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Stoddard County convenience stores awarded settlements for synthetic drug seizures (08/22/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Three local convenience store owners will be issued a total of $70,000, with a fourth settlement amount yet undecided, a result of suits brought against Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver and Sheriff Carl Hefner following the July 14, 2011,...
Public inspects two plans for Capaha Park (08/22/12)
Summer in Capaha Park is a busy time. Draws to one of the city's oldest parks include a chance to feed the always hungry waterfowl or get in on a round of disc golf, hear a big band concert or watch a baseball game.
Regulators hear impassioned pleas to keep Ameren rates same at Cape Girardeau hearing (08/22/12)
Locals pleaded with the Missouri Public Service Commission not to approve a 14 percent rate increase proposed by Ameren Missouri during a two-and-a-half hour hearing Tuesday at the Osage Centre. Fifteen people gave sworn testimony telling the commission Ameren needs to cut its own expenses, rather than raise rates on seniors
Charleston man arrested for alleged possession of weapon at jail (08/22/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Charleston man has been arrested for alleged illegal possession/delivery of a weapon at a jail. According to online court records, Darrell Irish, 37, was arrested by Charleston police on felony charges of delivery or possession of a weapon at a jail and damage to a jail or jail property...
Murder suspect Ryan Harkey's bond revoked after positive drug test (08/22/12)
UNION, Mo. -- Ryan Harkey, the Jackson man set to stand trial for murder next month, is back behind bars after a positive drug test for marijuana prompted a Franklin County judge to revoke his bond. Harkey had been free on a $250,000 bond since Dec. ...
Coalition presents signatures for management plan for Ozark National Scenic Riverways (08/22/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A coalition of environmental groups presented more than 4,400 signatures Tuesday to the National Park Service asking for a strong management plan of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, which includes the Current and Jacks Fork rivers...
Doniphan, Mo., man to face death penalty in elderly couples' deaths (08/22/12)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- A 20-year-old Doniphan man is now facing the death penalty for his alleged role in the 2010 deaths of two elderly couples whose bodies were found in their burned homes. Keith A. Boyles, accompanied by his attorney, Thomas Marshall with the Capital Public Defender's Office in Columbia, Mo., learned of the state's intentions during a motion hearing Monday before Presiding Circuit Judge Michael Pritchett. The state was represented by assistant attorney general Kevin Zoellner...
Early harvest of corn, other crops underway in Southeast Missouri (08/22/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- An early corn harvest is well underway in some portions of Southeast Missouri, and other crops in the region continue to run ahead of schedule as well. Anthony Ohmes, agronomy specialist for University of Missouri Extension's Southeast Region and Mississippi County office, said earlier planting in the spring combined with hotter-than-normal summer days made plants mature quicker...
Cape Girardeau, Jackson change trash schedule for Labor Day (08/22/12)
Cape Girardeau and Jackson will alter their trash pick up schedule in observance of the Labor Day holiday Sept. 3. In Cape Girardeau, the trash/recycling route that would normally be run Sept. 3 will be run Sept. 4, and Sept. 4's route will be run Sept. 5, according to the city's website. There will also be no special pickups Sept. 5. All other routes will remain the same...
Mo. Rep. Akin highlights faith in fundraising plea (08/22/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Republican Congressman Todd Akin is highlighting his Christian faith while asking for help in reviving his Senate campaign. A fundraising appeal sent Wednesday by Akin notes he has asked both God and voters for forgiveness for comments that women's bodies have a way of avoiding pregnancy in cases of what he called "legitimate rape." Akin is continuing his Missouri campaign despite enormous party pressure to drop his challenge of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill...
Democrats seek to tie Akin to House candidates (08/22/12)
DENVER (AP) -- Meet the newest campaign issue for House Democrats: Todd Akin. From Colorado to New Hampshire to Illinois, Democrats already are using the incendiary comments about rape made by the Missouri congressman and Republican Senate candidate as a political bludgeon. In interviews, news releases and tweets, they've blasted Akin for saying victims of "legitimate rape" are able to naturally prevent pregnancy and tried to tie their opponents to legislation he's supported...
Disclaimer warns about Mo. health measure lawsuit (08/22/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri secretary of state's office will warn local election officials about a legal dispute surrounding a health care proposal when it certifies the candidates and issues to appear on the November ballot. Under a court order released Tuesday, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan agreed to include a disclaimer when she certifies the general election ballot stating the ballot summary for the health care measure "is the subject of litigation pending in the Cole County Circuit Court." The disclaimer will warn: "Local Election Authorities should not print the ballots until notified that the court approves the summary statement.". ...
Todd Akin defies GOP leaders to stay in race (08/22/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Rep. Todd Akin defied the nation's top Republicans Tuesday and forged ahead with his besieged Senate bid, declaring the party was overreacting to his comments that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of "legitimate rape" and by insisting he abandon his campaign...
Corps: Low Miss. River levels to persist into fall (08/22/12)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say low water levels that are restricting shipping traffic, forcing harbor closures and causing towboats and barges to run aground on the Mississippi River are expected to continue into October...
Court: Charter schools don't owe millions to KC district (08/22/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An appeals court ruled Tuesday that a Cole County judge erred in ordering charter schools to repay millions to the Kansas City School District. At issue was money diverted from charter schools to help the Kansas City district pay off bonds that were issued to build and upgrade schools as required by a long-running federal desegregation case. ...
Unheard MLK audio found in Tenn. attic (08/22/12)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Stephon Tull was looking through dusty old boxes in his father's attic in Chattanooga, Tenn., a few months ago when he stumbled onto something startling: an audio reel labeled, "Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960." He wasn't sure what he had until he borrowed a friend's reel-to-reel player and listened to the recording of his father interviewing Martin Luther King Jr. ...
Huge fire burns to edge of three California towns (08/22/12)
MANTON, Calif. -- As a lightning-sparked wildfire raged near Lynn Rodgers' home of less than a year, the evacuated resident said Tuesday she remained optimistic -- in spite of her growing frustration and fear. "Yeah, but what can you do? Everything is in God's hands -- and the firefighters," said Rodgers, who lives in Shingletown...
Storms, stings push Diana Nyad to end Cuba-to-Florida swim (08/22/12)
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Diana Nyad ended her fourth attempt to swim across the Straits of Florida on Tuesday, her decades-old dream thwarted, more than anything else, by jellyfish. Storms brewing around her and repeated jellyfish stings forced her out of the water at 12:55 a.m., her crew said. She traveled by boat close to a rocky shoreline in Key West on Tuesday afternoon, just over 72 hours after setting out from Cuba. She made a final short swim to a waiting crowd...
USDA eyes whether tainted beef entered food supply (08/22/12)
FRESNO, Calif. -- Federal regulators who shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving an animal welfare video were investigating Tuesday whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply. The video appears to show workers bungling the slaughter of cows struggling to walk and even stand. Under federal regulations, sick animals cannot be slaughtered for human consumption...
Patent trial over Apple iPhone technology wraps up in Calif. (08/22/12)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A lawyer for Apple said Tuesday that Samsung was having a "crisis of design" after the launch of the iPhone, and executives with the South Korean company were determined to illegally cash in on the success of the revolutionary device...
Today in History (08/22/12)
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 22, the 235th day of 2012. There are 131 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln publicly responded to Horace Greeley's "Prayer of Twenty Millions," which had urged Lincoln to take more drastic steps in abolishing slavery; Lincoln replied that his priority was saving the Union, but also repeated his "personal wish that all men everywhere could be free."...
Israel says Egypt violating peace treaty with tanks (08/22/12)
JERUSALEM -- Israel objected Tuesday to a move by Egypt's new leaders to deploy tanks in a volatile border area, calling the action a violation of the landmark 1979 peace accord between the two nations. The spat is the biggest test yet of the peace agreement -- a cornerstone of regional stability -- since Egypt's Islamist president took power in June, and plays into Israeli fears that the treaty could be threatened down the road...
Americans tune out Afghan war as fighting continues to rage (08/22/12)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- It was once President Barack Obama's "war of necessity." Now, it's America's forgotten war. The Afghan conflict generates barely a whisper on the U.S. presidential campaign trail. It's not a hot topic at the office water cooler or in the halls of Congress -- even though more than 80,000 American troops are still fighting here and dying at a rate of one a day...
Syria's Assad regime steps up use of air power against rebels (08/22/12)
BEIRUT -- Its forces stretched thin on multiple fronts, President Bashar Assad's regime has significantly increased its use of air power against Syrian rebels in recent weeks, causing a spike in civilian casualties. The shift is providing useful clues about the capability of the Syrian air force as Western powers consider the option of enforcing a no-fly zone over the northern part of the country, where rebels control large swaths of territory along the Turkish border...
Notre Dame grad Jonathan Lynch earns spot on men's softball junior national team (08/22/12)
Jonathan Lynch developed an interest in fast-pitch softball while attending tournaments that his father, Paul, competed at. That initial introduction to fast-pitch softball ultimately led to Jonathan Lynch reaching the sport's pinnacle for his age group...
Area digest 8/22/12 (08/22/12)
William White used an 8-iron to ace hole No. 8 at Cape Girardeau Country Club. The hole was playing 125 yards. Dave Roberts and Randy Morse witnessed the shot. Christy Benton used an 8-iron to ace hole No. 11 at Cape Girardeau Country Club. The hole was playing 100 yards...
Westbrook re-signs with Cardinals (08/22/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals solidified their rotation for next season by agreeing to a one-year contract with Jake Westbrook that includes a mutual option for 2014. Adam Wainwright and Jaime Garcia also are expected to be back next year, but Chris Carpenter is coming off surgery to relieve nerve compression in his shoulder, and Kyle Lohse is eligible for free agency...
Wainwright dominates in Cardinals' win over Astros (08/22/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright was given a huge early cushion against a team that's been pushed around for months. He did not let it go to his head. The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander just kept mowing down them. Wainwright matched his career high with 12 strikeouts in a five-hitter, and the Cardinals punished rookie Lucas Harrell with six runs in the first three innings to help get over an excruciating 19-inning loss two days earlier with a 7-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.. ...
Finnegan enjoying time with rebuilding Rams (08/22/12)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Cortland Finnegan's transition to the St. Louis Rams has gone smoothly so far. Finnegan was one of the most sought-after cornerbacks in the free-agent market this past offseason and had several teams interested in him. Maybe the least likely place for a top-tier player to end up is on a bottom-tier team, which the Rams have been over the past five years with a total of 15 victories...
‘Jimmy Kimmel Live' moving into thick of late-night fight (08/22/12)
LOS ANGELES -- "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is moving into the thick of the late-night fight against Jay Leno and David Letterman, ABC said Tuesday, bumping "Nightline" from its longtime perch. Starting in January, Kimmel's talk show will shift from 11:05 p.m. to the 10:35 p.m. time long held by the newsmagazine, taking advantage of Kimmel's ratings growth and the potential for greater ad revenue, the network said...
Johnny Jordan (08/22/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Johnny Leroy Jordan, 78, of Perryville died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 6:30 a.m. until service time Friday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Matthew Marks officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery...
David Walker (08/22/12)
David E. Walker, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Jimmy Pruitt (08/22/12)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Jimmy Lee Pruitt, 51, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at his home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Billy Freeman officiating. Interment will be in Jonesboro Cemetery at a later date...
Louise Sanders (08/22/12)
Louise Caroline Sanders, 94, of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau. She was born Oct. 2, 1917, in Brownville, Neb., daughter of Kenneth and Amelia Clary Young. She and Reece Watson Sanders were married Aug. 12, 1939, in Brownville...
Allen Followell (08/22/12)
Jackie "Allen" Followell, 56, of Bull Shoals, Ark., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at his parents' home in Fairview, Ark. He was born Dec. 9, 1955, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to Jackie W. and Mildred F. Jauch Followell. Allen loved to scuba dive, swim, fish, play cribbage, and was a die-hard fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He retired from Checker Motors after 26 years as a punch press operator...
Perry Dockins Jr. (08/22/12)
Perry Lee "Doc" Dockins Jr., 77, of Yuma, Ariz., died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Yuma. He was born July 14, 1935, in Cape Girardeau. He graduated from Central High School, where he developed his love for band music. He earned bachelor and master degrees in music education from Murray State University. He was a music teacher at San Pasqual High School in Winterhaven, Calif...
Jackson fire report 8/22/12 (08/22/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Jackson police report 8/22/12 (08/22/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/22/12 (08/22/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Burglaries Thefts Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 8/22/12 (08/22/12)
Thousands of hungry tasters visit the Schnucks Food Fest at the Show Me Center; vendors give away a variety of free food; the festival continues today. Searing heat, concentrated along and just ahead of a slow-moving cool front, pushes into Southeast Missouri and sets a new record high temperature at Cape Girardeau; a reading of 102 is observed at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport, breaking the old record set in 1983 by two degrees...
Todd Akin and his Biden moment (08/22/12)
If you thought Joe Biden's "put them back in chains" comment was stupid, it pales by comparison to Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment this weekend. With one stupid slip of the tongue, Akins may have well assured that the Democrats will remain in the Senate majority...
Ethanol mandate (08/22/12)
For much of the summer the country's midsection has dealt with a significant drought, deemed worst for the U.S. in decades. In Missouri the drought has been especially hard hitting, as 95 percent of the state is considered to be in extreme drought or worse...
Speak Out 8/22/12 (08/22/12)
I had to laugh today when I heard a commercial on television; it was a speech that President Obama was giving, I think in Colorado. He was talking about the dirty politics and the dirty campaign ads on TV. I thought the Democrats have some of the lowest, dirtiest ads against Romney that I have ever seen, and here's Obama talking about how dirty the Republican ads are. That is strictly the pot calling the kettle black...
Prayer 8/22/12 (08/22/12)
Lord God, we praise you, for through the blood of Christ there is forgiveness. Amen.
The Redeemed Tour (08/22/12)
Big Daddy Weave with Aaron Shust. At Crossroads Fellowship Church in Jackson Missouri Tickets on sale online now Big Daddy Weave released a brand new album, Love Come to Life, on April 17th and their new album contains songs full of passion and energy which focus on transparency and a spiritual renewal within the band. ...
Young Philanthropist (08/22/12)
Destiny Matysik, of Cape, turned 9 and wanted a big birthday party. She decided to have it as a fundraiser instead of gifts. After deciding the charities she wanted to help, Bootheel Harley-Davidson sponsored her birthday with a live band, bounce house and other fun stuff. ...
Michael's Day" (08/22/12)
August 19, 2012 Charleston, MO One year ago today our family was devastated to learn that Michael Lynn Walker had been taken from our world through an accidental electrocution while at work. Michael was part of the maintenance team for the Southeast Correctional Center, located in Charleston, Missouri...
SEMO Fair Pageant (08/22/12)
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release August 21, 2012 UPCOMING SEMO FAIR PAGEANT: The "SEMO FAIR PAGEANT" will be held Sunday, September 9th! Location will be the R & R Tent at the SEMO Fairgrounds in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The starting time will be 3:00 pm...
Daddy's Birthday with the Cardinals (08/22/12)
Trenton in the bleachers at Busch Stadium.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (08/22/12)
Goldilocks is 8 months old. He is a very lovable kitty! Goldilocks is available for adoption at The Humane Society 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org.
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