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Stories from Friday, March 2, 2012

Jury finds NMC man guilty of murder (03/02/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A jury deliberated just over 30 minutes before returning a guilty verdict in the stabbing death of a New Madrid man. Robert D. Rooker, 49, was found guilty of second degree murder and armed criminal action for the death of Patrick Bradley...
Cairo, Ill., bridge set to reopen (03/02/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The District 9 Office of the Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the re-opening of the structure carrying US Routes 60 and 62 over the Mississippi River in Alexander County. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
DPS: Alert system works (03/02/12)
SIKESTON -- Despite what some CodeRED subscribers may believe, the system was carried out as designed during Wednesday's early morning storms. The city and Department of Public Safety fielded some concerns regarding the timing of the call through the city's emergency notification system throughout the day Wednesday, according to Chief Drew Juden. The warning call was initiated at 4:57 a.m., and notified 6,000 contacts by 5:07 a.m., he said...
Windyville crossing bumps previous project in Miss. Co. (03/02/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- MoDOT has closed a bridge FEMA wouldn't pay on. During their regular meeting Thursday, Mississippi County Commissioners decided to put a bridge replacement project on hold in favor of replacing a bridge with a more pressing need...
Can do (03/02/12)
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Three-peat (03/02/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com RISCO -- After the cheering died down, the pictures were taken and the celebration ended, Risco was quickly reminded that their quest wasn't over. Although the Tigers took care of the Gideon Bulldogs 88-72 for their third straight Class 1, District 1 championship on Thursday night, thoughts of the Scott County Central Braves crept into their minds. ...
Hayti hits three at buzzer to end Portageville's season (03/02/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com HAYTI -- Despite the fact that Hunter Turner went into the final seconds of Thursday's Class 2, District 1 semifinals without a field goal, the Hayti Indians entrusted the senior with the most important shot of their season...
Ralph Freese (03/02/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ralph John Freese, 64, died at 1:24 p.m. Feb. 23, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Aug. 2, 1947, at Morris, Minn., to the late Zollie and Alabelle Laura Roberts Pochie, he lived for the past 20 years in East Prairie where he was a retired truck driver and was of the Catholic belief. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War...
Ray Putnam III (03/02/12)
FENTON -- Everett Raymond "Ray" Putnam, 69, formerly of Charleston, died Feb. 24, 2012, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. Born Sept. 2, 1942, to the late E.R. Putnam Jr. and Dorothy Lee Waller Putnam, he graduated from Charleston High School and attended Murray State University. ...
Barbara Cook (03/02/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Barbara C. Cook, 88, died March 1, 2012, at Portageville. Born June 30, 1923, in Hitchin, England, to the late Earnest and Rose West Gray, she served with the British Royal Air Force during the war with Germany and worked in the mess hall serving British and American troops. She came to the United States in February 1946 and moved to Portageville...
Garland Butler (03/02/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Garland Butler, 81, died March 2, 2012, at the Portageville Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Opal Sims (03/02/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Opal Sims died March 1, 2012, at The Manor in Poplar Bluff,. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.