Former Steelville lifeguard found guilty of child sex crimes

A former lifeguard at the Steelville City Pool was found guilty of sex crimes against children last week. On Wednesday, April 24, a Phelps County jury found Spenser Farr, 25, currently of Springfield, guilty of three felony counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree and not guilty on two other counts of the same crime.

Chamber hosting its annual awards dinner on Friday

The Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet is scheduled for this Friday night at Recklein Auditorium. This year’s theme is 50s Night, so be sure to break out your poodle skirts and saddle shoes.

This year’s awards night features a whopping 87 award nominees in a wide variety of award categories, many of them new for this year. Social hour and the silent auction will start at Recklein Auditorium on North Smith Street at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3. The dinner catered by Cuba Lakes Golf Club will be served at 7 p.m.

Missouri is becoming a Technology First State for individuals with disabilities

Today, the Department of Mental Health (DMH), Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a “Tech Fest” to showcase the announcement of Missouri becoming a Technology First state.  The event will be held at the Public Library, 711 Clark Street, Cape Girardeau. This initiative encourages the understanding and use of technology in lieu of direct support staffing, which improves the quality of life for some individuals needing services.  It also increases an individual’s safety and health and promotes independence.

Can Missouri regulate drones? It's up in the air

BY KYRA HAAS, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — The Federal Aviation Administration considers drones aircraft, but a prospective drone pilot doesn’t necessarily need a license to take flight. One impulsive online purchase can be all that stands between that person and the open sky.

Tax credits for film companies hope to bring Missouri its next 'Gone Girl'

By Galen Bacharier, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — In Cape Girardeau, you can take a few different “driving tours” of the city. One of them shows off the Civil War landmarks, and another details the Lewis and Clark trail.