Law enforcement agencies team up to arrest four burglary suspects
The Cape Girardeau police department special response team helped the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department Friday morning in completing a search warrant of a Cape Girardeau home. At approximately 9 a.m., the SRT searched the home at 1652 Main St. and took four persons of interest into custody...
Charges dropped against former Safe Harbor director
Misdemeanor charges of animal abuse were dropped Thursday against Alice Wybert, the former president of Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, a no-kill shelter near Jackson. Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Limbaugh dismissed the charges, according to a news release from his office, because of a consent judgment agreement recently reached between Wybert and the Missouri attorney general's office...
Local home invasion suspect arrested in Viburnum
A third man sought in last week's home-invasion robbery in Jackson has been arrested. Evan Tillman, 23, of Jackson was arrested Thursday in Viburnum, Missouri, said Capt. Rodney Barnes of the Jackson Police Department. Tillman is charged with three counts of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of armed criminal action. ...
Sikeston police investigate shooting
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Officers from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are investigating a shooting that took place Wednesday night. According to reports, a person was shot in the leg about 9:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Cole Street. The victim was taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center...
St. Louis man guilty in bank robberies
A St. Louis man has been found guilty in two area bank robberies. After a one-day jury trial, Tyrice G. Royston, 36, was found guilty in federal court Wednesday of one count of bank robbery by force of violence in the March 2014 robbery of the First Commercial Bank in Essex, Missouri, according to a news release from the federal prosecutor's office in Cape Girardeau...
Deadlock: Central High has co-valedictorians
For the first time in 13 years, Cape Girardeau Central High School named two co-valedictorians -- and it wasn't an easy determination to make. "They're often close," principal Mike Cowan said of past valedictorian contests. Normally what helps the school clearly delineate who the top student will be is its weighted grade system, Cowan said...
Three Scott City students win handwriting contest
The Scott City School Board on Wednesday recognized three students for being state grade-level winners in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. The students, first-grader Houston Griffaw, second-grader Lilyan Landis and third-grader Logan Schiwitz, received medals and framed pictures of their entries...
Storm-shelter ceremony also lauds retiring superintendent
The Scott City community gathered Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of the school district's storm shelter and visual and performing arts center -- and to surprise retiring superintendent Diann Ulmer with a farewell presentation. Ulmer, who served as superintendent for 13 years, retires this summer. She began the evening's celebration by providing background about the project before cutting a ribbon near the shelter's entrance...
Hooked on Science: Glow Slime
* 1/4 cup liquid starch n 1/4 cup Elmer's glue n 2 tablespoons glow-in-the-dark pigment n 1 bowl STEP 1: Mix the liquid starch and glow-in-the-dark-pigment in a bowl. Add the Elmer's glue and continue to mix. STEP 2: Remove the glow slime from the bowl, continue to mix the slime with your hands...
Cape school district begins improvement projects in wake of bond issue
Renovation projects at the Cape Girardeau School District are underway as officials plan and organize districtwide improvements funded by a $20 million bond issue approved by voters in April. "We've been meeting every week as a design team and going through project schedules," said Neil Glass, assistant superintendent of administrative services. ...