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Southeast cited by USDA for 5 violations (02/26/15)
A report filed online by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows Southeast Missouri State University was cited for...
Police call death of Missouri auditor an 'apparent suicide' (02/26/15) 7
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor,...
Elderly couple lose home in early morning fire (02/26/15)
An elderly couple lost their shelter after a mobile home fire occurred at 1:10 a.m. Thursday. Crews from Whitewater,...
Hill Harper urges people to dream big (02/26/15) 2
Actor and author Hill Harper on Wednesday encouraged an audience at Southeast Missouri State University to dream big...
Final presidential candidate brings aspirational message at Southeast (02/26/15) 1
Benjamin Ola. Akande on Wednesday said he wants to be the next Southeast Missouri State University president so he can...
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Two indicted men appear in Cape court (02/26/15)
Two Poplar Bluff, Missouri, men made their initial appearancees in federal court Wednesday in Cape Girardeau after a grand jury recently indicted them. Danny Ray Reed Sr., 57, of the 800 block of Kinzer Street, and Jeremy Robert Paul Ellis, 36, of the 300 block of West Neat Street, were arrested Tuesday afternoon at their homes by members of several law enforcement agencies...
Cape Girareau police report 2/26/15 (02/26/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Timothy F. Stewart, 62, of Granite City, Illinois, was arrested on a Madison County warrant for driving without a license. n Yasir A.A. Alsherhri, 24, 721 First St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear for no license and improper registration...
Monia waives preliminary hearing, will appear again March 9 (02/25/15)
A Cape Girardeau man accused of defrauding nine people of more than $560,000 appeared in court Thursday in Cape Girardeau County. Keith Monia, who is charged with several counts of financial exploitation of the elderly, theft by deceit and forgery, waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday before Judge Robert Barney, who is filling in for Associate Circuit Judge Gary Kamp...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/25/15 (02/25/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Alisha D. Snider, 37, 514 S. Middle St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for failure to appear. n Isom O. Winters, 42, 426 N. Frederick St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear for contempt of court for failure to pay fines; and was arrested on a Missouri Probation and Parole warrant for parole violation...
Two Cape officers injured during altercation (02/24/15)
Two Cape Girardeau police officers were injured during an altercation with a suspect Sunday. Officers Orrin Hawkins and Shane Bourbon were responding to a call of a domestic disturbance at a vehicle parked on the south shoulder of William Street near Waterworks,...
Missouri House budget panel wants more for K-12 education (02/26/15)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's public schools and community colleges would receive larger funding increases than recommended by Gov. Jay Nixon, under a budget plan presented Wednesday to a House committee. It would, however, scrap Nixon's recommendation to give a performance-based funding increase to public universities...
Scott City saferoom, theater almost complete (02/25/15)
Theater and art students in the Scott City School District soon will have a place to call their own. A Federal Emergency Management Agency safe room, which also serves as a theater and art gallery, is nearing completion at the school, superintendent Diann Ulmer said Tuesday...
Candidate showcases skills at Southeast president forum (02/24/15)
Carlos Vargas-Aburto, one of four presidential hopefuls at Southeast Missouri State University, took questions Monday during a public forum and also described what makes him the best candidate for the university's top leadership position. "I think you have in me somebody who is very committed to excellence, to quality," he said. ...
Cape schools applies for grant for equipment upgrades (02/24/15)
The Cape Girardeau School Board on Monday decided to apply for a state grant that partly would cover an estimated $333,739 in equipment upgrades. The board voted unanimously -- minus absent board vice president Jeff Glenn -- to apply for the Voctional-Technical Education Enhancement Grant through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The grant will reimburse the district $250,304...
Nell Holcomb district may face tough choices (02/23/15)
The Nell Holcomb School District hosted its first of two town hall meetings Monday to provide details about an April ballot issue that would allow for local control of the annual tax rate. The measure -- Proposition 2 -- would eliminate the mandated Proposition C rollback. Proposition C, enacted in 1982, is a one-cent statewide sales tax for education with a corresponding property tax reduction for school districts...