A severe house fire occurred in Cape Girardeau, MO on early Saturday afternoon. According to Cape Fire Battalion Chief Fred Vincell, the Cape, Jackson, and Scott City fire departments arrived at the home in the 500 block of S. Pacific Street at around 12:30 to battle a blaze that was caused when the home's resident left her cooking unattended on the stove. It took only about two hours to contain and extinguish the fire, but the home was heavily damaged by flames and smoke. No one was injured in the ordeal.
A hazardous waste collection event is scheduled to be held in Cape Girardeau on Saturday. It will be held from 9 am to noon at the 4-H Building in Arena Park and is free for customers of residential trash and recycling. Any hazardous substance not normally disposed of in conventional trash can be brought and disposed of in leak-proof containers, including acids, antifreeze, gasoline, fluorescent light bulbs, and many others. A complete list of accepted items can be found by visiting cityofcapegirardeau.org, or by calling the Cape public works department at 573-339-6351.
The 2015 National Night Out event is set to take place in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, October 8th. The event is a nationwide effort meant to encourage community members to get to know one another as well as the local law enforcement. It will be held at Target on Siemers Drive in Cape from 4:30 to 8 pm. The local police will bring along multiple patrol and service vehicles, as well as the Special Response Team and K-9 unit, and the Cape PD will also be using the event to host its weekly Neighborhood Roll Call at 7. It's this ...
Four people have been arrested in connection with a shooting that took place on early Saturday morning in the parking lot of The Pony in East Cape Girardeau, IL. According to Alexander County Sheriff Tim Brown, two groups of people shot at each other in the strip club parking lot at around 2:30 in the morning, and shortly thereafter four suspects were arrested: Ronnie A. Lucious, Cedric J. Lucious, Ricky Lucious, and Marlon T. Williams. No one was injured in the shooting.