Three juveniles charged in June drive-by shooting
Three juveniles were taken into custody Wednesday in connection with a June 29 drive-by shooting at 401 S. Hanover St. in which a woman was injured critically after being shot in the head, the Cape Girardeau Police Department reported. The victim remains in a hospital and is being treated for "substantial injuries," the department reported in a news release Wednesday. Juvenile charges have been filed against the suspects...
Naylor man sentenced to 10 years for possessing child pornography
A Naylor, Missouri, man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 10 years in federal prison for possessing sexually explicit images of young girls. Billy Joe Wertenberger, 26, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 117 months for felony possession of child pornography, assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Koester said...
Police continue search for shooting suspect
No suspects are in custody after a Cape Girardeau man was shot Tuesday night. The 22-year-old man is expected to recover, Cape Girardeau police Sgt. Adam Glueck said. About 9 p.m., the man was shot in the parking lot of an apartment building at 210 S. Hanover St. He was shot once on the side of his body, Glueck said, and still was in the hospital Wednesday morning...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/30/15
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Jacob William Zumwalt, 23, 542 S. Spring Ave., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. n Jonathan Brandon Ayuso, 20, 631 Napa Circle, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, a stop-sign violation and resisting a lawful detention...
Jackson police report 7/30/15
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Eric S. Simpson, 26, 117 Legend Drive, No. 117, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant. n Melissa R. Bowen, 55, of Cape Girardeau was issued summonses for operating a motor vehicle while operator's license revoked and a lane violation...
Cape school board OKs $546K in bids for computers, concrete
The Cape Girardeau School Board on Tuesday approved three bids, totaling more than $546,000, to update some of the district's desktop computers, replace student laptop computers at Central Junior High School and begin exterior concrete work at Blanchard, Clippard and Franklin elementary schools...
Dobbins to be paid up to $75,000 as consultant for Southeast
Southeast Missouri State University's board of regents has approved an addendum to the employment agreement with president emeritus Kenneth Dobbins, authorizing the university to pay Dobbins up to $75,000 to represent Southeast in the St. Louis area and assist president Carlos Vargas-Aburto with his transition into the presidency...
Panel suggests giving students college algebra alternatives
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri Department of Education committee is recommending that two- and four-year public colleges that require algebra for graduation instead give students the option of taking statistics or other math subjects more relevant to their fields...
Cape's Adult Education program helps immigrants obtain U.S. citizenship
With guidance from the Cape Girardeau Adult Education and Literacy program, Yan Zahner of Jackson is preparing to become a citizen of the United States. Over the past few years, she invested many hours improving her spoken English, practicing her reading and writing skills and studying the branches of government while attending the program's citizenship and English as a second-language classes...
Southeast, USDA building reservoir for irrigation
Southeast Missouri State University is continuing to improve its drainage and irrigation system at the David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center by partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Agriculture Research Service. Southeast announced this week that the USDA will invest $50,000 to create a reservoir at the center in Gordonville, Missouri, where high-quality tile-drain water generated during the dormant winter season will be stored, then pumped back into the soil during the summer.. ...