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4:07 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Two In Custody In Connection To Southeast Student Murder

Bobby Christman was a sophomore at Southeast Missouri State University.
Submitted photo.

Two suspects in the murder of Bobby Christman have been arrested.

Christman, a Southeast student who was murdered on Jan. 11, was a sophomore public relations major and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

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Business
11:40 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Cape Girardeau Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market To Open On Wednesday

Jacob McCleland KRCU

A new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is opening in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, Jan. 28.The store is located at 2021 Independence St. and will feature a bakery, a self-serve deli and a drive-thru pharmacy. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

“The Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is all about providing customers an affordable grocery option close to where they live or work,” said store manager James Dodd. “We offer customers similar offerings that Supercenter does, but an easier way to get in and out, saving customers time and money.”

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Education
7:49 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Cape Girardeau Public Schools Send $20M Bond Issue To Voters

If approved by voters, the Cape Girardeau Central Junior Hall will undergo a major renovation.
Jacob McCleland KRCU

Cape Girardeau voters will have a chance to approve a new $20 million bond issue on April 7 that will bring a second round of renovations to the Cape Girardeau Public School district.

If approved, the no-tax increase bond issue will include a major renovation of the junior high building, new heating and air conditioning infrastructure throughout the district and an addition to the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center.

The school board approved the resolution at its meeting last week.

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Harvest Public Media
11:53 am
Tue January 20, 2015

What Farming Fish 'Organically' Could Mean

Troutdale farmhand Vince Orcutt empties rainbow trout into baskets to be taken into the processing room in Gravois Mills, Mo.
Kristofor Husted Harvest Public Media

When it comes to organic certification, there are strict guidelines for food producers to follow. Think about an organic steak. The cow it came from has to be raised on organic feed. The feed mix can’t be produced with pesticides, chemical fertilizers or genetic engineering.

Now, the U.S. Department of Agriculture in considering a set of rules for organic farmed fish. The problem is several consumer groups say the recommended rules don’t go far enough to meet the strict standards of other organic foods.

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Harvest Public Media
2:42 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Ag Industry At Odds Over Pesticide Studied In Bee Deaths

Seed distributor Seth Ricketts says his warehouse will be busy in the spring when farmers line up to buy truckloads of corn and soybean seeds.
Kristofor Husted Harvest Public Media

A class of pesticides commonly used on Midwest farm fields that have been linked to the destruction of bee colonies may not be as effective against corn and soybean pests as many once thought, according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report.

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