- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)49
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says cops’ good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Hopper Road to close for months during construction of Veterans Drive (04/27/16)9
* Learn to swim and swim well. No one should swim alone. Adults should practice "reach supervision," which means to be within arm's length of a child in case an emergency occurs.
* Outfit everyone with proper gear. Children and adults who are not strong swimmers should use U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices when they are in or around water.
* Keep basic lifesaving equipment by the pool and know how to use it. This includes a first-aid kit, a cordless phone, a phone list with emergency contact information, a reaching pole and a ring buoy with a nylon line.
* Pack a "safety" bag for a day at the beach or lake. It should include waterproof sunscreen, water shoes to keep feet safe from heat and sharp objects, water, a hat and sunglasses.
* Learn first aid and CPR. All caregivers, including grandparents, older siblings and babysitters, should have these lifesaving skills.
Source: American Red Cross