News News headlines from the newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri en-us Riverfront market reduces hours due to heat advisory Due to the excessive heat advisory affecting Southeast Missouri, the Cape Riverfront Market will observe reduced hours and close at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 23. Typically, the Cape Riverfront Market... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:19:37 -0500 Saint Francis sees obesity, cancer among top health priorities in region A months-long study by the Saint Francis Healthcare System has spotlighted four major public health priorities for people in Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Scott and Stoddard counties, where the majority... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:37:09 -0500 City may spend extra park tax money on Cape Splash, skate park, other projects Cape Girardeau's parks and recreation director has proposed spending about $3.9 million in additional sales tax money on eight parks-improvement projects. They include improvements to the Lazy River... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:45:18 -0500 Street Crime Task Force may have caused shootings to fall in Cape Cape Girardeau appeared to be heading toward a deadly summer when Cape Girardeau police opened two homicide investigations within hours of each other May 19. Cape Girardeau police found the body of... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:44:58 -0500 Prosecutor says shooting by state trooper was justified Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Limbaugh has determined that a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was justified when he shot and killed a man during an intense tussle after a... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:41:48 -0500 Local Republicans praise efforts of law enforcement at GOP convention Beyond the speeches and political fanfare at the Republican National Convention, another element of the Cleveland event caught the attention of Cape Girardeau County participants: security. Police... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:41:31 -0500 Broken-down truck forces Scott City to cancel curbside recycling After nearly 20 years, residents of Scott City will no longer have curbside recycling pickup. The city council was faced with the unexpected decision at its most recent city council meeting,... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:41:18 -0500 Church members pitch in for volunteer duties around region In the parking lot of Mount Auburn Christian Church, near the big, hand-painted sign that advertised “Free Car Wash,” the child volunteers who weren’t already drenched and elbow-deep in soap buckets... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:41:03 -0500 Hastings in Cape closing Shoppers looking for books, games and music in Southeast Missouri soon will have one less option. Hastings, the entertainment retailer in the Town Plaza shopping center, is closing. The store’s... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:02:06 -0500 Area Republicans blast Cruz for speech Area Republicans attending the GOP’s national convention in Cleveland blasted Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday for not endorsing nominee Donald Trump. In a convention speech Wednesday night, Cruz... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:01:41 -0500 GOP candidates Greitens, Randles campaign in Cape Girardeau Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens and GOP lieutenant governor candidate Bev Randles campaigned at separate events Thursday in Cape Girardeau. Greitens hosted a town-hall... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:01:31 -0500 Man injured in downtown shooting also charged with gun crime One of the victims of the July 2 shooting in downtown Cape Girardeau was found in a car with multiple guns shortly after shots were fired, Cape Girardeau police said. The Cape Girardeau County... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:01:16 -0500 Police: Jackson woman steals ID from mom, children, spends $76K A Jackson woman used the names of her mother and children to rack up more than $76,000 worth of credit-card purchases over a four-year period, police said. Cape Girardeau County prosecuting... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:01:05 -0500 Dump truck driver forgets to lower bed, hits SEMO pedestrian bridge The driver of a dump truck working on the Show Me Center Parking Lot forgot to lower the hydraulic truck bed and struck the west side of the walkway bridge about 1 p.m. Thursday above New Madrid... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:59:10 -0500 Steep water-rate hike angers Hillcrest subdivision customers, prompts meeting A steep rate hike has angered customers of a small, private utility system in Cape Girardeau County who are bracing for water and sewer bill increases of more than $100 a month. The Missouri Public... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:51:55 -0500 Jackson's former police dog euthanized Monday The Jackson Police Department’s most recent police dog, Stryker, made his last visit to the station Monday to say goodbye to his former co-workers. Veterinarians had discovered the German shepherd... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:44:24 -0500 Hawks and Cops flag-football game aims to boost charity, police support Law-enforcement officers in Cape Girardeau County see the symbolism in Thursday's flag football game that will unite Southeast Missouri State University football players with police officers. Last... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:44:09 -0500 Golden Corral coming to Cape; may hire 100 workers After two Vantage Drive restaurants closed earlier this year, a new dining option is moving in. Soon, Cape Girardeau will have a Golden Corral. The buffet-style restaurant will open in the old Ryan's... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:43:38 -0500 Privacy, history, ducks debated in Bloomfield Road case Owners of land that once was part of a historic estate took issue with the city of Cape Girardeau's plans to widen Bloomfield Road and build a walking trail during a court hearing Tuesday. The... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:12:27 -0500 Suspect in downtown Cape shooting ID'd in court Cape Girardeau County bailiffs arrested a Cape Girardeau man Tuesday in court in Jackson in connection with a shooting that occurred early July 2 in downtown Cape Girardeau. A unnamed witness said... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:40:18 -0500 Rafters bring recycling message down Mississippi River Hundreds of plastic bottles are floating in the Mississippi River, traveling south toward the Gulf of Mexico. But this is not pollution, and the bottles are not trash. At least, not anymore. A... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:26:56 -0500 Jackson roundabout on schedule, on budget The wave of early anxiety that surrounded Jackson's uptown roundabout appears to have broken over the weekend, as crews completed the project's first phase on schedule, reopening Barton Street on... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:43:18 -0500 Medicare cuts pose problems for medical-equipment suppliers, users Patrick Naeger worries he may have to shut down his home-medical-equipment company in the face of continuing federal cuts to Medicare reimbursements. He said he's not alone. "The whole industry is in... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:42:45 -0500 Cape council approves new rental-inspection program with backing of landlord group The Cape Girardeau City Council unanimously approved a new rental-inspection program Monday night that will allow city staff annually to inspect some rental units of every landlord in the community.... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:42:30 -0500 Codefi helps children learn basics of computer coding In a world where children can use iPhones before toilets, organizers at Codefi are betting a familiarity with nuts-and-bolts coding will become only a more useful skill. So as part of their Techweek,... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:44:26 -0500 Jackson will take advantage of detour to fix failing manhole on U.S. 61 The city of Jackson will capitalize on an existing traffic disruption from the roundabout construction to fix a failing manhole on U.S. 61. "Since the roundabout already has people trained to not go... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:44:12 -0500 Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 7/25/16 Cape Girardeau County Commission 1 Barton Square, Jackson 9 a.m. today Approval of minutes n Minutes of the July 21 meeting Communications/reports -- other elected officials n None at this time... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:29:01 -0500 Utility relocation to close Independence Street intersection Work to relocate utilities at the Independence Street and East Rodney Drive/Gordonville Road intersection in Cape Girardeau will force some traffic closures beginning Monday. Independence Street,... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:40:46 -0500 Missing Cape man found unharmed in St. Louis area A missing Cape Girardeau man was found by his family about 7 a.m. Friday in the St. Louis area unharmed. Alexander Allen Parrow, 24, was last seen July 14 in the 1400 block of South West End... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:40:33 -0500 Hanaway makes campaign stop at Cape restaurant Missouri governor candidate Catherine Hanaway stopped Saturday at My Daddy’s Cheesecake in Cape Girardeau to speak with prospective voters as the Republican primary election nears. Introducing the... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:40:19 -0500 Church hosting Back to School Carnival First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau will hold a free Back to School Carnival on Aug. 6 for families of children entering kindergarten to sixth grade. Children will be able to play games for... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:40:04 -0500 Adrienne Ross signs copies of '#AuntAlma' on Friday Adrienne Ross signs a copy of her new book, "#AuntAlma: Raisin a Little Hell Heaven on Earth," for a customer at Barnes & Noble on Friday. The book is a collection of quotations from Ross' aunt,... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:50:59 -0500 Club news 7-24-16 The Town and Country FCE club met July 14 for its annual picnic in the New McKendree United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Originally the picnic was scheduled to be at Jackson City Park. Due to... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:50:39 -0500 Flourish Magazine Women's Summit coming Aug. 25 The Southeast Missourian and rustmedia, in conjunction with Flourish magazine, will host a Flourish Magazine Women’s Summit on Aug. 25 at the Osage Centre, 1625 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau.... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:44:34 -0500 Jackson band shell renovations are nearly done Renovations to the Nicolus Leist Memorial Band Shell in preparation for the Jackson Municipal Band’s centennial celebration are nearly complete. The city of Jackson is overseeing construction,... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:13:12 -0500 Cops say counterfeiter's bills all had same serial number A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper found $5,500 worth of $100 bills, all with the same serial number, in the possession of an Illinois man during a traffic stop Saturday, according to a... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:12:54 -0500 Area schools set dates for registration, orientation As summer winds down, area districts are gearing up for the first day of school with a variety of registration and meet-and-greet events for parents and students. The first day of school is Aug. 11... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:12:25 -0500 Wreck on Bill Emerson Bridge injures one Paramedics with Cape County Private Ambulance take a patient from an accident Wednesday in westbound Highway 74 on the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge in Cape Girardeau. According to Cape Girardeau... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:53:07 -0500 Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 7/21/16 Approval of minutes n Minutes of the July 18 meeting Communications/reports -- other elected officials n None at this time Public comments n Items listed on agenda Routine business... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:51:45 -0500 GOP 8th District candidates voice support for right to bear arms, border security The three Republican challengers to Missouri 8th District U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Salem, voiced support for the right to bear arms and securing the nation’s borders during a candidates’ forum... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:41:14 -0500 Pedestrian hurt during hit-and-run in Perryville Perryville, Missouri, police are asking for help identifying suspects in a hit-and-run collision Sunday in which a pedestrian was struck. A 75-year-old woman was crossing the street near Clarkson... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:40:51 -0500 Sheriff gives more details on fatal Kennett shooting KENNETT, Mo. — Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder said Shane McCormick was shot Sunday afternoon by Kenneth Bowles after a fight at a home on Elm Street. McCormick later died at Twin Rivers Medical... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:40:35 -0500 Hot weather shouldn't affect area crops too much Weather forecasts for the week indicate temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s and heat indexes over 100 degrees. A heat advisory has been put into the place for much of the region. The extreme... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:42:57 -0500 Arrest warrants filed for six drug suspects in Cape Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney's office filed arrest warrants for six Cape Girardeau residents suspected of dealing drugs or imitation drugs based on SEMO Drug Task Force investigations... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:42:14 -0500 Kennett homicide probe turned over to highway patrol KENNETT, Mo. -- One person died after shooting at a Kennett home Sunday afternoon, according to Dunklin County Coroner James Powell. The Kennett Police Department said one person was taken into... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:41:44 -0500 Subdivision proposed near Jackson Senior Center A proposed development would add a new subdivision just south of the Jackson Senior Center. The Jackson Board of Aldermen hosted a public hearing Monday night about the subdivision plans, submitted... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:41:29 -0500 A toss in the Tinker Tots science program Katie Urhahn watches her 18-month-old son, Abe, as he tosses a beanbag through a square shape during the Tinker Tots Science program Monday at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The activity for... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:21:36 -0500