- 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)31
- 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
Cape County issues restricted burn order
Cape Girardeau County Commissioners issued a restricted burn order effective Monday, due to high temperatures, low humidity, dry ground covering, the possibility of increasing winds and lack of foreseeable precipitation.
All residents should postpone open outdoor burning, including agricultural field fires and wood lot fires until the fire danger decreases.
The order encourages people to properly discard smoking materials because grass along the highways is extremely dry and could ignite. Campers and hunters are asked to be extremely careful as well.
Regarding the upcoming Independence Day holiday, Presiding Commissioner Clint Tracy said the order does not legally affect fireworks activity "but common sense says it should."
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