On Saturday evening a hit-and-run incident has sent a 6-year-old Cape Girardeau girl to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Cape Police say that it occurred on Ellis Street at just after 7 in the evening, as the girl was riding her bike. She was struck by a vehicle that was described as a black or dark blue-colored Crown Victoria or Chevy Caprice that fled the scene following the incident. Any information is asked to be reported to the Cape Police as 573-335-6621.
The road on both sides of the bridge crossing the Castor River in Madison County, MO has been closed due to the Sunday night collapsing of the bridge. According to County Commissioner Tom Stephens, the bridge, which is several decades old, most likely collapsed due to high rushing waters, which must recede before cleanup crews can go in and remove the damaged concrete. No injuries have been reported as a result of the collapsing.
Following a vehicle stop near Canalou on March 23rd, a man from Morehouse, MO was arrested and charged with three counts of controlled substance possession. The New Madrid County Sheriff's Office, Brian D. Lynch was stopped by a deputy and appeared to be nervous. He gave the deputy permission to search the vehicle, and various types of drugs were found. He was taken to the New Madrid County Jail, however was released later on a bond of $4,500.
Carlos Vargas-Aburto has been selected as the next president of Southeast Missouri State University and is scheduled to take over once current president Kenneth Dobbins retires on July 1st. Now, a transition team consisting of 15 people has been formed whose purpose will be to assist Vargas-Aburto whenever he takes over the responsibilities of president. The team consists of thirteen faculty, staff, and students, along with board of regents' secretary Brady Barke and economics professor Willie Redmond.