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Stories from Wednesday, December 22, 2010

DPS nabs 23 in sweep (12/22/10)
SIKESTON -- Following the night of a scheduled eclipse, law enforcement officers scheduled one of their own, with "Operation Total Eclipse." The warrant roundup led to the arrest of 23 individuals, five of whom were already in custody, said Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Around 40 people were on the list for sealed indictments through Scott County for a variety of charges, as well as warrants...
Commission addresses map errors (12/22/10)
BENTON -- Scott County officials are hoping a combination of automatic updates and communication between offices will clear up street name errors in county databases. Commissioners met with Amber Scudder, addressing technician for Scott County; Debbie Evans, mapper for the assessor's office; and Assessor Teresa Houchin during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
New Scott County emergency management director is announced (12/22/10)
BENTON -- Scott County will start the year with a new emergency management director. Amber Scudder, who is currently the county's addressing technician, confirmed during the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday that she has accepted the position...
Evidence admitted (12/22/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri Court of Appeals has determined a man's admission of injuring an infant so severely the child eventually died should be part of the case's evidence. Judge Colleen Dolan issued her opinion Tuesday that Kevin Dixon's statement and videotaped demonstration of how he threw an eight-month-old boy against a wall should be part of the trial court evidence. Last May, Dixon's defense attorney had contended the admissions were improperly obtained by detectives...
Murder prelim set for Thursday (12/22/10)
BENTON -- A Sikeston teen will appear in court on Thursday for the killing of another teen. Brianna Branson, 18, is set to appear before Judge Scott T. Horman for a preliminary hearing at 9:30 a.m. She is charged with second degree murder, armed criminal action and second-degree assault...
Local census numbers due next February (12/22/10)
SIKESTON -- U.S. Census 2010 numbers are finally beginning to be released -- but there will be some more waiting on local numbers. Sikeston city officials were advised by U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's office Tuesday that city and county population figures will not be released until February...
Sikeston Standard Democrat Football players of the Year - Trey Lewis - Offensive Player (12/22/10)
After playing sparingly as a rushher, receiver and defensive back his junior year, Lewis transformed into a record-breaking quarterback as a senior.
Sikeston Standard Democrat Football players of the Year - Ray Clark - Defensive Player (12/22/10)
Clark produced tackle after tackle for the 2010 Bulldogs all while directing an almost immovable defense that allowed a measly 11.3 points a game.
The Area's Best (12/22/10)
The best in football from the Sikeston Standard Democrat's coverage area, which includes Sikeston, Chaffee, Charleston, Dexter, East Prairie, NMCC, Portageville and Scott City.
Scott City advances to consolation championship (12/22/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Scott City Lady Rams held Perryville to five first-half points on Tuesday night during the Show Me Center Holiday Classic moving them into the consolation finals against Cape Central. Katie Hogan led the Lady Rams with 24 points. Cape Central outlasted Saxony Lutheran 55-42...
Consolation hopes foiled (12/22/10)
BROSELEY -- Unable to close a six-point gap entering the fourth quarter against the Greenville Lady Bears Tuesday night, the Charleston Lady Bluejays run at the 14th annual Lady Royal Holiday Classic came to end with a 60-50 loss. "We played tough tonight, but didn't hit our shots," Charleston head coach Josh Thompson said...
James Cummins (12/22/10)
LOS ANGELES -- James T. Cummins Jr., 51, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Dec. 1, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Tommy Staggs (12/22/10)
SIKESTON - Tommy Staggs, 73, died Dec. 21, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Jane Quertermous (12/22/10)
BERTRAND -- Jane Ellen Williams Quertermous, 53, died Dec. 20, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Carl Fielder (12/22/10)
DEXTER -- Carl A. Fielder, 72, died Dec. 20, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.