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Stories from Saturday, May 19, 2012

For the love of Levi: Fundraiser will extend Levi's legacy (05/19/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Preschooler Levi Collom loved superheroes, often referring to them as "super powers" to his parents. "He was of that age where superheroes were the big thing," said his father, Glenn Collom of Benton, adding Levi and his older sister, Victoria, would play together with the superheroes often...
Jury finds woman guilty in child burn case (05/19/12)
BENTON -- A woman has been found guilty of causing second and third-degree burns to her young stepson by submerging him in hot water. Laura Hernandez, 25, was convicted of first degree endangering the welfare of a child after a two-day jury trial, which ended Tuesday. Scott County Circuit Judge David Dolan set sentencing for June 28...
Area man is killed in shooting (05/19/12)
CHARLESTON -- The investigation into a fatal shooting Friday afternoon is continuing. The Charleston Department of Public Safety received a call reporting gunshots in the area of Vine and Finney streets at about 3:30 p.m., Charleston DPS Director Robert Hearnes said in a news release...
Two facing drug charges (05/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Two Sikeston residents were arrested following an investigation into suspected drug activity. Nyisha R. Owens, 29, and Darenick O. Washington, 22, were charged Friday with felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and a misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia...
Driver dies in accident (05/19/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A Tennessee man died after being penned beneath his vehicle in an accident Friday. James C. Moody, 26, of Ripley, Tenn., was driving westbound on the Levee Road, east of Shipyard Road, just west of Caruthersville at about 8:31 a.m. when his vehicle ran off the north side of the levee...
Trainer puts search and rescue dogs to the test (05/19/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- This weekend is going to the dogs. Search and rescue dogs from the Scott County Search and Rescue K-9 Unit and other teams in the region will perform tests Saturday and Sunday for certification by the North American Police Working Dog Association...
Familiar foes (05/19/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Now that they've secured their second-straight Class 1, District 2 championship, the Oran Eagles can set their sights on Monday's sectional opponent, the Cooter Wildcats. The two teams met earlier this season on April 10 at Cooter with the Wildcats pulling out an 8-7 win in a game that featured 15 errors...
Charleston duo earns all-state honors (05/19/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com JEFFERSON CITY -- The Charleston Bluejays got two fifth place finishes in the first day of the Missouri Class 2 State Championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City on Friday. Charleston junior Sumner Foster placed fifth in the high jump with a height of 6-2 while teammate Aaron Cassell was fifth in the long jump with a leap of 20-2 1/2...
Squirrels have high expectations once again (05/19/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- In just over a week the Charleston Squirrels will once again invade Hillhouse Park for another season of Senior Babe Ruth Baseball. Though they only return three kids from last year's team that posted a 24-19 record, the Squirrels won't be short on familiar faces to fans of Southeast Missouri baseball...