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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Jackson PTO president charged with stealing

Prosecutors say a Jackson PTO president was stealing from the organization's accounts at two district elementary schools.

Authorities charged Cynthia A. Tatum with stealing from PTO accounts at West Lane and Orchard elementary schools.

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Police looking for robbery suspects

A Cape Girardeau man hoped to sell his XBox 360 game console to an acquaintance Wednesday afternoon. Instead, he was robbed at gunpoint, and the thieves got away with the game system and some of his cash.

Now police are looking for the suspects. Click here for more on the story.

Last witness in Kezer hearing testifies today

Another chapter in a long murder saga is about to come to a close.

The last witness in a hearing challenging the murder conviction of Joshua C. Kezer for the 1992 killing of Angela Mischelle Lawless is testifying today in a Jefferson City courtroom.

Our crime reporter Bridget DiCosmo, who's done extensive research and writing on the case, is in Jefferson City covering the hearing, and we'll have an update on as soon as the hearing concludes.

Blindsided by federal parolee facility

How would you feel if you learned a re-entry facility for federal prison parolees was being constructed in your backyard, and you found out too late to stop it?

Many people in the Butler County town of Neelyville aren't too happy about the situation. They say they didn't found out until this week that such a facility was under construction, expected to be completed in March.

Click here for more on this story from the Daily American Republic newspaper in Poplar Bluff.

Friday on

Check back Friday for more on the Kezer hearing, the PTO fund theft and a colorful story about local kids and their thoughts on Santa Claus.

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