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Murder under investigation in Pemiscot County (07/03/15)
HOLLAND, Mo. - The body of a Hayti man, who was apparently shot multiple times, was discovered early Friday. Larry Wayne Turner, 30, was found lying in the front yard of a house on Highway F west of Halland in Pemiscot County at approximately 6:55 a.m. Friday, according to a news release from the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department...
Woman faces child endangerment charges (07/03/15)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A woman will face charges of endangering the welfare of child in connection with a spanking which left marks on a toddler. On June 10, the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a parent about her 3-year-old son being spanked by the their babysitter. The spanking left welts and a handprint on the child's leg and bottom...
Officials will mull property valuations (07/03/15)
CHARLESTON -- Unless something changes, Mississippi County Commission members will be meeting toward the end of the month to rule on property valuation appeals and nuisance violations. The Board of Adjustments will begin considering appeals of the County Assessor Office's property valuations at 9 a.m. July 20, County Clerk Junior DeLay advised the Commission during their regular weekly meeting Thursday...
Miner church's mission team making difference in El Salvador communities (07/03/15)
MINER -- For 10 years now, members of Miner Baptist Church have taken mission trips to El Salvador to offer ministry and to help residents there establish churches. Their efforts seem to be making a difference to all involved. "Throughout the years, we have been working together with schools and different missions points, and this year we're working to the establishment of planting another church in El Salvador," said Jim Barnhart, associate pastor at Miner Baptist Church...
Sikeston Jaycees prep for upcoming rodeo (07/03/15)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Jaycees are decking out the rodeo grounds for the large crowd anticipated at this year's annual Bootheel Rodeo. Ticket sales for the 2015 Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo are good so far, according to Sikeston Jaycee Ryan Lindsey, general chairman for the Rodeo...
Stoddard County to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses Monday (07/03/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- In the week since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, Stoddard County Recorder Kay Asbell's office has been ringing off the hook. "I would say I've gotten at least 25 different calls since Friday," Asbell said. "Most of the callers don't identify themselves. They just want to know if I'm issuing same-sex marriage licenses yet."...
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