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Cairo residents give input on possible comprehensive plan (08/22/14)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Residents gathered Thursday night for round two in creating a comprehensive plan for the city. The city...
River Campus opens to more than 130 students (08/22/14)
With the official opening of Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus Center on Thursday, the university is...
Father of murder suspect says son was sorrowful after shooting (08/22/14) 1
CAIRO, Ill. -- Testimony continued Thursday in the case against a Cairo man accused of killing his wife, with the man's...
Benton man dies in plane crash (08/22/14)
PARSONS, Tenn. -- A Benton, Missouri, man died Wednesday in West Tennessee when the crop-dusting plane he was piloting...
Animal euthanizations halted at pound in Malden (08/22/14)
MALDEN, Mo. -- In the wake of recent controversy surrounding the Malden city pound and the Kennett Humane Department, a...
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Father of murder suspect says son was sorrowful after shooting (08/22/14)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Testimony continued Thursday in the case against a Cairo man accused of killing his wife, with the man's father taking the stand in his son's defense. Chauncey Hughes Sr. told an Alexander County, Illinois, jury his son, 30-year-old Chauncey Hughes Jr., was in "sorrow, pain, crying" when he spoke with him on the telephone the day after the shooting...
Many police killings, but only Ferguson erupts (08/22/14)
There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by police in recent months, from New York to Los Angeles. Then Michael Brown was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri. And waves of rioting have convulsed the St. Louis suburb for more than 10 days...
Arguments begin in Cairo murder case (08/21/14)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Arguments began Wednesday in Alexander County, Illinois, Circuit Court in the murder case against a Cairo man accused of killing his wife last fall. Chauncey Hughes, 30, is charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the Nov. 1 shooting death of his wife, Heather Davis, 22...
Holder says he understands mistrust of police (08/21/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race...
Jury selected in Cairo murder case (08/20/14)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A jury will hear opening arguments this morning in the case against a Cairo man accused of killing his wife last fall. Chauncey Hughes, 30, faces first-degree murder charges in connection with the Nov. 1 shooting death of his wife, Heather Davis, 22...
Area marching bands prepare for upcoming season (08/21/14)
Despite what some may think, marching band can be difficult at times -- learning how to march in time, how many steps to take and hauling some of the larger instruments around, to name a few. But for most kids, it's an experience that offers everything from the exhilaration of competition to a family atmosphere...
Cape school district's tax rate to remain unchanged (08/21/14)
The Cape Girardeau School District's proposed total tax rate for 2014-2015 will remain at $4.1567 per $100 of assessed valuation, board members heard during a tax rate hearing Wednesday. Residents may speak at the hearing, but no one from the public attended. Tax rates are set to produce revenue from property taxes, required for the 2014-2015 budget...
Who's neXt 8/21/14 (08/21/14)
Contest Car crashes continue to cause more teen deaths than cancer, homicide and suicide combined. U.S. and Canadian high school administrators must register their school online. The general public can then vote for their favorite school once a day every day from Oct. 15 to 24...
Hooked on Science: Balloon in a bottle (08/21/14)
Have you ever tried to blow up a balloon inside a bottle? It's easy if you use science. STEP 1: Insert a balloon into one of the empty water bottles and pull the neck of the balloon over the outside of the bottle. STEP 2: Place your mouth over the opening of the bottle and attempt to inflate the balloon...
Perry County fifth graders perform science challenge (08/21/14)
Submitted photo from Perry County Middle School Teacher Amy Figge helps student Katelyn Roberts as she makes a series of cuts in a piece of paper. ...
  • Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque with bags over their heads and shot in front of hundreds of people. The killings came in response to Israel's deadly airstrike against three top Hamas military commanders....
  • Russian aid convoy reaches war-torn Luhansk
    LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Declaring it had lost patience with Ukraine's stalling tactics, Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without the approval of the government in Kiev. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion" that aimed to provoke an international incident....
  • Sunnis pull out of Iraq talks after mosque attack
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Two Sunni parliamentary blocs have suspended talks on forming a new Iraqi government to protest an attack on a Sunni mosque that killed at least 64 worshippers during Friday prayers....
  • Obama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria....
  • Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday....
  • Alabama teacher suspended after shooting lesson
    SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama teacher was suspended without pay after being accused of having sixth-grade students re-enact the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida....
  • State to ask for lower air permit fee increase
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources Air Pollution Control Program, which enforces the federal Clean Air Act in the state, could be insolvent by late 2016 after a proposal to raise permit and emission fees fell apart, state officials said....
  • Kansas City settles another discrimination claim
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City's City Council has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a discrimination complaint from a former water department manager....
  • National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old....
  • Volunteer firefighter sentenced to 20 years
    OLD MONROE, Mo. (AP) -- A volunteer firefighter from eastern Missouri has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting several fires last year....
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