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Local teams raise money to fight cancer (04/23/14)
The Sikeston and Charleston baseball teams as well as the Sikeston soccer team took to the field Tuesday night to raise money to help fight cancer.
Annual crawfish boil is Saturday (04/23/14)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Jaycees have had such a success with the Crawfish Boil and Music Festival over the past four years, they are planning for an even bigger crowd this year. "I think this event has grown into an event that everyone can mark their calendars for every spring," said Ross Merideth, chairperson for the Fifth Annual Sikeston Jaycee and Health Facilities Rehab Crawfish Boil and Music Festival. ...
Preliminary hearings scheduled in murder case (04/23/14)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Preliminary hearings for three men charged in the death of a rural Portageville man are set for 10 a.m. May 29 at the Pemiscot County Justice Center. Gunner Lee Pind, 28, Kevin Slayton, 17, and Cody Edward LeGrand, 18, of Portageville appeared in court Monday before Associate Judge Byron D. ...
Sikeston's community cleanup starts on Saturday (04/23/14)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's annual community cleanup campaign will begin April 26 During the nine-day period ending May 4, the Compost Site, located on Compress Road, will be open to Sikeston residents daily from 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. City staff will be on site to require proof of residency...
10 Things to Know for Today (04/23/14)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SUPREME COURT DEALS BLOW TO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION By a 6-2 majority, the court declares that state voters can outlaw using race as a factor in college admissions...
Bids opened on Scott County Courthouse roof project (04/22/14)
news@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Another fiscal year, another roof project for the Scott County Courthouse. Scott County commissioners opened bids for reconstruction of the roof over the courthouse's central, main structure during their regular weekly meeting Tuesday...
MDMC offers new option for heartburn (04/22/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Getting rid of heartburn for most people just takes a pill. For those that need another option, Missouri Delta has good news. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD, is a condition where the contents of the stomach come back up into the esophagus. ...
10 Things to Know for Today (04/22/14)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. US TO RUSSIA: TIME SHORT TO HEED UKRAINE ACCORD Moscow has "days, not weeks" to comply with the agreement aimed at stemming the Ukraine crisis _ or face further sanctions, a U.S. official says...
Man sought in theft of Oregon County deputy vehicle (04/22/14)
ALTON - The Oregon County Sheriff's Department is searching for Jeffrey Wegener, 26m from Platte Center, Neb. Wegener is wanted in the theft of an Oregon County Deputy's vehicle at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Wegener allegedly took the vehicle from a Myrtle, Mo., gas station and ran it into the river, completely submerging the 2014 truck the department had recently purchased...
Armed men enter nursing home (04/22/14)
STEELE -- Two masked men armed with gun entered a nursing home, possibly in search of narcotics. The Steele Police Department officers received a 911 call from the River Oaks Nursing Center early Monday morning. According to a news release issued by Steele Chief of Police Billy Joe Stanfield, staff members stated two black men both wearing masks and one armed with a handgun entered the nursing home; ordering them inside a bathroom. ...
Rendleman to stand trial in May (04/22/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- A Stoddard County man accused of a 2012 rape and abduction near Advance is slated to stand trial in the coming month. Steven Clark Rendleman, 52, will face a three-day jury trial on May 20-22, 2014. The case will be heard in a Franklin County courtroom before Judge Gael D. Wood...
Man sentenced in jewelry store robbery (04/22/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Tennessee man last week became the first of four defendants to be sentenced in connection with a 2009 armed robbery at a Cape Girardeau jewelry store. Kevin Stitt was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison for his role in the robbery. He also must pay $93,461 in restitution, online federal court records show...
Rest area closed through Thursday (04/22/14)
FRUITLAND - The Fruitland rest area on Interstate 55 south in Cape Girardeau County will be closed from 3 p.m. Tuesday until 3 p.m. Thursday, as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform repairs, according to a MoDOT news release. All work is weather permitting. Work zones will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636, or visit modot.org/southeast...
Local weather forecast (04/22/14)
Tonight will be clear, with a low around 44. Sunny on Wednesday with a high near 72 then becoming mostly clear Wednesday night with a low around 51. Thursday will be partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m. with a high near 78 while Thursday night will be mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers before 2 a.m. ...
Charleston council implements curfew (04/21/14)
CHARLESTON -- Due to the recent violence, the City Council has made an emergency declaration implementing a curfew for the west end of Charleston from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m.
Cathedral Window quilt helps celebrate church's 225th year (04/21/14)
NEW MADRID -- At 90, Margaret Eyler could sit back and let others do for her. But if you think she would do that, you don't know her very well. Instead, Eyler is busy doing for others. Her most recent project is to benefit Immaculate Conception Church...
Bulldogs split doubleheader (04/21/14)
Sikeston's Cody Rogers hustles back to first as Calloway County first baseman Lofton Pigg awaits the throw on Saturday afternoon at VFW Memorial Stadium. The full story can be found on page 8 and a gallery can be viewed online.
Caruthersville man arrested for car theft (04/21/14)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A man is in custody after stealing a motor vehicle from a gasoline station. At 1:28 a.m. Saturday, Caruthersville Police were called to the Casey's General Store to investigate the theft of a vehicle, according to Caruthersville City Marshal Tony Jones...
Cape felon arrested for having firearm (04/21/14)
CHARLESTON - An officer with the Charleston Department of Public Safety investigated a report of gunshots on West Marshall street on Saturday. According to a report from Charleston DPS Director Robert E Hearnes, officers later arrested Richard Jenkins, 28, of Cape Girardeau. He is charged with felon in possession of a handgun and placed in jail...
10 Things to Know for Today (04/21/14)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO HAS HARSH WORDS FOR SOUTH KOREA FERRY CREW President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ship committed "unforgivable, murderous acts," leaving more than 300 dead or missing...
Charleston man killed (04/19/14)
CHARLESTON - A Charleston man was shot and killed Friday afternoon. Charleston Department of Public Safety Director Robert Hearnes said his department received a 911 call at 3 p.m. Friday about shots fired on North Elm Street near Mark Twain Park. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, log in to our electronic edition...
YMCA of Southeast Missouri has meaningful impact on the area (04/19/14)
SIKESTON -- To some, the YMCA is seen as just a gym or a place to work out. But the YMCA of Southeast Missouri in Sikeston is much more. From friendship to youth sports leagues to classes and different programs, the YMCA has impacted the Sikeston community in many different ways...
Prisoner attempts to conceal 'brass knuckles' at jail (04/19/14)
CHARLESTON -- A man being booked into the Mississippi County Detention Center was discovered with "brass knuckles" and illegal drugs leading to additional charges. John Leon Groves, 30, of Charleston, is scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. May 14 for a preliminary hearing on charges of possession of a weapon or dangerous item in a county jail, which is a class B felony, and possession of a controlled substance in a county jail, a class C felony...
'Carry the Cross' crosses state, nation and maybe the world (04/19/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Described by the founder as a global movement of believers, Carry the Cross may have gone international Friday. "This is the fourth year of Carry the Cross," said Harriet Craig, associate pastor of the Life Church in Sikeston. "It is something my husband David got the inspiration for."...
Three arrested for murder (04/18/14)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Three people are charged in the murder of a rural Portageville man and two others are in custody facing charges related to the case. Gunner Lee Pind, 28, Kevin Slayton, 17, and Cody Edward LeGrand, 18, of Portageville are charged with the death of Roy Clifton Jerrolds, 60. who lived on Route T, near Portageville. Jerrolds was found shot to death inside his burning home on April 10...