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Tarrillion files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy (08/01/14) 4
Former Perryville, Missouri, police chief Keith Tarrillion and his wife have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Documents...
Cape school board OKs new policies on dress code, absences (08/01/14) 16
The Cape Girardeau School Board approved proposed changes to the dress code during its meeting Thursday night. New...
Pair of stately queens glides into river port Thursday (08/01/14) 1
Two riverboats stopped to live music and fanfare from spectators Thursday as they pulled into Cape Girardeau. The Queen...
Cairo bank robbery suspect may not have acted alone (08/01/14) 4
CAIRO, Ill. -- The only survivor of a deadly bank robbery attempt told authorities her assailant was communicating with...
Organizations, parents gear up for back to school (08/01/14)
It's almost time for area students to begin a new school year, so efforts are under way to make sure they're equipped...
Videos
Tarrillion files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy (08/01/14)
Former Perryville, Missouri, police chief Keith Tarrillion and his wife have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Documents filed Thursday in federal court say the city's former top cop now works as a car salesman in Perryville. Tarrillion -- who on July 23 pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of making a false report -- resigned from the Perryville Police Department in March 2013 amid allegations of professional misconduct ranging from sexual harassment to threatening employees...
Cairo bank robbery suspect may not have acted alone (08/01/14)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The only survivor of a deadly bank robbery attempt told authorities her assailant was communicating with someone via walkie-talkie when he forced her and two other women into an employee lounge and attacked them with a knife, according to federal search warrants unsealed earlier this week...
Man to stand trial on child-abuse charges (08/01/14)
On Monday, a judge ordered a Neelyville, Missouri, man to stand trial for allegedly abusing his 2-year-old daughter. Accompanied by his attorney, Ted Liszewski of the public defender's office, Thomas Leeroy Moore again appeared before Associate Circuit Judge John Bloodworth for a preliminary hearing...
Former SEMO Health Network CEO gets 33 months for conspiracy (07/31/14)
The former CEO of SEMO Health Network Inc. has been sentenced to 33 months in prison on a conspiracy charge, and three other former employees face criminal charges in connection with the case. In April, Cheryl Ann White, 56, of New Madrid, Missouri, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to submit false documents...
Judge candidates call for swift justice (07/31/14)
In the race for Division III associate circuit judge, efficiency seems to be key. Local lawyer Jeffrey Dix and incumbent Gary Kamp are vying for the position, with the winner to be selected by voters Tuesday. Dix said the question of efficiency was among the factors that persuaded him to run for associate judge. He pointed to the hundreds of disqualifications against Kamp every year and said they "have basically turned Division III into a part-time job."...
Who's neXt 7/31/14 (07/31/14)
* Jerrod Lynn, a 2014 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, is the recipient of the MFA Foundation Scholarship, Scott County Farm Bureau Scholarship and Arkansas State University Mable Symons Woodside Memorial Scholarship. He is the son of Gary and Cindy Lynn. He plans to attend Arkansas State University in Jonesboro majoring in mechanical engineering.
Valedictorian: Kacie Hampton, 18 (07/31/14)
Leopold High School valedictorian Birthday: Jan. 31, 1996 Birthplace: Cape Girardeau Future plans: I will be attending Southeast Missouri State University starting this fall to get my bachelor's degree in exceptional child education...
Cape Eagle Scout earns national award (07/31/14)
Reed Dickson of Cape Girardeau is one of only 86 Boy Scouts nationwide to be awarded the National Certificate of Merit. The award was given "in recognition of performance of a significant act of service," said Jim Caldwell, Scoutmaster of Troop 222...
Teens love taking selfies on vacation; adults, not so much (07/31/14)
NEW YORK -- Jacquie Whitt's trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." For this generation, "digital devices are now part of the interpretive experience," said Whitt, co-founder of Adios Adventure Travel...
Hooked on Science: Mystery pipe (07/31/14)
Different types of pipes have different effects on magnets. STEP 1: Hold the PVC pipe vertically, drop the circular neodymium magnet down the pipe and observe. STEP 2: Hold the copper pipe vertically, drop the circular Neodymium magnet down the pipe and observe...
  • Police chokehold said to cause NYC man's death
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York City medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the announcement of a complete overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police force....
  • US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion....
  • Denver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot
    DENVER (AP) -- Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions....
  • House moves toward vote on border bill
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans revived their bill on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis in dramatic fashion Friday, preparing to pass it after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could threaten deportation for hundreds of thousands of immigrants already working in this country legally. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he'd act unilaterally, as best he could....
  • Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an internationally brokered cease-fire....