- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)15
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
Speedy road work
The silver lining in this summer's drought was the amount of work that was done this construction season.
There's no better example of that than the Interstate 55 interchange project between Jackson's East Main Street and Cape Girardeau's LaSalle Avenue.
The interchange, originally predicted to open next summer, is well ahead of schedule, and, if the rain stays away, could be completely open by the end of the year. If they aren't already, southbound lanes will be open this week.
The contractor, Dumey Excavating, has been "very aggressive," according to MoDOT officials.
Jackson residents, especially those living in the Bent Creek area, have been waiting for the mew I-55 interchange for a long time. Traffic on that side of town and commercial development on Jackson's side will be moving that much quicker, thanks to the contractor and its crews.