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10 Things to Know for Today (03/05/15)
The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MARATHON BOMBING JURY HEAR GRAPHIC TESTIMONY Jurors heard three victims, two of whom had leg amputations, describe the horror they felt when bombs tore through the finish line at the Boston race in 2013...
DPS warns of impending winter weather (03/04/15)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is cautioning motorists about today's impending winter weather. So far the area has received some moderate rain on ground saturated from the last snow event. Rain continues to fall at a steady pace and is predicted to transition to sleet sometime between 10 a.m. ...
Carlos Vargas-Aburto named Southeast Missouri State University's 18th president (03/04/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today announced the appointment of Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto, acting president at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, as the 18th president of Southeast Missouri State University. He will assume the presidency on July 1, 2015...
Lawrence appointed Sikeston city prosecutor (03/04/15)
SIKESTON -- Kye Lawrence will serve as Sikeston's new city prosecutor. "Kye's qualifications include prosecution, criminal defense and civil law experience. We are pleased to have him representing the city of Sikeston as prosecuting attorney," said Sikeston City Manager Jonathan "J.D." Douglass in announcing the appointment...
Scam artists reportedly targeting area residents (03/04/15)
CHARLESTON - Law enforcement officials are warning the public of scams targeting area residents. Recently multiple residents have reported to Sikeston Department of Public Safety of a phone scam by a caller claiming to be with the U.S. Department of Treasury and stating that the person on the other line has received a tax-free grant. The caller shows up as "unknown" on caller ID. Residents are encouraged to not accept the call or give any information to the caller...
Courthouse closed (03/04/15)
BENTON - The County Commission has closed the Scott County Courthouse today due to the inclement weather forecast for today.
10 Things to Know for Today (03/04/15)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING TRIAL BEGINS Lawyers of accused suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will seek to portray him as the impressionable younger brother of the attack's mastermind, Tamerlan, while prosecutors will say he was an active and willing participant...
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