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April jail staff 'walk out' did not violate criminal statutes (07/25/16)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - No charges will be filed against jail personnel who walked off their jobs in April. However, according to the sheriff, they shouldn't expect their jobs back. Mississippi County Prosecuting Attorney Darren Cann released a statement that the Missouri Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control has completed its investigation of the "walk out" occurring on April 8. Cann said the investigation found no violation of Missouri criminal statutes...
No charges filed in fatal shooting (07/25/16)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - A Charleston man is dead after what police are describing as a shooting in self-defense. Christopher Flannigan, 28, was found shot to death at 9:15 a.m. Saturday by officers who were called to 307 Naomi St. Officers secured the crime scene and a suspect was taken into custody, according to Charleston Department of Public Safety Director Robert Hearnes...
Duncan's career comes full circle as he returns to NMCC as superintendent (07/25/16)
NEW MADRID, Mo. - Dr. Sam Duncan's career is coming full circle. Sitting in the superintendent's office on the New Madrid County R-1 campus, Duncan recalls it was here he and his wife, Melanie, were offered their first teaching jobs. Later, in the same office, he was promoted to assistant principal. Since July 1, Duncan has taken on the role of superintendent for the district...
Soapy Saturday (07/25/16)
Members of the 2016 Semo South Eagles conducted a car wash Saturday in New Madrid to raise funds to play in the regional competition at Kalona, Iowa, this week. Caden Howell uses his perch from above to spray the soap from a vehicle as Madilynn Colbert scrubs down one fender and John Stanley prepares to work on the other side. The Eagles won second place in the state tournament for to qualify them for the regional competition in the 13 and under division...
Man recovering from accident at rodeo grounds (07/25/16)
SIKESTON - A man was injured in an accident while prepping the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. According to Zach Fayette, Jaycee rodeo chairman, early Saturday morning a man was struck in the head by a broken chain. The injured man was taken to Barnes Jewish in St. Louis and is recovering...
10 Things to Know for Today (07/25/16)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AUTHORITIES: 17 SHOT, 2 KILLED AT FLORIDA NIGHTCLUB A captain with the Fort Myers Police Department tells WINK-TV as many as 17 people have been shot at Club Blu. Authorities say three people have been taken into custody and that there are two active crime scenes...
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Politics is no place for actors

I stand amazed at the gullible stance that blacks and hispanics take on Hillary Clinton. They think she is for them. The truth is she would not allow her daughter to go to school nor college with blacks or hispanics. Nor would she encourage her to interact with them. I'm just memorized that the delusion they are under. They don't check anything out. I'm just shocked. I wish Republicans and everybody who is tired of the status quo would begin to boycott Hollywood that takes such a political stand. Just be an entertainer and leave politics to your own private business. Matt Damon is one of the worst.

Blowing in the street

I've complained about the grass being mowed on Taylor Street and being blown out in the street. This is not only causing our street to flood because it stops up the street drain, but it is also causing water to get into people's houses. If this does not stop, I'm gonna have to try and do something myself. I wish the code enforcement would come down Taylor Street more often and start handing out tickets to those who are doing this.

Think before you vote

Donald Trump is one of the most ignorant people who has ever run for the President of the United States. He made fun of John McCain when John was shot down in Vietnam. He was in the Hanoi Hotel, and that's not a hotel, it's a prison. He spent five years or more in the prison system. They were gonna release him, but he let another man be released who was in worse shape than he was. Donald Trump has made fun of this man unmercifully. Donald Trump is so ignorant. All of these people are following him like he's Jesus Christ. What he is is an insult. He's ruined a lot of things that we had going in the United States. If he gets in the White House, we might as well bend over and kiss our rear ends goodbye. He doesn't have enough sense to run the country. He filed bankruptcy four times, so how many people do you think suffered - a lot of people. When you don't pay, then they lose what they have a lot of times. So think about it people. Think about the person we need for president. He called kids names when he was in the fourth and fifth grade. He has the mentality of a small child. You don't have to vote for Hillary, but think before you vote.

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