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Local counselor pays $25,000 to settle Medicaid fraud suit (02/01/15) 9
A Cape Girardeau counselor has paid $25,000 to settle a 2014 Medicaid fraud suit, Missouri Attorney General Chris...
Former Cape mayor earns top award at chamber banquet (02/01/15) 1
An honor that brought a tear to his eye and a long hug for his son went to local banker and former Cape Girardeau mayor...
Advocates make pitch in Cape neighborhoods for Medicaid expansion (02/01/15) 4
Advocates for Missouri Medicaid expansion took to the streets Saturday morning to spread awareness of the situation and...
Cape could help garner award for 'Gone Girl' location (02/01/15) 2
While not for an Oscar or a Golden Globe, Cape Girardeau is in the running for another Hollywood trophy. The Location...
Rust Communications teams with university, KFVS to create student media lab (02/01/15) 7
Rust Communications, which owns the Southeast Missourian, has teamed up with Southeast Missouri State University and...
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Local counselor pays $25,000 to settle Medicaid fraud suit (02/01/15)
A Cape Girardeau counselor has paid $25,000 to settle a 2014 Medicaid fraud suit, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Friday. In February, Koster filed a 15-count lawsuit alleging Jennifer Kirchhoff engaged in improper billing practices that netted her $8,062 more than she was entitled to receive for family and individual therapy sessions...
Tractor stolen from Glenallen man (02/01/15)
The Bollinger County, Missouri, Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help to find a stolen tractor. The owner of the 1956 International 200 tractor reported it stolen Wednesday from a barn on his property on Route ZZ near Glenallen, Missouri, according to a bulletin posted Friday on the department's Facebook page...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/1/15 (02/01/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Dante Lamar Criddle, 23, of Cape Girardeau was arrested on Cape Girardeau warrants for failure to appear for property damage, walking in the road when sidewalk available, resisting arrest and possession of controlled substance...
Man accused of beating amputee's face with hammer (01/29/15)
A Scott City man is set for arraignment next month on charges he beat an amputee in the face with a hammer and stole his prescription medications. Dustin T. Smith, 27, faces charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action, burglary and robbery in connection with the Dec. 28 confrontation...
Two men charged with armed robbery in Cape Girardeau (01/29/15)
Two men were in custody Wednesday after an armed robbery Tuesday night on South Sprigg Street, Cape Girardeau police reported. Aaron Drake, 29, and Laterrius Triplett, 20, were charged with one count each of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action in connection with the case, said Cpl. Darin Hickey of the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Scott City names new school superintendent (01/30/15)
At the Scott City Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday, Scott City School Board president Beth Cox couldn't keep the excitement out of her voice when speaking about the district's new superintendent. Beginning July 1, Brian Lee, high school principal at Diamond School District in Diamond, Missouri, will be taking over as superintendent of the Scott City School District...
Adrian Eftink hired as Oak Ridge superintendent (01/29/15)
Adrian Eftink probably won't make any sweeping changes the minute he takes the reins of the Oak Ridge School District. The Oak Ridge school board Wednesday announced it had appointed Eftink, who has been the district's elementary principal for the past 12 years, to replace current superintendent Gerald Landewee when he retires at the end of June...
Cape school board puts $20 million bond issue on ballot (01/29/15)
A $20 million bond issue recently approved by the Cape Girardeau School Board will pay for much-needed renovations and expansion, school officials say. The board voted unanimously to place Proposition 1 on the April ballot. While the measure would help pay for a number of basic repair needs across the district, such as heating and cooling, it also will go toward more specific projects at Central Junior High School and the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center...
Jackson band to perform in front of hundreds of music teachers (01/29/15)
The Jackson Junior High Honor Band will perform for those gathered at the 77th annual Missouri Music Educators Association Conference this afternoon in Osage Beach, Missouri. Conductor Paul Fliege explained that the opportunity is a testament to the dedication and skill of the band...
Hooked on Science: Chemical reaction splash (01/29/15)
Use science to create a work of art. n Alka Seltzer n Film canister n Water n Food coloring n 8-by-10-inch white watercolor canvas STEP 1: Pour water into the film canister until it is half full. Change the color of the water by adding food coloring...

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