Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety news

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.

GPPC 14

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.

Going Public: A Conversation on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Dec 6, 2016
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.

Going Public: A Conversation on Race and Policing in America

Oct 14, 2016
Courtesy of Jacob King

Sparked by the shooting deaths of African American men by police officers, emerged both the “Black Lives Matter” and “Blue Lives Matter” movements. Both movements triggered a national conversation on the state of policing and race in America. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with the Dr. Raleigh Blasdell, an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Southeast to talk about it.

Pages