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Cape to host auditions during 'Belleville' screening (08/30/14)
As one of those people who had long felt his life was like a movie, Keith Nussbaum now can say it is one. Nussbaum is...
Supporters of Kaden Robert flock to Kelly football game (08/30/14)
BENTON, Mo. -- A bundle of maroon and gold balloons meandered skyward, passing over filling bleachers at the Kelly High...
Cape Girardeau schools see big jump in annual scores (08/29/14) 4
Annual performance reports for local school districts show a huge increase for Cape Girardeau and a nice jump for Perry...
Oran man charged with drug possession (08/29/14) 1
An Oran, Missouri, man is facing a pair of drug charges after a burglary investigation led to the discovery of...
Man admits to thefts from vehicles (08/29/14)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A Dexter man is in custody, having admitted to at least 10 thefts from parked vehicles on the west side...
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Oran man charged with drug possession (08/29/14)
An Oran, Missouri, man is facing a pair of drug charges after a burglary investigation led to the discovery of methamphetamine in a residence, the Scott County Sheriff's Department reported Friday. Joshua Allen Freeman, 29, of Oran was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the department...
Man admits to thefts from vehicles (08/29/14)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A Dexter man is in custody, having admitted to at least 10 thefts from parked vehicles on the west side of town. Dexter Police Detective Cory Mills said the department received a call Tuesday regarding the theft of a black suitcase and several tools from a vehicle parked at the Dexter Inn at 1807 W. Business 60...
Recent drug busts yield 34 arrests (08/29/14)
Thirty-four people in Southeast Missouri have been arrested this summer as a result of drug investigations by the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force, the Cape Girardeau Police Department reported Thursday. Darin Hickey, public information officer for the department, said the task force has spent several weeks investigating drug cases throughout the region...
Federal drug case causes delays in state murder case (08/28/14)
The wheels of justice continue to turn, albeit slowly, in the case against two men accused of killing a Cape Girardeau tattoo artist. The body of Samuel "Tick" Francis, 38, was found in a septic tank northeast of Bonne Terre, Missouri, on July 25, 2013, just a day after federal investigators executed a search warrant on the home of one of the men accused of killing him...
Tax preparer accused of falsifying documents to lighten sentence (08/28/14)
A Jackson woman who pleaded guilty last year to federal fraud charges now faces allegations she falsified documents in an effort to obtain a lighter sentence. Cynthia Raymond pleaded guilty in September to five counts of filing false income tax returns and one count of aggravated identity theft...
Youths get animals ready for SEMO District Fair (08/28/14)
Kids throughout Southeast Missouri are getting their livestock in trim for the SEMO District Fair, set for Sept. 6 through 13 at the fairgrounds at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. Entry clerk Patty Turner said about 100 youngsters from a 23-county area are expected to show their animals. Gabe Ruehling of Perryville, Missouri, and twins Andrew and Nathan Aufdenberg of Gordonville are among them...
Central Junior High cheerleaders attend NCA camp (08/28/14)
The Central Junior High School cheerleaders attended National Cheerleaders Association Cheer Camp from July 21 to 24. Bringing home several awards, the cheerleaders were awarded two red and two blue ribbons for cheers and chant performances, a bid to the NCA national competition, a certificate for safe stunting, the only certificate for technical excellence in tumbling, spirit stick, NCA Top Team trophy and all 19 cheerleaders were nominated for NCA All-American cheerleader...
Dogs can get blues when kids head back to school (08/28/14)
LOS ANGELES -- Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer. Many dogs whine and wait eagerly at the front door but eventually adjust to the absence of their young owners when they are in class. But millions of dogs can feel abandoned, sad and unable to cope -- and they look for ways to lash out...
Hooked on Science: Garden in a sandwich bag (08/28/14)
Observe the life cycle of seeds by starting them off in a sandwich bag. STEP 1: Add enough water to the paper towel so it is damp. STEP 2: Fold the paper towel so it fits inside of the zip-top sandwich bag. STEP 3: Place the paper towel inside the sandwich bag....
Water main break closes Southeast until Tuesday (08/27/14)
Less than a week into the new year at Southeast Missouri State University, both of its campuses were shut down by a water main break Wednesday. The event prompted cancellation of classes and office closures on the main and River campuses until Tuesday...
  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights
    BEIRUT (AP) -- Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict....
  • EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions
    BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is giving Russia a one-week ultimatum to scale back its intervention in Ukraine or face additional economic sanctions....
  • Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain
    BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday....
  • AP PHOTOS: Fairy-tale night for girls in Rio slum
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marta "favela" slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police....
  • Rams cut Sam, 1st openly gay player drafted
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Coach Jeff Fisher repeated over and over that it was purely a football decision....
  • Ferguson rally marks 3 weeks since Brown's death
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day. His death stoked national discourse about police tactics and race, which the rally's organizers pledged to continue....
  • Authorities identify child killed outside Fulton
    FULTON, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a 6-year-old Missouri boy who was found shot to death in his babysitter's bedroom....
  • Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go....
  • St. Louis officer retires amid inquiry into video
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Police say a suspended St. Louis County officer who had been assigned to patrols in Ferguson has retired amid a review of 2012 video in which the officer calls himself "a killer" and makes incendiary comments about religion and U.S. political leaders....
  • Motorcycle rally rattles nerves in KC suburb
    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (AP) -- A Labor Day weekend rally of what the federal government considers an outlaw motorcycle gang has frightened some residents of the Kansas City suburb of Grain Valley, but the head of the group's local chapter thinks police and locals are overreacting....