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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Habitat for Humanity house move postponed

Local Habitat for Humanity leaders had hoped to move the house they've been constructing on a Broadway parking lot to its permanent location on Main Street today. However, weather and other factors held them back.
The move has been postponed until tomorrow. Click here to read more on this story.
We'll have more on this story later this afternoon.

Purcell vows to restore historic home

Historic preservationists in Cape Girardeau felt a twinge of pain when the historic Ponder mansion was severely damaged by fire in February, putting the home's future in doubt.
Now the home's owner, Cape Girardeau County Commissioner Jay Purcell, has vowed to restore the home, despite huge costs to do so.
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On severe weather watch

The National Weather Service predicts strong winds today, and the possibility of heavy thunderstorms in the Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois area.
Strong storms have already hit southwest Missouri, and radar loops show a line of storms is fast approaching our area.
You can get all the latest warnings, watches and advisories, along with radar loops and forecast information, on our weather page.
We also offer automated text alerts with watches and warnings from the National Weather Service.

Later today and Wednesday on

Check back later for updates on the Habitat house, day two the trial of a Southeast Missouri man accused of murdering a state trooper and the latest news on severe weather.
Wednesday morning we'll have more information on those stories plus an update on a Bollinger County murder trial, changes in Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's office, information on the county's property tax re-assessment and more.

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