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Mayor of Caruthersville killed in fire (07/24/14)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- The mayor of Caruthersville reportedly died in a fire at his home Wednesday night. According to reports, Rick Davis, who was elected mayor in April, was at his home at 303 Eighh Street when a fire broke out between 10:30 and 11 p.m...
Council seeks residents interested in governing process (07/24/14)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council is looking for a few good men -- and women -- to serve on city boards and commissions. Currently the city has 17 boards and commissions that deal with practically every aspect of municipal government. Participation in this program gives appointees a working knowledge of municipal operations, and has prepared many to further their public service as a local elected official, according to a city officials...
Train derails in Dexter (07/24/14)
By NOREEN HYSLOP SEMO News Service DEXTER -- Fourteen southbound Union Pacific freight cars, including an LP gas tanker, derailed around 3 a.m. in Dexter. At 7 a.m., Dexter Police, the Dexter Fire Department, Stoddard County Sheriff's deputies and the Highway Patrol, were staged near the Tyson Foods plant on the east end of the city while UP crews and Dexter Fire Chief Don Seymore performed air level testing in the area of the derailment to determine if there was an immediate danger to area residents. ...
Summer blood needed (07/24/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- There is still just no substitute for blood. "They are making headway on that, but very, very slowly," said Craig Welker, blood bank supervisor at Missouri Delta Medical Center. And so another summer means blood banks are again concerned about shortages...
Lightning strike (07/24/14)
When stormy weather blew into New Madrid Wednesday, the lightning it brought with it shattered a tree in the 600 block of Main Street. (Jill Bock, Staff)
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