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Number served by Cape's English Language Learners program rising steadily (06/13/12)
Learning the English language for the first time is becoming a more frequent experience in Cape Girardeau's public schools and in the community. During the 2011-2012 school year, the Cape Girardeau School District's English Language Learners program served more than 90 students, all of whom qualified for participation through a district-conducted assessment of their English proficiency. ...
Scott County marking courthouse's 100th (06/13/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- A state representative once said the Scott County Courthouse's foundation would "last as long as the Pyramids of Egypt." Well, the seat of Scott County's government has made it the first 100 of those years. The county plans to celebrate the centennial of its courthouse in the courthouse square at Benton from 3 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday...
Organizers scale down Cape July 4 celebration to one day (06/13/12)
For the members of USA Veterans in Cape Girardeau, planning the city's annual Independence Day celebration is about much more than tossing washers, crashing cars and lighting up the night sky with fireworks...
Casino to hold information sessions for job seekers (06/13/12)
Isle Casino Cape Girardeau will hold information sessions for job seekers later this month. Three sessions for potential applicants will be held each day June 26 and June 28 at the Show Me Center. These information sessions are being held in conjunction with the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce and Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET...
Firing of Gordonville fire chief riles some members of volunteer department (06/13/12)
The dismissal of the Gordonville Volunteer Fire Protection District's chief last week touched off a small firestorm. In the wake of the three-member fire department board's decision to terminate Randy Morris Jr., three other firefighters quit the force, about 20 firefighters threatened to resign and the board refused to meet with firefighters to discuss their grievances...
Four in Scott County accused of making meth (06/13/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- Four people are in custody on drug charges as a result of a drug-related search warrant, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, Timothy C. Taylor, 39, Celeste P. Johnson, 19, both of Sikeston, Mo., and Jennifer N. Carpenter, 18, of Oran, Mo., are charged with possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Dakoda S. Watkins, 18, of Sikeston is charged with possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance...
Three Rivers expecting strong enrollment to continue (06/13/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Rivers College expects to see strong enrollment for the fourth straight year, according to a projected balanced budget presented to the board of trustees Monday during a workshop at Sam A. Baker State Park. The approximately $22.9 million budget for Fiscal Year 2013 bases revenue projections in large part on enrollment figures from this year's two record-setting semesters. Tuition and fees equal about half the college's annual revenue...
Former Illinois man sentenced to prison for threatening government case worker (06/13/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- A former Alto Pass, Ill. man was sentenced to four years in prison for intimidation, a Class 3 felony, said Union County State's Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds in a news release. Thirty-year-old Brandon McCaslin, of Dyersburg, Tenn., called the Department of Children and Family Services in January and threatened an employee about a pending case, Edmonds said...
Emerson throws support behind Illinois candidate (06/13/12)
MARION, Ill. -- U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson joined other women Monday in Marion to announce support for Jason Plummer, a Republican candidate for Illinois' 12th Congressional District. Emerson was part of a Women's Coalition that was out to support Plummer's campaign...
Owner of campground used for music festivals pleads guilty to federal charges, gets 2 1/2 years in prison (06/13/12)
A musician accused of owning land used for illicit drug transactions on Tuesday pleaded guilty in federal court in Cape Girardeau to one felony charge of maintaining a drug-involved premises. Jimmy Tebeau, 44, of St. Louis was charged in June with operating a campground on approximately 350 acres where he allegedly facilitated the sale of cocaine, marijuana, LSD, psychedelic mushrooms, Ecstasy and opium, the Department of Justice said in a news release...
Emerson tours Diehlstadt tornado damage (06/13/12)
DIEHLSTADT, Mo. -- A week after a deadly tornado swept through Diehlstadt, its residents continue to pick up the pieces. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson along with Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter toured the community to survey the damage from the nighttime June 4 tornado that killed three residents: Loy G. Miller, 70; and two of his sons, Jasper L. Miller, 49; and Randy G. Miller, 47...
Cape firefighters battle house fire on West End Boulevard (06/13/12)
Firefighters are on the scene at West End Boulevard where fire extensively damaged a home.
Sikeston man faces gun, cocaine charges (06/13/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston man was arrested on drug and weapon charges. According to the probable-cause statement released by Scott County prosecutor Paul Boyd, Sikeston Department of Public Safety executed a search warrant in the 200 block of Dorothy Street on April 12 in Sikeston. Upon searching the residence, an assault rifle, ammunition and about 15 grams of cocaine were found on the bed...
Candidate questionnaire: Mike Carter (06/13/12)
NAME: Mike Carter AGE: 40 PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Louis Missouri SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Hollie, Hannah, Jack EDUCATION: University of Missouri St. Louis -- Pol Sci & Philosophy '00 University of Missouri Columbia -- Juris Doctor, Law Degree '04 University of Missouri Columbia -- Master of Journalism '04...
Route A in Perry County reduced for bridge repairs (06/13/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route A in Perry County will be reduced to one lane Monday through June 28 as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance. The bridge is between County Road 424 and County Road 422. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. ...
Paving work reduces Route HH in Bollinger County (06/13/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route HH from Route J to Highway 72 in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane today and Thursday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636 or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
Highway 51 in Perry County reduced for bridge work (06/13/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 51 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace the navigation lights on the bridge over the Mississippi River into Illinois. Weather permitting, work will take place from 8 a.m. ...
Attorney general warns of texting scam (06/13/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says if you get a text telling you that you've won something and you haven't entered a contest ... delete the text. Koster says the latest fad in consumer scams is call "smishing." The scam text messages ask the consumer to click a link to claim their prize. ...
Mo. road rage case ruled self-defense; no charges (06/13/12)
ST. LOUIS -- By all accounts, it was road rage in the extreme: A 65-year-old Missouri driver in a heated exchange with a motorcyclist got punched in the face, pulled a semi-automatic handgun from the glove box and shot the other man. The incident left the motorcyclist injured, the driver shaken. But the prosecuting attorney will not press charges, citing Missouri's "castle doctrine" law...
Mo. lawmakers say St. Louis VA Center must improve (06/13/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri lawmakers raised more concerns Tuesday about care for veterans at the John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis after a government report noted problems, including a nurse's mistake that led to a patient's death. The Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector General issued a report Monday that identified leadership problems in the hospital's hemodialysis department. ...
Verizon to ditch most phone plans for shared ones (06/13/12)
NEW YORK -- Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest cellphone company, is phasing out nearly all of its existing phone plans and replacing them with pricing schemes that encourage customers to connect their non-phone devices, like tablets and PCs, to the Verizon network...
U.S. coal use falling fast as utilities switch to gas (06/13/12)
NEW YORK -- America is shoveling coal to the sidelines. The fuel that powered the U.S. from the industrial revolution into the iPhone era is being pushed aside as utilities switch to cleaner and cheaper alternatives. The share of U.S. electricity that comes from coal is forecast to fall below 40 percent for the year -- the lowest level since the government began collecting this data in 1949. ...
Doctors: Face-chewing victim ‘awake and alert' (06/13/12)
MIAMI -- A homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off in a bizarre attack alongside a busy South Florida highway is in good spirits, talking and walking with the help of hospital staff, doctors said Tuesday. Ronald Poppo's left eye was removed, but doctors are trying to find a way to restore vision in his right eye. ...
Smoke from wildfire 60 miles away blankets Denver (06/13/12)
LOVELAND, Colo. -- A northern Colorado wildfire 60 miles away wrapped Denver in a pungent cloud of smoke for several hours Tuesday and complicated the aerial offensive against the spreading mountain blaze, which has killed one person and destroyed more than 100 structures...
Georgia denies KKK application to adopt highway (06/13/12)
ATLANTA -- A Ku Klux Klan group in Georgia lost its bid Tuesday to join the state's highway cleanup program, but a legal challenge to the decision may be looming. Similar groups in other states have won legal battles after initially being turned down for highway cleanup programs...
N.J. yacht hoax response cost more than $300,000 (06/13/12)
NEW YORK -- Rescue officials say a search operation after a fake report of a yacht explosion off the New Jersey coast cost agencies including the Coast Guard more than $300,000 and took about five hours. The hoax was called in Monday afternoon. The caller said in a calm voice there were three dead people and nine injured people aboard a sinking yacht called the Blind Date after an explosion. He said he was calling from a solar-powered radio and there were 20 people in the water...
Wife of man accused of killing unarmed teen in Florida charged with perjury (06/13/12)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The wife of Trayvon Martin's shooter was charged with perjury Tuesday, accused of lying when she told a judge that the couple had limited funds during a hearing that resulted in her husband being released on $150,000 bond. Shellie Zimmerman, 25, was released on $1,000 bond on the third-degree felony that is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. ...
Russia sending Syria attack helicopters, U.S. officials say (06/13/12)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Tuesday that Russia is sending attack helicopters to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and warned that the Arab country's 15-month conflict could become even deadlier. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S. was "concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria."...
Today in History (06/13/12)
Today is Wednesday, June 13, the 165th day of 2012. There are 201 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 13, 1942, the first of two four-man Nazi sabotage teams arrived in the United States during World War II. The first group disembarked from a U-boat off Long Island, N.Y.; the second one arrived several days later on the Florida coast. (The eight were arrested after one of them went to U.S. authorities; six of the saboteurs were executed.)...
Thousands protest Putin despite crackdown (06/13/12)
MOSCOW -- Undeterred by a sudden escalation in the Kremlin's crackdown on the opposition, tens of thousands thronged Moscow's tree-lined boulevards Tuesday in the first mass protest against Vladimir Putin since he returned to the presidency in May...
Egypt Christians rally behind rival of Islamist presidential candidate (06/13/12)
CAIRO -- In the small southern Egyptian town of Azaziya, where almost all the residents are Christians, few doubt that nearly everyone who can is going to vote for Ahmed Shafiq, ousted leader Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister and his longtime friend, in this weekend's presidential election...
U.N.: Food supply tenuous for two-thirds of N. Koreans (06/13/12)
PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Millions of North Korean children are not getting the food, medicine or health care they need to develop physically or mentally, leaving many stunted and malnourished, the United Nations said Tuesday. Nearly a third of children under age 5 show signs of stunting, particularly in rural areas where food is scarce, and chronic diarrhea due to a lack of clean water, sanitation and electricity has become the leading cause of death among children, the agency said. ...
Soccer hooligan clashes in Poland leave 15 injured (06/13/12)
WARSAW, Poland -- Soccer hooligans clashed with opposing fans and police before and during Poland's game against bitter rival Russia on Tuesday, leaving 15 injured while more than 140 people were detained. Following scattered fighting in the Polish capital before the match, police fired rubber bullets at a group of fans who attacked them with bottles and stones near an outdoor fan zone in central Warsaw where about 75,000 people were watching the game on huge screens. ...
Former Southeast Missouri State baseball player helps lead Arkansas to World Series (06/13/12)
One of the eight teams in the College World Series, which begins Friday in Omaha, Neb., has a strong local connection. Arkansas pitching coach Dave Jorn was a starting pitcher on Southeast Missouri State's 1976 squad that finished third in the NCAA Division II World Series and also featured current Redhawks coach Mark Hogan...
Southeast Missourian State baseball player Parmley agrees to deal with Grizzlies (06/13/12)
Kenton Parmley signed a contract Tuesday to play with the Gateway (Ill.) Grizzlies of the independent Frontier League.
Bazzell suffers tough-luck loss in Capahas baseball team's 3-0 setback (06/13/12)
The Plaza Tire Capahas failed to provide any support for starting pitcher Trey Bazzell on Tuesday. The host Fairview Heights Redbirds posted a 3-0 victory after scoring two runs off Bazzell over his six innings. "He really pitched well, and I wish we could have got him some runs," Capahas manager Jess Bolen said. "He did a good job."...
Area digest 6/13/12 (06/13/12)
Cape Girardeau's Dennis Underwood used a 9-iron to score an ace on hole No. 4 at Kimbeland Country Club. The hole was playing 140 yards. William Zickfield witnessed the shot. Underwood also scored a double-eagle on hole No. 13 during an earlier round. Glen Harter, Nick Harter and Rich Baker witnessed the shot...
White Sox streak past Cardinals (06/13/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Paul Konerko said the Chicago White Sox were looking to get back on track as quickly as possible Tuesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals after Chicago dropped two of three to the Houston Astros. Konerko had three hits to lift his major-league best average to .373, and teammates A.J. Pierzynski and Adam Dunn homered to lead the White Sox to a 6-1 win...
Rams running back Jackson capitalizes on chance to travel (06/13/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Steven Jackson isn't much for sitting around during the offseason. The St. Louis Rams running back known for his exotic travels visited Brazil, Argentina and Peru earlier this year and plans on hitting the road again once the Rams' three-day mandatory minicamp ends Thursday...
'Gone With the Wind' actress dies (06/13/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Ann Rutherford, the brunette actress who played the sweetheart in the long-running Andy Hardy series and Scarlett O'Hara's youngest sister in "Gone With the Wind," has died. She was 94. A close friend, Anne Jeffreys, said she was at Rutherford's side when the actress died Monday evening at home in Beverly Hills. Rutherford died of heart problems and had been ill for several months, Jeffreys said...
Bill Beeler (06/13/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- William R. "Bill" Beeler, 92, of Cairo died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 7, 1919, son of Carl and Zellia Johnston Beeler. He married O. Blanche Gardner, who preceded him in death in 2009...
Forrest Crawford (06/13/12)
Forrest Albert Crawford, 55, of Scott City died Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Franklin, Ky. He was born Dec. 20, 1956, in Wyatt, Mo., to Forrest Eugene and Janice Hope McCormick Crawford. He and Margrette Ann Hoggard were married Aug. 4, 1984. Forrest was a truck driver with Single Source Logistics...
Loretta Musgraves (06/13/12)
Loretta D. Musgraves, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 11, 2012, at her home. She was born Friday, April 2, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, to Charley and Elizabeth Schuette Davie. Loretta was a member of Cape County Cowboy Church. She worked more than 46 years at Florsheim Shoe Co...
John Reynolds Jr. (06/13/12)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- John Wayne Reynolds Jr., 49, of New Madrid died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Sept. 18, 1962, in Chicago, to John Wayne Reynolds Sr. of Lilbourn, Mo., and Janet Marie Lacy Morgan of Scott City...
Donald Survant (06/13/12)
Donald Patrick Survant, 75, of Jackson passed away Monday, June 11, 2012, at his home. He was born March 17, 1937, in St. Louis, son of Luther and Elsie Luecke Survant. He and Gloria Ann Richeson were married Dec. 20, 1954. Donald worked in aircraft maintenance in the U.S. Air Force and Missouri Air National Guard, retiring as a senior master sergeant. He was a member of Glenallen United Methodist Church...
Cornelia Winkler (06/13/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Cornelia C. Winkler, 85, of Perryville died Monday, June 11, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 9, 1926, at Apple Creek, Mo., to Henry N. and Sophie Josephine Wibbenmeyer Buchheit. She married Hubert Winkler on May 28, 1946, at Apple Creek...
Willie Newbern (06/13/12)
Willie James Newbern, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. He was born in 1941 in Armorel, Ark., to Roland and Lucinda Newbern. Newbern was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings. He leaves to celebrate his home going his wife, Edna Newbern; and a daughter, Denise (Kirk) Donavan of Cape Girardeau...
Karen Stephens (06/13/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Karen Lynn Stephens, 50, of Advance passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at her home. She was born March 23, 1962, in Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Edsel and Marie Talley Cooper. She and Clint Stephens were married July 16, 1983, at Bell City, Mo...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/13/12 (06/13/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police and fire report 6/13/12 (06/13/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following item. Arrests do not imply guilt. Miscellaneous Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 6/13/12 (06/13/12)
On a day when you can build up a sweat just standing still, 38 men and one woman endure the grueling rigors of a physical agility test; they suffer through 90-plus-degree heat, blanketing humidity and back-breaking tests for the chance to be a Cape Girardeau firefighter...
Downtown Cape Girardeau is a vibrant community (06/13/12)
Old Town Cape is alive and well. Our downtown area seems to be busy with many events every week. The good news is that citizens and visitors are responding by increasingly attending these events. I give credit to Old Town Cape, Marla Mills, the board of directors, the merchants and the residents in our Old Town Cape area...
National election picture after Wisconsin (06/13/12)
Warmed by the glow of a decisive victory for fiscal sanity in Wisconsin last week, some conservatives are giddy over the prospects for November. Put that giddiness aside, my fellow conservatives. There's work to be done. The conventional wisdom says unions will be lukewarm to President Obama because of his no-show in Wisconsin...
Hoops for Life (06/13/12)
Next month many will gather in Cape Girardeau to remember a young girl with a big heart. Sahara Aldridge died on Nov. 5, 2007 from a brainstem glioma, a malignant brain tumor with no cure. She was 13 years old. Aldridge's nickname was "Hoops," and in 2010 the Hoops for Life 5K Run/Walk was started to raise funds for pediatric brain tumor research...
Kudos to Cape police (06/13/12)
As a recent graduate of the Cape Girardeau Police Department Citizens Police Academy, I want to thank chief Carl Kinnison and his team of professional police officers for the job well done. Each presentation was clear and informative and demonstrated the pride each officer takes in his job, his department and the city...
Speak Out 6/13/12 (06/13/12)
Thanks and best wishes to the kind man who interrupted his lunch to open the door and help my husband, who was on a scooter, into Pagoda Garden on Saturday. Then, without us knowing, he paid for our meals and left. I don't know who he is, but he was very thoughtful and we will pass it on...
Prayer 6/13/12 (06/13/12)
O Lord Jesus, may your name be exalted among the nations. Amen.
Dr. Christopher Reis earns board certification (06/13/12)
The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) has announced that Christopher Reis, DO, a pain management specialist at the Brain & NeuroSpine Clinic of Missouri, recently became Board-certified in anesthesiology. The ABA is one of the 24 medical specialty boards working together to set and sustain standards of expertise and professionalism. Medical specialty certification is the largest standard-setting and assessment process established and maintained by a profession...
Jackson Jr. Indians 12U take gold at ShowMe Games (06/13/12)
The Jackson Jr Indians 12U were undefeated and Won first place at the ShowMe Games this past weekend in Columbia, MO. The 2010/2011/2012 Champions outscored their opponents 140-12. Results from the weekend are: Jackson vs Jefferson City Steel Braves (W) 49-0...
Gulf Shores 2012 (06/13/12)
Landon & Cody Carlton and Bailey & Lain Rees enjoy vacation at Gulf Shores Beach.
Big Sister & Lil Brother (06/13/12)
Something about a bond between a big sister and a little brother. Bailey & Lain Rees Gulf Shores AL
cracker loves to cool off in a hot day (06/13/12)
Cracker in the iron tub
Secret Sunset Feeding (06/13/12)
Isn't amazing how much life there is when you take time to look.
Four Wheeling Time... Dinner can wait... (06/13/12)
Aaliyah wanting more time on the four wheeler!!!
My son got to meet Rob Dyrdek (06/13/12)
My son was in Nashville at the Journey's Backyard BQQ & got to meet Rob Dyrdek.
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