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Selena Gomez's kidney transplant puts lupus center stage

(HealthDay News) -- When pop star Selena Gomez revealed Thursday that she had a kidney transplant, she put the autoimmune disease lupus in the spotlight. Lupus turns the body's immune system against itself and attacks vital organs, including the kidneys, which is why it's so devastating. But little

KFVS12 - 2017-09-18 12:04:00

Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department report 9/18/2017

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI * Gregory R. Adams, 31, of Jackson was arrested on Godwin Drive on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (drug intoxication). Arrests * Timothy B. Fitzgerald, 24, of Ch

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-18 05:00:00

I-55 in Scott Co., MO back open after crash involving semi

All lanes of I-55 in Scott County, Missouri are back open after a crash near the 73 mile marker on Monday afternoon, September 18. The crash happened around noon and a detour allowed northbound traffic to keep moving. According to a crew at the scene, northbound traffic was re-routed at Exit 69. The

KFVS12 - 2017-09-18 17:46:15

Old McKendree Chapel restoration in 1977

Order this photo Above: Reginald Gerhardt, left, of Old Appleton, nails metal lath between logs as Ed Hahn of Jackson removes old mortar on Old McKendree Chapel during restoration work. Below: Robert Kasten of Cape Girardeau sweeps up debris after the workers completed the north wall of the old shri

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

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THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-20 06:02:11

General interest: Grant Symposium draws standing-room-only crowd

Nearly 100 people crowded into Heritage Hall in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday to hear a succession of speakers talk about the life and times of U.S. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr., a federal judge and Civil War buff, said he was shocked to see the standing-room-only crowd. "This is an o

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Prosecutor Frank Miller receives Trial Advocacy Award

Frank Miller Cape Girardeau County assistant prosecuting attorney Frank Miller received the Lon O. Hocker Trial Advocacy Award from the Missouri Bar Foundation. Miller, who has worked in the county prosecutor's office for the past 6 1/2 years, is one of only three young lawyers in Missouri to receiv

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Humane Society opens new care unit for ill animals

Thanks to volunteer and professional efforts, animals at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau have a new care unit for specialized treatment of illnesses, according to officials. The main Humane Society building at 2536 Boutin Drive in Cape Girardeau still will house the animal

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Man accused of leaving his kids in vehicle at Isle of Capri Casino

A man is facing charges after leaving his two kids in his vehicle while at the Isle of Capri Casino in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. An officer was dispatched to the Isle of Capri Casino on around 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 after receiving a call reporting the incident. Upon arrival, Patrolman Montolth s

KFVS12 - 2017-09-19 16:46:30

Quick roundup of early fall events

The Battle of Pilot Knob re-enactment will be held Sept. 23-24. The official start of fall is only days away, which means that the calendar starts to fill with community events trying to take advantage of the brief stretch of pleasant weather sandwiched between summer and winter. Here is a roundup o

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-18 20:40:00

Grant symposium should be worthwhile presentation on former president

Cape Girardeau is full of history, and if you look around, you can find volumes. One convenient, informative place to look is Heritage Hall, which houses the Kellerman Foundation for Historic Preservation. Its there that Dr. Frank Nickell, an area historian and president of the Kellerman Foundation,

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Local business owners encourage finding focus and passion in entrepreneurial endeavors

Around the same time, Laurie Everett and Danea Johnson stepped out and took a chance, hearkening the call to be their own boss and do it their way as business owners. Everett bought an existing antique shop on Broadway in Cape Girardeau, fittingly called Annie Laurie's in 2005, while Johnson opened

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-18 05:00:00

Jump off the cliff: Ann Butler's million-dollar strategy

The kids were eating garbage. Before long, Ann Butler had enough. "I was just incredibly frustrated by the kids and their lack of knowledge about food," the former high school culinary arts teacher said. "I met a fifth-grader who had never tasted a strawberry." She ran across a study showing drasti

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-18 05:00:00

First responders who helped after Harvey to be recognized at city council meeting

A group of first responders will be recognized at the Cape Girardeau city council meeting on Monday night, September 18. The group went to Houston, Texas to help after Hurricane Harvey. Crews from Jackson and Cape Girardeau were in Texas for more than a week during the initial flooding. Download the

KFVS12 - 2017-09-18 23:48:01

New boutique store advocates for special-needs people

The background is neutral, done in soft grays with black industrial shelving with a high, open ceiling. Dandelion pictures dot the upper walls, monochrome close-ups focused in on seeds -- on wishes -- ready to fly. Wide windows wash the floors and the clothes with light, and on opening day Monday, s

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-18 05:00:00

A sign of things to come

On the last day of August, Michele Arteme's studio smelled of sawdust. A week out from its scheduled opening, her do-it-yourself crafting space, Board & Brush, at 20 N. Main St. was coming together. "The furniture is built," she said, surveying the room. "They're still building the bar." A jigsaw w

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-18 05:00:00

Cape council bans use of shipping containers as dwellings

The Cape Girardeau City Council voted unanimously Monday to ban the use of shipping containers as dwellings and limit the use of them for other purposes. The council action brought an end to months of debate and discussion among council members, city staff and the planning and zoning commission. Cou

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-18 05:00:00

Cape implements pilot program to expedite review of commercial project plans

Cape Girardeau city officials implemented a six-month pilot program Monday to expedite the review of plans for commercial developments. Development Services director Alex McElroy said it currently takes about four weeks to initially review a commercial project plan to determine whether it meets city

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-18 05:00:00

TBY Expo: a free event for fun, friends, health

One of the perks of aging is some of the discounts that come with the process. Sometimes the deals are good, sometimes really good. That's the case with The Best Years' second annual Active Living Expo on Wednesday at the Isle Casino in Cape Girardeau. This one is free. The event is presented by The

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-18 05:00:00

Business notebook: Plaza Tire honored as 'Dealer of the Year'

Modern Tire Dealer's Dealer of the Year award went to two people this year. Fortunately, brothers Mark and Scott Rhodes have learned to share. The magazine chose the Rhodeses for the national honor for their work at Plaza Tire Inc., the business founded by their father, Vernon "Pee Wee" Rhodes. "

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-18 05:00:00