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Stories from Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Victim of shootout with trooper is identified (03/13/12)
NEW MADRID -- Officials have identified the man who was killed by law enforcement officers Saturday. Michael D. Thomas, 26, of Dallas, Texas, died following an exchange of gunfire with Missouri State Highway Patrol officers around 10 p.m. Saturday. The shooting occurred near the 56 mile marker along Interstate 55...
School pride (03/13/12)
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High praise (03/13/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Kim Blissett may be in the midst of her first year as a counselor for the Scott County Central School District, but already, she's making a difference in others' lives and winning praise for her work. The high school and junior high counselor was named the Southeast Missouri Counselor Association's Secondary Counselor of the Year. She will honored during a recognition dinner March 20 at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center...
County observes Severe Weather Awareness Week 2012 (03/13/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Tornados aren't the only type of severe weather to prepare for. Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week 2012 is being observed now through Friday, according to Tom Beardslee, emergency management director for Scott County...
Copper wiring thieves sought (03/13/12)
HOLLAND -- A reward is being offered after thieves caused thousands of dollars in damage at a water treatment facility. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, deputies are investigating the theft of copper wiring from the Channel Water Treatment Facility, south of Holland...
Local man sentenced for soliciting commission of a crime (03/13/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Sikeston man was sentenced to prison Monday for soliciting another person to commit a crime of violence. Robert E. Gipson, 59, was sentenced to 30 months on one felony count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence, according to the U.S. Attorney's office...
Hit-and-run accident is investigated (03/13/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A weekend hit-and-run accident is under investigation in Caruthersville. According to Caruthersville Police Department, officers received a call about 8:45 p.m. Friday to the 1700 block of Chaffin in reference to a hit-and-run accident...
Man jailed for having pornography (03/13/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Stoddard County man is headed to federal prison on child pornography charges. Michael Lee Wilson, 37, of Dexter, was sentenced to 135 months on two felony counts of possession of child pornography in prison on Monday by U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr...
Track preview (03/13/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Led by a select few, such as seniors Terry Jamison and Betsy Borgsmiller, the Sikeston Bulldogs track team should be top-heavy when it comes to individual performers. As far as the team goes, however, they may not have enough horses to make any noise at the state level...
Britton Davis (03/13/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Britton Tyler Davis, 24, died March 11, 2012, at his home. Born June 8, 1987, at Sikeston, to Jeffrey Scott Davis and Susie Thurman Oatsvall of East Prairie, he lived all of his life in East Prairie where he graduated from East Prairie High School in 2005 and worked for Reece Christian's Construction...
Wesley Jones Sr. (03/13/12)
PERKINS -- Wesley Leroy Jones Sr., 71, of Perkins, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 6, 1940, in Bernie, he was the son of the late Leonard and Gwendolyn Anderson Jones. He was a sewing machine mechanic for many years for International Hat Company and later the Paramont Hat Company in Oran and Marble Hill. He was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army...
Jewell Crawford (03/13/12)
SIKESTON -- Jewell Crawford, 87, died March 8, 2012, at the Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 20, 1924, in Pollard, Ark., to the late Chappie and Ada Grissom Crawford, he was a carpenter for over 50 years and had been employed by Matthews Farms Inc. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Dale Whittenberg (03/13/12)
DEXTER -- Dale Whittenberg, 76, died March 9, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 31, 1935, in Como, son of the late Rolla and Hynthia Jackson Whittenberg, he was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. The former owner of Dale's Shell Service Station in Dexter, he had also worked for various service stations and oil companies in the Dexter area...
Robert Blankenberker (03/13/12)
SIKESTON -- Robert Brooks Blankenbeker, 95, died at 4:10 a.m. March 12, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Sept. 20, 1916, in Hudsonville, Ill., to the late William H. "Pete" and Edna Lulu Wolverton Blankenbeker, he was a railcar dispatcher for the Houston Belt and Terminal and a ticket agent for Burlington-Northern Railroad. ...