeast Missouri who is... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:01:31 -0500 Mother, son learn an ancestor designed the building that houses their business Jan Ramey placed a scented sachet on a large, wooden fixture hanging from the ceiling in her store. Her son built it for her. In fact, he was responsible for much of the handiwork around her. She... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:42:04 -0500 Humane Society to hold 'spay day' in effort to reduce cat population Ann Seabaugh wishes more people would have their cats spayed. That way she and other veterinarians would have to euthanize fewer felines. “We are seeing just loads and loads of kittens,” she... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:40:37 -0500 Judge is hanging up his robe BENTON, Mo -- After serving over 18 years, Judge Hense Winchester made his final ruling Wednesday as an associate circuit court judge in the 33rd Judicial District. Unlike federal judges, who have... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:40:33 -0500 Process of choosing Miner police chief gets pushback MINER, Mo -- There is some pushback among residents after a Miner Board of Aldermen proposal regarding the selection of the city's chief of police. There was a tie vote at Miner's last aldermen... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:39:33 -0500 Cape man faces trafficking, weapons charges A Cape Girardeau man faces multiple charges after authorities found 3.6 pounds of methamphetamine in boxes labeled as candy, police said. Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force officers arrested Brandon... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:39:06 -0500 Police: Colorado man used forged checks to steal from Cape Girardeau banks Police are looking for a Colorado man accused of using three forged checks to steal about $10,000 at three The Bank of Missouri locations in Cape Girardeau. Judge Gary Kamp issued an arrest warrant... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:38:52 -0500 Marble Hill woman charged with fraudulently writing prescriptions A Marble Hill, Missouri, woman used access through her employer, a Jackson dentist, to write fraudulent prescriptions to obtain opioid pain pills and other controlled substances, police said.... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:38:38 -0500 Rep. Smith criticizes actions of EPA in dicamba probe U.S. Rep. Jason Smith criticized the federal Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday for investigating alleged misuse of herbicides containing dicamba in Southeast Missouri. "I don't believe the... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:26:24 -0500 CTC receives an array of opinions on building a better workforce Skilled workers in fields such as health care, automotive and manufacturing continue to be in high demand. Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center offers courses for high-school students as well... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:25:55 -0500 Police: Nurse assistant stole ring from patient's finger A Chateau Girardeau nurse assistant took a ring off a patient's finger and sold it to a pawn shop for $100, police said. Cape Girardeau police arrested Tonya Denise Dent, 41, of Cape Girardeau on... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:25:37 -0500 Two suspects appear in court for fatal I-55 accident Witnesses said the Cape Girardeau man was swerving into the other lane, changing speeds drastically before a car collision that killed Carl Wayne Black, 59, of Altenburg, Missouri, early Sept. 12 on... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:57:42 -0500 Neighborly fright: Aficionado of Halloween decor gets some help What's scarier than a clown? A dozen clowns. Southeast Missourians can find out for themselves the fear incited by the paint-faced jesters by driving down Brookwood Drive in Cape Girardeau, just... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:53:37 -0500 Cape teacher resigns after accusation of assaulting student at football game A Cape Girardeau teacher accused of assaulting a student at a football game earlier this month has resigned. Supt. Jim Welker said junior high science teacher Roman D. Smith voluntarily tendered his... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:53:08 -0500 R.P. Lumber chain buys Southeast Missouri Builders Supply in Cape Home center and building materials supplier R.P. Lumber continues to extend its reach into Southeast Missouri, this time through the purchase of Southeast Missouri Builders Supply in Cape Girardeau.... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:46:41 -0500 EPA probes alleged illegal herbicide use in area The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has executed federal search warrants at several locations in Southeast Missouri, including Cape Girardeau County, as part of an investigation into alleged... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:46:12 -0500 Working on the Mississippi River The motor vessel Blake Denton of Marquette Transportation pushes a tow Monday down the Mississippi River across from Trail of Tears State Park in Jackson. Behind it is a river-training structure, or... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:45:59 -0500 One victim IDs his attacker in shooting that killed woman Gunshot victim Robert Edwards, 54, talked to emergency medical technicians and investigators early Saturday before he was airlifted to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He identified Joseph James... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:45:45 -0500 War hero Alvin York to be subject of Crader Lecture An expert on World War I luminary Sgt. Alvin York is scheduled to speak Tuesday night as part of Southeast Missouri State University's annual Crader Lecture in the Humanities. Douglas Mastriano, a... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:49:44 -0500 City to seek input on updating downtown strategic plan Cape Girardeau residents are being asked to share their visions for the future of the city's downtown. A public open house Tuesday, Nov. 1, will allow the community to suggest how to improve and... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:55:28 -0500 No Trump, Clinton or clowns; other Halloween costumes seem to be selling at area stores Halloween is a week away, and Southeast Missourians of all ages are on the hunt for the perfect costume. The pickings this year are slimmer than past years. Pop-up Halloween shops once found in the... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:55:02 -0500 Country singer John Berry to perform Christmas songs at Jackson church Holiday music fans in the area, rejoice! Grammy Award-winning country singer John Berry will perform songs from his Christmas repertoire and more at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson on Nov. 20.... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:54:48 -0500 Data about shots-fired reports in Cape difficult to confirm, compile It seems like a scene that would occur only in a movie: two men exchanging gunshots, inside, in the middle of a winter afternoon. Christian Isaiah Sewell-Barnes of Kansas City, Missouri, was watching... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:01:30 -0500 Town Plaza taxing district falls short of expectations amid little governmental oversight Cape Girardeau city officials envisioned the tax-funded Town Plaza Community Improvement District would be a success story. The reality has been far different. In addition to revenue from a special... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:01:02 -0500 Cape teacher accused of assaulting student at football game A Cape Girardeau teacher is facing misdemeanor charges after police say he assaulted a student during a Cape Girardeau Central High School football game Oct. 14. High-school staff alerted Cape... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:51:17 -0500 Hundreds turn out for VintageNOW fundraiser A bomber hung from the ceiling of the Osage Centre on Saturday evening. A Jeep sat on the floor. Sailors and GIs and a regiment of Rosie the Riveters darted between tables and the fundraising... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:51:03 -0500 Utility work to shut down I-55 in Cape County North- and southbound Interstate 55 between exits 96 and 99 in Cape Girardeau County will be closed as contractor crews perform utility repairs. The interstate will be closed from 2 to 4 a.m.... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:47:59 -0500 Three candidates compete for 145th state House seat Three candidates vying for the 145th Missouri House seat this fall have differing views on the constitutional amendments on the ballot and how to improve the state’s economy. Republican Rick Francis... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:25:36 -0500 I-55 in Cape County to close for utility repairs North- and southbound Interstate 55 between exits 96 and 99 in Cape Girardeau County will be closed Wednesday as contractor crews perform utility repairs. Work will take place between 2 and 3 a.m.,... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:39:36 -0500 MissionFest on Nov. 6 promises new attractions An annual event that helps connect people with opportunities to serve others is heading into its fifth year. On Nov. 6, MissionFest will take place at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau. It runs... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:25:21 -0500 Former NBA player will speak at area schools, groups next week Former NBA player Adrian Branch will talk to students at six local schools and speak for three Christian organizations Wednesday through Nov. 5. Branch talks about his life experiences and delivers... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:24:47 -0500 Speaker tells of war hero York's rise from humble beginnings Based on decades of research, U.S. Army Col. Douglas Mastriano has determined most of the spectacular details of Sgt. Alvin York’s story from World War I are true. Mastriano gave a presentation... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:47:06 -0500 Jackson schools' long-range plan may include bond issues The Jackson School District held an hour-long session at the high school Tuesday night to catch parents up on the progress of a long-range facilities plan — that could include bond issues to pay for... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:52:22 -0500 Perry County coroner faces challenge from retired police officer Perry County Coroner Jim Martin, appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon in March, wants voters to reward him with a full, four-year term Nov. 8. He faces a challenge from former Cape Girardeau police officer... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:51:51 -0500 Work continues on Capaha Field on Tuesday Ed Bishop with Superior Turf flattens the surface to cover Capaha Field on Tuesday at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:03:08 -0500 Cape schools begin next step of drafting strategic plan The next leg of the Cape Girardeau School District's strategic-planning process is underway. Superintendent Jim Welker told the school board during its meeting Monday night a community-wide survey... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:46:28 -0500 State Rep. Kathy Swan, challenger Greg Tlapek differ widely on issues Republican state Rep. Kathy Swan and Libertarian Party challenger Greg Tlapek differ widely on everything from illegal drugs to the election process itself. The two Cape Girardeau candidates for the... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:45:29 -0500 Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 10/24/16 Cape Girardeau County Commission 1 Barton Square, Jackson 9 a.m. today Approval of minutes n Minutes of the Oct. 20 meeting Communications/reports -- other elected officials n None at this time... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:10:01 -0500 Perry County man accused of killing wife, shooting man A man is in custody after he allegedly killed his estranged wife and shot her friend just after midnight Saturday in Perry County. A news release from the Perry County Sheriff’s Office said Joseph... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:52:01 -0500 Police: Suspect admits to six burglaries in Scott County The Scott County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a Charleston, Missouri, man in connection with six Scott County burglaries. Larico D. Coleman, 37, faces six counts of burglary, eight counts... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:51:48 -0500 Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 A 45-year-old man walking along northbound Interstate 55 was killed Friday morning trying to flee one collision but was hit by five vehicles in the southbound lane of I-55, according to a Cape... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:51:33 -0500 Club news 10-23-16 The New McKendree United Methodist Women met Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the church fellowship hall with 17 members and two guests present. The meeting was called to order by Mary Klaproth, president,... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:32:36 -0500