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Monday, Mar. 30, 2015
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Downtown Cape receiving Great American Main Street Award (03/30/15) 9
Many Cape Girardeau residents long have taken pride in downtown, and now they have one more reason to brag. Whether...
Playing for Wyatt benefit seeks to help other young cancer patients (03/30/15) 2
A trumpet reverberated across the tin walls Sunday night in Stooges Restaurant as Alex Amelunke, lead vocalist for Old...
Transition team formed for new Southeast president (03/30/15) 2
A 15-person transition team has been formed at Southeast Missouri State University to assist Carlos Vargas-Aburto when...
Group seeks tobacco tax hike to fund early-childhood education (03/30/15) 8
A Missouri group seeking an increase in taxes on tobacco to benefit early-childhood health and education says recent...
Candidate questionnaire: Michael Bolen Jr. (03/30/15)
Name: Michael Bolen jr Age: 44 Place of birth: Sikeston mo Spouse, children's names: Wife: Leslie , son: Trey,...
Videos
Girl on bicycle struck, injured by motorist (03/29/15)
A 6-year-old girl on her bicycle was injured Saturday night after she was struck by a vehicle. The accident occurred near the 800 block of South Ellis Street in Cape Girardeau, at the intersection of Walnut Street, witnesses said. Cpl. Darin Hickey, public information officer of the Cape Girardeau Police Department, said after 7 p.m. ...
Ten teens arrested after attack on man (03/29/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ten teenagers were arrested by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety after the assault of a man last week. The department received a call at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday reporting a fight between youths and a man. Upon arriving, officers found a 28-year-old man who lived in the area who said he was assaulted by a group of 10 to 12 young men after telling them to not climb on the GED school building on Greer Avenue, said police Capt. Bill Mygatt...
Cape chief voted chairman of Major Case Squad (03/29/15)
Cape Girardeau police chief Wes Blair was elected chairman of the Cape Girardeau / Bollinger County Major Case Squad board of directors Thursday, according to a news release from the case squad. Blair succeeds Cape Girardeau Prosecuting Attorney Chris Limbaugh. According to squad bylaws, no member of the board of directors shall serve as chairman for two successive years...
Man arrested after search turns up drugs, gun, cash (03/29/15)
A suspect is in custody after an investigation this month by Jackson police and the Drug Enforcement Administration. After obtaining a search warrant, officers with the Jackson Police Department Special Response Team and the patrol division, as well as DEA agents, searched a home in the 400 block of Kate Street, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department...
Woman injured in pickup crash (03/29/15)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to a vehicle crash early Saturday that injured one person and resulted in citations, including a DWI charge. At 12:09 a.m. Saturday, fire personnel and police responded to a flipped vehicle on Ferguson Drive near Big Bend Road in Cape Girardeau...
Fees can discourage dropouts from getting a diploma (03/29/15)
While growing up, a family member always told Geraldean Bradley she wasn't intelligent. And for a long time, Bradley said, she believed it. So she dropped out of high school. But with support from family and friends, Bradley, of Dexter, Missouri, was able to rebuild her self-confidence...
Diversity education task force formed at Southeast (03/29/15)
The President's Task Force on Diversity Education, led by Southeast Missouri State University president Kenneth W. Dobbins, held its first meeting March 11 to discuss diversity on campus. "It's a task force in that there are some issues that we need to start talking about -- race on this campus -- and I think it's very important that it's not a standing committee," Dobbins said. ...
Three Rivers upgrades EMS equipment, OKs hosting 911 center (03/27/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Students interested in emergency medical services training will benefit from new equipment approved Wednesday by the Three Rivers College board. FAAC Inc. of Ann Arbor, Michigan, submitted a winning quote of $102,500 for an EMS three-screen driving simulator package...
Perry County School Board race sees crowded field (03/26/15)
Four candidates, including two incumbents and two challengers, are vying for two posts on the Perry County School Board. Incumbents Kevin Bachmann and Mark Gremaud are facing challenges from newcomers Mary Bauwens and Lara Green during the April 7 election...
Missouri school activity makes students uncomfortable (03/26/15)
FULTON, Mo. -- The Fulton School District has launched an investigation into a teacher-led activity referred to as a "survey" that has upset participating students and parents. The Fulton Sun reported that during a Fulton Middle School physical education class Friday, teachers conducted an activity called "Claim It," in which students were read various statements about their identity. ...
  • Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy
    BOSTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Monday that American politicians in an era of partisanship should try to carry themselves more like Edward M. Kennedy, as politicians from both parties lauded the late senator's collegial spirit at the dedication of an institute named in his honor....
  • US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate
    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials....
  • Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday....
  • Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber
    BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack....
  • Coalition spokesman: Saudi-led forces block Yemen ports
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The spokesman for the Saudi-led campaign against Yemeni rebels says coalition naval forces have besieged the country's ports....