Jackson police foil burglary attempt, arrest suspect
A Cape Girardeau man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of burglary in the 700 block of Dallas Street in Jackson. Christopher Thomas Sample, 29, was charged with felony burglary, possession of burglars' tools and misdemeanor property damage. Police responded to a call at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday about a burglary in progress. A man was seen entering the residence through a bathroom window, Jackson Police Sgt. Ryan Thieret wrote in a probable-cause statement...
Man accused of choking former girlfriend, stealing her phone
An arrest warrant was filed Tuesday for a Cape Girardeau man accused of choking his former girlfriend until she passed out, then stealing her phone. Brian Eugene Clemons Jr., 32, of Cape Girardeau is charged with second-degree domestic assault, a felony...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/25/15
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Pamela C. Martin, 46, of Herrin, Illinois, was arrested on suspicion of stealing at Dollar General, 1142 N. Kingshighway. n Unlawful use of a weapon was reported...
Jackson police report 11/27/15
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Kenneth J. Matthews, 24, of Carbondale, Illinois, was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and failure to maintain a single lane...
Cape stores will be on lookout for Black Friday thieves
'Tis the season for long lines, people camping for days outside a store waiting to get a good deal, and for thieves looking to take advantage of maximum shopping populations and a busy retail workforce. "You still get customers who love the excitement and the instant gratification. ...
Thankful people: Couple grateful their premature-birth son survived
When it comes to appreciation and gratitude, the list of Jim and Anna Phillips is legion, as they recount the April 19 birth of their son, Jack, a lively little guy with bright blue eyes who has his own way of chuckling when he smiles. Born at 29 weeks, Jack weighed only 2 1/2 pounds; a pregnancy commonly ranges from 37 to 42 weeks...
Seven-period school day plan comes under fire
The mood was tense at the Cape Girardeau School Board's regular meeting Monday, as nearly 40 people spoke their opinions on moving the district from an eight-period to a seven-period school day. Of top concern to many students who addressed the board was the loss of opportunities to take electives...
Seven-period day to top agenda at school board meeting
A proposal to switch from an eight-period school day to seven will be the main topic of discussion Monday at the Cape Girardeau School Board's regular meeting. While no action is scheduled to be taken by the board, about 35 teachers, parents and students are signed up to voice opinions and concerns during a public comment period, said superintendent Jim Welker. Each person is allowed three minutes to speak...
One small certification for man ... one great lesson for mankind
When the items arrive to Cape Girardeau, they're escorted by a police officer and stored in a secure vault at a local bank. They're not made of silver or gold, nor are they diamonds. They are, however, considered a national treasure and have traveled a long way from home -- 238,885 miles, to be exact...
Cape may move to seven-period school day
A Cape Girardeau School Board special work session Monday attracted a crowd of teachers, as officials discussed the possibility of moving from an eight-period school day to seven at the junior high and high school. The change could save money for the district, officials said, but one of the top concerns from teachers is the proposal would limit the number of electives and Advanced Placement courses students could take...
Flash Flood Watch
in effect until midnight CST on Sunday for Cape Girardeau County and 10 other counties in Missouri
Flash Flood Watch
in effect until midnight CST on Sunday for Alexander County, Illinois; Union County, Illinois; Jackson County, Illinois; Perry County, Illinois and Pulaski County, Illinois