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The Cape Girardeau Police Department has decided to utilize body cameras for their officers on-duty. KRCU’s Lindsey Grojean spoke with public information officer Sergeant Rick Schmidt about the benefits the cameras will have on their department, the community, and the officers themselves.

 

So what pushed the police department in their decision to utilize body cameras with on-duty officers?

Courtesy of the Humane Society of the United States

Last week, a gas chamber used for euthanization at the animal shelter in Malden was demolished. It was one of five known gas chambers left in the entire state.

Amanda Good, the Missouri Director for the Humane Society of the United States, said two months ago, an advocate contacted the Humane Society about the shelter’s new leadership and their interest in getting rid of the gas chamber using the available $3,000 grant it had turned down two years prior.

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The Perryville Police Department and the Coalition for Heroin and Opioid Prevention is hosting an open forum on the city’s growing heroin and opioid overdose epidemic. This year alone, the police department has made 30 heroin and prescription drug abuse related arrests. While resident will have a chance to voice their concerns, public information officer, Cpl. Geri Cain says, the department will share what they’re doing to combat the issue.

 

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Repairs began Monday on a water main in downtown Cape Girardeau that broke and was repaired over Memorial Day weekend. But a quality renovation was pushed back to avoid summer traffic and the Fourth of July holiday.

 

City engineer, Casey Brunke, says as they replace the asphalt-patched street with concrete, they’ll also install a stronger pipe.

 

A report released by the Missouri State Highway Patrol found that the number of traffic fatalities over the fourth of July holiday nearly tripled from last year’s counting period.

 

Sergeant Clark Parrott, Public Information Officer of MSHP’s Troop E, says 494 traffic accidents were reported across the state, which resulted in 14 fatalities.

 

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