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Friday, Sep. 19, 2014
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County plan could mean big changes for Cape, Jackson (09/19/14) 4
The majority of Cape Girardeau County's government functions could be moved to Jackson if a plan to consolidate...
Local physician indicted in alleged kickback scheme (09/19/14) 19
Like his fictional counterpart, the owner of a downtown Cape Girardeau business used as a set for the film "Gone Girl"...
Certification reveals defeat of downtown property tax (09/19/14) 6
Certified election results show a win for the sales tax issue considered by Cape Girardeau voters living within the...
Pit stop in Cape (09/19/14) 1
GLENN LANDBERG ~ glandberg@semissourian.com The Grow Missouri blimp touches down for an overnight stay Thursday at the...
Nixon touts education during junior high visit (09/19/14)
In a speech to Central Junior High School students, Gov. Jay Nixon praised the school for its strong academic...
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Local physician indicted in alleged kickback scheme (09/19/14)
Like his fictional counterpart, the owner of a downtown Cape Girardeau business used as a set for the film "Gone Girl" is facing allegations of criminal activity. Also like his fictional counterpart, he will be exonerated, his attorney said Thursday...
Four-legged kidnapping victim recovered (09/19/14)
A kidnapping victim is back home, safe and sound, but he could use a little help with his medical bills. Hazard, a 7-year-old pit bull terrier, and Sylvie, a 9-month-old American Staffordshire terrier, went missing Aug. 2 from the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri after an apparent burglary...
Charges dropped against suspect's girlfriend; could be refiled later (09/18/14)
Charges have been dropped against the girlfriend of a man accused of strangling his mother with a dog leash and burning her body last year in Scott County, but that does not mean she is off the hook, a prosecutor said. Tiffany Warner, 25, was indicted last year on charges of tampering with evidence in connection with the Aug. 7, 2013, death of Cynthia Canoy, 48, of Scott City. The charges were dropped July 24, according to the New Madrid County, Missouri, Circuit Clerk's office...
BBB warns of advance-payment loan scam (09/18/14)
The Better Business Bureau is warning Southeast Missouri residents about a loan scam that cost a Portageville, Missouri, man about $7,000. Bill Smith, an investigator for the bureau's St. Louis office, which covers eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois, cautioned consumers against applying for loans through online companies that require them to put up some of their own money as "insurance" or "collateral."...
Two men arrested in theft of classic Charger (09/17/14)
Two men were in custody Wednesday, accused of stealing a 1969 Dodge Charger from a storage unit off Lexington Avenue, Capt. David James of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department said. Jason Goodman of Marble Hill, Missouri, and Jeremiah Hamilton of Jackson face charges of second-degree burglary and theft of property worth more than $25,000 in connection with the theft of the car, which is valued at more than $30,000, James said in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon...
Scott City district to receive $96,000 (09/18/14)
Chairs for the new performing arts theater/Federal Emergency Management Safe Room, a budget revision and a report of additional funds released by Gov. Jay Nixon were highlighted at the Scott City School Board meeting Wednesday. Superintendent Diann Ulmer said the district is due to receive an additional $96,000 after Nixon's release of $143 million of previously frozen education funding for local school districts and higher education institutions. ...
Students learn about world by studying current events (09/18/14)
With news speeding past everyone -- including students -- high school current-events teachers try to help students keep it in perspective by giving them tools to process the information and form their own opinions. The courses go under various names and fall under various categories, such as social studies, sociology or philosophy, but the purpose is to have a healthy debate on topics of the day from national and international news to happenings closer to home...
Who's neXt 9/18/14 (09/18/14)
Events On Show Me Day, potential students interested in Southeast can visit the campus and see the academic programs and services offered. "Students can find out about Southeast's admission process, meet with faculty from our academic departments, and interact with current Southeast students," director of admissions Lenell Hahn said in a news release...
Hooked on Science: Toothbrush robot (09/18/14)
Build a robot with a few items from around the house. 7.5VDC micro super high-speed motor Toothbrush Double-sided foam tape Wire cutters Button/coin-cell battery Electric tape STEP 1: Using wire cutters, have an adult remove the handle from the toothbrush...
EPIC seeks proposals from secondary schools (09/17/14)
EPIC, or Early Prevention Impacts Community, is recognizing outstanding examples of substance abuse prevention efforts by area secondary schools. EPIC schools for 2014-2015 will be selected based on: n Having written policies and procedures related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use...
  • Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren
    BELL, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home in the small Florida town of Bell....
  • UK remains united after Scotland referendum
    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core....
  • France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq
    PARIS (AP) -- Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrikes Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said....
  • Scotland: Who won? Who lost?
    LONDON (AP) -- Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum?...
  • Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down in their homes in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease....