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Worker survives electrical shock (09/02/15)
SIKESTON -- A power outage in the area of New Madrid and West Malone streets in Downtown Sikeston was the result of an electrocution down the street at the Sikeston Depot Museum. At about 11:41 a.m. Monday, an employee with Pyramid Roofing working on the Depot's roof from a lift apparently touched a power line when he lifted an arm to wave at the driver, according to Capt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for...
One wanted for shooting in custody; second suspect still being sought (09/02/15)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man wanted for shooting another man was taken into custody following a vehicle stop in Sikeston. Orlando "TJ" Sheron, 20, of Sikeston, who is charged with first degree assault and armed criminal action for a July 30 shooting, was arrested on a warrant Friday in Sikeston, according to Capt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Sheron allegedly had a shootout with 23-year-old Dewayne "Lil Wayne" Harris Jr. on John R. Boulevard...
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Traffic stop leads to drug charges for Sikeston man (09/02/15)
EAST PRAIRIE - A traffic stop led to the arrest of a Sikeston man on multiple drug-related charges. At approximately 12:09 a.m. Tuesday, an East Prairie police officer stopped a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Tyler B. Larkins. According to a news release, during the stop the officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from the inside of Larkins' vehicle...
Three teams to be inducted into SPS Hall of Fame (09/02/15)
SIKESTON -- Three Sikeston High School teams that brought excitement and seasons of "firsts" are among the inductees to the 2014 Sikeston Public School's Hall of Fame. For 20 years now, the Sikeston Public Schools Hall of Fame has honored individuals and teams that have made outstanding and lasting contributions in the field of athletics or school activities. Sikeston High School students cannot be nominated until five years after their graduation...
Water line project in Miner begins (09/02/15)
scottw@standard-democrat.com MINER -- The installation of Miner's new water distribution system has started. Digging began Friday by Redneck Trailer Supplies on East Malone, according to Chris Lambert of Lambert Engineering and Surveying, city engineer...
Benton man jailed for domestic assault (09/02/15)
BENTON - A Benton man is in jail after an argument which escalated into an assault. Gregory T. Nall, 39, is charged with felony domestic assault after Scott County Sheriff's deputies responded Sunday to a report of a domestic assault at a residence outside of Benton...
Scott County Highway 266 work set for completion this week (09/02/15)
news@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- By the time you are reading this, work on Scott County Highway 266 should be done, or close to it. "With a little bit of luck, we'll be done today or tomorrow," Jamie Burger, presiding county commissioner, said during the Scott County Commission's regular Tuesday meeting...
Smith stops at Scott County farm on districtwide farm tour (09/02/15)
NEW HAMBURG -- A Scott County farm was among Congressman Jason Smith's stops in the midst of his third annual districtwide farm tour. Smith made a stop at Triple B farms which consists of Robin Burger; his son, Heath Burger; and nephew, Blake Burger. The family members farm 6,000 acres of wheat, soybeans, corn and rice in Missouri and Illinois...
Raise the tents: Preparations begin for SEMO District Fair (09/02/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- With the start of September comes the familiar buzz of activity around Arena Park that signals the coming of the SEMO District Fair. Tents are going up this week, and volunteers will be at the fairgrounds Saturday to finish the majority of the work before the fair begins Sept. 12...
Missouri executes man for 15-year-old girl's 1989 killing (09/02/15)
BONNE TERRE (AP) -- A man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri's death row was executed Tuesday for the kidnapping, rape and fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl who was waiting for a school bus. Roderick Nunley became the sixth inmate put to death in Missouri this year. During the lethal injection, the 50-year-old inmate's breathing became labored for a few seconds. He briefly opened his mouth before becoming still...
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