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Friday, July 11, 2014

Today's Images

Pirates squeak past Riverbend with late 'D'
SEMO Pirates second baseman Casey Graham tags out Riverbend Ducks runner Kiel Causey in the seventh inning to end their first-round game of the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Charleston, Mo. (Fred Lynch)
Strokers fall to Poplar Bluff, drop into elimination game
The SEMO Stroker’s Peyton Maddox singles against Poplar Bluff during the fourth inning of their first-round game at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Thursday in Charleston, Misssouri. (Fred Lynch)
Prostitute in Google exec case linked to second death
Alix Tichelman, left, of Folsom, Califorina, confers with public defender Diane August during her arraignment in Santa Cruz Superior Court on Wednesday in Santa Cruz, California. Tichelman, an alleged upscale prostitute, is facing manslaughter charges for the November death of Forrest Hayes, a Google executive. Tichelman, who is also facing drug and prostitution charges, is being held on $1.5 million bail. (Shmuel Thaler ~ Santa Cruz Sentinel)
Cards unable to complete four-game sweep of Pirates
The Pirates’ Gregory Polanco, left, scores on a passed ball as Cardinals relief pitcher Tyler Lyons covers home during the sixth inning Thursday in St. Louis. (Jeff Roberson ~ Associated Press)
Towns north of here hope worst of flood is over
A fire hydrant was just about to go under the floodwaters Thursday at the Grafton Marina in Grafton, Illinois. Grafton sits on the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers which are expected to crest in Grafton this weekend. (John Badman ~ The Telegraph)
Christian artist Chris Tomlin coming to Cape
Grammy winner Chris Tomlin will perform at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau at 7:30 p.m. July 18, along with fellow Christian musician Brandon Heath. (Submitted)
Garth Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site
Country music star Garth Brooks speaks at a news conference Thursday in Nashville, Tenn. (Mark Humphrey ~ Associated Press)
'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nominations
Peter Dinklage appears in a scene from "Game of Thrones." The series garnered 19 Emmy Award nominations Thursday, including for best drama series. (Helen Sloan ~ HBO)
Draft notices sent to men born in 1800s
Martha Weaver, with her husband Harold in their Nickleville, Pennsylvania, home, on Tuesday holds a letter from the Selective Service for her late father, Fred Minnick, requiring him to register for the nation's military draft. The letter arrived too late for Minnick, who was born in 1894 and died on April 20, 1992. (Jerry Sowden ~ The Derrick)
Fast-moving apartment fire kills 7 people
A state police photographer works on the top floor inside a burned three-story apartment and business building in Lowell, Massachusetts, where officials said four adults and three children died in a fast-moving fire Thursday. (Elise Amendola ~ Associated Press)
Judge rules gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado
Denver County Clerk Debra Johnson, left, signs the marriage license of Fran Simon and Anna Simon as their son Jeremy watches at the Denver clerk's office Thursday. (Ed Andrieski ~ Associated Press)
Testimony refutes Benghazi 'stand down' theory
Glass, debris and overturned furniture are strewn inside a room in the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri)
Todd Akin defends 'legitimate rape' remarks
Todd Akin, a Missouri Republican Senate candidate, campaigns in Florissant, Missouri, in 2012. Akin, whose "legitimate rape" comments during the 2012 U.S. Senate campaign were roundly criticized, now says he was wrong to apologize. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
Nights at Benton Raceway Park bring people together
Scott Gibbs leads a crate late race at Benton Raceway Park on May 18, 2013. (Fred Lynch)
Nights at Benton Raceway Park bring people together
Scott Gibbs wins the heat in a crate late race at Benton Raceway Park on May 18, 2013. (Fred Lynch)
Police seek help identifying couple
A surveillance camera image of the young couple that Sikeston and Cape Girardeau police want to interview to gather information about an assault. (Submitted)
About 1,000 people flock to Parks and Rec Day
Mascots Tracker, Playmo and Rowdy dance with the crowd during the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department's annual Parks and Rec Day on Friday at the Osage Centre. (Laura Simon)
LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers
Lebron James shoots a free throw while playing with high school students during the Lebron James Skills Academy Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)