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Second man arrested for murder of Hayti man (10/08/15)
HAYTI -- A second arrest has been made in the Sept. 24 murder of a Hayti man. According to a release from Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, Chester Daniel Cummings, 45, of Hayti was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action on Wednesday for his role in the murder of David L. "Trey" Phelps...
Sikeston woman dies in I-55 crash (10/08/15)
JACKSON (SMNS) -- A Sikeston woman was killed Wednesday during a single-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55, just north of the Jackson Main Street exit. Bethany Venable, 29, was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer when she traveled off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected, traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
NMCC student takes on challenges of college summer school (10/08/15)
NEW MADRID -- If any of Maddie Thompson's teachers ask her to write an essay on "How I Spent My Summer Vacation," she will have quite a story to tell. Thompson, a senior at New Madrid County Central High School, spent eight weeks of her summer studying psychology, anthropology and drawing at California's Stanford University and all of it paid for with a scholarship...
Local schools take measures to keep students safe (10/08/15)
SIKESTON -- School remains one of the places parents expect their children to be safe, and local education and law enforcement officials have taken measures to increase security and ensure safety in and around schools. Missouri law requires school personnel to go through an active shooter training led by law enforcement...
Nice riding weather is forecast for Saturday's annual Cotton Ramble (10/08/15)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Nice weather Saturday could mean a big turnout for the 7th Annual Cotton Ramble Bike Ride. "We have over 125 riders pre-registered this year," said Ed Cowan who, along with his wife Jackie, helped put together the Cotton Ramble to showcase the area's agriculture. "We expect to double that if the weather is nice the day of the ride."...
The Last Word
The Last Word 10-7-15

"Gearing Up" is the theme for this week's slate of football games in Southeast Missouri. Teams are getting ready for District play and trying to end their seasons with good momentum. Chris & David break down this week's match-ups and see who has the momentum heading into the last two games of the regular season in the latest episode of "The Last Word".

Posted by Sikeston Standard Democrat on Thursday, October 8, 2015

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