- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)15
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
Local legislator selected for drought recovery panel
State Rep. Steve Hodges, D-East Prairie, has been selected as part of a group of legislators and citizens who will evaluate the effect of this year's drought on Missouri's agriculture industry.
Hodges was selected by House Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller, R-Willard, to serve as a member of the Interim Commission on Agriculture Innovation and Economic Recovery.
Rep. Bill Reiboldt, R-Neosho, will head the commission.
As part of the commission, Hodges will travel around the state to gather public input to assess the damage that has been done to the state's agriculture industry as the result of this summer's drought and the poor.
The following House members will serve on the commission in addition to Reiboldt and Hodges: Reps. Jay Hougton, R-Martinsburg; Tony Dugger, R-Hartville; and Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton. In addition, the citizen members are Lonny Duckworth of Duckworth Farms, Lloyd Gunter of Gunter Farms, Brent Sandidge of Ham Hills Farms and Greg Sharpe of Pioneer Seed.
The commission plans to announce its first public hearing this week.
Jefferson City, MO