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Isle of Capri pushes up opening date for Cape Girardeau casino (06/08/12)
Isle of Capri has moved up the opening date for its Cape Girardeau Casino to no later than Nov. 1, two months ahead of its original schedule. The budget for the project has also been increased $10 million for a total of $135 million. These announcements were made this morning as the casino released its quarterly earnings...
Washington jury convicts man of killing Cape native (06/08/12)
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- A jury found the man accused in the death of a Cape Girardeau native guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday. Keayn Dunya was accused of killing his estranged wife, Kriston Peterman-Dunya, 32, on July 3. Because Keayn Dunya used a shotgun in the incident, the sentence for the murder is enhanced, officials in the Whatcom County prosecuting attorney's office said. Dunya, who is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. Monday, faces a minimum of 25 years in prison...
Gordonville volunteer fire chief voted out by board (06/08/12)
Smoldering tensions that had surrounded the Gordonville Volunteer Fire Department for several months may have erupted Wednesday night when the department's board voted to terminate its chief. Randy Morris, the chief for the past three years, said he was "just floored" by the board's decision...
Becoming tech-savvy: Cape Girardeau School District exploring initiative that would provide portable computers for every student (06/08/12)
Students in some of Cape Girardeau's public school classrooms may be asked by their teachers to open and read from a computer instead of a textbook starting in August.
Festival to help raise funds for disaster recovery on Saturday (06/08/12)
On Saturday, the Southeast Missouri American Red Cross and Southeast Missouri Salvation Army chapters will hold a Family Fun Festival to benefit local victims of disasters...
Prosecutor in Ripley County quits, citing budget problems (06/08/12)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- Ripley County Prosecuting Attorney Monte Phillips resigned Wednesday citing an insufficient budget for his office as hampering his ability to fulfill his duties. He was elected in November 2010. Phillips, who emailed his resignation to the county commission, will leave office June 15, which is the last day Edward Thompson will serve as assistant prosecuting attorney...
Dexter hotel manager charged with brandishing ax at customer (06/08/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter, Mo., hotel manager has been arrested following a dispute in which authorities say he brandished an ax. Hemant "Harry" S. Patel, 35, was charged with second-degree assault and armed criminal action Monday. According to a probable-cause affidavit, Dexter police officer Lori O'Dell received a report Sunday of a male subject wielding an ax at the Econolodge in Dexter...
Defense lawyers concerned about Missouri execution drug (06/08/12)
ST. LOUIS -- As the Missouri Supreme Court decides whether to set execution dates for six condemned killers, attorneys for death row inmates are citing concerns over the state's new one-drug lethal injection method as among the reasons why the executions should not proceed...
New development director of SEMO foundation named (06/08/12)
KRCU radio's development director will soon take over a new role in the university community. Amanda Lincoln, development director with KRCU radio, was recently named director of development with the Southeast Missouri State University Foundation, according to a university news release...
Investigation continues into New Madrid County inmate assault death (06/08/12)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- The investigation is continuing into the death of an inmate at the New Madrid County Jail. John Wayne Reynolds Jr., 49, died around 8 p.m. Tuesday after he was assaulted by other inmates at the jail, according to New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens...
Motorcyclist struck by car in Cape (06/08/12)
A man was hospitalized after a car struck the motorcycle he was riding on William Street on Thursday afternoon. About 5:45 p.m., the unidentified rider was northbound on Mount Auburn Road on a red and silver Harley-Davidson when he crossed William Street, Cape Girardeau police said. A westbound black Ford Fusion ran a red light and struck the motorcycle, police said...
Judge finds probable cause in Mississippi County shooting case (06/08/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Puyallup, Wash., resident will return to court next week on charges stemming from a fatal shooting. Following this week's preliminary hearing for Andra R. Phillips, 34, the court determined there was sufficient evidence of Phillips' involvement in the shooting death of Gregory Gary, also of Puyallup. Gary was found dead April 10 in Charleston from an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen...
Jackson police looking into tire slashings (06/08/12)
Jackson police are investigating several incidents in which tires were slashed on vehicles in uptown Jackson overnight Tuesday. A log of incidents compiled by the police department and sent to media outlets Thursday morning included reports of property damage on West Main, West Adams, South Hope and other streets in the uptown area...
Contract for U.S. 67 South project in Butler County let (06/08/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has awarded a $17,394,655 contract to Robertson Contractors Inc. of Poplar Bluff, Mo., for improvements to U.S. 67 South in Poplar Bluff. The project will include the upgrade of U.S. 67 to four lanes from south of Route M to south of U.S. 160. When completed, the improvements will provide a four-lane highway from U.S. 160 in Poplar Bluff to St. Louis, in addition to strengthening the connection from U.S. 160 to U.S. 60...
Commission awards contract to replace section of Route T at Lake Wappapello (06/08/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has awarded a $1,513,845 contract to H.R. Quadri Contractors of Van Buren, Mo., to replace a section of Route T at Lake Wappapello. That section was washed out during the 2011 flood. ...
Sikeston Jaycees busy with rodeo prep (06/08/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- With about 60 days left leading up to their 60th annual rodeo, the Sikeston Jaycees are busy readying the grounds for the city's biggest event. "We get fantastic support through the community for this event," said Chris Deen, general chairman of this year's rodeo. "As long as we have that, we'll have everything we need."...
Salvation Army beginning fan campaign (06/08/12)
The Salvation Army will host its first "Fill the Vans With Fans" collection from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Fred's Discount Store in Cape Girardeau. It will have a van at the store to fill with new and working used fans and will accept cash donations. On Saturday, fans will be available for purchase at Fred's for a discounted rate...
Missouri education officials seek fix for school funding formula (06/08/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri education officials are planning adjustments to the state's school funding formula in hopes of preventing drastic swings in the amount distributed among the state's more than 500 school districts. Shortfalls in the formula have prompted concerns that money distribution problems will lead to a significant boost for some districts while others suffer. ...
CDC finds older teens often text while behind the wheel (06/08/12)
ATLANTA -- Think your teen would never text while driving? More than half of high school seniors admitted in a government survey that they've done just that. It's the first time the question was asked in a teen poll on risky behavior, and the finding comes amid a renewed federal crackdown on distracted driving...
No Triple Crown this year: I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont (06/08/12)
NEW YORK (AP) -- I'll Have Another's bid for a Triple Crown ended Friday morning with the shocking news that the chestnut colt was out of the Belmont Stakes because of a swollen left front tendon. According to Dennis O'Neill, brother of trainer Doug O'Neill, the heavy 4-5 betting favorite galloped early and after a veterinary scan, his tendon seemed "kind of tender."...
Luck, breeding, distance make Triple try tough (06/08/12)
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Triple Crown. Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. So tough only 11 horses have won it, none in 34 years, by far the longest gap ever. Now it's your turn to try, I'll Have Another, on Saturday at the Belmont Stakes...
Romney, GOP raise more than Obama, Democrats (06/08/12)
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney outraised President Barack Obama in May, the first time the Republican presidential challenger has jumped ahead of Obama and his prodigious fundraising apparatus. The numbers illustrate how Romney and the Republican Party have jelled as a force after a protracted GOP primary...
Fed's Bernanke signals no coming steps to aid economy (06/08/12)
WASHINGTON -- Slumping job growth has alarmed some economists who fear the U.S. economy is in trouble. Ben Bernanke doesn't appear to be one of them. The Federal Reserve chief sketched a hopeful outlook in testimony to a congressional panel Thursday and sent no signals that the Fed will take further steps soon to aid the economy...
Suicides surging among U.S. military (06/08/12)
WASHINGTON -- Suicides are surging among America's troops, averaging nearly one a day this year -- the fastest pace in the nation's decade of war. The 154 suicides for active-duty troops in the first 155 days of the year far outdistance the U.S. forces killed in action in Afghanistan -- about 50 percent more -- according to Pentagon statistics obtained by The Associated Press...
Thief steals U.S. flag from man in chicken suit (06/08/12)
MANCHESTER, Conn. -- Manchester, Conn., police are investigating the theft of an American flag from a man in a chicken suit. The Hartford Courant reported that Eric Didio was waving the flag and dancing outside a newly renovated Boston Market restaurant Wednesday as part of his job, when a man jumped from a car, grabbed the flag and took off...
Today in History (06/08/12)
Today is Friday, June 8, the 160th day of 2012. There are 206 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 8, 1972, during the Vietnam War, a South Vietnamese Air Force jet dropped a napalm bomb onto the village of Trang Bang. Associated Press photographer Nick Ut captured the image of a screaming 9-year-old girl, Phan Thi Kim Phuc, as she ran naked and severely burned from the scene of the explosion along with other victims...
U.N. observers shot at near site of mass killings in Syria (06/08/12)
BEIRUT -- U.N. observers came under fire Thursday as they tried to reach the site of the latest reported mass killing in Syria -- about 80 people, including women and children who were shot or stabbed. The deaths added urgency to diplomatic efforts to end the escalating bloodshed...
Spain banks at heart of eurozone chaos (06/08/12)
MADRID -- Spain is under increasing pressure to find a quick way to save its troubled banking sector from collapse. Politicians and investors around Europe are worried that the recession-hit country will not find the money to cover the toxic property loans weighing its banks down. The expectation now is that Spain's government will have no choice but to seek an international bailout to help it bolster its lenders...
Israel to build 850 homes in West Bank (06/08/12)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's plans to build hundreds of new homes in Jewish West Bank settlements have put Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at odds again with Washington and the Palestinians, without appeasing settlers furious over the government's plan to dismantle an illegally built settler enclave...
Doctors administer oxygen to Mubarak (06/08/12)
CAIRO -- Hosni Mubarak's condition has deteriorated so much that doctors at the Cairo prison where he is serving a life sentence had to constantly administer oxygen to him overnight, security officials said Thursday. The officials at Cairo's Torah prison said 84-year-old Mubarak is suffering breathing problems, high blood pressure and depression. ...
Cape Legion wins opener in tourney (06/08/12)
Ford & Sons Cape Girardeau Senior American Legion Post 63 won its opening game in the 16-team Fighting Squirrel Classic with a 15-5 victory against New Bloomfield Legion in five innings Thursday at Notre Dame. Cam Womack and Alex McRaven both had three hits and two RBIs for Cape, which improved to 8-5...
Kelso Klassic will open today (06/08/12)
Defending champ Pete's Blues is among the 14-team field
Cardinals score 14 unanswered runs vs. Astros (06/08/12)
HOUSTON -- David Freese hit a grand slam and a two-run homer, and rookie Lance Lynn struck out a career-high 11 to earn his ninth win as the St. Louis Cardinals cruised past the Houston Astros 14-2 on Thursday night...
Cardinals place Garcia on 15-day disabled list (06/08/12)
HOUSTON -- The St. Louis Cardinals have placed left-hander Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain. Garcia skipped a turn in the rotation before lasting just two innings Tuesday against Houston. His stint on disabled list is retroactive to Wednesday...
Ghosts ... and a clock on the mantel (06/08/12)
We are not ghost people in Killough Valley in the Ozarks over yonder. Sure, we believe in the Holy Ghost, even though we can't say for sure what that means. And most churches have purged the ghost right out of the Trinity, leaving us with the Holy Spirit. I can't say we understand our theology any better now...
Bloom Heavy River Romp is kicking summer off with a bang (06/08/12)
The summer festival season is upon us. As you read this, more than 80,000 folks are rocking at one of the biggest music, arts and camping festivals in the nation, Bonnaroo in southeastern Tennessee. If you are wishing you were one of them, don't fret; the last weekend in June will bring with it Southeast Missouri's miniature version of Bonnaroo, the Bloom Heavy River Romp...
Southeast Missouri farmers markets in full swing (06/08/12)
The start of June means area farmers markets are open and in full swing. And, even with drought-like weather conditions and an early growing season somewhat affecting what's available, so far people are coming out in droves to get their locally produced products at markets in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Marble Hill, Mo. and Perryville, Mo...
Now clean, 'Door of Paradise' goes to Italy museum (06/08/12)
ROME (AP) -- An eight-ton gilded bronze door so splendid Michelangelo dubbed it the "Door of Paradise" will be unveiled to the public again after 27 years of restoration work. But Lorenzo Ghiberti's 15th-century door -- which bears scenes from the Old Testament -- won't be going back in its place on the baptistery of Florence's duomo, or cathedral. ...
Sun and song, what a perfect combination (06/08/12)
Almost everyone loves summer, and for good reason. Schools are out, vacation plans are realized and the weather is perfect for camping or hitting up a swimming hole. It's also a great time for relaxing with your summer soundtrack. These are the songs that instantly make one think of past summers with late night bonfires, old relationships or spending the day in the park. ...
ARTifacts 6/8/12 (06/08/12)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Big Idea Entertainment has announced that the "Veggie-Tales Live! God Made You Special" show is coming to Branson for three weeks, June 20 through July 7. Popular VeggieTales characters Bob, Larry and the rest of the cast will share timeless values and lessons that celebrate just how unique and special each person is in this high-energy musical extravaganza. ...
Best bet 06/08/12 (06/08/12)
Natty Nation will bring its blend of reggae, roots and dub music to Pitter's Cafe and Lounge tonight. The Wisconsin band is celebrating 17 years of spreading positive messages through its music. It will be joined by Soup and Monstars. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. There will be a $7 cover...
Peter Clarke (06/08/12)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. — Peter J. Clarke, 81, of Olive Branch died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo, Ill.
Ada Wendel (06/08/12)
Ada Wendel, 87, of Scott City died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. Arrangement are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Ebby Harvell (06/08/12)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Ebby Harvell, 72, of Tamms died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at her home. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Clark Short officiating. Burial will be in McCrite Cemetery...
Gary Streiler (06/08/12)
Gary Joseph Streiler, 64, of Jackson went to his eternal heavenly home Wednesday, June 6, 2012. He passed away at home surrounded by his loving family after fighting a long battle with lung cancer. He was born at St. Francis Hospital March 17, 1948, to the late Harry J. and Ollie M. Wood Streiler...
Patricia Schlosser (06/08/12)
Patricia Anne "Sis" Schlosser, 78, of Scott City passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at her home. She was born Nov. 14, 1933, in Kelso, Mo., to Lambert and Lorraine Dohogne Drury. She and Theon Louis "Junior" Schlosser were married Nov. 5, 1955, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death April 1, 2012...
Leston Morrison (06/08/12)
Leston Morrison, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at his home. He was born Feb. 20, 1917, in Marble Hill, Mo., to Chester and Maggie Sadler Morrison. He and Virginia Huffman were married Sept. 18, 1946, at Drum, Mo. Leston served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II from Jan. 31, 1942, to Nov. 21, 1945...
Corine Bohnert (06/08/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Corine M. Bohnert, 101, of Perryville died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 27, 1910, in Perry County, to Charles and Elizabeth Lappe Berkbuegler. She and Otto Bohnert were married April 20, 1931, at Brewer, Mo. He preceded her in death Jan. 28, 1972...
Births 6/8/12 (06/08/12)
Daughter to Luke Roger Trankle and Tara Dawn Myers of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 12:03 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Name, Emma Louise Alline. Weight, 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Ms. Myers is the daughter of Melissa Myers and Stephen Myers of Bollinger County. Trankle is the son of Kathy Irvin of Cape Girardeau and Roger Trankle of Jackson. He is employed at Logan's Roadhouse...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/8/12 (06/08/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/8/12 (06/08/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police report 6/8/12 (06/08/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses...
Out of the past 6/8/12 (06/08/12)
About 3,000 Southeast Missouri residents have been sent a 14-question survey concerning the SEMO District Fair; it's meant to gauge the fair-going habits and interests of area residents. A citizens utility committee is considering recommending a city takeover of the electric system here, but not Union Electric's gas and water systems; the tentative recommendation is contained in a memorandum drafted by committee chairman Peter Bergerson and committee member Jim Trickey...
Tip your Caps (06/08/12)
Jess Bolen, 70, is entering his 46th year as the manager of the Capahas baseball team, and after three wins and one loss by the Plaza Tire crew this week, Bolen has now pushed his overall record to 1,410-380. The Boys of Summer are a little younger this year, according to the longtime manager and Missouri Sports Hall of Fame inductee...
Speak Out 6/8/12 (06/08/12)
I was just reading the May 27 Speak Out. There is a comment called "Not deranged." That should have never been put in the paper. Rush is from Cape Girardeau, and I don't think that should have been put in the paper because he deserves better than that...
Prayer 6/8/12 (06/08/12)
O Father God, may we be rooted and established in love. Amen.
Guardsmen halfway complete with Honduras projects (06/08/12)
NACO, Honduras -- The Beyond the Horizons 2012 Honduras operation has passed the halfway point in the overall mission of providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Honduras. The changes and projects are coming together by the day, most notably the engineering projects around the area...
Guardsman a teacher and a student in Honduras (06/08/12)
NACO, Honduras -- Capt. Charlie Legerwood, the S-4 supply officer with the 1140th Engineer Battalion, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, understands the concept of teaching and learning; and will use a little bit of both as he serves down in Honduras for his two-week annual training exercise in support of the Beyond the Horizons 2012 mission...
Celebrate June Dairy Month (06/08/12)
June is Dairy Month and the perfect time to salute local dairy farmers for the nutritious and delicious milk and dairy foods they produce. First observed in 1937 as National Milk Month, then as June Dairy Month, the designation highlights the importance of including dairy foods in the diet every day...
Local People Establish Dental Clinic in Haiti (06/08/12)
Thirteen people, including three dentists, from Cape traveled to Croix des Bouquets, Haiti to establish a dental clinic from May 23 to May 27. Croix des Bouquets is a small village, which is forty five minute drive from Port Au Prince. The Cape Girardeau Zonta Club partners with the Haitian American Caucus to donate various items for their school and women's programs. ...
United Way & Old Town Cape - Broadway Construction (06/08/12)
United Way and Old Town Cape joined the Braodway Construction today!
Missouri State 4-H Council President for 2012-2013 (06/08/12)
Dustin Oehl from the Arnsberg 4-H Club in Cape Girardeau County was elected to the Missouri State 4-H Council as the 2012-2013 State Council President. The retiring State 4-H Council President was Tyler Lappe who was also from the Arnsberg 4-H Club in Cape Girardeau County. This is the first time in the history of the State 4-H Council that two State Council Presidents from the same county have been elected in consecutive years...
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