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Stories from Sunday, August 21, 2011

SECC worker's death under investigation (08/21/11)
CHARLESTON -- The death of a Charleston prison employee is under investigation. Southeast Correctional Center Maintenance Supervisor 1 Michael Walker, 39, was pronounced dead at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Corrections...
New school year marks a new beginning for former Morehouse staff, students (08/21/11)
SIKESTON -- She's only three days into the new school year at a new building, but third grader Paige McWhirter said she's liking Lee Hunter Elementary just fine. "I've made a lot of new friends, and I have a really nice teacher," Paige said on Friday. "And it's just so fun here."...
Five are nabbed on drug charges (08/21/11)
CHARLESTON -- Five area residents will return to court in September following their arrests on drug-related charges. After receiving a tip about a possible methamphetamine lab, Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore said he began the investigation assisted by Deputy David Watkins, Mississippi County Reserve Unit Deputies Britton Ferrell, Mark Counts, Alvin Marcum, Randy Cook and Deputy Mike Borders...
Car strikes Sikeston business (08/21/11)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston business was damaged Friday after a vehicle struck it. About 3:45 p.m. Friday, Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a call of a motor vehicle accident at Applebee's Restaurant on Main Street in Sikeston. A 69-year-old customer of the restaurant attempted to pull into a parking space when her vehicle jumped the parking block and ran into the front of the building, according to Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for DPS...
Ex-sheriff, deputy of Carter Co. indicted (08/21/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A former sheriff and deputy of Carter County have been indicted for federal weapons charges. Carter County ex-sheriff Tommy L. Adams, 31, and former deputy sheriff Steffanie M. Kearbey, 23, were both indicted on Thursday by a federal grand jury in Cape Girardeau on three counts of possession of stolen firearms, one count of sale of a stolen firearm, and one count of being an unlawful user of controlled substances in possession of firearms...
Local auto dynasties partner together (08/21/11)
SIKESTON -- Three families with long ties to Southeast Missouri, once often in competition, have found they really have much in common. They are ready to travel the road together. It isn't quite a match made in heaven. Call it a merger made in Detroit...
Jamboree action (08/21/11)
Expectations high for experienced Bearcats (08/21/11)
DEXTER -- Coming off last season's state quarterfinal appearance, the Dexter Bearcats will enter the 2011 season with higher expectations than in years past. Luckily for the Bearcats, most of the playmakers that drove their run to the Class 3 quarterfinals will return for one more shot at the postseason...
Some crimes call for the death penalty (08/21/11)
For those opposed to the death penalty, justify your opposition in the case of Senath resident Shawn Morgan and the tragic death of 3-year-old Breeann Rodriguez. Morgan is charged with kidnapping the child, suffocating her and dumping her body in a ditch in Dunklin County...
Butch Payne (08/21/11)
SIKESTON -- James "Butch" Payne, 56, died Aug. 18, 2011, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Tom Story (08/21/11)
NEW MADRID -- Thomas James Story, 65, died Aug. 19, 2011, at New Madrid Golden Living Center in New Madrid. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Michael Walker (08/21/11)
SIKESTON -- Michael L. Walker, 39, died Aug. 19, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Wilbur Morgan (08/21/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Wilbur Leon Morgan, 73, died Aug. 17, 2011, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...