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Yellow lights to get longer on some Missouri roads (06/24/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Drivers who hurry through yellow lights will soon have a little more time to do so at roughly 2,000 traffic signals on Missouri-controlled roads and highways. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the Missouri Department of Transportation will slightly lengthen the yellow light timing at many signals, hoping that adding a few fractions of a second may reduce accidents. The timing increase should take place by the end of the year...
Dutchtown residents discuss flood buyout (06/24/11)
Gene Dumi has seen floodwaters pour into her home more than three times. She has a problem with mold in her house from previous floods, and after the most recent flooding of Dutchtown she has moved in with her son.
Proposed law would bar sex offenders from veterans cemeteries (06/24/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri lawmaker has introduced new legislation in Congress that would prevent sex offenders from being buried in national cemeteries. The "Hallowed Grounds Act," introduced by Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler, would prohibit an individual who is classified as a Tier III sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration Act from being buried at a veterans or national cemetery. ...
Hope growing in flood-scarred Morehouse, volunteer says (06/24/11)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Tim Russell and his army of hope waded into Morehouse in early May, just after the floods of 2011 swallowed up much of the small New Madrid County community. Russell, CEO and president of Bernie, Mo.-based Hope International, keeps a stark photograph in his mind. It's a picture of a family pulling up to their water-ravaged home in a johnboat, piling in whatever remained of their soaked possessions. Their heads were down; they had lost everything...
Some Morehouse residents run into trouble with FEMA over eligibility (06/24/11)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Beulah and Junior Ray Parker lost their home and most everything they owned when the floods of 2011 washed out much of Morehouse. Nearly two months later, the elderly couple is staying in the one-room living quarters of a former firehouse in Sikeston, Mo., just thankful they're no longer cramped in a 17-foot camper beneath an ancient oak tree in their backyard...
Cape Girardeau School Board OKs contract with Coca-Cola to help fund scoreboard (06/24/11)
No Pepsi. Coke. Cape Girardeau Central High School's events stadium, slated for completion before the new school year begins, will be supplied exclusively by Coca-Cola. The five-year cold drink contract will help pay for the stadium's high-tech scoreboard, but it also created some heat at Thursday's special school board meeting...
Cape landlords opposed to rental inspection program (06/24/11)
Cape Girardeau landlords quickly voiced their opposition to a proposed rental inspection plan Thursday, as attendees interrupted city planners presenting an outline of the program. About 100 landlords met with city officials to discuss the proposal at the Osage Centre. The meeting room was filled to capacity well before 7 p.m...
Three Rivers College trustees pass budget with cuts, without raises (06/24/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A nearly $19.6 million projected budget passed Wednesday by the Three Rivers College Board of Trustees contains cuts for many departments, and no scheduled raises for employees. The overall budget is almost 4 percent larger than the current fiscal year. Yet, reductions occurred from the president's office down as the institution faced more than $1 million in increased operation costs, reduced state allocations and other challenges, trustees were told...
Corps of Engineers works to shore up floodway levee before river rises (06/24/11)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Now at the one-week mark since rebuilding began on the Birds Point-New Madrid levee, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working quickly to construct a berm to a section of the levee to ensure the floodway doesn't take on water during a rise of the Mississippi River forecast for this weekend...
Poplar Bluff teen accused of burning another goes on trial (06/24/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Jury selection began Thursday morning in the trial of a Poplar Bluff teenager accused of squirting gasoline on another teen and then lighting him on fire. A pool of about 80 Butler County residents were supposed to report to the courthouse to begin the selection process in the trial of Billy Joe Rasberry. The trial, which is being held before Associate Circuit Judge Thomas Swindle, was slated for Thursday and Friday...
Sikeston concrete company to move to Miner (06/24/11)
MINER, Mo. -- Delta Companies will move a concrete plant into Miner. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Miner Board of Aldermen unanimously approved Delta's plan to establish the plant in the city. The plant will be built on 10 acres of fenced-in property located off Woods Lane owned by Apex Paving Company, a company owned by Delta Companies Inc., that currently has an asphalt operation there...
No charges yet in accident that injured five children (06/24/11)
A 29-year-old Nebraska woman who Cape Girardeau police allege caused an accident that injured five children Tuesday has yet to be charged. The accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau when the woman overcorrected after getting too close to a semitrailer and rolled her Honda Pilot several times. ...
Bernie teen dies in one-vehicle accident (06/24/11)
BERNIE, Mo. -- A Bernie teenager died in a one-car accident on Wednesday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Dalton Wasson, 16, was traveling east on Route Z, three miles east of Bernie at just after 7 a.m., when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned...
Beach at Lake Wappapello to remain closed (06/24/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Swimming beaches at the Lake of the Ozarks and Lake Wappapello will remain closed. The state Department of Natural Resources says Grand Glaize Beach at Lake of the Ozarks would be closed because water samples found high levels of E. coli bacteria. A second beach at the Lake of the Ozarks in Kaiser is open...
Cape County Commission appoints disabilities board members; buyout meeting in Dutchtown tonight (06/24/11)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission reappointed two members to the Cape County Board for Developmental Disabilities at its Thursday meeting. Jim Andrews and Dixie McCollum were given three-year terms. Andrews has been on the board since 2002 and is the second-longest serving member after Arlysse Popp. ...
Cape Girardeau sewer, water rate increase coming July 1 (06/24/11)
Cape Girardeau residents should expect an increase in their utility rates starting July 1. Sewer rates are set to increase an average of $20 per month. The increase to fund a new wastewater treatment facility set for completion in 2014 was approved by voters April 5. ...
Repairs to Route AB overpass start today (06/24/11)
Travelers in Scott and Cape Girardeau counties should anticipate delays on Interstate 55 today through Sunday as routine repairs are made to the Route AB overpass. Southbound I-55 traffic will be shifted to the northbound lanes with a 12-foot width restriction from north of the Diversion Channel to south of Route AB. ...
Police release Poplar Bluff man accused of shooting, killing friend (06/24/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Authorities say the preliminary results of a Wednesday afternoon autopsy support the claims of a Poplar Bluff, Mo., man accused of killing his longtime friend during a physical altercation apparently fueled by alcohol. "It was just as I had ruled (Wednesday) morning; there was no change," said Butler County Coroner Jim Akers, who ruled Christopher Richards' cause of death was a gunshot wound and the manner of death was homicide...
Boston mob boss Bulger arrested, was hiding in plain sight in California apartment (06/24/11)
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- As the FBI chased leads on two continents, Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger spent nearly all of his 16 years on the lam in this quiet seaside city, passing himself off as just another elderly retiree, albeit one who kept a .357 Magnum and more than 100 rounds of ammunition in his modest apartment...
United States, others plan biggest release of reserve petroleum (06/24/11)
NEW YORK -- The United States and other nations that depend on oil imports said Thursday they will release and sell 60 million barrels of crude from emergency stocks in an effort to ease the strain high oil prices are putting on the global economy...
Republicans bail on budget talks, blame Dems (06/24/11)
WASHINGTON -- Republicans pulled out of debt-reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, blaming Democrats for demanding tax increases as part of a deal rather than accepting more than $1 trillion in cuts to Medicare and other government programs...
Report urges fighting fat even in toddlers, preschoolers (06/24/11)
WASHINGTON -- A food pyramid just for the under-2 set? Contrary to popular belief, children don't usually outgrow their baby fat -- and a new report urges steps to help prevent babies, toddlers and preschoolers from getting too pudgy too soon...
Illegal immigrant youths announce status publicly in reform push (06/24/11)
ATLANTA -- Eighteen-year-old Dulce Guerrero kept quiet about being an illegal immigrant until earlier this year, when she became upset after a traffic stop that landed her mother in jail for two nights. The arrest came as Georgia lawmakers were crafting what would become one of the nation's toughest immigration crackdowns, and Guerrero feared her mother would be deported...
Syrian troops push to border with Turkey; villagers flee (06/24/11)
GUVECCI, Turkey -- Syrian troops pushed to the Turkish border Thursday in their sweep against a 3-month-old pro-democracy movement, sending panicked refugees, including children, rushing across the frontier to safe havens in Turkey. The European Union, meanwhile, announced it was slapping new sanctions on the Syrian regime because of the "gravity of the situation," in which the Syrian opposition says 1,400 people have been killed in a relentless government crackdown. ...
Greece presses banks to help in debt crisis (06/24/11)
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's new finance minister said the government has been encouraging Greek banks to participate in a solution to the country's crippling debt crisis, just days ahead of a crucial Parliamentary vote that could stave off a devastating default...
Harry Potter series to be sold as e-books (06/24/11)
LONDON -- Harry Potter's wild wizard adventures are going digital. Author J.K. Rowling announced Thursday that her seven Potter novels will be sold as e-books starting in October -- ending the boy wizard's status as one of the highest-profile holdouts against digital publishing...
Palestinians ease position on Israel building freeze (06/24/11)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinians are ready to ease their demand for a freeze on Israeli settlement construction to get peace talks back on track, a top official said Thursday. The softened position reflects the Palestinians' growing realization that their alternative strategies to talks -- reconciling with the Hamas militant group and seeking unilateral recognition at the United Nations -- are both in trouble...
Scott City starts summer baseball team to fine-tune skills (06/24/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Thursday night's matchup between the Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth baseball team and Scott City High School's summer team had the feel of a pickup game. Pretty much every player present -- 11 for Chaffee and 10 for Scott City -- got a spot in the lineup, five combined pitchers were used over the course of five innings and defensive players swapped positions almost every inning without any notifications...
Summer baseball roundup 6/24/11 (06/24/11)
The Cape Girardeau Ford and Sons Post 63 Senior American Legion baseball team dropped both of its games at the Paducah, Ky., tournament Thursday. Post 63 lost to Terre Haute, Ind., in the opener, an 8-2 decision. Josh Meyer went the distance in a losing effort. He struck out four...
Carpenter to the rescue for the Cardinals (06/24/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Carpenter finally got another win. He had more than enough help. The Cardinals starter who hadn't won since May 10 threw seven strong innings, and Jon Jay and Lance Berkman homered to lead St. Louis to a 12-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday...
Golf, and more golf (06/24/11)
This is the last and final warning you're going to get from me. Where will you be Sunday afternoon? Starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Common Pleas Courthouse Park in downtown Cape Girardeau (come earlier if you haven't preregistered), a contingent of downtown golfers will be playing and eating at the First-Ever Sixth Annual Louis J. Lorimier Memorial Downtown Golf Tournament and All-You-Can-Eat Catfish Buffet. The catfish will be served in the Yacht Club upstairs at Port Cape Restaurant...
Believe it or not, Greatest American Hero star to appear at Cape Comic Con (06/24/11)
The dashing red suit and flowing cape. Super powers -- flight, strength, X-ray vision. And even a pretty brunette for our hero to swoop in and rescue from the latest nefarious plot. Despite the similarities, the title character of the 1980s television show "The Greatest American Hero" was no Superman...
In its sixth year, Cape Comic Con continues to grow as it celebrates comics and games (06/24/11)
Brian Rhodes spends his days with businessmen and logos. He spends his nights with ninjas and speech bubbles. Rhodes is an exhibitor at the sixth annual Cape Comic Con, which runs today through Sunday at the Osage Centre and features vendors, tournaments, special guests and a costume contest...
Reality star search (06/24/11)
The local collection of reality TV stars might be growing. A friend of mine -- who may or may not have an electronics addiction -- told me early this week that a girl from Paducah, Ky., made it onto "The Glee Project," a reality show on Oxygen...
MTV reinvents itself - again (06/24/11)
NEW YORK -- Over the years, one of the last things you'd see on the youth-obsessed MTV was a parent. Now moms and dads aren't unusual sights, even on the twin totems to wild behavior and its consequences -- "Jersey Shore" and "Teen Mom" -- that are key to the network's latest resurgence. Many young viewers targeted by MTV have no problem with parents being an active part of their lives, even during rebellious years, and expect their presence on television...
ARTifacts 6/24/11 (06/24/11)
ST. LOUIS -- "American Idol" will begin its 11th nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent in the country Tuesday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Men and women 15 to 28 years old as of Sunday who are eligible to work in the U.S. may compete. ...
Andrew Biler (06/24/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Andrew Michael Biler, 21, of Chaffee died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in an early morning house fire in Chaffee. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Jaden and Bryton Nicholson (06/24/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jaden Nicholson, 3, and Bryton Nicholson, 2, of Chaffee died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in an early morning house fire in Chaffee. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Virginia McIntyre (06/24/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Virginia M. McIntyre, 82, of Anna died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Union County Nursing Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Anna, with the Rev. R.W. McAlister officiating. Burial will be in Christian Chapel Cemetery...
Renee Kennon (06/24/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Renee Ann Kennon, 50, of Perryville died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. Her body was donated to science. Memorials are preferred to Multiple Sclerosis Society. Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville provided the arrangements...
Dorothy Dyer (06/24/11)
THEBES, Ill. -- Dorothy Maxine Dyer, 88, of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of Thebes, died Thursday, May 26, 2011. The funeral was held May 31 at First Assembly of God Church in Sioux Falls. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Local announcement by Crain Funeral Home...
Sheila Ferullo (06/24/11)
Sheila A. Ferullo, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 20, 2011, at her home. She was born Nov. 27, 1946, in Sacramento, Calif., to Utah L. and Ruby Mae Forkohl Revell. Sheila was a member of Zion United Methodist Church at Gordonville. Sheila moved to Cape Girardeau in 1991. ...
Edith Unger (06/24/11)
Edith Maxine Unger, 82, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 13, 1929, in Jackson, to Arlus J. and Mabel L. Talley Seabaugh. She and Cecil J. Unger were married Aug. 17, 1947. He passed away Aug. 8, 1993. Edith was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Jackson. ...
Harold Crader (06/24/11)
Harold Dean Crader, 63, of Hawk Point, Mo., formerly of Burfordville, passed away peacefully at his home Monday, June 20, 2011. He suffered a long battle with cancer. He was born March 14, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, to Linus and Marie Brotherton Crader. Harold was raised in Burfordville, right alongside the old mill and bridge. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1966. He and Linda Kay Bowers were married June 3, 1966, and moved north for employment...
Jerry Townsend (06/24/11)
Jerome E. "Jerry" Townsend, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 18, 2011, at home with his family. He was born in Marion, Ind., to Charles E. and Charlie L. Brown Townsend. He married Jimmie Bibbs on Dec. 5, 1975. Jerry was a graduate of Marion High School, and a member of the 1967-to-1969 Marion Giants basketball team. ...
Births 6/24/11 (06/24/11)
Daughter to Lewis Arthur and Amanda Beth Hupp of Kewanee, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 2:23 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011. Name, Isabella Grace. Weight, 5 pounds, 10 ounces. Fourth child, third daughter. Mrs. Hupp is the former Amanda Malone, daughter of Bill Malone of Kewanee and Penny Freeman of Houston, Ark. Hupp is the son of Don Hupp and Julie Hupp of Benton, Mo. He is employed at Heartland Home Health Care...
Kelso C-7 School (06/24/11)
Kelso C-7 School A Honor Roll 2nd grade: Chris Arnold, Carter Heuring, Alaney Moore, Allison Owens, Christian Owens, Madison Owens, Ariel Pequeno, Harley Ressel, Kimberly Seabaugh, Daniel Smith, Cameron Westrich, Lauren Westrich, Wes Wilburn, Brittany Young...
St. Joseph School (06/24/11)
St. Joseph School A Honor Roll 5th grade: Anthony Madalon, Elijah Venable. 7th grade: Olivia Jordan, Marisa Hall, Valerie Bahr. 8th grade: Morgan Campbell. B Honor Roll 6th grade: Ryne Enderle, Daylon Freed. 7th grade: Madison Swift. 8th grade: Brennen Job...
Kelly Elementary School (06/24/11)
Kelly Elementary School 3rd grade: Matthew Agin, Hayden Bollinger, Bri'anna Buchanon, Victoria Collom, Haley Dodd, Allison Ferrell, Ashley Garrett, Colton Glastetter, Molly Hanners, Riley Holdiness, Kelly Ivy, Trent Kelsey, Carolina Lara, Mason Laymon, Mason Martini, Alex Miller, Addie Nichols, Jacob Ott, Sabrina Williams, Rylee Crumley, Mariah Draves, Zach Hatley, Timothy Hooper, Adison Musgrave, Madison Myers, Morgan Pulliam, Payton Ramsey, Macey Senciboy, Bailey Campbell, Dylan Childers, Samantha Coffee, Abby Gates, Dallas Gunter, Erika Holloway, Noah Hupp, Elizabeth Martin, Jimmy May, Bennett Sutton, Taylor Vinyard.. ...
Scott City Elementary (06/24/11)
Scott City Elementary School High Honor Roll 3rd grade: Daniel Biggs, Gavin Crider, Carlie Estes, Zoe Lee, Alexys Littleton, Landon O'Brien, Anthony Seabaugh, Spencer Stratman, Porcelain Wells. 4th grade: Chloe Clayton, Samuel Jordan. Honor Roll 3rd grade: Andrew Auer, Chasity Babers, Jasmine Barajas, Jacey Brant, Noah Braun, Joseph Brown, Emma Bryant, Ramsey Evans, Joshua Frey, Koby Hink, Britney Howell, Ellie Huckstep, Madison Klingeman, Mason Koeberl, Aaron Littleton, Anthony Long, Mina McKee, Cody Nichols, Jazmine Nickens, Samuel Niswonger, Kassie Northington, Brenda Rosas, Marcus Schroeder, Hailey Schrum, Kole Simms-Kern, Hayley Spies, Jordanne Talley, Aidan Thompson, Shelby Walton, Ashley Wilthong.. ...
Guardian Angel School (06/24/11)
Guardian Angel School Super Students 1st grade: Jordan Diebold, Brittany Dirnberger, Hayden Kimball, Lauren Kimball, Camryn Lynch, Aubrie Rash, Logan Rose, Lydia Tankersley, Emily Williamsen. 2nd grade: Kennedi McVay, Evan Montgomery, Cooper Priggel, Chloe Prindle, Langdon Scheeter, Myles Trankler, Katie Webb...
Chaffee Junior & Senior High (06/24/11)
Chaffee Junior & Senior High 7th grade: Tanner Chaney, Skylar Chiles, Brett Estes, Brandon Ivester, Ryan Jobe, Zachary Moore, Noah Orr, Morgan Rutherford, Julia Sutterfield, Jordan Wilburn. 8th grade: Kodi Ballard, Victoria Blue, Ryan Burton, Megan Chisum, Jessie Evans, Trenton Foeste, Sarah Holman, Shelby Lands, Lyndsey Livingston, Ryan Lohmann, Wesley Lowery, Kaitlin McFerron, Dylan Montgomery, John Montgomery, Trevor Morehead, Nicholas Palmer, Molly Parker, Jacob Perkins, Thomas Robbins, Lyndsey Statler, Brody Swinford, Susan Weber, Chelsie Whitlow.. ...
St. Denis School (06/24/11)
St. Denis School 3rd grade: Krista Dirnberger, Britt Gage, Addie Gage, Mallory Glastetter, Haleigh Halter, Devin Heuring, Macy Landeros, 4th grade: Landon Cureton, Sydney Dittlinger, Peyton Eftink, Andrew Halter, Ragan Schlosser, Allison Seiler, Grace Urhahn...
Blandchard Elementary School (06/24/11)
Blanchard Elementary School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Christian Bollinger, Beta Epps, Roman Ketcherside, Clayton Seabaugh, Jaelyn Simmons. B Honor Roll 4th grade: David Brown, Landon Conaster, Matthew Diamond, Victoria Dodd, Alivia Dyke, Cheyenne Jaco, Olivia Lambert, Triston Lineberry, Jordan Long, Jailon Lyons, Claryssa Martin, Aurora May, Makeka Miles, J'Myn Nabors, Shukria Patterson, Trinity Pavon-Roman, Olivia Riebeling, Kamdyn Rhodes, T.J. ...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/24/11 (06/24/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest...
Jackson fire report 6/24/2011 (06/24/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/24/11 (06/24/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 6/24/11 (06/24/11)
Charleston, Mo., developer George Staples suggests he may seek a change of venue in the 7-year-old Westborough Mall case now that a federal appeals court has reversed a 1983 jury verdict against him and sent the case back to U.S. District Court here for a new trial...
Cape Comic Con (06/24/11)
This weekend Cape Girardeau will welcome a host of comic enthusiasts to the Osage Centre for the sixth annual Cape Comic Con. Starting today and running through Sunday, the annual event will feature vendors, tournaments, guest appearances and a costume contest...
Speak Out 6/24/11 (06/24/11)
I think it bordered on being inappropriate for you to publish a Speak Out comment to the effect that, when it comes to the question of whether or not males should wear a shirt, a lot of men near Sprigg and William streets apparently like to think of themselves as budding Anthony Weiners...
Prayer 6/24/11 (06/24/11)
O Lord, thank you for the blessings you generously bestow on us. Amen.
MALLORY TUCKER ELECTED LT. GOVERNOR 2011 MGS (06/24/11)
Mallory Tucker of Perryville, Missouri, was today elected Lt. Governor at the 2011 Missouri Girls' State. Mallory will be a senior at St. Vincent High School in Perryville next year. She is the daughter of Jerry and Stacy Tucker.
Cape Girardeau native earns his wings (06/24/11)
Cape Girardeau native, 2nd Lt. Neal Grossheider, earned his wings Friday as he graduated from Combat Systems Officer training class 11-04 at the 479th Flying Training Group at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. Class 11-04 is the second-ever class to graduate under the new CSO program at NAS Pensacola. The program is the U.S. Air Force's sole training pipeline for CSOs...
Ornery lil boy in the tub (06/24/11)
Lain Rees looking a little ornery in an old tin tub.
Fun in a tub (06/24/11)
Bailey Rees having a little fun in a ol' tin tub.
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