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Monday, July 28, 2014
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District rep races head toward primary election (07/28/14)
Missouri House District 151 voters will vote two times on the seat in the Aug. 5 primary election. Ryan William Holder...
Dorena-Hickman Ferry rates to increase Friday (07/28/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Crossing the Mississippi River on the local ferry will cost a couple more bucks starting next month....
At-risk kids learn, teach through dog-training program (07/28/14)
The bond between kids and dogs has been given new meaning through EPIC Pals, a program in which troubled youths train...
Primary election to decide treasurer in Scott County (07/28/14)
The Scott County treasurer race, although contested, will be decided Aug. 5 in the primary election. Incumbent Glenda...
Two boys involved in accidental shooting at Kelly face possible suspensions (07/27/14) 38
Two Kelly High School students face possible school suspensions of up to a year as a result of the accidental shooting...
Videos
Scott City man charged with domestic assault (07/25/14)
A Scott City man is in custody after allegedly resisting arrest and being Tasered. Marcus Allen Bowers, 25, was charged with second-degree domestic assault, resisting or interfering with arrest and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff's Office...
Tarrillion pleads guilty to misdemeanor (07/24/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A former police chief is about to become an inmate. Keith Tarrillion, who resigned from the Perryville Police Department in March 2013 amid allegations of professional misconduct, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to a misdemeanor charge of making a false report...
Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began (07/24/14)
PHOENIX -- A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started...
Pemiscot County to house New Madrid County inmates (07/24/14)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- The Pemiscot County Jail will house prisoners from New Madrid County, at least for the next six months. At their Monday meeting, the New Madrid County Commission accepted the bid of $30 per prisoner per day from Pemiscot County. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens on Tuesday was moving the county's prisoners from the Scott County Jail, which had housed prisoners for the county since July 2, to Pemiscot County...
Preliminary hearing set in Davis murder case (07/24/14)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A preliminary hearing is scheduled in September for a woman accused in the death of a Sikeston, Missouri, man. Savannah R. Davis will return to Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court at 1 p.m. Sept. 4 for her preliminary hearing on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Davis is charged in the July 11 death of John Sharber...
Valedictorian: Ryan Foltz, 18 (07/24/14)
Meadow Heights co-valedictorian Birthday: May 30, 1996 Birthplace: Cape Girardeau Future plans: To attend Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. Extracurricular activities: Ran cross country, played basketball, in FFA and BETA Club...
Valedictorian: Ashlee Long, 18 (07/24/14)
Meadow Heights co-valedictorian Birthday: Dec. 13, 1995 Birthplace: Yuma, Arizona Future plans: Going to attend Southeast Missouri State University in the fall and pursue a degree in actuarial sciences. Extracurricular activities: Played softball since third grade and continue to play on coed teams, drum majorette, cheer captain, BETA Club reporter, volleyball, Pep Club, Smokebusters, student council treasurer and was class treasurer...
Who's neXt 7/24/14 (07/24/14)
Graduates Cape Girardeau Deborah Allen, bachelor of science with a major in human environmental studies: dietetics option; Lucas Auer, bachelor of general studies with a major in general studies; Phillip Babich, cum laude with a bachelor of general studies with a major in general studies; Alex Bader, bachelor of science in business administration with a major in marketing: marketing management option; Paige Bagot, bachelor of science with a major in psychology; Gideon Barr, magna cum laude with a bachelor of science with a major in psychology; Keith Bass, bachelor of science in nursing with a major in nursing; Zachary Bays, bachelor of science in business administration with a major in finance; Lauren Bethel, cum laude with a bachelor of science with a major in biology: microbiology, cellular and molecular biology, and biotechnology option; Jason Billmeyer, bachelor of science in business administration with a major in marketing: marketing management option; Leslie Birk, cum laude with a bachelor of science with a major in communication disorders; Bryan Birks, bachelor of science with a major in mass communication: television and film option; Katie Blattel of Cape Girardeau graduated with a bachelor of science with a major in medical technology; Christopher Berry, bachelor of science with a major in technology management: construction management/design option;. ...
Hooked on Science: Double ball drop challenge (07/24/14)
Basketball Pingpong ball STEP 1: Hold the basketball and pingpong ball at the same height. STEP 2: Release the balls at the same time and observe. Which ball hits the floor first? Both the basketball and the pingpong ball hit the floor at the same time. ...
Tech Academy gets teachers up to speed on laptop devices (07/23/14)
Teachers of grades five through 12 are meeting this week for a Tech Academy on the convertible laptops that will be given to Central Junior High School students this fall. "Each day is targeted toward one of our focus strategies or tools, and then the afternoon gives them that work session to begin putting that content and those strategies into place," said instructional technology specialist Ron Farrow, who had a group of 18 gathered Monday...
  • Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday....
  • Northern California wildfire destroys 13 homes
    PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters in Northern California made progress Sunday against a wildfire that has destroyed 13 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park that destroyed one home grew significantly overnight....
  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution....
  • Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered
    SACO, Maine (AP) -- A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said....
  • The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy....