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Friday, July 25, 2014
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Corvette Caravan to stop in Cape for the first time (07/25/14)
Kenny Pincksten has been a car enthusiast since he was 12. He now owns two Corvettes, a 1963 model and a 2014, and is...
Biology professor raises potential flag on mosquito-borne virus (07/25/14) 1
Although it hasn't hit Missouri yet, a virus transmitted by the Asian tiger mosquito remains a concern for a local...
State attorney general visits Cape for right-to-farm tour (07/25/14) 6
Missouri State Attorney General Chris Koster's farm tour continued today with a stop in Cape Girardeau. The statewide...
Kitchen fire causes commotion at Cape apartment building (07/25/14)
A kitchen fire created some excitement Thursday evening for residents of an apartment building on North Lorimier...
Train derails in Dexter (07/25/14)
Fourteen southbound Union Pacific freight cars, including an LP gas tanker, derailed about 3 a.m. Thursday in Dexter....
Videos
Scott City man charged with domestic assault (07/25/14)
A Scott City man is in custody after allegedly resisting arrest and being Tasered. Marcus Allen Bowers, 25, was charged with second-degree domestic assault, resisting or interfering with arrest and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff's Office...
Tarrillion pleads guilty to misdemeanor (07/24/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A former police chief is about to become an inmate. Keith Tarrillion, who resigned from the Perryville Police Department in March 2013 amid allegations of professional misconduct, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to a misdemeanor charge of making a false report...
Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began (07/24/14)
PHOENIX -- A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started...
Pemiscot County to house New Madrid County inmates (07/24/14)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- The Pemiscot County Jail will house prisoners from New Madrid County, at least for the next six months. At their Monday meeting, the New Madrid County Commission accepted the bid of $30 per prisoner per day from Pemiscot County. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens on Tuesday was moving the county's prisoners from the Scott County Jail, which had housed prisoners for the county since July 2, to Pemiscot County...
Preliminary hearing set in Davis murder case (07/24/14)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A preliminary hearing is scheduled in September for a woman accused in the death of a Sikeston, Missouri, man. Savannah R. Davis will return to Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court at 1 p.m. Sept. 4 for her preliminary hearing on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Davis is charged in the July 11 death of John Sharber...
Valedictorian: Ryan Foltz, 18 (07/24/14)
Meadow Heights co-valedictorian Birthday: May 30, 1996 Birthplace: Cape Girardeau Future plans: To attend Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. Extracurricular activities: Ran cross country, played basketball, in FFA and BETA Club...
Valedictorian: Ashlee Long, 18 (07/24/14)
Meadow Heights co-valedictorian Birthday: Dec. 13, 1995 Birthplace: Yuma, Arizona Future plans: Going to attend Southeast Missouri State University in the fall and pursue a degree in actuarial sciences. Extracurricular activities: Played softball since third grade and continue to play on coed teams, drum majorette, cheer captain, BETA Club reporter, volleyball, Pep Club, Smokebusters, student council treasurer and was class treasurer...
Who's neXt 7/24/14 (07/24/14)
Graduates Cape Girardeau Deborah Allen, bachelor of science with a major in human environmental studies: dietetics option; Lucas Auer, bachelor of general studies with a major in general studies; Phillip Babich, cum laude with a bachelor of general studies with a major in general studies; Alex Bader, bachelor of science in business administration with a major in marketing: marketing management option; Paige Bagot, bachelor of science with a major in psychology; Gideon Barr, magna cum laude with a bachelor of science with a major in psychology; Keith Bass, bachelor of science in nursing with a major in nursing; Zachary Bays, bachelor of science in business administration with a major in finance; Lauren Bethel, cum laude with a bachelor of science with a major in biology: microbiology, cellular and molecular biology, and biotechnology option; Jason Billmeyer, bachelor of science in business administration with a major in marketing: marketing management option; Leslie Birk, cum laude with a bachelor of science with a major in communication disorders; Bryan Birks, bachelor of science with a major in mass communication: television and film option; Katie Blattel of Cape Girardeau graduated with a bachelor of science with a major in medical technology; Christopher Berry, bachelor of science with a major in technology management: construction management/design option;. ...
Hooked on Science: Double ball drop challenge (07/24/14)
Basketball Pingpong ball STEP 1: Hold the basketball and pingpong ball at the same height. STEP 2: Release the balls at the same time and observe. Which ball hits the floor first? Both the basketball and the pingpong ball hit the floor at the same time. ...
Tech Academy gets teachers up to speed on laptop devices (07/23/14)
Teachers of grades five through 12 are meeting this week for a Tech Academy on the convertible laptops that will be given to Central Junior High School students this fall. "Each day is targeted toward one of our focus strategies or tools, and then the afternoon gives them that work session to begin putting that content and those strategies into place," said instructional technology specialist Ron Farrow, who had a group of 18 gathered Monday...
  • Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor
    DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities hope to learn if a psychiatrist had concerns about a patient who allegedly killed a case worker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital before the doctor pulled out his own gun to protect himself....
  • Black boxes from Taiwan air crash investigated
    XIXI, Taiwan (AP) -- Investigators on Friday were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people....
  • France sends soldiers to guard Air Algeria wreck
    PARIS (AP) -- French officials say a military unit has been sent to secure the site in Mali where an Air Algeria plane crashed with 116 people aboard....
  • US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday....
  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead
    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides....
  • Regulators oppose lowering Noranda electric rate
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A day after regulators said they opposed a request by Ameren Missouri's biggest customer for a rate reduction of about $50 million a year, a panel that advocates for retail ratepayers proposed a deal that would give the company just over half of what it was seeking....
  • Execution offers evidence against lethal injection
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday....
  • Hiker found dead in hot Utah canyon identified
    LOA, Utah (AP) -- Officials have identified a hiker found dead in southern Utah as a 52-year-old Missouri man....
  • Execution date set for Missouri inmate Taylor
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday set a September execution date for convicted killer Leon Taylor....
  • St. Louis civilian police employee faces charges
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A civilian employee of the St. Louis Police Department is facing charges for allegedly impersonating an officer and sexually assaulting a male victim....