Cape Girardeau

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    HotShots Adds Edwardsville Location

    Sports bar HotShots (multiple locations, including 12154 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton; 314-291-1606) is adding a location in Edwardsville, Illinois. The local chain already has eleven restaurants in the St. Louis metro area, one in Cape Girardeau and one in Mooresville, North Carolina. The Edwar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Fictional Bar in Ben Affleck Movie Shot in Cape Girardeau to Become Real Bar

    Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel Gone Girl is set right here in Missouri -- Ben Affleck's character is a native, who's moved his somewhat reluctant wife back to his hometown. That is, before she goes missing. It's a super intense book (we won't spoil it, but trust us, you won't be expecting any of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    The Best Food Events This Weekend: July 11 to 13

    It's the middle of summer in St. Louis, and it's only going to get hotter. And we don't just mean the food scene! (We'll be here all week.) Hit up this month's Food Truck Friday, or the annual celebration of Bastille Day in historic Maplewood. Or hey, eat some elk! Check out our food-related recomme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    My Daddy's Cheesecake in Clayton Closed February 28

    My Daddy's Cheesecake Bakery & Cafe (6451 Clayton Road, Clayton) has closed up shop as of February 28. It was the only St. Louis outpost of the Cape Girardeau-based dessert company and cafe. There was no announcement, but customers apparently showed up and were dismayed to see that it was closed for ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Drama Dads: Brawl Breaks Out at Kindergarten School Play

    It was a long time coming. At an kindergarten school performance Tuesday night in Cape Girardeau, Kevin Alexander saw fellow Cape Girardeau dad Ryan Steck yank his stepdaughter out of his hand. He didn't appreciate that too much, so he said so. After a few nasty words were exchanged - and the chil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Missouri Drug Cop Says Marijuana Legalization Advocates Are Stupid Welfare-Sucking Potheads Who Probably Can't Read

    A Missouri Drug Task Force cop addressed Show-Me Cannabis, the pro-marijuana legalization group, at a town hall meeting in Cape Girardeau last Monday and engaged in a civil discussion about the benefits of marijuana legalization. But when Sargeant Kevin Glaser of the SEMO Drug Task Force got home, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Ben Affleck Filming Movie in Cape Girardeau; Locals Trying to Stay Calm But, Like, OMG!

    Ben Affleck is in Missouri. And the good one, at that. The Argo and Good Will Hunting and future Batman Affleck. Not the Gigli and Surviving Christmas Affleck. That dude is sooo 2004. But anyway, Ben Affleck is in Missouri, ya'll!! And so is Neil Patrick Harris. And model Emily Ratajkowski. They' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Answers to the Riverfront Times 2012 News Quiz

    In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Think It's Cold Today? At Least the River's Still Flowing

    Yes, it's cold this week, the coldest it's been here in St. Louis in several years. What's particularly galling is that this cold is not as lovely and refreshing as we thought it would be last summer when the thermometer crawled up to 108. Remember that? Back in the good old days before global warm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Rush Limbaugh's Inexperienced Cousin Named Cape Girardeau Prosecutor

    If, for some reason, you don't think the name Limbaugh carries any juice in Cape Girardeau, consider the following news blip. On Christmas Eve, Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Christopher Limbaugh the prosecutor for Cape Girardeau County. The 28-year-old Limbaugh, who'll become the county's top law enfor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Jimmy Tebeau Was Sentenced Today and Will Play at Old Rock House Tonight [Update]

    Update, 4:50 p.m.: Jimmy Tebeau has been sentenced to "30 months on one felony count of maintaining a drug-involved premises, fined $50,000, and ordered to serve 200 hours of community service. He has also agreed to forfeit to the United States approximately 350 acres in Shannon County, Missouri, k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    5 Most Alarmist Fliers of Missouri KKK

    Last week a federal judge made permanent an injunction prohibiting officials in Cape Girardeau from interfering with the flier campaign of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. In his ruling, Judge John Ross sided with the white-supremacist group based out of Park Hills, Missour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Can Cops Draw a DUI Suspect's Blood Without Consent? US Supreme Court to Hear MO Suit

    Did a Missouri state trooper violate the U.S. constitution in October 2010 when he arrested a drunk driver in Cape Girardeau and drew his blood, even though the driver refused?Looks like the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will now be making the final call on whether such a blood test am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Of Angst and Skorts: Advice to Cape Girardeau Kids with New Dress Code

    High school just isn't high school without the asscracks. Kids in the Cape Girardeau public school district are grumbling this week about an excessive new dress code that will keep them looking like the cast of the Brady Bunch. Students get to choose from the following: a collared shirt or turtlen ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2012


    10 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Lemmons, 5800 Gravois Avenue.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    William Lacy Clay Shares "Most Liberal" Ranking

    The public policy magazine National Journal released its annual rankings reflecting the most liberal- and conservative-voting politicians last Friday, and two Missouri lawmakers earned slots that make for interesting discussion. Rep. William Lacy Clay, who represents parts of St. Louis and north S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Appellate Judges: Adrienne Martin's Parents Deserve Shot at Busch Settlement Money

    The Missouri Court of Appeals in the Eastern District released an opinion today declaring that George "Larry" Eby and Christine Trampler -- the parents of the late Adrienne Nicole Martin, former girlfriend of St. Louis beer scion August Busch IV -- have the right to join in on the wrongful death law ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Hijinks, Rock & Roll And An Alarmingly Large Knife: The Don't Tell Me What To Do Tour Video

    Justin Johnson of Pretty Little Empire mid-stretch at a gas station.​Pretty Little Empire and Bo & the Locomotive recently returned from a nine day tour that took them to Indianapolis, Columbus, Philadelphia, New York, Asheville, Nashville, and Cape Girardeau. This isn't the first outing for e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Confederate Shrine Vandalized in Missouri; Southern Nationalists Outraged

    The Southern Nationalist Network would have the vandal know: Them fightin' words.​The Civil War ended nearly 150 years ago but North-South animosity evidently remains in Cape Girardeau where a vandal this week defaced a monument to Confederate soldiers. As the Southeast Missourian reports, someone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Missouri Supreme Court to Weigh Warrantless Blood Draws for DUIs

    If you're on the roadways, you may have no right to refuse a blood test, the Missouri Court of Appeals suggested in a ruling today.​Do law enforcement officers in Missouri have the right to order a blood draw if they suspect a driver is drunk -- even if they haven't gotten a judge to issue a warra ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Corps Blasts Levee South of Cairo; Ohio River Begins Receding Immediately

    Army Corp of Engineers via KFVSExplosives detonate the Birds Point levee last night.​The final decision to breach the Birds Point levee along the Mississippi River came at 5 p.m. yesterday. Five hours later, explosives lit up the night sky and shook the earth as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers de ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Peter Kinder's Car Stolen, Torched

    Not the actual car stolen from Missouri's lieutenant governor​It seems like one disgruntled Missourian has reeeeally taken offense to Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's recent use of taxpayer's money. Either that, or the politician simply drives the type of car that's attractive to thieves. Both scenario ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Kid from Vienna, IL, Won $5,000 For Painting This

    Beating out 27,000 other inferior kids (ages kindergarten through high school) from all 50 states, a teen living across the Mississippi River from Cape Girardeau emerged victorious in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art contest on Friday. The aptly-named Abraham Hunter, a 17-year-old from Vienna, Illi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Cape Girardeau Could Have Missouri's First Smoke-Free Casino Following April 5 Vote

    Cape Girardeau rolls the dice on smoking next week.​Here's an interesting tidbit out of Cape Girardeau where voters next week will be asked to weigh in on a smoking ban for bars, restaurants and most places open to the public. This week the group pushing for the ban, Smoke-Free Cape, filed paperwo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    McGinty Jewelers Closing Central West End Shop

    Three years ago, Chuck and Laura McGinty opened a second branch of their Cape Girardeau jewelry shop, called McGinty Jewelers on the Plaza, in St. Louis' Central West End.The Maryland Plaza is losing its jeweler.​But in January, the McGintys will be closing their doors for good. Laura McGinty tell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Cape Girardeau Chosen for Casino

    Despite today's news, the rendering of the Cape Girardeau casino has always included fireworks.​The Missouri Gaming Commission this morning announced that it has chosen Cape Girardeau to receive the states 13th and final gaming license. The southeastern Missouri city beat out competing bids from K ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Could Smoking Ban Kill Cape Girardeau Casino? Meanwhile, St. Louis Bid Gets Stronger​The Missouri Gaming Commission is expected to announce Wednesday which city will be awarded the state's 13th and final casino license. Last week, state regulators issued a report favoring Cape Girardeau over proposals for St. Louis and Kansas City. But that report apparently did not c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Midgets Can't Wrestle in Missouri Without a License, Says State Agency

    Image viaSorry lil' guys, gotta test your blood before you bludgeon each other.​So the Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation event slated for Thursday in Cape Girardeau is probably canceled. Yeah. That's because (according to the Southeast Missourian) the state of Missouri has declared thatlittle p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    USA Today Names Great Burger Joint in Missouri (All Those Other States, Too)

    USA Today, as part of its "Great American Bites," recently asked experts from each state and Washington, D.C., to choose a great burger. For Missouri, Show-Me Missouri magazine editor Gary Figgins selected Schindler's Tavern, which is located outside Benton, southwest of Cape Girardeau:Others may cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    "Redneck Games" on July 4th in Cape Girardeau to Feature Toilet-Seat Horseshoes

    Image viaDon't sit on it, Lonnie, throw the damn thing!​In what might be interpreted as an amusing gesture of regional self-deprecation, our Missouri brethren down in Cape Girardeau will be raising money for veterans by holding the "Redneck Games" on the Fourth of July weekend.This olympiad of hoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Missouri Poised to Lead Nation in Meth Lab Busts For Fourth Straight Year

    Courtesy of the Missouri State Highway PatrolMissouri busted 1,776 meth labs last year and we're on pace for more than 1,800 in 2010.​Missouri has already done the three-peat -- leading the nation in meth lab seizures for three consecutive years, including a whopping 1,774 busts last year, nearly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Map: The Mississippi River is a Meandering Stream, Indeed

    Here's a cool map of the course of the Mississippi River over the past 10,000 years as it has flowed from Cape Girardeau to Donaldsonville, Louisiana. ​Howard N. Fisk, a U.S. Army Corp of Engineers consultant, rendered the illustration above back in 1944. You can view (and download) more of his ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Florence Poe, Oldest Missourian, Dies at 112

    Image sourceFlorence Poe, until Sunday the oldest living Missourian, in 2006, on her 109th birthday.​Florence Poe, who was the oldest person in Missouri and the seventh-oldest person in the United States, died Sunday, March 21, in Cape Girardeau after suffering a stroke a week earlier. She was 112 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Republican Senators Line Up Bills to Drug Test the Poor

    All of you on drugs, please step aside.​A slate of Republican state senators have each introduced bills that would require certain welfare recipients in Missouri to be drug tested before receiving state aid. The senators, all from rural Missouri, include:Jack Goodman, Mt. VernonGary Nodler, Joplin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    FoodWire: Learn Barbecue from the Master, Mike Mills, Saturday, 1.16

    Jennifer Silverberg​Barbecue legend Mike Mills, Memphis in May champion and owner of 17th Street Bar & Grill, is teaching a class on barbecue from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, January 16. The class will be held at the Ole Hickory Test Kitchen at 333 North Main Street in Cape Girardeau. The cost -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    MP3: Surtsey, "I Am In Your Name" and "How Time Sorts Things"

    Apologies for spacing on this last Friday. Here are two MP3s from the band Surtsey. Although based in Cape Girardeau, the trio has started earning more gigs in St. Louis as of late. (In fact, the next one is Wednesday, November 4, at Cicero's with It's All About the Benjamins and Sink the Bismark.) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Local Blogger Hijacks McCaskill's Healthcare Forum Appears on Fox News to Talk About It

    ​Dana Loesch local blogger (Mamalouges), conservative talk show host, and right-wing Tea Party organizer marshaled a group of Teabaggers to turn a public forum on healthcare reform organized by Senator Claire McCaskill 's office into a protest against healthcare reform. I think the forum was actua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    FoodWire: My Daddy's Cheesecake Bakery & Cafe Opens Tomorrow

    Opening tomorrow morning at 6451 Clayton Road is My Daddy's Cheesecake Bakery & Cafe, a Cape Girardeau-based business. Here, from the company's own Web site, is the story behind the name:My Daddy's Cheesecake's rich, creamy cheesecake always won well deserved raves from Professor Tom Harte's fa ... More >>

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    March 28, 2008
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    March 26, 2008
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    December 12, 2007

    Timothy Krajcir: Inside the Mind of a Serial Rapist and Murderer

    As might be expected, Timothy Krajcir, who authorities announced earlier this week has confessed to nine cold-case killings in Missouri, Illinois and one other jurisdiction, did not have a good childhood. “His lack of stability was accentuated by a mother who he describes as cold and unaffectio ... More >>

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    December 11, 2007
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    December 11, 2007

    Two Balls, No Strikes

    He lasted nine years in the majors as a reliever for the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals. Now Mark Littell's pitching a new kind of relief. Littell, a Cape Girardeau native, is the creator of the NuttyBuddy, an invention he claims is the Cadillac of protective cups. According to the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Cape Girardeau Artist Took Michael Vick to the Dogs

    Doggone it! Unreal was just assembling a feast of our Michael Vick trading-card collection for the feisty pug that hangs out downstairs. Turns out a Cape Girardeau woman has already cornered that market -- check out the Southeast Missourian's and Sports Illustrated's reports here and here. Rochell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Cape Girardeau Artist Took Michael Vick to the Dogs

    Doggone it! Unreal was just assembling a feast of our Michael Vick trading-card collection for the feisty pug that hangs out downstairs. Turns out a Cape Girardeau woman has already cornered that market -- check out the Southeast Missourian's and Sports Illustrated's reports here and here. Rochell ... More >>

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    June 22, 2007

    This Past Week on A to Z

    It was unofficially 1990s week on A to Z, the RFT's music blog. Surf on over to see what you missed: -- an exclusive track-by-track sneak preview of the new Smashing Pumpkins record, Zeitgeist -- exclusive live pictures of Tool's show in Cape Girardeau last Saturday night -- an interview with Ben F ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 16, 2007

    Micro Bakn! Artificially Flavored Bacon Strips

    49 cents
    535 South Kingshighway
    Cape Girardeau

  • Music

    February 8, 2006

    The Dirty 30s

    Sunday, February 12, at the Red Sea (6511 Delmar Boulevard, University City)

  • News

    December 15, 1999


    The earthquake hazard here may be greater than you think. And planning for it is less than you'd expect.

  • News

    October 27, 1999


    Cape Girardeau state Sen. Peter Kinder takes more than an academic interest in St. Louis' public schools

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