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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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No one hurt in Scott County blaze (07/23/14)
No one was hurt, but a rural Scott County farm family lost their home Wednesday afternoon in a fire that appeared to...
Tarrillion pleads guilty to misdemeanor (07/23/14) 6
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A former police chief is about to become an inmate. Keith Tarrillion, who resigned from the...
Stormy weather causes brief bouts of disruption in Cape area (07/23/14)
Severe weather caused power outages and downed trees in Cape Girardeau and surrounding areas Wednesday morning. A tree...
Meetings scheduled to gather feedback about proposed tax projects (07/23/14) 2
On Thursday, the public will have an opportunity to provide input on facility ideas designed to boost tourism in the...
Former candidate for Perryville police chief fired amid fraud investigation (07/23/14)
A man who tried to run for police chief last winter has been fired from the Perryville, Missouri, Police Department...
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Tarrillion pleads guilty to misdemeanor (07/23/14)
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...
Former candidate for Perryville police chief fired amid fraud investigation (07/23/14)
A man who tried to run for police chief last winter has been fired from the Perryville, Missouri, Police Department amid a Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation into an allegation of fraud. In a news release Tuesday, chief Direk Hunt announced the Missouri State Highway Patrol was conducting a criminal investigation into a complaint against a Perryville police officer...
Traffic stop turns into high-speed police chase (07/23/14)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A routine traffic stop Friday abruptly turned into a high-speed chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies and ended with a flaming vehicle in Dexter. Deputy Cody Wilson pulled over Andrew Lee Bell, 40, of Cape Girardeau at Highway 25 and County Road 672 for operating a vehicle without a functioning license plate light, according to a warrant affidavit filed with the Stoddard County Sheriff's Office...
Judge denies bond reduction in Olive Street shooting (07/23/14)
A Cape Girardeau County judge denied a shooting suspect's motion for bond reduction Tuesday morning but promised to take up the request again later. Tommy Davis, 30, faces charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action in connection with a June 4 shooting that injured a Cape Girardeau man at a home on Olive Street...
Oran, Mo., man arrested on misconduct, statutory sodomy charges (07/23/14)
An Oran-area man is in custody on a $100,000 cash-only bond after being charged with crimes against a child. Jesse John Branson, 37, of 828 State Highway CC near Oran was charged with sexual misconduct involving a child and statutory sodomy in the first degree, both felonies, according to a press release from the Scott County Sheriff's Department...
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...
University press gets grant to print updated Civil War history (07/23/14)
The Missouri Humanities Council has awarded a $2,500 grant to Southeast Missouri State University Press to support the printing of "Thunder in Arcadia Valley: The Battle of Pilot Knob," available at the end of September...
University to introduce more health-related academic programs (07/22/14)
In an effort to meet regional demand -- and provide local hospitals and medical practices with more of the personnel they need -- Southeast Missouri State University will introduce a variety of new health-related academic programs in spring 2015, once they are approved by the state's Coordinating Board for Higher Education...
Price coming down for low-income students at UMKC (07/21/14)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The University of Missouri-Kansas City finally has some good news for its lowest-income students. Its net price is coming down. Net price is the cost of attendance -- tuition, books, housing, food, transportation and personal expenses -- minus the scholarships and grants a student qualifies for from the federal government and the university. It's the amount students and their families are expected to borrow or pay out of pocket...
Hiring for school bus drivers continues in Perry County (07/20/14)
Efforts to hire bus drivers for Perry County District 32 continue, although recent open houses have gone well. In the fall, the district will begin a lease agreement with Midwest Bus Sales, based in Tonganoxie, Kansas, that could save an estimated $600,000 to $700,000, superintendent Scott Ireland has said...
  • Relatives fly to Taiwan plane crash site, 48 dead
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities were searching for one person who might have been in a wrecked house on the ground....
  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record
    PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) -- His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan....
  • AP PHOTOS: Church a haven for Muslims in Gaza
    Muslim families driven from their homes by the fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas are observing Ramadan in Gaza City's Greek Orthodox church....
  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began
    PHOENIX (AP) -- A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted 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....
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
  • Missouri Lottery gave less to education in 2014
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Despite record sales, the Missouri Lottery provided less money to education during the recently concluded state budget year, leading Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday to order a review of the agency....
  • Town and Country man pleads guilty to mail fraud
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis County man who claimed to own land in southeast Missouri that he planned to sell to Wal-Mart has pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud involving more than $1 million in improper loans....
  • Man fatally stabbed in St. Louis; woman charged
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A 24-year-old woman is facing murder charges after a man was stabbed to death in St. Louis....
  • SSM, doctor involved in surgery error to part ways
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A suburban St. Louis health care company is parting ways with a neurosurgeon who operated on the wrong side of a woman's brain last year....
  • 2 companies moving from Kansas to Missouri
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri has apparently won another round in the continuing border war with Kansas that involves using tax incentives to entice businesses to move across the state line that runs through the Kansas City metropolitan area....