The City of Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau Police Department Looks To Reduce Crime Rates With A Program For Rental Properties

Next month, the Cape Girardeau Police Department will unveil the beginning phases of a new crime prevention program aimed at housing. A cooperative effort between property owners, managers, residents and the police department, the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program will ultimately aim at reducing crime on rental properties, and at making them a more appealing place to live for residents. Community service officer, Richard Couch says Phase 1 will discuss management training and the landlord...

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Southeast Athletics

Two-Minute Drill: Redhawks Score 70 in Rout of Tennessee Tech, Santacaterina Earns Award

Head football coach Tom Matukewicz said there was no doubt quarterback Daniel Santacaterina was going to bounce back last week after a rough game at EKU three weeks ago. And bounce-back he did. Santacaterina threw for 395 yards and four touchdowns on the way to earning the OVC Newcomer of the Week Award – his second of the season – as the Redhawks scored 70 points in a win at Tennessee Tech last Saturday. SEMO scored 10 touchdowns, with seven different players scoring at least one. The...

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Cardinals Beat Giants, Take Commanding 3-1 Lead In NLCS

Oct 18, 2012
St.Louis Cardinals take a 2-1 lead 2-1 in the series by beating the Nationals 8-0 Tuesday.
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Adam Wainwright pitched 7 strong innings while Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina and Jon Jay drove in two runs apiece to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-3 win over the San Francisco Giants.

The Cardinals now have a commanding 3 to 1 lead in the National League Championship Series. St. Louis is one win away from a second consecutive trip to the World Series. No National League team has won consecutive World Series titles since the Cincinnati Reds in 1975 and 1976.

Study: Toyota’s Manufacturing Efficiency Can Help Improve Stroke Patient Care

Oct 18, 2012
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A new study out on Thursday from Washington University suggests that Toyota's process for maximizing efficiency in manufacturing cars can also help hospitals improve their care of stroke patients.

By applying Toyota's "lean manufacturing" principles, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was able cut the average time it took evaluate and treat stroke patients from an hour down to 37 minutes.

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St. Francis Medical Center will host a coaches clinic today to educate youth coaches about a wide variety of topics, including the dangers of head trauma and drugs.

One of the speakers is Chris Nowinski. He is a former professional wrestler and Harvard graduate who retired from the WWE after repeated concussions. He later wrote a book about head trauma and co-founded the Sports Legacy Institute to advance research into concussions.

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Dave Spence, Republican candidate for Missouri Governor, spoke yesterday, at the Jackson Senior Center, about his plans for how to improve Missouri.

The former CEO of Alpha Packaging’s first priority is focusing on the economy and how to decrease the unemployment rate.

“Jobs and the economy by far outweigh any other issue in our state, because every other issue in our state tends to be lessened if we have more people getting a paycheck versus an unemployment check,” Spence said.

Saint Louis University Helping to Develop App To Prevent Asthma Attacks

Oct 18, 2012
Mark Gaynor, Saint Louis University / St. Louis Public Radio

Faculty at Saint Louis University are helping to develop a system to warn asthma sufferers when outdoor conditions could trigger an attack.

Saint Louis University health information technology expert Mark Gaynor says the first step is to build a geographic database. It will include asthma-related emergency room visits, air quality conditions, and even asthma-related Google searches.

New York Bomb Suspect Had Southeast Missouri Ties

Oct 18, 2012
A cornerstone at the New Federal Reserve Bank.
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The suspect who attempted to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank has ties to southeast Missouri.

The FBI arrested Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis on Wednesday when he tried to ignite 1,000 pounds of inert explosives.

Nafis studied at Southeast Missouri State University for one semester.

The 21-year old attended Southeast in the spring 2012 semester. He is no longer enrolled at the university.

Nafis took 12 hours of entry level classes at Southeast. Nafis aspired to study cyber security but never took any upper level courses.

Chris Nowinski is co-founder and executive director of the Sports Legacy Institute.
Sports Legacy Institute

Chris Nowinski’s background is a little different than most professional wrestlers. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in sociology. He fought under the moniker “Chris Harvard” in the WWE in the early 2000’s, but repeated concussions forced him into retirement.

This experience led Nowinski to write the book Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis. He then co-founded Sports Legacy Institute in 2007 with the same doctor who treated his post-concussion syndrome. Together, they research the impacts that repeated head injuries have on athletes’ brains.

Car Chase Leads to Fatal Crash In Cape Girardeau

Oct 16, 2012
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One man is dead after an early morning car chase Tuesday in Cape Girardeau.

Police were called to a disturbance at 618 North Street where witnesses say one man threatened another with a gun. The man, now identified as James Pyles, fled the scene in a vehicle. Two patrol cars chased Pyles at slow speeds, who stopped at stop signs and used his turn signal while police were in pursuit.

All that changed when Pyles turned off Cape Rock Drive and onto Perryville Road, where Pyles accelerated at a high rate of speed, according to patrolman Darin Hickey.

Southeast Campus Construction On Schedule

Oct 16, 2012
This is an inside look of Academic's dome during construction. The photo was taken on a tour earlier this summer.
Samantha Powers / KRCU

Southeast Missouri State University’s campus is still under construction in different areas on campus. And the construction is still on schedule.

The construction includes renovations to Magill Hall and Academic Hall. A new residence hall is also being built, and the Scully building is expected to open a Subway sometime this spring.

According to Southeast’s Kathy Mangels, all of the projects are currently within budget.

Cape Girardeau Honors Educators of the Year

Oct 16, 2012
The four honorees received the prestigious Crystal Apple Award / KRCU

The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee honored their 2012 Educators of the Year this Tuesday.

Four outstanding educators, ranging from elementary to university level, were recognized.

Stacy Stapleton, a third grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary, was among the honorees.  She says it is nice to see the community recognize educators for all of their hard work.

Stapleton says for her, teaching is a passion.


Left Of The Dial #701 - A Slight Hint Of Emotion

This week on Left of the Dial, KRCU’s independent music program, we hear from the New York band Pill, whose new song "Midtown" takes phrases from the more lurid headlines out of the New York Post . We’ll also hear new music from Tokyo Police Club, Villagers and more. Left Of The Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11pm and Saturdays from noon-2pm on KRCU. TyPA.

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NPR's Sarah McCammon to Visit Cape Girardeau

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. @ Wehking Alumni Center

As Heard on Fresh Air

The Central Question Behind Facebook: 'What Does Mark Zuckerberg Believe In?'

Last week, Facebook announced the most serious security breach in its history, in which unknown hackers were able to log onto the accounts of nearly 50 million Facebook users. That breach was just one of several crises plaguing the world's largest social media platform. Free speech issues and the Russian disinformation campaign targeting the 2016 election had already put Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg , under scrutiny as the midterm elections approach. Journalist Evan Osnos, who...

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