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Authorities Are Investigating Fatal Fire

Nov 12, 2014
Cape Girardeau Fire Department / City of Cape Girardeau

The Missouri State Fire Marshal's office has taken over the investigation of the fire that took the life of a Cape Girardeau man.

James Stuart Weber was pronounced dead around 5:45 p.m., Monday. His parents found him in their garage after returning to their house on Big Bend Road. When Weber was unresponsive, they called 911 to provide medical attention, according to firefighter Andrew Juden.

It wasn’t until firefighters were on the scene that they discovered evidence of a fire.

MoDOT Prepares For Winter With Statewide Drill

Nov 4, 2014

Snow is not in the weather forecast yet but it is not too early for the Missouri Department of Transportation to prepare for winter storms. A statewide drill will be conducted on November 5 to test the readiness of MoDOT maintenance crews.

The point of the annual drill is to make sure every MoDOT employee knows what to do when snowstorms hit the weather forecast.

First of a two-part series.

Prison chaplains wear hope on their sleeves. Many talk about ex-prisoners who transform their lives in prison and, after release, become contributing citizens and good parents.

One of the chaplains, the Rev. Dietra Wise Baker said that most judges and others who work in the justice and corrections systems are “loving,” but the system is flawed.

Man Hospitalized After Cape Girardeau Shooting

Oct 27, 2014
Marine Perot / KRCU

One man is in the hospital after a shooting on south Middle Street in Cape Girardeau on Monday, Oct. 27.

At 3:05 p.m. officers from the Cape Girardeau Police Department responded to a 911 call reporting gunshots on the 500 block of S. Middle Street. Upon arrival, a male subject was found with multiple gunshot wounds and transported to a local hospital. He is currently in serious condition.

Tips For A Safe Halloween

Oct 26, 2014
EranB / Wikimedia Commons

Halloween is just days away and young trick or treaters are ready to put on their costumes and get some candy.

Darin Hickey is the public information officer of the Cape Girardeau Police Department. He says it is important for parents to know the neighborhood they trick or treat in. Hickey explains parents should know the route they will take, how safe the neighborhood is and what the traffic is like.