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Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
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Courthouses' shortcomings cited in county's consolidation plan (01/30/15) 6
Plans to consolidate court services in Cape Girardeau County have given court employees like Patti Wibbenmeyer a chance...
Scott City names new school superintendent (01/30/15) 2
At the Scott City Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday, Scott City School Board president Beth Cox couldn't keep the...
Bids for Scott City turn lane begin in March (01/30/15)
Come March, long-anticipated plans of adding a center turn lane to Main Street in Scott City will become reality. David...
Schweich discusses gubernatorial aspirations during Cape visit (01/30/15) 2
Missouri's State Auditor Tom Schweich has plans to hold a higher office soon. He announced Wednesday his campaign for...
Annual chamber dinner set at Show Me Center (01/30/15)
The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner is today at the Show Me Center. The event begins at 6 p.m....
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Man accused of beating amputee's face with hammer (01/29/15)
A Scott City man is set for arraignment next month on charges he beat an amputee in the face with a hammer and stole his prescription medications. Dustin T. Smith, 27, faces charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action, burglary and robbery in connection with the Dec. 28 confrontation...
Two men charged with armed robbery in Cape Girardeau (01/29/15)
Two men were in custody Wednesday after an armed robbery Tuesday night on South Sprigg Street, Cape Girardeau police reported. Aaron Drake, 29, and Laterrius Triplett, 20, were charged with one count each of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action in connection with the case, said Cpl. Darin Hickey of the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/29/15 (01/29/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Leon C. Wilder, 31, of Cape Girardeau was arrested on a Morehouse, Missouri, warrant for failure to appear for driving while revoked. n Matthew J. Dixon, 31, of Cape Girardeau was arrested on a Sikeston, Missouri, warrant for failure to appear...
Investigation into Southeast student's shooting yields two arrests (01/28/15)
The investigation into the shooting death of a Southeast Missouri State University student has yielded two arrests, Illinois law enforcement officials said Tuesday. It was not clear how or even whether the arrests were connected to the slaying of 19-year-old Southeast sophomore Bobby Christman during an attempted armed robbery early Jan. 11 in St. Louis...
Body found in Black River identified; man was shot (01/28/15)
MARKHAM SPRINGS, Mo. -- Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a missing Bismarck, Missouri, man whose body was found over the weekend in Black River. "We got a call at 9:54 Saturday morning," Wayne County Sheriff Dean Finch said. "A couple of fishermen spotted a body in the water about a mile to a mile and a half south of Markham Springs in Black River."...
Adrian Eftink hired as Oak Ridge superintendent (01/29/15)
Adrian Eftink probably won't make any sweeping changes the minute he takes the reins of the Oak Ridge School District. The Oak Ridge school board Wednesday announced it had appointed Eftink, who has been the district's elementary principal for the past 12 years, to replace current superintendent Gerald Landewee when he retires at the end of June...
Cape school board puts $20 million bond issue on ballot (01/29/15)
A $20 million bond issue recently approved by the Cape Girardeau School Board will pay for much-needed renovations and expansion, school officials say. The board voted unanimously to place Proposition 1 on the April ballot. While the measure would help pay for a number of basic repair needs across the district, such as heating and cooling, it also will go toward more specific projects at Central Junior High School and the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center...
Jackson band to perform in front of hundreds of music teachers (01/29/15)
The Jackson Junior High Honor Band will perform for those gathered at the 77th annual Missouri Music Educators Association Conference this afternoon in Osage Beach, Missouri. Conductor Paul Fliege explained that the opportunity is a testament to the dedication and skill of the band...
Hooked on Science: Chemical reaction splash (01/29/15)
Use science to create a work of art. n Alka Seltzer n Film canister n Water n Food coloring n 8-by-10-inch white watercolor canvas STEP 1: Pour water into the film canister until it is half full. Change the color of the water by adding food coloring...
Southeast Missouri State University enrollment climbs again (01/26/15)
Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to be more clear about dual credit coursework and an increase in enrollment. Enrollment has increased once again at Southeast Missouri State University, and it's because of a higher number of high school students taking dual-enrollment classes...