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Relentless flood swamped towns, turned roads into lakes 25 years ago this summer

Published Aug. 9, 1993 -- Although the Mississippi River crested Sunday at 47.9 feet (later revised to 48.49 feet), Tom LeGrand and family members lost the fight to save their business, LeGrand's Transmission, and family home at 1237 N. Water St. A leak developed late Saturday and after a 10 -hour f

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2018-07-16 05:00:00

Woman walking along I-24 arrested

Deputies arrested a Metropolis, Ill., woman found walking along Interstate 24 early Saturday morning.

PADUCAH SUN - 2018-07-15 05:15:00

Out of the past: July 15

In trying to win approval of riverboat gambling in Cape Girardeau, the Las Vegas-based Boyd Group spent $163,059 in the campaign for the June 8 election; the campaign came up short, however, with voters rejecting riverboat gambling by a margin of 5,506 to 4,940; by comparison, Citizens Against River

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2018-07-15 05:00:00

NEW DETAILS: Friday's drowning victim identified

A second drowning in two weeks occurred at The Offsets, a popular swimming location in Madison County, on Friday afternoon.According to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Safion L. Livingston, 21, of St. Louis, was in the water and began to struggle, submerged and did not resurface.

DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-07-14 12:00:00

Car packages: Local stores adding pickup services as part of nationwide trend

And one rural local retailer has joined the trend, offering online shopping and pickup services for busy customers, particularly for busy moms and dads who have hectic schedules. The trend has made its way into Cape Girardeau, and seems to be popular. Customers can shop online, avoid the checkout li

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2018-07-14 05:00:00

Possible second drowning at The Offsets

Emergency responders are currently at The Offsets in Madison County searching for a possible drowning victim.First responders have once again been called to a possible drowning at The Offsets in Madison County.Madison County Sheriff Katy McCutcheon said the call came in at about 4 p.m.Crews are on t


Former Murphysboro gas plant to demolished and remediated

MURPHYSBORO — A former gas plant at the intersection of Illinois 13 and Illinois 127 in Murphysboro will soon be demolished and turned into a space ripe for redevelopment.After a presentation to the Murphysboro City Council on Tuesday, Jeff Hettrick, external affairs manager at Commonwealth Edison,

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-07-15 06:00:00

Gov. Parson signs bill to raise marriage age in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation Friday raising the marriage age in Missouri from 15 to 16 and requiring parental permission for older teenagers to marry.The bill was among several signed or vetoed by the Republican governor as he wrapped up his decision making on legislati

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2018-07-14 05:00:00

Ciara Shaffer drinks water after training at a live house fire. Courtesy: Mike Mohundro KFVS

That heat is something that area firefighters don't mess around with when it comes to staying safe while they are on the job. Multiplefiredepartments trained on a house in Cape Girardeau that was donated to them.Start the conversation, orRead moreat KFVS12.Add your comments belowCharacters left:4000

TOPIX - 2018-07-14 21:03:36

Man Charged With Weed, Crystal Meth Possession

Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrested Randy Lee Ash, 51, at Mobile on the Run gas station June 23. He was charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with two felony counts of drug possession and a misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.


This Cobden business is famous for custom wedding bands for hunters

When Don Barden’s friends invited him to go duck hunting for the first time, their expectation was for some laughs at his expense. They didn’t realize that their expedition would set Barden on a new career path, but it is exactly what happened.

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-07-14 15:00:00

Cape Girardeau fire report 7-12-18

* Medical assists were made at 2:34 p.m. on North Kingshighway, 2:55 p.m. on North Main Street, 3:04 p.m. on Linden Street, 6:27 p.m. on Anna Street and 8:41 p.m. on Big Bend Road.


Williamson County’s Felony Friday is here!

WILLIAMSON CO., Ill. – Here’s your Felony Friday report, for week ending Friday, July 13, which includes felonies filed, felonies disposed of (either by pleas, dismissal or otherwise) and DUIs, which are not felonies (they’re misdemeanor traffic) but which are serious enough to warrant featuring her


Sikeston man, woman arrested for drug charges - The Missouri Times - Southeast

Tiron S. Mitchell, 44, has been charged with the Class A Felony of Trafficking Drugs 1st Degree, the Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance (x3), and the Class A Misdemeanor of Possession of a Controlled Substance.


Local mother charged with child endangerment

PADUCAH- Officers arrested a local woman after finding two of her young children alone a home.Paducah Police say they responded to an anonymous call at Nausicaa Williams’s apartment Thursday morning. They say when officers arrived, they found the door unlocked and twin 10-month-old girls in a portab


2 women dead in Herrin house fire

HERRIN — A fatal fire in Herrin Friday morning has claimed the life of two women, according to Herrin Fire Capt. Roger Miller.He said crews were called at 12:49 a.m. to a house on North 18th Street in response to a fire in the back of the house with flaming on the inside and outside. He said firefig


Officials worried about war on trade

The growing trade war between the United States and China could prove a bitter harvest for farmers in Southeast Missouri and elsewhere, two high-ranking state politicians said Thursday.State Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, and outgoing House Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, discuss


Weekend Outlook: Food unites us all

I've devised a weekend strategy mainly encompassing the one thing with the power to connect everyone: food.We start off with a little comedy and drama downtown at Port Cape Girardeau -- thanks to the ladies involved with River City Players -- and then the rest of the weekend is a mash up of fried fi


Citizen Academy will make government more accessible

Cape Girardeau Public Works director Tim Gramling, left, goes over one of the TTF5 proposals with residents Mark Castleman, center, and Dave LaRose before the city council meeting Feb. 23, 2015. City officials are planning Cape Citizen Academy to encourage more residents to get involved with municip


Fair, River Campus bring talent to Cape

As for the River Campus, officials announced the lineup for its 12th season, which includes touring companies as well as Southeast Missouri State University's student productions.