Power restored quickly after early Friday morning outage
SIKESTON -- Power was restored in Sikeston's only electrical outage during last night's winter storm almost as soon as BMU got word it was down, according to officials. At 3:30 a.m. today, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to a report from the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department that a power transformer was on fire on County Line Road on the south side of the city...
Sikeston CVB is hosting photo contest
SIKESTON -- Looking to capitalize on some of the best-captured scenes of Sikeston, the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting a photo contest through 2014. "We're hoping to get a huge turnout," said Rhonda Council, who is an administrative assistant for the CVB. "We're excited and looking forward to seeing all the photos people submit."...
Wreaths Across America: Veterans to receive wreaths on graves
BENTON -- Over 200 Scott County veterans will receive wreaths on their graves this Christmas season. For the first time, a Wreaths Across America ceremony will take place in Scott County. Set for 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at the St. Denis Cemetery in Benton, the ceremony is sponsored by the American Legion Riders Chapter 369 of Benton...
Storm packing sleet and snow arrives
SIKESTON -- A strong winter storm will continue to bring a wintry mix of precipitation to the area today, resulting in significant snow and ice accumulations. A winter storm warning remains in effect for through 6 p.m. today evening, according to the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky. A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible, which will make travel very hazardous or impossible...
The Last Word - Episode 31