- 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)39
- 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)2
- 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
The (Independence) Examiner
Since the mid-1990s, Missouri and other states have raised their speed limits. As predicted, people are now dead because of higher speed limits. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that just in Missouri and the 11 other states that raised speed limits to 70 mph on many highways, more than 1,000 people have died above and beyond the number who would have died in traffic accidents under the speed limits. ...
Drivers violate lower speed limits. The evidence also says they violate higher speed limits by an even larger margin. The police don't have the resources to enforce the law, and not only is there no political will to improve on that, there is a political will to keep looking the other way. It's shameful -- and deadly.