- 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)37
- 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
Illinois to get $5.8 million for homeland safety
WASHINGTON -- Illinois is getting a $5.8 million Justice Department grant to help meet some of its homeland security needs, House Speaker Dennis Hastert said Thursday.
The money is to be used to expand the capabilities of state and local hazardous material response teams and to acquire protective equipment for first responders to acts of terrorism and other disasters.
"Firefighters, police and other emergency personnel are the first folks on the scene of any mishap," said Hastert.