This afternoon on seMissourian.com
Thursday, January 22, 2009
A powerful explosion
Here's something you don't hear every day: An explosion in a circuit breaker at a power substation caused two-thirds of Sikeston to be without power starting last night.
The outage began just after 8 p.m. Wednesday night, and power wasn't restored completely until 4 a.m.
Marble Hill man charged with child molestation
A Marble Hill, Mo., man was charged with child molestation today after he allegedly confessed to having consensual sex with an adolescent.
The 20-year-old man will appear in court Wednesday.
The trout are back
The trout are back at Jackson's Rotary Lake.
Now the Missouri Department of Conservation reports that 500 of the fish have been restocked in the lake, and should be safe from the parasite. Click here to read more.
College leaders seek support for tuition plan
The presidents of Missouri's two major universities — the University of Missouri system and Missouri State University — met with state lawmakers today to stump for the Nixon administration's tuition freeze proposal.
Later today and Friday on seMissourian.com
Check back at seMissourian.com later today for more on the child molestation case and a story from the annual Jackson Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Come back Friday morning for stories on the renovations planned for the municipal golf course and an explanation of why you can see shoes hanging from power lines in some Cape Girardeau neighborhoods.