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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
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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...
Bumper crop leads to storage issues (10/23/14)
Farmers who grow corn and soybeans are experiencing a much different supply-and-demand scenario this harvest season...
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...
Amendment 10 would curb governor's budget power (10/23/14)
Disagreements between Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon and the largely Republican Missouri Legislature over budget issues have...
Suspects sought for firing shots at busy Poplar Bluff park (10/23/14)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Poplar Bluff authorities are investigating a report of shots being fired Wednesday evening at...
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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...
Suspects sought for firing shots at busy Poplar Bluff park (10/23/14)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Poplar Bluff authorities are investigating a report of shots being fired Wednesday evening at Bacon Park as young athletes were on the park's practice fields. No injuries were reported, and several suspects reportedly are being sought...
Perryville police seek suspect in two fires (10/22/14)
Police in Perryville, Missouri, are looking for a person responsible for a pair of Monday night fires. Just before 8:30 p.m. Monday, firefighters received a call about decorative hay bales burning in front of a beauty salon at 7 N. Main St., said Bill Jones, assistant fire and police chief...
Chase leads to several arrests in Perryville (10/22/14)
A Monday evening chase in Perryville, Missouri, led to the arrests of several people suspected of dealing drugs, Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf said Tuesday. Between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Monday, the Perry County Sheriff's Department learned about a drug deal in progress, Schaaf said...
Mississippi County inmate faces victim tampering charge (10/22/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Mississippi County inmate faces an additional charge after allegedly attempting to influence his victim to change testimony. Laterence Antonia Caldwell, 24, of Charleston was charged with tampering with a victim in a felony prosecution after jail administrator Cory Hutcheson noticed outgoing mail from Caldwell to the victim in his domestic assault case...
The YOUNG GUNS (10/23/14)
The annual Flickerwood Youth Rodeo is celebrating its 20th year this season, meaning it is older than many of the contestants. It's served as a place for youngsters to cut their teeth and dust up their boots in pint-sized to teenage events like calf roping, "chute doggin'," and "mutton bustin.'"...
Hooked on Science: Magnetic slime (10/23/14)
n 1/4 cup liquid starch n 1/4 cup Elmer's glue n 2 tablespoons iron oxide powder n Neodymium magnet STEP 1: Mix the liquid starch and iron oxide powder in a bowl. Add the Elmer's glue and continue to mix. STEP 2: Remove the magnetic slime from the bowl, continue to mix the slime with your hands...
Critics: Search for education commissioner rushed (10/22/14)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some district-level Missouri school officials have criticized the state school board's plan to quickly hire a new education commissioner, saying the board should first gather input on the position's needs and conduct a national search for qualified candidates...
SEMO Kennett student getting ready for big trip (10/22/14)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A student at the Kennett regional campus of Southeast Missouri State University is getting ready for an adventure in the spring. Shirley Ellis is the first student at Kennett to do her student teaching abroad. She will travel to Iquique, a port city in northern Chile, on March 30...
Scott City School District adviser answers questions about bond issue (10/21/14)
Along with other issues on the Nov. 4 ballot, voters in the Scott City School District will decide whether to vote for or against a no-tax-increase bond issue. If passed, $1.75 million in bonds would be issued for the district to take care of maintenance and other building improvements and prepay previous bond issues...

  • Denver teens' travel stirs terror appeal concerns
    DENVER (AP) -- The case of three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about the use of social media by terror groups to recruit people inside the United States, experts said Wednesday....
  • HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- HealthCare.gov's new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long enrollment queues this year....
  • AP-GfK Poll: Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll....
  • Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria....
  • AP Exclusive: Driving up revered N. Korea mountain
    LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) -- When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans - let alone a pair of American journalists - could imagine taking it....
  • Police: Missouri suspect captured after chase
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City authorities have arrested an armed robbery suspect after a 100 mph car chase that ended when the suspect's vehicle caught on fire....
  • Republicans worry Missouri not prepared for Ebola
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Some Republican lawmakers questioned Wednesday whether emergency responders have the training and resources to handle a potential Ebola outbreak in Missouri....
  • Reward at $12,000 in killing of Kansas City girl
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The reward for information about suspects in a drive-by shooting that killed a 6-year-old Kansas City girl is now up to $12,000....
  • Expert: Autopsy doesn't show if Brown went for gun
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Brown's official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there's no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer who killed him....
  • Missouri governor seeks federal aid for storms
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 20 northern Missouri counties that were raked by severe storms last month....