Missouri Gov. Greitens calls special legislative session on Noranda smeltering plant

Missouri lawmakers will return to Jefferson City next week to consider legislation aimed at boosting the chances that the southeast MissouriNoranda aluminum smelter plant will reopen and that a new steel plant will be built. Gov. Eric Greitens made the announcement Thursday in a news release. The session will begin at 4 p.m. Monday.

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Redhawk Men Win OVC Outdoor Track & Field Championship

Southeast Missouri's men's track and field team captured its second straight Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship on Saturday, May13, 2017 at the conference meet held in Oxford, Alabama. The Redhawk men collected a staggering 182 points throughout the dominant weekend, while second-place Belmont came in with just 138 points.

The victory is the third outdoor championship for the men in the past four years. Head coach Eric Crumpecker was also named men's outdoor head coach...

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Jackson Road, Cape Girardeau. 1864
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Missouri’s Real Estate Market Shows Signs Of Life

Oct 1, 2012
A for sale sign in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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Missouri real estate sales were up by 13 percent in August, as compared to August 2011. That’s according to a new report from the Missouri Association of Realtors.

August marked the eighth consecutive month that sales had increased year-over-year.

Missouri Association of Realtors CEO Russ Cofano says sale prices were decreasing early this year, but began to increase since the springtime.

New Evidence In 1988 Kansas City Firefighter Explosion Case

Oct 1, 2012
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Lawyers representing some of the people convicted of setting off an explosion that killed six Kansas City firefighters in 1988, say they’ve uncovered new evidence that suggests others were at least partially responsible for the tragedy, and the people convicted are innocent.

Attorney Cheryl Pilate says some of the new evidence comes from eyewitness accounts that prosecutors didn’t have in the original investigation.  She’s calling for the US Attorney in Western Missouri to reopen the case, with subpoena power.

Midwest Dairies Debate Cow Tail Docking As Industry Moves To Phase Out Practice

Sep 28, 2012
Here, a cow with a docked tail stands alongside a cow with a tail whose switch has been trimmed at Foremost Dairy in Columbia, Mo. The dairy, which does not dock tails, acquired several cows with docked tails for a research project.
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Many people who haven’t stepped foot on a dairy might think milking a cow is a sort of Emersonian back-to-the land moment, where a milker bonds with his or her cow while communing with nature. Just milk her for a while and voilà: fresh, creamy milk. But the truth is, milking can be a very dirty job.

Ag Officials Expand Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

Sep 28, 2012
A male emerald ash borer
USDA Agricultural Research Service

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is expanding its quarantine to halt the spread of a beetle that destroys ash trees.

The invasive species known as the Emerald Ash Borer spreads by hitching a ride on firewood, so the quarantine regulates the movement of ash wood products.

The Emerald Ash Borer was first found in southeast Missouri’s Wayne County in 2008, and pretty much stayed put until this summer, when agriculture officials discovered the half-inch long beetle in neighboring Madison and Reynolds Counties, as well as Platte County near Kansas City.

Cape Girardeau police cannot enforce a city ordinance that bans placing handbills on windshields. The Southeast Missourian's Scott Moyers reports federal judge John Ross issued the preliminary injunction after the Ku Klux Klan sued the city, citing infringement of free speech. 

Electric Cars Buzz Through Cape Girardeau

Sep 28, 2012

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - The second annual Electric Car Conversion Convention began this Thursday in Cape Girardeau.

Enthusiasts from across the globe gathered in the Show Me Center to show off their battery operated cars, trucks, and even boats.

According to convention producers, they expect to have forty-five cars on display this year: twice the turnout of last year.

Jack Rickard is the producer of the convention. He says they expect to see nearly 200 people from 12 countries.

Crew Return Birds Point Center Crevasse To 55 Feet

Sep 27, 2012
Aerial image of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway during the flood of 2011.
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WYATT, MO (KRCU) - Construction crews completed Phase One work at the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway center crevasse on Tuesday. Phase One brings the levee back up to 55 feet on the gage at Cairo, Illinois. 

Army Corps of Engineers Spokesperson Jim Pogue says the upper crevasse should be returned to 55 feet by the end of this week, while Phase One on the lower crevasse will be complete by November. 

Still No Decision In Union’s Case Against Illinois Closure Plans

Sep 27, 2012
Signs dot lawns throughout southern Illinois, urging Governor Pat Quinn to keep the Tamms Correctional Center Open.
Jacob McCleland / KRCU

CAIRO, IL (KRCU/The Cairo Citizen) - Lawyers from the state of Illinois and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) concluded three days of hearings Wednesday in Alexander County Court.

 Judge Charles Cavaness did not issue a decision.

 AFSCME is seeking a permanent injunction to block the state from transferring inmates from the Tamms Correctional Center, Dwight Correctional Center and other facilities in Illinois.

In the early 1990s, Michael Franti led the influential and provocative band The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. The band was political, sometimes angry and the furthest thing from being a hit-maker. But in 2009, Franti did in fact score a hit with a song called "Say Hey." It reached the Billboard Top 20. Though his sound may have changed, his message hasn't.

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Left Of The Dial #347 - Lost Like You

This week we'll hear new music from Algiers, the Atlanta band that melds themes and genres of the U.S. south into uneasy soul music. Lead singer Franklin James Fisher told The Mothership that he once heard "that you don't know what real power is until you're on the wrong side of it." That idea is at the forefront of their latest album, which is titled The Underside of Power . The Decemberists, who have long embraced the tragedy and epic lore of British folk music have a found a soulmate in...

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Streaming Services Put Female Characters At The Center With 'Anne' And 'Dick'

On Friday, two different streaming services present the first seasons of new drama series. Both are based on novels written by women, both have female characters squarely at their center — and both come to TV with accomplished women producers overseeing their adaptations. One of them, on Amazon, is a fairly modern story, with Jill Soloway , the creator of Amazon's groundbreaking Transparent , adapting Chris Kraus' provocatively titled 1997 novel, I Love Dick. The other, a Netflix co...

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