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Deadly fungus found in bat that inhabits Perry County caves (01/02/13)
A disease that has caused the loss of millions of North American bats recently was found in a bat that lives in a Perry County cave. The Missouri Department of Conservation confirmed in December that a big brown bat had tested positive for White Nose Syndrome, a disease that plays havoc with a bat's internal system during hibernation...
Diocese acknowledges complaint of sexual abuse from 1960s (01/02/13)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau said it has received a credible complaint of sexual abuse against a minor that allegedly occurred in the early to mid-1960s. The diocese said the accused priest, the Rev. Walter C. Craig, died in 1971.1...
Van strikes building after driver has seizure (01/02/13)
A vehicle struck a building at the corner of Broadway and Ellis Street on Tuesday. Firefighters and police responded to a call at 12:27 p.m. when a van hit the corner of a building at 735 Broadway in Cape Girardeau. According to Cape Girardeau Fire Department, the man driving experienced a seizure and lost control of the vehicle...
Cape County seals deal for property (01/02/13)
With the purchase of a lot and building on North Missouri Street recently finalized, Cape Girardeau County has added to the amount of property it owns along the Jackson courthouse square. ...
Murder defendant in nightclub shooting makes first court appearance (01/02/13)
Malcolm Harris, charged in a Dec. 6 nightclub shooting in south Cape Girardeau, made his first court appearance Monday to face murder charges and possible life in prison in the death of 32-year-old Sikeston, Mo., man. Harris, 21, of Cape Girardeau, appeared via video conference from the Cape Girardeau County Jail, where the 21-year-old has been held on a $100,000 cash-only bond since his arrest. ...
Delta man who threatened to kill police faces weapons charges, drug felony (01/02/13)
Felony drug and weapons charges were filed against a 50-year-old man who was taken into custody at a mobile home in Delta, Mo., after allegedly pointing a pistol at a man's head and threatening to "kill any cops" who arrived. William R.D. Porter, 50, of Delta was arraigned in court on Monday on charges of drug manufacturing, illegal firearms possession and unlawful use of a weapon. Porter, who was convicted of a so-called dangerous felony, cannot legally own a gun under Missouri law. ...
Welcome to 2013: First New Year's baby born (01/02/13)
The new year is a time of new beginnings, and for Jacob and Ashley Goodin of Bloomfield, Mo., it was especially memorable as their first daughter, Finley Elizabeth Goodin, was the first baby born in 2013 in Cape Girardeau. Finley was born at 4:40 a.m. at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 and a half inches long...
Hearing will discuss Highway 34 project in Bollinger, Cape counties (01/02/13)
The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday to discuss improvements to Highway 34 in Bollinger and Cape Girardeau counties. The hearing will be held at Burfordville Baptist Church, located on Route HH in Burfordville. ...
'Decent' year nudges local economy in right direction (01/02/13)
Several key indicators are trending in the right direction after a year of slow, but steady economic recovery in 2012. Unemployment rates are down, housing sales and new construction are up and more new businesses are opening, according to local data sources...
Swearing-in ceremony (01/02/13)
LAURA SIMON ~ lsimon@semissourian.com Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner Clint Tracy, center, introduces, from left, Cape Girardeau County District 1 Commissioner Paul Koeper, District 2 Commissioner Charlie Herbst, County Treasurer Roger L. ...
Burglary suspect waives hearing (01/02/13)
A Cape Girardeau man accused of burglarizing local businesses and homes in recent weeks waived his preliminary hearing in a Jackson courtroom Monday. Scott W. Pierce, 30, was in court for the first time since he was charged in the break-ins of two Cape Girardeau bars and two homes in the county. ...
44 years, just 1 chair for Dexter barber (01/02/13)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Stop in for a haircut at Charlie Parrish's barbershop in Dexter and you'll sit in the same barber's chair he installed during the Nixon administration. Parrish has been cutting hair in Dexter for 44 years. Aside from the chair's upholstery and the price of a haircut, not much has changed. ...
Despite deal, taxes to rise for most Americans (01/02/13)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013. That's because the legislation did nothing to prevent a temporary reduction in the Social Security payroll tax from expiring. In 2012, that 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax was worth about $1,000 to a worker making $50,000 a year...
Today in History (01/02/13)
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2013. There are 363 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 2, 1788, Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. On this date: In 1893, the U.S. Postal Service issued its first commemorative stamp to honor the World's Columbian Expedition and the quadricentennial of Christopher Columbus' voyage...
Congress passes 'fiscal cliff' deal (01/02/13)
WASHINGTON -- Past its own New Year's deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national "fiscal cliff" of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America's divided government to the limit...
Sandy Hook students and teachers heading back to school (01/02/13)
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Since escaping a gunman's rampage at their elementary school, the 8-year-old Connors triplets have suffered nightmares, jumped at noises and clung to their parents a little more than usual. Now parents such as David Connors are bracing to send their children back to school, nearly three weeks after the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School. ...
Averting the 'fiscal cliff': What it means to you (01/02/13)
The measure would raise taxes by about $600 billion over 10 years compared with tax policies that were due to expire at midnight Monday. It would also delay for two months across-the-board cuts to the budgets of the Pentagon and numerous domestic agencies...
Gunmen kill teachers, aid workers in Pakistan (01/02/13)
ISLAMABAD -- Gunmen on motorcycles sprayed a van carrying employees from a community center with bullets Tuesday, killing five female teachers and two aid workers, but sparing a child they took out of the vehicle before opening fire. The director of the group the seven worked for said he suspects it may have been the latest in a series of attacks targeting anti-polio efforts in Pakistan. ...
Stampede after fireworks kills 61 in Ivory Coast (01/02/13)
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- A crowd stampeded after leaving a New Year's fireworks show early Tuesday in Ivory Coast's commercial center, killing 61 people -- many of them youths -- and injuring more than 200, rescue workers said. The death toll was expected to rise, the officials said...
Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt (01/02/13)
TAMOUN, West Bank -- An arrest raid by undercover Israeli soldiers disguised as vegetable vendors ignited rare clashes in the northern West Bank on Tuesday, residents said, leaving at least eight Palestinians wounded. Israeli army raids into Palestinian areas to seize activists and militants are fairly common. The raids are normally coordinated with Palestinian security forces, and suspects are usually apprehended without violence...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Central's Garan Evans (01/02/13)
The Central senior guard scored 68 points over four games in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament to help the Tigers to a second-place finish.
Southeast Missouri State's Stone earns OVC men's basketball player of the week (01/02/13)
Southeast Missouri State junior forward Tyler Stone was named the College Sports Madness Ohio Valley Conference player of the week Monday. Stone scored a game-high 23 points to lead Southeast to a 65-60 come-from-behind home win over Tennessee-Martin in Saturday's OVC opener...
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team drops OVC opener (01/02/13)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team couldn't have scripted a better first half Monday afternoon. Belmont's powerful second half, however, prevented the Redhawks from having a shot to win their Ohio Valley Conference opener. Southeast held a nine-point halftime lead and expanded the margin to 10 points early in the second half...
Rams optimistic at end of Fisher's first season (01/02/13)
ST. LOUIS -- Jeff Fisher's comeback was a rousing success. Coming off the worst five-year stretch in NFL history, the St. Louis Rams shattered their sad-sack image. Players from the NFL's youngest roster cleaned out lockers Monday energized about a future of playoff contention after barely missing out on the franchise's first winning record since 2003 -- and feeling that this seven-win season will not be a mirage...
Looking back on a productive 2012 for Jackson (01/02/13)
As we reflect on 2012 and look forward to 2013, these have been good times in Jackson, city of beautiful homes, parks, schools and churches. In the "homes" area, the city has issued permits for more than 60 new single-family residences this past year. This is the largest number of new single-family home starts in the last eight years. In addition, there are 28 proposed town-house units by Ashwood LLC. The first building is under construction now...
Joseph F. Raines (01/02/13)
Joseph F. Raines, 86, of Scott City died Dec. 31, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
William Dunham (01/02/13)
William W. "Bill" Dunham, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Oct. 16, 1927, in Cape Girardeau to Millard W. and Effie M. Long Dunham Weaver. He and Mary L. Reisenbichler Dunham were married July 9, 1950, in Cape Girardeau...
Don Smith (01/02/13)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Don Edward Hall Smith, 77, of Advance passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Advance Nursing Center. He was born July 12, 1935, in Whitewater, Mo., the son of Fred and Irene Davis Smith. Don and Bernice Gaines were united in marriage in 1956, and she survives of the home...
Virgil Hendrickson (01/02/13)
Virgil Chester Hendrickson, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at the Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 19, 1925, in Hendrickson, Mo., to George and Julia Auutrey Hendrickson. He and Joan Qualls were married Sunday, May 1,1955, in Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Lester Glastetter (01/02/13)
ORAN, Mo. -- Lester G. Glastetter, 93, of Oran passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Chaffee Nursing Center. He was born Nov. 4, 1919, in Oran to the late Frank and Clara Amrhein Glastetter. He married Violet Hooker on July 26, 1941, and she preceded him in death April 22, 2012...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/2/13 (01/02/13)
Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 01/02/13 (01/02/13)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police 1/2/13 (01/02/13)
The Jackson Police Department released the following incidents. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest...
Out of the past 1/2/13 (01/02/13)
Ivan L. Irvin, a real estate broker here for 22 years, has been appointed to the Missouri Real Estate Commission by Gov. John Ashcroft. A longtime member has retired and two new members have been elected to the board of directors of Boatmen's Bank of Cape Girardeau; Carl Meyer, who was associated with the board for 42 years, has retired; newly elected board members are Jerry Zimmer and Dr. Michael Bennett...
A little house cleaning to finish the year (01/02/13)
Though not prone to rituals, I do have an annual routine to occupy the time between Christmas and New Year. I carefully empty my office desk and discard those countless items that were ignored or postponed over the past 12 months. But I don't discard willy nilly...
Congressional votes for Dec. 21-27 (01/02/13)
The House and Senate acted on the following legislation that did not gain a roll-call vote. The Senate passed the World War I Centennial Commission Act (H.R. 6364) to commemorate the centennial of World War I and provide for the designation of memorials to members of the military in World War I; confirmed Matthew W. ...
Tournament champs (01/02/13)
It's called the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament. But for the last two years, the local December classic has been all Charleston. Sunday evening the Blue Jays defeated Central High School 62-42 at the Show Me Center to capture their second consecutive Christmas title and 17th overall. In the team's three tournament games its closest win was by 18 points. That game was against Jackson, which took third place...
Grown-up Christmas list (01/02/13)
If you have been listening to radio stations playing Christmas music 24/7 since Thanksgiving, you've surely heard My Grown-up Christmas List sung by various artists (my favorite is by Gloria Estefan). Here's a partial list of lyrics which seem especially poignant in light of recent acts of violence across the country (it seems there's a new one every day)...
Speak out 1/2/13 (01/02/13)
Although few will admit this, there is little we can do to prevent deranged persons from entering our schools and harming our precious children. The only sure preventive measure would be to build our schools like prisons with perimeter fences, guard towers and steel gates. ...
Prayer 1/2/13 (01/02/13)
Almighty God, we praise your name, for you are the Creator of heaven and earth. Amen.
Ride of the Week: 1972 Cheverolet Chevelle (01/02/13)
Make and model: 1972 Cheverolet Chevelle Owner(s): Amanda Duda Owner's hometown: Cape Girardeau My car's name: SHE-VELLE ** How I fell in love with my ride: This was my dream car since I was about 15 years old. She's a dream come true.
Press Release (01/02/13)
Pepsi MidAmerica Donates Over $10,000 to the Children's Miracle Network. Pepsi MidAmerica, a privately owned Pepsi bottler and distributor, in partnership with area Walmarts donates over $10,000 to the Children's Miracle Network. MARION, IL DECEMBER, 31 2012 -- Pepsi MidAmerica (PMA), and Walmart come together to support the Children's Miracle Network with a $10,455 donation...
Career center students improve 'Welcome' sign (01/02/13)
The auto collision repair class at Perryville Area Career and Technology Center recently made improvements to Perryville Higher Education Center's electronic 'Welcome' sign along Perryville Boulevard. The high school and adult students in Jason Buchheit's class installed a lighter-colored vinyl over the letters spelling out "Perryville welcomes you" on the stone and brick sign to improve visibility. ...
Caught in the Act (01/02/13)
Mau laying by my Christmas tree while Spencer plays with the ornaments on it.
Double Trouble (01/02/13)
Mau and Spencer pose for the camera.
Happy 98th Birthday Great Great Grandma! (01/02/13)
5 Generations of Friese's. 5 Generation photo taken on Great Great Grandma Jewel Friese's 98th birthday on Saturday December 29, 2012. Pictured L to R: Great PawPaw Paul Friese, Great Grand-daughter Amanda Friese/Rees, Great Great Grandchildren Lain, & Bailey Rees, Great Great Grandma Jewel Friese, PawPaw Craig Friese, and Great Grand-daughter Loren Friese/Keele & Great Great Grandson Holden Keele...
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