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Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014
Payne named Three Rivers president (09/19/14)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Trustees offered a permanent contract last week to the interim president of Three Rivers College,...
Don't forget to swing by the downtown golf tournament (09/19/14)
It's not every day you get to swing your 5-iron in downtown Cape Girardeau. The First-Ever Ninth Annual Louis J....
5 reasons we think there will be a 'Gone Girl' sequel (Warning: spoilers ahead) (09/19/14)
The following story is provided through a content partnership with rustmedia. This article contains several spoilers,...
Certification reveals defeat of downtown property tax (09/19/14) 10
Certified election results show a win for the sales tax issue considered by Cape Girardeau voters living within the...
County plan could mean big changes for Cape, Jackson (09/19/14) 14
The majority of Cape Girardeau County's government functions could be moved to Jackson if a plan to consolidate...
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Local physician indicted in alleged kickback scheme (09/19/14)
Like his fictional counterpart, the owner of a downtown Cape Girardeau business used as a set for the film "Gone Girl" is facing allegations of criminal activity. Also like his fictional counterpart, he will be exonerated, his attorney said Thursday...
Four-legged kidnapping victim recovered (09/19/14)
A kidnapping victim is back home, safe and sound, but he could use a little help with his medical bills. Hazard, a 7-year-old pit bull terrier, and Sylvie, a 9-month-old American Staffordshire terrier, went missing Aug. 2 from the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri after an apparent burglary...
Charges dropped against suspect's girlfriend; could be refiled later (09/18/14)
Charges have been dropped against the girlfriend of a man accused of strangling his mother with a dog leash and burning her body last year in Scott County, but that does not mean she is off the hook, a prosecutor said. Tiffany Warner, 25, was indicted last year on charges of tampering with evidence in connection with the Aug. 7, 2013, death of Cynthia Canoy, 48, of Scott City. The charges were dropped July 24, according to the New Madrid County, Missouri, Circuit Clerk's office...
BBB warns of advance-payment loan scam (09/18/14)
The Better Business Bureau is warning Southeast Missouri residents about a loan scam that cost a Portageville, Missouri, man about $7,000. Bill Smith, an investigator for the bureau's St. Louis office, which covers eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois, cautioned consumers against applying for loans through online companies that require them to put up some of their own money as "insurance" or "collateral."...
Two men arrested in theft of classic Charger (09/17/14)
Two men were in custody Wednesday, accused of stealing a 1969 Dodge Charger from a storage unit off Lexington Avenue, Capt. David James of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department said. Jason Goodman of Marble Hill, Missouri, and Jeremiah Hamilton of Jackson face charges of second-degree burglary and theft of property worth more than $25,000 in connection with the theft of the car, which is valued at more than $30,000, James said in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon...
Nixon touts education during junior high visit (09/19/14)
In a speech to Central Junior High School students, Gov. Jay Nixon praised the school for its strong academic performance and said he hoped to see the state continue to work with schools to promote success and prepare students for college and the workforce...
Scott City district to receive $96,000 (09/18/14)
Chairs for the new performing arts theater/Federal Emergency Management Safe Room, a budget revision and a report of additional funds released by Gov. Jay Nixon were highlighted at the Scott City School Board meeting Wednesday. Superintendent Diann Ulmer said the district is due to receive an additional $96,000 after Nixon's release of $143 million of previously frozen education funding for local school districts and higher education institutions. ...
Students learn about world by studying current events (09/18/14)
With news speeding past everyone -- including students -- high school current-events teachers try to help students keep it in perspective by giving them tools to process the information and form their own opinions. The courses go under various names and fall under various categories, such as social studies, sociology or philosophy, but the purpose is to have a healthy debate on topics of the day from national and international news to happenings closer to home...
Who's neXt 9/18/14 (09/18/14)
Events On Show Me Day, potential students interested in Southeast can visit the campus and see the academic programs and services offered. "Students can find out about Southeast's admission process, meet with faculty from our academic departments, and interact with current Southeast students," director of admissions Lenell Hahn said in a news release...
Hooked on Science: Toothbrush robot (09/18/14)
Build a robot with a few items from around the house. 7.5VDC micro super high-speed motor Toothbrush Double-sided foam tape Wire cutters Button/coin-cell battery Electric tape STEP 1: Using wire cutters, have an adult remove the handle from the toothbrush...
  • Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop
    The bishop chosen by Pope Francis to be the new head of the Archdiocese of Chicago says that people should not read too much into the decision about the Catholic Church's future direction....
  • Armed officers comb ambush suspect's woods
    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities who spent the night in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents donned bulletproof vests and gathered heavy rifles before fanning out Saturday morning....
  • Sierra Leone marathoner joins race against Ebola
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- As a boy, marathon runner Idrissa Kargbo sprinted through the villages of Sierra Leone on errands for his grandmother and later as a coffee courier. Now at 23 years old, his times have qualified him for races on three continents....
  • Security breached: Intruder gets into White House
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended....
  • Scottish teens proud, passionate about voting
    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- They arrived before polling stations even opened, dressed for the school day in striped ties and blazers, dress slacks and tartan skirts, book bags over their shoulders - and for the first time in British history, ballot cards in hand....
  • Journal aims to stoke interest in Midwest history
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- When a group of historians gathered last spring in Omaha to discuss the revival of teaching Middle America's history, among their plans had been to start an online Midwest history journal....
  • School funding goal of Missouri Lottery Commission
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Members of the recently revamped Missouri Lottery Commission said Friday they want to make sure the agency is run like a business, efficiently pumping out the maximum funding for education....
  • Kansas man accused of airport bomb hoax
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Kansas man who investigators say made comments about a bomb at Kansas City International Airport is facing federal charges....
  • Kansas City area medical team heading to Africa
    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas City-area medical relief nonprofit Heart to Heart International is sending a team to West Africa to assess how its volunteers could help with the Ebola crisis....
  • Missouri man sentenced for embezzling $4.9 million
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A southwest Missouri man is going to prison for embezzling more than $4.9 million from his employer and spending the money on gambling, a tractor and other personal expenses....