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10 Things to Know for Today (08/29/16)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. PANIC AT LA AIRPORT Roads and terminals were reopening after but travel delays ensued, after reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused the panicked evacuation of hundreds of people...
Oran man faces felony assault, drug charges (08/28/16)
BENTON, Mo. -- An Oran man faces domestic abuse and drug charges in Scott County after allegedly hitting and attempting to pull a woman through a broken car window. Mark Gordon, 42, is charged with felony second degree domestic assault and the misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance...
5 teams, 7 individuals will be inducted into R-6 Hall of Fame (08/27/16)
SIKESTON -- Five Sikeston High School teams and seven former Bulldogs who received All-State honors during their high school careers are among the inductees to the 2016 Sikeston Public Schools Hall of Fame. For over 20 years now, the Sikeston Public Schools Hall of Fame has honored individuals and teams that have made outstanding and lasting contributions in the field of athletics or school activities. Sikeston High School students cannot be nominated until five years after their graduation...
A Greenie Parade (08/27/16)
Sikeston High School Red Peppers and Green Peppers, or "Greenies," march down Greer Street Friday afternoon in Sikeston.
Two jailed for drugs, one suspect still sought (08/26/16)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Two Anniston men are in custody on drug charges while East Prairie police are searching for a third man after an incident Thursday. According to a release from the East Prairie Police Department, at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jimmy Dale Loflin, aka "Bo," 33, of East Prairie, drove to the East Prairie Police Department and told officers he was just shot at by Clyde David Franklin, 40, of East Prairie, just outside of the Anniston city limits. ...
  • Police probe Cornell brawl that left Ithaca student dead
    ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) -- Police investigating a brawl on the campus of Cornell University that left an Ithaca College student dead and another Ithaca student injured are asking witnesses with cellphone video of the fight to come forward....
  • 2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehicles
    LAPLACE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana State Police say a Honduran man who had entered the United States illegally was driving a bus carrying flood recovery workers that hit a firetruck on a highway, killing two people and injuring dozens....
  • On Syria, Democrats look to deflect the conversation
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In his speech at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump made six references to the conflict in Syria, pointing to the war-ravaged nation as a source of much of the world's turmoil, particularly immigration and extremism....
  • Kerry urges Bangladesh to step up efforts against terrorism
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence and protect and promote human rights amid increasing concern about terrorism in the South Asian nation in the wake of a series of militant attacks....
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The Latest from our Columnists
Core issue of violence should be addressed
If nothing else, the left is predictable. A house party in Bridgeport, Conn. -- complete with DJ and alcohol sales -- turned ugly this past weekend when two thugs ambushed party goers and wounded 13 people. But before the gun smoke had cleared, the opportunistic Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal called for additional gun control measures...
Bored? Try a board meeting
This summer I have tried several times to find a funny comedy at the movies, only to be disappointed each time. I should have just saved my money and gone to a Miner Board of Aldermen meeting for free. After reading month-after-month how the Miner Board struggles to get anything done I thought I would go and take a look for myself at a recent meeting. Needless to say I wasn't disappointed...
A cut above the rest
There are certain professions in our society that are afforded the privilege of knowing what's going on. They have daily contact with a number of residents within the community and more than just a few minutes to listen to their concerns. In the cities, it's the taxi cab drivers who seemed to have their thumb on the temperament of the populace. Today, Uber drivers could be added to that list...
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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. TRUMP FAULTS MEDIA FOR SECOND AMENDMENT FLAP

The Republican presidential hopeful is blaming media bias and faulty interpretations for an uproar over comments about the Second Amendment, insisting he never advocated violence against Hillary Clinton.

2. 2 WORDS KEEP SICK SAMSUNG WORKERS FROM DATA: TRADE SECRETS

An AP investigation finds South Korean authorities have, at the company's request, withheld data about chemicals its factory workers were exposed to, citing competitive reasons.

3. WHAT WILL LIKELY FUEL DEBATE ABOUT CLOSING GITMO

A Pentagon report details the suspected militant backgrounds of more than 100 detainees at or recently released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

4. TRAGEDY STRIKES MATERNITY WARD IN BAGHDAD HOSPITAL

Iraq's Health Ministry says a fire likely caused by faulty electrical wiring killed 11 newborn babies.

5. FEDS SLAM POLICING IN BALTIMORE

City police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, the Justice Department says in a report.

6. PHILLY AMTRAK DERAILMENT SETTLEMENTS SILENCING CRASH VICTIMS

Lawyers say the railroad is implementing a strict confidentiality provision that prevents them and their clients from talking about how they're doing or how much money they've received.

7. CITY OF GOD FAVELA IN RIO FEELS FAR FROM NEARBY OLYMPICS

The slum made infamous in a film of the same name still struggles with the poverty and drug violence the world saw on the big screen.

8. ANOTHER GOLDEN NIGHT IN THE POOL FOR PHELPS

The most decorated athlete in Olympic history captures two more golds, the 20th and 21st of his record-breaking career -- and 12 more than his closest competitor.

9. AVOCADO LOVE, AT A COST

American affinity for the highly exportable fruit is fueling the deforestation of central Mexico's pine forests as farmers rapidly expand their orchards to feed demand.

10. 'RACIALLY INSENSITIVE' BOBBLEHEAD OF BIG PAPI PULLED

The Boston Red Sox canceled the promotion honoring David Ortiz when the figurine didn't much resemble the retiring slugger, team president Sam Kennedy says.

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