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Sunday, Apr. 19, 2015
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10th annual Cape Comic Con brings out all types of characters (04/19/15) 1
Being outwitted by The Riddler is just a normal part of Chris Bower's day at the 10th annual Cape Comic Con. Emceeing...
Online bullying reporting system deemed success by Cape district officials (04/19/15)
Counselors in the Cape Girardeau School District say the district's anonymous, online bullying reporting system has...
Attorney general accuses Fruitland Meat processor of polluting water (04/19/15) 15
A Cape Girardeau County meat processing company is being accused by the Missouri attorney general's office of illegally...
Ressel elected chairman of Three Rivers board (04/19/15) 1
Ben Ressel, a former Raider basketball player, has been elected the new chairman of the Three Rivers College board...
104 graduate adult education program (04/17/15) 2
Stories of perseverance, hard work and faith were shared Thursday evening as 32 Adult Education and Literacy program...
Videos
Fraudulent filing of tax returns hits high locally (04/19/15)
Since Jan. 1, the Cape Girardeau Police Department has taken an average of one report per day of identity theft leading to the fraudulent filing of tax returns. Police spokesman Darin Hickey said that amount is "astronomically higher," than in past years' tax filing seasons...
Organizations urge university to protect Jewish students (04/19/15)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Sixteen national organizations are asking the University of Missouri to ensure the safety of Jewish students after anti-Semitic messages were found last week. The organizations sent a letter to Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin on Thursday about graffiti found at the Mark Twain Residence Hall. Several students stated in the letter that they no longer felt safe on campus because of the hate message...
Missouri parents guilty of caging autistic son (04/19/15)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- A St. Louis-area husband and wife have been found guilty of child endangerment for putting their autistic son in a makeshift cage. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported a jury reached the guilty verdict Friday for 45-year-old Terry Smith and his 44-year-old wife, Victoria. The St. Charles County couple could face up to seven years in prison...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/19/15 (04/19/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n June Marie Trovillion, 76, 1400 S. West End Blvd., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. n Freddy Mark Wren Jr., 67, 1010 S. Ellis St., was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault...
Jackson police report 4/19/15 (04/19/15)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Dustin R. King, 33, of Cape Girardeau was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. n Terra D. May, 40, of Jackson was issued summonses for displaying plates of another and failure to register a motor vehicle...
KU students turn blighted Airstream into mobile classroom (04/19/15)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- University of Kansas architecture students have transformed a blighted camping vehicle into a classroom on wheels. The renovated 1972 Airstream Sovereign Land Yacht is called the KU Mobile Collaboratory, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. It features storage carts that can be pulled out and unfolded into tables, benches that double as storage and countertops that fold down to hold displays or up for space...
Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing (04/19/15)
ATLANTA -- Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This "opt-out" movement remains scattered but is growing fast in some parts of the country. ...
Mo., Ill. groups combine to perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (04/17/15)
Several area groups will collaborate later this month to perform one of the most famous pieces of music in the world. The Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir and Choral Union, in collaboration with the Southern Illinois Symphony and the Southern Illinois University--Carbondale Choir, will perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on April 27 at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus...
SEMO artists' work to be displayed through May 15 (04/17/15)
Four exhibitions of works created by emerging artists in Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Art will be on display during the 2015 Graduating Seniors Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibitions at the River Campus Art Gallery. "This spring we have four, one-week shows for the BFA exhibitions so that each graduating senior has plenty of room to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization," Kristin Powers Nowlin, gallery coordinator, said in a news release.. ...
Online MAP testing underway at local districts (04/16/15)
Students who are taking Missouri Assessment Program examinations this year won't need a No. 2 pencil. MAP testing is underway at some area school districts, and others will begin administering the tests next week. And for the first time, the tests are online...
  • Hundreds of migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea
    ROME (AP) -- A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action....
  • Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked....
  • Gyrocopter pilot frustrated message isn't getting through
    RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) -- The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn't getting through....
  • Turkish Cypriot leadership election to go into 2nd round
    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The election for the Turkish Cypriot leadership will go to a second round after none of the candidates managed to garner enough votes Sunday to avoid a runoff, authorities said, as talks to reunify the ethnically-split island of Cyprus are expected to resume next month....
  • Service held to mark 20 years since Oklahoma City bombing
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- About 1,000 people gathered Sunday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, which was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until the Sept. 11 attacks six years later....