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Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Groups plan events to help with school supplies (07/30/15)
With the first day of school approaching fast, organizations in the Cape Girardeau area soon will host events to help...
Floodwall mural celebrates 10th anniversary (07/30/15)
The Mississippi River Tales floodwall mural may have celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, but those who came...
United Way reshuffles its staff, eliminates post (07/30/15) 1
The United Way of Southeast Missouri announced this week it has completed an internal restructuring of staff and...
Three juveniles charged in June drive-by shooting (07/30/15) 13
Three juveniles were taken into custody Wednesday in connection with a June 29 drive-by shooting at 401 S. Hanover St....
Firefighter briefly hospitalized from Tuesday home fire (07/30/15)
The fire that destroyed a house at 2816 County Road 645 in Cape Girardeau County rekindled overnight Tuesday, and one...
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Three juveniles charged in June drive-by shooting (07/30/15)
Three juveniles were taken into custody Wednesday in connection with a June 29 drive-by shooting at 401 S. Hanover St. in which a woman was injured critically after being shot in the head, the Cape Girardeau Police Department reported. The victim remains in a hospital and is being treated for "substantial injuries," the department reported in a news release Wednesday. Juvenile charges have been filed against the suspects...
Naylor man sentenced to 10 years for possessing child pornography (07/30/15)
A Naylor, Missouri, man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 10 years in federal prison for possessing sexually explicit images of young girls. Billy Joe Wertenberger, 26, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 117 months for felony possession of child pornography, assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Koester said...
Police continue search for shooting suspect (07/30/15)
No suspects are in custody after a Cape Girardeau man was shot Tuesday night. The 22-year-old man is expected to recover, Cape Girardeau police Sgt. Adam Glueck said. About 9 p.m., the man was shot in the parking lot of an apartment building at 210 S. Hanover St. He was shot once on the side of his body, Glueck said, and still was in the hospital Wednesday morning...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/30/15 (07/30/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Jacob William Zumwalt, 23, 542 S. Spring Ave., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. n Jonathan Brandon Ayuso, 20, 631 Napa Circle, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, a stop-sign violation and resisting a lawful detention...
Jackson police report 7/30/15 (07/30/15)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Eric S. Simpson, 26, 117 Legend Drive, No. 117, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant. n Melissa R. Bowen, 55, of Cape Girardeau was issued summonses for operating a motor vehicle while operator's license revoked and a lane violation...
Cape school board OKs $546K in bids for computers, concrete (07/29/15)
The Cape Girardeau School Board on Tuesday approved three bids, totaling more than $546,000, to update some of the district's desktop computers, replace student laptop computers at Central Junior High School and begin exterior concrete work at Blanchard, Clippard and Franklin elementary schools...
Dobbins to be paid up to $75,000 as consultant for Southeast (07/23/15)
Southeast Missouri State University's board of regents has approved an addendum to the employment agreement with president emeritus Kenneth Dobbins, authorizing the university to pay Dobbins up to $75,000 to represent Southeast in the St. Louis area and assist president Carlos Vargas-Aburto with his transition into the presidency...
Panel suggests giving students college algebra alternatives (07/22/15)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri Department of Education committee is recommending that two- and four-year public colleges that require algebra for graduation instead give students the option of taking statistics or other math subjects more relevant to their fields...
Cape's Adult Education program helps immigrants obtain U.S. citizenship (07/20/15)
With guidance from the Cape Girardeau Adult Education and Literacy program, Yan Zahner of Jackson is preparing to become a citizen of the United States. Over the past few years, she invested many hours improving her spoken English, practicing her reading and writing skills and studying the branches of government while attending the program's citizenship and English as a second-language classes...
Southeast, USDA building reservoir for irrigation (07/16/15)
Southeast Missouri State University is continuing to improve its drainage and irrigation system at the David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center by partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Agriculture Research Service. Southeast announced this week that the USDA will invest $50,000 to create a reservoir at the center in Gordonville, Missouri, where high-quality tile-drain water generated during the dormant winter season will be stored, then pumped back into the soil during the summer.. ...

  • Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign
    ORLANDO, Florida (AP) -- Following his own advice, Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and African Americans live and worship in an effort to broaden his appeal among minority voters....
  • Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370
    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) -- A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago....
  • Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail....
  • Greece's Tsipras prevails over rebels at party meeting
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has defeated a bid by dissenters in his left-wing Syriza party to push for an end to bailout talks and an exit from the euro currency....
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