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Shooting suspect charged; victim in critical condition (02/11/16)
SIKESTON -- The suspect in the Wednesday shooting of a Sikeston man is facing several felony charges. Chester M. Brown, 29, of Sikeston is charged with one count each of the felonies of first degree assault, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a firearm and tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution, according to Missouri Case.net...
Under construction (02/11/16)
Construction began Wednesday for a new building to house the New Madrid Immaculate Conception School's pre-kindergarten program. The building, scheduled to be ready this fall, will include two classrooms, a small kitchen area, three offices and bathroom facilities. Pictured are Tim Baker, left, being assisted by Ryan Walker checking the levels as Chris Young works a skid loader to remove topsoil.
Fieldwork (02/11/16)
While the sun was out Wednesday, several area farmers headed out to their fields, including one north of Sikeston, to begin getting ready for spring planting season. While temperatures are expected to remain cool through the weekend, the National Weather Service is calling for continued dry conditions in Southeast Missouri with a 40 percent chance for snow on Sunday and a chance for rain on Monday.
10 Things to Know for Today (02/11/16)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PYONGYANG REACTS STRONGLY TO SEOUL'S INDUSTRIAL FACILITY MOVE North Korea vows to immediately deport all South Korean nationals and freeze all of the South's assets at a jointly run factory park in the North...
Man injured in early Wednesday shooting in Sikeston (02/10/16)
SIKESTON -- Police are investigating a shooting that injured a man early Wednesday in Sikeston. About 10:35 a.m. Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers were called to the 700 block of Montgomery Street in Sikeston in reference to a subject who had been shot, according to Capt. Jim McMillen, public information officer with Sikeston DPS...
East Prairie woman arrested for embezzlement (02/10/16)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- An East Prairie woman faces stealing, forgery and drug charges following an embezzlement investigation in Mississippi County. Candi Michelle Cook, 44, is charged with felony theft/stealing of property valued in excess of $25,000; felony forgery and possession of a controlled substance; and felony tampering with physical evidence...
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I am against changing the name of Main Street to Martin Luther King Drive or Boulevard or whatever. Why don't they go down in Sunset and name a street after him down there? I don't think there's ever been a road named John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Why don't you name it John Fitzgerald Kennedy or John Wayne Street if you're gonna change it? Or Elvis Presley Boulevard? Something like that. If these people would get out and get a job, they wouldn't have to raise all kinds of Cain about everything that don't go their way.

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I would like to respond to all the comments on renaming Main Street. First of all, Martin Luther King was an extremely honorable man. He wanted equality for all men, no matter your race. I saw on TV where a woman said it would help "her" people. That's not what Martin Luther King stood for. Naming a street in an up and coming neighborhood would make more sense. Main Street is for all of us, not just one race as the woman wanted. Also, I would like to say I wish people would rethink their stand on Hillary Clinton. How would they feel if she covered up, and I might add knew she could have helped those people in Benghazi? What if this would've been your loved ones? Do you really want someone who would abandon your family in the military or serving in another country?

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I'm calling in about the person who called in about Roosevelt Road. I don't know if that person is aware of it or not, but you have the right to honor anybody you want, whomever you want to honor. So if you want Roosevelt honored, get off your butt, get you some people together and get out and march. Or otherwise, shut your mouth!

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