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6 injured in I-55 accident (12/18/14)
SIKESTON -- Six people were injured in a near head-on collision that delayed motorists on Interstate 55 for hours Wednesday in Scott County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 1:10 p.m. on Interstate 55, just north of Sikeston, at the 68.2 mile marker. Northbound motorist Patricia A. Robinson, 27, of Caruthersville drove the wrong way on the interstate and caused a near head-on collision with southbound motorist, Michael R. Sophie, 33, of St. Louis...
Bus drivers deliver coats to students (12/18/14)
SIKESTON -- Nearly 75 students in the Sikeston R-6 School District received new winter coats Thursday, thanks to their bus drivers. After seeing the need of winter coats for some of the students, the bus drivers decided to organize a new coat drive to keep children warm this season, according to longtime R-6 bus driver Orlando Ray...
Benton man is accused of child molestation (12/18/14)
BENTON -- A Benton area man is in custody after a child molestation investigation by the Scott County Sheriff's Department. Dustin Sauceda, 20, of Benton has been charged with the unclassified felony of attempted statutory rape in the first degree by attempting sexual intercourse with another person under 14 years old...
School board races begin to form in area (12/18/14)
SIKESTON -- Filing for local school board elections began Tuesday, and some districts already have contested races. Board members in the Sikeston R-6 School District whose three-year terms will expire in April are vice president David Jones and member Chris Hodgkiss. Filing for candidacy in the district so far are Heather Drury, Jay Elliott, Matt Tanner and Hodgkiss...
Bell ringers still needed in Scott County (12/18/14)
SIKESTON -- It's not too late to do a good deed this Christmas. Volunteer bell ringers are needed for the remainder of the month at multiple sites in Scott County: Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores, Food Giant and Boomland in Miner, Sikeston and Benton, respectively...
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