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Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015
Area officials continue grappling with new ozone standards (04/24/15)
Government representatives and business leaders in Perry and Ste. Genevieve counties are looking at what they can do to...
Search begins for next provost at SEMO (04/24/15) 1
A search committee has formed at Southeast Missouri State University as officials look to hire the next provost there....
Animals top nuisance calls in Cape in 2014 (04/24/15) 12
Cape Girardeau residents annoyed by their neighbors' pets can rest assured they are not alone. Reports about animals...
Cape, Jackson asking for volunteers to help parks Saturday (04/24/15)
Every year, the cities of Jackson and Cape Girardeau reach out to residents for help sprucing up parks with a day of...
Where there's smoke (04/24/15)
Members of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department extinguish a fire Thursday that was contained to a Ford Escort in the...
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Animals top nuisance calls in Cape in 2014 (04/24/15)
Cape Girardeau residents annoyed by their neighbors' pets can rest assured they are not alone. Reports about animals made up the largest portion of nuisance-abatement calls in the city in 2014, according to the Cape Girardeau Police Department's annual report...
Suspect in Job Corps shooting surrenders (04/24/15)
ST. LOUIS -- Authorities said Thursday they arrested a man suspected of killing a fellow recent arrival to a federal job training program in St. Louis. Matthew Anderson, 21, was shot once in the chest on his bed Wednesday night at the Job Corps campus, police said. The man suspected of killing Anderson fled after the shooting but later surrendered, police said. The suspect was in police custody Thursday but hadn't been charged...
Mother guilty in death of infant found in concrete (04/24/15)
PLEASANT HILL, Mo. -- The mother of a newborn found encased in concrete at a western Missouri home has been convicted of second-degree murder. The Kansas City Star reports a Johnson County jury also convicted 30-year-old Krystal Scroggs on Thursday of endangering the welfare of a child and abandonment of a corpse...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/24/15 (04/24/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Sruthi Bairam, 22, 1318 N. Sprigg St., was arrested on suspicion of stealing clothing at J.C. Penney, 3049 William St. n Takara B. Woods, 23, 1227 Luce St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear for improper registration...
Jackson police report 4/24/15 (04/24/15)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. n Jonathan J. Fleming, 24, of Jackson was issued a summons for failure to register a motor vehicle. n Susan L. Smith, 41, of Jackson was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle without a valid operator's license...
Infighting splits panel for Missouri Common Core goals (04/21/15)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A panel of Missouri teachers and parents tasked with reviewing the state's education standards is so divided, members told the State Board of Education on Monday they have split into two groups. At issue are the goals for what K-12 children should learn in each grade. ...
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 exceeded their expectations. Created by Central Junior High School counselors Ed Draper and Julie Janzow, the reporting system was first implemented at the junior high last fall before becoming districtwide in February...
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. ...
104 graduate adult education program (04/17/15)
Stories of perseverance, hard work and faith were shared Thursday evening as 32 Adult Education and Literacy program participants attended a graduation ceremony. Having completed their high school equivalency through the program, 104 graduates were invited to the ceremony at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center...
  • Protesters plan to 'shut down' Baltimore as questions remain
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Protesters who've been holding near-daily demonstrations this week over the death of Freddie Gray are promising their biggest march yet a day after the Baltimore Police Department acknowledged that it failed to get him the medical attention he needed after his arrest....
  • 2009 memo describes concerns about Oklahoma reserve deputy
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Several members of an Oklahoma sheriff's department raised serious concerns years ago about the performance and training of a volunteer deputy now charged in the fatal shooting of a restrained suspect, according to a report released by lawyers for the dead man's family....
  • Thousands honor soldiers on 100th year of Gallipoli battle
    GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) -- As dawn broke, families of soldiers, leaders and visitors gathered near former battlefields, honoring thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who fought in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I on the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated British-led invasion....
  • Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen Saturday
    SEATTLE (AP) -- A computer outage affecting thousands of Starbucks stores that forced the chain to give away free drinks Friday before closing many stores early was resolved after several hours....
  • Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner told the world that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman" in an extraordinary television interview aired Friday about gender confusion he first felt as a youngster trying on his mother's and sister's dresses....
  • Activists seek probe of prosecutor's role in Ferguson case
    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri judge gave strong indications Friday that he might toss a lawsuit by four activists seeking an independent investigation of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Michael Brown shooting case....
  • Interim city manager in Ferguson resigns to take another job
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The interim city manager in Ferguson is stepping down to work for another city in St. Louis County....
  • Ex-CIA man convicted of Iran leak seeks lenient sentence
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Lawyers for a former CIA officer convicted of leaking details of a secret mission to derail Iran's nuclear ambitions argued Friday that he deserves a light sentence similar to that just handed down to ex-CIA director David Petraeus....
  • Police: Son of missing woman killed himself
    ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) -- Police in the St. Louis suburb of St. Peters say the son of a woman missing since mid-April apparently killed himself around the time she disappeared....
  • USS Columbia crew docks at namesake city
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Hundreds of feet below the surface of the sea, a poster of the University of Missouri Golden Girls will soon hang near the black-and-gold themed "Flat Branch" galley aboard a nuclear-powered submarine....