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Evidence against man accused of shooting ex-wife with bow and arrow presented (04/08/09)
All of the evidence in a case against a man accused of injuring his ex-wife with a bow and arrow was presented by 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, and the jury will now hear closing arguments ...
Sikeston police arrest 25 in warrant roundup (04/08/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Operation "Rotten Egg," a spring warrant round up conducted by Sikeston Department of Public Safety with several other agencies, started around 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the department. In the last few weeks, Sikeston detectives gathered over 40 Scott County indictments to be served. ...
Name of driver involved in early morning Nell Holcomb bus crash released (04/08/09)
Thirteen children were taken to an area hospital earlier this morning when a driver of a Ford Focus collided head-on with a Nell Holcomb school bus
Few voters in Cape, Scott, Perry, Bollinger counties turn out for election day (04/08/09)
A quiet election day passed with few surprises in Southeast Missouri. Voters chose members of city councils, school boards and other local government entities. The heaviest turnout was in the smaller towns, where issues such as sewer systems and flood control dominate the agenda...
Luther Bonds wins seat on Cape School Board (04/08/09)
As the Cape Girardeau School Board works toward easing dropout rates and drafting a new facilities plan, it will have new member. Newcomer Luther Bonds unseated four-year board member Charles Bertrand by a 19-vote margin in Tuesday's election. Bonds said he wanted to "spread the net" and try to reach more at-risk students. As executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Girardeau, Bonds said he will bring a community connection to the board...
Independent rating organization honors Southeast Missouri Hospital, Saint Francis Medical Center (04/08/09)
Both of Cape Girardeau's hospitals have earned honors from HealthGrades, an independent health-care ratings organization. Saint Francis Medical Center won high marks for patient satisfaction while Southeast Missouri Hospital joined a group getting kudos for safety...
Work planned on three state highways in Cape Girardeau County (04/08/09)
Three state highways in Cape Girardeau County will be closed or be under traffic restrictions today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform maintenance. Route P will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. between County Road 268 and County Road 272 while crews replace a pipe under the road. ...
Chicago firm bids on Cape license office (04/08/09)
The Southeast Missouri State University Foundation has some competition as it seeks to keep the contract to operate the Cape Girardeau license office. Applus+ Technologies Inc. of Chicago submitted a bid to take over the office at 112 S. Spanish St., the only other bidder besides the foundation. The foundation has operated the office since 1993 and operated the Jackson office until Gov. Matt Blunt chose attorney Gerry Jones to run it in 2005...
Pending April sales show bright spot for local housing market (04/08/09)
While new home sales for the first quarter of 2009 have lagged somewhat behind those for the same period a year ago, April may be brighter for Cape Girardeau County. Through March, 172 residential units sold for about $21 million, compared to 205 units sold at $28.5 million during the same time period in 2008, according to the Cape County Multiple Listing Service...
Two fire district boards expand to five members (04/08/09)
Two rural fire district boards that have dealt with recent turmoil had votes passed Tuesday expanding their size from three to five members. The Millersville Fire District board had its share of controversy during the past year, said Janice Robertson, who defeated incumbent board member Lori Aufdenberg by nine votes Tuesday...
Prescribed burn to be performed today at Trail of Tears State Park (04/08/09)
A prescribed burn on 1,300 acres of Trail of Tears State Park will be conducted today, and officials from the Missouri Department of Conservation are asking motorists along Highway 177 near the park to use extra caution. The fire, designed to encourage new growth and control the amount of fuel available to wildfires, will be lit in part with aerial ignition. Flames may be visible to highway traffic, biologist Bob Gillespie said in a news release...
Jackson Chamber schedules ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kaman Industries (04/08/09)
The Jackson Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a ribbon-cutting today for Kaman Industries. The event will take place at 10 a.m. at 2362 N. High St.
Southeast Missouri groups perform Haydn's Nelson Mass (04/08/09)
Workers install new 140-foot tower in Stoddard County for ambulance centers (04/08/09)
Municipal election results: Contested races in Scott County (04/08/09)
The following results are for the April 7 election for contested races within Scott County.
Municipal election results: Contested races in Bollinger County (04/08/09)
The following results are for the April 7 election for contested races within Bollinger County.
Municipal election results: Contested races in Cape Girardeau County (04/08/09)
The following results are from the April 7 election for contested races within Cape Girardeau County.
Municipal election results: Contested races in Perry County (04/08/09)
The following results are for the April 7 election for contested races in Perry County.
Title: Stop...don't forget the cover letter! (04/08/09)
Content: Dear Sam: I think I have a pretty good résumé, but I have no idea where to start when writing a cover letter. Is it necessary to submit a cover letter when applying for a job? I'd prefer to just submit my résumé so I don't have to write a cover letter for every job I am interested in. ...
FBI: No terrorism in plane suspect's background (04/08/09)
ELLSINORE, Mo. -- A flight student suspected of stealing a plane in Canada and flying erratically across several states was trying to commit suicide, hoping to get shot down by military fighter planes, a state trooper said Tuesday. Adam Dylan Leon, 31, was arrested at a convenience store in Ellsinore, shortly after landing the single-engine, four-seat Cessna on a rural Missouri road Monday night, police said...
White House invites gay families to Easter event (04/08/09)
WASHINGTON -- The White House is allocating tickets for the upcoming Easter Egg Roll to gay and lesbian parents as part of the Obama administration's outreach to diverse communities. Families say the gesture shows the new Democratic administration values them as equal to other families...
Chrysler shows SUV despite scolding (04/08/09)
NEW YORK -- A week after the White House scolded Chrysler for relying too much on gas guzzlers, the company is heading to an auto show today to unveil a new sport utility vehicle. Chrysler says the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which gets 20 mpg in its two-wheel-drive version and 19 in four-wheel-drive, is a crowd favorite and a crucial part of its lineup...
Legislature OKs gay marriage in Vermont (04/08/09)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Vermont, the state that invented civil unions, on Tuesday became a pioneer again as the first state to legalize gay marriage through a legislature's vote. The House barely achieved the votes necessary to override Gov. Jim Douglas' veto of a bill that will allow gays and lesbians to marry beginning Sept. 1. Four states now have same-sex marriage laws...
Castro meets with visiting U.S. lawmakers (04/08/09)
HAVANA -- Signaling its willingness to discuss improved relations with the Obama administration, Cuba on Tuesday granted three visiting members of the Congressional Black Caucus the first meeting with Fidel Castro by American officials since he fell ill in 2006...
Peru's Fujimori gets 25 years (04/08/09)
LIMA, Peru -- Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday for death squad killings and kidnappings as his autocratic government battled the Shining Path insurgency in the 1990s. The court convicted the former leader, who remains popular in Peru, of "crimes against humanity," including 25 murders by the military hit squad. None of the victims, the three-judge court found, were connected to any insurgency...
Strong aftershocks hit Italy (04/08/09)
L'AQUILA, Italy -- Strong aftershocks Tuesday hit central Italy, and rescue crews pulled a young woman alive from a collapsed building about 42 hours after the main quake struck the mountainous region. Eleonora Calesini, a 20-year-old student, was found alive in the ruins of the five-story building in central L'Aquila, said her grandfather, Renato Calesini...
Obama makes surprise Iraq visit (04/08/09)
BAGHDAD -- Flying unannounced into a war zone, President Obama told U.S. troops and Iraqi officials alike Tuesday it is time to phase out America's combat role in a conflict he opposed as a candidate and has vowed to end as commander in chief. Iraqis "need to take responsibility for their own country," Obama told hundreds of cheering soldiers gathered in an ornate, marble palace near Saddam Hussein's former seat of power...
ND stays unbeaten with 9-1 win vs. Central (04/08/09)
Notre Dame exacted a measure of revenge Tuesday night by beating visiting Central 9-1. The Bulldogs suffered a pair of losses to city rival Central last season despite reaching the Class 3 state baseball semifinals. "It's good to get some payback," Bulldogs junior shortstop Colton Young said...
Jackson soccer improves to 5-0 with win vs. Pirates (04/08/09)
Morgan Riddick posted the shutout in goal as Jackson beat the Perryville girls soccer team 3-0 on Tuesday. Megan Davidson, Bobby Jo Schlick and Hannah Roach each had a goal for Jackson (5-0). Carbondale, Ill. 3, Notre Dame 0 Katherine Blasiney made seven saves, but it wasn't enough as the Bulldogs fell at home...
Scott City's Simmons pitches no-hitter against Oran (04/08/09)
SCOTT CITY -- Ace hurler Shae Simmons rebounded in his past three starts after Jackson pounded him in Scott City's season opener more than two weeks ago. Simmons literally was unhittable against local rival Oran on Tuesday. The senior, who has signed to play baseball at Southeast Missouri State next year, tossed a no-hitter and struck out 11 as the Rams posted a 10-0 five-inning victory...
Southeast women belatedly win invitational team title (04/08/09)
Team results finally have come in for the Joey Haines Invitational track and field meet hosted by Southeast Missouri State over the weekend. The news was positive for Southeast, which finished first in the women's division and second on the men's side...
Redhawks tumble to Salukis 7-0 on road (04/08/09)
Southeast Missouri State's problems in midweek, nonconference baseball games continued Tuesday. The Redhawks lost their fourth straight midweek contest, falling to regional rival Southern Illinois University 7-0 in Carbondale, Ill. Southeast (18-11) has been outscored 48-6 in its past four midweek contests...
Unbeaten UConn claims national championship (04/08/09)
ST. LOUIS -- With one final blowout, UConn grabbed the national title and a piece of basketball history. Tina Charles had 25 points and grabbed 19 rebounds Tuesday night as UConn routed Louisville 76-54 and captured the Huskies' sixth national championship...
Cardinals collect win No. 1 (04/08/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Lohse is sure glad he doesn't have to face Albert Pujols and the rest of the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup. Pujols hit a two-run homer and reached base five times, Lohse pitched seven innings and the Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-3 on Tuesday night...
St. Louis moves closer to playoffs with 5-1 win (04/08/09)
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- B.J. Crombeen scored twice, Chris Mason made 28 saves and the St. Louis Blues beat the Phoenix Coyotes 5-1 Tuesday to inch closer to the playoffs. The Blues, who have not made the playoffs since 2004, won for the seventh time in nine games to move two points ahead of Nashville for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Predators lost 4-2 in Chicago...
Gas, electric or push: A look at lawn mower options (04/08/09)
Love it or loathe it, mowing season is upon us. And after decades of making lawn mowers bigger, more powerful and easier to push, manufacturers now are touting self-powered mowers and electric models just big enough to get the job done. With the current economic downturn, Peter Sawchuk, lawnmower expert for Consumer Reports magazine, expects more homeowners will be in the market for a mower this spring. ...
An Easter menu that's more than rabbit food (04/08/09)
Easter Sunday is only a few days away, and I am planning what I will take to my parents' house for supper that evening. While some of us were together recently at their home, we grabbed a paper plate and started writing a menu on it, dividing it up between everyone. ...
Review: 'Hannah Montana' made for the fans and no one else (04/08/09)
LOS ANGELES -- "Hannah Montana: The Movie" just shouldn't be analyzed from an adult perspective -- which, frankly, is irrelevant. The big-screen version of the Disney TV series is not made for us -- it's made for girls aged 6 to 14 and no one else -- and so we must consider how they're going to respond to it...
Stars trek to Australia for new Enterprise voyage (04/08/09)
SYDNEY, Australia -- The new cast of "Star Trek" has launched the starship Enterprise on its maiden voyage, with the crew showing a lot of respect for their predecessors. The 11th big-screen film in the sci-fi series had its world premiere Tuesday at the Sydney Opera House in Australia in advance of its debut in theaters May 8...
Reality TV moves to cheaper budget (04/08/09)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Here's a new economic indicator: the diminishing level of glamour on Paris Hilton's reality TV show. Contestants in season two of "Paris Hilton's My New BFF" are living in a mansion that costs half as much as the home the show rented last season. Trips to New York and Tokyo are out this year, as the show's production budget has been cut 10 percent...
Ellen Campbell (04/08/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ellen Love Campbell, 85 of Anna died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born Aug. 18, 1923, in Charleston, Mo., daughter of Joseph Franklin and Azlea Rollins English. Campbell was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in World War II. She made her home in Peru many years...
John Reece (04/08/09)
John W. Reece, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Norman Winchester (04/08/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Norman E. Winchester, 84, of Sikeston died Monday, April 6, 2009, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. He was born March 4, 1925, at Bernie, Mo., son of Fred and Ethel Norman Winchester. He and Vonice Slayton were married Jan. 23, 1970, at Benton, Mo. She died Oct. 12, 2000...
Delmont Stayton (04/08/09)
Delmont Stayton of Jackson went to heaven to celebrate his 95th birthday Monday, April 6, 2009. He was born April 6, 1914, in East Alton, Ill., to John and Nellie Miller Stayton. After his father's death, he was raised by his mother and embraced by his new father, John Nathaniel Eudy. He married Frances Pauline Ferguson April 15, 1941. She died Nov. 20, 1983. Pauline was the daughter of the Rev. L.L. and Laura Ferguson of Tulsa, Okla...
Aric Beckham (04/08/09)
Jeames Aric Beckham, 36, formerly of Jackson, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano. Aric had resided in Dallas several years. He was born Oct. 28, 1972, in Alton, Ill., son of Kenneth A. and Joyce Moore Beckham...
Birth 4/8/09 (04/08/09)
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Police report 4/8/09 (04/08/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Thefts; Burglaries; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Fire report 4/8/09 (04/08/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Monday:...
Out of the past 4/8/09 (04/08/09)
25 years ago: April 8, 1984 Eleven federal prisoners housed in the Cape Girardeau city jail started a hunger strike yesterday; they claim a number of grievances, including limited time to talk on the telephone and watch television, and the lack of a full-course meal at noon...
Senate tackles a really big problem: college BCS (04/08/09)
Just when you think the most exclusive club in the world is about to get serious, it starts tilting at windmills The U.S. Senate is by any definition an ultraexclusive club. Limited to 100 members -- until the president makes Washington, D.C., the 51st state -- this elite group has power beyond most imaginations...
Early voting and voter ID (04/08/09)
Missouri legislators say politics isn't to blame for holding up passage of legislation that would make it more convenient for voters to cast ballots and companion legislation that would require voter identification. But Democrats generally favor early voting and oppose voter ID, while Republicans generally favor voter ID and, in limited cases, also back early voting...
Speak Out 4/8/09 (04/08/09)
No crying infants; Unwanted pets; Baseball parking; More education; Welfare rules; Greedy for eggs; Protest outcome; It's the money; Save our planet; Tossing trash
Prayer 4/8/09 (04/08/09)
Give us grace to accept our sufferings, O God confident of the glory to come. Amen.
mother Robin laying on her eggs, on a cold snowy day.. (04/08/09)
Picture taken in my backyard of my apartment. mother Robbin laying on her new eggs, on April 7, 2009...the day it was snowing. she is keeping her eggs warm, for the cold blissful day........hope you enjoy this pic. as much as I do...photo take by: Cindy Letgrate...Cape Girardeau, Mo...
Garion Lovig -- National Merit Finalist (04/08/09)
Lauren Bishop -- Missouri Fine Arts Academy designee (04/08/09)
St. Vincent DePaul Girl Scout Troop 215 (5th Grade) with East County Fire Protection District - Medical Training Picture (04/08/09)
The Fifth Grade Girl Scout Troop 215 from St. Vincent DePaul School in Cape Girardeau visited the Egypt Mills Station of East County Fire Protection District on Saturday, March 28th. The firefighters gave the girls a medical lesson in back-boarding and KEDs. Last year, the girls were trained in CPR and First Aid from the personnel at East County Fire District...
Metro Business College Attends Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference (04/08/09)
The 50th Annual Missouri Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference was held in Jefferson City March 27-28, 2009. Members and Advisers from Metro Business College participated. The conference theme was Missouri PBL-- Get the Edge. The conference featured competitive events for individuals and teams, leadership training, and election of officers for the next year...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (04/08/09)
Buddy is a 6-year-old neutered male cat. He is declawed on the front. He and his brother, Tigger, would love to find new homes! They are available for adoption at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org...
Missouri Scholars Academy Designees (04/08/09)
Lessley Dennington, Blake Kidd and Prithvi Rudruppa, Missouri Scholars Academy designees for summer 2009, are sophomores at Cape Central High School.
Robins' eggs in the nest (04/08/09)
Here is a beautiful picture I had taken of the robin's nest outside my apartment. The pic. was taken Monday, when we had snow flurries....and it was sooo cold. But it didn't stop my mother Robin from laying her gorgous blue eggs!!! I hope you enjoy this pic. as much as I do. It really shows all the people in the heartland how beautiful "Spring" really can be...
Mother bird (Robin) sitting on her eggs (04/08/09)
Here is a mother Robin sitting on her newly laid eggs.... this picture was taken outside my apartment. (Hope you all like it)?
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