- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 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
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- 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)33
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)11
- 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)
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
The devastation caused by the F3 tornado that blew through Pemiscot County Sunday could have been much worse. Sixty percent of the houses in Caruthersville were damaged, but no one in the town of 6,500 was killed. One death occurred in nearby Braggadocio and another in Circle City in Scott County.
Southeast Missourians tend to take tornado watches and warnings in stride. But the weather has been unusually violent this spring. Already, more than 60 tornadoes have been confirmed in the state this year.
The admonition to take cover when a tornado warning is issued should be heeded more than ever.
With a bit of foresight and a good plan, everyone's safety can be enhanced when tornadoes and other destructive storms are headed our way.