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Friday, May 29, 2015
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Copeland to leave Cape school district for job at Southeast (05/29/15) 4
Sherry Copeland announced this week she will retire June 30 as assistant superintendent of academic services at the...
Special prosecutor asks Rushin be removed from office over nepotism (05/29/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A special prosecutor has asked Poplar Bluff City Council member Jack Rushin be removed from office...
Annual United Way luncheon celebrates compassion, action (05/29/15)
More than 100 supporters gathered for the United Way of Southeast Missouri's annual luncheon Thursday afternoon at Isle...
Carry a torch (05/29/15)
Members of the Cape Girardeau Police Department limber up Thursday morning before heading north on Kingshighway during...
Pepsi to break ground on Cape facility (05/29/15)
Pepsi MidAmerica will host a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for its new Cape Girardeau facility. The facility,...
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Charges dropped against former Safe Harbor director (05/29/15)
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 (05/29/15)
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 (05/29/15)
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 (05/29/15)
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...
Parma murder suspect could face death penalty (05/29/15)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Deion Martin will know in just a few weeks whether he will face the death penalty. Martin, 21, who is charged in the shooting death of Brenda Smith on May 15, made his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon in Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court...
Deadlock: Central High has co-valedictorians (05/26/15)
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 (05/22/15)
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 (05/21/15)
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 (05/21/15)
* 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 (05/20/15)
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. ...