- 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)31
- 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
Man ruled guilty in death of witness
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City man was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder for strangling a woman to prevent her from testifying against him in a burglary case.
Michael Farris, 47, was convicted in the death of Sophia Szymczak, 76, on Sept. 3, 1999. Sentencing was set for Thursday.
Prosecutors said Farris burglarized Szymczak's home in May 1998. After he was ordered to stand trial, he returned to her home and strangled her.