Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety news

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
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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.

Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Scheduled Thursday

Oct 15, 2014
Great Shakeout / Shakeout

Millions of people will participate in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills on Thursday, October 16. Several institutions in Cape Girardeau County are participating to the Great Central U.S. Shakeout scheduled for 10:16 a.m.

The event aims at preparing families and organizations to survive and recover from big earthquakes and practice how to “drop, cover and hold on” during such natural events. This protocol consists of dropping to the ground, taking cover by getting under a desk or table, and holding on until the earth stops shaking.

Illinois State Police

Clifford Williams Sr. has been arrested and is facing multiple charges after he confessed to killing his wife at Birds Point New Madrid Levee in Mississippi County, Mo.  

According to the probable cause statement, Williams contacted the Illinois State Police on Sunday and stated he was going to turn himself in to the Charleston police.