- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)42
- 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)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 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
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)23
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Drug trial postponed
The second drug trial of Charles Anthony Robinson, set to take place on Wednesday, has been delayed again; this time because a witness was not available.
Assistant prosecuting attorney Julie Koester said a continuance was granted by Judge William Syler at the request of Robinson and his lawyer, Steve Wilson. Wilson did not return calls seeking comment.
Syler set the matter for Dec. 17, when a new trial date may be set.
Robinson, originally charged with trafficking in cocaine, is to face a jury on a possession charge. His first trial ended in a hung jury when a juror allegedly told the others during deliberations of a bias against police.
That juror, Verdist Poindexter, was charged with felony perjury. Poindexter's lawyer, Pat McMenamin, recently told the Southeast Missourian his client has accepted a deal to plead guilty to a misdemeanor.