afternoon edition

Monday, October 27, 2008

Palin coming to Cape Girardeau

The McCain-Palin campaign announced today the GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be in Cape Girardeau this week.

The veep nominee is scheduled to appear at the Show Me Center on Thursday morning. The announcement set off a rush to buy tickets at the local Republican party headquarters in Cape Girardeau. Our political reporter Rudi Keller is on the scene, and we'll have more information about the flurry of activity later.

For details on how to get tickets click here.

Police seek robbery suspect

Cape Girardeau police are looking for a man believed to have robbed the AM PM convenience store at 1101 William St. this morning. Police describe the suspect as a tall black male in a black hooded sweat shirt who may be driving a "long black car" with tinted windows.

One police car crashed while responding to the scene. For more on the robbery click here.

Freeze warning tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning from 1 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, and a freeze watch until Wednesday morning.

Tonight's low is expected to reach 30 degrees in Cape Girardeau. You can get updated weather forecasts on our website, and you can get weather warnings sent straight to your cell phone via our text message alerts.

Tomorrow on

Check back at Tuesday morning for more on the stories talked about in this message. We'll also have stories on the Cape Central High School marching band's win at a St. Louis band contest over the weekend; an article on the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority's budget; and articles about local legislative races.

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