- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)36
- 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)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
Severed cable stymies cell phone users
Many of Southeast Missouri's cell phones were rendered useless for several hours Thursday when a signal tower went dead.
A local Cingular Wireless spokesman said a severed cable caused the outage. He directed all other questions to the St. Louis office, where voice mail messages went unreturned.
Some Verizon customers reported problems as well.
Service was restored by late Thursday afternoon.
Earlier this year, representatives of the four companies serving Cape Girardeau County said 22 percent of county residents use cell phones.