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Tuesday accident (08/24/16)
A man was struck by a car while riding a bike Tuesday morning on North Main Street.
Exhibit, contest entries needed for annual Benton Neighbor Days (08/24/16)
BENTON, Mo. -- Local residents who've captured eye-catching photographs or created impressive handmade crafts may want to consider entering them in the upcoming annual Benton Neighbor Days open-class exhibit. Set for Sept. 2 and 3 at the Benton City Park, the annual Neighbor Days have for years included the tradition of various exhibits by local 4-H members and community residents...
Mississippi County woman jailed on drug charges after being found with bath salts (08/24/16)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Mississippi County is currently in jail on drug charges after being found with bath salts. According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, a deputy observed a driver of a vehicle he was looking for in reference to a trespassing call. The deputy turned his vehicle around and approached with his lights and siren and saw that the male had exited the vehicle and a female was behind the wheel...
Local health care providers awarded DRA grant (08/24/16)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- To reduce chronic diseases that affect the area, Mississippi County health care providers were recently awarded a Delta Regional Authority grant for over $500,000. Grants are funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy which is housed within the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. ...
Charleston man charged with alleged assault with broom (08/23/16)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Charleston man faces charges after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend with a broom. Jeffrey A. Groves, 50, is charged with felony first degree domestic assault, according to online court records. On Aug. 4 Mississippi County sheriff's deputy Alvin Marcum received a walk-in complaint from a female involved in a domestic assault, according to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore. ...
Morehouse man dies after being struck by vehicles (08/22/16)
SIKESTON -- A Morehouse man died after being struck by a vehicle early Monday in Sikeston. At 5:47 a.m. Monday, officers with Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to a motor vehicle crash where James Hopper, 29, of Morehouse was walking along Highway 60 near Keystone Drive and was struck by multiple vehicles and killed, according to Sgt. Jon Broom, public information officer for Sikeston DPS. Hopper was pronounced dead at the scene...
The Last Word

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Higher and higher

I think there should be something done about Direct TV, Dish Network and Charter. I think the Better Business Bureau should step in and control the prices. Anytime they get ready, they just automatically just jack your bill up and it's over $100. Why should somebody pay $100 for watching their own TV that they own? I can understand rates can go up, but you ought to get a letter or something stating that the rate will be going up. That way you will have a chance to contact them and find out what is going on and what can be done before your bill is so high and you can't pay it. People on a fixed income cannot pay these bills. There ought to be some way the Better Business Bureau can step in and control what these cable companies are doing to us. It's not fair to the working people to have to pay these bills. You are totally clueless when you get the bill. When I contacted them yesterday, they said the prices went up. Why weren't we alerted that the prices were going up? And then you have to pay for the boxes. You are using their services so why do you have to pay for the boxes? The boxes ought to be furnished. Why should internet be $60 a month if you don't use it half the time. It's different if you have a business, but people that work and use it just a little bit at night, $60 is way too much. Can't there be something done?

Better Business Bureau's phone number is 703-276-0100. Give them a call.

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