More information released in Poplar Bluff officer-involved shooting
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Doniphan, Missouri, man suspected of stabbing someone multiple times Friday was fatally shot by a Poplar Bluff police officer when confronted inside a downtown apartment building and allegedly charging at them while still holding the knife...
Suspect in custody in cop shooting
PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. -- Authorities say a man suspected of shooting a Missouri police officer has been taken into custody. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a news release the suspect was arrested Sunday in Kansas City, Kansas, on a federal probation violation warrant and taken to the jail in Wyandotte County...
Bank employees help catch suspected scammer
Quick thinking by employees at a pair of Regions Bank locations led to the arrest of a Hannibal, Missouri, man accused of scamming older adults in two Southeast Missouri counties. William E. Riley, 50, faces a Scott County charge of attempted financial exploitation of the elderly and a Perry County, Missouri, charge of resisting arrest...
Officer shoots stabbing suspect in Poplar Bluff
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating an officer-involved fatal shooting in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Just before noon Friday, the Poplar Bluff Police Department received a call about a stabbing on Lester Street that sent the victim to the hospital in critical condition, the patrol reported in a news release Friday afternoon...
A deadly puzzle: Patience, training help experts gather evidence in homicides
A charred body is found in a burning car. An autopsy later reveals the victim was strangled. A woman is raped and murdered in her home. A quarter-century later, a DNA sample and a palm print taken from the scene help police identify her attacker as a serial killer who eventually confesses to the murders of several other women...
Millennials have a dog in the net neutrality fight. They just don't know it yet.
The debate over so-called "net neutrality" legislation captured national attention in recent weeks, but not the attention of local young adults. As some of the most voracious consumers of online content, millennials are likely to be the demographic most affected by any possible action. However it seems that a large portion of the conversation has gone on without them...
Who's Next 12/18/14
Abigail Breite and Emily Cieslewicz, both of Cape Girardeau, and Natalie Schlimpert of Altenburg, Missouri, have been awarded scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2015-2016 academic year. -- From staff reports...
Hooked on Science: Popping Christmas ornament
Looking for a way to add a little science to the Christmas tree this year? Find out how to pop popcorn inside a clear glass ornament. n Transparent glass ball ornament n Popcorn kernels n Brown paper bag STEP 1: Remove the metal catch and hook. Place about 2 teaspoons of popcorn kernels into the transparent glass ball ornament...
The D'oh of Homer: Professors employ TV's 'Simpsons'
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn't stopped them from showing up on college campuses. Universities across the country are using satirical references from "The Simpsons" to grab students' attention and convey lessons in literature and all manner of popular culture...
Missouri's education department has a new leader
Missouri's education department has a new leader JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A new Missouri education commissioner has been chosen to replace a leader who faced frequent criticism while dealing with struggling districts. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced today that the State Board of Education has promoted deputy commissioner Margaret Vandeven to the role of education commissioner. ...