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Scott County commissioners inquire about large bill for housing of prisoners (06/19/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County has experienced big jail populations this year -- which means it has to pay to house the overflow in other facilities. During Thursday's meeting, commissioners approved a $9,000 bill to Scott City's jail for the months of February through April. In all, about $18,000 of the $45,000 budget for housing prisoners was spent by the end of April...
Four in Dexter charged with stealing checks from home, using them to purchase TV sets (06/19/09)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Dexter police arrested four local residents this week after an investigation of a home burglary at 1101 N. Sassafras St. Stolen from the home was a book of checks, along with tools and lawn mowing equipment from a shed at the residence, according to police...
Vehicle strikes boy on bike on Cape Girardeau street (06/19/09)
A 10-year-old boy was injured when a car struck him while he was riding his bike in the 200 block of Capaha Trail Friday afternoon. Cape Girardeau traffic officer David Valentine didn't release the injured boy's name. Valentine classified his injuries as "moderate to severe," but said the boy was conscious when an ambulance transported him to the hospital...
Escaped Cape Girardeau prisoner turns himself in (06/19/09)
A Cape Girardeau jail inmate escaped from police custody while on work release this afternoon and was still on the run late Thursday afternoon.
Suspect in 2008 Cape Girardeau murder makes court appearance (06/19/09)
After more than a year on the run for allegedly shooting and killing her estranged husband's lover, Tambra Turner appeared via video feed in a Cape Girardeau County courtroom Thursday morning.
Suspect in Cape, Jackson burglaries a prior offender, prosecutor says (06/19/09)
When a Robinson, Ill., man was arrested May 4 in connection with an area burglary, police in Cape Girardeau and Jackson linked him to more than 70 similar crimes that have plagued the community since last fall. Mark P. Lowery, 46, has cooperated with the ongoing burglary investigations, police said Thursday, yet so far, he faces charges in just two of the dozens of burglaries police believe he has committed...
Three bridge repair projects about to start (06/19/09)
I-55 bridge to be repaired Monday Northbound Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane Monday at the Route PP bridge while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make routine bridge repairs. Weather permitting, the work will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Motorists are asked to use caution when traveling through the area...
Bloomfield to host Copfest Saturday (06/19/09)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Anyone passing through Bloomfield this weekend would be wise to obey the speed limits and laws carefully. American Copfest 2009, hosted by the Bloomfield Explorers Post No. 4835, will be running all day Saturday in the Bloomfield City Park, bringing law enforcement agencies from a wide area into Bloomfield.
Heat advisory issued for Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois (06/19/09)
The highest temperatures so far in 2009 hit the area this week, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for the Cape Girardeau area and much of the region from noon to 7 p.m. today. Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois, western Kentucky and southwest Indiana are in the advisory area.
USO-style show comes to Missouri Veterans Home (06/19/09)
Missouri Veterans Home resident John Moses takes off his hat as Lois Ann Marler of Rolla, Mo., sings to him Thursday during her vintage USO-style performance called "A Tribute to Love." Marler tours to veteran homes performing her show. ...
St. Louis firm to run new state loan program (06/19/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A St. Louis nonprofit firm has been selected to administer a new state loan program for small businesses. The Justine Peterson Housing and Reinvestment Corp. is to oversee a $2 million pool of state money available for loans to businesses with five of fewer employees...
Man indicted on federal charges in plane theft (06/19/09)
ST. LOUIS -- A federal grand jury in St. Louis has indicted a man accused of stealing a plane in Canada and flying over three states before landing along a dark southern Missouri highway. Adam Dylan Leon was indicted on federal charges of interstate transportation of a stolen aircraft, importation of a stolen aircraft and illegal entry...
Mo. Humane Society urges heat safety for pets (06/19/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri Humane Society is urging pet owners to take precautions to keep their pets safe in the summer heat. Heat indexes could exceed 100 degrees this week. The Humane Society said high temperatures can be deadly for pets left without plenty of water and a cool, shady place to rest...
Retirement panel OKs bonus pay (06/19/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Performance bonuses will continue for workers at the Missouri State Employees' Retirement System, but its salary structure will be studied. Staff at the retirement system were paid about $460,000 last year. That drew criticism from Gov. Jay Nixon and some lawmakers, because the fund lost nearly one-third of its value in 2008...
Suit accuses TSA of unreasonable search, detention in St. Louis (06/19/09)
ST. LOUIS -- A lawsuit accuses the Transportation Security Administration of unreasonably searching and detaining a St. Louis airport passenger simply because he was carrying a large amount of cash. The suit was filed Thursday on behalf of Steven Bierfeldt of the Campaign for Liberty, an organization spawned by Ron Paul's 2008 presidential campaign...
Amtrak makes marked improvement in Missouri (06/19/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Amtrak's on-time performance has improved dramatically for trains going to and from St. Louis. In October, less than 1 percent of trains traveling between St. Louis and Kansas City arrived within 15 minutes of schedule, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday. But in May, 93 percent arrived on time...
Kansas Burger King doubles as country music joint (06/19/09)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Marge Rocker can't sit still any longer. She's been tapping her fingers on the table through several songs with one hand, sipping a frosty beverage in the other. But "Don't Be Cruel," the old Elvis standard, puts her over the top. She summons her friend, Ruth Vervynck, from across the room. It's time to dance...
Feed costs, swine flu put small hog farms in peril (06/19/09)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Marty Malecek got a business degree intending to take over the Minnesota hog farm that his father started nearly 20 years ago. Instead, they are selling their 1,700 hogs and auctioning off land after it became clear that they could no longer cover their costs...
Google to step up anti-porn efforts in China (06/19/09)
BEIJING -- Google Inc. said Friday that it would step up efforts to stop pornography reaching users in China after a mainland watchdog found the search engine turned up a large number of links to obscene and vulgar sites. "We have been continually working to deal with pornographic content, and material that is harmful to children, on the Web in China," a statement from the company said...
Toyota gets 180,000 orders for new Prius hybrid (06/19/09)
TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp. got 180,000 orders for the new Prius hybrid in Japan in just a month, far surpassing its target of 10,000 vehicles in monthly sales, the automaker said Friday. The third-generation Prius, which rolled out a month ago, has been a big hit here, partly because of tax-breaks and other new government incentives that are meant to perk growth during the nation's downturn...
Consumers could get up to $4,500 toward new car (06/19/09)
WASHINGTON -- Car shoppers could take advantage of government incentives worth up to $4,500 this summer to send their old gas guzzler to the scrap heap in favor of a more fuel-efficient new vehicle. President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law the "cash for clunkers" program, which was approved by the Senate on Thursday. ...
House eyes new taxes as senators pare health bill (06/19/09)
WASHINGTON -- House Democrats have lots of potential targets for higher taxes as they aim to expand health care coverage, from wealthy Americans and the nation's employers to anyone who pops the top on a soft drink. Also under consideration are higher alcohol taxes, increases to the Medicare payroll tax and a value-added tax, a sort of national sales tax, of up to 1.5 percent or more...
NASA launches unmanned moon shot (06/19/09)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA launched its first moon shot in a decade Thursday, sending up a pair of unmanned science probes that will help determine where astronauts could land and set up camp in years to come. The liftoff occurred just one month and two days shy of the 40th anniversary of the first lunar footprints. The mission is a first step in NASA's effort to return humans to the moon by 2020...
Pilot on Continental flight dies; co-pilots land jet safely (06/19/09)
NEWARK, N.J. -- The only inkling passengers had that something was wrong on the Continental Airlines flight over the Atlantic Ocean was when an announcement came over the loudspeaker asking if there was a doctor on board. Otherwise, flight attendants continued to serve snacks. Passengers read magazines and watched movies. And the flight kept on its schedule...
High court says convicts lack right to DNA testing (06/19/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said Thursday that a convicted rapist has no constitutional right to test biological evidence used at his trial in Alaska years earlier, leaving it to the states to decide when prisoners get access to genetic evidence that might prove their innocence...
Eastern U.S. endures unusually rainy spring (06/19/09)
WASHINGTON -- Mud season has been extended. From North Dakota to Long Island, rain after rain after rain has dampened spirits and swamped roads. Picnics and children's baseball games have been washed out, rescheduled and rained out again. Big-time sports, too...
Jobless benefit rolls dip, first since Jan. (06/19/09)
WASHINGTON -- On the surface, the government seemed to signal Thursday that more Americans are finding jobs: The number of people receiving unemployment aid fell for the first time since early January. But that doesn't necessarily mean more companies are hiring. Fewer people are receiving jobless aid largely because more of them have exhausted their standard unemployment benefits, which typically last 26 weeks...
Denver airport received federal farm subsidies (06/19/09)
DENVER -- Denver International Airport reaped about $400,000 in federal agricultural subsidies between 1995 and 2003 by leasing up to 18,000 acres of its land to farmers. About two-thirds of the money went to the farmers. The city-owned airport acknowledged the subsidies this week after the Independence Institute, a conservative Colorado think tank, spotted the payments...
Southeast hires Honza as SID (06/19/09)
Southeast Missouri State has announced the hiring of Jeffrey Honza as the school's sports information director. Honza was the associate director of media services at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale for nearly nine years. Honza is a graduate of Ashland University in Ohio where he earned a degree in communications. Honza and his wife Sarah have a son Benjamin...
Hillis, Rushing receive exemptions (06/19/09)
Trent Hillis of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Cassie Rushing of Lake of Egypt, Ill., have received exemptions from the American Junior Golf Association to play July 1 to 4 in the Rolex Tournament of Champions at the Dalhousie Golf Club. "It is very rare that Rolex and AJGA offer exemptions to host sites," said golf course owner and managing member Cord Dombrowski...
Jackson Senior Legion falls in Omaha tourney (06/19/09)
The Jackson Senior Legion baseball team dropped its tournament opener 6-3 to Boise, Idaho, on Thursday in the 48-team Battle of Omaha in Omaha, Neb. Ethan Sachs pitched the final two innings for Jackson (9-4) and took the loss. Chris Kirpatrick threw the first five innings...
Redbirds activate Greene from 15-day disabled list (06/19/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals eased infielder Khalil Greene back into competition Thursday, activating him from a stint on the 15-day disabled list for social anxiety disorder but leaving him out of the lineup against the Detroit Tigers...
Browns' Stallworth suspended by league (06/19/09)
NEW YORK -- The NFL suspended Cleveland Browns star receiver Donte' Stallworth, who killed a pedestrian while driving drunk. In a letter to Stallworth, NFL commissioner Robert Goodell said Thursday the player's actions caused "irreparable harm." He will not be paid during the indefinite suspension...
Ovechkin repeats as Hart winner (06/19/09)
LAS VEGAS -- He is Alex The Great -- again. Washington Capitals star forward Alex Ovechkin pulled off the kind of repeat the Detroit Red Wings dreamed about by snagging the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP for the second straight year Thursday night...
Wet conditions fail to reveal the true Bethpage Black (06/19/09)
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- About an hour after U.S. Open play was suspended Thursday, a course worker gingerly worked his way across Bethpage Black's flooded 18th green to remove the flag, futilely trying to avoid leaving footprints. A few yards away in a swale, wind whipped up waves on a green-long swath of water, exposing the top of a player's white ball marker...
Cardinals fall short in attempt to sweep (06/19/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Rookie Rick Porcello beat the heat and the St. Louis Cardinals, whose starter had to be carried off the field. Porcello won for the seventh time in nine starts while pitching in 90-degree heat and the Detroit Tigers shook off an offensive drought with a four-run first inning in a 6-3 victory on Thursday that avoided a three-game sweep...
Top of the Class: Jarod Koenig (06/19/09)
Meet Jarod Koenig, Saxony Lutheran's valedictorian who feels a spiritual calling.
Top of the Class: Laura Felter (06/19/09)
Meet Laura Felter, Kelly's valedictorian who plans to major in agribusiness.
Top of the Class: Gabriel Eggers (06/19/09)
Meet Gabriel Eggers, an honor student with plans to attend an Ivy League school.
Top of the Class: Chris Roth (06/19/09)
Meet Chris Roth, a baseball and basketball player who just wants to relax this summer.
Hooked on science: Huff 'n' puff science trick (06/19/09)
Can you blow a piece of paper into a bottle? It sounds easy, but don't under estimate of power of air pressure. Materials Instructions STEP 1: Tear a small piece off the paper. STEP 2: Crumple the small piece of paper into a wad. STEP 3: Place the bottle on its side...
Who's neXt 6/19/09 (06/19/09)
SCHOLARSHIPS The following area students received a SEMO Electric Foundation Scholarship: Tyler Keys of Delta High School; Taylor Anderson of Jackson High School; Ryan Essner, Laura Felter, Brett Harper, Kyle Householder, Cassandra Kern and Katelynn Moore of Kelly High School; Todd Aufdenberg, James Bollinger and Richard McAnnelly of Notre Dame Regional High School; Kirstie Mangels, Kurt Rendleman and Logan Todt of Oran High School...
neXt calendar 6/19/09 (06/19/09)
FRIDAY "The Proposal" PG-13, 107 mins @ Town Plaza Cinema <B>[StartDouble]Year One" PG-13, 100 mins @ Town Plaza Cinema <B>[StartDouble]Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" PG-13, 150 mins @ Cape West 14 Cine (starts Wednesday)...
Visiting Aunt Esther (06/19/09)
An easy 5 1/2-hour drive that only takes 7 hours will get you to Burlington, Iowa, a Mississippi River town tucked in the southeastern corner of the state that has a great deal in common with Cape Girardeau. My wife and I went there last weekend because my only surviving aunt lives there now, near a son and daughter-in-law. It was, except for the drive, a wonderful trip...
Jerome Merriweather (06/19/09)
Jerome Merriweather, 50, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Sandusky, Ill., died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at Christ Temple Church of God in Christ in Cairo, Ill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds, Ill., with Terry Holder officiating...
Sue Wornica (06/19/09)
ORAN, Mo. -- Sue Elizabeth Wornica, 88, of Oran died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at her home. She was born July 21, 1920, in Oran, daughter of Grover Cleveland and Anna Kathryn Miller Ghent. She and William Wornica were married Jan. 26, 1939. He died April 9, 1988...
Almaretta Rhodes (06/19/09)
Almaretta Rhodes, 72, of Cape Girardeau went to heaven from her home Thursday, June 18, 2009, surrounded by her loving husband of 52 1/2 years and her children. She was born Feb. 7, 1937, in Boss, Mo., daughter of Arsdel Ruby Van and Eva Irene Camden Hanson. She and Edwin E. "Pete" Rhodes were married Nov. 10, 1956...
Births 6/19/09 (06/19/09)
Talley; Porche; Rhyne; James; Waszkurak; LaFaire; Martin; Dannenmueller; Wallis; Dannenmueller; McMahan; Cureton; Cruz; Adams; Wehner; Brewer
Fire report 6/19/09 (06/19/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Police report 6/19/09 (06/19/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summonses; Assaults; Thefts; Burglaries; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Arrests; Theft; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 6/19/09 (06/19/09)
25 years ago: June 19, 1984 A five-member citizens group, headed by Dr. Raymond A. Ritter Sr. and real estate agent Thomas L. Meyer, would like to place before city voters in a Nov. 6 election the question of whether the proposed multipurpose building should be constructed on the Southeast Missouri State University campus...
Cape Rock Park could be a stunning city asset (06/19/09)
With all the big plans for building and improvement money being spent from government grants along the riverfront, I have not seen any mention of one of our oldest and most historic natural places mentioned. I am talking about Cape Rock Park, which was the point of Cape Girardeau's original trading post. It is from this place that Cape Girardeau became a small town...
Highway safety (06/19/09)
Warm weather brings out highway crews to repair stretches of interstates and other roads. Speed limits in work zones help keep workers safe. Motorists who ignore those limits are not only imperiling lives, they also are inviting stiff penalties. The fine for hitting a highway worker in a work zone is $10,000 plus the loss of your driver's license. Speeding and other fines are doubled for work-zone violations...
Spirit of America (06/19/09)
The Southeast Missourian is seeking nominations for its annual Spirit of America Award. The award goes to the person who exemplifies the character and community service that helps shape America. Civic clubs and other organizations such as sports leagues and school groups can nominate someone for the award...
Looking for a helping hand (06/19/09)
At one time or another, we all need help, whether it be mental, physical, spiritual or just a shoulder to lean on. I recently had to completely start over with not just life but with everyday living and the basic things that help us to function on a day-to-day basis...
Speak Out 6/19/09 (06/19/09)
PP potholes; Neglected airport; Thanks to Bush
Prayer 6/19/09 (06/19/09)
Accept our prayers, O God, in thanksgiving for the beauty of your creation. Amen.
Betty & Noble Milam celebrate 50 years of marriage! (06/19/09)
Friends and family will come together on Saturday, June 20th, at the Chaffee Nutrition Center to share in the celebration of Betty & Noble's 50th wedding anniversary. Betty and Noble are two very special people, dearly loved by their children and other family members. We all want this day to be very memorable for them. Our wish is for them to have many more years of wedded bliss and good health...
Happy Father's Day! (06/19/09)
Dad and us at the St Louis City Muesum! We love you dad.
Family Aquatic Center Progress (06/19/09)
This image shows the scope of the family aquatic center almost a month after the ceremonial groundbreaking.
Jill Rushin of Jackson High School Shot Put (06/19/09)
Picture of Jill Throwing the Shot Put. Jill Rushin took 2nd place at the Nike Outdoor Nationals Meet in Greensboro, NC today. You can go to this address to get any information. http://www.flashresults.com/2009_Meets/outdoor/non/ Jill just missed winning the National title by 4"'s...
Opening Day (06/19/09)
Monday morning the first day of turkey season,my husband Kevin and my 12yr old daughter Amanda went turkey hunting. It was my daughter's first adult hunt. At about 6:30 a.m. four gooblers come over the hill with the sun rising in the back ground. The first one over was in full strut and three followed. ...
Helping Daddy (06/19/09)
Bailey just LOVES to help her Daddy (Nathan Rees) NO MATTER what the "challenge" is.
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