Category Archives: Local Headlines

Seventy- Four Pounds on Marijuana Found in Vehicle in Stoddard County

Law enforcement in Stoddard County made a sizeable drug bust Thursday, March 4. Approximately 74 pounds of marijuana and $7,900 in cash was seized from a vehicle on Highway 60 near Grayridge, Missouri. Deputies say , Jack E. Schmerber Jr., 31 of Dexter, was driving the vehicle back from California and was headed to a…read more »

Armed Robbery under Investigation in Sikeston

Police are investigating a strong-armed robbery report in Sikeston. bout 12:05 a.m. Feb. 26, an officer with Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to DPS headquarters in reference to an assault and robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, the officer make contact with the male complainant who was limping and appeared to be upset,…read more »

Southeast’s Harrison College of Business and Computing Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

The Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing (HCBC) at Southeast Missouri State University has been reaccredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Established in 1916, AACSB is the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business to create the next generation of great leaders. For…read more »

Missouri lawmakers move to forgive unemployment overpayments

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Thousands of Missourians would be off the hook for repaying federal unemployment benefits the state wrongly awarded them under a state bill gaining traction. House lawmakers voted 157-3 in favor of forgiving the federal portion of unemployment overpayments owed by Missourians. The state’s Labor Department doled out $146 million in unemployment…read more »

Police Arrest Juvenile for Lighting Gas Fires in Cape Girardeau

A juvenile was taken into custody by the Cape Girardeau Police Department on Thursday night for allegedly starting two grass fires in the city. Police say the Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to a report of a grass fire in the 1600 block of Kingsway Drive. Shortly after, another grass fire was reported in the…read more »

Sikeston City Officials Planning New Reaction Amenities in City

A project with a price tag of $35 million has started in Sikeston with a focal point of providing residents and visitors both indoors and outdoors. City officials say they want to invest in what the local community wants. The Input from local residents is the  backbone of the master plan. Officials say they are hoping to…read more »

Police Arrest Pair of Armed Robbery Suspects

Two people were arrested in connection to an armed robbery in January. Peter J. Greenwood, 19, of Carbondale, and Jekiary T. Anderson, 21, of Carbondale were arrested for armed robbery. Greenwood was also charged with obstructing a peace officer. They were both taken to the Jackson County Jail. On January 30 around 2 p.m., Carbondale…read more »

SoutheastHEALTH Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

SoutheastHEALTH has been named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity CareHospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group, an…read more »

The Charleston R-1 Board of Education Votes to Raise Wages of Substitute Teachers

Members of the Charleston R-1 Board of Education recently voted to raise the substitute teacher pay during their meeting in February. All short term substitutes, who have a bachelor’s degree, had their pay increased  from $70 to $90 and non-degree substitutes had their pay increased to $85 from $66.50. In addition, Paraprofessionals, nurses, and secretaries, also had…read more »

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