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The annual ham and bean day is coming up next week at the American Legion!

October 31, 2014 General No Comments

If you like home cooking the best event of the year is back. The American Legion Post 63 is hosting the annual ham and bean day on Thursday November (the) 6th. Spokesman Monte Kyle tells KZIM KSIM they are serving up some seriously yummy food!

Money raised goes to the veterans at the state home and their families as well as short term financial assistance to other veterans. You can get a discount on a purchase of a book of ten tickets by calling 335-4568. Carry outs are available during service hours from 11am to 7pm. The post is at 2731 Thomas Drive in Cape. Hot dogs are available for kids.

A local group says NO on Proposition 3 to amend the constitution on standardized tests for teacher evaluations…

October 31, 2014 Local No Comments

Proposition 3 is getting a lot of media attention as groups in opposition sing from the mountain tops of its unfair nature to teachers. In a nutshell it would remove local power on education and move it to the state and federal legislature. At least 51% of evaluations for tenure or raises would be tied to standardized test scores – costing each school district nearly 1.3 million dollars. Teachers would be asked to signed contracts for three years or less and would not be allowed to organize. The local group No On 3 is taking a stand. Chairman David Larson tells KZIM KSIM they contacted 151 of the 152 superintendents in our area and got some pretty clear results…

Larson cited another study that showed 72% of superintendents statewide have said no to this amendment passing. Local chambers of commerce and school boards are also in opposition. Proposition 3 will be on the November 4th ballot.

Horror flick

October 31, 2014 Local, State No Comments

A horror movie is being shot in the town of New Hamburg. The producer and writer lives in L.A., but grew up in the southeast Missouri. The plot includes a little girl who is possessed. Producer David Dittlinger chose a house on Highway 234. Southeast Missouri State University and Southern Illinois University students will be assisting. The movie,  “Abbey Grace,” will be out next year. It will be available on Amazon and iTunes.

Man pleads guilty to attacking colleague with box cutter

October 31, 2014 Local No Comments

Southeast Missourian

An Arkansas man pleaded guilty this week to attacking a colleague with a box cutter outside a Cape Girardeau hotel. 40-year old Robert L. Brewer of Jonesboro, Arkansas, originally had been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action in connection with the Aug. 7 attack. According to a probable-cause statement officers arrived at Drury Lodge to find the victim holding a blood-soaked towel to the left side of his face and neck. The victim had one-half to one-inch-deep lacerations to his neck; face; right shoulder; and left thigh. The victim and Brewer got into an argument and Brewer slashed the victim with a folding box cutter. Brewer waived his Miranda rights and eventually admitted to cutting the victim, saying he did so in self-defense after the victim put him in a choke hold. Brewer pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree assault. Prosecutors dropped the armed criminal action charge.
Sentencing is set for Dec. 8.

Caruthersville man arrested on sex charges

October 31, 2014 Local, State No Comments

Standard Democrat

A Caruthersville man was arrested Wednesday on sex-related charges in Pemiscot County.
Officers from the Caruthersville Police Department arrested 37-year old Roberto Slaughter of Caruthersville on a warrant for three counts of first-degree statutory rape, first-degree statutory sodomy, two counts of second-degree statutory rape and tampering or attempted tampering with a victim or witness in a felony prosecution. His bond was set at $200,000.

State agency backs effort to repair flood zone

October 31, 2014 Local, State No Comments

Standard Democrat

Missouri’s top emergency management official will back Mississippi County’s attempts to get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fix county roads it destroyed. Director of the State Emergency Management Agency, Ron Walker says SEMA is willing to help and is in agreement. Since May 2011, when the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway was activated by the corps, county officials have been asking corps officials to repair roads in the northeast part of the county near Birds Point, damaged first by floodwater and then by trucks and heavy equipment working to restore the levee.

Southeast Construction Management students finish third in competition

October 31, 2014 Local No Comments

Southeast Missourian

Six students in the Construction Management Organization at Southeast Missouri State University finished third at the Associated Schools of Construction Competition on Oct. 22 through 25 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Southeast competed in ASC’s Region 4, which includes 15 member schools in seven states from Missouri north through the Dakotas. Competition took place in four divisions: commercial building, design-build, heavy-civil and residential. The six students are a part of the commercial division team of Construction Management Organization are Justin Breig of St. Mary, Missouri; Jared Bush-Howe of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri; Tyler Johnson of Perryville, Missouri; Jeff Krus of Arnold, Missouri; Blake Pobst of Sikeston, Missouri; and Josh Schindele of Cape Girardeau. Instructor of industrial and engineering technology at Southeast and coach of the group, Kevin McMeel says ASC is an association of colleges and universities that have a construction education program, typically construction management or construction engineering, Of 500 points possible, the Southeast team finished with 421.10 points, Iowa State University was second with 430.50 points, and Missouri State University won with 445.80 points.

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Ramon Herrera, 33, a New Mexico man who was arrested for burglary after using a toilet during a robbery and leaving DNA in it.
Police were investigating a home burglary that netted $250,000 in jewelry and they initially had no leads to go on.
When they entered the bathroom they noticed urine in the toilet and sent it to the lab.
Tests came back to a DNA sample they had on file for Herrera, who was arrested a day later.


An Aurora, Colorado man who ended up running over himself while fumbling with a cigarette.
The unidentified man was backing the vehicle out of his driveway while lighting a cigarette.
The man thought he dropped his cigarette down the front of his jacket, so he opened the driver’s door and jumped out.
However, vehicle continued to move backwards, knocking him over, and the front tire rolled over his head.
The man was rushed to a local hospital, where police said he was in a critical condition but likely to survive.


Yvette Nicholas, a New Jersey teacher who had her license suspended for mocking a student’s name online.
Officials did not disclose the name, but they did supply several Facebook posts from Nicholas.
Nichols admitted posting comments such as, “I want to ask the parents if I can change it,” and, “I still can’t get over the student’s name!”
She added, “How do you think I feel when I have to address him???? I literally can’t stop laughing! I have to go all year with this!”
Nicholas eventually agreed that ridiculing the student’s name was immature and she’s resigned from her job.

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