- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- 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)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Status of Stoddard County landfill still in limbo
DEXTER, Mo. -- A landfill is Stoddard County that serves Cape Girardeau and Jackson is still awaiting word on whether it can begin to accept waste again.
Lemons Landfill in Dexter has been unable to accept waste since late February after the Missouri Department of Natural Resources expressed concerns about the stability of a new "cell." A cell is a lined pit in the ground in which landfill waste is buried.
DNR had concerns about the stability of the cell's liner and ordered a series of tests to determine the stability. At the time, an answer to whether the cell could be used was expected in just a few weeks, but DNR officials say word could be another week to two weeks away.