- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- 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)36
- 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
City wins in River Campus ruling
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court sided with the city of Cape Girardeau in a lawsuit filed by Cape Girardeau motel entrepreneur Jim Drury over the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus.
The suit questioned the title of the city ordinance to put a River Campus tax issue on the ballot. The project will be funded with a hike and extension in the city's hotel, motel and restaurant tax and with state and private funds.
In June, a three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District sided with Drury, ruling that the title of the August 1998 city ordinance that put the tax issue on the ballot violated the state Constitution and the city's own charter because it didn't describe in detail how the money would be used.