- 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
Efforts increase to save Delta Queen
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) -- One-hour ceremonies are planned in St. Louis, Alton, Illinois, and other Mississippi River cities in case this year's voyages of the iconic Delta Queen are her last.
The 82-year-old sternwheeler is headed for the scrapheap unless it gets another exemption from the Safety at Sea Act.
Supporters are stepping up efforts to save the passenger cruise boat.
The Queen has wooden decks, and federal law requires fireproof construction.
Critics have charged the debate is more about party and constituency politics than it is an effort to keep passengers safe.
The Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau says a mothballing of the Queen would "be a loss historically."
Information from the Hannibal Courier-Post, http://www.hannibal.net/