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Four dead after Bonne Terre, Mo., shooting; two children unhurt (11/30/10)
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) -- A gunman open fired at an eastern Missouri apartment complex Tuesday, killing three people but leaving two children unharmed before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.
Sikeston woman injured in one-car accident (11/30/10)
A Sikeston, Mo., woman received moderate injuries following a Monday night accident. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Alexa C. Barnes, 21, lost control of her 2007 Toyota and struck an embankment on U.S. 61, five miles north of Sikeston...
Cape Girardeau's downtown merchants open doors for special Friday night event (11/30/10)
Horse drawn carriage rides, carolers singing in the streets and a chance to win a $1,500 shopping spree are all part of Friday's annual Old Town Cape Downtown Christmas Open House. Instead of having a single card that shoppers get stamped at each store, this year organizers have made a few changes...
Principal of Cape Christian leaving after 16 years (11/30/10)
Beverly Smart has watched a generation of students grow up as she shepherded her small private school through expansion and budgetary challenges.
Jackson man acquitted of DWI; defense was that he drank after accident to keep warm (11/30/10)
A Jackson man's testimony that he drank alcohol in order to keep warm after -- and not before -- driving his vehicle into a culvert won over a panel of jurors Wednesday. The 12-member jury spent nearly an hour deliberating the case against Thomas Drummond, who was found not guilty of driving while intoxicated Feb. 6...
Man arrested twice in same day for marijuana (11/30/10)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- Police say they arrested the same man for similar drug offenses in the same day, according to a Caruthersville Police Department news release. At 12:05 a.m. Sunday, police at the Caruthersville Community Center conducted a pat-down for weapons on a 21-year-old Caruthersville man and located several baggies of marijuana and several hundred dollars. ...
Southeast Missouri sees increase in deer harvest (11/30/10)
While statewide the total number of deer taken during the 2010 season was down, Southeast Missouri hunters harvested more deer this year than in 2009. The deer harvest numbers in Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Perry, Scott, Stoddard and Ripley counties were above last year, while there was a slight decrease in total deer taken in Wayne County...
Cape Girardeau man sentenced to prison for armed robbery (11/30/10)
The Cape Girardeau man charged in a 5-year-old robbery case Cape Girardeau County prosecutors credit DNA evidence in solving was sentenced Monday by Circuit Court Judge William Syler for stealing more than $1,000 from Quik Cash, where he threatened an employee at knifepoint...
Lt. Gov. Kinder to appear on Fox News tonight (11/30/10)
Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is set to appear on Fox News at 9 p.m. Kinder will appear on Greta Van Susteren's talk show "On the Record." Kinder's director of communications, Gary McElyea, said the lieutenant governor will be discussing his lawsuit challenging the federal health care law and developments in some of the other lawsuits across the country. Kinder, a Cape Girardeau native, last appeared on Susteren's show in August, when he spoke about Missouri's passage of Proposition C...
Gov. Jay Nixon to discuss pseudoephedrine controls in Cape Girardeau (11/30/10)
Gov. Jay Nixon will stop in Cape Girardeau today as part of a statewide swing to discuss requiring prescriptions to purchase pseudoephedrine. Pseudoephedrine is found in such popular cold medicines as Sudafed and is used to manufacture methamphetamine...
Shoe assault sends Caruthersville woman to hospital (11/30/10)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- Police said a woman was seriously injured when assaulted with a high-heel shoe. Caruthersville police reported that at 2:05 a.m. Sunday they were called to a fight at the Midtown Apartments. At the scene, Kaiya Benson, 20, told officers she had been struck in the face several times with a high-heel shoe...
S. Korean students at SEMO not worried about current tensions on Korean peninsula (11/30/10)
While there is always the fear of escalation in the uneasy peace between North and South Korea, Jae Hyun Lee has seen this movie before. Lee, a 28-year-old graduate student at Southeast Missouri State University, grew up in Taegu, a southern South Korean city of 2.5 million people...
Sikeston police seek gas station robber (11/30/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Safety are asking for help in locating the suspect in a Friday night robbery. Around 9 p.m., an employee of Fas Gas Express Convenience Store, located at 109 East St., reported a robbery. Once officers were on the scene, the employee said the assailant entered the store with a hand in his pocket and demanded money, said Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer with the Department...
Two from Advance, one from Oran arrested on meth charges (11/30/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Two Advance, Mo., residents and an Oran, Mo., woman were recently arrested on methamphetamine-related charges near Advance. Elizabeth K. Spitzmiller, 63 of Advance, is charged with the Class C felony of possession of methamphetamine and the Class A misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $12,500 cash-only...
Jackson to have more patrols to deter drunken driving in December (11/30/10)
The Jackson Police Department is planning to have extra officers on patrol beginning Dec. 6 in an attempt to keep impaired motorists off the streets. The extra enforcement is made possible through a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation for the "You Drink and Drive. You Lose." campaign, according to a news release from the police department...
Drainage repairs on Interstate 55 continue (11/30/10)
Northbound Interstate 55 in Scott County, between Route PP and U.S. 61 at Scott City, will continue to be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage repairs. Weather permitting, the work will take place Wednesday and Thursday, from 7 a.m. ...
Power outage affects Missouri Capitol (11/30/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A power outage at the Missouri Capitol left government workers in the dark for a couple of hours. The electricity went out shortly after 11 a.m. Monday at the Capitol and was restored about 1:30 p.m. Ameren Missouri spokesman Mike Cleary said the outage was caused by the failure of a switch in an electrical circuit that feeds the Capitol. He said a nearby state office building and a Catholic church and school also were affected...
Nuisance pine finds home on state Governor's Mansion lawn (11/30/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Each year, state conservation officials scour the countryside looking for the perfect tree to anchor the governor's holiday decoration. This year, a tree that once threatened a power line will fire up the governor's electric meter. On Monday morning, a crane positioned the 26-foot-tall, 24-foot-wide, 2,400-pound Norwegian pine on the Governor's Mansion lawn...
Volunteer monitoring rivers' health (11/30/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Mike Bush steered his boat through the mocha-colored creek off the Mississippi River, shaking his head at the scene. Rusted pipes protruded from the creek bank, and a rope swing hung over the water. The pipes, Bush suspected, connected to the cinder-block fishing shacks on shore. But he didn't know for sure. As for what they spewed into the water, he could only guess...
Stock indexes end lower, weighed down by concerns about European debt crisis (11/30/10)
NEW YORK -- Stocks ended lower Monday on lingering fears that Europe's debt crisis will continue to spread even after Ireland gets bailed out. The Dow Jones industrial average dipped below 11,000 earlier but recovered much of its losses late in the day...
Delta Queen could return to Mississippi River (11/30/10)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A longtime Minnesota congressman's loss in the general election could lead to the return of the Delta Queen steamboat's travels along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. The Delta Queen was a river fixture for more than 80 years until it was taken off the river in 2008 after Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar cited safety concerns in not continuing to exempt the vessel from a 1966 law that prohibits wooden boats from carrying more than 50 overnight passengers...
Sales on Cyber Monday could top $1 billion, retail trackers say (11/30/10)
NEW YORK -- Cyber Monday started as a gimmick to get people to shop at their desks on the first workday after Thanksgiving. But if you promote something enough, it can take on a life of its own. This year, stores swamped customers with online ads and e-mail deals, and sales could top $1 billion, making it bigger than any single shopping day last year...
Former Mo. GOP chair Wagner seeks RNC seat (11/30/10)
WASHINGTON -- The former head of the Missouri GOP is running for chairwoman of the Republican National Committee. In an online video addressed to RNC members, Ann Wagner joined the race on Monday to head the central committee. In recent weeks she has called many of the 168 RNC members to weigh a bid to succeed current chairman Michael Steele, who has yet to say if he will seek another term...
Obama, GOP to discuss tax cuts, treaty (11/30/10)
WASHINGTON -- In the first test of Washington's new political alignment, President Barack Obama will meet with Republican leaders today with the nation's tax rates and a nuclear arms treaty in doubt. Neither side expects final deals from an hour-long encounter, but the sparring could have major consequences, both short- and long-term...
U.S. tries to contain damage from leak (11/30/10)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration moved forcefully Monday to contain damage from the release of more than a quarter-million classified diplomatic files, branding the action as an attack on the United States and raising the prospect of legal action against online whistle-blower WikiLeaks...
Wis. student releases hostages, shoots self (11/30/10)
MARINETTE, Wis. -- A police chief says a student who held nearly two dozen other students and a teacher hostage for more than five hours in a Wisconsin classroom shot himself after authorities entered the classroom. Police chief Jeff Skorik said the student was taken to an area hospital and his condition wasn't known Monday night...
Koreas' sea border a recipe for war (11/30/10)
YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea -- The view from this South Korean island takes in the undulating hills of North Korea just seven miles away and the seafood-rich waters all around -- a region of such economic and strategic importance to both countries that one expert calls it a recipe for war...
Israel: Arabs agree on Iran (11/30/10)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister said Monday that newly leaked U.S. diplomatic memos provide clear proof that the Arab world agrees with his country's assessment that Iran is the chief danger to the Middle East. According to the documents released Sunday by online whistle-blower WikiLeaks, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia repeatedly urged the United States to attack Iran to destroy its nuclear program...
Afghan police officer kills 6 U.S. soldiers (11/30/10)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan border policeman killed six American servicemen during a training mission Monday, underscoring one of the risks in a U.S.-led program to educate enough recruits to turn over the lead for security to Afghan forces by 2014...
Electrician reveals trove of work he says are Picasso's (11/30/10)
PARIS -- Pablo Picasso seldom stopped creating, leaving thousands of drawings, paintings and sculptures that lure crowds to museums and mansions worldwide. Now, a retired electrician says that 271 of the master's creations have been sitting for decades in his garage...
Iraqi court gives Saddam's foreign minister additional 10-year sentence (11/30/10)
BAGHDAD -- An Iraqi court Monday convicted Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's longtime foreign minister, of terrorizing Shiite Kurds during the Iran-Iraq war, sentencing him to 10 years in prison. The jail term piles a new penalty on the 74-year-old Aziz, the only Christian in Saddam's inner circle who already faces an execution sentence from another case...
Iran blames Israel after nuclear scientist killed in bomb attack (11/30/10)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's president accused Israel and the West of being behind a pair of daring bomb attacks that killed one nuclear scientist and wounded another in their cars on the streets of Tehran on Monday. He also admitted for the first time that a computer worm had affected centrifuges in Iran's uranium enrichment program...
Panthers win thriller at Woodland tournament (11/30/10)
Meadow Heights and Perryville won first-round tournament games
Wildcats top Rams after sluggish start (11/30/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Second-seeded Leopold struggled to score in the first quarter of its opening round game Monday at the Woodland tournament. The Wildcats scored just 10 points in the opening quarter before scoring at least 20 in each of the next three on their way to a 77-49 victory over Scott City...
High school roundup: Oran stops Kelly in tourney opener (11/30/10)
All the area high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Thomas among inductees for Southeast HOF (11/30/10)
The all-American wrestler as well as five other former athletes and a team will be inducted Friday
Spagnuolo completes wish list with victory (11/30/10)
The second-year Rams coach crossed off two items as his team improved to 5-6
Franco, Hathaway picked as co-hosts for Oscars (11/30/10)
LOS ANGELES -- James Franco and Anne Hathaway have just what Academy Awards producers want as hosts of Hollywood's biggest night. They'll put on a show, rather than just another awards ceremony, organizers say. Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer, producers of the Feb. 27 telecast, said Monday they had chosen Franco and Hathaway as hosts because the two are rising stars with broad talent that will help turn the night into a celebration of film...
Scientists trick cells into switching identities (11/30/10)
NEW YORK -- Scientists are reporting early success at transforming one kind of specialized cell into another, a feat of biological alchemy that doctors may someday perform inside a patient's body to restore health. So if a heart attack damages muscle tissue in the heart, for example, doctors may someday be able to get other cells in that organ to become muscle to help the heart pump...
Giving the gift of health: a guide to workout gadgets (11/30/10)
The workout warrior can be the hardest person to buy for. New shoes or clothes can get boring, but if you delve into the world of technology, the gift ideas get more interesting. The Southeast Missourian asked local fitness experts to recommend high-tech gadgets for the health nut on your Christmas list. Scott Givens of HealthPoint Fitness in Jackson, Sandy Duncan with Fitness Plus and Kim Jones, owner of Curves in Jackson, suggest their favorites...
Norman Carter Sr. (11/30/10)
BRIDGETON, Mo. -- Norman Eugene Carter Sr., 72, of Bridgeton passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at his home. He was born May 8, 1938, in Kennett, Mo., son of Edward and Myrtle Rea Carter. He and Imogene R. Thele were married May 30, 1970. She passed away Nov. 16, 2010...
Shirley Welter (11/30/10)
Shirley N. Welter, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Life Care Center. She was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Grand Tower, Ill., to Jesse L. and Selma Grace Conrad Anderson. She married Elmer J. Welter March 13, 1947. He preceded her in death March 23, 1994...
Mary Wendel (11/30/10)
Mary Lou Wendel, 77, of Whitewater passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Oak Ridge, daughter of Oscar and Ella Neumeyer Kasten. She and Roy W. Wendel were married Sept. 11, 1960...
Leon Biri (11/30/10)
Francis L. "Leon" Biri, 93, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Jan. 20, 1917, in Jackson, to the late Monroe and Mary Louise Duval Biri. Leon was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving honorably from January 1942 to September 1945. He was awarded five Bronze Stars for the battles and campaigns of Tunisia, Sicily, Rome, Arno, Algiers, French Morocco, Naples and Foggia...
Births 11/30/10 (11/30/10)
Son to Timothy L. Gosnell and Amy M. Smith of Sikeston, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 2:42 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. Name, Trey Hunter. Weight, 4 pounds, 12 ounces. Fourth child, second son. Ms. Smith is the former Amy Muench, daughter of Carl and Barbara Muench of Cape Girardeau, and the late Marie Muench. She is a code enforcement officer with city of Sikeston. Gosnell is the son of John and Rita Kynion of Advance, Mo. He is a deckhand with Luhr Bros...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/30/10 (11/30/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Thefts Miscellaneous Southeast Missouri State University The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety reported the following items. ...
Jackson police/fire report 11/30/10 (11/30/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Assault Miscellaneous FIRE Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/30/10 (11/30/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Out of the past 11/30/10 (11/30/10)
The Southeast Missouri Kennel Club holds its annual fall All-Breed Dog Show at the Arena Building; 843 dogs from 35 states and one foreign country are entered in the competition. The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Southeast Missouri has nearly completed its move from its old headquarters adjacent to the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson to its new location on Route PP just south of town...
Brenda Etzold (11/30/10)
A good education is multifaceted, requiring proactive parents and dedicated educators. Southeast Missouri has many outstanding educators, and recently one was recognized statewide for her efforts. Brenda Etzold, the eighth- and ninth-grade counselor at Jackson Junior High School, was the recipient of the 2010 Missouri Middle/Junior High School Counselor of the Year Award. ...
Speak Out 11/30/10 (11/30/10)
THE land that was mentioned in a recent Speak Out comment is the flood land beside the Diversion Channel. To my knowledge it was never open for public hunting, only by written permission. The trespassing laws were not enforced until those who were hunting on the premises began to destroy the levee ground with their ATVs. This is why the area was shut down...
Prayer 11/30/10 (11/30/10)
O God, as we enter this Christmas season, we remember the reason for the season. Amen.
"TARIA" Performing at Roxy's Big Country Saloon! (11/30/10)
One of Nashville, Tennesee's rising Country Music Stars "TARIA" will be performing at Roxy's Big Country Saloon in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on Dec. 11, 2010 at 9pm. Check her out at www.Taria.com TARIA, is no newcomer to the country music scene. TARIA began her music career at an early age. At 15, TARIA made her debut on the Grand Ole'Opry. Later that same year, while singing at the legendary Nashville Palace,...
'Christmas Carol' Countdown Begins (11/30/10)
When Billy is asked to describe the character he portrays in the upcoming performance of "A Christmas Carol," he not only describes the Ghost of Christmas Past, he explains everything that happens around him from the time he gets on stage to the time he leaves...
Tickets Still Available For Pops Concert (11/30/10)
Tickets are still available for the 2010 Christmas Show by the Heartland Pops Chorus and Musicians on Friday, Dec. 17 at 7:00P.M. at the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. Adult tickets are $12.50 in advance and $14.00 the day of the show. ...
Waiting For Change (11/30/10)
My trip to Cuba,via Costa Rica found sights like this on the streets. The people of Cuba love Americans, and hope for some change soon. The month I was there, everyone was kind and eager to learn about the Amaricanas. I hope to go back with an armload of goods. So little they have...
2nd grade Jackson All-Stars (11/30/10)
The 2nd grade Jackson All-Star team won 3rd place in the Perryville Soccer Tournament. Throught the three weeks of tournaments, the team went 7-2-3. Back: Coach Sparks, Michael Gibbs, Noah Sparks, Luke Mirly, Austin Gast, Jake Sauerbrunn, Coach Gast...
Sweet Dreams Of Christmas (11/30/10)
"Twas the night before Christmas" is a timeless Classic poem that was written back in 1823 but it is still read to children today. But had it been written today it would have started a little like this... Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house...
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