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More winter weather is expected on Wednesday (03/02/15)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Winter isn't over yet. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Wednesday and Wednesday night. According to NWS, another winter storm poses the potential for significant snow accumulations Wednesday and Wednesday night...
Adopt a Farm Family to hold 25th annual conference on March 14 (03/02/15)
SIKESTON -- For a quarter of a century, Adopt A Farm Family has hosted conferences for farmers, ranchers and their families to provide information, resources and, perhaps most important, spiritual support. While the March 14 conference will continue the tradition, Mary Myers, president of the Adopt leadership board, said this year's conference is much different from that first one...
Scott County pair arrested on drug-related charges Friday (03/02/15)
BENTON -- Two Scott County residents are in custody on drug-related charges. Glen Adams, 56, of rural Oran is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm silencer. Amber Patrick, also known as Amber Thomure, 29, of rural Benton is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia...
Susie McEntire to perform at conference (03/02/15)
SIKESTON -- Christian music singer Susie McEntire will entertain at the Adopt Ministry's 25th annual conference March 14 at the Clinton Building in the Sikeston Recreation Complex. Raised on an Oklahoma ranch, McEntire began singing as a teenager with her siblings, Pake and Reba, as the "Singing McEntires."...
Sikeston man faces eighth driving while revoked charge (03/02/15)
BENTON - Despite seven convictions for driving while revoked, a Sikeston man now faces an eighth charge. Deontei S. Savage, 29, is charged with the felony of driving while revoked following a traffic stop at 9:02 p.m. Friday on Highway 62 west of South Prairie Street in Sikeston...
  • AP Sources: Democratic Sen. Mikulski to announce retirement
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress and a tough, no-nonsense lawmaker who rose to the top echelon of the powerful Appropriations Committee, is announcing her retirement, Democratic officials say....
  • Ferguson News Guide: US to make Ferguson announcements soon
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six months after 18-year-old Michael Brown died in the street in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department is close to announcing its findings in the racially charged police shooting that launched "hands up, don't shoot" protests across the nation....
  • US official: US-Israel ties should never be 'politicized'
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top Obama administration official declared Monday that the relationship between the United States and Israel "should never be politicized," while defending President Barack Obama's high-stakes bid for a nuclear deal with Iran....
  • 10 Things to Know for Today
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
  • Dearth of jobs a barrier to post-bankruptcy Detroit's growth
    DETROIT (AP) -- When Alison Norris couldn't find work in Detroit, she searched past the city limits, ending up with a part-time restaurant job that's 20 miles away but takes at least two hours to get to via separate city and suburban bus systems....
The Latest from our Columnists
Bit of global warming might be welcomed
Global warming was rebranded as climate change when the environmentalists had trouble explaining the lack of temperature increase they had long predicted. By labeling all weather variation as climate change, those who profit from this quackery could claim evidence regardless of the weather conditions...
So much to learn about women
Spending the last couple years around my girlfriend and her daughter has been quite the learning experience. The saying is "you can't teach an old dog new tricks," but I have been learning more than a few new tricks. The more I am around women the more I realize that there is a ton of things that I know nothing about. Especially when my girlfriend and her daughter were chatting with my mother recently...
"Wooden" it be nice
In 1944 there were three companies manufacturing wooden toys in New Madrid. Today, it is difficult to imagine the town as a manufacturing hub of anything other than aluminum at the nearby Noranda plant, but the legacy of making wooden toys in the 1940s is interesting commercial history...
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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 Monday:

1. FEDS CLOSE TO PUBLISHING FINDINGS ON FERGUSON

Federal officials have already expressed reservations about how the police department in the Missouri town functions after the killing of Michael Brown.

2. IRAQI FORCES, SUNNI AND SHIITE ALLIED FIGHTERS LAUNCH OPERATION TO RETAKE TIKRIT

Saddam Hussein's strategic and symbolic hometown lies 80 miles north of Baghdad and was taken over by Islamic State extremists last summer.

3. WHY OBAMA AND NETANYAHU'S RELATIONS WERE NEVER COZY

Clashes over settlers and 1967 borders evolved into outright name-calling and backbiting over the past six years.

4. TOURISTS FLOCK TO MALAYSIA DESPITE AIR DISASTERS

The disappearance of MH370 and the explosion of MH17 put the global spotlight on the Asian nation which nonetheless saw its tourism grow at the fastest pace since 2008.

5. WHICH SECTOR IS MAKING A COMEBACK

Construction, which lost over 2 million jobs in the downturn, has become one of the fastest growing segments of the economy.

6. HOW MANY HAVE PERISHED IN UKRAINE'S VIOLENCE

The United Nations says over 6,000 people have died in the conflict in the eastern part of the country in less than a year.

7. WHERE SOME WANT TO RAISE ADULT CRIMINAL AGE TO 18

Since 1918, Texas has charged 17-year-olds as majors, even though they can't vote, join the military or serve on juries.

8. HIGH COURT RULING COULD ALTER ELECTORAL MAP DRAWING

Justices will hear arguments in an appeal by Republican lawmakers in Arizona against the state's voter-approved independent redistricting commission for creating the districts of U.S. House members.

9. NEW STORM MAY PUSH BOSTON OVER SNOWFALL RECORD

With 102 inches this season, the city needs just 5.7 more to break the 1995-1996 record of 107.6.

10. MINNIE MINOSO, BELOVED 'CUBAN COMET,' PASSES

The former Chicago White Sox slugger, who helped clear the way for generations of minority ballplayers, died Sunday.

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