Former Cape Girardeau mayors back aquatic center project, committee being formed

A group of Cape Girardeau civic leaders have come together in support of the Proposition Y School Bond issue and are formed a fundraising committee.

Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Democrats, CNN

A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump.
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  Teacher forced preschoolers to stand naked in closet as punishment, Illinois police say

Two teachers have been placed on administrative leave, one for the alleged discipline and the other as an alleged witness who did not report the actions.

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Southern IL counties receive $210K economic development, job creation grant

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Former Missouri Lt. Gov. Bill ‘Full-time’ Phelps has died

Former Missouri Lt. Gov. Bill Phelps has died
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  Facebook exposed millions of passwords in plain text

Facebook says there is no evidence that employees had abused access to this data.

Reward up to $10K for missing 85-year-old

  Funeral services held for fallen Pinckneyville soldier

Survey: Bankers losing confidence in 10-state farm economy

Company won’t operate duck boats in 2019 after fatal sinking

  What you need to know about Proposition Y in Cape Girardeau, MO

Suspect in custody after alleged armed robbery in Du Quoin

Sheriff’s deputy arrests man on drug charges

Subject admits to harvesting illegal number of otters, bobcats in IL

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  Residents fret about TX chemical plant fire, despite assurances

Authorities lifted Thursday's order to remain indoors after several hours, saying tests showed the elevated levels of benzene in the air had cleared.

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Murray State Racers advance in opening round of NCAA Tournament 83-64

  New bars in Cape Girardeau prepare for March Madness

This will be the first March Madness for a few new bars in Cape Girardeau and they are trying to establish themselves as a go to place to watch the rest of the tournament.

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Veterans health care town hall held in Mt. Vernon, IL

Baby cough syrup recalled due to bacteria contamination

Gillette launches recycling campaign to keep razors out of landfills

The razor brand is launching the campaign alongside TerraCycle, an international recycling company that specializes in hard-to-recycle materials.
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  Feds give employers easier path to dump retiree pensions

That decision reverses Obama-era guidance that banned the practice of offering lump-sum payments to seniors. Pensions provide a guaranteed monthly income for as long as an employee lives in retirement.

Ichiro to announce retirement, reports say

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