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Sikeston DPS provides details on capture of murder suspects (01/26/15)
SIKESTON - Hours of investigation led Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers late Friday to the apartment where two murder suspects were hiding. According to Capt. Jim McMillen, DPS public information officer, at 3 p.m. Thursday, officers obtained information that William Henry Applewhite and Gailon Appelwhite, who were wanted for the Jan. 11 murder of Christopher West, were hiding in Sikeston...
Repairs approved for city's reserve ladder truck (01/26/15)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The city of Sikeston will have to put some money into its old ladder truck to get any money back out of it. The City Council approved declaring the truck surplus property during their Oct. 1 meeting. Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden advised the City Council during their regular monthly briefing session Monday that the truck, a 1993 model, had a major engine failure the day after during a pump test...
Water system improvements for Miner discussed (01/26/15)
scottw@standard-democrat.com MINER -- Miner's Board of Aldermen and city engineer have informally agreed on a plan for water system upgrades. No action could be taken during a special meeting held Tuesday evening at the Miner Convention Center due to the lack of a quorum...
Road projects scheduled across region (01/26/15)
SIKESTON - Several road projects are planned for the region. Northbound I-55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located at mile marker 18.5 Weather permitting, work will take place from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday...
Three charged in fatal shooting in Hayti (01/26/15)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Three people will be arraigned Thursday in connection with a fatal shooting Sunday in Hayti Heights. Samuel Carnell Jones Jr., 25, of Columbia and Arthur W. Liddell, 29, and Demario M. Mitchell, 18, of Hayti are charged in connection with the death of Cedriceon Stewart, 20, of Hayti Heights. ...
Welding skills (01/26/15)
The Skills USA District Welding Fabrication competition brought together teams from seven technical schools to Sikeston on Saturday. Each three-man team created a fire pit for the competition with the winning team to them compete for state honors. Lane Tracy, a student at the Current River Career Center, cuts metal for his team during the three-hour competition...
Upwards basketball (01/26/15)
Finley Stroud (14) drives to the basket while being guarded by Alanna Jones (12) during Upwards Basketball held at First Baptist Church of Sikeston on Saturday morning. The Upwards Basketball season continues on Saturdays through Feb. 28.
150 years of experience in Dexter Fire Department (01/26/15)
By NOREEN HYSLOP SEMO News Service DEXTER -- If experience translates into quality, then the Dexter Fire Department is one quality outfit. The local fire department has 28 members, only three of whom are full time employees. One is a part-time employee. In total, the roster represents nearly 400 years of experience. More impressive, however, is the fact that just four members of the department -- Fire Chief Don Seymore among them -- represent 151 of those years...
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