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17 arrested by Street Crimes Task Force
SIKESTON - Seventeen persons were arrested and drugs confiscated when the Street Crimes Task Force took action in Sikeston and Charleston. Officers from the Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff and Charleston Police Departments, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Sikeston Department of Public Safety and the Missouri National Guard helicopter joined forces Friday to address local drug and gang activities, according to Capt. Jim McMillen, DPS public information officer...
Patrol to be out in force over Fourth of July holiday
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - While Missourians are observing the Fourth of July, the Missouri Highway Patrol will be keeping watch on the state's roadways. On Friday and Monday Troop E officers will take part in a peak travel crash reduction enforcement program in an effort to promote safety and to reduce the number of traffic crashes in the Troop E area, according to Captain Jeffrey N. Vitale, commanding officer of Troop E...
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SUPREME COURT RULING ON ABORTION HAS WIDE-RANGING IMPACT By striking down abortion restrictions in Texas, abortion-rights activists nationwide are emboldened and a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states are in peril...
Cape detective who helped solve Krajcir case is retiring
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Timothy Wayne Krajcir investigation remains the career pinnacle for retiring Cape Girardeau Police Department detective Jimmy Smith. Eight years later, he still thinks about parts of that case daily. "I feel very fortunate I was the investigating detective," Smith said. "It was the case of a lifetime."...
Deputies seek owners of stolen items
NEW MADRID, Mo. - A suspected thief is in custody, now law enforcement officials are trying to locate the rightful owners of stolen items. The New Madrid County Sheriff's Department is currently working with the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department on several theft cases from north New Madrid County...
Your local weather for June 28
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 90 then becoming mostly clear tonightvwith a low around 65. Sunny on Wednesday with a high near 84 while Wednesday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 60. Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 86 then becoming mostly cloudy Thursday night with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a low around 68. ...
Nixon says he will veto sweeping Mo. gun rights bill
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to veto Monday a sweeping gun rights bill that would allow the concealed carry of firearms without a permit and expand residents' rights to stand and fight against perceived threats -- a move that could set up a battle with the Republican-controlled Legislature...
Galloway issues follow-up report on Pemiscot County
JEFFERSON CITY -- A follow-up report on findings from a December 2015 audit of Pemiscot County has been released by Missouri state auditor Nicole Galloway. The initial report gave the county an overall performance rating of "poor," the lowest rating giving by the Auditor's office. A poor rating triggers a follow-up review to confirm whether selected audit recommendations have been implemented...
Kentucky man and his horse trot for a cause
SIKESTON - Anyone that was near Town and Country RV Resort Friday may have gotten a glimpse of Thomas "Tom" Witten, 56, trekking on his Tennessee Walker horse, Traveling Rock. Sikeston was just one of many stops to their final destination -- Garrison, Colo...
Members of Tetra Pak compete against Alan Wire in the tug of war as part of "Super Saturday" of the Corporate Games at the Sikeston Sports Complex on Saturday in Sikeston.
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. NO LET-UP OF SHOCK WAVES FROM BREXIT Britain's decision to remove itself from the European Union brings more political turmoil as Scotland's leader threatens to block the move...
Morley woman faces felony drug charge
BENTON, Mo. -- A Morley woman faces a felony drug charge after a traffic stop in Scott County. Cheryl Gardiner, 23, is charged with the felony of possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said on Thursday a deputy conducted a vehicle stop on US Highway 61 near Sikeston. ...
Depot turns 100: Community celebrates its role as cultural, art center
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Depot's history reaches back to the community's founding. When John Sikes laid out the town, he knew railroads were a force of the future. In 1860 he donated the land along what is now Malone Avenue to serve as the depot for the coming railroad. By 1916, the Iron Mountain Railroad Company was constructing its Sikeston Depot on the land...
Beating the heat: Ways to avoid illnesses during outdoor sports
SIKESTON -- Recent, scorching-hot weather served as a reminder to take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses, especially while playing outdoor sports this summer. "There wasn't really an acclimation period," Michael Minner said of the recent hot spell. "We were in the 70s and all of a sudden, it's 99 degrees. A lot of people got caught off guard and didn't handle it well."...
Business picks up at local fireworks stands
SIKESTON -- Fire marshals give the thumbs up to fireworks stands, and with the Fourth of July just around the corner, what better way to get a show than to paint the sky with a bright, smokey fireworks entertainment from our local fireworks stands. Stands are strung all along East Malone near Lambert's Cafe and one located at West Main directly in front of Three Rivers College...
Residents must register by July 6 to vote in August
SIKESTON - Residents will need to register to vote no later than Wednesday, July 6 if they want their voices heard in the upcoming local elections Aug. 2. Voters can register with any state agency, city hall, court house, or mail in a form printed from mo.gov...
Morley man faces charges after pulling knife on another man
Gadberry told the victim, 'I will gut you like a catfish' MORLEY, Mo. -- A Morley man faces felony charges after allegedly pulling a knife on another man Tuesday in Scott County. Keith Dwain Gadberry, 51, is charged with felony second degree assault and felony tampering with physical evidence, according to online court records...
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BRITISH POLITICS IN CHAOS AS UK VOTES TO EXIT EU The vote to leave the European Union, after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, shatters the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III...
Sikeston Corporate Games nearing finish
SIKESTON - Corporate Games XVI will be heating up this weekend for "Super Saturday" where local companies will be battling it out at the Sikeston Sports for first place trophies, and most importantly, bragging rights for the year. Employees have been volunteering in the games since its start in 2000, giving the opportunity for companies to socialize and enjoy some friendly competition after work hours. ...
Financial farming issues to be discussed by area farmers
SIKESTON -- Financial issues and stresses in farming will be addressed in a series of regional meetings across the state next month. Farmers in Southeast Missouri farmers will meet from 9 a.m. to noon July 12 at the Miner Convention Center. David Reinbott, agriculture business official for the University of Missouri Extension's Southeast region and Scott County program director, said the meetings will be used as a "fact-finding tool" for the Missouri Department of Agriculture and University of Missouri Extension.. ...
New CEO named for Chamber, Sikeston DED
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Regional Chamber and the Sikeston Area Economic Development Corporation have announced that Barry Sellers is the organization's new chief executive officer. Sellers, currently the economic development director for the Sherwood, Ark., Chamber of Commerce, will begin his position in Sikeston on July 1. He will be in charge of the Sikeston Regional Chamber and Sikeston Economic Development office, which will be combined for the first time...
Convenience store workers charged in food stamp fraud
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Workers of Stop-N-Go Fish Market in Sikeston and Stop-N-Go Mini Mart in New Madrid were indicted on charges alleging the misuse of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program...
Oran man faces drug charges
BENTON, Mo. -- An Oran man faces charges following a narcotic investigation Tuesday in Scott County. James Willard Whorton, 63, is charged with felony for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia...
Fifty-three youngsters taking part in the YMCA of Southeast Missouri's summer day camp program received a backpack filled with supplies thanks to the SEMO Food Bank. Morgan Grothaus with the Food Bank, right, and Shardonney Perkins with the YMCA fill a youngster's backpack with enough food to provide a family of four with six meals as well as a notebook. ...
Sikeston man to serve 10 years in prison
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A Sikeston man, originally charged with murder, will serve 10 years in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm. On a change of venue, Craig "Pico" Marks, 35, of Sikeston, was sentenced on the unlawful possession of a firearm charge on June 17 by Judge Fred W. Copeland in Mississippi County Circuit Court...