City of Cape Girardeau

Parks and Recreation Department, City of Cape Girardeau

This Saturday is Earth Day, and the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its annual Friends of the Parks Day and Great Cape Cleanup. Parks Division Manager, Brock Davis, says they’ll be beautifying the entire city, come rain or shine.


Brock explained, “Our central location is Capaha Park; that’s where a lot of our projects will be hosted. We do projects on Broadway, downtown, we’ll be scattered all the way to the Jaycee golf course, the Osage Center, Cape Splash, pretty much all over.”


Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

Starting this month downtown Cape Girardeau will see more police officers patrolling the streets, thanks to a partnership between the Downtown Cape Girardeau Community Improvement District and the city of Cape Girardeau. KRCU’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson, spoke with Cape Girardeau police Chief, Wes Blair, about the impact this will have on the community.

Lewis-Thompson: So why did you all put additional policing on the streets in downtown Cape?

Red Star Residents Hopeful For Neighborhood Revival

Feb 10, 2015
Jay Forness / KRCU

The Red Star community held its second meeting for the Cape Girardeau Neighborhood Development Initiative on Tuesday night.

Residents nominated community leaders and picked the name, Red Star Neighborhood Revival, for their association. Over twenty people attended the meeting at the Red Star Baptist Activity Center, growing from their first meeting last month.

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.

Campus Water Main Fixed But Testing Still Underway

Aug 28, 2014
Jami Black / KRCU

The broken water main under Southeast Missouri State University is now repaired. Crews finished repair work at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27.

The crews connected alternative water main sources to the campus and its residential neighbors.

Currently, the line cannot be activated.  City officials are testing water samples to be approved by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, which could take until late Friday or early Saturday.  

The water will remain at its current pressure until that time.