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Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Southeast gets a look at logo options for university (12/19/14) 6
Southeast Missouri State's board of regents got a look Friday at preliminary concepts of a "brand and logo evolution"...
Missouri Chamber: State faces economic challenges (12/19/14) 4
Missouri's Chamber of Commerce and Industry conducted its first regional initiative in Cape Girardeau on Thursday to...
Obama commutes Kennett man's sentence in 2004 drug case (12/19/14) 26
A Kennett, Missouri, man was among 20 people to whom President Barack Obama granted clemency this week. Antonio Gromyko...
University advances plan to develop Greek Village site (12/19/14) 11
An idea that's floated around Southeast Missouri State University for years -- to create a housing option specifically...
Fire destroys Scott City home (12/19/14)
When Monty Keesee heard the pops Thursday afternoon, he initially thought they were gunfire. "I was doing my work here,...
Videos
More information released in Poplar Bluff officer-involved shooting (12/16/14)
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 (12/15/14)
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 (12/14/14)
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 (12/14/14)
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 (12/12/14)
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. (12/18/14)
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 (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 (12/18/14)
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' (12/18/14)
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 (12/17/14)
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. ...

  • Cubans imprisoned in US appear before parliament
    HAVANA (AP) -- Members of the Cuban parliament gave a standing ovation Saturday to three men convicted of spying in the United States who were released as part of a historic agreement to restore relations between the two long-hostile countries....
  • Immigrants build document trails to remain in US
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts....
  • N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack....
  • Burying the dead after Pakistan's school massacre
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says....
  • Hopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba's oil future
    MIAMI (AP) -- One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action....
  • GM pickup production in Wentzville a boon for other plants
    WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Production of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks at the General Motors plant in Wentzville is providing an economic boost not just in the eastern Missouri town but throughout the region....
  • Grassley: Holder will review Iowa man's drowning
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will personally review the case of an Iowa man who drowned while in a Missouri state trooper's custody....
  • Lawmaker wants investigation of St. Louis prosecutor
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri lawmaker is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, saying he "manipulated" the grand jury in the Ferguson case. McCulloch said in a radio interview on Friday that some witnesses obviously lied to the grand jury....
  • T-Mobile to pay Missouri $280K for text charges
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri will get more than $280,000 from T-Mobile US following claims that the company unfairly charged customers for third-party text message subscriptions....
  • Opponents of new smoking law start petition drive
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Opponents of three new ordinances limiting the sales and use of tobacco and e-cigarettes have launched a petition drive to erase the new laws....