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Highway 77 in Scott County reduced for shoulder repairs (06/06/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 77 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane between Route W and Route A today and Thursday, as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make shoulder repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily...
Congressional candidate Parker visits Cape Girardeau (06/06/12)
Bob Parker knows he's not going to outraise her. So he plans to outwork her. The Texas County farmer was in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, again attacking U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's conservative credentials in his second attempt to unseat the 16-year incumbent Republican...
Pavers sold for walkway to help care for Capaha Park Rose Garden (06/06/12)
Visitors taking in the beautiful blooms at the Capaha Park Rose Garden will soon have a new path beneath their feet. Members of the Rose Garden's board of directors have been selling engraved granite pavers to line the new "Walkway of Honor" path for the past year in an effort to raise funds for the garden's continued care...
Coroner: Teens killed by train in Butler County were playing game (06/06/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - Two teenagers were killed and one was seriously injured when their vehicle was struck by a train in southern Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident happened early Tuesday at a railroad crossing in Butler County...
Inmate at Bollinger County Jail kills self with razor, sheriff says (06/06/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A 55-year-old Marble Hill man being held in the Bollinger County Jail on seven charges, including assault on a law enforcement officer, reportedly killed himself in his cell early Tuesday morning.
Bollinger County man accused of kidnapping, assault (06/06/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A Bollinger County man is in police custody, accused of kidnapping and second-degree domestic assault. According to the Bollinger County Sheriff Department's probable-cause statement, Robert J. Reynolds, 29, became angry with his girlfriend Friday at their residence in Bollinger County. ...
Downburst, tornado combine for deadly storm conditions in Scott County (06/06/12)
DIEHLSTADT, Mo. -- An EF-2 tornado with winds up to 115 miles per hour ripped through southeastern Scott County Monday night, tearing apart a mobile home along Highway 77, killing an elderly man and his two grown sons.
Patrol: 300 pounds of marijuana found in traffic stop (06/06/12)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- An Austin, Texas, man is in custody after 300 pounds of marijuana was allegedly discovered in his vehicle. Michael S. McHale, 42, was arrested Saturday on a charge of second-degree drug trafficking. According to the probable-cause statement provided by New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney Lewis Recker, McHale's vehicle was stopped by a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer Saturday on Interstate 55 after it was seen following another vehicle too closely and having a window tint violation.. ...
Court hearing rescheduled for former Cape teacher (06/06/12)
A court appearance has been rescheduled for a former Cape Girardeau teacher accused of a January assault on a student in a downtown parking lot. Roman D. Smith, 32, will appear before Judge Michael Bullerdieck for a pretrial conference at 1:30 p.m. June 20 at the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson. The appearance was originally scheduled for today...
Vote to redirect sales tax in Marble Hill fails (06/06/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Turnout was low for the vote to redirect Marble Hill's half-cent sales tax toward the general fund instead of toward capital improvements, and the vote to defeat it was close: 40 no votes, 35 yes. Mayor Michael Sowers said the issue will be brought to the board of aldermen at next week's meeting. He said he will recommend that the voters be asked to consider the issue again in August...
E-cycling event set for June 23 in Jackson (06/06/12)
Jackson will host an e-cycle event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 at the recycling center. The event provides Cape Girardeau County residents and businesses with an opportunity to dispose of obsolete and unusable electronic items, small and large appliances and other metal objects...
Route WW in Stoddard County closed for pipe replacement (06/06/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route WW between County Road 476 and County Road 470 in Stoddard County will be closed Thursday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Missouri revenue ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent (06/06/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's tax revenue is running a little ahead of projections heading into the final month of the state budget year. Figures released Tuesday by the state Office of Administration show general revenue is up 3.4 percent compared to 2011. That's ahead of the projected 2.7 percent growth upon which the 2012 budget was based...
New boundaries at Lake of the Ozarks OK'd (06/06/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Federal regulators approved changes Tuesday to Ameren Missouri's boundaries at the Lake of the Ozarks, protecting 1,500 homes and businesses from possible removal. There has been controversy in the past year focused on the land near the lake that is formed by a hydroelectric project now operated by St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri. Land included in the project falls under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's authority. Other land does not...
Nine jurors picked for Sandusky child sex abuse case (06/06/12)
BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- Connections with Penn State weren't necessarily keeping prospective jurors from being chosen Tuesday to decide former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's fate on child sexual abuse charges. After nine of the 12 main jurors were seated, their ranks included a longtime football season ticket holder, a rising senior in the university, a man with bachelor's and master's degrees from the university and a soil sciences professor who retired after 37 years there...
Eyes turn skyward as Venus travels across the sun (06/06/12)
HONOLULU -- None of us will likely see Venus pass, like a moving beauty spot, across the face of the sun again. From the U.S. to South Korea, people around the world turned their attention to the daytime sky Tuesday, and early Wednesday in Asia, to make sure they caught the rare sight of the transit of Venus. The next one won't be for 105 years...
Wisconsin's GOP governor survives recall challenge (06/06/12)
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall challenge Tuesday, winning both the right to finish his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending, which included the explosive measure that eliminated union rights for most public workers...
Bill Clinton: Extend all tax cuts temporarily (06/06/12)
WASHINGTON -- Former president Bill Clinton said Tuesday that broad tax cuts that expire in January should be temporarily renewed, including for the wealthiest Americans, to give lawmakers time to reach a deal on a longer-term extension that should exclude the rich...
Senate Republicans block Democrats' equal pay bill (06/06/12)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a Democratic bill calling for equal pay in the workplace. But President Barack Obama and his congressional allies aren't finished appealing to women on the No. 1 concern for all voters: the cash in their wallets on the heels of recession...
Stocks see modest increase as investors await Europe news (06/06/12)
NEW YORK -- As world leaders searched for a way out of Europe's mounting debt crisis, U.S. investors moved to the sidelines. The major market indexes closed modestly higher after wavering between slight gains and losses throughout the morning. Trading volume was light and the stock moves were small. In Europe, markets were mixed...
Gay-marriage ban supporters look to U.S. Supreme Court (06/06/12)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to reconsider a landmark ruling by two of its member judges that struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage, a move that finally puts the voter-approved measure on a long-anticipated path to the U.S. Supreme Court...
Schools turn noses up at ‘pink slime' (06/06/12)
NEW YORK -- The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the vast majority of states participating in its National School Lunch Program have opted to order ground beef that doesn't contain the product known as lean finely textured beef...
Today in History (06/06/12)
Today is Wednesday, June 6, the 158th day of 2012. There are 208 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 6, 1944, during World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on "D-Day," beginning the liberation of German-occupied western Europe...
Al-Qaida No. 2 killed by U.S. drone (06/06/12)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A U.S. drone strike in northern Pakistan has killed al-Qaida's second-in-command, American officials said Tuesday, the biggest success so far in the controversial military program and a significant setback to a terror network that has lost a string of top figures since the death of Osama bin Laden last year...
Russia fine for protesters may surpass those for nuke crimes (06/06/12)
MOSCOW -- Russia's lower house of parliament approved a bill Tuesday that would raise the fine for participating in an unauthorized protest 150 times. If, as expected, the bill becomes law, protesters whose rallies aren't officially sanctioned will face fines of up to $9,000, up from the current $60...
Crowds cheer Queen Elizabeth II on last day of jubilee celebrations (06/06/12)
LONDON -- Pealing church bells, artillery salutes and crowds cheering "God save the queen!" greeted Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday, the last of four days of Diamond Jubilee celebrations honoring her 60 years on the throne. The queen was without Prince Philip, her husband of 64 years, who was hospitalized Monday for treatment of a bladder infection...
Yemen: Clashes kill at least 26 al-Qaida militants (06/06/12)
SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's army battled al-Qaida militants in two contested southern towns, killing at least 26, the country's Defense Ministry said Tuesday, part of its weeks-long offensive against the militants. In a separate development, sectarian clashes in northern Yemen have left at least 16 dead over the past two days...
Syria permits humanitarian aid workers to enter four provinces (06/06/12)
GENEVA -- Syria has agreed to allow humanitarian workers and supplies into four of its provinces hit hardest by violence, a promise of some relief in a nation where 1 million people need aid urgently due to the fighting, officials said Tuesday...
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball recruit lands spot on New Zealand National Team (06/06/12)
One future and one former Southeast Missouri State women's basketball player are members of the New Zealand National Team with their sights set on the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Incoming guard Jordan Hunter and former forward Natalie Purcell recently made the final cut for the New Zealand National Team. The Tall Ferns travel to China this week for some games before their quest for London culminates with a qualifying tournament June 25 through July 1 in Turkey...
Southeast Missouri State baseball players fail to hear name called in first 15 rounds of first-year player draft (06/06/12)
Two Ohio Valley Conference baseball players were selected in the first 15 rounds of the amateur draft.
Cardinals' comeback falls a run short (06/06/12)
HOUSTON -- Astros closer Brett Myers didn't expect to pitch Tuesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals after Houston entered the ninth inning ahead by five runs. Myers quickly had to warm up after St. Louis put up two quick runs on a triple off David Carpenter...
Sheryl Crow has a benign brain tumor (06/06/12)
NEW YORK -- Sheryl Crow revealed that she has a benign brain tumor, but her rep says it's nothing to be alarmed about. The 50-year-old told an audience about her condition at a recent concert, but her representative, Christine Wolff, said it's very common...
Platters founder dies at 83 (06/06/12)
BOSTON -- Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of 1950s vocal group the Platters who sang on hits like "Only You" and "The Great Pretender," has died. He was 83. Reed died Monday in a Boston area hospice after a period of declining health that included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, manager Fred Balboni said...
Lillian Pohlman (06/06/12)
Lillian E. Pohlman, 86, of Oak Ridge died Monday, June 4, 2012, at Independence Care Center of Perry County in Perryville, Mo. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 6:30 to 8 a.m. Friday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim, with the Rev. Roger Steinbrueck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery...
William Pender (06/06/12)
William H. Pender, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Fountainbleau Lodge. There will be no service. Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Freda Whiteside (06/06/12)
Freda Jean Whiteside, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born Jan. 24, 1935, near East Prairie, Mo., to Raymond and Mildred Mayberry Dick. She and J.F. Whiteside were married March 1, 1958, at Charleston, Mo...
Births 6/6/12 (06/06/12)
Son to Brad Eyler and Kristen LeeAnn Licare of Jackson, Southeast Hospital, 8:17 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012. Name, Keaton Bradley. Weight, 6 pounds. Ms. Licare is the daughter of Lisa Licare and Scott Licare of Jackson. She is employed at Comfort Care. Eyler is the son of Mike Eyler of Washington, and Linda Essner and Mark Essner of Cape Girardeau...
Jackson police and fire 6/6/12 (06/06/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/6/12 (06/06/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/6/12 (06/06/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 6/6/12 (06/06/12)
Design location of a new, four-lane bridge over the Mississippi River connected to Interstate 55 by a new four-lane highway across Cape Girardeau has been approved by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission; while a new bridge here has long been discussed, this is the first disclosure by the department that it is considering a new highway to run east-west through the south-central part of town...
Seeking nominations for Spirit of America Award (06/06/12)
The deadline to submit your nomination for the Southeast Missourian's Spirit of America Award is quickly approaching. Readers in Cape Girardeau, Perry, Bollinger, Stoddard and Scott counties in Missouri, and Union, Pulaski and Alexander counties in Illinois are invited to submit nominations. ...
Americans, by and large, are generous people (06/06/12)
The pope last week proposed that rich families should help poor people in other countries. His charitable message was well received. But surely he wasn't speaking to the United States. Through our foreign aid program, the United States is hands-down the most charitable country in history. Our nation provides well over $55 billion in annual foreign aid and most of that is for economic support to help feed those who cannot feed themselves...
Local patriotism (06/06/12)
If you spent Memorial Day weekend in Southeast Missouri you probably saw numerous displays of patriotism. While the weekend is considered an unofficial start to summer, the real meaning is to honor those who gave their all in defense of this great country. Several events in the area were held to do just that...
Deer and contraceptives (06/06/12)
Just wanted to say I am against the killing of the deer in Cape Girardeau. They are God's creatures the same as we are. Why not take the advice of the Speak Out caller and feed them contraceptives instead. This would be a much more humane way to cut their numbers down. ...
Speak Out 6/6/12 (06/06/12)
My wife and I eat frequently at Burger King on Broadway and were pleasantly and kindly treated by another customer recently. He was there for lunch also and came by our table and laid down several dollar bills to pay for lunch. He said to my husband, I saw you blessed your food before eating and it really made me feel good. And I want to thank you. We were really touched by this kind expression...
Prayer 6/6/12 (06/06/12)
O Heavenly Father, may we live our lives pleasing to you in all ways. Amen.
Ride of the Week: 1992 S10 4-Door Blazar (06/06/12)
Make and model: 1992 S10 4-Door Blazar Owner(s): Brandon McArthur Owner's hometown: Jackson, MO Rock Crawler with a Turbo 400. One of kind Blazar. My car's name: The Short Bus My truck will go places few have the nerve to try. I have lots of fun climbing rocks, playing in water and mud with my family and friends. Love to go to Outlaw and Bricks, too...
Venus Eclipse (06/06/12)
Venus eclipse at sunset of 6/5/12. Taken from Cape County Park North.
Venus at Sunset (06/06/12)
Venus at sunset on the evening of 6/5/12.
resting after a motorcycle ride (06/06/12)
been riding all day in the heat , decided to take a break.. Debbie Essner with Haskell Sheeks
Please wake up so we can play!! (06/06/12)
Our dog (Duke) always lays on our son to get him to wake up in the morning!
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