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Scott County deputies make a flurry of arrests (10/24/14) 2
Scott County Sheriff's Office deputies spent a lot of time putting handcuffs on people at one Morley, Missouri, home...
Former Perryville woman continues run on reality TV's 'Bar Rescue' (10/24/14)
A Perryville, Missouri, native is part of the reality TV show "Bar Rescue," airing on Spike TV. Lisamarie Joyce, a...
Ameren planning upgrades in region (10/24/14) 9
Ameren Missouri is planning a series of infrastructure upgrades to improve reliability and meet growing demand for...
Charmed bracelets: Electronic monitors help reduce cost of justice (10/24/14) 3
Prisons come in many forms. Sometimes they're massive concrete buildings surrounded by miles of razor wire. Sometimes...
Career fair draws hundreds of potential workers (10/24/14)
Jessica Leadbetter may not have left Thursday's career fair with an offer for a full-time job, but it wasn't for lack...
Videos
Scott County deputies make a flurry of arrests (10/24/14)
Scott County Sheriff's Office deputies spent a lot of time putting handcuffs on people at one Morley, Missouri, home last week. Deputies on Monday arrested David D. Kelley, 41, after a search at his home at 358 Ault in Morley, on drug charges, and Leslie A. ...
Charmed bracelets: Electronic monitors help reduce cost of justice (10/24/14)
Prisons come in many forms. Sometimes they're massive concrete buildings surrounded by miles of razor wire. Sometimes they're electronic gadgets small enough to wear on an ankle. And sometimes they're a ticket to freedom. "Courtney," a 22-year-old restaurant hostess with a 2-year-old daughter, was arrested on a theft charge when she was 18. ...
Poplar Bluff teacher on leave after abuse allegations (10/24/14)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff early childhood special education teacher has been on paid administrative leave since Oct. 10, following nonsexual abuse allegations, school officials said. An investigation is being conducted by Poplar Bluff School District, children's division, and local law enforcement, said superintendent Chris Hon...
Man's body found on river ramp in Poplar Bluff (10/24/14)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Authorities continue to investigate the death of a Poplar Bluff man whose body was found submerged at the end of the boat ramp on the Black River early Wednesday morning. The victim was identified as Salvador Ruiz Ramirez, a 48-year-old originally from Texas, according to Butler County Coroner Jim Akers...
Cape man accused of pistol-whipping his wife in early morning domestic disturbance (10/23/14)
A Cape Girardeau man was in custody Wednesday after an early-morning domestic disturbance in which he is accused of beating his wife with a gun. James Calvin Sims, 29, was charged with two counts of second-degree domestic assault and one count of unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the altercation...
Professor performs as Faulkner as part of literary conference (10/24/14)
Sitting in the front row of the Redhawks Room at the University Center, John Dennis Anderson, in his guise as Southern writer William Faulkner, is concentrating on his remarks before taking to the podium at the Faulkner & Hurston Conference Thursday...
Book about growing up in Bootheel to be sent to area schools (10/24/14)
A collection of stories titled "Canalou: People, Culture, Bootheel Town" soon will be delivered to area schools by the Center for Regional History at Southeast Missouri State University. Richard Montgomery of Sikeston, Missouri, made a $7,500 gift to the center to ship 500 copies of the book in November to schools throughout the region...
Poplar Bluff teacher on leave after abuse allegations (10/24/14)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff early childhood special education teacher has been on paid administrative leave since Oct. 10, following nonsexual abuse allegations, school officials said. An investigation is being conducted by Poplar Bluff School District, children's division, and local law enforcement, said superintendent Chris Hon...
Collective Impact in Education group explores goals (10/23/14)
On Wednesday, a small group of youth service representatives discussed goals such as supporting children in and out of school, having every child succeed academically and every student graduating high school prepared for postsecondary education. The goals and milestones were hashed out by Collective Impact in Education, a group facilitated by United Way of Southeast Missouri...
Jackson resident picked to help develop new education standards (10/23/14)
The work groups created by House Bill 1490 to develop new standards for Missouri students include at one person from the Cape Girardeau area. The bill includes creating panels of educators and parents to write new performance goals to replace Common Core standards, which encompass the knowledge and skills all students should master by the end of each grade level, according to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education...

  • Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting
    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) -- A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school....
  • Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States....
  • Complex investigation follows killing of deputies
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- More than 100 law enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of their own had been killed at the start of a shooting rampage, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Saturday....
  • Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him....
  • Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71
    LONDON (AP) -- Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world....
  • Flight makes emergency landing in Missouri
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A United Express flight has made an emergency landing at a southwest Missouri airport after experiencing a cabin depressurization problem....
  • Ferguson bike event cancelled after Brown shooting
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- An annual fall bicycle ride in Ferguson has been cancelled in response to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent protests....
  • Strong supply, but low prices, for corn, soybeans
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Corn and soybean farmers are seeing record yields, thanks to a cool, mild spring. But the downside of the strong supply is a dip in prices....
  • Attorneys: Exorcism drove confession in IHOP death
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban Kansas City man who confessed to killing the wife of his prayer group leader had just undergone an exorcism to expel demons when he gave his account to police, his attorneys said in a motion to exclude those statements from his trial next month....
  • Missouri auditor revels in Hollywood, history
    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- It's just a few weeks before the election, and Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is talking animatedly about a big success that's been years in the making. The subject isn't his re-election, which appears all but assured....