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GOP candidate forums planned in Mo.'s 8th District (01/10/13)
SALEM, Mo. (AP) -- The public will have a chance to hear from some of the Republicans hoping to succeed Rep. Jo Ann Emerson in the U.S. House. Republican candidate forums are scheduled Thursday evening in Salem and Jan. 17 in Cape Girardeau. Emerson, who was re-elected in November, plans to resign by February to take a job as director of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. ...
Candidates file for city, school board positions in Bollinger County (01/10/13)
Candidates for Bollinger County municipal and school board elections April 2 have begun filing for races. In Marble Hill, Mo., local businessman Kenny Trentham and former alderman Clint Lacy have filed in Ward 1 for the position currently held by Tim McCain...
U.S. Supreme Court hears Koester deliver warrantless-search arguments (01/10/13)
WASHINGTON -- Before he finished his first sentence, Jack Koester's well-rehearsed opening remarks were cut short by a question. During the next 15 minutes, the prosecutor's presentation would be interrupted again and again by the notoriously inquisitive -- and imposing-- group seated fewer than five feet away. To Koester, though, it wasn't a lack of civility. It was the pinnacle of his professional career.
Crowell tosses hat into 8th District ring (01/10/13)
Did you think he was done? It's politics, so Jason Crowell can't just sit on the sidelines. Only a few hours had passed Wednesday between the time the former state senator from Cape Girardeau officially left office and an announcement that he will seek a nomination that could land him a job as Southeast Missouri's next representative in Congress....
Twenty-seven arrests in drug roundup (01/10/13)
Twenty-seven people were arrested Tuesday in connection with a drug roundup executed in association with the SEMO Drug Task Force, Cape Girardeau police said in a news release. The issuing of warrants and subsequent sweep of arrests are the result of yearlong cooperative investigations targeting the sale of illegal drugs, said Darin Hickey, information officer for the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Crosswalk work to begin Friday in downtown Cape (01/10/13)
Crosswalks in downtown Cape Girardeau will be replaced beginning Friday. Crosswalks made of pavers on Main, Spanish and Themis streets will be replaced by red, scored colored concrete to match recent upgrades along the Broadway corridor, the city said Wednesday in a news release. Weather permitting, the road work, contracted to Fronabarger Concreters Inc. of Oak Ridge, will take about six weeks to complete...
Anna man sentenced on meth charge (01/10/13)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- A rural Anna, Ill., man was sentenced on a methamphetamine charge. Jason B. Stanton, 42, was sentenced to six years in prison on one felony count of unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, according to a news release from Union County State's Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds...
AT&T announces more new jobs in Cape Girardeau (01/10/13)
AT&T announced Wednesday it will be hiring more than 30 new full-time employees at its Cape Girardeau call center. The company will provide paid training for people hired to become U-verse Solutions Leveraged Service representatives. The call center added 26 positions in November...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda (01/10/13)
Administrative Office Building 1 Barton Square, Jackson 9 a.m. today Routine business Action items Appointments and possible action items Discussion and possible action items Discussion and possible action items: County advisory boards...
GOP optimistic about 2013 (01/10/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Legislature convened its 2013 session Wednesday with the largest contingent of Republican lawmakers since the Civil War era, pledging to cut taxes for residents and revamp the state's business incentives to boost the economy....
Campbell man wins $500,000 in lottery game (01/10/13)
CAMPBELL, Mo. -- Joe Ryan wasn't satisfied with winning $5 in a Missouri Lottery game so he cashed the ticket and bought another. Good call. The result was a $500,000 prize, announced by lottery officials Wednesday. Ryan, 61, and lives in Campbell. He went to a Casey's General Store on Dec. 22 and paid $20 for a "$3 Million Taxes Paid" scratcher's ticket. He won $25...
One-third of Mo. lawmakers new faces in Capitol (01/10/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Many of the Missouri lawmakers taking office at the state Capitol will be new, including several from Southeast Missouri. A combination of term limits that barred more veteran legislators from seeking re-election, a redistricting process that rearranged state legislature seats and a few electoral defeats resulted in the new faces...
Mo. GOP lawmaker seated in House despite election dispute (01/10/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Republican from Southeast Missouri whose election to the state House is being challenged in court took the oath of office Wednesday alongside his colleagues. Kent Hampton narrowly defeated Democrat Tom Todd in the 150th House District that covers part of Dunklin and Pemiscot counties. However, officials discovered some voters who live in a neighboring district were given the wrong ballots and vice versa and have sought a new election. The case has been tied up in court...
Sad end in mysterious abandoned baby case (01/10/13)
ST. LOUIS -- The body of an Oklahoma City woman reported missing after her infant son was discovered apparently abandoned in the hallway of a St. Louis County apartment complex has been found in the trunk of her car on a desolate street of St. Louis, police said...
St. Louis teen pleads guilty in 'knockout game' (01/10/13)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis teenager faces sentencing in March after pleading guilty to assaulting a 54-year-old man in a "knockout game" attack. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that 18-year-old Kwame Thomas pleaded guilty to second-degree assault Monday. The attack happened in November 2011. The victim survived...
Flu strikes Boston hard (01/10/13)
BOSTON -- Boston declared a public health emergency Wednesday as flu season struck in earnest and the state reported 18 flu-related deaths so far. The city is working with health-care centers to offer free flu vaccines and hopes to set up places where people can get vaccinated. The city said there have been four flu-related deaths, all elderly residents, since the unofficial start of the flu season Oct. 1...
Tax code longer than Bible - without good news (01/10/13)
WASHINGTON -- Too intimidated to fill out your tax return without help? Join the club. At nearly 4 million words, the U.S. tax law is so thick and complicated that businesses and individuals spend more than 6 billion hours a year complying with filing requirements, according to a report Wednesday by an independent government watchdog...
Mom who shot intruder inspires gun-control foes (01/10/13)
LOGANVILLE, Ga. -- A Georgia mother who shot an intruder at her home has become a small part of the roaring gun control debate, with some firearms enthusiasts touting her as a textbook example of responsible gun ownership. Melinda Herman grabbed a handgun and hid in a crawl space with her two children when a man broke in last week and approached the family at their home northeast of Atlanta, police said. ...
Today in History (01/10/13)
Today is Thursday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2013. There are 355 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 10, 1863, the London Underground had its beginnings as the Metropolitan, the world's first underground passenger railway, opened to the public with service between Paddington and Farringdon Street...
Saxony boys turn tables on Jefferson (01/10/13)
The Saxony Lutheran boys basketball team showed its improvement since the beginning of the season Wednesday night. The Crusaders defeated Jefferson, a team they lost to by four points in overtime in their first game of the season, 59-36 on their home court...
Winning streak: Southeast takes third straight (01/10/13)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team defined the word "team" on Wednesday night. The Redhawks (8-8) saw ten players get significant minutes and play valuable roles as they held off a Saint Louis University (6-9) squad 59-52 at the Show Me Center...
Redhawks face difficult road swing (01/10/13)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team fell just short of beating the Ohio Valley Conference's top squad. Now the Redhawks are on the road to face two teams that just might be nearly on par with three-time defending OVC champion Murray State, which rallied for a 74-66 win at Southeast Saturday after trailing by 12 points early in the second half...
Bowers expected to miss at least next 2 games (01/10/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri forward Laurence Bowers has a sprained MCL in his right knee and is expected to miss at least two games. An MRI confirmed the extent of the injury, which occurred Tuesday night during a collision under the basket with teammate Phil Pressey. The school said Wednesday the MRI revealed no damage to the ACL or bone...
Hall of Famers happy to see Bonds, Clemens denied (01/10/13)
NEW YORK -- Keep all the cheaters out of our club. That was the prevailing sentiment from several baseball Hall of Famers who were happy to see Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa excluded from the Cooperstown fraternity Wednesday. "I'm kind of glad that nobody got in this year," former Detroit Tigers outfielder Al Kaline said. ...
Hall rejects all (01/10/13)
NEW YORK -- Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades. In a vote that keeps the game's career home run leader and one of its greatest pitchers out of Cooperstown -- at least for now -- Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote and Clemens 37.6 in totals announced Wednesday by the Hall and the Baseball Writers' Association of America, both well short of the 75 percent necessary. ...
Hooked on Science: Fizzics of soda (01/10/13)
Grab a can of soda and a calculator to determine how much weight you can gain by drinking too much soda. Materials Instructions STEP 1: Discover how many grams of sugar there is in your favorite soda by looking at the Nutrition Facts on the side of the can...
Slicer's survival: Kennett, Mo., boy rescues puppy with help of community (01/10/13)
KENNETT, Mo.-- Quick thinking by a young boy from Southeast Missouri turned into a second chance for Slicer. Slicer is a female Great Pyrenees puppy that was rescued by a Kennett boy, Hayden Sando. Sando's actions, along with the efforts of community volunteers and staff of Secondhand Snoots Rescue, an animal rescue group out of Gurnee, Ill., mean the puppy will recover and be placed in a home after being hit by a car and having a dehabilitating condition...
NeXt up 1/10/13 (01/10/13)
NEW MOVIES EVENTS FRIDAY EVENTS SATURDAY SUNDAY NEXT WEEK New Movies CDs DVDs Games...
Who's neXt 1/10/13 (01/10/13)
The following students have been awarded Scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2013-2014 academic year: Martin named to Harding U. dean's list Kelsey Martin of Cape Girardeau was named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. Martin maintained a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and at least 12 semester hours...
Sandra Below (01/10/13)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Sandra Sue Dooley Below, 63, of Advance was born June 2, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Cedric and Pearline Moore Dooley. "Some souls pass through this lifetime like a very gentle rain; they touch our hearts and then return to heaven once again."...
Charles Clark (01/10/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Charles A. Clark, 69, of Perryville died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Friday at Young and Sons Funeral Home...
Bobbie Diamond (01/10/13)
Bobbie "Dirt Dobber" Diamond, 53, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Southeast Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wallace Head (01/10/13)
ORAN, Mo. — Wallace S. Head, 84, of Oran died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Cremation will be accorded and there will be no service. McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Janice Hendricks (01/10/13)
Janice Ruth Hendricks, 66, of Jackson went to be with her heavenly father Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 8, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, to Ralph and Vivian Ross Harris. Janice was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and a retired schoolteacher...
Earl Kimbrel (01/10/13)
Earl S. Kimbrel, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Mary McMullin (01/10/13)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mary E. Ralph McMullin, 58, of Sikeston went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, after an extended illness. She was born Dec. 26, 1954, to the late Marvin and Rovina Roth Ralph. Survivors include a daughter, Heather McMullin Sisk of Cabot, Ark.; three sons, Manny McMullin, Jerrod Steger and Josh Steger, all of Chaffee, Mo.; two brothers, Marvin "Bo" Ralph of Benton, Mo., and John Ralph of Sikeston; two sisters, Sarah Branson of Sikeston and Viney Mosley of Cape Girardeau; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Jimmie Poe (01/10/13)
Jimmie C. Poe, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born June 13, 1923, in Arkansas, to Charles and Sally Winters Cooper. Jimmie was a waitress at Colonial Restaurant and Sunny Hill Restaurant in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 1986. She was of the Baptist belief...
Vera Wilburn (01/10/13)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Vera Kathy Hinman Polley Wilburn, 70, of Kevil, Ky., formerly of Mound City, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill...
Births 1/10/13 (01/10/13)
Son to Sean Anthony and April Reenea Hollis of Scott City, Saint Francis Medical Center, 2:46 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. Name, Jacob Allen. Weight, 1 pound, 8 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Hollis is the former April Wiseman, daughter of Clifford and Linda Wiseman of Scott City. Hollis is the son of Michele Thompson of Steele, Mo. He is employed by Ingram Barge Co...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/10/13 (01/10/13)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police report 1/10/13 (01/10/13)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Out of the past 1/10/13 (01/10/13)
Dr. Erwin J. Kolb of St. Louis is guest speaker for a mission festival at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Jackson; he also addresses the Adult Bible Class. The passenger count from the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport declined during the final quarter of 1987, but still finished the year with record totals; passenger totals for 1987 were 15.5 percent higher than the previous record total of 24,292 in 1986...
Be educated about child sex abuse (01/10/13)
Last week, Missouri KidsFirst, the statewide organization that represents Child Advocacy Centers, released the 2012 "Report from the Task Force on the Prevention of the Sexual Abuse of Children." The task force was created in 2011 and met throughout 2012 gathering information and testimony about this issue. The 32-page report is worthy of every citizen's time to read...
Flu season (01/10/13)
If you have had the flu lately, you're not alone. The Department of Health and Senior Services recently reported the state saw 9,842 cases in the final week of 2012. Compared to the same time in 2011, only 378 cases were reported. Other states also are seeing an uptick in reported cases...
Plenty of blame to go around (01/10/13)
We all mourn the horrible tragedy that happened recently in Newton, Conn. Why does such a thing happen? What does a person think about human life when they commit such an act? Did this happen only because weapons were readily available? Could, maybe, the violence and disregard for all life that we find in our country, especially in our entertainment industry -- video games, television, movies, etc. -- bear some of the blame?...
Speak out 1/10/13 (01/10/13)
I voted for Emerson. I wish she would have pulled out before the election and let the party nominate somebody to run and save us the estimated $1 million for a special election. That's a shame. I want to comment about the shooting in Connecticut. If one teacher had a gun, they could have stopped this. There was a case in Arkansas where a guy was going to shoot some children and a vice principal grabbed a gun and stopped it...
Prayer 1/10/13 (01/10/13)
Lord Jesus, may we be filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through you. Amen.
JACKSON GIRL TAKES "ACTION" IN HOLLYWOOD (01/10/13)
I grew up in Jackson. At the age of thirteen, I volunteered at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri. When I was seventeen, I bought my first car at Cape Girardeau Honda. And when I was eighteen, I drove that car 2000 miles to Los Angeles. Now I've been a City of Angels resident for four years, and I've recently wrapped production on the web series that I wrote, produced and acted in. ...
Bluebirds (01/10/13)
Bluebirds share a suit cake on a snowy day.
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