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Friday, January 16, 2009

The saga of the Hudson River crash

It's the day after the big "miracle on the Hudson" crash, where a deft pilot saved the lives of 155 people taking off on a passenger plane from New York.

Now investigators are sifting through the wreckage, trying to figure out exactly how birds took out one of the plane's engines.

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Scott County man charged with sex crimes

A Scott County man sits in jail today charged with some of the most heinous crimes imaginable — sexual abuse of a minor. The man, from Morley, is accused of having sex with a girl between the ages of 10 and 14.

He also has a criminal history.

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In other crime news, a raid on a home in Kennett, Mo., turned up $4,000 worth of illegal drugs, including marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy. Click here for more information.

Cape Girardeau woman killed on I-55

There are very few details available in this case, but a Cape Girardeau woman ran in front of a vehicle on Interstate 55 near St. Louis last night, and she was killed. We're trying to get more details, but for now, here's what we know.

Later today and the weekend on seMissourian.com

Come back to seMissourian.com later today for a story on possible plans for the old Cape Girardeau federal building and a recount of the Cape Girardeau area Magnet annual meeting.

Come back Saturday for a touching story about a local woman retracing the steps her father took on a POW march during World War II. On Sunday, we'll have a story about a local basketball player who's struggling with the loss of both his father and mother and a group of local teens headed to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration.

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