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Jail trusty escapes in Butler County (06/12/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Butler County jail trusty ran from a work detail this morning and at the newspaper's 11:30 a.m. press time was still at large. Richard Matthew Trice, 23, who is said to have relatives in Neelyville, Mo., was last seen heading north on Broadway, according to a law enforcement official...
Turner waives extradition in 2008 Cape Girardeau murder case (06/12/09)
Fugitive murder suspect Tambra Turner waived extradition today during an appearance before a Chicago judge. Turner, wanted for the February 2008 killing of Chabreasha Egson in Cape Girardeau, did not contest her arrest when she went before Judge Israel Desierto, Branch 98 clerk Betty Williams said...
Wednesday morning arson not yet linked to other unsolved Cape Girardeau fires (06/12/09)
Investigators have determined that a Wednesday morning fire at a vacant home on South Ellis Street was intentionally set, but have yet to link it to any of the unsolved string of suspicious fires that have plagued Cape Girardeau for the past two years...
Cape Girardeau man sentenced to 15 years in prison on federal drug charge (06/12/09)
Jonathan Lee Jenkins was sentenced for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.
AT&T tests its 3G cell network with soft launch (06/12/09)
AT&T has tested its much-anticipated 3G network for cell phone customers with a soft launch in the Cape Girardeau area. The network provides a faster Internet connection, access to e-mail and file downloads. The company had announced in mid-April its decision to expand the service to Cape Girardeau and Joplin, Mo., by the summer...
Cape man claims to be shot, ends up arrested on assault charge (06/12/09)
A Cape Girardeau man who claimed to have been shot Wednesday night was arrested on a charge of assault, police said. Terrance E. Smith, 22, 321 S. Middle St., was charged with felony assault Thursday for allegedly striking another man in the face.
Man who shoved Cape Girardeau officer sentenced to 30 days in jail (06/12/09)
A Tamms, Ill., man who shoved and threatened a Cape Girardeau police officer last fall will spend 30 days in jail, Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle announced. Swingle said Brandon T. Jeffers, 23, was sentenced to the jail time Thursday by Associate Circuit Judge Gary Kamp. ...
Car crashes through front of Dexter, Mo., business (06/12/09)
DEXTER, Mo. Customers inside The Launderer on One Mile Road just after 5 p.m. Wednesday were literally shaken up, but no one was hurt when a Lincoln Town Car came crashing into the Dexter facility. The car took out concrete blocks, bricks and the plate glass window in the front of the building.
Almost finished: Expansion of Highway 34/72 Jackson weeks away from completion (06/12/09)
The third and final phase of the Missouri Department of Transportation project on Highway 34/72 in Jackson could be completed within several weeks. The work of adding two more lanes and a raised median to the stretch of road running from Hope Street to the Highway 34/72 intersection began in 2003. The first two phases, which cost more than $14 million, were completed by fall 2007. Construction on the third phase, contracted for slightly more than $4.4 million, began in spring 2008...
Woman wanted for February 2008 Cape Girardeau shooting arrested in Chicago, police say (06/12/09)
Murder suspect Tambra Turner, who has been on the run from Cape Girardeau authorities since February 2008, was arrested Thursday afternoon in Chicago, said Sgt. Jason Selzer, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department.
Sikeston school officials vote to expand random drug testing (06/12/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston Board of Education members voted 6-1 Tuesday to expand the district's random drug testing policy to include students who park their vehicles on the district's campus.
Route W to be closed Monday (06/12/09)
Southeast Missourian Route W in northern Cape Girardeau County will be closed Monday for drainage repairs, the Missouri Department of Transportation announced. The section of road to be closed is one-quarter mile south of Highway 177. MoDOT crews will be performing the work, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, weather permitting...
Highway 77 reduced today in Scott County (06/12/09)
Southeast Missourian Highway 77 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane near the Interstate 55 overpass near Benton for routine bridge maintenance, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Transportation. The work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. today...
Habitat celebrating 40th home, fundraiser Saturday (06/12/09)
Cape Girardeau Area Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the construction of its 40th home from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 645 Shady Path in Cape Girardeau. The home, which is at 602 Smith St. in Perryville, Mo., is 15th the organization has begun since Habitat leaders set a goal in 2007 of building 25 homes in a five-year period...
Delta lands grant to study sewer improvements (06/12/09)
The Cape Girardeau County town of Delta will receive a $6,000 grant to study options for upgrading sewer systems, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill announced Thursday. The grant, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will pay the costs for a preliminary engineering report to determine the best plan for the sewer improvements. Delta needs to upgrade the sewer system to meet new regulations regarding discharge quality...
State agencies to hold economic development conference in Cape (06/12/09)
Representatives of 10 state and federal agencies will take part in an economic development conference in Cape Girardeau, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill announced. The daylong event, billed as an "Economic Development and Grant Training Workshop," will be held from 8:30 a.m. ...
Report gives Mo. average marks for higher ed (06/12/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri ranks near the bottom nationally in providing funding for public colleges and universities but is a national leader in issuing graduate degrees, according to a report released Thursday by the state's higher education board...
Advocates of national sales tax set sights on Missouri (06/12/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Backers of a proposal to scrap most income taxes in favor of higher sales taxes are setting their sights on Missouri as they try to build support for state reform that they hope can spur national change. Such plans have languished in Congress for the past decade. And besides early support from Mike Huckabee and several other 2008 GOP presidential hopefuls, the issue has failed to gain widespread traction on a national level...
Obama confronts critics on health-care overhaul (06/12/09)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- President Obama challenged Republican critics Thursday to offer alternative plans for overhauling U.S. health care, declaring he's "happy to steal people's ideas" but that doing nothing about out-of-reach costs and uninsured Americans is not an option...
Senate vote could bring new limits on tobacco (06/12/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Thursday to give regulators new power to limit nicotine in the cigarettes that kill nearly a half-million people a year, to curtail ads that glorify tobacco and to ban flavored products aimed at spreading the habit to young people...
Bermuda takes 4 Uighur detainees from Gitmo (06/12/09)
WASHINGTON -- Four Chinese Muslims detained at Guantanamo Bay prison were freed Thursday and resettled in Bermuda, sparking complaints from China and Britain even as the Obama administration tried to iron out details for sending more detainees to the Pacific island of Palau...
New estimate trims Obama plan to increase taxes (06/12/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's efforts to increase taxes on multinational corporations took a hit Thursday when a new congressional estimate showed his plan would raise only three-fourths of the money the administration projected. Obama promised in May to crack down on companies "that ship jobs overseas" and duck U.S. taxes with offshore havens...
Neighbors forcing neighbors into foreclosure (06/12/09)
IRVING, Texas -- Thousands of Americans who have generally kept up with their mortgages are still in danger of losing their homes because they made a fateful trade-off in this shaky economy -- they let their homeowner association dues slide...
Florida woman, 47, rescues good ol' boys from gators (06/12/09)
TAMPA, Fla. -- The 8-foot alligator opens its jaws wide and hisses in the dark at Julie Harter, who takes a few steps closer and dangles a lasso just like the kind rodeo cowboys use. Cornered against a chain-link fence in a suburban garbage truck parking lot, the beast issues a guttural growl, warning the lady with the rope -- the only woman out of 40 or so trappers licensed by the state -- to keep her distance...
Nation's largest solar plant to be built in N.M. (06/12/09)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Utility officials announced plans Thursday to build a giant solar energy plant in the New Mexico desert in what is believed to be the largest such project in the nation. The 92-megawatt solar thermal plant could produce enough electricity to power 74,000 homes, far exceeding the size of other solar plants in the United States. ...
School official in Georgia resigns amid cheating probe (06/12/09)
ATLANTA -- A suburban Atlanta elementary school principal has resigned and the assistant principal has been reassigned because they changed answers on fifth-grade standardized tests to improve scores and help the school meet federal achievement standards, officials said Thursday...
IDs of Air France victims could prove jet broke up (06/12/09)
RECIFE, Brazil -- Authorities started to identify bodies from a jetliner crash Thursday, and the names of victims found far apart in the ocean could help prove whether the Air France plane broke up in the air as investigators link them to seat assignments...
WHO declares swine flu a pandemic, first in 41 years (06/12/09)
GENEVA -- Swine flu is now formally a pandemic, a declaration by U.N. health officials that will speed vaccine production and spur government spending to combat the first global flu epidemic in 41 years. Thursday's announcement by the World Health Organization doesn't mean the virus is any more lethal -- only that its spread is considered unstoppable...
Blake garners Academic All-America honors (06/12/09)
Sandra Blake has received plenty of honors during her brilliant athletic and academic career at Southeast Missouri State. Her latest accolade probably tops the list. Blake has been named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American At-Large first team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America...
Cardinals draft hometown kid (06/12/09)
Southeast Missouri State junior catcher Jim Klocke has followed the Cardinals all his life. The St. Louis native was selected by his hometown team Thursday, in the 46th round of baseball's 50-round amateur draft. "It's an honor to be drafted, and it's fun being drafted by the Cardinals," said Klocke, a graduate of Vianney High School. "It would be neat playing for the Cardinals, the team I watched in the city where I grew up."...
Kelso Klassic celebrates 25 years of quality fastpitch softball (06/12/09)
There has been at least one constant in Rick Heuring's life for the past quarter century. The Kelso Klassic. The 25th annual men's fastpitch softball tournament, which features some of the nation's elite teams, will take place tonight, Saturday and Sunday at Kelso City Park...
Area digest 6/12 (06/12/09)
Willen finishes 14th in preliminaries Bryce Willen, a graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School, finished 14th in the preliminaries of the javelin at the NCAA track and field championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Willen, a junior at Ole Miss, fired the javelin 213 feet, 10 inches. He failed to qualify for the finals...
Gay shoots 64 for 1-shot lead (06/12/09)
Phil Mickelson wasted no time firing up fans with birdies on the opening two holes. Then came a sliced tee shot into the water and a nearly four-putt green. He birdied two of the last three holes. A typical round for one of golf's most unpredictable stars...
Fisher saves Lakers with late 3-pointer (06/12/09)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Kobe Bryant is one win from an NBA title to call his own. Derek Fisher got him there. Fisher forced overtime with a 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left in regulation and then drilled another one with 31.3 seconds to go in overtime as the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Orlando Magic 99-91 in Game 4 on Thursday night to open a 3-1 lead in the NBA finals...
Cards cash in on Ross' blunder (06/12/09)
MIAMI -- Cody Ross and the Florida Marlins let their lead roll away. Pinch-hitter Colby Rasmus hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning after a costly error by Ross in center field, sending the St. Louis Cardinals past the Florida Marlins 6-5 on Thursday...
One game for the Stanley Cup (06/12/09)
DETROIT -- Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Osgood and Kirk Maltby spread out like a perfectly shaped triangle in the Detroit Red Wings dressing room and tried to explain how Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals is really like any other game. When that seemingly unbelievable message comes from guys who have championship rings that nearly cover a whole hand, it begins to sound plausible...
Top of the Class: Karen Holman (06/12/09)
Meet Karen Holman, an accomplished student who loves small town living.
Top of the Class: Tyler Brune (06/12/09)
Meet Tyler Brune, a young man who hopes to make farming his business.
Top of the Class: Ali Yuen (06/12/09)
Meet Ali Yuen, Cape Central's standout student.
Top of the Class: Nikki Moll (06/12/09)
Meet Nikki Moll, a sports lover with plans to go into the Army Reserves.
Who's next 6/12/09 (06/12/09)
SCHOLARSHIPS Matthew Hellrich of Cape Girardeau received the Wallace A. Hilton Physics Scholarship at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. Theresa Mattingly of Perryville, Mo., received the Reva R. Servoss Chemistry Prize at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo...
Liquid kryptonite (06/12/09)
Thousands of people will travel to Metropolis, Ill., to celebrate the "Man of Steel" this weekend for the Superman Celebration 2009. You can celebrate at home by creating your very own kryptonite. Materials Instructions STEP 1: Add the desired amount of green food coloring to the 3/4 cup of water in the bowl...
neXt up 6/12/09 (06/12/09)
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Let it rain (06/12/09)
My late brother lived, for several years, in Monterey, Calif., not far from Pebble Beach and its world-class golf. He did not golf. While a resident of Monterey, David came for a visit and was fascinated as he sat in our Cape Girardeau family room and watched the Weather Channel...
Verbon McPherson (06/12/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Verbon Edward "Bud" McPherson, 86, of Benton died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at Unity Baptist Church in Benton. Masonic rites will be at noon. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, with the Revs. Dennis Lowe and Dale Huff officiating. Burial will be in Blodgett Cemetery at Blodgett, Mo., with full military honors provided...
Eugene Hotop (06/12/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Eugene Edward Hotop, 72, of Perryville died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at his home. He was born March 23, 1937, in Perryville, son of Edward and Beulah Hotop. He and Shirley Ann Cassoutt were married June 18, 1960. Hotop was the owner and operator of Perryville Packing and served in the National Guard. He was also a bartender at the VFW and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He was of the Catholic faith...
George Robb (06/12/09)
George B. Robb, 85, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and war hero, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. George leaves behind a wife of 21 years, Muriel; sons, George and John; stepsons Jim Thomas, Steve, and Joe; sisters, Elizabeth Evans, Joanne Posa and Patricia Broeker; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren...
Brandon Holzheimer (06/12/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Brandon Keith Holzheimer, 28, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Nov. 7, 1980, in Anchorage, Alaska, son of John and Lori Holz­heimer. He and Melissa Marie Long were united in marriage Oct. 23, 2005, in Harrison, Ark...
Births 6/12/09 (06/12/09)
Shy; Burckhardt; Keller; Hopfer; Bortner; Wages; Wahlers; Hughey; Mudro
Police report 6/12/09 (06/12/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Assaults; Thefts; Burglary; Miscellaneous; Jackson: DWIs; Arrests; Summonses; Thefts; Burglary
Fire report 6/12/09 (06/12/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday:...
Out of the past 6/12/09 (06/12/09)
25 years ago: June 12, 1984 Two of Cape Girardeau's older neighborhoods are receiving facelifts thanks to the Community Development block grant program; in the past two years, the city has received $957,151 for street paving and housing rehabilitation work in South Cape and the Red Star neighborhood...
Learn to laugh (06/12/09)
You might not appreciate the following unless you're older than 39:n Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked, "How old was your husband?" "98," she replied, "two years older than me." "So you're 96," the undertaker commented. She responded, "Hardly worth going home, is it?"...
Give blood (06/12/09)
The need for donated blood never goes away. But the American Red Cross, which sponsors blood drives throughout Southeast Missouri, says a lull when school is out and families are engaged in vacations and other warm-weather activities means fewer donors show up...
Speak Out 6/12/09 (06/12/09)
FEMA assistance; Thanks for support; Pets and paths; Preventing collapse; Twisting effort; Cultural advantage
Prayer 6/12/09 (06/12/09)
Lay your comforting hand on us, O God, when we are in turmoil. Amen.
Local Resident Receives Degree from Saint Louis University (06/12/09)
Rachael M. Essner, of Cape Girardeau, graduated with honors from Saint Louis University during its 2009 spring commencement ceremony. Essner, a member of the honors program at Saint Louis University, received a Bachelor of Science in Investigative Medical Science and was recently named to the Dean's List of the Doisy College of Health Sciences...
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