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Steele man wanted on murder charge turns self in to police (07/30/15)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A Steele man wanted in connection with the murder of another Pemiscot County man turned himself in to authorities early today. Ratio Frederick Armour, 26, turned himself in to the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office about 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Armour is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the July 3 murder of 30-year-old Larry Turner of Hayti...
Community outreach: Sikeston R-6 teachers, administrators go door-to-door to meet community (07/30/15)
SIKESTON -- Even before the students walk through the doors of their classroom, their teachers are walking up to the doors of their homes to welcome them back to school. On Wednesday braving the blazing sun and 90-plus degree heat, teachers boarded school buses and began traveling the streets of the Sikeston R-6 School District. ...
Corps rejects county's road damage claim (07/30/15)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County's claims against the Corps for tearing up county roads has been denied. Commissioners reviewed during their regular weekly meeting Thursday the letter from the U.S. Department of the Army's Tort Claims Division received Wednesday notifying the county of "final administrative action" on the county's claims...
Charleston voters to decide on diesel tax at the pumps (07/30/15)
CHARLESTON -- A proposed sales tax on diesel, if approved by voters, will bring money for streets and public safety with almost no effect on local farms, businesses or residents, according to Charleston City Manager Richard Goode. "On Aug. 4, there is a special election asking voters to approve a diesel fuel tax of 2 cents per gallon for all at-the-pump diesel sales within city limits," Goode said. ...
Scott County represented well at FCCLA nationals; Kelly, Oran students take top honors (07/30/15)
SIKESTON -- Scott County was well represented with students from two of its high schools earning top honors earlier this month at the 2015 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America national competition in Washington, D.C. Kelly FCCLA sponsor Brooke Sparks said the wins marked the first time Kelly FCCLA has qualified for nationals since 2003, and her students -- Bethany Knight, Megan Cissell and Shelby Donaldson -- received gold honors...
Cape teen dies after riptide incident in North Carolina (07/30/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU (SMNS) -- A Cape Girardeau teenager died Tuesday night while on a trip with his church group. Marvin T. Scott, 16, died after swimming in the ocean on a North Carolina coast during a church retreat. At 7:30 p.m., Emerald Isle Police, Fire and EMS units were sent to the area of 7017 Ocean Drive for a water rescue, according to a news release...
Three juveniles charged in June drive-by shooting in Cape Girardeau (07/30/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Three juveniles were taken into custody Wednesday in connection with a June 29 drive-by shooting at 401 S. Hanover St. in which a woman was injured critically after being shot in the head, the Cape Girardeau Police Department reported...
Sikeston DPS reports the arrest of three Memphis men who stole a trailer full of cargo (07/29/15)
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. The three men, who have a set at $15,000 cash only bond, are awaiting their arraignment...
Council rejects flood plain map revision (07/29/15)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston City Council rejected a flood plain map revision and will contract for another study. Jay Lancaster, public works director, presented during the Council's regular monthly briefing session Monday the results of a public hearing on revised flood plain mapping...
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