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Stop the violence prayer walk (05/02/16)
Charleston residents take part in the Stop the Violence Prayer Walk held Saturday in Charleston, Mo.
Elementary students name new robotic arm system at Missouri Delta Medical Center (05/02/16)
SIKESTON - It was just the name they had hoped for. When officials at Missouri Delta Medical Center decided their orthopedic surgeon-controlled robotic arm system needed a name, they turned to area third, fourth and fifth graders for suggestions. As an incentive, they promised the winning class a pizza party and the opportunity for a first-hand demonstration of the advanced equipment used for joint replacement surgery and other procedures at the hospital...
10 Things to Know for Today (05/02/16)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT IS DRIVING IMMIGRANTS TO APPLY FOR US CITIZENSHIP In interviews, many say the fear of Donald Trump becoming president is a motivating factor for longtime immigrants to apply for citizenship in order to vote...
Second person charged in forged check scheme (04/30/16)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A second arrest was made after a complaint about a stolen and forged check. Scottie Owens was charged with forgery and stealing after deputies discovered his role in the case. According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, the investigation began April 19 when a complaint was made about a stolen and forged check. ...
May Calendar Girl (04/30/16)
Lindsey Self is the May Standard Democrat Calendar Girl. The daughter of Kevin and Beverly Self, Self will graduate this May from Sikeston High School. She plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University and major in elementary education.
Sikeston elementary counselor wins video contest (04/30/16)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston R-6 elementary school counselor earned recognition after her school created a video about her. Olivia Carter, counselor at Matthews Elementary School in Sikeston, received the Southeast Missouri School Counselor Association's National School Counselors Week Video Contest Award during the organization's March 9 spring meeting in Cape Girardeau...
Wise counsel: Two Sikeston R-6 counselors earn honors from their peers (04/30/16)
SIKESTON -- Two Sikeston R-6 counselors were named Counselor of the Year by the Southeast Missouri School Counselor Association. Kim Thornbrough, senior counselor at Sikeston High School, was named Secondary Counselor of the Year while Tonya Sparlin, counselor at Sikeston Fifth and Sixth Grade Center, was awarded Middle School Counselor of the Year by the Southeast Missouri School Counselors Association...
Simulation gives university students insight into poverty (04/30/16)
SIKESTON - Students of Southeast Missouri State University - Sikeston campus will step into the shoes of the less fortunate from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday. Students in education or social services will take part in the Community Action Poverty Simulation. The simulation, organized by SEMO and the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation, is designed to foster understanding and empathy for those experiencing poverty in real life...
Students visit with author (04/29/16)
Author Mary Sue Anton, seated center, talks with students from Immaculate Conception School in New Madrid about writing her book, "Tales of a Century-Old Courthouse: New Madrid County, Missouri," during her book launch at the New Madrid County Courthouse Thursday afternoon. Anton will also be at the New Madrid Historical Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday...
Dog Days: Humane Society to host adoption event Saturday (04/29/16)
SIKESTON, Mo. - Little Alizah Boyd was more than happy to show off Mufasa, a 2 to 3-year-old Papillon mix. The small, energetic pup is just one of the many who will be featured at the Sikeston Area Humane Society's third annual Dog Days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at downtown American Legion Park...
Drug Take Back will be Saturday in East Prairie and Charleston (04/29/16)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday the East Prairie Police Department, Charleston Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft, by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs...
One killed in fiery crash (04/29/16)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. - A driver was killed in a fiery crash Thursday evening. At 6:15 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 55 near the 34 mile marker, Taylor R. Holcomb, 73, of Wilmington, N.C., was driving a southbound tractor-trailer rig when the vehicle ran off the roadway. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the vehicle struck a tree line and caught fire...
10 Things to Know for Today (04/29/16)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. NORTH KOREA IMPRISONS US CITIZEN North Korea sentences an American of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year...
Welcome Center and Rest Area offers glimpse into the history of Bootheel (04/28/16)
MARSTON, Mo. - A stop at the Missouri Department of Transportation's southbound Interstate 55 Welcome Center and Rest Area is more than a chance to take a break from driving. A display created by the Lincoln University Cooperative Extension now gives the public the opportunity to learn about the Bootheel and its history...
10 Things to Know for Today (04/28/16)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. TED CRUZ GAMBLES ON CARLY FIORINA The candidate makes a rare early running mate pick as the Republican race takes yet another unusual turn...
East Prairie man gets 30 years for child molestation (04/27/16)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- An East Prairie man was sentenced to 30 years on child molestation charges. Arlen "Russ" Lee Jones entered a plea of guilty to statutory sodomy in the first degree in each of three cases to Presiding Judge David Dolan and was given the maximum sentence of 30 years...
DPS warrant round-up brings in a dozen (04/27/16)
SIKESTON - Law enforcement threw a net around Sikeston early Wednesday morning hauling in 12 of 20 individuals wanted on outstanding Scott County court warrants. Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers were assisted by officers from the SEMO Drug Task Force, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cape Girardeau Police Department, Poplar Bluff Police Department, Scott County Sheriff's Office and Charleston Police Department as they arrested people on charges ranging from distribution of controlled substance to theft to statutory sodomy.. ...
Warrant arrest leads to new drug distribution charges (04/27/16)
SIKESTON - A fight with police officers didn't prevent them from discovering a suspect's hidden bags of marijuana. Rubin Ryshawn Hampton, 19, of Sikeston is charged with possession with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance in a jail facility, resisting arrest for a felony and two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer following his arrest around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday...
10 Things to Know for Today (04/27/16)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FRONT-RUNNERS PRESS CLOSER TO SHOWDOWN Donald Trump emerges from the Northeast in a strong position to claim the GOP nomination if he keeps winning, while Hillary Clinton's four victories put her 90 percent of the way to getting the Democratic nod...
Juvenile faces four counts of unlawful use of a weapon (04/26/16)
SIKESTON -- A 16-year-old is facing charges after he threatened residents with a handgun. Around 1 p.m. Monday, Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers were called to the 1300 block of West Murray Lane to investigate a report of weapon brandishing...
Group brings the farm to Scott County third graders (04/26/16)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County Women in Agriculture brought the farm to over 250 Scott County third graders Tuesday during the group's annual Farm Day. Amber Gill, third grade teacher at Scott County Central Elementary School, said her students are excited every year to come to the Farm Day, which is held at the St. Denis Parish Center in Benton...
Forge check report leads to arrest (04/26/16)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - A forged check investigation led to the arrest of an East Prairie man. Michael Paul Brown is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on charges of forgery and theft/ stealing, according to online court records. Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore reported an investigation began April 19 after Deputy David Watkins received a walk-in complaint about a stolen and forged check...
Sikeston Council OKs sign designs (04/26/16)
SIKESTON - For visitors heading to the Sikeston High School Field House or the Clinton Building, finding their way will soon be easier. At Monday's special meeting, Sikeston's City Council authorized city staff to proceed with a signage program. Linda Lowes, director of governmental services, presented the final designs created by Workshop Design LLC of Kansas City...
10 Things to Know for Today (04/26/16)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOW FRONT-RUNNERS VIEW UPCOMING CONTESTS Donald Trump aims for a sweep of all five Northeastern states holding primaries, while Hillary Clinton is already looking past Democratic rival Bernie Sanders...
Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)
CHAFFEE, Mo. - Six witnesses said Freddy Joe Johnson, 30, of Delta showed up in the 300 block of North Fifth Street in Chaffee, Missouri, shouting out his car window. A physical struggle ensued, and Johnson ended up pointing a BB gun that resembled a real firearm at a man...