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Benton man arrested on stalking charges (01/18/13)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Benton man was in the Scott County Jail on Friday after his arrest on stalking charges. Jason Delrosario, 36, was arrested Thursday on charges of aggravated stalking, two counts of violation of an ex-parte order, peace disturbance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter...
Nixon pushes Medicaid expansion in Poplar Bluff (01/18/13)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon visited Poplar Bluff Thursday to announce plans for a Medicaid expansion that could extend health care coverage to approximately 300,000 Missourians. Some studies show this could reduce uninsured residents in Southeast Missouri by as much as 31 percent, the largest of any section of the state...
Man serving life sentence charged in rape cold case (01/18/13)
Daryl K. Davis, a St. Louis man already serving nine life sentences in a Missouri prison on similar charges, has been charged in the 32-year-old rape of a Cape Girardeau woman. Assistant prosecutor Julie Hunter filed the class A felony charge Wednesday in Cape Girardeau Circuit Court, according to online documents made public Thursday. The incident took place on Oct. 29, 1980, in Cape Girardeau, the filings say...
Farm bill issue helps set candidates apart in Cape forum (01/18/13)
A Thursday night forum in Cape Girardeau brought a dozen Republicans with congressional hopes, and their most likely chance of getting a message across to a committee that will choose just one from among them. More than two-thirds of an 86-member committee that will select a candidate to run in a special election to represent Missouri's 8th Congressional District listened to potential nominees answer questions on topics ranging from their position on a federal farm bill to how the Republican party can be united and supported during a nearly three-hour session at the Concourse Building.. ...
Cape City Council sets special election date (01/18/13)
The Cape Girardeau City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Thursday that will set April 2 as the special election date for the council's Ward 6 seat. The April election will fill the unexpired term of Kathy Swan, who resigned her Ward 6 post on Jan. 9 to assume her new duties as state representative....
Police: Son attacked parents with baseball bat (01/18/13)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The son of a Poplar Bluff couple is in jail accused of repeatedly striking his parents with a baseball bat Tuesday afternoon. Just after 12:30 p.m., Matthew Dale Jenkins called 911 and reported to Poplar Bluff police that he had arrived home to find his parents "severely assaulted."...
More downtown Cape Girardeau crosswalks being upgraded (01/18/13)
Work began Wednesday on a project to replace eight additional crosswalks in downtown Cape Girardeau with red-colored concrete. Crosswalks at the intersections of Spanish and Independence streets and Main and Independence streets have been added to the list of nine crosswalks being constructed. The project should last about six weeks, weather permitting. ...
Handball court demolition discussed at commission meeting (01/18/13)
The old handball court at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus will in time be dismantled, but the bricks used in its construction will live on, members of the Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission were told at their meeting Wednesday night by Kathy Mangels, vice president for finance and administration at Southeast...
Show Me Day on Feb. 16 for SEMO students, parents (01/18/13)
Prospective Southeast Missouri State University students and their parents are invited to attend Show Me Day on Feb. 16 on Southeast's campus. "Show Me Day is an opportunity for individuals interested in Southeast to visit our campus and see the wide variety of academic programs and services we offer," said Lenell Hahn, director of admissions...
Trash truck driver killed, passengers injured (01/18/13)
A one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Stoddard County resulted in the death of a trash-truck driver and injuries to two passengers. According to Trooper Clark Parrott, spokesman for Troop E of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at about 2:45 p.m. ...
No challengers in Kelly School District (01/18/13)
Though voters in the Kelly School District will decide whether to approve a no-tax increase $3 million bond issue for construction, they won't have a contested school board race to vote on. Incumbents Kindel Ward and John Felter were the only people to file in the district. ...
Mo. bill seeks lower limit for cold medicine (01/18/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri lawmaker wants to further limit the amount of a popular cold and allergy medicine people can buy each month but still allow most consumers to buy it without a prescription. House Republican Stanley Cox, of Sedalia, has introduced legislation on sales of pseudoephedrine, a decongestant that's also a key ingredient in methamphetamine...
Panel mulls bill to collect jail fees (01/18/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri Senate panel considered legislation Thursday that would divert income tax refunds and lottery winnings to pay off individuals' county jail debts. State law requires people confined in county jails for state crimes to reimburse counties for the cost of the incarceration. Missouri already taps lottery winnings, but not income tax refunds, for unpaid child support and health-care services...
Suspect in St. Louis school shooting had active warrant (01/18/13)
ST. LOUIS -- A student accused of shooting an administrator at his St. Louis business school had a history of violence and a parole violation that should have landed him in jail, but didn't. People in law enforcement on Thursday said it's not surprising that Sean Johnson remained at large nearly eight months after a warrant was issued for his arrest. They said the system is flooded with so many arrest warrants that police can't keep up...
Nixon sets elections for vacant Mo. House seats (01/18/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon scheduled special elections for April 2 to fill a pair of vacant state House seats from St. Louis and southwest Missouri. The vacancy in the 76th House District occurred when Democrat Chris Carter resigned to succeed his uncle on the St. Louis Board of Aldermen...
Family pleads for returning of missing 16-year-old (01/18/13)
ST. PETERS, Mo. -- Relatives of a missing St. Charles County teenager are asking the public to help find her. Authorities say 16-year-old Molly Linhardt of St. Peters may be with a 27-year-old convicted sex offender. The two previously worked together at a restaurant. Linhardt has been missing since Monday night...
Teen suspected in kidnapping (01/18/13)
MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. -- A central Missouri teenager is under arrest, suspected of kidnapping his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend, forcing her into his vehicle at gunpoint after she exited a school bus. The incident also caused a brief lockdown Wednesday at schools in Montgomery County...
Obama inauguration playlist: Beyonce, Wonder, fun. (01/18/13)
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Barack Obama is preparing for all the musicians set to perform at his inauguration festivities by releasing an official playlist. He released the 16-track playlist, which also includes music by some of his favorite artists, through the digital music service Spotify on Thursday. ...
Chicago man who backed terror group gets 14 years in prison (01/18/13)
CHICAGO -- A Chicago businessman was sentenced to 14 years in prison Thursday for providing material support to overseas terrorism, including a Pakistani group whose 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India, left more than 160 people dead. Tahawwur Rana did not address the court before U.S. ...
Sheriffs, state lawmakers push back on gun control (01/18/13)
GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- From Oregon to Mississippi, President Barack Obama's proposed ban on new assault weapons and large-capacity magazines struck a nerve among rural lawmen and lawmakers, many of whom vowed to ignore any restrictions -- and even try to stop federal officials from enforcing gun policy in their jurisdictions...
Poll: Most see damage if debt limit not raised (01/18/13)
WASHINGTON -- Most Americans think jarring economic problems will erupt if lawmakers fail to increase the government's borrowing limit. Yet they're torn over how or even whether to raise it, leaning toward Republican demands that any boost be accompanied by spending cuts...
Public to ease bank costs in mortgage deal (01/18/13)
WASHINGTON -- Consumer advocates have complained that U.S. mortgage lenders are getting off easy in a deal to settle charges that they wrongfully foreclosed on many homeowners. Now it turns out the deal is even sweeter for the lenders than it appears: Taxpayers will subsidize them for the money they're ponying up...
San Francisco public nudity ban heads to court (01/18/13)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge considering San Francisco's public nudity ban rejected arguments Thursday that simply disrobing in public was protected political speech akin to flag burning. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen made his comments during a 90-minute hearing held to consider the new law requiring the covering of "genitals, perineum and anal region" that is set to go into effect Feb. 1...
S&P 500 surges on housing starts, jobless claims (01/18/13)
NEW YORK -- The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed to another five-year high after strong reports on housing starts and unemployment claims made investors more optimistic about the U.S. economy. The S&P 500 gained 8.31 points to close at 1,480.94, its highest level since December 2007. The Dow Jones industrial average also rose, climbing to a five-year high during the day, before falling back to finish 84.79 points higher at 13,596.02. The Nasdaq composite climbed 18.46 points to 3,136...
Colorado movie theater reopens (01/18/13)
AURORA, Colo. -- The Colorado cinema where 12 people were killed and dozens injured in a shooting rampage nearly six months ago reopened Thursday with a remembrance ceremony and private screening for survivors -- but for some Aurora victims, the pain is still too much, the idea too horrific...
Today in History (01/18/13)
Today is Friday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2013. There are 347 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Jan. 18, 1943, during World War II, Jewish insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto launched their initial armed resistance against Nazi troops, who eventually succeeded in crushing the rebellion. ...
Algeria: Army rescues hostages, toll unclear (01/18/13)
ALGIERS, Algeria -- Algerian helicopters and special forces stormed a gas plant in the stony plains of the Sahara on Thursday to wipe out Islamist militants and free hostages from at least 10 countries. Bloody chaos ensued, leaving the fate of the fighters and many of the captives uncertain...
Lawyer: Surgeons left behind 16 items (01/18/13)
BERLIN -- A lawyer in Germany claims surgeons left up to 16 objects in her client's body after an operation for prostate cancer. Annette Corinth said doctors removed a needle, compresses and surgical strips from banker Helmut Brecht after his wounds failed to heal properly following surgery in 2009...
Syrian pro-regime gunmen kill more than 100 (01/18/13)
BEIRUT -- Gunmen loyal to President Bashar Assad swept through a mainly Sunni farming village in central Syria this week, torching houses and killing more than 100 people, including women and children, opposition activists said Thursday. The reported slayings fueled accusations that pro-government militiamen are trying to drive majority Sunnis out of areas near main routes to the coast to ensure control of an Alawite enclave as the country's civil war increasingly takes on sectarian overtones.. ...
Southeast Missourian volleyball player of the year: Perryville's Natalie Gremaud (01/18/13)
The Perryville senior racked up 519 kills this season, the fourth most in MSHSAA history.
Scott County Central boys basketball team rallies past Scott City in conference tournament (01/18/13)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Scott City had 'em on the ropes, but just couldn't deliver the knockout punch. Scott County Central clawed its was back from a double-digit, third-quarter deficit, then hung on for a thrilling 76-72 victory in the semifinals of the Scott-Mississippi Conference boy basketball tournament Thursday night...
High school roundup: Advance defeats Notre Dame boys basketball team (01/18/13)
All the local high school results reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Oran boys basketball team reaches Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament final (01/18/13)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Sometimes, when the shots aren't falling, you've got to go back to the basics. That's what top-seeded Oran did Thursday night in the semifinals of the Scott-Mississippi Conference boys basketball tournament. Facing a Chaffee team that didn't back down from the Eagles' running attack, Oran decided to work the ball inside to 6-foot-4 senior center Alex Heuring, and the results helped the Eagles to a hard-fought 65-55 victory...
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team drops fourth straight OVC game (01/18/13)
Morehead State might not be among the Ohio Valley Conference's most talented men's basketball teams, but the Eagles are plenty tough. They were way too tough for Southeast Missouri State on Thursday as the Redhawks' struggles continued. The Eagles dominated Southeast physically all night and eventually pulled away from a halftime tie to romp 75-59...
Cardinals Caravan to visit Cape Girardeau on Monday (01/18/13)
The Cardinals Caravan will visit the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau at 6 p.m. Monday. Players scheduled to visit are backup catcher Tony Cruz, and prospects Matt Adams, Sam Freeman and Michael Wacha. Cardinals alums will by Ryan Franklin and Brad Thompson...
Dreaming the dreams, and fixing what's broken (01/18/13)
As much as I agree that the Broadway remake in downtown Cape Girardeau is a vast improvement, I would give it a grade of B-minus, at best. That grade is based as much on the future of Broadway as it is on what was accomplished in short order last year at a cost of several million dollars...
Nashville acts showcased at Saturday event (01/18/13)
Jackson native Brooke Burrows has made her way to Nashville, Tenn., to launch a career in country music. With plans for a single to come out soon from a complete album that she cowrote, Burrows still made time for a local benefit concert to assist a family in need...
River Campus to host two operas (01/18/13)
Two dramatic one-act operas will be showcased in performances this weekend at the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. "Dido and Aeneas" and "Suor Angelica" will both be presented at each performance in English and with an orchestra, and are expected to span about two hours...
ARTifacts 1/18/13 (01/18/13)
The Millikin University Choir will present a concert at 7 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church of Cape Girardeau. The concert is free of charge, but a goodwill offering will be taken to assist with the choir's touring expenses. The choir, from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., is performing as part of its annual winter tour. ...
Best Bet: The Bootheel Bluegrass Festival (01/18/13)
Traditional bluegrass is the focus of a three-day festival that starts Thursday at the Bavarian Halle at Fruitland. The Bootheel Bluegrass Festival kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday and continues with afternoon and night sessions Jan. 25 and 26. More information is available by calling Bull or Tammy Harman at 314-831-6406 or going to www.bootheelbluegrass.com...
Original 'Dear Abby' dies at age 94 (01/18/13)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Pauline Friedman Phillips, who as Dear Abby dispensed snappy, sometimes saucy advice on love, marriage and meddling mothers-in-law to millions of newspaper readers around the world, and opened the way for the likes of Dr. Ruth, Dr. Phil and Oprah, has died. She was 94....
Joseph Bogaski Jr. (01/18/13)
PATTON, Mo. -- Joseph David Bogaski Jr., infant son of Amanda Hurd and Joseph Bogaski Sr. of Patton, was stillborn Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from noon until time of service Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau...
Wanda Burton (01/18/13)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Wanda Lee Burton, 78, of Chaffee passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born Aug. 19, 1934, in Frostburg, Md., to Carl and Hazel Lashbaugh Folk. She and Junior Lee Burton were married July 16, 1953. He preceded her in death May 16, 1992...
Oscar Eubanks (01/18/13)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Oscar Vernon Eubanks, 79, of Jackson, formerly of Poplar Bluff, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Cotrell Funeral Chapel in Poplar Bluff...
Donovan Gohn (01/18/13)
Donovan Jay Gohn, 40, of Linn, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at St. Anthony Medical Center in St. Louis. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at Hanover Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Tony Kobak officiating...
John Meyer Jr. (01/18/13)
CAIRO, Ill. -- John August Meyer Jr., 23, of Arlington, Ky., formerly of Cairo, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at his home. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tronzo "Matt" Graham officiating. Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge...
Births 1/18/13 (01/18/13)
Son to Derrick Otto Fox and Amber Nichole Sekyra of Marble Hill, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 6:23 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Name, Brody Otto. Weight, 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Second son. Ms. Sekyra is the daughter of Lisa Garland and Robert Garland of Marble Hill. Fox is the son of Jeanie Moyers of Marble Hill. He is a roofer...
Jackson fire report 1/18/13 (01/18/13)
Firefighters responded to the following call Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Jackson police report 1/18/13 (01/18/13)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/18/13 (01/18/13)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/18/13 (01/18/13)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety released the following item...
Out of the past 1/18/13 (01/18/13)
Slick streets caused by heavy fog in the morning makes driving hazardous and results in a rash of minor accidents in the area; the majority of the accidents involved vehicles sliding off roadways into ditches. Polar Therm, which manufactures cellulose insulation by grinding up old newspapers, has been told it must meet zoning- and building-code requirements to stay in business; the company, near the corner of Independence and Frederick streets, has been the subject of air pollution complaints...
The inauguration (01/18/13)
The presidential inauguration is always a significant event in American history. Regardless of political leanings, it's a tribute to our democracy. The 2012 campaign, like others before it, was fiercely contested. There were speeches, campaign rallies and debates. The candidates crisscrossed the country asking for votes. President Obama ultimately won the election and on Monday will be sworn in for a second term as President of the United States...
Speak Out 1/18/13 (01/18/13)
Greedy Republicans want it all to be paid for by the poor and middle class. Cutting income taxes and shifting the overall tax burden to consumption through higher sales taxes is a long-standing goal of some tax theorists. Critics argue that approach is regressive and unfairly burdens the middle class and the poor, who spend more of their earnings on items subject to sales tax...
Prayer 1/18/13 (01/18/13)
O Lord Jesus, may your peace guard our hearts and minds. Amen.
McDonald's Donates to Jackson R-2 South Elementary (01/18/13)
The Jackson R-2 South Elementary Pre-School Extended Day Program has been awarded $3035.15 from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Tri-State. These funds will be used to purchase teaching tools and learning centers for such things as Art, Math, Sensory, and Reading Skills for the preschool program ages 3-5 year olds...
McDonald's Donates to St. Paul Lutheran School (01/18/13)
St. Paul Lutheran School was recently awarded $3218.10 from the Ronald McDonald House Charities. These funds will be used to purchase ACTIV Interactive White Boards and presenters for the classroom. RMHC supports non-profit childrens' programs in the areas of education, health and social well-being, and the cultural arts...
Intruder Alert (01/18/13)
The squirrels and the birds got a little upset when this big boy wandered in to taste the birdseed.
SEMO University donates to United Way of SEMO (01/18/13)
Southeast Missouri State University employees donated $19,417.00 to the 2012 United Way Campaign. Pictured L to R: Tammy Underwood and Dr. Dennis Holt
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