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Sikeston man faces charges following assault of an officer (10/25/14)
BENTON -- A Sikeston man in custody at the Scott County Jail has been charged with assaulting a corrections officer. Terriante Maurice McClinton, 23, of Sikeston is charged with the class C felony of assault of a corrections officer and the class B misdemeanor of property damage in the second degree...
Sikeston-area residents can e-cycle for free this Tuesday (10/25/14)
SIKESTON -- This may be the biggest and best e-waste recycling event this area has had yet. E-waste 2014 Recycling Day is scheduled Tuesday, according to Scott County Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn. From 8 a.m. till 3 p.m., electronic items can be dropped off on the rear parking lot of Carnell's Collision Repair. While Carnell's address is 417 North Main, the rear lot is best accessed from Tanner Street...
Portageville voters must decide sales tax issue (10/25/14)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Approval of a half-cent sales tax would pave the way for a smoother ride in Portageville. In addition to voting for state and county officials on Nov. 4, Portageville residents will decide whether to approve a sales tax of one half of 1 percent for the purpose of funding capital improvements. The tax will end after 10 years...
SPS Foundation tailgate (10/25/14)
Charleston man injured in shooting (10/24/14)
CHARLESTON -- Police are investigating the second shooting within a week in Charleston. About 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Charleston Department of Public Safety received several phone calls of gunshots in the 200 block of North Elm Street. Responding officers located the victim, 23-year-old DeMarcus Owens of Charleston, in the 200 block of North Heggie Street with an apparent gunshot wound...
2 in custody on drug charges (10/24/14)
BENTON -- A Morley woman and man are in custody following their arrest on drug-related charges. Patty Lynn Tanner, 59, of Morley is charged with the Class C felony of possession of a controlled substance and the class A misdemeanor of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia...
Scott City man is in custody after high speed chase (10/24/14)
BENTON -- A Scott City man is facing an array of charges following a high speed chase that reached speeds of 105 miles per hour. Matthew Angel Lowe, 38, is charged with the felonies of driving while revoked/suspended, resisting arrest by fleeing and creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death to any person and misdemeanor charges of operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway when the roadway was of sufficient width, exceeding the posted speed limit by 25 miles an hour or more, and failure to stop for a stop sign.. ...
Cotton harvesting season (10/24/14)
The recent dry weather has enabled farmers to get back in their fields to harvest their crops.
Area residents can e-cycle for free Tuesday (10/24/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- This may be the biggest and best e-waste recycling event this area has had yet. E-waste 2014 Recycling Day is scheduled Tuesday, according to Scott County Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn. From 8 a.m. till 3 p.m., electronic items can be dropped off on the rear parking lot of Carnell's Collision Repair. While Carnell's address in 417 North Main, the rear lot is best accessed from Tanner Street...
Local, state haunted attractions offer some Halloween fright (10/24/14)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Looking to get a little spooked this Halloween? Some groups have organized haunt events locally and across the state to add a little fright to the holiday. For its seventh season, the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce will offer New Madrid Ghost Tours will be offered Friday and Saturday with tours at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m...
All concerned parties are happy with drainage plan (10/24/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- With the Missouri Department of Transportation on board now, drainage problems on State Highway 62 west of Charleston, just south of the T-Intersection with Highway 77, should be a thing of the past. "It has been taken care of," Mississippi County Commissioner Darrell Jones said during the Commission's regular weekly meeting Thursday, "and the state is involved."...
Night informs students, parents about high school years and beyond (10/23/14)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston High School students and their parents will have the opportunity to learn more about what they will face throughout high school and beyond during the second annual Plan 4 Success Night. Set to begin at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school cafeteria, parents and students in grades 9-12 will choose from various informational sessions to attend...
Planning started for military medical mission this summer (10/23/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A point of contact has been established and facilities are being scouted for a military medical operation planned for Sikeston next year. Missy Marshall was designated during an organizational meeting held Tuesday at City Hall to serve as Sikeston's contact person for a Military Innovative Readiness Training Program to be held here in July 2015...
Area schools to receive book chronicling life in SE Missouri (10/23/14)
SIKESTON -- "Canalou: People, Culture, Bootheel Town," a collection of stories about the author's experiences growing up and living in the Missouri Bootheel, has recently been published by the Center for Regional History at Southeast Missouri State University and will soon be delivered to area schools...
Sikeston family funds books for local schools (10/23/14)
jillb@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Thanks to the generosity of a local family, students across the region will know the stories of small town life in the Bootheel. The Montgomery family donated $7,500 to the Center for Regional History of Southeast Missouri State University to provide 500 copies of "Canalou: People, Culture, Bootheel Town," a collection of stories by Dan Whittle, to area high schools. ...
New Jaws (10/23/14)
Public Safety Officer Jacob Bell, one of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's newest employees, tries one of Hurst's new eDRAULIC rescue tools Wednesday on a junk car donated by Satterfield's Wrecker Service. The eDRAULIC line features self-contained hydraulics and are battery operated so users are no longer "tethered" by hydraulic hoses to a power unit, according to Lt. ...
Have Breakfast with the City Manager Saturday (10/23/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- If you haven't got around to it over the past year, Saturday will be a great time to meet Sikeston's "new" city manager. City residents are invited to attend Breakfast with the City Manager scheduled from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Clinton Community Building...
10 Things to Know for Today (10/23/14)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CANADA VOWS NOT TO BE INTIMIDATED BY TERROR Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the Parliament Hill shooting was a terrorist act. 2. GLIMPSES OF NORTH KOREAN LIFE CAUGHT ON RARE TRIP...
Stamp out breast cancer (10/22/14)
The Sikeston Post Office is pretty in pink through Oct. 31 as it joins the effort to help fund breast cancer research. Currently postal employees are selling shirts to "Help Stamp Out Breast Cancer" and books of special first class "Fund the Fight Find A Cure" breast cancer stamps. ...
Night informs students parents about high school years and beyond (10/22/14)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston High School students and their parents will have the opportunity to learn more about what they will face throughout high school and beyond during the second annual Plan 4 Success Night. Set to begin at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school cafeteria, parents and students in grades 9-12 will choose from various informational sessions to attend...
Tenn. man killed in crash (10/22/14)
HAYTI -- A Tennessee man died in an accident in Pemiscot County. At 12:35 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 412, two miles west of Hayti, an eastbound van driven by David L. Warden, 37, of Ripley, Tenn., ran into the rear of an eastbound tractor-trailer rig driven by Anthony J. Bissel, 26, of Wardell, according to a report from the Missouri Highway Patrol...
Education expert speaks to crowd Tuesday (10/22/14)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com MINER -- A national education expert who served on an initial Common Core committee shared her thoughts and experience with the national learning standards while speaking to a crowd Tuesday at the Miner Convention Center...
Stotsky on Missouri ... (10/22/14)
SIKESTON -- On Monday, Dr. Sandra Stotsky observed two committees developing Missouri's learning standards while she was visiting in Jefferson City. Stotsky visited with a committee developing science standards and the committee developing standards for English/language arts for grades 6-12. According to committee rules, visitors can make comments if they've been asked for them by the group...
Sikeston bank robbed (10/22/14)
SIKESTON - The FBI and Sikeston Department of Public Safety are investigating a robbery at a Sikeston Bank. At 11:52 a.m. Monday, Sikeston DPS received a call of a bank robbery at Alliance Bank, 820 N. Main. According to Capt. James McMillen, DPS public information officer, the suspect entered the bank around 10 minutes before noon and demanded cash...
Inmate now facing tampering charge (10/22/14)
CHARLESTON -- A Mississippi County inmate is facing an additional charge after attempting to influence his victim to change testimony. Laterence Antonia Caldwell, 24, of Charleston was charged with tampering with a victim in a felony prosecution, after Jail Administrator Cory Hutcheson noticed outgoing mail addressed by Caldwell to the victim in his pending domestic assault case...