Burglary investigation nets 3 arrests
KENNETT, Mo. -- Police made three arrests over the weekend as part of an investigation into a recent rash of home burglaries and vehicle break-ins around town. The first two arrests occurred Friday afternoon. At 2:36 p.m., officers were sent to 407 W. Harrison St. to investigate a robbery. On arrival, they were told the suspects had fled in a black Pontiac...
Sikeston, Mo., chamber warns businesses of counterfeit bills
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Regional Chamber is alerting area businesses about an individual using counterfeit money. A counterfeit $20 bill was used at a Sikeston restaurant Tuesday, according to the chamber. The counterfeit bill's serial number was je92389464b, and other phony bills might be similar...
Two Poplar Bluff men injured in fight involving baseball bat
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Two local men were treated for head injuries Saturday after one allegedly attacked the other for viewing sexually explicit images of an acquaintance and then sending the woman a suggestive comment via Facebook...
Kennett couple cited for animal neglect
KENNETT, Mo. -- Citations and a warrant were issued Friday to Kennett residents Crystal D. Holloway and Robert J. Holloway on two counts each of violating the city's animal health and safety and vicious-animal ordinances...
Alleged robber arrested in connection with dollar store heist
A Cape Girardeau man remained in custody at the county sheriff's department Monday after being charged with first-degree robbery and felony armed criminal action in connection with an incident Sunday at Dollar General. Tyler O. Johnson, 23, is being held on a $100,000 surety bond, Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Darin Hickey said...
SEMO accommodates growing enrollment
Having topped 12,000 students this fall, Southeast Missouri State University has enough classroom space to accommodate its growth, but might need renovations in the future. Angela Meyer, director of facilities management, said the university's Space Utilization Committee has discussed classroom space, but isn't ready to recommend any changes to the board of regents -- yet. Provost Bill Eddleman added the university doesn't "have any absolute shortage problems in terms of space."...
Provost explains how class sizes are determined
Southeast Missouri State University provost Bill Eddleman talked to the Southeast Missourian about class sizes, what determines where classes are held and ease of signing up for needed classes, among other items. Q: How do you determine where classes are held?...
State treasurer emphasizes higher education during school visit
It's not every day the state treasurer swings by to offer investment advice. Cape Girardeau Central Middle School students gathered Friday morning to listen to Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel speak about the importance of investing in the future. While it's important to make monetary investments, no matter how modest, Zweifel told students it was equally important they invest in themselves by working hard in school...
St. Louis students protest principal's departure
ST. LOUIS -- Some St. Louis high school students say they are being shortchanged of a quality education amid high teacher turnover and a popular principal's resignation. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported more than 100 Vashon High students protested outside the school Friday morning. Students described substitute teachers who play movies in class and tests where "C" grades are given just for showing up...
Regional spelling bee open for registration
Registration is open for schools that wish to participate in the sixth annual Southeast Missouri Regional Spelling Bee, set for Feb. 28 at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff. Participating schools must complete their registration by Oct. 15 and complete a schoolwide spelling bee before Feb. 6. Students must not be older than age 14 on or before Aug. 31 and cannot have passed beyond the eighth grade on or before Feb. 1...