Southeast Missouri State University officials say water samples taken from the repaired city water main came back safe today, allowing the City of Cape Girardeau to restore full water supply to the campus this afternoon. Residence hall students are encouraged to return to campus on Monday. Classes will resume and offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The water main was repaired by 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, but the line could not be activated until city officials completed the mandatory testing and obtained safety approval.
An Oran area man is in custody for drug charges following what started as a burglary investigation. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter reports 29-year old Joshua Allen Freeman, of 3426 State Highway 91, was charged with the Class C Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance and the Class A Misdemeanor of Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia. Thursday around noon, officers were called to Freeman’s home for a possible burglary, but they found methamphetamine. Freeman gave permission to search and Deputies found a bag containing three glass pipes with a white residue, five straws with a white residue, 14 small plastic bags, five hypodermic needles, one small spoon with white residue, and one verification weight for a digital scale. He was transported to the Scott County Jail where he submitted a urine sample that tested positive for THC, methamphetamine and amphetamines. Two children, ages 2 and 7, were removed and turned over to a relative. Bond was set at $10,000.00 cash or surety.
The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is investigating what appears to be a severe beating. Shortly before 1:30 Thursday morning, DPS received a report from workers operating a solid waste collection truck of a man found in an alley between Greer Avenue and Matthews Avenue. Public Information Officer Captain Jim McMillen says Clint Jobe was lying on the ground, unconscious, and obviously injured. He was taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center for treatment and later taken to a hospital in Cape Girardeau for additional tests and medical exams.
The Sikeston R-6 Board of Education set its tax levy during a special session Thursday at the district's Central Office. During the public hearing, board members approved the new operating tax levy of $3.6025 per $100 valuation, which is slightly lower than the 2013-2014 levy. At the administration's recommendation, the debt service levy was maintained at 21 cents by the Board approving a 2-cent rollback. The total tax rate will be $3.8125.
A Dexter man is in custody, having admitted to at least 10 separate thefts from parked vehicles. Dexter Police Detective Cory Mills says the investigation started Tuesday when the theft of a black suitcase and several tools was reported from a car at the Dexter Inn. While on the scene, police found a 2015 Freightliner truck had sustained damage to the driver's door that was consistent with someone having tried to pry it open. The electrical system had also been damaged. This led to the discovery of third vehicle that had been broken into. After canvassing the area, Police found the suitcase and tool boxes inside a car on North Lewis Street. The car belonged to Daniel Hare, who admitted to stealing from 10 unlocked vehicles in the area of Dexter Inn and Brenda Lane. Hare was transported to the Stoddard County Jail, where he remains under a $50,000 bond.
As you prepare to celebrate the last holiday of summer, Labor Day, remember this weekend sees heavy volumes on the roads and with that construction zones. The Missouri Department of Transportation continues to have work zones around the state making improvements and repairs to the transportation system. The majority of construction work zones was taken down at noon today, and will be put back up mid-morning Tuesday. However, some work zones have lanes closed all the time that are unable to be reopened for the holiday weekend. MoDOT officials have a few tips if you hit the road this weekend: Wear your seatbelt; Don’t Text and Drive; Don’t tailgate; and Slow Down for Work Zones.
Did you know each year in the USA 3/4ths of a million children are in foster care? In our judicial circuit Court Appointed Special Advocates assist up to 2-hundred-20 kids each year. This takes volunteers and funding. The board members have put together the ever popular Speakeasy Soiree! Judy Cantoni tells KZIM KSIM the party starts at 6:30pm on Friday, September 26th at the Port Cape Yacht Club. Prepare to go back in time! "It's sort of a spin off of the roaring 20's when speakeasies were very very popular. It's a gathering of that sort of secretive back door you had to know the password to get in sort of thing! We try to remenisce and sort of replay that time." Wear a costume because there will be photo ops! Also you can partake in a short LIVE auction, music dancing, a cigar bar, whiskey tasting and more! Tickets are 50$ each and available at the CASA office or from any board member. 335-1726.
If you have gotten sedentary but would like to end the trend fear not! The Cape Parks and Recreation Department is offering a “Couch to 5K” series of classes to get you back up and moving again! Fitness and Wellness Coordinator Christine Paige tells KZIM KSIM this truly is for all fitness levels… "We have some people who start out at literally sitting on their couch to some who already do a competitive walk-run. And some who just want to some who just want to increase their running times. So it's a great program – we help everyone from learning how to run correctly, making sure their shoes are correct to accomplishing or increasing their goals." A lot of families do this together in a wide age variety. Some start just walking and then move to a faster pace but you can work up to whatever level you desire. This is an 8-week course beginning September 3rd and ending October 22nd. The group meets Mondays at Central Junior High School and Wednesdays at the Osage Center. Class times are 5:45 to 6:30pm. The cost is 32-dollars. Sign up at the Arena Building.
80-year old Charles Andrew Juden Jr., better known as Andy, died Thursday at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau, according to an obituary from Ford and Sons Funeral Home. Juden's father, a prominent downtown business owner, was instrumental in creating and maintaining the floodwall that has protected downtown Cape Girardeau since the late 1950s. In 1965, Andy Juden was elected to succeed his father as president of the Main Street Levee Improvement District. He served on the board until the city took over the district in 2008. Juden was an active community member serving on the Cape Special Road District board of trustees and letting the Cape Girardeau Police Department use his land for firearms training, qualification and testing. According to his obituary, Juden was an avid hunter and an active member of the Lions Club, Cape Girardeau Country Club and Elks Club.
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