Schnucks security breach expensive for local banks
A security breach involving Schnucks customers' credit and debit cards could get expensive for some local financial institutions. Schnucks' Cape Girardeau location, 19 S. Kingshighway, was among 79 stores affected by the breach that came to light March 28, company spokesman Paul Simon said...
Jackson police report 5/23/13
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt Arrests...
Anderson gets 12 years for running down joggers
An Arkansas man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday for running down a group of joggers last fall in downtown Cape Girardeau. Vincent Anderson, 19, of Little Rock, Ark., last month pleaded guilty to first-degree assault for the Oct. 28 attack, in which he drove a stolen 1994 Ford Thunderbird into a group of joggers at the intersection of Aquamsi and William streets. Three of the joggers suffered minor injuries...
No weapon displayed in Tuesday bank robbery
Cape Girardeau police are looking for a suspect in a Tuesday afternoon bank robbery.
A white man wearing a long-sleeved green shirt, jeans, dark shoes and a light-colored ball cap robbed First State Community Bank, 1602 N. Kingshighway, on Tuesday afternoon, said Darin Hickey, public information officer for the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Former bank official sentenced to five years for embezzlement
A former high-ranking official with the Ellington, Mo., branch of the People's Community State Bank was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $1 million in restitution on bank fraud and embezzlement charges...
Report recommends schools add more PE for nation's youth
WASHINGTON -- Reading, writing, arithmetic -- and PE? The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students, and that physical education become a core subject...
Council talks renewal of hotel/motel, restaurant taxes
The Cape Girardeau City Council on Monday discussed whether to renew hotel/motel and restaurant taxes, as well as the projects these taxes might fund. Council members discussed asking residents to renew the tax, but to be cognizant of how to present the proposal. Council members agreed a specific plan for the use of the money is necessary, especially with revenue coming from Isle Casino Cape Girardeau...
Cape school board approves lunch price increase
In their first meeting after the 2012-2013 school year, the Cape Girardeau School Board met Monday night to discuss a light agenda that included breakfast and lunch prices for the 2013-2014 school year. "Our breakfast program is served daily at no charge in all district buildings," said Lisa Elfrink, nutrition coordinator for the district. "Breakfast allows for a great start to the day, particularly during times of testing."...
New Franklin Elementary sees last day of first year
The excitement on the faces of children at Franklin Elementary School on Friday was evident in the time leading up to noon dismissal. It was the last day of school or, more correctly, the first last day of school at the new Franklin Elementary School building...
Appeals court rules in favor of Fruitland quarry
A Fruitland quarry that sits next to a private high school was given back its mining permit by a three-judge panel in the Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals in St. Louis on Tuesday.
It has not been decided if Saxony Lutheran High School will continue to pursue the case to stop mining operations.
Strack Excavating LLC and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Land Reclamation Commission appealed a September decision by Judge William L. ...