- 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)34
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- 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
No tears for Nathan Cooper
To the editor:Former state representative Nathan Cooper put everyone at risk of losing our lives by some unqualified truck drivers. He used his office for personal gain. He isn't the first. He won't be the last.
Cooper got caught by a man doing his job. In his mind, that's all Cooper thinks he did wrong. My take on the Cooper story is thank God we had an alert, dedicated public servant on duty who did his job: the border guard who smelled something rotten.
Let's not cry and wring our hands over poor Cooper's fate. He got caught. Let's not wonder if maybe we failed him. He got caught. Thank the border guard. Disregard all the crocodile tears and the "How did he go wrong?" questions by his fellow public servants. He got caught.
I hope the whistle blower isn't punished.
STEVE GODDARD, Perryville, Mo.