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Man arrested on suspicion of selling drugs at Scott City School (01/22/10)
A 19-year-old man was arrested after allegedly selling a controlled substance to an undercover police officer in the parking lot of Scott City schools. Keith Totty of Chaffee, Mo., was arrested Tuesday after a joint investigation by the Scott City Police Department and the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force...
Mo. House general counsel takes leave, denies connection to apparent FBI investigation of Jetton (01/22/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The general counsel for the Missouri House was placed on an unpaid leave of absence Friday but denied any connection to an apparent FBI investigation into the activities of a former House speaker for whom he worked.
Dorena-Hickman ferry may stop Monday, Tuesday operations (01/22/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Mississippi County commissioners are hoping an alternative to the Dorena-Hickman Ferry discontinuing service on Mondays and Tuesdays can be found. Swayne Byrd, chairman of the Mississippi County Port Authority Board, advised county officials Thursday that ferry officials are projecting an operating deficit of $41,000 through June 1...
Opera presents new challenges for SEMO students (01/22/10)
The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will present Engelbert Humperdinck's opera "Hansel and Gretel" this weekend at the Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. Chris Goeke, the opera's director and the chair of the Department of Music, said staging an opera presents a variety of challenges...
Scott County commission likely to vote on 2010 budget Tuesday (01/22/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County commissioners are working on the final numbers in crafting the 2010 budget prior to a public hearing set for Tuesday. "We're trying to get everything somewhat wrapped up," said Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger during Thursday's meeting. He noted that while county business doesn't really slow down during budget time, everything is put on hold for a bit...
Police seek suspect in lawyer's shooting (01/22/10)
ELLINGTON -- Authorities are searching for the person suspected of shooting a Piedmont attorney Thursday morning as he was driving on Route HH in Reynolds County. L. Dwayne Hackworth reportedly was taken to a St. Louis hospital for treatment, and "last word was he was being released from the hospital," said Reynolds County Sheriff Tom Volner, who didn't know Hackworth's condition...
Cape Air officially welcomed to Cape Girardeau (01/22/10)
In 19 months at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Great Lakes Airlines flew 833 passengers to St. Louis. In 72 days as the new commercial passenger carrier Cape Air has flown 633 passengers. Those figures stand alone to show that the Hyannis, Mass.,-based airline is a good fit for the city, airport manager Bruce Loy said during an open house and ribbon cutting that drew about 60 people, including Cape Air's corporate leadership and local employees...
Four fire departments fight barn fire near Gordonville (01/22/10)
Four fire departments fought to put out a fire in a barn at 3208 County Road 227 near Gordonville Wednesday night.
Cape Girardeau Red Cross blood services office closed Thursday in wake of fatal accident (01/22/10)
The American Red Cross blood services office in Cape Girardeau was closed Thursday while associates dealt with the death of a co-worker.
Traffic stop leads to methamphetamine bust (01/22/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - A traffic stop led to the discovery of three pounds of crystal meth. Around 3 a.m. Monday, a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a northbound vehicle on Interstate 57 in Mississippi County for a traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop, permission to search was requested and granted by the driver Carmelo Derial, 37, of Kansas City, Kan. ...
Candidate withdraws in Perryville city election (01/22/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Donald R. LaRose withdrew Thursday as a candidate for the Ward 3 board of aldermen seat in Perryville, Mo., city clerk Tracy Prost reported. LaRose filed for office on Tuesday, the last day that filing was allowed for the April 6 municipal election. The withdrawal leaves a Ward 3 contest between incumbent Aldermen Paul R. "Butch" Flentge and challenger Prince E. Hudson. Prost did not give a reason for LaRose's withdrawal in the announcement...
Magnet director: More companies could locate here when economy rebounds (01/22/10)
Though the economy showed some recovery in the final quarter of 2009, an industrial recruiter said Thursday that consumer confidence must improve before the economy rebounds. When it does, Cape Girardeau Area Magnet executive director Mitch Robinson said, more major retailers and industrial companies could likely decide to relocate to the area...
Chaffee man injured after car runs into ditch (01/22/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. - A Chaffee man was injured Thursday after a car he was riding in ran off the roadway and into a water-filled ditch. The accident occurred around 2:50 p.m. on County Road 201, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. A 1997 Chevrolet driven by Dennis L. Lacy, 23, of Cape Girardeau was traveling southbound on the roadway when it lost control and ran off the right side of the road into a ditch...
Key witness in 1979 murder case gets prison sentence reduced (01/22/10)
A federal judge has approved reducing the sentence of a man who helped prosecutors bring charges in a 1979 Cape Girardeau murder case.
Car crashes into Cape Girardeau house, none injured (01/22/10)
A two-car accident at the intersection of Themis Street and Pindwood Lane in Cape Girardeau Thursday morning resulted in extensive damage to the residence of Joe Margrabe when a car crashed into the house. However, the drivers of the two vehicles were not injured in the accident. A female driver, in her 40s or 50s, according to a Cape Girardeau police officer on scene, was taken away in an ambulance complaining of chest pains after the accident occurred...
Preliminary hearing set in Jetton assault case (01/22/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- The preliminary hearing for former Missouri House speaker Rod Jetton's felony assault case will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Associate Circuit Judge Terry L. Brown decided Thursday.
WWE Raw Superstars appear tonight at Show Me Center (01/22/10)
Tonight the Show Me Center will put the spotlights on the mat as it once again plays host to the WWE Raw Superstars. The event offers WWE fans several treats, from a grudge match between Randy Orton and Kofi Kingston to a championship bout between Sheamus and John Cena...
Carter County sheriff's home burned in weekend fire (01/22/10)
ELLSINORE, Mo. -- Foul play is not suspected in the weekend fire that destroyed the Ellsinore home of Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams. Investigators with the State Fire Marshal's Office have listed the cause as "undetermined due to the extent of the damage," according to Bill Zieres, deputy chief of investigations...
Mo. budget shortfall could prompt school cuts (01/22/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's public schools may be forced to freeze salaries, expand classes, cut extracurricular activities or seek local tax increases to cope with a funding shortfall, education advocates warned Thursday. K-12 schools -- though spared from cuts in their basic state aid -- still might have to scale back because of Gov. ...
Court: Biz, unions freed to spend big on elections (01/22/10)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court vastly increased the power of big business and unions to influence government decisions Thursday by freeing them to spend their millions directly to sway elections for president and Congress. The 5-4 ruling reversed a century-long trend to limit the political muscle of corporations, organized labor and their massive war chests. It also recast the political landscape just as crucial midterm election campaigns are getting underway...
Pelosi: House lacks votes to OK Senate health bill (01/22/10)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats' last-ditch approach to saving President Barack Obama's health care overhaul -- prodding House members to pass a Senate version vastly unpopular with them -- isn't working. So lawmakers are talking about more modest health legislation that could have bipartisan appeal, though even that may prove more complicated than many suggest...
U.S. plans to tighten rules on Afghan night raids (01/22/10)
KABUL -- NATO's top commander in Afghanistan plans to tighten the rules on night raids on private homes, even if it means losing some tactical advantage, to curb rising public anger. NATO spokesman Rear Adm. Gregory Smith said a directive would be issued soon to set down the new rules...
Haiti's mass graves swell; doctors fear more death from diseases (01/22/10)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Workers are carving out mass graves on a hillside north of Haiti's capital, using earthmovers to bury 10,000 people in a single day even as relief workers warn that Haitians are still dying of injuries from the Jan. 12 quake for lack of medical care...
Pakistani army: No new offensive for 6 to 12 months (01/22/10)
ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistani army said Thursday it cannot expand its offensive against militants for at least six months, and the United States backed off public pressure on an ally considered vital in the war next door in Afghanistan. Remarks from the Army's chief spokesman during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates did not rule out the offensive the United States would like to see, against militants who target U.S. forces in Afghanistan from hideouts in Pakistan...
High school roundup: Scott County heads to championship game after defeating Delta 83-46 (01/22/10)
All the area high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Redhawks stop Tennessee-Martin (01/22/10)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team, reeling with a three-game losing streak and without one of its top players, felt the urgency of the situation. "I felt tonight was a must-win game," first-year coach Dickey Nutt said. "I never like to put that in anybody's lap, but it was."...
Southeast women stumble down stretch, fall to UTM (01/22/10)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team could not quite overcome the loss of its top three scorers. Tennessee-Martin, which last week broke a 29-game Ohio Valley Conference losing streak, rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat the host Redhawks 49-46 on Thursday...
SEMO ranked 3rd in preseason OVC softball poll (01/22/10)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team, coming off its most wins since 2000, has been predicted to finish third in the Ohio Valley Conference. Southeast received one first-place vote to tie with Tennessee Tech for third place in the OVC preseason poll announced Thursday. Voting was done by the league coaches...
Regin leads Senators past Blues (01/22/10)
OTTAWA -- Peter Regin is enjoying his recent offensive outburst because it coincides with the Ottawa Senators' longest winning streak of the season. Regin picked up his third power-play point of the game with an assist on Chris Phillips' goal midway through the third and the Senators extended their streak to five wins in a row with a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night...
Freese addresses problem after DUI arrest (01/22/10)
ST. LOUIS -- David Freese's drunk driving arrest in December has not dislodged him as the top contender for the St. Louis Cardinals' third base job. But Freese, 26, knows he has to grow up and earn the team's trust. During the team's Winter Warm-Up last weekend, Freese said he hadn't taken a drink since his DUI arrest for a blood alcohol content of .232 -- nearly three times the legal limit...
Satisfied customer (01/22/10)
Things aren't like they used to be. I hear that a lot. The words are usually spoken by someone with hair my color. For us, "used to be" is measured in decades. For the pre-bifocal set with most of their internal organs intact, "used to be" was Tuesday...
Local talents (01/22/10)
Before the Golden Globes kicked off the Hollywood award season Sunday, a small but mighty group of actors in Cape Girardeau held their own trophy party. The River City Players community theater group hands out Abbott Awards to its actors, directors and members each year. Some say the sound of a happy audience is enough, but for this small group of thespians the awards banquet is a chance to get together and celebrate one another...
River City Players reward their own with Abbot Awards (01/22/10)
The River City Players' annual awards ceremony, The Abbott Awards, recently concluded the 2009 season for the local community theater group. The players are now looking ahead to more good times and great shows for the 2010 season. The awards ceremony, held Jan. 16 at Port Cape, honored actors and behind-the-scenes workers with awards in six categories...
2010 movie highlights (01/22/10)
A look at films hitting theaters in 2010
Many happy returns: Successful film franchises back on the big screen in 2010 (01/22/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood may find it tough to match 2009's record box-office revenue. Yet studios have a cast of characters this year to make a run for their money. Hollywood's lineup is loaded with returning favorites, including Robert Downey Jr. ...
Music review: 'Crazy Heart' soundtrack showcases classic country (01/22/10)
Music review
Stars align for Haiti benefit (01/22/10)
NEW YORK -- The music world's top stars are signing on for today's "Hope for Haiti" telethon. Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban and Alicia Keys are just a few of the performers who will be featured, according to MTV Networks, an integral partner in the two-hour event...
'Survivor' heroes, villains return for reality show's 20th season (01/22/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Not even "Boston Rob" Mariano's newborn baby could stop him from returning to "Survivor." Mariano is among 20 former contestants who will compete in CBS' "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains," the reality series' 20th season, premiering at 7 p.m. Feb. 11. He left behind 4-week-old daughter Lucia Rose and wife, Amber Brkich, who bested Mariano to win the "All-Stars" edition in 2004 and accepted his marriage proposal during the finale...
Business Briefs (01/22/10)
Short shots of business and development news from around the region, published in the February 2010 issue of Business Today.
December business licenses (01/22/10)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during December, published in the February issue of Business Today.
December tax liens (01/22/10)
Cape Girardeau County Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Janet Robert, recorder of deeds, during the month of December are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation....
Names in the news (01/22/10)
A collection of brief news pieces about members of the regional business community from the February issue of Business Today.
December bankruptcies (01/22/10)
Bankruptcies filed through December for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Health briefs (01/22/10)
News bits about the area health care industry, compiled for the February 2010 issue of Business Today.
Clifford Deck (01/22/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. — Clifford E. Deck, 70, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Woodland Hills Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hutchings Funeral Chapel.
Freddie Fowler (01/22/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Freddie G. Fowler, 70, of Cairo died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at Daystar Care Center. Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Tyrone Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds...
Thomas Lawson (01/22/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Thomas W. Lawson, 92, of Anna died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. A Masonic service will be held at 1:30...
Patricia Cox (01/22/10)
THEBES, Ill. -- Patricia "Pat" Cox, 76, of Thebes died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill. The funeral will be at the funeral home at noon. Interment will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery in rural Thebes...
Landon Tillman (01/22/10)
Landon Tillman, 30, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 5, 1980, in Springfield, Mo., son of Darrell and Julie Nelson Tillman. He and Misty Newell were married Oct. 30, 2009, in Jackson...
Lois Prosser (01/22/10)
Lois Lorene Prosser, 89, of Delta passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 20, 1920, near Himmel, Mo., daughter of Leslie and Edith Mann Medlin. She and Glen Prosser were married Jan. 24, 1942, in Ecorse, Mich. He preceded her in death May 18, 1998...
Norma Seabaugh (01/22/10)
Norma Annie Seabaugh, 88, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Jefferson City Manor. She was born Feb. 16, 1921, at Caney Creek, Mo., daughter of Martin and Helen Baudendistel Halter. She and Dannie Carter Seabaugh were married June 30, 1947. He died Aug. 14, 1984...
Donald Kraft (01/22/10)
Donald Bernard Kraft, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Nov. 19, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, to Bernhardt "Barney" and Verena Schatte Kraft. He and Rubye Farrow were married Sept. 28, 1944, in Cape Girardeau County...
Births 1/22/10 (01/22/10)
Daughter to Cain Michael Kelley and Kelly Jo Conway of Delta, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 12:52 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. Name, Taylor Jo. Weight, 7 pounds, 1 ounce. First child. Ms. Conway is the daughter of Mike and Bev Conway of Cape Girardeau. She is manager of Advance America Cash Advance. Kelley is the son of Mike and Tina Kelley of Delta. He is groundman with M&M Electric...
Fire report 1/22/10 (01/22/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Police report 1/22/10 (01/22/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 1/22/10 (01/22/10)
Traffic on the Mississippi River bridge is disrupted when a 230-pound hog, one of 25 animals being transported to the Interstate Livestock Producers Association market at Fruitland, decides it wants one more taste of freedom; the porker jumps or falls from the rear of a truck, and patrolman R.W. Ross and several motorists corral the animal and reload it onto the truck...
Correction 1/22/10 (01/22/10)
Thursday's article about the AMC acquisition should have said three screens were added at Town Plaza Cinema in 1983. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Safer highways (01/22/10)
Several teenagers have died in recent years in highway accidents on the winding roads around the Bollinger County seat of Marble Hill, Mo. Relatives and friends have mourned these losses. One 15-year-old Woodland High School student believes highway safety can be improved. ...
Speak Out 1/22/10 (01/22/10)
WHILE everyone is bashing some of today's religious leaders and denouncing Christianity, let us be reminded that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream was one of a man of God, hailed as a civil rights leader but called as a preacher first. WITH the election to fill Ted Kennedy's seat over, I have to wonder if the White House and the Democratic government that controls Congress finally get the message that you cannot treat a two-thirds majority of U.S. ...
Prayer 1/22/10 (01/22/10)
For orphans and others who need our care, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
PRESS RELEASE - President Obama's Financial Fix Is Too Little Too Late (01/22/10)
Potts for Senate 2010 www.ElectMidge.com Contact: Midge Potts MidgePotts@ElectMidge.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22nd, 2010 President's Financial Fix Is Too Little Too Late Springfield, MO -- President Obama announced on Thursday that he would pursue legislation to fix America's broken financial system. ...
Local Doctor Visits Haiti; Southeast Missouri Hospital Provides Supplies (01/22/10)
John Moll, MD, with the Cape Girardeau Surgical Clinic, talks to Southeast Missouri Hospital President and CEO Debbie Linnes prior to leaving on his one-week trip to Haiti to assist in providing medical care to victims of the recent earthquake that killed 200,000 and left 400,000 homeless.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (01/22/10)
Maguire is a 10 week old Great Pyrenees mix. This little fluff ball is available for adoption at The Humane Society, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
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