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Man charged in fatal shooting makes first court appearance (09/24/12)
Steven Lee Williams, a Cape Girardeau man charged in Thursday night's deadly shooting, made his first court appearance Monday morning, in which he applied for a public defender and had a preliminary hearing set for Oct. 18. Williams is alleged to have shot multiple rounds into Darcus T. Purl, described by a witness as a romantic rival, at the corner of Locust Street and Ranney Avenue Thursday night. Williams is being held at the Cape Girardeau County Jail in lieu of a $2 million bond...
Akin to make another stop in Cape Girardeau (09/24/12)
A campaign event for U.S. Rep. Todd Akin planned in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday will feature conservative activists Phyllis Schlafly, Dick Bott and David Lane. Akin, a six-term Republican member of the House of Representatives, is challenging Democrat incumbent Claire McCaskill for her U.S. Senate seat. Akin and and other conservatives are making stops throughout the state this week on a "Missouri Common Sense Bus Tour."...
Missouri rice production now extends as far north as Cape (09/24/12)
While rice has been grown for more than 20 years in the Southeast Missouri Bootheel, it's now produced as far north as Cape Girardeau. "They're finding out they actually can grow it, do well with it," said Donn Beighley, a rice breeder and manager of Southeast Missouri State University's Missouri Rice Research and Demonstration Farm in Malden, Mo. "I think Missouri producers are very progressive. They're willing to try new things."...
Gun, knife show draws more than 6,500 to Show Me Center (09/24/12)
The Missouri Gun and Knife Show is about the buying and selling of guns. However, that doesn't always happen for every dealer who makes the trip to Cape Girardeau. "Some people will sell $30,000 worth of merchandise in a three-day period and some will sell nothing, but they'll still come back at every show," said Ron Warren, who came from Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., to sell antique guns from his collection at the Show Me Center event...
Lecturer at SEMO to discuss Jefferson's 'separation of church and state' remark (09/24/12)
A Rhodes scholar will talk about what Thomas Jefferson meant about keeping church and state separate when he championed the idea at a special lecture this week at Southeast Missouri State University. The Crader Family Endowment for American Values will present a lecture by Dr. Daniel Dreisbach, professor at American University in Washington, D.C., at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Rose Theatre...
Insanity difficult to prove in court system, experts say (09/24/12)
Stephen Wilson didn't need long to determine that the insanity plea was Joshua Wolf's best chance. For the Cape Girardeau criminal defense lawyer, after he took the case in the summer of 2000, it really took little more than knowing what the 15-year-old had been accused of doing...
Authorities investigating body found in road near Gibson, Mo. (09/24/12)
GIBSON, Mo. -- Authorities are investigating the death of a 20-year-old Kennett, Mo., woman found lying in the roadway Friday. According to the Dunklin County Sheriff's Department's, authorities received a 911 call requesting medical assistance on County Road 322 near Gibson. Authorities discovered a woman, later identified as Autumn Rain Medley, lying in the roadway...
Guilty verdict in Charleston murder case (09/24/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Charleston man was found guilty in a murder trial on all three charges by a jury Friday. Jevon Jones, 20, was found guilty of second-degree murder, first-degree attempted robbery and armed criminal action for the shooting death of Justine L. ...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 9/24/12 (09/24/12)
1 Barton Square, Jackson 9 a.m. today Action items...
MoDOT officials say fatal crash shows why highway law was needed (09/24/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The death of a Missouri Department of Transportation motorist-assist worker last week illustrates why a state law was enacted to protect emergency responders and highway workers who work within feet of speeding traffic, state transportation officials said...
Todd Akin rebuilding Missouri Senate bid after rape remark (09/24/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Written off by many in his own party a mere month ago, Republican Rep. Todd Akin has been slowly rebuilding his Senate campaign after apologizing for inflammatory remarks about pregnancy and rape. Now Akin is approaching a critical week that could determine whether his re-emerging campaign can gain enough momentum to put Missouri back in the battleground column as Republicans attempt to win control of the Senate from Democrats...
Goebbels' early writings to be auctioned off this week (09/24/12)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The love letters, school papers and dramatic works of college-age Joseph Goebbels reveal a romantic young man beginning to show signs of anti-Semitism and egotistical and controlling behavior, according to a Connecticut auction house selling the pre-war writings of Adolf Hitler's propaganda chief...
GM offering big discounts to boost sales of electric car (09/24/12)
DETROIT -- General Motors rolled out the Chevrolet Volt two years ago with lofty sales goals and the promise of a new technology that someday would help end America's dependence on oil. So it seemed like a good thing in August when sales of the $40,000 car set a monthly record of 2,800. But a closer look shows that things aren't what they seem for the cutting-edge car...
2012 election challenge: Corral undecided likely voters (09/24/12)
WASHINGTON -- Loretta Mitchell is 100 percent sure she's going to vote in the presidential race come November. She doesn't have a clue who'll get that vote. That makes her a rare and highly sought after commodity: an undecided likely voter. The challenge for President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney is how to lay claim to this small but important swath of the electorate. These people are truly up for grabs, claim they're intent on voting and yet aren't paying that much attention...
Novel courts handle low-level crimes across the country (09/24/12)
SAN FRANCISCO -- In most courtrooms, spontaneous applause could get you thrown out. But in this San Francisco court, it's expected -- and strongly encouraged for the defendants. Bowls of hard candy rest in front of the judge's bench, as a reward for the men and women making their weekly court appearances and attending group therapy. Almost daily, the judge awards one standout a $5 grocery store gift card -- while the gallery claps and cheers...
Texas death-row inmate prepares for third trip to execution chamber (09/24/12)
LIVINGSTON, Texas -- What Cleve Foster remembers most about his recent brushes with death is the steel door, the last one condemned Texas inmates typically walk through before their execution. "You can't take your eyes off that door," he said. But twice over the past year and a half, Foster has come within moments of being escorted through the door, only to be told the U.S. Supreme Court had halted his scheduled punishment...
Federal dollars helped fuel gas boom (09/24/12)
PITTSBURGH -- It sounds like a free-market success story: a natural gas boom created by drilling company innovation, delivering a vast new source of cheap energy without the government subsidies that solar and wind power demand. "The free market has worked its magic," the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council, an industry group, claimed over the summer...
Officials: Florida man wanted to cook rare sea turtle (09/24/12)
TAMPA, Fla. -- A rare sea turtle that a Florida fisherman wanted to cook and eat has been released back into the wild. Officials at The Florida Aquarium say the fisherman snagged the Kemp's ridley sea turtle in May. Instead of releasing it, he put the 15-pound juvenile turtle in a tank in his backyard in Tampa...
Today in History (09/24/12)
Today is Monday, Sept. 24, the 268th day of 2012. There are 98 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 24, 1890, the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Wilford Woodruff, wrote a manifesto renouncing the practice of polygamy, or plural marriage (the manifesto was formally accepted by the Mormon Church the following month)...
World leaders to begin annual meeting at U.N. (09/24/12)
UNITED NATIONS -- Democratic uprisings across the Arab world and the Palestinians' bid for U.N. membership sparked excitement and hope at last year's meeting of world leaders. But with war raging in Syria, the Palestinian application sidelined, and deadly protests generated by an anti-Islamic video, the mood as this year's U.N. gathering begins is one of disappointment and frustration...
Libyan government orders ‘illegitimate' militias to disband (09/24/12)
BENGHAZI, Libya -- The Libyan army Sunday said it raided several militia outposts operating outside government control in the capital, Tripoli, while in the east, the militia suspected in the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate said it had disbanded on orders of the country's president...
Iraq shrugs off calls to reconsider death penalty (09/24/12)
BAGHDAD -- Iraq has executed nearly 100 people so far this year, an increase over previous years that has intensified concern about whether defendants are receiving fair trials in a country where the United States has spent billions of dollars trying to reform the judicial system after decades of dictatorship...
Prophet film protesters clash with Greek police (09/24/12)
ATHENS, Greece -- Greek riot police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse Muslim protesters who clashed with officers Sunday during a rally against a film produced in the U.S. that denigrates Islam's Prophet Muhammad. No injuries were reported...
Suicide bomber kills 2, injures 45 in Nigeria (09/24/12)
BAUCHI, Nigeria -- A suicide car bomber attacked a Catholic church conducting Mass in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing two people and wounding another 45 in a region under assault by a radical Islamist sect, officials said. An Associated Press journalist heard the explosion after 9 a.m. ...
Argentine workers enjoy nearly the most national paid holidays (09/24/12)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Thousands of Argentines began spilling out of the capital Friday night to make the most of the long weekend, which congress approved just three weeks ago. Today's holiday makes for a total of 19 national paid holidays this year, more than nearly every other country in the world. Only Colombia comes close in Latin America, with 18...
Southeast Missouri State kicker honored by OVC in weekly football awards (09/24/12)
Southeast Missouri State senior kicker Drew Geldbach played a key role in Saturday's thrilling 41-38 double-overtime win over Tennessee Tech. Geldbach was recognized for his clutch performance Sunday by being named the Ohio Valley Conference co-specialist of the week...
Loseman wins City of Roses Half-Marathon (09/24/12)
Chris Loseman was the overall male winner at the recent City of Roses Half-Marathon, finishing the event in 1 hour, 10 minutes, 22 seconds. Jessica Bollinger finished first among the females, covering the 13.1-mile distance in 1:29.40. RESULTS Male Overall -- 1. Chris Loseman (1:10:22); 2. Ryan Lane (1:11:58); 3. Caleb Zustiak (1:20:16); 4. Andy Johnson (1:22:09); 5. Mark Hahn (1:24:03)...
Cardinals win Cubs series, protect wild-card lead (09/24/12)
CHICAGO -- Pete Kozma picked a big spot for his first major league home run. Kozma had two hits and drove in two runs to help Kyle Lohse and the short-handed St. Louis Cardinals win for the sixth time in seven games, holding their lead in the NL wild-card race with a 6-3 win Sunday over the Chicago Cubs...
Rams get sacked for second loss (09/24/12)
CHICAGO -- With a Chicago Bears' rush hounding Sam Bradford most of the day and no running game to balance it out, the St. Louis Rams were still within reach of victory in the fourth quarter Sunday. "I think the biggest thing for us as an offense when things aren't going well, when things aren't going great, we got to learn to create momentum from within. ...
Redhawks' OVC opener was a wild success (09/24/12)
You would have to look long and hard to find a wilder, crazier college football game than what took place Saturday at Houck Stadium. Southeast's 41-38 double-overtime win over defending Ohio Valley Conference tri-champion Tennessee Tech in the Redhawks' league opener was a blast to watch...
‘Homeland' and ‘Modern Family' win big at Emmys (09/24/12)
LOS ANGELES -- "Homeland," which puts the battle against terrorism on American soil, was honored as best drama series at Sunday's Emmys and earned trophies for stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. "Modern Family" was named best comedy. "We feel so lucky, lucky not only to have jobs in these challenging times, but to have jobs that we love with people we love," said Steven Levitan, co-creator of "Modern Family."...
Disfigured fresco rides global fame (09/24/12)
MADRID -- The image appears on T-shirts and cellphone covers, coffee mugs and wine labels. And the 80-year-old pensioner who just weeks ago was mortified by the global stir she created with her botched restoration of a fresco of Christ is now looking to get a piece of the action...
People on the move 9/24/12 (09/24/12)
Angela Francis, of Angela Francis Interiors LLC of Cape Girardeau, was recently honored by St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles magazine. Francis won the best library/home office category for the design of her home library. Mary Kay honors top producers for the quarter...
Talking shop with Ken Enke, president of Winnelson (09/24/12)
Ken Enke was a drummer in need of a day job when a fellow band member told him Winnelson, a wholesale plumbing supply company, was hiring for its warehouse. Fifty years later, Enke is now president and just opened the Bath and Kitchen Idea Center on North Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau to showcase plumbing products for home and commercial use...
Scott City flooring company changes hands (09/24/12)
Heartland Custom Flooring in Scott City is now owned by Rob and Joan Stephens of Jackson. Heartland Custom Flooring, previously owned by Fred Lange, was founded in 1994. The business offers commercial and residential flooring brands in hardwood, ceramic, carpet, laminate and vinyl. ...
Orville Birk (09/24/12)
Orville O. Birk, 79, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 29, 1933, in Tilsit, to Martin M. and Martha A. Best Birk. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit. He and Mary Ann Hennecke were married July 6, 1958, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville. Their marriage was blessed with two children...
Vincent Essner (09/24/12)
KELSO, Mo. — Vincent Stephen Essner, 92, of Kelso died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ethel Grindstaff (09/24/12)
Ethel Grindstaff, 91, of Whitewater died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Anna Zahner (09/24/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Anna Marie Zahner, 70, of Perryville died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Laurel, Mont. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bruce Owens officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Highland, Mo...
Births 9/24/12 (09/24/12)
Son to David Lance and Katrina Sedora Green of Marble Hill, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 9:16 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. Name, Bentley Dae. Weight, 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Green is the former Katrina Nenninger, daughter of Roger and Theresa Nenninger of Leopold, Mo., and Robert and Irene Heflin of Marble Hill. She is employed at the Ford Groves Body Shop. Green is the son of Roy and Judy Green of Bell City, Mo. He is employed by Nestle Purina...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/24/12 (09/24/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Assault...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/24/12 (09/24/12)
Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Jackson police report 9/24/12 (09/24/12)
The Jackson Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 9/24/12 (09/24/12)
A stormwater drainage problem at an intersection, virtually in the shadows of city hall, could prove costly to correct; a study by Delta Engineering Consultants Inc. of Cape Girardeau has concluded that it would cost $150,000 to address the problems at Middle and Independence streets...
Wall of Separation (09/24/12)
The relationship between government and religious freedom is one that has been in the news a lot lately. In the United States, we hold our religious freedom -- and the right to express our opinion on it -- as one of our basic foundations for a free society...
Congratulations to Alma Schrader (09/24/12)
How very proud I was Thursday morning as I attended Alma Schrader's Constitution Day and Heroes Recognition Assembly. Ruth Ann Orr, Julia Unnerstall and the entire staff at Alma Schrader are to be congratulated and recognized for their visible and measurable efforts in educating our young children, instilling them with love of country!...
Speak Out 9/24/12 (09/24/12)
The Jackson vs. Poplar Bluff game was excellent Sept. 14, but the best part of the game was at the end when both teams joined together in one huddle, knelt and prayed. That is the photo that should have made the paper. Intolerance Our society is seeing what happens when the people crying the loudest for tolerance about their religion, politics and beliefs are actually more intolerant of those with opposing views...
Prayer 9/24/12 (09/24/12)
O Lord Jesus, may we do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Amen.
Perryville grad takes new job in Missouri Guard (09/24/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The 2nd General Studies Battalion, 140th Regiment Missouri Regional Training Institute, of Fort Leonard Wood, recently held a change of command ceremony at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. Lt. Col. James L. Bunch replaced Lt. Col. Michael Winkler, a 1979 graduate of Perryville High School, as both commander of second battalion and the full-time administrative officer of the 140th...
The Redeemed tour at crossroads Sept 21 (09/24/12)
Nathan Bedingfield w/ Arron Shusts band
The Redeemed tour at crossroads Sept 21 (09/24/12)
Aaron Shust
The Redeemed tour at crossroads Sept 21 (09/24/12)
Big Daddy Weave
The Redeemed tour at crossroads Sept 21 (09/24/12)
Crossroads church
Airport Fun Day & Open House (09/24/12)
A Robinson R44 Helicopter cruises the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport's west ramp, on it's way to pick up more riders during the Airport Fun Day and Open House this past Saturday.
Hummingbirds 2012 (09/24/12)
Feeding time.
Delbert Schmidt Grand Marshall East Perry Fair (09/24/12)
Taken during the parade at East Perry Fair on Sep 21, 2012. Delbert Schmidt is the Parade Marshall.
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