- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)8
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
Wide loads tie up traffic on bridge during peak time
To the editor:
I would like to express my concern about wide loads crossing the Mississippi River bridge before 8 a.m. At 7:45 a.m. I was on my way to work coming from the Illinois side. I was stopped by not only one, but three wide loads coming across.
This is an inconvenience not only to working people who end up being late, but for students who are trying to make it to an 8 a.m. class. Many professors do not tolerate students coming in late, and it hurts their grades.
I thought there was a law against wide loads crossing before 8 a.m. The man doing the flagging informed me that Missouri does not have a curfew on hours to cross.
I would think businesses would realize that between 7:30 and 8 a.m. is a very busy time for working people and students not only coming into Cape Girardeau, but for students who are attending classes at Shawnee Community College or Southern Illinois University from Cape and surrounding communities.
I hope surrounding businesses stop and consider this as an inconvenience to working people and students.
Olive Branch, Ill.