One former, two current Southeast football players face drug charges
Hunter Bledsoe, who played in 11 games as a true freshman last season, admitted to selling marijuana earlier this summer because "he could not get a job due to his playing college football," according to a probable-cause statement.
Man charged in death of 9-year-old girl in Ferguson
ST. LOUIS -- A suburban St. Louis man was charged Thursday with killing a 9-year-old girl who was sitting on her mother's bed, doing her homework, when shots were fired into her home. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch charged De'Eris Brown, 21, of O'Fallon, Missouri, with second-degree murder in the Aug. ...
3-year-old boy hospitalized after shooting in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS ---- A 3-year-old St. Louis boy is expected to make a full recovery after being shot Thursday in the third shooting involving a child in the region since last week. Police Capt. Kenneth Kegel said the child suffered a graze wound to the buttocks. He was hospitalized, but Kegel described the wound as minor...
Police training panel to hold hearing in Sikeston
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The public will have an opportunity to suggest changes to the training requirements of law enforcers in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Public Safety said the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission will hold six public meetings statewide...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/28/15
The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Kelbie B. Rodgers, 22, of Jackson was arrested on suspicion of two counts of delivery or possession of a controlled substance at a jail and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia...
Schools work to place child-abuse hotline posters by Friday deadline
Missouri school districts are working to post a child-abuse and neglect hotline number in every student restroom in light of new legislation recently signed into law by Gov. Jay Nixon. The act, which goes into effect Friday, requires all public and charter schools to post the hotline in all student restrooms. It also requires signs be posted in a visible location in a public area of the school -- in English and Spanish -- with the toll-free number...
Jackson school district to keep tax rate the same
The Jackson School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to keep the district's tax rate stable at $3.80 per $100 of assessed valuation for the 2015-2016 school year, marking 10 years since the district has adjusted its rate, officials said. The board approved the rate after a public hearing. The tax rates are set to produce the revenue from the property tax required by the budget for the fiscal year, beginning July 1...
Nixon touts Southeast campus improvements during visit
Gov. Jay Nixon made a stop Monday at Southeast Missouri State University to discuss how recent efforts from the state will help fund more than $10 million in improvements on campus. The governor's visit coincided with the university's first day of fall classes...
Cape School District keeps tax rate stable
The Cape Girardeau School District's total tax rate for 2015-2016 will remain at $4.1567 per $100 of assessed valuation, board members voted during a special meeting Monday. Neil Glass, assistant superintendent of administrative services, said the district's total assessed valuation is $633,657,242 -- a 2.3 percent increase over last year...
Assessment scores in Cape schools can't be compared to past years
While Cape Girardeau School District officials say they are pleased with most scores received from the 2015 Missouri Assessment Program, the data can't be compared to previous years. The test scores, released last week by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, are the first from an assessment given in the spring that was designed to gauge how well students are learning standards fully implemented for the first time last school year. ...