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Southeast regents approve new logo (03/01/15) 3
Southeast Missouri State University has used its logo of the Academic Hall dome since 1988. But on Saturday, the board...
County buys Cape building to consolidate juvenile court services (03/01/15)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission announced Friday the purchase of a building in Cape Girardeau to provide office...
Driver cited after colliding with police car (03/01/15) 18
A Cape Girardeau woman received four citations for not yielding to an emergency vehicle and causing an accident....
House burns on North Benton Street in Cape Girardeau (03/01/15) 4
A woman and a child escaped a fire that started Friday afternoon on North Benton Street. The situation was contained...
Home a total loss after Friday fire in Pocahontas (03/01/15) 1
A home is a total loss after a fire Friday night in Pocahontas. The Fruitland Area Fire Protection District responded...
Videos
Armed suspect seriously hurt in officer-involved shooting (03/01/15)
An aggravated assault suspect was seriously injured in a police-involved shooting Saturday morning. James Wilkins, 28, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after the shooting, which occurred about 10:50 a.m. Saturday at Town House Inn, 505 N. Kingshighway...
Union County prosecutor appointed to state appellate prosecutor board (03/01/15)
Union County State's Attorney Tyler Edmonds has been appointed to the board of governors of the Illinois State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor. Edmonds was appointed during a special board meeting Thursday in Springfield, Illinois, according to a news release...
Man, woman jailed on drug, weapons charges (03/01/15)
A man from Oran, Missouri, and a woman from Benton, Missouri, are in the Scott County Jail after various drug and weapons charges. Glen Adams, 56, of rural Oran was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm silencer...
Man arrested for shooting gun into the ground near boy (03/01/15)
A Sikeston, Missouri-area man was arrested by Scott County sheriff's deputies on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon after he allegedly shot a gun at the ground near a boy in Oran, Missouri. Timothy Jarvis, 37, of County Highway 529 near Sikeston, was charged Saturday, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. ...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/1/15 (03/01/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Jasimane D. Flennoy, no age given, of Lilbourn, Missouri, was issued a summons for driving while intoxicated. n Isaiah M. Lane, 24, of St. Louis was arrested on a warrant...
Plan for Greek housing advances, but draws fire from preservationists (03/01/15)
An idea to create a housing option specifically for Greek students at Southeast Missouri State University was advanced by the board of regents Saturday but is drawing fire from residents who worry Greystone Estate and the Shivelbine House will be demolished...
Final presidential candidate brings aspirational message at Southeast (02/26/15)
Benjamin Ola. Akande on Wednesday said he wants to be the next Southeast Missouri State University president so he can take Southeast from success to significance. "Significance means you become the benchmark," he said. "Significance means that you get to move that mission of student success to a whole different level...
Missouri House budget panel wants more for K-12 education (02/26/15)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's public schools and community colleges would receive larger funding increases than recommended by Gov. Jay Nixon, under a budget plan presented Wednesday to a House committee. It would, however, scrap Nixon's recommendation to give a performance-based funding increase to public universities...
Scott City saferoom, theater almost complete (02/25/15)
Theater and art students in the Scott City School District soon will have a place to call their own. A Federal Emergency Management Agency safe room, which also serves as a theater and art gallery, is nearing completion at the school, superintendent Diann Ulmer said Tuesday...
Candidate showcases skills at Southeast president forum (02/24/15)
Carlos Vargas-Aburto, one of four presidential hopefuls at Southeast Missouri State University, took questions Monday during a public forum and also described what makes him the best candidate for the university's top leadership position. "I think you have in me somebody who is very committed to excellence, to quality," he said. ...
  • Southwest gets snow; California also getting rain
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Parts of the Southwest dealt with a second day of snow Saturday, while a storm moved across areas of California and brought much-needed precipitation....
  • 11 injured in chain of accidents on Missouri highway 44
    ROLLA, Mo. (AP) -- Police say a tractor-trailer crashed into the rear of a Greyhound bus in snowy weather on Interstate 44 in Missouri, setting off a chain of accidents involving dozens of vehicles. At least 11 people were sent to a hospital with minor to moderate injuries....
  • Springfield area coping with string of violent deaths
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Springfield-area leaders are hoping a string of 12 violent or suspicious deaths in an eight-day span will increase awareness of a problem that has plagued the region for many years....
  • Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Residents of a small southern Missouri town struggled to come to grips with the knowledge that one of their own had killed seven people in a spasm of violence that ended when the gunman shot himself to death on a rural county road....
  • Missouri GOP bristles at mandates, but sometimes uses them
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Republican lawmakers in Missouri's Capitol often bristle at rules and requirements handed down from the federal government, saying they favor local authority in most matters....
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