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Fight against pit bull shooting charge begins away from Marble Hill, Mo. (10/26/12)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- A Marble Hill, Mo., man continued his yearlong fight on Thursday to clear his name of an animal abuse charge that accuses him of shooting a pit bull because it was getting on his nerves. Levi W. Snider, 24, pleaded not guilty in a Madison County courtroom on Thursday, a couple dozen miles from Marble Hill, where police say Snider recklessly killed his neighbor's dog because of its incessant barking. ...
Turning 200: Cape Girardeau County celebrates its founding (10/26/12)
Joseph McFerron, the first court clerk of the Cape Girardeau District, and later Cape Girardeau County, was possibly left-handed. He didn't use punctuation and had a habit of not picking up his pen between words as he recorded minutes into the books kept for quarter sessions, as county commission-type meetings were called in 1813...
New victim of Poplar Bluff sex offender looks likely (10/26/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Authorities say they have discovered another child victim of a registered sex offender accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl Wednesday. More charges could be filed against Jeffrey Dean Shelton as the investigation continues, according to police and prosecutors...
Alleged kidnapper called 911 to say his victim wanted to go home (10/26/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Before police found Jeffrey Dean Shelton and a missing 5-year-old girl named Abigail in his sport utility vehicle Wednesday afternoon, he called 911 to tell authorities the girl he allegedly had abducted from her Wood Street residence early in the day was ready to go home...
Southeast DPS have suspect in sexual misconduct incidents reported on campus (10/26/12)
Authorities at Southeast Missouri State University say they are closing in on a man who has reportedly been exposing his genitals to female students across campus over the past several weeks. No arrests have been made but a suspect has been identified, said Doug Richards, director of the university's Department of Public Safety. ...
Union County woman reports voter intimidation call (10/26/12)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Residents of Union County, Illinois, are being reminded to report incidents of voter intimidation in the wake of a telephone call that a county voter said pressured her to cast an absentee ballot. Union County Clerk Bobby Toler, Jr., said Thursday that the call is being investigated and had been brought to his attention by a woman who had formerly served as a county election judge...
Candidate questionnaire: Doug Libla (10/26/12)
NAME: Doug Libla AGE: 60 PLACE OF BIRTH: Greenville, MO SPOUSE'S, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Spouse -- Elaine Libla 1 Daughter & 2 Grandsons EDUCATION: Greenville High School -- Greenville, MO Three Rivers College OCCUPATION: Self-Employed EMPLOYER: None...
Candidate questionnaire: Dave Spence (10/26/12)
NAME: Dave Spence AGE: 54 PLACE OF BIRTH: Saint Louis, Missouri SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Suzie Spence -- Spouse Logan, Tierney, Paige,Keeley EDUCATION: B.S. University of Missouri-Columbia OCCUPATION: Small Businessman EMPLOYER: Self BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART:...
Candidate questionnaire: Clint Zweifel (10/26/12)
NAME: Clint Zweifel AGE: 38 PLACE OF BIRTH: Florissant, MO SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: My wife Janice and I have two daughters, Selma and Ellie. EDUCATION: B.S. in Political Science from University of Missouri - St. Louis MBA from University of Missouri - St. Louis...
Stoddard County man hurt in wreck near Advance (10/26/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- A Bloomfield, Mo., man is in serious condition following a wreck Wednesday on Highway 25, one mile south of Advance. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 23-year-old Kelly Cagle was northbound when his vehicle, a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, drove into the southbound lane, striking another pickup head-on. That vehicle, a 2004 Dodge Ram, was driven by 18-year-old Rosa Stoltzfus of Advance, who was uninjured. The patrol report states she was searing her seat belt...
Route Z in Stoddard Co. reduced for bridge repairs (10/26/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route Z in Stoddard County, between County Road 725 and County Road 733, will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Akin remarks remain in spotlight in Mo. Senate bid (10/26/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Since first uttering the regrettable comments about "legitimate rape," Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin has been his own most formidable foe -- distracting attention from his big-government campaign theme against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill by continuing to say quirky or questionable things...
Couple accused of using, printing counterfeit money (10/26/12)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis-area couple is facing federal charges after a large amount of counterfeit money was allegedly found at their home. Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old Misty Ann Root and 37-year-old Daniel Wayne Flynn, both of Imperial, Mo., are charged with counterfeiting. ...
American Airlines sets Columbia flight times (10/26/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- American Airlines says its new flights from Columbia to Dallas and Chicago will start Feb. 14. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported the carrier announced Wednesday that bookings for the flights will start Nov. 4...
Plane crash in lake kills 1 (10/26/12)
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. -- A 78-year-old pilot is dead and his wife critically injured after their small plane crashed into a St. Louis County lake. The pilot is identified as Russell Hazelton of Factoryville, Pa. His wife, 69-year-old Suzanne Hazelton, is in critical condition...
US economic growth up to still-modest 2 pct. rate (10/26/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster 2 percent annual rate from July through September, buoyed by more spending by consumers and the federal government. Even with the increase from a 1.3 percent growth rate in the April-June quarter, the economy remains too weak to rapidly boost job creation...
Why don't these voters decide? Some like to mull (10/26/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Who are these people who still can't make up their minds? They're undecided voters like Kelly Cox, who spends his days repairing the big rigs that haul central California's walnuts, grapes, milk and more across America. He doesn't put much faith in either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. But he figures he's got plenty of time -- a little more than a week -- to settle on one of them before Nov. 6. And he definitely does plan to vote...
Stocks edge higher, breaking a weeklong slump (10/26/12)
NEW YORK -- A weak showing in home sales and a mixed batch of earnings reports kept stocks flipping between minor gains and losses on Wall Street. By the end of the day, the major indexes managed to eke out their second day of gains this week. A strong profit report from Procter & Gamble helped indexes start higher early Thursday, but stocks weakened in late morning trading after a realtor group said that the pace of contracts for new home sales had leveled off...
NYC officer arrested in ghoulish kidnap plot (10/26/12)
NEW YORK -- A city police officer was charged Thursday with leading a ghoulish double life by using a law enforcement database and fetish chat rooms to dream up a plot to torture women and then cook and eat their body parts. Gilberto Valle, 28, left a trail of emails, instant messages and computer files detailing the bizarre cannibalism scheme, according to a criminal complaint, which identified two women as Victim 1 and Victim 2...
Obama to Romney: Break all ties to Senate candidate and his views (10/26/12)
CINCINNATI -- President Barack Obama, seeking to shore up support among women, intensified his pressure Thursday on Mitt Romney to break all ties with a Republican Senate candidate who said that if a woman becomes pregnant from rape it is "something God intended."...
Airports getting less-invasive body scanners (10/26/12)
CHICAGO -- The U.S. is quietly removing full-body X-ray scanners from seven major airports and replacing them with a different type of machine that produces a cartoon-like outline instead of the naked images that have been compared to a virtual strip search...
Today in History (10/26/12)
Today is Friday, Oct. 26, the 300th day of 2012. There are 66 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 26, 1942, Japanese planes badly damaged the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during World War II. (The Hornet sank early the next morning; the battle itself ended in a tactical victory for Japan, but ultimately a strategic win for the Allies.)...
Syria commits to 4-day truce, but prospects dim (10/26/12)
BEIRUT -- The embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad promised Thursday to observe a U.N.-proposed truce during a four-day Muslim holiday, while rebels claimed major gains in the key battleground of Aleppo. The truce, to begin Friday with the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday, appears in jeopardy from the outset. Neither side has shown an interest in laying down arms, instead pushing for incremental military gains...
Hurricane lashes Bahamas after 21 deaths elsewhere (10/26/12)
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Hurricane Sandy lashed the central Bahamas on Thursday night with violent winds and torrential rains, after raging through the Caribbean where it caused at least 21 deaths and forced postponement of a hearing at the Guantanamo Naval Base on Cuba...
6 dead in new ethnic violence in Myanmar (10/26/12)
YANGON, Myanmar -- At least 56 people have been killed and nearly 2,000 homes destroyed in the latest outbreak of ethnic violence in western Myanmar, a government official said Thursday. The 25 men and 31 women were reported dead in four Rakhine state townships in violence between the Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities that re-erupted Sunday, local government spokesman Win Myaing said. He said some 1,900 homes had been burned down in fresh conflict...
Israeli PM's party to align with hardliners (10/26/12)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister announced Thursday that he was joining forces with his hard-line foreign minister in upcoming elections, instantly creating a hawkish new bloc that now appears poised to lead the country. The deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party and Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beitenu makes the new ticket the clear front-runner in the January elections, giving the ultranationalist foreign minister, a staunch opponent of concessions to the Palestinians, a major say in any future peace efforts. ...
Central football team beats Festus for second time in six days (10/26/12)
Central's defense dominated throughout Thursday night's first-round district game. Once Central's offense started finishing drives with touchdowns, visiting Festus had no chance. Central pulled away from a 6-6 halftime tie and rolled to a 31-6 victory in a battle of Tigers...
Hayti football team overtakes St. Vincent in second half (10/26/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Hayti finished strong for a 20-14 come-from-behind victory over St. Vincent in a Class 1 District 1 elimination game on Thursday. St. Vincent, the No. 4 seed, saw its playoff hopes dashed as No. 5 Hayti scored two second-half touchdowns to overcome an eight-point deficit...
Sikeston routs Perryville in district football game (10/26/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The top-seeded Sikeston Bulldogs advanced to the semifinals of the Class 4, District 1 playoffs with a 71-7 victory over eighth-seeded Perryville Pirates. The Bulldogs scored 45 points in the first quarter and added 26 points in the second quarter to take a 71-0 halftime lead...
High school roundup: Central swimmers nip Jackson in dual meet (10/26/12)
Central's Ramsey Scott won two individual events and swam on two winning relays to help the Tigers nip Jackson 94-91 in boys swimming Thursday at Central Pool. Scott won the 50 and 100 freestyles and swam legs on the Tigers' 200 and 400 freestyle relays. Central also won the 200 medley relay...
Advance, Perryville attempt to reach volleyball final four Saturday (10/26/12)
The sectional and quarterfinal competition for the Advance and Perryville volleyball teams has taken shape as they attempt to reach the final four next week in Cape Girardeau. Both teams will be in action Saturday. Advance (27-4-4), which defeated St. ...
Scott City football team sloshes to district victory (10/26/12)
The Scott City football team overcame a pair of lightning delays to roll in its first-round district game Thursday night. Scott City swamped host Jefferson 46-22 as the Rams earn a district semifinal date Wednesday at Caruthersville, the top seed for the eight-team district...
Redhawks gymnastics team hires '05 NCAA champion as assistant (10/26/12)
Southeast Missouri State gymnastics coach Kristi Ewasko has completed her staff with the hiring of 2005 NCAA champion Michael Reavis as an assistant coach. Reavis will coach Southeast's uneven bars competitors. He will also assist with administrative and other coaching duties during the year...
Southeast Missouri State football team visits winless Austin Peay (10/26/12)
Southeast Missouri State coach Tony Samuel has good reason to expect a difficult time Saturday even though winless Austin Peay is being outscored by an average of 34 points per game. The Redhawks haven't had things easy with the Governors in recent years despite winning nine of the past 11 meetings...
Giants take 2-0 lead on Tigers in World Series (10/26/12)
By BEN WALKER Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- A Giant dose of small ball, and suddenly San Francisco finds itself in a most unique position -- way ahead in a postseason series. Madison Bumgarner shut down the Detroit Tigers for seven innings, then the Giants took advantage of a bunt that stayed fair to eke out the go-ahead run in a 2-0 win Thursday night for a 2-0 edge in the World Series...
South side state of mind: Cindy brings her act to Cape (10/26/12)
Cindy Youngren isn't really from any "south side," geographically speaking. She's from Brimfield, Ill., a town of 850 -- too small to have a south or north side -- near Peoria in the heart of Illinois. But, she says, "south side" isn't a specific place as much as it is an attitude, which is why her musical act is called South Side Cindy. To her, it means tough and street smart...
'Meet the Band!' introduces audiences to Southeast Missouri State University's jazz ensembles (10/26/12)
During the fall and spring, there's a little more variety injected into Cape Girardeau's live music offerings. It comes in the form of jazz. Between two student bands and a group made up of music faculty and alumni, the jazz program at Southeast Missouri State University plays several live performances between the start of fall classes in August and the end of spring classes in May. ...
Best Bet 10/26/12 (10/26/12)
The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls will host their annual Halloween party fundraiser "Music and Mayhem" at 8 p.m. today at Pitter's, 811 Broadway. Wear a costume and dance the night away with the Roller Girls. DJ Alex Mayes will provide music. Team members will be there to party and sell raffle tickets for prizes. A costume contest with guest judges and prizes will be at 11 p.m. A $3 donation to the team is requested...
You betcha: Fargo awaits TV version of Oscar-winning movie (10/26/12)
FARGO, N.D. -- Ask folks what they first thought about the 1996 movie that made their city famous, and some will tell you they were not fans. Some residents initially didn't appreciate the dark humor or were offended by the extreme violence. Not to mention those heavy accents on "you betcha" and "ya sure."...
ARTifacts 10/26/12 (10/26/12)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Romance author and Fredericktown native CaSondra Poulsen will help Nevaeh Faith Christian Store at Fredericktown celebrate its first anniversary with a book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3. She has invited other local authors, including Randy Pogue and Regina Tittel, to join her. ...
Jeanette Rooker (10/26/12)
Jeanette M. Rooker, 77, of Marble Hill, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 12, 1935 in St. Louis to Haskel Virgil and Mary Ferguson. She and Clifford A. "Jack" Rooker were married Aug. 22, 1950, in Haywood, Mo. He passed away on Nov. 28, 2001...
Georgia Biri (10/26/12)
Georgia Mae Biri, 82, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at her home. She was born Oct. 20, 1930, at Neely's Landing, daughter of George David and Eula Ray Robison Clingingsmith. She and Loyd J. Biri were married Aug. 14, 1948. Biri worked for the former Litz Poultry in Jackson and then for Southeast Missouri State University in housekeeping for 12 years...
Delbert Ikerman (10/26/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- John "Delbert" Ikerman, 75, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at his home. He was born June 16, 1937, in Delta, to the late Virgil and Edna Hodge Ikerman. He and Georgia Mae Kirn were married Aug. 23, 1958, in Benton...
Jude Pease (10/26/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Julian "Jude" Everett Pease, 70, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. Jude was born Jan. 25, 1942, in Maynard, Ark., to the late Murray and Mildred Moody Pease. On Jan. 16, 1981, he married his best friend, Shirley Black, and she survives...
Mary Smith (10/26/12)
Mary Ann Smith, 50, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 25, 1962, in Cape Girardeau, to Alvin Ray and Jesse Maxine Craft Schenimann. She and Curtis Wayne Smith were married Nov. 1, 1980...
John VanGennip (10/26/12)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- John J. VanGennip, 83, of Leopold passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was born March 25, 1929, at Glennon, Mo., to Martin and Rose Heimsath VanGennip...
Deborah Witt (10/26/12)
Deborah Williamson Witt, 57, of Midland N.C., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born March 12, 1955, in Memphis, Tenn., to Gloria Lakenan Williamson and the late William Taylor Williamson...
Clara Wheeler (10/26/12)
PULASKI, Ill. -- Clara L. Wheeler, 80, of Pulaski died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to time of service Saturday at the Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Internment will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mounds National Cemetery...
Births 10/26/12 (10/26/12)
Daughter to Dylan Wis Quertermous and Tina Marie Brenestall of Scott City, Saint Francis Medical Center, 7:09 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Name, Ava Hope. Weight 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Second daughter. Ms. Brenestall is the daughter of Cathy Gifford and William Moyer of Cape Girardeau. Young is the son of John and Linda White of Fredericktown, Mo. He is employed by Burger King...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/26/12 (10/26/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/26/12 (10/26/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls, Wednesday:...
Jackson police report 10/26/12 (10/26/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 10/26/12 (10/26/12)
There's a lot of activity at the Arena Building these days; new offices are being constructed, and an agreement has been reached with the Kiwanis Club to use the facility weekly for Bingo; the new Show Me Center, which opened in August, hasn't caused a significant reduction of the number of events held at the Arena Building...
A good week - one worth reliving (10/26/12)
There are times when it would be good to have a rewind button for our lives. Last week was one of those. My younger son was home for a visit. He couldn't have picked a better time. The weather was good. The autumn colors were spectacular. The apples were ready to be turned into apple butter. And we found a persimmon tree loaded with fruit, so now we know what winter will be like...
Halloween safety (10/26/12)
If you are a parent of a young child, you've probably already made plans for Halloween on Wednesday. For some children it's all about the costumes, dressing up like a super hero, ballerina or any number of other characters. And don't forget about the candy...
Time for change (10/26/12)
From "Fast and Furious" to stimulus to "Obamacare" the lying, cheating, thieving nature of the present administration in Washington is astounding. Thousands of new, unfair and probably illegal regulations have been heaped upon Americans. Many, many citizens have been arrested, imprisoned and then financially destroyed for breaking those unreasonable regulations. Why?...
Speak Out 10/26/12 (10/26/12)
I work at a small restaurant with very limited tables. When customers come in to eat and stay for an hour or an hour and a half after finishing their meal, I don't think they realize that the waitress has just lost wages for the day. If you are going to stay and visit for a long time, that is fine, but then you should tip appropriately for taking a table that could have served several more customers. ...
Prayer 10/26/12 (10/26/12)
O Father God, the Great I Am, we marvel at the beauty of your creation. Amen.
US Bank donates to Jackson R-2 School District (10/26/12)
US Bank donated $1300 to the Jackson R-2 School District Foundation. The funds will go to provide Teaching and Learning Grants to teachers at the Jackson R-2 School District. The teachers identify specific needs in their classrooms that are not currently met due to budget limitations. ...
US Bank donates to the SEMO Food Bank (10/26/12)
US Bank donated $1200 to the Southeast Missouri Food Bank. The US Bancorp Foundation donates to organizations that offer support to programs that improve the educational and economic opportunites of low income families. Pictured are Kristen Canter, Development Director for the Food Bank, and Steve Green, Market President US Bank...
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