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Sikeston DPS provides details on capture of murder suspects (01/24/15)
SIKESTON - Hours of investigation led Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers late Friday to the apartment where two murder suspects were hiding. According to Capt. Jim McMillen, DPS public information officer, at 3 p.m. Thursday, officers obtained information that William Henry Applewhite and Gailon Appelwhite, who were wanted for the Jan. 11 murder of Christopher West, were hiding in Sikeston...
Murder suspects caught (01/24/15)
SIKESTON -- A three-hour standoff ended late Friday with the arrest of two men wanted in a Jan. 11 fatal shooting. Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden reported around midnight Friday the arrest of William Henry Applewhite III, 27, and Gailon Lamarous Applewhite, 29, on Davis Street in Sikeston. The brothers were taken to the Sikeston Jail...
God's blessings: Building donation bringing TCA classes to one campus (01/24/15)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The move may be just across the street, but the new location of The Christian Academy will make a major difference to the students and staff when the new school year begins in August. The Sikeston Christian-based school will relocate from its current location at 210 S. Kingshighway to the former Three Rivers College site at 103 E. Kathleen St. in Sikeston...
Sheriff's deputy arrests man for impersonating officer after traffic stop (01/24/15)
CHARLESTON -- A southern Illinois man faces charges for impersonating a law enforcement officer. Curtland Silarra Sawyer Jr., 35, of Mounds, Ill., is scheduled to be arraigned at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 4 before Associate Judge S. Rob Barker on misdemeanor charges of false impersonation of a law enforcement officer, unauthorized use of a siren and warning light system on a vehicle when no emergency exists and careless and imprudent driving...
Benton community reacts to mayor's death (01/23/15)
BENTON -- The city of Benton is mourning the loss of one of its greatest fans and leaders. Mayor Joe Stuckey, 68, died Wednesday morning in Benton. On Thursday, Benton City Clerk Connie Barnett and other residents took to Benton's Facebook page to pay their respects...
Pink night (01/23/15)
A Pink Night was held on Thursday night at the Sikeston Field House for the Sikeston v. Kennett basketball game.
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