- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- 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)7
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)38
- 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
- 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
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Cape Girardeau County no-burn order lifted
Weekend rain prompted Cape Girardeau County to lift a burn ban Monday that has been in place for weeks due to high temperatures and drought.
The Cape Girardeau County Commission approved lifting the ban during its Monday meeting.
Commissioners said fire safety officials advised that rain received throughout the area Sunday was sufficient cause for lifting the ban, which has been in effect since late June. The city of Jackson also lifted its burn ban Monday, and the city of Cape Girardeau canceled its order Friday, according to the cities' fire departments.
Scott County has not yet lifted its ban, but commissioners meet Tuesday morning and may consider it, according to the Scott County clerk's office.
The National Weather Service rain gauge at the Cape Girardeau airport measured 0.45 inches of rain since Thursday, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Robin Smith. The same gauge measured 2.24 inches of rain so far in July, which is below the monthly average of 3.34 inches.
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