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The Cape Girardeau Police Department recently moved from their previous location on Sprigg Street to their new headquarters located at 2530 Maria Louise Lane. Open houses have now been scheduled for the public to view the police department’s new home.

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We talk with Brian Gerau about the “Keep Jackson Safe” initiative that will be on the April 3 ballot. It proposes a half-cent sales tax to complete enhancements to Jackson’s public safety.

Gerau is the Executive Director of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and the treasurer for "Keep Jackson Safe."

For more information about the initiative, visit 

Southeast Athletics

This week’s Two Minute Drill is the second in a four-part Cindy Gannon Walk for Women series, highlighting the accomplishments of our women student-athletes and coaches.

Senior pitcher Madeline Krumrey went over 300 career strikeouts as the Southeast Missouri softball team swept Indiana State in a doubleheader Tuesday, March 13, at the Southeast Softball Complex, the first home games for the Redhawks this season.

2-4-6-8 Who do we appreciate? Maybe not the cheerleaders. Many of them are often told that cheering is not a real sport.  

In 2016, The International Olympic Committee gave cheerleading provisional recognition and a new breed of competitive cheerleading, called STUNT, has been created as part of the NCAA’s emerging sports initiative. If those governing bodies’ acknowledgements of the sport don’t convince you, maybe the fact the rates of severe injuries from cheerleading are similar to other high school sports, will.

Missouri Department of Conservation

You can now bid on items from the Missouri Department of Conservation year-round and online.

MDC’s semiannual, live auctions that took place in June and October in Salem, MO have been replaced by an auction site used for government agencies. They are now selling department-used vehicles, boats, motors, farm equipment, and more on the 24/7 website.

MDC news services coordinator, Joe Jerek says it was a combination of online shopping convenience, time savings, and cost-effectiveness that pushed them to make the move.