- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)14
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
In support of Greg Sparkman
To the editor:
We, the friends and family of Greg Sparkman, believe he has been unfairly prosecuted and jailed for crimes committed by others. He has been convicted of arson and mail fraud that took place in December 2000. These cases had already been cleared by the city and state authorities. Now after five years our federal government has prosecuted Greg based solely on the word of a jailed convicted meth manufacturer, Scott Smith. Scott Smith will be released from prison eight months early for his testimony against Greg, while Greg faces a minimum of 15 years. For details please refer to www.semissourian.com Greg Sparkman article dated Oct. 16, 2005. This was a fair representation of what Greg and his family went through.
Now our legal team, headed by Richard H. Sindel, is working hard to first get Greg released on bond and then an appeal and retrial.
Mark Van Matre, Cape Girardeau