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Hands-on learning: Local teens gain insight of medical field through MASH camp in Sikeston (07/31/15)
SIKESTON -- Some local high school students are seeing firsthand what it's like to work in the medical field through a two-day camp which began Wednesday in Sikeston. "We enjoy teaching, and anytime we can teach kids who are possibly interested in doing what we do some day, we love it," said Tami Kiefer, flight nurse for Air Evac Lifeteam...
Corps of Engineers rejects county's road damage claim (07/31/15)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County's claims against the Corps for tearing up county roads were denied. Commissioners reviewed during their regular weekly meeting Thursday the letter from the U.S. Department of the Army's Tort Claims Division received Wednesday notifying the county of "final administrative action" on the county's claims...
Body of missing girl found in pond (07/31/15)

**Wickliffe, Ky., girl who went missing Wednesday was found Thursday morning near home WICKLIFFE, Ky. -- The body of 8-year-old Skyleigh Pool, who had been missing since Wednesday. was recovered from a pond early Thursday near her home. The Ballard County Sheriff's Department confirmed Skyleigh was found about a quarter of a mile from her home Thursday morning...
Man sentenced for possession of child porn (07/31/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Naylor man was sentenced to nearly 10 years in federal prison for possessing sexually explicit images of young girls. Billy Joe Wertenberger, 26, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 117 months for felony possession of child pornography, assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Koester said...
Steele man faces drug charges (07/31/15)
STEELE -- A Steele resident is in jail on drug-related charges. Marcus Spates is in custody following his arrest on on a felony warrant charging him with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and a Steele municipal warrant charging him with failure to appear in court...
Two Dexter men face sex charges (07/31/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- A Dexter man will be arraigned Wednesday on child molestation and statutory rape charges. James Mylon Ballard, 41, of Dexter was arrested Thursday on a warrant for two counts of first degree statutory rape, first degree child molestation involving a weapon and tampering with a victim, according to Stoddard County Sheriff's Department...
10 Things to Know for Today (07/31/15)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. INVESTIGATORS WORK TO LINK WING PART TO VANISHED MALAYSIA AIRLINES JET The surprise discovery of the debris on a remote island in the Indian Ocean stirs hopes and emotion among families of the missing...
Steele man wanted on murder charge turns self in to police (07/30/15)
ARUTHERSVILLE -- A Steele man wanted in connection with the murder of another Pemiscot County man turned himself in to authorities early today. Ratio Frederick Armour, 26, turned himself in to the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office about 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Armour is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the July 3 murder of 30-year-old Larry Turner of Hayti...
Community outreach: Sikeston R-6 teachers, administrators go door-to-door to meet community (07/30/15)
SIKESTON -- Even before the students walk through the doors of their classroom, their teachers are walking up to the doors of their homes to welcome them back to school. On Wednesday braving the blazing sun and 90-plus degree heat, teachers boarded school buses and began traveling the streets of the Sikeston R-6 School District. ...
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