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Getting in their kicks (09/22/14)
A member of the First Christian Church's soccer team works to move the ball downfield Saturday as members of the Integrity Storage team try to take it away during Youth Soccer League play at the Sikeston Sports Complex. Integrity Storage won the game 3-0...
Paving the way (09/22/14)
Improvements are underway at the New Madrid County Airport at Marston. Employees of Fronabarger Concreters of Oak Ridge began construction last week on an additional taxiway. The work is part of a runway extension project which will eventually extend the current 3,200-foot runway to 4,000 feet, according to Buster Hampton, airport manager. ...
Ill. man killed in Sunday crash (09/22/14)
BERTRAND - A man was killed when his vehicle was involved in a head-on collision Sunday morning. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Charles G. Allen, 69, of Cairo, Ill., was killed in an accident at 8:25 a.m. on Highway 60/62 at County Road 205...
Local man jailed for domestic assault (09/22/14)
BENTON - A man suspected in an assault on a family member is in custody. Kristopher Brooks, 26, of Morley is charged with felony second degree domestic assault. At approximately 2 p.m. Friday, Scott County Senior Deputy Matt Scroggins responded to Stephenson Street in Morley to a report of a man with a baseball bat chasing several others. ...
Caruthersville man missing; weekend search yields nothing (09/22/14)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A search is underway for a man who was last seen nearly six weeks ago. Authorities searched the rural areas of Pemiscot County Sunday in search of Jerry Carr Jr., who was last seen Aug. 2 in Caruthersville. According to Caruthersville City Marshal Tony Jones, Carr has not been seen or heard from since...
  • Cowboys, Eagles and Ravens pull off comeback wins
    Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys were big-time comeback kids in Week 3 of the NFL season....
  • 10 Things to Know for Today
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
  • Man seen with missing UVa student being sought
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Authorities were searching for a man believed to be the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving....
  • Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark....
  • NASA's Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago....
The Latest from our Columnists
The time for action in America is now
Despite efforts to the contrary, I am a worrier. I know we're told to leave our worries to a higher power. And though I believe with all my heart that this is the best approach, human nature kicks in and I find myself worrying. As my life's calendar keeps moving at break-neck speed, I worry about health care especially in the new environment of Obamacare...
Something's fishy about the Gulf
I just returned from my first trip to see the Gulf of Mexico and I can tell you one thing about the Gulf waters -- they're dangerous. I have visited the Atlantic Ocean on many occasions, splashing around in the salty water without a care in the world. Outside of being chased by a super-aggressive crab with a Napoleon complex, I've never had a problem. But that was the ocean. The Gulf is a different story...
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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. SOME 130,000 SYRIANS REACH TURKEY, FLEEING ISLAMIC STATE GROUP

The Turkish deputy prime minister says the country is prepared for "the worst case scenario" should more refugees stream in.

2. BUSY WEEK AHEAD FOR MIDEAST DIPLOMACY

The launch of Israel-Hamas talks about a border deal for Gaza and the Palestinian president's U.N. speech about a strategy for dealing with Israel will keep diplomats occupied.

3. RUSSIA GLAD TO KEEP UKRAINE OFF U.N. RADAR

As world leaders focus on blunting the advance of the Islamic State group and ending the Ebola epidemic, Russia is happy their attention is diverted from the Ukrainian conflict.

4. WHY OBAMA'S MIDEAST WAR STRATEGY ISN'T IN THE CLEAR YET

The president got what he wanted when Congress approved arming and training moderate Syrian rebels, but many lawmakers would like a say over the rest of the plan.

5. WHITE HOUSE INTRUDER EXPECTED TO APPEAR IN COURT

Omar J. Gonzalez faces charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon.

6. WHAT TRACKERS REPORT FINDING IN HUNT FOR AMBUSH SUSPECT

Police recover an assault rifle carried by Eric Frein, the fugitive accused of fatally shooting two Pennsylvania state troopers.

7. WHO HAS COMPLEX HISTORY OF IMMIGRATION POLICY

The son of a Kenyan immigrant, Obama over time has been embraced and scorned by immigrant advocates.

8. AFFLUENCE ELUDES POOR CROWDING INTO ASIAN CITIES

From India to Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines, overcrowded urban centers have become studies in extremes of deprivation and wealth.

9. NASA'S MAVEN EXPLORER ARRIVES AT MARS

Now the real work begins for the $671 million mission, the first dedicated to studying the upper atmosphere of the red planet.

10. CUBAN BASEBALL OPENING RUNS INTO TROUBLE

The country's unprecedented effort to stop a talent drain doesn't seem to be working, with a string of stars leaving for major overseas leagues.

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