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Stories from Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Drug trial postponed (12/05/12)
The second drug trial of Charles Anthony Robinson, set to take place on Wednesday, has been delayed again; this time because a witness was not available. Assistant prosecuting attorney Julie Koester said a continuance was granted by Judge William Syler at the request of Robinson and his lawyer, Steve Wilson. Wilson did not return calls seeking comment...
City awaiting details from owner of Wiggery building (12/05/12)
City inspectors hope to receive a detailed plan to get the condemned former Wiggery building into compliance from its owners this week. "They need to tell and show us how they are going to approach the issues," said Tim Morgan, inspection services director for the city of Cape Girardeau. "Then we can either grant them more time or move forward with condemnation. In most cases we do grant them more time if they have a solid plan."...
Public defenders ease off caseload limits, still worried about fairness (12/05/12)
The Missouri public defender system is easing off caseload limits that have led to disagreements over whether state defense attorneys have the time and resources to represent some criminal defendants, the system's director said Tuesday. The decision to allow greater flexibility for public defenders to take on additional clients, even as their caseload limits are near the maximum, could temporarily lessen tensions among some defenders, prosecutors, judges and attorneys. ...
3 hope to be Perryville superintendent (12/05/12)
Another step was taken Tuesday by the Perry County School Board in its search to replace retiring superintendent Kevin Dunn. After narrowing down a list of 15 candidates, three finalists vying for the position appeared separately before a gathering of the school board and district staff members to introduce themselves and make the case for their hiring...
Emerson's seat draws interest from old, new blood (12/05/12)
And the list goes on. The field of Republicans interested in being nominated to run in a special election next year that will determine a replacement for U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson grew quickly Tuesday, the day after the nine-term congresswoman announced she will leave Capitol Hill in February...
New election set in Mo. House race for 2 precincts (12/05/12)
KENNETT, Mo. (AP) -- Some voters in the Bootheel will be voting a second time in a Missouri House race. The Daily Dunklin Democrat reports that a judge set a new election for Dec. 18 in two precincts of the 150th House District. Officials in Dunklin County had said it appears that some voters who live in the neighboring 152nd District were given ballots for the 150th District, and vice versa...
Road briefs (12/05/12)
The Missouri Department of Transportation will reduce two sections of southbound Interstate 55 in Perry County to one lane for pavement repairs. Construction on the first section, from Route K to Route F, will begin 7 a.m., Tuesday with completion expected at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Work on the second section, from Route T to Highway 51, will begin 7 a.m., Thursday and be finished by 2:30 p.m., Friday. The work zone will be marked...
Scott City man charged with six felonies in sexual assault of 15-year-old girl (12/05/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- A 25-year-old Scott City man sexually abused a 15-year-old girl twice in September, according to criminal charges filed Monday in Scott County Circuit Court. The charges claim the first incident took place on the floor of a room where other people were sleeping...
Mother, child taken to hospital after Cape rollover accident (12/05/12)
A 2-month-old girl and her 28-year-old mother, both of Patton, Mo., were taken to a hospital late Tuesday morning after they were involved in a one-vehicle rollover accident.
New fundraising effort planned for Melaina's Magical Playland (12/05/12)
Organizers for the construction and funding for Melaina's Magical Playland, an all-inclusive playground, have announced the start of the "Pave the Way" fundraising campaign. Supporters will be able to purchase a customized brick paver near the entrance of the playground. ...
Jackson to increase DWI enforcement (12/05/12)
Jackson police plan to crack down on impaired drivers this month. The Jackson Police Department reported Tuesday it will participate in a holiday DWI enforcement campaign. Enforcement will be increased Monday through Dec. 16. Law enforcement will focus on reducing deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers. For more information on the campaign go online to www.savemolives.com....
Another Cape business reports burglary (12/05/12)
Another Cape Girardeau business reported a break-in and money taken on Sunday, becoming just the most recent area business to report a burglary. The operators of Pop's Pizza, 409 N. Clark St., told police they returned to work Monday morning to find that someone had forced entry to the business and taken money, said Darin Hickey, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department. ...
Prosecutors mull DWI charge in crash into house (12/05/12)
A Cape Girardeau man has been released from police custody as prosecutors weigh whether to file criminal charges after he allegedly drove his SUV into a local home while under the influence. The man was released late Monday said Cape Girardeau Police Deparment spokesman Darin Hickey. His name was still not being released, Hickey said, since no charges had been filed...
Missouri certifies results of Nov. election (12/05/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The results of Missouri's general election are now official, though they could face challenges in three races. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan on Wednesday certified the results of the Nov. 6 election. But because the margin of victory was less than one percentage point, the losers could still ask for recounts in state House Districts 114 and 150 and in the 45th judicial circuit...
New anti-meth pseudoephedrine product hits stores (12/05/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Several pharmacies in the St. Louis area are now selling the first-ever pseudoephedrine-based decongestant that apparently cannot be used to make methamphetamine. Highland Pharmaceuticals in suburban St. Louis is the maker of Zephrex-D, which has been rolled out over the past week or so, mostly in the St. Louis area. Company spokeswoman Emilie Dolan says Walmart, Walgreens and CVS are among the pharmacies selling the product...
Expert panel: NASA seems lost in space, needs goal (12/05/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA is adrift without a coherent vision for where it should be going, an independent panel of space, science and engineering experts says. But the report by the National Academy of Sciences doesn't blame the space agency. It faults the president, Congress and the nation for not giving NASA clear direction. At the same time, the report said NASA is doing little to further the stated goal of the White House to send astronauts to a nearby asteroid...
Today in History (12/05/12)
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2012. There are 26 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union announced a bilateral space agreement on exchanging weather data from satellites, mapping Earth's geomagnetic field and cooperating in the experimental relay of communications...
As many as 100,000 Egyptians protest at presidential palace (12/05/12)
CAIRO -- A protest by at least 100,000 Egyptians at the presidential palace in Cairo turned violent Tuesday as tensions grew over Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's seizure of nearly unrestricted powers and a draft constitution hurriedly adopted by his allies...
NATO backs Patriot system for Turkey (12/05/12)
BRUSSELS -- NATO announced Tuesday it will deploy Patriot anti-missile systems near Turkey's southern border, shoring up defenses against the threat of cross-border attacks from Syria. The alliance's 28 members will limit use of Patriots solely to ward off mortar rounds and shells from Syria that have killed five Turks...
High school roundup: Oak Ridge rolls past Delta in boys basketball (12/05/12)
Oak Ridge built a 20-point lead by halftime and cruised to a 62-38 victory over host Delta in boys high school action Tuesday night. Ryan Below scored 23 points, grabbed five steals and blocked four shots to lead Oak Ridge (4-1), which led 41-21 at halftime. Andrew Puchbauer scored 10 points, including two three-pointers. Lance Rohde collected eight rebounds and five steals for the Blue Jays...
Local high school swim teams open season with fundraising meet (12/05/12)
The high school swimmers competing Tuesday at the Central Pool were doing more than just splashing around. They were splashing for a cure. The "Splash Out Cancer" Swim Meet, won by Jackson, opened the season for area girls swim teams. Hosted by Central, the event -- which attracted some 85 swimmers from Central, Jackson, Notre Dame, Saxony Lutheran, Perryville, St. Vincent and Poplar Bluff high schools -- also served as a fundraiser for "Dig for Life."...
High school football all-state teams (12/05/12)
Class 1 First team Offense QB: Dylan Heitz, South Harrison, 6-3, 190, Jr. AP: Zane Jacoby, Westran, 6-4, 184, So. RB: Dallas Peoples, Tipton, 5-5, 185, Sr. RB: Zach Freeman, Polo, 5-9, 189, Sr. RB: Derrick Hughes, Hamilton, 5-10, 195 RB: Tyler Fallert, Valle Catholic, 6-0, 201, Jr...
Jackson's Wright selected first-team all-state in football (12/05/12)
Jackson wide receiver Brannon Wright saved one of his biggest catches for last. Wright, who was a dangerous weapon in a revitalized Jackson offense, hauled in Class 5 first-team all-state recognition by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association today for his performance on the football field during his senior season...
Central boys basketball team reaches semis of SEMO Conference tournament (12/05/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- There were small mishaps along the way, but a young and inexperienced Central Tiger team found a way to escape with a win. The Tigers pulled out a narrow 59-54 win against New Madrid County Central during the SEMO Conference Tournament on Tuesday night...
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team sees upset bid fall short vs. Mizzou (12/05/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri State threatened Missouri like few visiting nonconference teams have over the years. The Tigers answered every challenge -- and showed Southeast why they are ranked 11th and 12th in the two major national polls...
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team visits winless SIU Carbondale (12/05/12)
Southeast Missouri State and SIU Carbondale haven't squared off in women's basketball since the 2005-06 season. That's way too long for second-year Southeast coach Ty Margenthaler. Margenthaler is excited about the Redhawks (4-4) and Salukis (0-6) renewing their rivalry today at 7:05 p.m. in Carbondale, Ill...
Some, not all, react with joy to news of a royal baby (12/05/12)
WESTPORT, Conn. -- This former colony has been riveted by the royal news that the former Kate Middleton is pregnant -- perhaps as much as Britain, where such regal developments are taken in stride. "We don't really have a princess here," said Kathy Gitlin, an elementary schoolteacher in Connecticut who was thrilled to hear that Kate is with child. ...
Regulators clear Disney purchase of Lucasfilm (12/05/12)
Regulators clear Disney purchase of Lucasfilm WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal antitrust regulators have cleared Disney's $4 billion deal to buy Lucasfilm, the filmmaking empire behind the "Star Wars" franchise. Notice of the clearance was issued Tuesday...
Jeannie Hoyle (12/05/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Jeannie Lynnette Hoyle, 69, of Anna died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her home. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Peggy Camp officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery...
Linda LaFentres (12/05/12)
Linda S. LaFentres, 45, of Scott City died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Southeast Medical Plaza in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Keith Gunther (12/05/12)
Keith Allen Gunther, 23, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at his home. A celebration of Keith's spirit will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cape Bible Chapel. Crain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Fassler (12/05/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Thomas John Mighell Fassler, 73, of Anna died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30...
Susie Batson (12/05/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Susie Isabel Earnhart Tripp Batson, 95, of Anna died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Les Sinks officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery...
Marvin Ruesler (12/05/12)
Marvin Charles "Shorty" Ruesler, 74, of Friedheim passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 22, 1938, in Friedheim, son of Walter and Lillian Hobeck Ruesler. He and Viola Pohlman were married Sept. 27, 1958...
Jerry Jaeger (12/05/12)
Jerry Wayne Jaeger, 70, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was born Sept. 28, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, son of Louis and Mae Crites Jaeger. Jerry attended Daisy School. He and his family moved from Friedheim to Jackson in 1973. He was a self-employed farmer...
Corky Adams (12/05/12)
Ross Earl "Corky" Adams, 56, of Scott City died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at his home. He was born Oct. 24, 1956, in Bonne Terre, Mo., to Vernon Earl and Florence Naomi Surina Adams. Corky was a self-employed transportation broker. Survivors include his mother of High Ridge, Mo.; four brothers, Thomas Bradley of Jackson, Gordon Bradley Sr. ...
Dorothy Brown (12/05/12)
Dorothy Jean Brown, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Marston, Mo., to Carl and Marillian Ellis Richardson. She was adopted by Fred L. and Malinda Loos Whitson in 1932. She and Robert Charles Brown Sr. were married June 30, 1946, in Cape Girardeau. He died Aug. 10, 1998...
Muriel LaMadrid (12/05/12)
Muriel LaMadrid, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at her home. She was born Sept. 26, 1944, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Frances and Millicent Esper Woods. Survivors include two daughters, Laura Cox and Rachael Zazzetti; two siblings, Madeline Gieselman and Francis (Mark) Woods; two grandchildren, Macey Hardenbrook and Timmy Ray Jones Jr.; two great-granddaughters, Karina and Daisha Garcia; and a great number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives...
James Revelle (12/05/12)
James Donald Revelle, 84, of Jackson died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 5, 1928, in Delta, to Melvin E. and Chlora A. McNeely Revelle. He and Christine Brooks were married July 3, 1947. James was a truck driver for Milchem Mining Co., working at the Belgrade and Palmer Mines more than 26 years. He then worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Potosi, Mo., for seven years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Millersville...
Cape Girardeau fire report (12/05/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Jackson firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Jackson firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report (12/05/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Jackson police and fire reports (12/05/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Jackson firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Jackson firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday:...
Out of the past 12/5/12 (12/05/12)
"A Christmas Homecoming" is the theme for the Jackson Christmas parade. Coordinated by the Jackson Jaycees, this year's parade features floats, bands and a little bit of Christmas for all who attend. City Councilman Peter Hilty says he will seek re-election; the four-year terms of Hilty and Councilmen David Barklage and Curt Smith will expire this Spring; while Smith has said he won't run again, Barklage remains undecided...
Poverty can't be solved only through charity (12/05/12)
An Internet photo went viral last week showing a New York police officer giving a $100 pair of boots to a supposedly homeless man on the streets of New York. The photo came just in time for the holiday season and provided a classic Christmas tale of helping those less fortunate...
Peter Myers (12/05/12)
Several local people from both political parties remarked about the life and character of Peter Myers last week after the former state representative died after a battle with cancer. Myers, 81, served in the state House from 1999 through 2006 representing the 160th District, which included Scott County and parts of Cape Girardeau and New Madrid counties...
Speak Out 12/5/12 (12/05/12)
I pass by the Saint Francis roundabout everyday on my way to work, and I'm amazed at how many people don't know what a yield sign is. It doesn't mean everyone gets to go; you yield to the next person. I hate it when five cars go through and I'm stuck yielding. It's one at a time and the police should enforce it. You can't get out when you're following the law. I don't know what the purpose of the roundabout is. I know it slows traffic, but it creates a serious traffic hazard...
Prayer 12-5 (12/05/12)
O Lord Jesus, we praise you for you are the light of the world. Amen.
Jackson Bands (12/05/12)
The Jackson High School Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Freshmen Band will perform a Christmas Concert on Monday, December 10th at 7:00 PM. The concert will be held in the Jackson High School Events Center and free to all who attend.
Cape Central Orchestra (12/05/12)
The Cape Central Orchestra will present their winter concert this Thursday, December 6, at 6:30 in the Cape Central Fieldhouse. They will festively rock out to arrangements from Bob Mathews, Chip Davis, Tim McCarrick, and Paul O'Neill. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend...
CJHS and CHS students named to All-District Bands (12/05/12)
Cape Central High School and Cape Central Junior High School band students auditioned November 6, for the Southeast Missouri Music Educator's Association's All-District Band. The audition included prepared selections as well as memorized scales. Students rehearsed at Jackson High School November 17th and performed in concert that evening in the Jackson High School Field House. ...
Merry Christmas from Sammy and Chance (12/05/12)
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