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- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)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)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says cops’ good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/01/16)
Burn ban issued for Cape Girardeau County
The Cape Girardeau County Commission has issued a restricted burn order until further notice.
According to commission order 10-C1, all county residents are to postpone open outdoor burning until the fire danger decreases. The ban includes field fires set for agricultural purposes and wood lot fires.
Commissioners signed the notice after county emergency management director Dick Knaup consulted with other fire districts. Officials are concerned the combination of high temperatures, lack of rain and the possibility of increasing winds poses a fire risk. The order does not specify consequences for violating the ban.
According to the latest federal drought information, the Cape Girardeau area was in a state of moderate to severe drought.
Commissioners Paul Koe-per and Jay Purcell signed the order. Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones was not present at Monday's meeting.
In other business
* A proposal from Records Management Solutions of Shrewsbury, Mo., was received for a document imaging system. The proposal in the amount of $22,945 has been referred to county IT director Eric McGowan. No other bids were received. The system would be used by several county agencies.
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