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Stories from Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Change of judge granted in lawyer's assault case (03/16/10)
A Cape Girardeau lawyer charged with first- and second-degree domestic violence for allegedly pointing an unloaded handgun at his fiancee's head has a new judge, KZIM KSIM radio reported. Scott Reynolds, 47, is being held in the Cape Girardeau County Jail on a $200,000 cash-only bond. ...
New judge assigned to Jetton assault case (03/16/10)
Former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton's assault case will proceed with a new judge. Jetton is charged with second-degree assault stemming from a woman's claim that he hit her in the face several times and choked her during a sexual encounter. The 42-year-old Republican was named in a complaint filed in Scott County Circuit Court. ...
'48 Hours Mystery' broadcast generates leads on 1992 Benton murder (03/16/10)
Before the "48 Hours Mystery" broadcast on a Benton, Mo., murder case came to a close Saturday, dispatchers at the Scott County Sheriff's Department began receiving phone calls from people with details on the 1992 murder of Angela Mischelle Lawless...
Cape casino 'won't happen' without council endorsement, mayor says (03/16/10)
A Cape Girardeau casino is unlikely unless the city council endorses the idea, Mayor Jay Knudtson said Monday night. The possibility that a development group led by businessmen David Knight and Jim Riley will apply for a casino license opened up last week when the Missouri Gaming Commission and Pinnacle Entertainment agreed the President Casino will be closed July 1. That will make one of Missouri's 13 gaming licenses available to a new casino...
Storm that damaged property in Southeast Missouri classified a tornado (03/16/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A damage assessment survey by National Weather Service personnel from Paducah, Ky., has determined an EF-1 tornado hit Ripley County on Wednesday, the Daily American Republic newspaper reported. The funnel cloud dipped down two miles southeast of Doniphan along Highway 142 at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. The peak wind was at 100 mph, according to a National Weather Service report released over the weekend...
Cape and Jackson candidates to appear at Tuesday forum (03/16/10)
Candidates for the Cape Girardeau School Board have a favorable view of the district's $40 million bond proposal. If the bond issue is approved, elected board members would help oversee the districtwide construction and renovation project.
Missouri regulators consider AmerenUE's $320 million rate case (03/16/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Customers of Missouri's largest electricity provider appear likely to see a rate increase. The biggest question is how much more they will pay. State utility regulators began hearing testimony Monday on a rate increase sought by St. Louis-based AmerenUE, most of whose 1.2 million customers are in eastern and central Missouri...
Woman pleads not guilty to forging college transcript (03/16/10)
A Malden, Mo. woman who allegedly submitted a fake transcript to Southeast Missouri State University in an attempt to gain admission pleaded not guilty to forgery charges Monday before Circuit Court Judge William L. Syler. Daneille M. Feagin, 22, was charged in February after a Southeast admissions office employee noticed multiple problems on the submitted transcript authorities say was a forgery meant to look like a Three Rivers Community College document...
Spring trial set for man charged in high-speed chase (03/16/10)
A Cape Girardeau man involved in a high-speed chase to Scott City last year will go to trial in the spring, Circuit Court Judge William L. Syler decided Monday. The case against Zatrun Twiggs, 24, who is charged with four counts of felony purchasing and distributing narcotics in Cape Girardeau County, will be heard before a jury starting May 20. ...
Cape man pleads not guilty to 2005 robbery (03/16/10)
A Cape Girardeau man who has been connected to a 2005 robbery at Quik Cash, 125 Broadview St., pleaded not guilty to the charges before Circuit Court Judge William L. Syler on Monday. Heyl, 56, is charged with armed criminal action and first-degree robbery for allegedly holding a woman at Quik Cash at knifepoint and stealing more than $1,000 in cash on April 4, 2005. ...
Man charged with statutory rape of 14-year-old (03/16/10)
A 36-year-old Cape Girardeau man was charged March 11 with second-degree statutory rape for allegedly having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl. As outlined in a probable-cause affidavit, the victim told a Missouri Children's Division investigator she and Christopher M. ...
South Reynolds School gets $1 million grant for biomass heating system (03/16/10)
ELLINGTON -- Southern Reynolds School District has been awarded a nearly $1 million grant to install a new, more energy and cost efficient heating system for its buildings. The system could provide more than $300,000 in energy savings for Ellington schools over the next decade...
Public hearing draws supporters for speed limit changes on Cape Girardeau County roads (03/16/10)
Residents and county officials said Monday that speed limits should be changed quickly on roads known for excessive speeding and accidents. During the first of three public hearings scheduled on the issue, no residents voiced opposition to adopting an ordinance that would change the speed limit on County Road 205 and Singing Hills Drive. If adopted, the speed limit would be reduced to 35 mph on County Road 205 between Benton Hill Road and Highway 74 and 25 mph on Singing Hills Drive...
Rep. Icet, TRCC administrators share budget woes (03/16/10)
The coordinator of Missouri's budget gave administrators at Three Rivers Community College an opportunity to explain why they believe they deserve every dollar of the $4.5 million the state allocates the institution annually. Allen Icet, House Budget Committee chairman, was told how Three Rivers is doing its part to bring the economy around by attempting to educate more students through partnerships and grants, even though physical capacity is maxing out on campus...
Mississippi River rises above flood stage (03/16/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Mississippi River has gone above flood stage at Cape Girardeau, and residents of some river towns elsewhere in Missouri are getting a little jittery as minor flooding has begun early this year. Rain across much of the state in recent days has done nothing to ease concerns...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action items 3/16/10 (03/16/10)
7:30 p.m. Monday Jackson City Hall Action items...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 3/16/10 (03/16/10)
Monday Action items Consent ordinances Resolutions Liquor license Appointment Other...
Bootheel woman killed after being hit by car (03/16/10)
HORNERSVILLE, Mo. -- A Friday evening accident on Missouri Highway 164, west of Hornersville, left a local woman dead, the Daily Dunklin Democrat newspaper reported. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper B.W. Emerson, the accident occurred at approximately 7:21 p.m., as Trenton Burns, 17, of Hornersville, was traveling westbound in a 2004 Ford when he struck Tiffany Fisher, 18, also of Hornersville, who was walking on the roadway...
Two Poplar Bluff residents dead following Friday night car crash (03/16/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Two Poplar Bluff residents were killed in a two-vehicle accident at 10:50 p.m. Friday on Highway 67, eight miles north of Silva, the Daily American Republic newspaper reported. Lloyd D. Freeman, 64, and Michelle L. Lampley, 36, were pronounced dead at the scene...
Alternative Education Center aims to boost student attendance (03/16/10)
As the dropout rate falls at the Alternative Education Center in the Cape Girardeau School District, attendance is still a challenge for students. Carla Fee, the center's director, gave a presentation to school board members during a work session. Fee said the center's dropout rate fell from 12 percent to 8 percent between the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 school years. ...
Highway 51 in Bollinger County reduced to one lane for sign repairs (03/16/10)
Highway 51 in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane while MoDOT crews perform sign repairs. This section of road is from Route CC to Road 834. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.
Highway 74 in Cape County reduced to one lane (03/16/10)
Highway 74 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine inspection of the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. Weather permitting, work will take place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through March 24 on the right eastbound lanes going toward Illinois. Work will then switch to the right westbound lane coming from Illinois to Missouri in the afternoon of March 24 and March 25.
Highway 34 In Wayne County reduced for pipe replacement (03/16/10)
Highway 34 in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane for pipe installation. This section of road is from McKenzie Creek at the east city limits of Piedmont to County Road 335 east of Route DD. Weather permitting, work on the roadway will be from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through, April 16.
Mo. university presidents to discuss financial aid (03/16/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Public and private university presidents were gathering in Columbia on Tuesday amid contentious talk in Missouri's Capitol about how best to distribute financial aid. University of Missouri system president Gary Forsee planned to host nine counterparts, including Missouri State president Mike Nietzel and three community college leaders...
Role players help SCC stay on roll (03/16/10)
A new cast of supporting characters has emerged during Scott County Central's run to the Class 1 boys basketball final four. The Braves lost 10 players from last year's state championship team, but they've filled the holes with three juniors and a sophomore...
Redhawks bring hot bats into contest (03/16/10)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team will look to build on its impressive home record today and remain hot at the plate. Southeast will reach the halfway point of its 10-game homestand with a 3 p.m. contest against Freed-Hardeman. The Redhawks, 7-8 overall, are 6-1 at Capaha Field this year. The Lions, an NAIA squad from Henderson, Tenn., are 13-7 and have won five straight...
Cardinals get scare in 6-5 loss to Mets (03/16/10)
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Francisco Rodriguez looked like the dominant pitcher he was with the Angels. K-Rod wore prescription sunglasses in a spring training debut delayed by conjunctivitis, the same look he used to have with the Angels. After Rodriguez retired the side on seven pitches Monday, Angel Pagan hit a two-run, ninth-inning homer off Pete Parise to give the New York Mets an 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals...
Pujols bristles at report of being traded for Phillies' Howard (03/16/10)
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Albert Pujols for Ryan Howard? Let's just say the MVP sluggers don't plan to pack their bags anytime soon. Talk of a megatrade kept baseball buzzing Monday following an ESPN report the Philadelphia Phillies were thinking about asking the St. Louis Cardinals if they'd like to swap star first basemen...
At last, the stage is set for The Big Dance (03/16/10)
One of my favorite times of the sports calendar, and one of my favorite weeks for that matter, finally is here. I'm talking about the NCAA basketball tournament, the 65-team extravaganza that seems to capture the imagination of the nation. It certainly captures mine. To me there is no better sporting event than the Big Dance, mainly because of its single-elimination format that so often means the better squad doesn't advance...
March brings spring, and that means allergy season (03/16/10)
March, daylight saving time and warmer weather all signal the coming spring and, for many people, the coming of allergy season. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America reports that approximately 40 million Americans suffer from indoor/outdoor allergies like hay fever and other seasonal allergies. Cape Girardeau allergist Dr. Janna Tuck said there are many allergens in the area and, unfortunately, they are all at their peak about the same time...
Hearts may swoon when stocks do, study suggests (03/16/10)
ATLANTA -- Stock market slides may hurt more than your savings. New research suggests they might prompt heart attacks. Duke University researchers found a link between how a key stock index performed and how many heart attacks were treated at their North Carolina hospital shortly after the recession began in December 2007 through July 2009, when signs of recovery emerged...
Lorene Grossheider (03/16/10)
Lorene Geneva Grossheider, 87, of Greenwood, S.C., formerly of Gordonville, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Wesley Commons Assisted Living Facility in Greenwood. Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home...
Linnie Dean (03/16/10)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Linnie Mae Dean, 89, of Mounds died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Barkett Funeral Home in Mounds. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery in Mound City, Ill...
Mildred Menees (03/16/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mildred Irene Menees, 91, of Anna died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Union County Hospital. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Dr. Larry Dyer officiating. Burial will be in Anna City Cemetery...
Madonna Englehart (03/16/10)
Madonna R. Englehart, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at her home. She was born June 20, 1934, in Jackson, daughter of Myron Clelland and Flora Kathleen Koehler Eggers. She and James B. Englehart were married Dec. 27, 1956. Madonna attended Fruitland Elementary School and graduated from Jackson High School. ...
Anthony Rodgers (03/16/10)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Anthony "Tony" Rodgers, 45, of Morley died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at his home. He was born Dec. 16, 1964, in Chicago Heights, Ill., son of Sam Brewer and Annette Northern Rodgers. Tony was a construction worker. Survivors include a daughter, Candice Rodgers of Dexter, Mo.; his father, Sam Brewer of Chicago; maternal grandmother, Mildred Northern of Sikeston, Mo.; two brothers, John Rodgers of Sikeston, Mark Rodgers of Chicago; three sisters, Tonya Childs of Bertrand, Mo., Sammie Brewer of Chicago and Deanna Western of Sikeston.. ...
Vera Lohmann (03/16/10)
Vera Lohmann, 83, of Scott City died Monday, March 15, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 26, 1926, in Illmo, Mo., to David and Amelia Sander Held. She married Fred Smith, who preceded her in death in 1962. She later married Elmer Lohmann on March 8, 1967. He died March 12, 2009...
Faye Hopkins (03/16/10)
Faye Hopkins, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton, Mo. She was born May 11, 1923, in Herrin, Ill., to Samuel and Audra Anderson Duty. She married Leonard Leon Hopkins, who preceded her in death in 1982...
Alvah Healy (03/16/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Alvah Thomas Healy, 88, of Oceanside, Calif., died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the California Veterans Home in Chula Vista. He was born Aug. 15, 1921, in New Jersey, son of Maurice and Pauline Noyse Healy. He and Rosemary Unverferth were married Dec. 7, 1952, in Lexington, Mass...
Clarence Carnell (03/16/10)
Clarence H. Carnell, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born April 30, 1927, in Parkburg, Tenn., to Albert Dewitt and Lelar Mae Coupples Carnell. He and Evelyn Bowers were married Nov. 17, 1957, in Hernando, Miss...
Births 3/16/10 (03/16/10)
Daughter to Matthew Alan and Amy Elizabeth Coffey of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 9:17 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Name, Evan Night. Weight, 9 pounds, 7 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Coffey is the former Amy Shinn, daughter of Randy and Diane Shinn of Gordonville. She is a teacher with Scott City School District. Coffey is the son of Tom and Lisa Beattie of Jackson. He is a student at Southeast Missouri State University...
Alma Schrader Elementary School (03/16/10)
Alma Schrader Elementary School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Anna Rose Al-Sayed, Zachary Benton, Ryan Bland, Mary Boerboom, Jordyn Castillo, Cooper Crosnoe, Brogan Davis, Miles Frazier, Lydia Gentry, Megan Golden, Reiss Groves, Lexi Gurley, Meredith Ham, Madalyn Henderson, Mitchell Humphrey, Jacob Justus, Katie Keele, Brooke Kimberly, Griffin King, Destiny Kiser, Savannah Lively, Nathan McCoy, Noah Mejean, Nathan Patterson, Alexis Phillips, Emilia Robison, Shadan Roumany, Zachary Sample, Haley Taylor, Danica Thomas, Hannah Trautman, Destinee Williams.. ...
Eagle Ridge Christian School (03/16/10)
Eagle Ridge Christian School A Honor Roll Kindergarten: Lydia Blunt, Tabitha Blunt, Paige Brown, Demi Cantrell, Kylie Creech, Sydney Gartman, Kiley Hahs, Rachel Margrabe, Zoe Mayfield, Ashton Reed, Havynne Riley, Gabriel Stout, Nicholas Wasilewski. 1st Grade: Riley Bollinger, Jasmine Brown, Tristen Cramer, Paige Dewrock, Abigail Kester, Zakary Mayfield, Logan Schwieger, Alex Thomas...
Jackson police/fire report 3/16/10 (03/16/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday:...
Fire report 3/16/10 (03/16/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Police report 3/16/10 (03/16/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 3/16/10 (03/16/10)
Eighth District U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson announces a $475,943 grant designed to establish educational programs that will awaken the interests of children in science and mathematics at Southeast Missouri State University Foundation's Copper Dome Society dinner...
Correction 3/16/10 (03/16/10)
n In Sunday's story about the Missouri Gun & Knife Show, an incorrect pronoun was used to refer to promoter Jody Geiser. Geiser is a man. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Volunteerism counts (03/16/10)
In the early years of schooling, most of us learned that government was an institution created "by, of and for the people." Nowhere is that phrase more applicable today than in the local governments of Missouri. Without any great fanfare, people in communities throughout our state not only count on their local governments to provide municipal services that enable them to carry on the ordinary aspects of daily life -- from driving on snowplowed streets to chatting with other families at a park's ball field to waving at the police officers who ensure safe and secure neighborhoods -- but are active and involved participants. ...
Church safety (03/16/10)
Sometimes the burdens of the world are difficult to bear. For many individuals, some solace could be found as close as a neighborhood church whose quiet precincts offered a peaceful haven for prayer and reflection. While many churches strive to find ways to keep their doors open, they also are having to face the realities of safety issues. ...
Speak Out 3/16/10 (03/16/10)
IT is unfortunate that I'm going to have to wait until 2014 for my free Obamacare. In the meantime I am hoping he passes Obamatelevision so I can get free TV. If it is anything like Medicare, I'll only get a few channels in select locations. WHY is my family the only family on our block flying the American flag? Americans have lost a sense of pride in their country. Regain your pride. Fly your flag. America is not done yet...
Prayer 3/16/10 (03/16/10)
Lift our spirits, O God, as we put our trust in your mercy and compassion. Amen.
Parker supports Gun Rights at the Cape County Gun and Knife Show (03/16/10)
Thousands of visitors came to the Gun and knife Show at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau last weekend. Included in the mix of shotguns and rifles was Candidate for 8th district Congress Bob Parker, the rancher from Raymondville. Parker, his wife Karen and several supporters handed out literature and bumper stickers while explaining that no one supports the second amendment and the right to keep and bear arms more than Parker. ...
Shaving The Way to Conquer Kids Cancer @ Buckners (03/16/10)
My name is Bailey McClellan and I am the volunteer event organizer for the St Baldricks event that we are hosting at Buckner Brewing Company on April 24, 2010 @ 2pm. This is an organization that raises money for children's cancer research. This foundation is near and dear to my heart and I decided that I wanted to bring the awareness of this amazing fundraiser to Cape Girardeau. ...
Nationally Touring Christian Rock Bands to Perform at YMCA Trout Lodge (03/16/10)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melissa Gilliam 573-438-2154, Ext. 230 mgilliam@ymcastlouis.org REVIVE AND RUSH OF FOOLS TO PERFORM AT TROUT LODGE POTOSI -- YMCA Trout Lodge YMCA Trout Lodge in Potosi, MO presents Faith Fest, a weekend-long faith-based weekend for teen groups, families and the community., April 16-18, 2010...
Colon Exhibit Coming to Saint Francis Medical Center (03/16/10)
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Saint Francis Medical Center and the American Cancer Society are teaming up to host an interactive, educational exhibit on this highly preventable disease March 19, 6 am-6 pm in the Health and Wellness Center lobby...
Enough Of This! (03/16/10)
This poor little cardinal was wore out from our winter storms. Little could we do for him.
Cape Bridge (03/16/10)
N/B just below Cape Bridge
Happiness is a Fuzzy Warm Puppy , or two or three, or... (03/16/10)
You can't help but have a smile on your face when you are cuddling some fuzzy german shepherd puppies. Daughter Tara enjoys some after school snuggle time with her four legged furry friends.
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