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Updated at 2:05 p.m., June 24 with a closure on Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau


Numerous thunderstorms worked their way through southeast Missouri this weekend. As a result of the severe weather, approximately 14,000 Ameren Missouri customers across the state were without power late Friday evening. The majority of these outages were in Cape Girardeau, Scott and Mississippi counties.

As of 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, Ameren had restored service to more than 12,500 of these customers.

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Summer break for Missouri legislators started a month ago today. The 2019 legislative session was a dense one, and in that last week, they finished a bridge-repair bonding plan, completed language for the HB 126 abortion bill, and completed a proposal to establish term limits for statewide officials, among other things. In this episode of Going Public, we speak with State Rep.

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Pavement repairs in Jackson and Cape Girardeau are expected to reduce roads to one lane throughout the months of April and May.


According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, North and Southbound Route 61 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to a 12-foot wide restriction from Monday, Apr. 8 through Saturday, May 25.


Nightly restrictions in Jackson will take place from Route 25 to Old Orchard from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.


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State Representative Kathryn Swan, R-Cape Girardeau, has received the Bill Emerson Award for her work in the local community.

The Bill Emerson Award is presented annually to individuals selected by the Cape Girardeau County Republican Central Committee who have ‘sought to carry on the citizen-based Bill Emerson legacy through their personal efforts.’ Swan is the 19th recipient, and she received the award at the Cape County Lincoln Day celebration.


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Every month, we sit down with Cape Girardeau mayor Bob Fox to find out what’s happening in city government. In our latest conversation, we discussed the "Yes Cape Schools" bond issue before voters in April, the Capital Improvement Plan for 2019-2024, the success seen at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport after making Chicago its new destination, and how the St. Louis city and county merger could affect municipalities hours away and the state as a whole.