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Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014
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Modern technology might have helped find Scherer (04/17/14)
A small white car stops at a small-town gas station on an April morning. The station attendant, a young woman with...
NPR host Diane Rehm rounds out Speakers Series (04/17/14)
National Public Radio talk show host Diane Rehm visited Cape Girardeau for the first time on Wednesday for the final...
Leadership gathering promotes STEM opportunities for local youths (04/17/14)
About 25 leaders from the worlds of business, technology, education, health care, not-for-profit, politics and Boy...
Scott City district joins appeal with tax commission (04/17/14) 1
Scott City School Board members Wednesday voted to join an appeal process with the State Tax Appeal Commission over...
Three teenagers charged after fight (04/17/14) 4
Three Cape Girardeau teenagers face felony charges after a Tuesday afternoon disturbance at Benton and Themis streets,...
Videos
Search continues for woman who vanished in 1979 (04/17/14)
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a two-part series on the 1979 disappearance of Cheryl Scherer. Cheryl Scherer's parents were relieved when her work schedule changed. It wasn't as if anything dangerous ever happened in a small town like Scott City, but the 6 a.m.-to-2 p.m. shift seemed safer for a young gas station attendant than the night shift she'd been working, her sister said...
Modern technology might have helped find Scherer (04/17/14)
A small white car stops at a small-town gas station on an April morning. The station attendant, a young woman with long, bright red hair, stands just outside the office door. Two men get out of the car; another remains inside. Minutes later, the woman vanishes...
Robber never told to report to prison in 2000 case (04/17/14)
ST. LOUIS -- After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came. So Anderson didn't report. ...
Three teenagers charged after fight (04/17/14)
Three Cape Girardeau teenagers face felony charges after a Tuesday afternoon disturbance at Benton and Themis streets, police reported Wednesday. About 4 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call about a fight during which a firearm might have been displayed, said Darin Hickey, public information officer for the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Kelso man charged with rape, molestation (04/16/14)
A Kelso man was in jail Tuesday on charges he raped a 6-year-old girl, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter reported. Justin A. Williams, 22, was charged with statutory rape and child molestation Tuesday in Scott County Circuit Court, online court records show...
Saxony Lutheran students to perform 'Oklahoma!' (04/17/14)
Saxony Lutheran High School students will be belting out "Oh What a Beautiful Morning," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "I Cain't Say No," and other favorites as part of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" The musical, which originally opened on Broadway in 1943, takes place at the turn of the 20th century and features the romance of Curly McClaine, a cowboy, and Laurey Williams, a farm girl, against the backdrop of Oklahoma before it becomes a state...
Dress codes: Where should schools set limits? (04/17/14)
EVANSTON, Ill. -- They're called leggings -- popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. Younger girls often wear them as pants with little fuss. But as those same girls approach middle school, leggings have become a clothing accessory that's increasingly controversial -- and seemingly, the favorite new target of the school dress code...
Who's neXt 4/17/14 (04/17/14)
Graduates Scholarship The Southeast Missouri District Fair Foundation will award a $1,000 annual nonrenewable educational scholarship in fall 2014. Applications are available at semo.fair.com or by calling 243-5856. The application deadline is May 31, and applications may be mailed to Edwin Peetz, 1033 County Road 332, Jackson, MO 63775...
Hooked on Science: Easter egg geode (04/17/14)
Using a few ingredients from around the house, you can to turn an ordinary egg into a geode. STEP 1: Crack each egg near the narrow end. Remove the shell near the top of each egg and then pour the contents into the trash. STEP 2: Add two cups of water into a saucepan, add food coloring, and then mix...
College students get lesson in texting while driving (04/16/14)
With the help of two simulators, Southeast Missouri State University students put their texting-and-driving prowess to the test Tuesday as part of AT&T's anti-texting "It Can Wait" campaign. The simulators, which resembled video driving games with large computer monitors, were set up in the lobbies of the University Center and Towers dorms and managed by representatives from AT&T and the Sigma Chi fraternity. ...
  • Ukraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia
    GENEVA (AP) -- Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest....
  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy
    PARIS (AP) -- Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster....
  • Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison....
  • Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine
    MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers....
  • Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original....