• Wainwright exits early, Cards lose 7-2
    ST. LOUIS (Jennifer Langosch, MLB.com) -- It was as atypical a start as there has been in some time for Adam Wainwright, who self-destructed in a fifth inning that cost the Cardinals their series opener against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. En route to a 7-2 victory in front of 43,623 fans at Busch Stadium, the Rays chased Wainwright during a five-run fifth in which Tampa Bay tallied only two hits. Wainwright provided the rest of the assistance, committing a fielding error, walking three and hitting one in his first outing since starting the All-Star Game. A "train wreck" was how the ...
  • Cape Fire Dept. supports 1/8-cent sales tax
    The Cape Girardeau Fire Department has backed the 1/8-cent sales tax voters in Cape will vote to pass for 21 years. 10 years ago the tax was first enacted, and since has raised $10 million for the city, most of it for fire and police. Cape City Council is likely to place the vote on the November ballot.
  • Jackson Comm. Center receives FEMA approval
    The Jackson Community Center entered Phase II on Tuesday as the city announced FEMA approved funding for the Tornado Safe Room. 4 months ago the city requested additional funding for the construction of the safe room, needing more funds than when the original grant was submitted - the grant went from $2.4 million to $3.3 million. Building permits have been processed and are ready to be issued, with the city of Jackson optimistic a groundbreaking ceremony will take place in October.
  • Perryville policeman fired over fraud
    In Perryville, Brad Pitts, a police officer, has been fired after an investigation of fraud, according to the police chief. Few details are known, but the Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating the situation after a complaint was filed by the Perry County Prosecuting Attorney. Pitts tried to run for city marshal that serves as police chief this year, but owed $32 in delinquent property taxes and was disqualified. No criminal charges have been filed.
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