- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)38
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Ray's of Kelso, Plaza by Ray's to change ownership; Fonn to buy enterprise (04/20/16)3
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)4
- Cape council approves nearly $1M in park, sculpture projects with little public discussion (04/22/16)37
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
Region/state digest 05/07/05
Ste. Gen company faces fine for river pollution
ST. LOUIS -- A Ste. Genevieve, Mo., company pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to a misdemeanor count of polluting the Mississippi River. Southern Illinois Transfer Co. operates a marine terminal south of Ste. Genevieve. On June 26, 2001, the company dumped water from a barge containing petroleum coke into the river without a permit. The company now faces a fine of $200,000 and has paid partial restitution of $3,508.33 to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as compensation for its response to the dumping. Sentencing is set for Aug. 5.
Court orders defrocked priest freed on bond
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri's Supreme Court on Friday ordered a defrocked priest to be freed from prison on bond, 10 days after it threw out the former elementary school counselor's convictions on charges that he exposed himself to boys in a school restroom. James Beine has been serving a 12-year sentence at the Farmington Correctional Center for the 2003 convictions, before the high court intervened April 26. Beine's release on $5,000 bond did not occur Friday, because paperwork was not completed before that day's close of business, a corrections spokesman said. Attorney Lawrence Fleming said his client likely would remain jailed until at least Tuesday.
-- From staff, wire reports