- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Committee to start planning process for indoor aquatic center in Cape (6/20/18)1
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Southeast to spend $150,000 to refresh brand with Ohio firm (6/19/18)6
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)1
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
- Jackson natives compete in 260-mile canoe race (6/16/18)1
- Mother, child reportedly hit by car in Cape Girardeau (6/18/18)
- Neal Boyd blessed us all with his God-given talent (6/19/18)
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.