No consensus on how, when to notify victims of data breaches
WASHINGTON -- The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard. Most states have laws that require retailers to disclose data breaches, but the laws vary wildly. ...
Bullet fired into Cape home daycare; no one hurt
A bullet was shot through a window of a home daycare in Cape Girardeau Friday, but no children were hurt. Reports of multiple shots in the area were reported to police at about 1 p.m. A bullet hole could be seen in a window on the north side of the house at 416 S. Benton St. The bullet lodged into an inside wall of the daycare, but police say they have no reason to believe that the home was a target...
Four face drug charges in Perry County
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Four people face drug charges as the result of covert law enforcement operations, the Perry County Sheriff's Department reported Friday. Rebecca A. Bradley, 36, of Perryville was charged Thursday with three felonies -- one count of distribution of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a controlled substance -- and misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia after her arrest on an outstanding warrant, the department reported...
Two suspects arrested after Perryville drug raid
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Two people are in custody after police found evidence of a marijuana-manufacturing operation at their home, the Perry County Sheriff's Department reported. Jeffrey A. Baughman Jr. and Alexandria M. Nardulli, both 21, face multiple drug charges, including manufacturing more than five grams of marijuana within 2,000 feet of a school; distribution of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance other than marijuana; possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana; and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, the sheriff's department reported.. ...
Woman accused of hitting man with cinder block
A Cape Girardeau woman faces a charge of first-degree domestic assault in connection with an altercation during which she is accused of repeatedly hitting a man in the back of the head with a concrete block. Barbara Pinkston, 49, was arrested Tuesday after police responded to a report about a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Mason Street, said Darin Hickey, public information officer for the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Panel backs college meningitis vaccine
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Students living on college campuses could be required to be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis under legislation endorsed by a Missouri Senate committee. The legislation would require all students in on-campus housing to have the meningococcal vaccine starting in July 2015, unless they seek a religious or medical exemption...
SEMO cybersecurity team becomes competitive in a short time
Having won the Missouri Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition last month, Southeast Missouri State University's cybersecurity students are looking to build on the fledgling team's success at the Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition on March 28 and 29...
About 90 employers seek recruits at Southeast career fair
Graphic design majors Krista Francis and Calla Harris didn't find jobs directly related to their field, but they came across some niches they could fit into at Southeast Missouri State University's Career and Internship Fair on Thursday. "Since this is my final semester, [I've] been really kind of looking for an internship program that I can get into, or possibly a job," Harris, a 24-year-old senior, said. ...
More students taking Advanced Placement exams
According to a new College Board report, more Missouri students took Advanced Placement exams in 2013 than in 2003, a Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education news release said. For the most part, this trend has held true at the high schools in Cape Girardeau and Jackson. But in Scott City, students prefer to take dual credit courses, which allow them to earn college credits...
Missouri House budget chief seeking two-tier school funding
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state funding increase for public schools would be partly dependent upon a strong economy under a new spending plan outlined Wednesday by the top budget writer in the Missouri House. The proposal by House budget chairman Rick Stream seeks to bridge the gap between differing revenue projections embraced by the Republican-led Legislature and the Democratic governor...