Latest Cape Girardeau News

Missouri newspaper trims print publication during crisis

Mar. 24, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — The Southeast Missourian newspaper in Cape Girardeau is temporarily suspending three days of print publication, citing the economic impact of the coronavirus. Publisher Jon Rust said in Monday's edition that the newspaper will be printed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, but the...

Southeast Missouri hires K-State's Korn as hoops coach

Mar. 23, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Southeast Missouri hired Kansas State assistant Brad Korn as its new basketball coach Monday. Korn had spent the past five seasons with the Wildcats, the past four as an assistant coach, helping the school to three NCAA Tournament appearances and a share of the Big 12...

$265M dicamba verdict could give other lawsuits victories

Feb. 28, 2020 1:01 AM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A $265 million verdict here against two global agribusiness giants last weekend has now created another legal headache for the companies, building a “road map” to victory for dozens of other suits alleging the weedkiller dicamba damaged their crops, lawyers say. At...

Wallace carries E. Illinois over SE Missouri 72-70

Feb. 27, 2020 11:55 PM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Josiah Wallace had 29 points as Eastern Illinois picked up its first conference road win, edging Southeast Missouri 72-70 on Thursday night. Marvin Johnson added 11 points for the Panthers (15-14, 8-9 Ohio Valley Conference), who survived a last-second shot after Shareef Smith...

Retired Catholic priest charged in Missouri with sex abuse

Feb. 19, 2020 4:24 PM EST

A retired Catholic priest has been charged in Missouri with multiple counts of child sexual abuse stemming from a statewide investigation of abuse by Catholic priests. Seventy-six-year-old Frederick Lutz, of Springfield, was charged Tuesday with forcible sodomy, sexual abuse and two counts of statutory sodomy....

Recent Missouri editorials

Feb. 18, 2020 9:00 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Feb. 14 The shortest-tenured Missouri governor in modern history is taking a victory lap after the long-awaited conclusion of the campaign finance complaint against him found “there were no reasonable grounds to believe that a violation exists under existing Missouri law” for...

Missouri farm awarded $265M in suit against BASF and Bayer

Feb. 15, 2020 3:12 PM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A jury on Saturday awarded $265 million in punitive damages to a southeastern Missouri peach farmer who argued that weedkiller dicamba that had drifted onto his orchards from other farms had severely damaged his trees — an award that could bode well for other farmers suing...

Jury awards Missouri farmer $15 million for dicamba damage

Feb. 14, 2020 7:13 PM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri peach grower was awarded $15 million in actual damages Friday in his lawsuit alleging the weedkiller dicamba severely damaged his orchards. Bill Bader, of Campbell, sued Bayer and BASF, alleging they were responsible for damage at Bader Farms, one of the...

Hogan scores 21 plus game-winner in dramatic SEMO rally

Feb. 14, 2020 12:01 AM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Skyler Hogan scored a season-high 21 points plus the game-winner, Alex Caldwell added 14, including seven in the final 36 seconds and Southeast Missouri edged past UT Martin 74-72 for a comeback win on Thursday night. Sage Tolbert added 16 points with nine rebounds for Southeast...

3 charged in Missouri banquet hall shooting that wounded 5

Feb. 12, 2020 12:26 PM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Three convicted felons have been charged in a southwest Missouri banquet hall shooting that left five people wounded. Cape Girardeau police said in a tweet that 25-year-old Jaquavion Anderson and 25-year-old Myron Andrews have been taken into custody, but that 23-year-old...