- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)36
- 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)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
Out of the past 2/4/10
25 years ago: Feb. 4, 1985
With a forecast of snow and only one item on the ballot in the special election, voter turnout is expected be light in tomorrow's election in Cape Girardeau; voters will decide the fate of a $1.4 million bond issue to finance city sewer improvements.
Cape Girardeau police are investigating two minor fires in the city jail last night believed to have been set by a group of federal prisoners; in the first instance, inmates apparently set fire to the contents of a trash can; shortly after, bedding in a cell area was set afire.
50 years ago: Feb. 4, 1960
Burglars, deemed by officers to be professionals, were foiled in their attempt at burglarizing the J.C. Penney Co. store, 5 N. Main St., last night, when they ran up against a safe too tough to crack; working methodically, the yeggs attempted various methods of opening the safe, but all failed; it is thought the approach of daylight may have brought their venture to an end.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Testimony covering parts of three weeks by two groups seeking to form a third bank in Cape Girardeau comes to an end at midafternoon; it will take about two weeks for transcripts of the hearings to be compiled, after which the State Banking Board make its decision.
75 years ago: Feb. 4, 1935
Bids are received by Julius Stern, owner of the Broadway Fruit Market building, 616 Broadway, for the remodeling of the front of the structure, which was badly damaged Jan. 9 by an explosion; there will be two ground-floor entrances and a center entrance for two upper floors; black carrara glass and stucco will be used on the front of the structure.
Taking heed of Horace Greeley's admonition, Frank Reynolds and John Job took off yesterday in a 1922 Model T Ford coupe, bound for California.
100 years ago: Feb. 4, 1910
Cape Girardeau County is fast becoming recognized as one of the important mule counties of the state; no other man is doing more for the county's reputation that W.F. Schade; he is arranging for a big sale of fine animals.
The shoe factory continues to advertise for more girls; it has added quite a number to its forces lately, but 100 more are needed.
-- Sharon K. Sanders