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Ex-roommate takes purse in Monday evening robbery (09/15/09)
Police are searching for a woman who allegedly robbed her ex-roommate Monday evening. The robbery occurred around 8 p.m. in the 500 block of Bellevue Street when a female was unlocking her apartment door, according to Sgt. Jason Selzer of the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Her ex-roommate approached her but the victim asked her to leave...
Cape Girardeau man faces arson charges in fire on Big Bend Road (09/15/09)
A Cape Girardeau man faces arson charges in connection with a fire that occurred early Friday morning. Demarquis M. Gill, 25, was charged with first-degree arson after the woman who had been living at 1863 Big Bend Road said they'd had a recent altercation, said Cape Girardeau police spokesman Sgt. Jason Selzer...
U.S. Department of Transportation pushes back deadline for airline recommendations (09/15/09)
Cape Girardeau must wait a little longer than expected to find out which company will be the new airline offering subsidized commercial passenger service at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.
Area task force goes after people illegally selling prescription drugs (09/15/09)
In the two years since the formation of the Scott County-Mississippi County Prescription Drug Task Force, awareness of the prescription drug problem has grown in both communities, said Richard Logan, a Charleston, Mo., pharmacist and deputy commissioned with both counties...
Cape County Commission still evaluating HVAC bids for jail (09/15/09)
For the third consecutive meeting, the Cape Girardeau County Commission delayed awarding the bid on HVAC renovations at the county jail. During its Monday meeting, the commission voted 3-0 to delay the awarding of the contract so it could evaluate bids and potential cost-saving measures...
Second Scott County officer charged with having sexual relations with prisoners (09/15/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- A second corrections officer was charged Monday with having sexual relations with two female prisoners in the Scott County Jail. Ronald A. Baker, 41, of Sikeston, Mo., faces charges of sexual misconduct and sexual contact with a prisoner, incidents discovered through the course of an investigation into allegations made against former corrections officer Michael Proctor, according to a probable-cause statement by Lt. Jerry Bledsoe...
SEMO District Fair washer tournament winners (09/15/09)
1st place: Lester Barger and Mitchell Holland 2nd place: Tom Farby and Scott Hefner 3rd place: Chris Scott and Aaron Scott
Kennett police search for shooting suspect (09/15/09)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Kennett Police are currently searching for a local man who allegedly shot a Kennett resident on Saturday, according to a story in the Daily Dunklin Democrat. Chief of police Barry Tate said the incident occurred at 4:39 p.m. ...
Zalma man charged in rape case (09/15/09)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Jaramiah Hood, 30 of Zalma was arrested late last week by Stoddard County deputies and charged with forcible rape, statutory rape, forcible sodomy and statutory sodomy in connection with a rape that allegedly occurred three years ago, the Dexter Daily Statesman reported. ...
Peeper pleads guilty to secretly videotaping women at business (09/15/09)
A 51-year-old Sedgewickville, Mo., man pleaded guilty Monday to three felony counts of invasion of privacy for hiding a camera in the restroom of his workplace to secretly record women, according to a news release from Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle...
Part of Route D to close 9 hours for repairs Wednesday (09/15/09)
Part of Route D to close 9 hours for repairs Wednesday Route D in eastern Scott County will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a drainage pipe. The section of road to be closed is between Highway 77 and Scott County Road 349. The work area will be marked with signs and motorists are urged to use caution in the area...
Area man sentenced for burglary, assault (09/15/09)
Area man sentenced for burglary, assault Martavis Scales received an 11 year prison sentence for burglary and a seven year sentence for an assault, both stemming from crimes Scales committed last summer in Cape Girardeau, according to a news release written and signed by Cape Girardeau Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle. ...
Teen nutrition program created in Scott County (09/15/09)
Teen nutrition program created in Scott County SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Health Department will begin addressing the county's obesity problem by creating a teen nutrition program. The Standard Democrat reported that the county's health department and community partners have decided to establish the Teen Nutrition program here. ...
Fewer wines in fair's competition this year; judges say quality is up (09/15/09)
Swirl, smell, sip and spit are all part of the method the judges at this year's SEMO District Fair wine competition used Monday to pick a grand champion from 89 wines entered in the annual contest. The judges' favorite was a fruit sweet variety by Mark Nagel of Jackson called "Kiwi Pear Wine," made in May. A petite Shiraz from Mike Meyer of Scott City took the honor of reserve grand champion...
Missouri auditor faults lawmakers for lobbyist gifts (09/15/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Auditor Susan Montee criticized lawmakers for potential conflicts of interest Monday for soliciting lobbyists to pay for meals, parties and retirement receptions. Montee said in separate but similar audits of the House and Senate that some expenses were not reported by lobbyists to the state Ethics Commission. She said lawmakers should "reconsider the practice of soliciting donations from lobbyists" and should notify them of ethics requirements...
Nixon picks former aide to lead Mo. parks division (09/15/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon has picked his top technology official to head the state parks division in the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Bill Bryan also gained the title of DNR deputy director with Monday's appointment. He is a lawyer who has been serving as the state's chief information officer...
4 Mo. men plead guilty to dogfighting (09/15/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Four eastern Missouri men arrested as part of a federal crackdown on dogfighting in several states pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy and other crimes. The four, along with a fifth co-defendant who pleaded guilty Sept. 4, are the first convictions resulting from the largest coordinated multi-state raids on dogfighting in U.S. history...
1st trial over FEMA trailer fumes opens in Louisiana (09/15/09)
NEW ORLEANS -- For the first time since Hurricane Katrina left tens of thousands of families living in FEMA trailers, a federal jury heard allegations Monday that the government-issued shelters exposed Gulf Coast storm victims to hazardous formaldehyde fumes...
Google hopes news readers will 'flip' for fresh format (09/15/09)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc. is testing a new format that is supposed to make reading online stories as easy as flipping through a magazine, a shift that eventually could feed more advertising sales to revenue-starved publishers. The Internet search leader unveiled the experiment, called "Fast Flip," Monday at a conference hosted by TechCrunch, a popular blog...
FBI: Murder, violent crime dropped in '08 (09/15/09)
WASHINGTON -- Murder and manslaughter dropped almost 4 percent last year, as reported crime overall fell around the country, according to new data released Monday by the FBI. The 3.9 percent decline in killings reported to police was part of a nationwide drop in violent crime of 1.9 percent from 2007 to 2008. Rapes declined 1.6 percent, to the lowest national number in 20 years -- about 89,000...
Health care negotiators near deal (09/15/09)
WASHINGTON -- Senate health care negotiators said Monday they've narrowed their differences on a host of difficult issues with just a day or so left to seal a bipartisan deal that could change the course of the debate. After months of closed-door negotiations, Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus said, "We're getting very close." But it remained unclear if the Montana Democrat could strike a bargain that would mark a turning point for President Barack Obama's top domestic priority...
Indonesia's Aceh to allow stoning for adulterers (09/15/09)
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- Lawmakers in a devoutly Muslim Indonesian province voted unanimously Monday that adulterers could be sentenced to death by stoning, just months after voters overwhelmingly chose to throw conservative Islamic parties out of power...
Iran, world powers to meet for first nuclear discussions in a year (09/15/09)
VIENNA -- Iran warned the U.S. and Israel on Monday it will repel any attack -- while also tamping down tensions by agreeing to meet with Washington and other world powers more than a year after talks broke down over Tehran's refusal to curb its nuclear activities...
In new recording, Osama bin Laden prods U.S. to end 'hopeless' Afghan war (09/15/09)
CAIRO -- Osama bin Laden said in a new audiotape that President Barack Obama's strategy in Afghanistan is "hopeless" and called on Americans to resolve the conflict with al-Qaida by ending the war there and breaking the U.S. alliance with Israel...
Delta's long wait ends vs. Kelly (09/15/09)
Delta coach Laura Brown had never beaten the Kelly Hawks in her nine seasons at the helm. Stellar pitching and clutch hitting finally landed her the elusive victory. Delta knocked off Kelly 2-0 Monday night in Delta. "One of the happier wins I've ever had," Brown said. "We always think, 'Let's just play with them.' I felt it, they didn't want to just play with them; they wanted to beat them. I think that today maybe they knew they had it in them."...
Jackson soccer team drops to 5-1 with 1-0 loss (09/15/09)
The Jackson boys soccer team suffered its first loss of the season Monday, dropping a 1-0 home decision to Seckman. Seckman scored on a first-half penalty kick as the Indians fell to 5-1. "We just couldn't capitalize on opportunities we had," Jackson coach Zack Walton said. "We got some good looks on goal, we just couldn't capitalize."...
Redhawks wanted more out of Cincinnati game (09/15/09)
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel was realistic about the monumental challenge his team faced at Cincinnati. But Samuel said Monday during his weekly news conference that he was looking for a better showing than Saturday's 70-3 destruction...
2008 runner-up wins annual Trail of Tears triathlon (09/15/09)
Nick Waninger won the Trail of Tears triathlon Sunday in 1 hour, 6 minutes, 40.2 seconds. Wanninger, who finished second in 2008, defeated second-place finisher Barry Knight by more than two minutes. Knight, a Paducah, Ky., resident who has won the race 12 times, finished in 1:09:28.6, while Jonathan Shearon placed third in 1:12:07.85...
Cards land 11-6 victory vs. Marlins (09/15/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Holliday drove in three runs to top 100 RBIs for the third time in his career and the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen rescued struggling Todd Wellemeyer in an 11-6 victory over the Florida Marlins on Monday night...
Bears LB Urlacher out for season (09/15/09)
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Finally healthy after two years, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher launched his regular season by making a run at Aaron Rodgers, lowering his shoulder and plowing over the Packers quarterback in the first quarter. His 10th season was off to a good start. And then, it was over...
49ers consider different offer to Crabtree (09/15/09)
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Coach Mike Singletary said Monday the San Francisco 49ers have discussed changing their offer to top draft pick Michael Crabtree. Whether the franchise has reached out to the former Texas Tech star formally, Singletary wasn't sure. He has asked the brass to keep him completely out of it so he can focus on the 53 players he has on the active roster...
Brady rallies Patriots past Bills, 25-24 (09/15/09)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady doesn't do mediocre. That's not what all those long rehab sessions and months of preparing for his return to the NFL were about. So while Brady's performance was pedestrian for much of Monday night's season opener, when the spotlight was at its most intense, he lived up to the advance billing...
NJ teens sue over 'God Bless America' ejection (09/15/09)
TRENTON, N.J. -- Three teenagers who say they were tossed from a New Jersey ballpark for sitting through the song "God Bless America" are suing the minor league Newark Bears. The boys say their constitutional rights were violated when they were asked to leave Newark's Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium in June by Bear's president co-owner Thomas Cetnar...
Del Potro stuns Federer to win U.S. Open crown (09/15/09)
NEW YORK -- Normally so cool, so consistent, so in control of his emotions and his matches, Roger Federer let the U.S. Open championship slip from his grasp. Two points from victory against inexperienced, unheralded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, two points from a sixth consecutive title at Flushing Meadows and a record-extending 16th Grand Slam overall, Federer, quite simply, fell apart Monday...
Spagnuolo puts focus on 2009 Rams after loss (09/15/09)
ST. LOUIS -- New St. Louis Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo is trying mightily to separate his team from the ones that went a sorry 5-27 the last two years, even though the debut this past weekend might have looked like more of the same. Spagnuolo told players Monday, a day after getting shut out 28-0 in Seattle, that they should be upset. But he doesn't want them carrying the weight from past failures, so he also said he's not concerned about franchise history...
Actor Patrick Swayze, 57, dies from pancreatic cancer (09/15/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Patrick Swayze, the actor who danced his way into viewers' hearts with "Dirty Dancing" and then broke them with "Ghost," died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57. "Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months," said a statement released Monday evening by his publicist, Annett Wolf. No other details were given...
The line on knee pain: Scientists say strengthening the entire leg may slow knee deterioration (09/15/09)
WASHINGTON -- Exercise your hips to help achy knees? If you've got knee arthritis, your whole leg starts subtly shifting out of alignment as you favor the sore spot. Now scientists are testing ways to strengthen the entire leg so it stays straighter, in hopes of slowing the knee's deterioration...
Local health department gearing up for flu season with clinics (09/15/09)
While the good news came last week that people would only need one shot to vaccinate them from the H1N1 virus, just when those shots will arrive remains a mystery. "We've been told for several weeks now to expect it mid- to late October," said Charlotte Craig, registered nurse and executive director of the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center. ...
Elva Jackson (09/15/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Elva Lorene Jackson, 70, of Advance died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Morgan Memorial Park in Advance. Morgan Funeral Home in Advance is in charge of arrangements...
Constance Harris (09/15/09)
Constance W. Harris, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at Monticello House in Jackson. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dolores Hudson (09/15/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dolores L. Hudson, 74, of Perryville died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at her home. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to time of service Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Joseph Williams officiating...
Emilie Lysell (09/15/09)
Emilie Susan Johannes Lysell, 63, of Jackson died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Emie was born July 23, 1946, to Milt and Emilie Johannes in Kirkwood, Mo. She was the youngest of three, and the only girl, hence her nickname, Sister. (Through the years she was known as Mom, Meemaw, Aunt Sissy, Aunt Emie, Em, Emie and Mother by those who loved her.)...
Deon Stephens (09/15/09)
Floyd "Deon" Stephens, 69, of Scott City died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at his home. He was born May 9, 1940, in Scott City, to Charles Zenith and Violet "Lorena" Allen Stephens. He married Betty Jo Livingston April 23, 1960, in Illmo. She survives. Stephens was a Diesel mechanic with Midwest Diesel...
Frances Hentges (09/15/09)
Frances E. Hentges, 69, of Sibley, Mo., passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at her home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon Wednesday at the Church of the Santa Fe in Buckner, Mo., with cremation to follow. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. today at Speaks Suburban Chapel in Independence, Mo., followed by visitation until 8:30 p.m...
Wendel Lange (09/15/09)
Wendel C. Lange, 58, of Scott City died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at his home. He was born June 16, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, to Willis "Shorty" and Vera Schleinger Lange Sr. He and Vicki Lynn Baker were married Aug. 29, 1976, in Cape Girardeau. Lange worked with Artco Barge Lines as first mate. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Scott City, NRA, was a Boy Scout leader and member of Order of the Arrow...
Richard Lashmet (09/15/09)
Richard Eugene "Richie" Lashmet, 35, of Scott City died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in Scott City. He was born Aug. 13, 1974, in Cape Girardeau, to James Fred and Violet Marie Parmer Lashmet. Lashmet had worked as a cashier at Schnucks. He graduated from Scott City High School in 1993 and from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. He was a member of the Amateur Pool Association...
Births 9/15/09 (09/15/09)
Overbeck; Wagner; Calhoun; Lee; Essner; Kilburn
Police report 9/15/09 (09/15/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summonses; Thefts; Jackson: Arrests; Theft; Burglary; Assaults
Fire report 9/15/09 (09/15/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 9/15/09 (09/15/09)
25 years ago: Sept. 15, 1984 Two concerts by Mel Tillis help bolster attendance at the SEMO District Fair; fair board chairman Joe W. Smith expects the attendance to top the 110,000 mark for the week. Area residents get their first look at the legendary Black Forest Villages, constructed by the late Burton J. Gerhardt, as the numerous antiques of New Hanover and Arnsburg are opened for public viewing before Tuesday's auction...
Another 'best' (09/15/09)
Several lists have been published recently that give national recognition to communities and institutions in Cape Girardeau County. It's always good to be recognized in such a positive way. A few months ago, Jackson ranked No. 59 on a Money magazine list of 100 best places to live. Getting picked for these "best of" lists recognizes all this area has to offer...
Don't rush on health care (09/15/09)
Do you think that changing health care is a good idea? President Obama wants to put us on his so-called Obamacare. A lot of people support health care reform. I do not. I think our health care is fine the way it is. My parents and I like our health insurance. ...
Thanks for help during bike race (09/15/09)
I would like to thank everyone who helped in some way in my recovery after getting ill downtown during the Tour of Missouri bicycle race. Thanks to the woman from KFVS12 for her chair and to the kind person who gave me some water. Others were helpful, and I am very grateful...
Speak Out 9/15/09 (09/15/09)
Sinister connection?; Trial balloon; Trash containers; Special thanks; Getting weighed; Loss of integrity; Civil manner; Try kindness; Full picture; Speaking to children; Extra push
Prayer 9/15/09 (09/15/09)
Bless, O God, our good times and our celebrations of life. Amen.
Cape Central Concert Band to perform at state conference (09/15/09)
Cape Central High School Concert Band has been selected as a performing ensemble at the Missouri Music Educators Association's 72nd Annual conference in January. Paul Copenhaver, MMEA President, said, "There were 120 applications for performance submitted this year." Central's Concert Band was chosen after out-of-state panels reviewed recordings from schools vying for the honor of performing at the conference...
Wanna Play? (09/15/09)
My Buddie loves playing. His favorite toy now is his ball, but he will chase anything that you throw. He is like the enegizer bunny....he keeps going, and going, and going.....
Notes from City of Marble Hill public hearing / Sept. meeting. (09/15/09)
On Monday September 14, 2009 the City of Marble Hill Board of Aldermen held a public hearing and their September meeting. On the agenda was the setting of tax rates for the General Fund and Parks. Also on the agenda was a bill to rezone a City property...
Ending Hunger, Changing Lives Open House at SEMO Food Bank this Friday (09/15/09)
Southeast Missouri Food Bank is hosting its annual Open House this Friday, September 18, from 9:00am until 4:00pm. This year's theme is "Ending Hunger, Changing Lives" as the Food Bank announces several new and innovative programs to address the issue of hunger in Southeast Missouri. ...
Bike Rally Raises Money for Veterans Home (09/15/09)
Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club, Chapter F of Missouri, recently presented a check for $4,180 to the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. The money was raised at the Chrome on the Creek Bike Rally held earlier this year near Patterson, MO. The money is used to help provide for the individual needs of the residents at the Veterans Home...
Guitar Hero Contest (09/15/09)
Contestants participating in Guitar Hero contest - Sr. Division
Twins (09/15/09)
There are two fawns in this photo, can you find both?
Cape Central Concert Band to perform at state conference (09/15/09)
Trombone and trumpet players practice at Cape Central High School.
Cape Central Concert Band to perform at state conference (09/15/09)
Cape Central Band Director Billy Keys as seen through a set of chimes.
Cape Central Concert Band to perform at state conference (09/15/09)
Cape Central Band Director Neil Casey surrounded by music, students, pictures and trophies.
Guitar Hero Contest (09/15/09)
Winners of the Guitar Hero contest - Jr. Division.
Guitar Hero Contest (09/15/09)
Contestants participating in the Guitar Hero contest - Jr. Division.
Garden City Pier South Carolina (09/15/09)
Garden City Pier, South Carolina
The Band Marches (09/15/09)
The Jackson High School Marching Chiefs at the SEMO Fair Parade!
Marching Tigers on the Move! (09/15/09)
The Cape Central Marching Tigers playing in the SEMO Fair Parade!
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