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Sikeston DPS reports the arrest of three Memphis men who stole a trailer full of cargo (07/28/15)
SIKESTON - A tip led to the arrest of three men who stole a trailer filled with $70,000 worth of toilet paper. Jimmie Smith, 51, of Memphis is charged with the felonies of theft/stealing of more than $25,000 and first degree tampering with a motor vehicle and Markel A. Eskridge, 42, and Eugene Pickens, 36, also both of Memphis are each charged with the felony of theft/stealing more than $25,000. Bond for the three men is set at $15,000 cash only bond and are awaiting their arraignment...
Mississippi County inmate faces assault charge (07/28/15)
CHARLESTON -- A Sikeston man already behind bars for stealing is facing a more serious charge this week after a jailhouse assault. According to a release from Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, an investigation by the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department began Sunday evening when corrections staff noticed a commotion taking place within the Mississippi County Detention Center...
10 Things to Know for Today (07/28/15)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NATO MEETS IN EMERGENCY SESSION Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey is asking the alliance to be prepared to help his country as it battles Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdish rebels in Iraq...
It's too darn hot: NWS issues excessive heat warning (07/28/15)
PADUCAH, Ky. - The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning until 9 p.m.today. Afternoon temperatures will be in the middles 90s combined with oppressive humidity levels which will produce heat index values in the 110 to 115 range this afternoon. A heat index of 110 is generally considered the threshold when heat effects can become extreme making heat exhaustion and heat stroke a much greater concern if precautions are not taken, according to the NWS...
New trial date set for Cato (07/28/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- Although scheduled to appear for trial in June, a Dexter man has now had his trial rescheduled for November. Verl J. Cato, 41, who was arrested on July 9, 2012, and was charged with six counts of the Class B felony of possession of child pornography, was scheduled to appear for trial on June 29, has now had his trial scheduled for a jury trial on Nov. 20, 2015...
Commission votes to put 911 sales tax on 2016 ballot (07/28/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Stoddard County Commission voted unanimously Monday morning to allow a fractional sales tax to be placed on the April 2016 ballot to fund Stoddard County 911 Services. If approved, the sales tax would eliminate the fee on land line telephones now in place in the county...
Rising to the challenge (07/28/15)
ESSEX -- There's nothing unusual about watching a house under construction, but a home going up in Essex over the recent weekend drew considerable attention. The home is like no other in Essex or in Stoddard County and quite possibly in all of southeast Missouri...
Your local weather forecast for July 28 (07/28/15)
Today will be mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. with a high near 93 and heat index values as high as 107 then becoming partly cloudy tonight with a low around 77. Mostly sunny on Wednesday with a 40 percent chance of showers and a high near 93 while Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. ...
Body identified (07/28/15)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Officials have identified the body which was discovered Sunday floating in flood waters near Caruthersville. The victim, Diane McDaniel, 59, of Caruthersville, died from accidental drowning, according to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell...
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