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Child Struck Violently While Dancing in Cape Girardeau

On Friday, July 3rd at 11:40 PM a 12 year-old male was peacefully dancing and performing with his dance instructor and a fellow student in the downtown area of Cape Girardeau on a Main Street sidewalk near Independence Street. It was at this time and location that a dark-colored sports utility vehicle stopped abruptly in…read more »

Governor Parson Signs HB 2046 Expanding Licensing Reciprocity in the State of Missouri

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 2046 expanding license reciprocity provisions in the state of Missouri. Currently in Missouri, license reciprocity is only allowed if the license held is from a state with substantially similar or greater requirements for licensure. HB 2046 changes this requirement to a minimum educational standard. The legislation also removes exemptions for…read more »

Governor Parson Signs SB 599 Providing Additional Flexibility for the Missouri FIRST Program

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed SB 599 modifying provisions relating to the Missouri State Treasurer’s Office linked deposit program, Missouri FIRST. Through Missouri FIRST, the Treasurer’s Office invests in Missouri small businesses, agriculture, and governmental entities. The Treasurer’s Office partners with qualified lending institutions to provide low-interest loans to help grow and expand economic opportunity. SB…read more »

Juvenile Arrested After Police Chase

On July 4 at 5 a.m. a Metropolis Officer observed a gray Chevrolet pick-up truck enter the Sport’s Park on Metropolis Street in a reckless manner. He then observed the vehicle doing “donuts” in the parking lot. The vehicle then sped off onto 19th Street and onto Old Marion Road. The driver lost control and went into the ditch.…read more »

Route AA in Cape Girardeau County Closed for Bridge Replacement

Route AA in Cape Girardeau County will be closed as contractor crews replace the Caney Fork bridge near Daisy, Missouri. This section of roadway is located between County Road 475 and County Road 477. Weather permitting; work will begin Monday, June 20, with completion anticipated Thursday, Oct. 8.  This bridge is included in Gov. Mike…read more »

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Nationals, Astros cancel workouts over virus testing delays

WASHINGTON (AP) — Baseball’s two World Series teams canceled workouts Monday because of coronavirus testing delays that one executive worried could endanger the season. The defending champion Washington Nationals and reigning American League champion Houston Astros each called off training camp practices after not receiving test results from Friday. The cancellations come amid delays around…read more »

MVP plaque presenters to discuss Landis’ name on MLB trophy

NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball organization that presents the annual MVP awards will consider whether the name of former commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis should be pulled from future plaques. “The issue is being addressed,” Jack O’Connell, longtime secretary-treasurer of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, said Wednesday. “It will definitely be put up for…read more »

Cards replace Yanks as White Sox opponent at Field of Dreams

NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have replaced the New York Yankees as the opponent for the Chicago White Sox in the Field of Dreams game on Aug. 13 at Dyersville, Iowa. The schedule change caused by the new coronavirus pandemic meant the White Sox no longer play the Yankees this season. The…read more »

MLB players begin reporting for tests as first workouts near

(AP)-Yoán Moncada has spent the past couple of months working out in what he called a “controlled and limited environment” in Florida, where the White Sox slugger could continue to get at-bats while protecting himself from the coronavirus. That’s a good description of the environment that greeted him upon his return to Chicago. Players began…read more »

NFL cutting preseason in half, pushing back start

The NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following a virtual offseason made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the league…read more »

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