- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)36
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Woman pleads innocent to child abuse charges
BENTON, Mo. -- A woman accused of slamming her daughter's head on a doorway when the child would not sleep pleaded innocent to the charges Thursday. Susan Cabiness, 34, of Chaffee, Mo., entered her plea to two felony counts of child abuse during an appearance before Circuit Judge David Dolan. Officials accuse Cabiness of violently shaking her then 2-month-old daughter and striking her head on a doorway in February. The child was taken to a St. Louis-area hospital for treatment of two skull fractures.
Oran man gets probation for pot possession
BENTON, Mo. -- An Oran, Mo., man pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing more than 100 grams of marijuana, and was sentenced to five years probation. Mark E. Gordon, 25, was pulled over Feb. 7 in Oran by a Scott County sheriff's deputy, Sheriff Rick Walter said. During a search of the man's vehicle, the officer found 104 grams of marijuana. At a court appearance Thursday before Circuit Judge David Dolan, Gordon pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of felony possession, according to a court official. He was originally charged with possession with intent to distribute.
Drivers face highway repairs on I-55 today
Traffic on northbound Interstate 55 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane for repairs today. Between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., maintenance crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation will be making pavement repairs to the lanes between Biehle, Mo., and the Perryville, Mo., exit, a release from the department stated. Drivers were urged to use caution while traveling in the area.
-- From staff reports