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- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)25
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
Heisserer to put on robes of circuit judge
As of March 1, there will be a new face on the bench in the 32nd Judicial Circuit.
John P. Heisserer, a Cape Girardeau lawyer, will be appointed to fill the seat being vacated by John W. Grimm. Judge Grimm, who became the state's youngest circuit judge when appointed in December 1993 at the age of 31, is returning to private practice.
Heisserer, 46, has been practicing law for more than 21 years and will serve until November 2004, when an election will determine who will finish out the remainder of the six-year term Grimm won in 2000. Showing a sense of commitment to his new post, he already has pledged to run.
Born in Chaffee, Mo., and virtually a lifelong Southeast Missouri resident, Heisserer no doubt knows of the high standards locals place on their judges. He has the endorsement of his predecessor and the prosecuting attorney.
No doubt Heisserer will receive the help and support he needs from our sitting judges and others in the legal system as he becomes acclimated to his new position.