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Friday, Apr. 18, 2014
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Three charged with murder of rural Portageville man (04/18/14)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Three people have been charged in the murder of a rural Portageville man and two others are in...
Limbaugh to undergo second cochlear implant (04/18/14) 4
Radio personality and Cape Girardeau native Rush Limbaugh announced on his show Tuesday that he has decided to undergo...
Pepsi MidAmerica to bring more than 70 jobs to local area (04/18/14) 8
The Greater Cape Girardeau Business Park, purchased by the city from Southeast Missouri State University in late 2012,...
Dairy farmer looks ahead to switch to feeder cattle (04/18/14) 5
After operating Windy Vue Farms the past couple of decades, Jerry Siemers said he reached a point where he had to...
Area pupils take Common Core field tests (04/18/14) 4
Nearly 700 students in Cape Girardeau County schools have taken the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium field test...
Videos
Three charged with murder of rural Portageville man (04/18/14)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Three people have been charged in the murder of a rural Portageville man and two others are in custody facing charges related to the case. Gunner Lee Pind, 28, Kevin Slayton, 17, and Cody Edward LeGrand, 18, of Portageville are charged with the death of Roy Clifton Jerrolds, 60. who lived on Route T, near Portageville. Jerrolds was found shot to death inside his burning home on April 10...
Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3 1/2 years (04/18/14)
CHICAGO -- An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home -- prison. Telling Walter Unbehaun he frightened a teller by showing her a revolver tucked in his waistband during the 2013 heist, a federal judge imposed a 3 1/2-year prison sentence, citing a rap sheet that includes crimes from home invasion to kidnapping...
Modern technology might have helped find Scherer (04/17/14)
A small white car stops at a small-town gas station on an April morning. The station attendant, a young woman with long, bright red hair, stands just outside the office door. Two men get out of the car; another remains inside. Minutes later, the woman vanishes...
Robber never told to report to prison in 2000 case (04/17/14)
ST. LOUIS -- After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came. So Anderson didn't report. ...
Three teenagers charged after fight (04/17/14)
Three Cape Girardeau teenagers face felony charges after a Tuesday afternoon disturbance at Benton and Themis streets, police reported Wednesday. About 4 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call about a fight during which a firearm might have been displayed, said Darin Hickey, public information officer for the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Start of theater/safe room depends on concrete work (04/18/14)
Groundbreaking on the Scott City School District's performing arts theater/Federal Emergency Management Agency safe room depends on when precast slabs for the walls can be poured, superintendent Diann Ulmer said Thursday. Ulmer attended a preconstruction meeting with the contractor, Zoellner Construction Co. of Perryville, Mo., and subcontractors, on the $2,059,000 project. But the start time centers on when Coreslab Structures of Marshall, Mo., can pour the concrete slabs for the building...
Perry County district takes on new administrators (04/18/14)
Perry County District 32 will get three new administrators next year, according to a district news release. Jeanie White will become assistant superintendent, replacing Russell Leek, who retired. Rich Thomas will take over as principal of Perryville high School after the retirement of Lee Gaddis. Craig Hayden will become career center director, taking over from Steve King, who is retiring...
Leadership gathering promotes STEM opportunities for local youths (04/17/14)
About 25 leaders from the worlds of business, technology, education, health care, not-for-profit, politics and Boy Scouts met at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau on Wednesday to discuss the importance of more students getting interested in science, technology, engineering and math -- otherwise known as STEM...
Saxony Lutheran students to perform 'Oklahoma!' (04/17/14)
Saxony Lutheran High School students will be belting out "Oh What a Beautiful Morning," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "I Cain't Say No," and other favorites as part of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" The musical, which originally opened on Broadway in 1943, takes place at the turn of the 20th century and features the romance of Curly McClaine, a cowboy, and Laurey Williams, a farm girl, against the backdrop of Oklahoma before it becomes a state...
Scott City district joins appeal with tax commission (04/17/14)
Scott City School Board members Wednesday voted to join an appeal process with the State Tax Appeal Commission over Ameren Missouri's 2013 taxes. According to a news release from Scott County prosecuting attorney Paul Boyd, Ameren is refusing to pay taxes for the 2013 tax year. ...
  • From Clinton to Obama, many parallels
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same....
  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus....
  • Datsyuk's late goal lifts Detroit over Boston 1-0
    BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs....
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12
    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak....
  • Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other unoccupied homes and businesses....
  • Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen highway shootings that wounded three people....
  • Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public....
  • St. Louis priest charged with child sex crimes
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis priest previously accused of felony child endangerment and witness tampering in Lincoln County has been charged with first-degree sodomy involving another child....
  • Murder suspect wants statements thrown out
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- An attorney for a Springfield man suspected of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl want statements he made to police after his arrest to be suppressed....
  • Ferry stops service on Mississippi River
    MEYER, Ill. (AP) -- A farm cooperative has shut down a ferry service that shuttled agricultural products and other goods across the Mississippi River between western Illinois and eastern Missouri....