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Paying their respect (08/29/16)
Law enforcement officers and emergency responders from across Southeast Missouri joined family and friends of Todd Hartlein to pay their respects at the funeral of Todd Hartlein Saturday. Hartlein, who was the assistant chief at the Matthews Fire Department, died Aug. 24. For more photos see the Standard-Democrat's Web Gallery...
Freedom Rally (08/29/16)
The Pure Freedom Rally was held Saturday in Sikeston.
Assaults on inmates, officers rise as area's jail populations increase (08/29/16)
BENTON, Mo. -- As prison and jail populations increase, so do the number of assaults on inmates and officers. At Scott County Jail, there is nearly a direct correlation to the jail population rising and the number of assaults. In 2014, the average population in the jail was 79, and there were four inmate-on-inmate assaults and one assault on a corrections officer...
Local leaders sharpen leadership skills at academy (08/29/16)
SIKESTON -- Local community leaders polished their leadership skills through the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy, a Delta Regional Authority program. Maude Harris, nutrition and health education specialist for University of Missouri Extension of Scott County in Benton and the southeast region; and Rachelle Johnson, administrator of Mississippi County Health Department in Charleston, were two graduates of 50 Delta leaders to receive the program certificate...
10 Things to Know for Today (08/29/16)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. PANIC AT LA AIRPORT Roads and terminals were reopening after but travel delays ensued, after reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused the panicked evacuation of hundreds of people...
Oran man faces felony assault, drug charges (08/28/16)
BENTON, Mo. -- An Oran man faces domestic abuse and drug charges in Scott County after allegedly hitting and attempting to pull a woman through a broken car window. Mark Gordon, 42, is charged with felony second degree domestic assault and the misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance...
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Here, take our jobs

Go on to your computer and google Twin Falls, Idaho, and read the story about the 5-year-old girl who was raped, molested and urinated on by three Syrian refugees that were brought here by the Obama Administration. It was videotaped, and now they are trying to cover it up. There's no medical records that they will release. They won't release the police reports. This is a cover-up. And the reason they are covering it up is they want these Syrian refugees here to take jobs away from Americans. And an Iraqi veteran couldn't even get a job, but a Syrian refugee got a job. Chobani Yogurt is owned by Islamic terrorists. Ban Chobani Yogurt. Do not buy it. We need to put these companies out of business. The tax dollars of our hardworking citizens are going toward giving each of these families $1,100 a month to live on. So you wonder why your Social Security benefits are not increasing - this is why. It is more important to take care of these illegal immigrants, these Syrian refugees, than it is the American people.

Clinton is no coal miner's daughter

I read on the front page of the Standard Democrat that Sikeston residents are going to have a seven percent increase in their electric bills and further increases in the years to come. Mr. Landers noted in there that it's not a healthy climate for the coal industry. Of course, it's not. Hillary Clinton has vowed to destroy the coal industry. That's gonna be more jobs that are lost in the city of Sikeston and in New Madrid due to Associated Electric. All these people will be out of work and our electric rates will soar. And this is all from Hillary Clinton killing the coal industry.

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