- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)43
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)31
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Nation briefs 3/22/05
Study: Rural areas not ready for terror attacks
WASHINGTON -- Rural health officials believe they are woefully unprepared to respond to a possible terror attack on food supplies, nuclear power facilities or other targets. A survey of health officials in 26 states also found that most rural areas would not be prepared for a bioterror attack or have the resources to handle a surge of people fleeing urban areas under assault. The study, sponsored in part by the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Pittsburgh, comes as the Homeland Security Department is proposing awarding federal aid to states and localities based on the level of threats they face.
Fire, explosion injure 12 at Mich. steel plant
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Spilled molten steel caused a fire and explosion Monday at a Michigan steel plant, injuring 12 people, officials said. A transport vehicle carrying molten steel was backing into a building at the industrial complex when some of its high-temperature cargo sloshed out, said William Hornberger, a spokesman for Severstal, the Russian company that owns the plant. The molten steel hit two of the vehicle's 8-foot tires, setting them afire and causing them to explode minutes later. The explosion blew out part of the building's steel sheet siding and caused electrical damage, he said.