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Last night, the Cape Girardeau Neighborhood Development Initiative held a community meeting at Shawnee Park Center to improve Cape Girardeau’s Southside. Residents brainstormed and gave feedback to city officials and the non-profit organization, Authentic Voices, on their experiences living in Ward 2, and what changes they want to see.

 

South Cape resident Shelly Moore said she wants Cape Girardeau to become one, especially for the well-being of the youth.

 

City of Jackson

 

March weather is making its way through the Midwest, leaving residents to plan for their safety. If you’re worried about where to go during a severe storm, a tornado safe room in Jackson is there to help.

 

Constructed in 2016, the Jackson Civic Center tornado safe room is designed to hold 1,190 people and to withstand an EF-5 blast of wind, approximately 250 mph. Jackson Parks and Recreation director Shane Anderson says that when a tornado watch is issued, the safe room is opened and available to the public.

Former Cape Girardeau police officer, Jason McDonald was indicted by a federal grand jury in Cape Girardeau for possession of child pornography. McDonald worked for the Cape Girardeau Police Department for five years before resigning in August of 2014.

According to the department’s public information officer Sgt. Adam Glueck, the department became aware of the of the federal investigation after McDonald’s resignation.

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Dec 6, 2016

 We're talking about domestic violence and sexual assault, with Molly Wilhelm, the Education and Community Impact Coordinator at Safe House for Women. The conversation of sexual assault has started back up on college campuses, as a result of high profile incidents like the Brock Turner case, where the former Stanford swimmer sexually assaulted an unconscious woman. Recently, Southeast Missouri State University and KRCU hosted a forum for students and the community to talk more about this issue.

Courtesy of Molly Wilhelm

We're talking about domestic violence and sexual assault, with Molly Wilhelm, the Education and Community Impact Coordinator at Safe House for Women. The conversation of sexual assault has started back up on college campuses, as a result of high profile incidents like the Brock Turner case, where the former Stanford swimmer sexually assaulted an unconscious woman. Recently, Southeast Missouri State University and KRCU hosted a forum for students and the community to talk more about this issue.

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