Visitors at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau dropped 42 percent in May from a peak of 123,000 in March.
Two new sinkholes are causing problems in Cape Girardeau, creating what city leaders call a “very dangerous” situation.
Clay Waller was given a 20-year prison sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and admitting in a barely audible voice inside a packed Cape Girardeau County courthouse.
The National Weather Service said the river had crested in the St. Louis area and the Illinois towns of Grafton and Alton further north.
Just days after Jacque Waller’s body was found on a Mississippi River island, a plea hearing has been scheduled for her estranged husband.
The shooting happened just before 8 a.m. Thursday at a home in a well-to-do area of Cape Girardeau, a town of 40,000 residents 100 miles south of St. Louis.
The legislation would require school districts to implement an evaluation system for teachers and administrators based on student achievement.
The river reached 35.5, feet 5.5 feet above flood stage, at a gauge near the Gateway Arch early Thursday morning but had fallen about a half-foot by midday.
By a vote of 1,485 to 1,279, voters on Tuesday ended a long controversy by repealing an ordinance that allowed deer hunting.
The city of Desloge in St. Francois County, agreed this week to stop enforcing an ordinance prohibiting leaflets on streets and sidewalks.