• UW of SEMO kicks off new campaign
    United Way of Southeast Missouri held their annual campaign kickoff luncheon Thursday, celebrating not just the start of a new campaign, but also the still-new executive director, Elisabeth Shelton. It's been two weeks on the job for Shelton, taking over the position from Nancy Jernigan after 20 years. UW gave recognition to their top 20 corporate sponsors, and had three members of those corporations speak on their various roles with the United Way. "Right now, we clearly are in a mode of transition and change, but I am lucky to step into the position with skilled and experienced people ...
  • Teens Charges as Adults in Cape Drive-By Shooting Case
    Two teenage shooters are being charges as adults in connection with a Cape Girardeau, MO drive-by shooting. Back in June, 23-year-old Paige Smith was shot in the head by a then-unknown assailant in a vehicle on Hanover Street, and was brought to the hospital in critical condition. Ajai McReynolds and Zachary A. Valenti were later arrested in connection with the shooting, and despite both being only 16-years-old at the time, were charged as adults and certified as such through the juvenile system of Cape Girardeau. They are charged with first degree felony of assault, unlawful use of a weapon, the ...
  • MO Sen. Roy Blunt Visits Cape VA, Discusses Healthcare for Veterans
    MO Sen. Roy Blunt came to the Cape Girardeau VA on Wednesday and discussed ways to improve healthcare for Missouri veterans. Blunt heard the issues from the veterans themselves and offered solutions to some of the problems, with some of the main topics focusing on increasing the number of options that veterans have for receiving care. Decreasing the amount of time that some veterans have to wait for healthcare was also a key point, something upon which both Blunt and veterans agreed. The progress and current condition of Cape's new VA facility was also brought up, with Blunt explaining how, ...
  • Cape Man Sentenced to 10 years for Stabbing Man in 2014
    A Cape Girardeau man has been sentenced to serve 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for his role in a stabbing that occurred back in February of 2014. 43-year-old Billy Joe McGee reportedly stabbed a man with a steak knife in a Cape Girardeau alley on the 13th of February after threatening to kill him. He tried to escape, but police later found him and arrested him. McGee pleaded guilty to assault in exchange for the dropping of an armed criminal action charge.
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