Cape Girardeau

Two areas in southeast Missouri having trouble containing the spread of COVID-19 are hosting community testing events.

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Cape Girardeau Co. Public Health Center

Health officials are sending out a warning about the sustained widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in Cape Girardeau County.

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Cape Girardeau Police

Authorities are looking for a southeast Missouri man who is accused of punching a 12-year-old street performer in the head in an attack that was captured on Facebook Live and has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

Cape Girardeau To Conduct COVID-19 Study

May 8, 2020
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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri is conducting a study to help determine many residents have had COVID-19.

The study will involve performing an antibody test on about 2,000 residents in the county. Participants will be selected after filling out an online survey with questions about themselves and any symptoms they may have had.

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Andrew Hyatt's Facebook page

The son of an emergency room doctor in Cape Girardeau is doing what he can to help protect his father from COVID-19.

Saxony Lutheran High School senior Andrew Hyatt built an intubation box for his dad to use while working on patients.

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Cape Girardeau Police

Cape Girardeau Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the structure fire at the Islam Center.

Cape Girardeau County reported its first death from COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center says the victim was a resident in their 80's. No further details are being provided at this time due to privacy laws.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Missouri has jumped by nearly 300, even as calls for a statewide stay-at-home mandate increased.

The state health department said Tuesday 14 people have died and 1,327 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.

SEMO to Expand River Campus with New Art Complex

Mar 3, 2020
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Southeast Missouri State University plans to expand its River Campus with a new art complex to house its ceramics, sculpture and painting programs.

School officials say the idea is to create a “gateway to the arts” in downtown Cape Girardeau.

Police in southeast Missouri say five people have been injured in a shooting inside a Cape Girardeau banquet hall.

KFVS reports the shooting happened around 1 a.m. Sunday at The River center.

The victim of an apparent murder in Cape Girardeau has been identified.

The Cape Girardeau Police Department says the victim has been positively identified as 53-year-old Richard Reeves from Decatur, Michigan.

A murder investigation is underway in Cape Girardeau.

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Carbondale Police

A Cape Girardeau man has been arrested on charges of Concealing or Aiding a Fugitive related to the death of Keon Cooper in Carbondale earlier this month.

Carbondale Police say 30-year-old Thomas Durrell Evans, Jr. is currently in the Cape Girardeau County Jail awaiting extradition to southern Illinois.

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The Cape Girardeau Police Department is hiring for a unique position.

The department, conjunction with Saint Francis Medical Center, is seeking applicants for the new position of Hospital Police Officer.

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Cape Girardeau Police Dept.

A 15-year-old girl is dead and another wounded after a shooting in the southern portion of Cape Girardeau.

Police say they arrested 29-year-old Isaiah Lane from St. Louis a few hours after the shooting, which happened around 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

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Cape Girardeau Police Dept.

No injuries were reported after an apparent gunfight near the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau.

Cape Girardeau Police officers say at around 11:15 Wednesday morning, they responded to the 1100 block of North Sprigg Street after a report of approximately 12 gunshots fired in the area.

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A southeast Missouri bar that served as a set location for the movie ``Gone Girl'' will reopen later this month.

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National Weather Service

Already severe flooding on the Mississippi River is getting worse for several areas in Illinois and Missouri.

The National Weather Service now predicts the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau is forecast to crest at 45. 5 feet on June 6th. That's about three feet shy of the record crest in January 2016.

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A two-year-old social media post from the Missouri Department of Transportation was re-posted Thursday, confusing area residents.

A Cairo man is dead following a shooting on the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge at Cape Girardeau.

Illinois State Police say 26-year-old Dalvin Taylor was a passenger in a vehicle that was hit by gunfire from another vehicle on Sunday.

President Donald Trump's planned rally in Cape Girardeau has been called off.

President Trump was scheduled to speak at the Show Me Center on Thursday evening in support of GOP U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley, who is seeking to unseat incumbent democrat Claire McCaskill.

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Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration

The Cape Girardeau City Council approved a resolution to accept a bronze sculpture of a black, Civil War-era Union soldier to be placed in a city park.

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Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration

A bronze statue of an African American Civil War-era Union soldier could be placed in southeast Missouri.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the statue would be located in Cape Girardeau's Ivers Square to honor the area's former slaves who joined the Union Army.

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Cape Girardeau Police

Police are searching for a Cape Girardeau woman wanted for stealing money from a non-profit animal rescue shelter.

Cape Girardeau Police are asking for the public's help in locating 40-year-old Elizabeth Hann.

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Architectural Digest

After recently being called the most boring city in Missouri by the website Business Insider, Cape Girardeau has found its way on to a more favorable list.

Architectural Digest has named the River City the prettiest town in the Show Me State.

How would you feel if your hometown was called the most boring city in the state?

Cape Girardeau Missouri found out this year when the website business insider published a list of the most exciting and most boring cities in every sate.

Cape Girardeau will field a team in the Prospect League starting in 2019.

Local officials made the announcement Friday at the Cape Girardeau Sportsplex.

Debbie Below with the Southeast Missouri State University Eclipse Committee talks about the plans being made for the big event on the Cape Girardeau campus and the city as a whole.

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A group of local developers is about to embark on a major project in downtown Cape Girardeau.

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About 1,400 people turned up for a weekend casting call in Cape Girardeau for a feature movie.

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