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The sand volleyball courts near Arena Park in Cape Girardeau have been closed for the majority of the week after two teenage girls discovered paring knives hidden in the sand on Monday. One sustained a minor cut to her leg.

Parks and Recreation director Julia Jones says staff closed the facility Monday evening, and combed through the sand the following morning with rakes and metal detectors to check for any other hidden items.

She says they encourage park goers to keep a watchful eye out for any suspicious activity.

A popular swimming hole in Fredericktown, often referred to as “The Offsets,” will not be opening this Memorial Day weekend as many campers in southeast Missouri had hoped.

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Stories of disabled veterans needing assistance often inspire Americans to make donations to charities that promise to help needy veterans. Better Business Bureau reminds donors to look beyond the poignant stories before making a donation.

In recent years, BBB has issued several warnings about charities that failed to live up to promises of providing assistance to veterans in need. Some devoted more money to raising funds than to helping veterans. Some weren't willing to reveal how their funds were spent or the amount of assistance they offered.

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Another day, another declaration. This is becoming the norm for Missourians as the severe weather continues to hit the state.


Governor Mike Parson has declared a state of emergency in Missouri amidst Tuesday’s severe weather warnings throughout the state and the chance of increased flooding.


Parson’s office said the state’s emergency management team is monitoring the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.


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With Memorial Day weekend comes the 100-Mile Yard Sale along Route 25 in southeast Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation says with bargain hunters and sellers out in full force for the annual event, the greatest savings “could be a life.”

“It’s a fun weekend that people look forward to each year,” said Traffic Engineer Craig Compas in a press release. “But we want people to remember that there’s more traffic and more congestion along Route 25 this weekend than any other and drivers need to keep that in mind.”