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Tuesday, Sep. 2, 2014
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Route P in Cape County closed for railroad repairs (09/02/14)
Route P in Cape Girardeau County will be closed as contractor crews perform work on the railroad crossing. The road...
Police use videos for evidence and training (09/02/14) 7
No one but those at the scene knows exactly what happened in the moments before Ferguson, Missouri, police officer...
Soybean experts tout crop's benefits in India (09/02/14) 1
This year marks a bumper crop for soybean farmers around the United States. With supply becoming greater than demand,...
Southeast students, alumni affected by Ferguson events (09/02/14) 4
A number of Southeast Missouri State University students have been affected by events in Ferguson, Missouri, in recent...
Civil War re-enactors close out summer at Fort D (09/02/14) 1
Re-enactors at the Fort D Historic Site in Cape Girardeau celebrated the end of summer with a bang. Children and adults...
Videos
Police use videos for evidence and training (09/02/14)
No one but those at the scene knows exactly what happened in the moments before Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown last month. No video exists of the interactions between Wilson and Brown, 18, before the Aug. 9 shooting, which sparked massive protests and drew national attention to concerns about police accountability and officers' use of deadly force...
Dexter man admits to thefts from vehicles (08/31/14)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A Dexter man is in custody, having admitted to at least 10 thefts from parked vehicles on the west side of town. Dexter Police detective Cory Mills said the department received a call Tuesday regarding the theft of a black suitcase and several tools from a vehicle parked at the Dexter Inn at 1807 W. Business 60...
Sikeston man arrested on drug charges (08/31/14)
BENTON, Mo. -- Markel Charles Fitchpatrick, 40, of Sikeston, Missouri, has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and driving while revoked. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said that about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Cpl. Justin Wooten and deputy Robyn Merideth were traveling east on Route U in Scott County when a white pickup truck with Missouri license plates swerved off the roadway and into a construction site in Blodgett, Missouri...
Charleston man faces domestic violence charges (08/31/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Charleston man is in custody awaiting arraignment on assault and restraint charges. Sammy Floyd Welch, 34, was arrested by the Charleston Department of Public Safety on felony charges of second-degree domestic assault and felonious restraint, according to online court records...
Oran man charged with drug possession (08/31/14)
An Oran, Missouri, man is facing a pair of drug charges after a burglary investigation led to the discovery of methamphetamine in a residence, the Scott County Sheriff's Department reported Friday. Joshua Allen Freeman, 29, of Oran was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the department...
Cape Girardeau schools see big jump in annual scores (08/31/14)
Annual performance reports for local school districts show a huge increase for Cape Girardeau and a nice jump for Perry County District 32. "We recognize that while we are celebrating our APR and the significant increase ... like every school we have work to do, especially right now in academic achievement," said Sherry Copeland, Cape assistant superintendent for academic services. "That is always our main focus, to make sure our students perform at the highest level possible."...
Youths get animals ready for SEMO District Fair (08/28/14)
Kids throughout Southeast Missouri are getting their livestock in trim for the SEMO District Fair, set for Sept. 6 through 13 at the fairgrounds at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. Entry clerk Patty Turner said about 100 youngsters from a 23-county area are expected to show their animals. Gabe Ruehling of Perryville, Missouri, and twins Andrew and Nathan Aufdenberg of Gordonville are among them...
Central Junior High cheerleaders attend NCA camp (08/28/14)
The Central Junior High School cheerleaders attended National Cheerleaders Association Cheer Camp from July 21 to 24. Bringing home several awards, the cheerleaders were awarded two red and two blue ribbons for cheers and chant performances, a bid to the NCA national competition, a certificate for safe stunting, the only certificate for technical excellence in tumbling, spirit stick, NCA Top Team trophy and all 19 cheerleaders were nominated for NCA All-American cheerleader...
Dogs can get blues when kids head back to school (08/28/14)
LOS ANGELES -- Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer. Many dogs whine and wait eagerly at the front door but eventually adjust to the absence of their young owners when they are in class. But millions of dogs can feel abandoned, sad and unable to cope -- and they look for ways to lash out...
Hooked on Science: Garden in a sandwich bag (08/28/14)
Observe the life cycle of seeds by starting them off in a sandwich bag. STEP 1: Add enough water to the paper towel so it is damp. STEP 2: Fold the paper towel so it fits inside of the zip-top sandwich bag. STEP 3: Place the paper towel inside the sandwich bag....
  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist
    BEIRUT (AP) -- An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who went missing in Syria last year....
  • A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose?...
  • Family: Joan Rivers on life support
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office....
  • 6 militants killed in US Somalia strike
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed at least six members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, possibly including its leader who was in a car that was hit....
  • It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers....