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Cape Girardeau police respond to disturbance outside comic shop (08/19/10)
Cape Girardeau police responded to a parking lot behind a Broadway business Thursday where a spokesman for the department says two men were arguing over a parking space. It happened around 4:15 p.m. behind The Comix Strip, said Sgt. Jason Selzer of the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Grand jury declines to indict Scott County teen on murder charges (08/19/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Scott County grand jury declined to return two charges, including murder, for a Miner teen accused of killing another teen with a truck last month, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. According to an indictment filed Tuesday with Circuit Court Clerk Christy M. ...
Former Mo. officer faces more sex-related charges (08/19/10)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. (AP) -- A former eastern Missouri police officer awaiting trial on charges of molesting two Boy Scouts has been to court in Madison County on six new counts. Forty-two-year-old Kenneth D. Tomlinson II was charged earlier this year with 16 counts of statutory sodomy. He faces trial Sept. 20...
Southeast Missouri teen pleads guilty to sexual assault of elderly woman (08/19/10)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- A Doniphan, Mo., teenager preempted his trial this week by pleading guilty to sexually assaulting an elderly woman. Christopher Aaron Casteel's trial was supposed to begin Wednesday and continue through Friday in Howell County on the unclassified felony of forcible rape, the Daily American Republic newspaper reported. The 18-year-old was accused of raping an 89-year-old woman, who was staying at a rural Doniphan home, on Nov. 6...
Jackson aldermen who voted against ballot measure say they won't campaign against it (08/19/10)
Despite disagreement over a satellite fire station in Jackson on Monday night, aldermen who opposed placing a quarter-cent sales tax on the November ballot said they will not publicly campaign against it. The proposed location is a property the city owns on Old Orchard Road near the east water tower and Interstate 55. ...
Vandals hit Academic Hall dome on university campus (08/19/10)
The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety is investigating vandalism to the dome on top of the campus' admissions building. Doug Richards, director of the Department of Public Safety, said between the evening of Aug. 9 and noon Aug. 10 someone climbed scaffolding to the top of the dome and spray-painted its surface...
Authorities: 'Good leads' on suspect in Sunday morning shooting (08/19/10)
Cape Girardeau police were still investigating a Sunday morning shooting Wednesday that injured a 21-year-old local man. No one has come forward with information about a possible shooter, according to Sgt. Jason Selzer, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Missouri audit: Sex offender registration rate improves (08/19/10)
Missouri's sex offender registration compliance rate has improved since 2002, according to an audit released Wednesday by Missouri State Auditor Susan Montee. The audit found that the statewide registration noncompliance fell from 36 percent in 2002 to 7 percent as of March 31...
Jackson woman who battled Wal-Mart Stores in court dies (08/19/10)
Deborah Shank, the former Walmart employee involved in a lawsuit with the retail chain and the mother of a local soldier killed in Iraq, died Tuesday in Cape Girardeau of natural causes. She was 55.
Grand opening set for Sowers' field office (08/19/10)
Tommy Sowers, democratic candidate for Missouri's U.S. House of Representatives 8th district seat, will hold a grand opening for his new field office at 5 p.m. Sunday at 1105 Broadway in Cape Girardeau. Sowers will greet supporters and volunteers to update them on his campaign following a ribbon cutting ceremony. ...
Cape School Board to discuss plans at Thursday retreat (08/19/10)
The Cape Girardeau School Board will meet Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau Public Library to discuss plans for the new school year during a board retreat and work session. Board members will discuss:n Implementation of the revised Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, including monitoring and reporting progress on a quarterly basis; and...
Route W sections closed for roadwork (08/19/10)
Route W in Cape Girardeau County will be closed while MoDOT crews replace a pipe under the roadway in two areas of the roadway. Each closure will begin at 7 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. The first closure will be just north of the Perryville Road intersection from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 24. The second will be Aug. 25 between Dux Landing Road and Paiute Lane...
Meeting set to discuss Highway 51 bridge project (08/19/10)
The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding improvements to the Highway 51 bridge over East Fork Longs Creek in Bollinger County. The meeting will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Meadow Heights High School Library on Route 72. ...
Cape students try chalk art at after-school program (08/19/10)
Study: 1 in 5 U.S. teenagers has slight hearing loss (08/19/10)
CHICAGO -- One in five teens has lost a little bit of hearing, and the problem has increased substantially in recent years, a new national study has found. Some experts are urging teenagers to turn down the volume on their digital music players, suggesting loud music through earbuds may be to blame -- although hard evidence is lacking. They warn that slight hearing loss can cause problems in school and set the stage for hearing aids in later life...
Mo. treasurer wants more homes for mentally ill (08/19/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Treasurer Clint Zweifel proposed Wednesday to dedicate a third of Missouri's low-income housing aid to mentally ill residents at risk of being homeless. But Zweifel will first have to persuade others on the Missouri Housing Development Commission that his proposal both has merit and meets federal guidelines governing tax credits for affordable housing projects...
Missouri horses attacked by pack of dogs (08/19/10)
LONEDELL, Mo. -- Franklin County authorities are still trying to track down some of the pit bulls responsible for attacks on horses. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the dogs recently killed a miniature horse near the eastern Missouri town of Lonedell. Another horse owner, Pia Windwolf, slept in her barn to make sure her two Arabian horses were not attacked...
Missouri man gets 30 months for Obama threat (08/19/10)
ST. LOUIS -- A Missouri man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for threatening to kill President Barack Obama. Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Josh McCallum of Neosho was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. He pleaded guilty in May...
Mo. firms get $66M for rural Internet (08/19/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The federal government awarded an additional $66 million of grants and loans Wednesday to expand high-speed Internet access in rural northern Missouri. Various Missouri entities now have been allotted $218 million of federal stimulus funds to build telecommunications networks that can carry high-speed Internet into rural areas...
Missouri Purina center launch aided by top dogs (08/19/10)
GRAY SUMMIT, Mo. -- Uno the beagle and Stump the Sussex spaniel eyed each other and one of them seemed to snarl. Apparently, even the best of the purebreds aren't always on their best behavior. The two dogs were among six former winners of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show -- the Super Bowl of dog shows -- who were in Missouri Wednesday for the launch of Nestle Purina's new $10 million event center...
Biker gang members accused of killing 3 (08/19/10)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- Several members of a St. Louis-area motorcycle gang have been charged in the killings of three men who disappeared mysteriously in 2007 and whose remains were later found. Three members of the Invaders gang have been charged with murder and two others are facing charges connected to the 2007 slayings, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Tuesday...
Blagojevich prosecutors may change strategy in retrial (08/19/10)
CHICAGO -- "Blago on Trial, The Sequel" promises to be as circus-like and nearly as expensive as the first trial of the former Illinois governor. And in a state with a huge budget deficit, some people would prefer not to see it at all. But the next round could also look different if prosecutors adjust their strategy after listening to jurors who deadlocked on all but one charge against Rod Blagojevich. ...
AP poll: Obama approval at new low on handling of economy (08/19/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama earned his lowest marks ever on his handling of the economy in a new Associated Press-GfK poll, which also found that an overwhelming majority of Americans now describe the nation's financial outlook as poor...
Stocks post modest gain (08/19/10)
NEW YORK -- Stocks ended a seesaw day with a modest gain Wednesday after investors found some pluses in retail earnings reports. The Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fluctuated throughout the day before closing with slender gains. ...
Feds: No timeline yet for completing Gulf relief well (08/19/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- The government's point man for the Gulf oil spill said Wednesday he cannot provide a timeline right now for when BP's blown-out well will finally be plugged for good. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen told reporters he will give the order to complete the so-called relief well when he is ready. ...
Study shows value of quality-of-life cancer care (08/19/10)
Palliative care, which helps the gravely ill make the most of the time they have left, provided a surprising bonus for terminal lung cancer patients: more time left to enjoy. A study found that patients who started soon after their diagnosis on palliative care along with usual cancer care lived nearly three months longer than people given only standard cancer care, even though this second group had more chemotherapy...
Slapping of girl aboard flight sets off debate over limits (08/19/10)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- America's latest folk-hero flight attendant may be the one on a Southwest Airlines jet who took a 13-month-old baby from her mother after the woman slapped the crying child for kicking her. The flight attendant's actions, however, set off an intense debate: When and how should bystanders intervene?...
Lockerbie bomber fuels anger in some just by staying alive (08/19/10)
CAIRO -- A year after Scotland's release of the terminally ill Lockerbie bomber caused an uproar, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi is still stirring outrage simply by surviving. Loved ones of those killed in the 1988 jetliner bombing, who were told he would likely die within three months, feel betrayed. U.S. lawmakers are investigating whether oil giant BP pushed for his release from prison to get Libya's oil and are assailing Scotland for freeing him...
Last U.S. combat brigade in Iraq heading back home (08/19/10)
KHABARI CROSSING, Kuwait -- As their convoy reached the barbed wire at the border crossing out of Iraq on Wednesday, the soldiers whooped and cheered. Then they scrambled out of their stifling hot armored vehicles, unfurled an American flag and posed for group photos...
Southeast roundup 8/19/10 (08/19/10)
A look at what's happening in the world of Southeast athletics
Southeast soccer team wraps up preseason with win (08/19/10)
The Redhawks soccer team went 2-0 in exhibition play
Scott captures silver medal (08/19/10)
Cape Girardeau's Susan Beth Scott won a silver medal in the 400-meter freestyle at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Scott touched the wall in 4 minutes, 39.71 seconds. Scott was part of the 400 freestyle team that won the gold medal earlier in the week...
Wolf, Brewers extend Cards' offensive blues (08/19/10)
ST. LOUIS -- No shutout for Randy Wolf. No save for John Axford. And neither seemed to mind when Trevor Hoffman finished this one. Hoffman struck out Brendan Ryan with the bases loaded for his 598th save, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Wednesday, handing 17-game winner Adam Wainwright his first home loss of the season...
Gilyard set to debut for Rams vs. Browns (08/19/10)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis rookie Mardy Gilyard is scheduled to make his NFL preseason debut against Cleveland on Saturday. The site of his first professional contest is not lost on the speedy wide receiver, who played at the University of Cincinnati...
School policies seek to silence cell phones (08/19/10)
Just picture it: As a classroom of students hunch over their desks concentrating on a pop quiz, the sound of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" suddenly breaks the silence and one student fumbles to silence her cell phone. Because of disruptions like this, schools are buckling down on cell phone policies...
Hooked on Science: The upside-down water science trick (08/19/10)
Using a few items from around the house you can prove air pressure exerts a force in all directions. According to "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey with Hooked on Science, you can use this scientific knowledge to play a fun science trick on the family. STEP 1: Fill the transparent cup with water...
who's neXt 8/19/10 (08/19/10)
Scholarships Honors, achievements -- From staff reports...
neXt up 8/19/10 (08/19/10)
What's happening this weekend
Hero's journey (08/19/10)
Aug. 19, 2010 Dear Julie, To learn that you didn't see "The Wizard of Oz" until your 40s wasn't that surprising. I knew your parents the music educators probably weren't sold on the educational value of television. And they were right. ...
Summoning the courage to face the unknown (08/19/10)
I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. I realized this as I was thinking about leaving home, starting college and my inability to drive to Truman State University by myself. At first, I was excited. I probably congratulated myself a bit too pompously for my impressive, courageous spirit of adventure, unafraid to tackle the world -- or at least the far reaches of Kirksville, Mo. ...
Barbara Knote Head (08/19/10)
Barbara Knote Head, 58, of Denver died Friday, July 30, 2010, in Denver. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau. Private inurnment will be in Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum. ...
Debbie Shank (08/19/10)
Deborah J. "Debbie" Shank, 55, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 6, 1955, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., to Paul B. and Sophia Heider Vaughn. She and James "Jim" Shank were married Oct. 4, 1975, in Belleville, Ill...
Ken Gurley (08/19/10)
Kenneth Darrell "Ken" Gurley, 58, of Scott City died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at his home. He was born March 31, 1952, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, son of Donald E. and Eula Kirby Gurley. He and Joanne Kubis were married May 2, 1998, in Pelham, N.Y. Gurley was a driver with Buchheit Trucking. He was a member of the Teamsters...
Births 8/19/10 (08/19/10)
Son to Daniel Lee Nenninger and Rochelle Louise Fuller of Marble Hill, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 11:38 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. Name, Connor Lee. Weight, 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Ms. Fuller is the daughter of Tina Fuller of Marquand, Mo., and Richard Fuller of St. Louis. Nenninger is the son of Debbie Nenninger and Norbert Nenninger of Marble Hill...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/19/10 (08/19/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police/fire report 8/19/10 (08/19/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses...
Out of the past 8/19/10 (08/19/10)
Cape Girardeau County's oldest high school -- Oak Ridge High -- now has some of the newest facilities; a crowd of several hundred people, including former teachers and students, participated in yesterday's dedication of a new brick addition and separate administration building; the school will begin its 112th year this fall...
Cape Air (08/19/10)
It's good to see that more and more airline passengers are choosing to fly in and out of the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport since Cape Air took over the commuter service to St. Louis last November. Cape Air promised to provide better service and more flights to attract customers, and the Hyannis, Mass.-based commuter airline has kept its word...
Speak Out 8/19/10 (08/19/10)
AMERENUE surprises me. It replaced a power pole behind my house and left lines hanging to the ground. It has been three weeks and no word about it even after trying to call. IN response to claims that Republicans are obstructionists, I say good. I'd rather not have our representatives passing laws like their jobs depended on it. I'd rather have them do nothing and stay out of my life. I'd rather them have to work normal jobs and spend less time in Washington, D.C., scheming and plotting...
Prayer 8/19/10 (08/19/10)
Show us your mercy, O God, even when our faith is weak. Amen.
Emerson helps small businesses (08/19/10)
As a small-business owner and member of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), I am proud that our congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson has received the full-throated endorsement of NFIB, the nation's leading small-business association. I agree with Congresswoman Emerson that we must end the Obama-Pelosi policies of higher taxes, onerous regulations and bigger government that have kept our nation's unemployment rate at record levels. ...
Eliminate government waste (08/19/10)
I first learned about government budgeting while flying B-52s back in the 1980s. Military vets know the significance of Sept. 30, the last day of the federal fiscal year. As that date approached, our crew was completing a mission too long to conduct additional training like practicing approaches back at base. ...
8th District has a choice: Sowers (08/19/10)
Leadership in Congress on the Afghanistan war: We face immense challenges in Afghanistan. We've been there for nine years, making it our nation's longest war. It has cost taxpayers $325 billion and, more importantly, the lives of 1,215 brave troops...
Tommy Sowers, tell the truth (08/19/10)
Tommy, tell the truth: Tommy Sowers has repeatedly submitted misinformation about Jo Ann Emerson to this publication. Jo Ann has voted against pay raises for members of Congress for as long as she's been there. In fact, she's cosponsored legislation to automatically stop pay raises. ...
Girardot Chapter IAAP Hosts Missouri Division Annual Meeting (08/19/10)
On June 11-13, 2010 Girardot Chapter, the local chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) hosted the Missouri Division Annual Meeting at the Drury Lodge in Cape Girardeau. The chapter welcomed 144 registered attendees for the event, which began Friday with tours of historic Cape Girardeau, proceeding on to an Open House event on Friday evening. Coordinators for the event were Girardot Chapter members Sherri Jenkins CPS/CAP and Donna Wills CPS...
Quilts donated to Shelter of Hope (08/19/10)
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63 donated fourteen handmade quilts to the Shelter of Hope at their Aug. 11 meeting. Pictured from left are Barbara Yallaly, the Rev. Terry Wildman, Patsy Kimbrel, Fern Schlimme, Juanita Cook and Linda Kern.
Tree in a field (08/19/10)
On hwy 77 driving south from Benton Mo in the early morning hours
Bluebirds In Distress (08/19/10)
It has been a bad year for our bluebirds. If it's not the mocking birds, it is the sparrows or snakes getting their broods or eggs.
Mike Rhodes (08/19/10)
Mike caught this 80 pound, 53 inches long, 33 inches wide catfish today 8-19-10 on the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau. WOW!! Great catch Mike!!
Cub Scout Pack 203 (08/19/10)
Eagle Ridge Christian School Pack 203 is proud to display the CUB SCOUT motto! We're going to have a great year in Cub Scouts!
A little birdie told me (08/19/10)
Deer standing on hind legs eating out of bird feeder.
Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada (08/19/10)
This is such an incredibly beautiful and clear-blue lake, it almost appears to be fake. I couldn't get enough of it!
Wishing I Were Here (08/19/10)
Just one of many, many streams found in Glacier National Park, Montana.
Hummingbird nest (08/19/10)
Hummingbird nest..2 inches in diameter... with a hummingbird baby beak protruding
Baby robins sleeping (08/19/10)
Baby robins sleeping in their nest.
Lake Wappapello (08/19/10)
Sunset photo near dam at Lake Wappapello
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