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Isle Casino keeps bringing in money its second year (10/31/14) 17
A second full year in business for Isle Casino Cape Girardeau means money in the pot for local governments. Since the...
Deputy: Murder case 'came down to a timeline' (10/31/14) 1
JONESBORO, Ill. -- The injury that killed 4-year-old Justin Hepburn had to have occurred during a four-hour window when...
Man pleads guilty to attacking colleague with box cutter (10/31/14)
An Arkansas man pleaded guilty this week to attacking a colleague with a box cutter outside a Cape Girardeau hotel....
Three vying for 147th House District seat (10/31/14) 3
While voters in the 146th House District will see only one name on the ballot for the state representative seat, those...
Southeast Construction Management students finish third in competition (10/31/14)
Six students in the Construction Management Organization at Southeast Missouri State University finished third at the...
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Deputy: Murder case 'came down to a timeline' (10/31/14)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- The injury that killed 4-year-old Justin Hepburn had to have occurred during a four-hour window when he was alone with his father's girlfriend Dec. 10, 2011, a Union County, Illinois, deputy testified Thursday. Sacha Brown, 32, of Ware, Illinois, faces charges of murder, aggravated battery of a child younger than 13 and concealment of a homicide in connection with Justin's death...
Man pleads guilty to attacking colleague with box cutter (10/31/14)
An Arkansas man pleaded guilty this week to attacking a colleague with a box cutter outside a Cape Girardeau hotel. Robert L. Brewer, 40, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, originally had been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action in connection with the Aug. 7 attack...
Testimony continues in Ware murder case (10/30/14)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Testimony continued Wednesday in the murder case against a Ware, Illinois, woman accused of killing her boyfriend's 4-year-old son. Sacha Brown, 32, faces charges of murder, aggravated battery of a child under 13 and concealing a homicide in connection with the Dec. 11, 2011, death of Justin Hepburn...
Pathologist: Slain 4-year-old would have shown symptoms of injury immediately (10/29/14)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Justin Hepburn could have survived for several hours after sustaining the skull fracture that killed him, but he would have shown symptoms immediately, a forensic pathologist testified Tuesday in Union County, Illinois, Circuit Court...
Dexter man faces assault charges (10/29/14)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A Dexter man was arrested on numerous charges -- including first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer -- after a harrowing altercation in Dexter late last week. Joseph L. Womble, 38, entered the Mad Hatter Armory on Friday to confront his wife, Amber Womble, who had filed a protective order against him, according to a police report...
OnlineU.org ranks Southeast Missouri State's business, nursing degrees (10/30/14)
OnlineU.org has featured Southeast Missouri State University on the list of its 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings. Its degree in nursing ranks 15th, and its business degree is 25th out of 25, according to the list at http://www.onlineu.org/best-value-colleges...
Notre Dame's 'The 39 Steps' production a Mel Brooks twist on a Hitchcock film (10/30/14)
Notre Dame Regional High School students will present the play "The 39 Steps" next week, but with a Mel Brooks-style twist to it. "The 39 Steps" is adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. While the film plot was more of a spy thriller with the hero Richard Hannay trying to prevent a spy organization from stealing top-secret information, the play has Hannay as a man bored with his aimless life...
Southeast regents approve extending same-sex benefits (10/29/14)
Following in the footsteps of other state benefit plans, the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents on Tuesday approved extending benefits to same-sex spouses and retirees. Enrollment begins immediately. The Missouri State Employee Retirement System and Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan recently did the same in response to an Oct. 3 order issued by a Jackson County Circuit Court judge requiring same-sex couples legally married in other states to be recognized by Missouri...
Amendment 3, new education commissioner topics at Cape Girardeau board meeting (10/28/14)
The passage or defeat of Amendment 3 and the upcoming appointment of a new Missouri commissioner of education were among the topics discussed at Monday's Cape Girardeau School Board meeting. Amendment 3, on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, would tie teacher evaluations to student performance and limit future teaching contracts to three years, among other things...
SEMO board of regents to meet this morning (10/28/14)
The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider approving maintenance and repair capital projects for fiscal 2015 and changes to employee benefits when it meets at 11 a.m. today. The panel will meet in the Board of Regents Room in Academic Hall, during which the group also will hear the 2013 Department of Public Safety annual report...

  • Hong Kong protests promise political game change
    HONG KONG (AP) -- Like thousands of young people from all over Hong Kong, secondary school teacher Li Hiu Fung had come out to the streets of this anxious city every night to demand that his government give him a real voice in choosing his leaders. He helped build a sprawling protest camp on one of the city's busiest thoroughfares....
  • Amid Ebola scare, Canada restricts visas
    TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of the Ebola virus....
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    MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere broke up during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week....
  • 3 girls trick-or-treating killed in hit-and-run
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes were killed by a hit-and-run driver at a Southern California intersection Friday night, authorities said....
  • Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased
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  • 88-year-old Missouri man charged with killing wife
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Police say an 88-year-old central Missouri man accused of fatally stabbing his 86-year-old wife told investigators he didn't want the couple to be a burden on their family....
  • Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson....
  • Murder charge dropped in prayer group death
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Two years after the lifeless body of a young suburban Kansas City woman was found inside a locked minivan near a lake, prosecutors on Friday dropped a first-degree murder charge against the man who told police he had killed her....
  • Telemarketer banned from calling Missourians
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A pair of telemarketing firms that repeatedly violated Missouri's no-call law have agreed to a permanent ban on calling any Missourians....
  • Prosecutors soon to get report on police shooting
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A new unit that investigates police shootings will soon send its report on an 18-year-old's death to prosecutors, according to the St. Louis police chief....
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