Animals top nuisance calls in Cape in 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...