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Government
7:22 am
Thu July 25, 2013

IDOT Seeks Public Input For Interstate Project 1

Officials from the Illinois Department of Transportation, or IDOT , met with members of the public Wednesday evening at Shawnee Community College to discuss the potential Interstate 66 corridor.

The interstate highway would run from Interstate 55 in Missouri to Interstate 24, near Paducah.

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Politics
7:37 am
Fri June 21, 2013

IL Congressman Enyart Disappointed In House Farm Bill Defeat

Illinois Congressman Bill Enyart was one of only 24 Democrats who voted in favor of the U.S. House’s failed Farm Bill yesterday. Enyart represents Illinois’s 12th congressional district, which spans from Alton to Cairo. Enyart supported the bill despite some misgivings.

Enyart, who sits on the House Agriculture Committee, opposed the House bill’s two billion dollars of annual cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps.

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Crime
9:29 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Clay Waller Confesses To Jacque Waller's Murder, Gets 20 Years

Laura Simon Southeast Missourian

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 10:40 am

Clay Waller pled guilty to the murder of his wife, Jacque Waller, in Cape Girardeau County Court on Thursday, bringing a bittersweet end to one of the most high-profile murder cases in recent Cape Girardeau history.

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Society
2:24 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Southeast Missouri State University Provost Recalls Boston Marathon Explosions

Credit Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University provost Dr. Ron Rosati was one of at least five Cape Girardeau-area runners who raced in Monday’s Boston Marathon. Tragedy struck the race when two explosive devices killed three people and injured more than 170.

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Sports
3:14 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Redhawks And Salukis Hope To Play Football At Busch Stadium

Credit Kevin Ward / Wikimedia Commons/Flickr

Busch Stadium in St. Louis may be filled with chants for the Redhawks and Salukis this fall. Southeast Missouri State University and Southern Illinois University hope to play the first football game ever at the new stadium.

The universities are still finalizing plans to play a football game in St. Louis on September 21.

Both Southeast and SIU have large alum populations in St. Louis. Southeast athletic director Mark Alnutt says that’s what makes SIU a good opponent at Busch Stadium.

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Environment
3:29 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

National Weather Service Plans Change to Emergency Alert Wording

The National Weather Service plans to tweak its wording in weather warnings in April.

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Politics
12:47 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Missouri 8th District US Rep Jo Ann Emerson Resigns

Missouri’s 8th District US Representative Jo Ann Emerson submitted her letter of resignation to Governor Jay Nixon and House speaker John Boehner today. The 8th district includes 27 of the state’s south-east and south-central counties. Now, Nixon must call for a special election to fill out the remainder of Emerson’s term.

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Politics
11:43 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Candidates To Replace Emerson Tout Conservative Bonafides

Credit Jacob McClelland

Missouri's 8th Congressional District includes  the 27 counties that make up the southeast and south central part of the state. Current Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson is resigning from her long-held post.

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U.S.
4:54 am
Sun January 13, 2013

Army Corps' Options Dwindle Along With Mississippi River

An excavator perched on a barge removes rocks from the Mississippi River in Thebes Ill.
Seth Perlman AP

Originally published on Sun January 13, 2013 5:16 pm

Every day this month, the Army Corps of Engineers is working hard to deepen the Mississippi River's shipping channel in an effort to keep navigation open between St. Louis and Cairo, Ill.

Water levels are forecast to remain high enough through January to float loaded barges, but some say the only way to keep the river open next month will be to release water from the Missouri River.

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