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Back-to-school preps, Hate crime charge, Giant snake

The new Cape schools policy calls for solid colored polo shirts, school oriented crew neck t-shirts, khaki or black pants, and approved denim. The new Cape schools policy calls for solid colored polo shirts, school oriented crew neck t-shirts, khaki or black pants, and approved denim.
Irrigation helped many farmers save their crop this summer. Irrigation helped many farmers save their crop this summer.
Scientists said the Burmese python was over 17 feet long and more than 164 pounds! (Source: Univ. of Florida/CNN) Scientists said the Burmese python was over 17 feet long and more than 164 pounds! (Source: Univ. of Florida/CNN)

Good evening to you. It's back to school time. While students at several schools have already hit the hallways, many schools start back tomorrow.

The 2011-2012 MAP test scores have been released for Missouri schools. The scores of Missouri students continue to increase.

Parents in Cape Girardeau Public Schools say they are scrambling to find clothing to fit the new dress policy.

There's back to school shopping and back to school immunizations, but now parents might also want to think about getting their kids' eyes checked as they head back to the classroom.

A Bonne Terre, Mo. teacher is on suspension after he is accused of abuse of a child in his home.

A Texas man was stabbed in rural Hardin County, Ill. at a Gathering of the Juggalos event on August 13.

A Kankakee, Ill. man pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse and selling cocaine near a school.

A Cape Girardeau teen will face hate crime charges as an adult. The 17 year old faces third degree assault as a hate crime and burglary charges.

A Tennessee woman is accused of stealing more than $30,000 from her grandmother since December 2011.

A Hickman, Kentucky man is accused of driving his tractor drunk while three times over legal limit.

The nation's drug czar says monitoring programs help address growing prescription drug abuse problems. In fact, Missouri is the only state that's refused to set up one.

A Herrin, Ill. man is accused of burglary and theft at a Johnston City lounge.

After months of record-breaking heat and drought, many rural Americans who rely on wells for water are getting an unwelcome surprise when they turn on their faucets: The tap has run dry.

Experts now expect some farmers in the Bootheel to have the best crops in the state of Missouri this year. They attribute it to one thing and one thing only - irrigation.

Squimish of snakes? Thisss sssstory is not for you. Researchers at the University of Florida are familiarizing themselves with the largest Burmese python ever found in the Everglades.

Nellie Gray, an anti-abortion advocate who helped spearhead the March for Life, one of the largest demonstrations in Washington, has died.

Ron Palillo, who played Horshack on the '70s sit-com Welcome Back, Kotter is dead at 63, according to TMZ.

Christy Hendricks
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