- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Politics to profits: Brothers launch new investing concept on Wall Street (10/19/17)1
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)1
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- Food Giant in Chaffee is robbed (10/17/17)
- Owner of dinosaur relics demands new board of directors, business plan at Bollinger County Museum (10/17/17)
- Cape's casino flourishing as it celebrates fifth year (10/22/17)3
Heat risk in jail causes inmate move
BALTIMORE -- Medical screenings ordered by a federal judge resulted Friday in 112 women being declared at risk for health problems at a sweltering Baltimore jail.
Some women were immediately moved into the facility's air-conditioned units. To comply with a court order, others were to be relocated later as the jail scrambled to install extra air conditioners.
U.S. District Judge Andre Davis on Friday ordered screenings for hundreds of inmates at the Women's Detention Center as attorneys argued that excessive heat made the old, poorly ventilated facility dangerous.
Temperatures in the jail, built in 1859, have reached 110 degrees this summer.