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Charleston voters to decide on diesel tax at the pumps - Sikeston Standard Democrat
CHARLESTON -- A proposed sales tax on diesel, if approved by voters, will bring money for streets and public safety with almost no effect on local farms, businesses or residents, according to Charleston City Manager Richard Goode. "On Aug. 4, there is a ...
Without leadership country is declining - Sikeston Standard Democrat
A gentleman approached me in a grocery store this week and asked if I could confirm a rumor he heard about the President. In hushed tones, he said the President was poised to ignore the Constitution and seek a third term. And should the populace resist ...
Found body is identified, death ruled accidental drowning - Sikeston Standard Democrat
CARUTHERSVILLE - Officials have identified the body which was discovered Sunday floating in flood waters near Caruthersville. The victim, Diane McDaniel, 59, of Caruthersville, died from accidental drowning, according to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy ...
County continues to discuss 911 merger with Sikeston DPS - Sikeston Standard Democrat
BENTON -- Continued discussions about possibly merging Scott County 911 services with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's were held in closed session Tuesday as they dealt specifically with personnel issues that would be related to a merger ...
Three in custody for stealing trailer of toilet paper - Sikeston Standard Democrat
SIKESTON - A tip led to the arrest of three men who stole a trailer filled with $70,000 worth of toilet paper. Jimmie Smith, 51, of Memphis is charged with the felonies of theft/stealing of more than $25,000 and first degree tampering with a motor vehicle ...
Ommy Branion - Sikeston Standard Democrat
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ommy Wee Dunigan Branion, 81, formerly of Kalamazoo, Mich., died July 25, 2015, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility in Charleston. For the complete Standard Democrat obituary log in to our electronic edition.
10 Things to Know for Today - Sikeston Standard Democrat
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TURKISH STRIKES VEX ISLAMIC STATE PLAN Ankara's air campaign against IS militants and Kurdish forces creates a conundrum for Obama, who is leading ...
Man injured in shooting in Cape - Sikeston Standard Democrat
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Members of the Cape Girardeau Police Department, Cape County Private Ambulance and the Cape Girardeau Fire Department treat a male victim of a shooting that took place Tuesday night, July 28, 2015 at the corner ...
Lawsuits settled in crash that killed teenager - Sikeston Standard Democrat
JACKSON -- Three lawsuits have been settled in connection with a 2013 box-truck crash that killed a Glenallen, Missouri, teenager. Bobby Joe Abernathy, 36, pleaded guilty last year to vehicular involuntary manslaughter while intoxicated and second-degree ...
Helicopter to land at SHS Thursday morning - Sikeston Standard Democrat
SIKESTON -- As part of a medical training camp for area high school students, Air Evac Lifeteam will land a helicopter Thursday morning on the Sikeston High School football practice field. "We wanted to inform parents to prevent any confusion for anyone ...
Shirley Collins - Sikeston Standard Democrat
PORTAGEVILLE - Shirley Collins, 81, died July 27, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. Burial will follow in Knob Prairie Cemetery in ...
Teddy Coffee - Sikeston Standard Democrat
LILBOURN -- Teddy Wayne Coffee, 75, died July 27, 2015, at his home. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday. Burial will follow in the Mounds Park Cemetery in Lilbourn.
Susie Reynolds - Sikeston Standard Democrat
BELL CITY -- Virginia Kay "Susie" Reynolds, 59, died July 27, 2015, at the family home in Bell City. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Perkins First Baptist Church in Perkins with the Rev. Brian Gill officiating. Amick-Burnett Funeral ...
Mississippi County inmate faces assault charge - Sikeston Standard Democrat
CHARLESTON -- A Sikeston man already behind bars for stealing is facing a more serious charge this week after a jailhouse assault. According to a release from Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, an investigation by the Mississippi County Sheriff's ...
It's too darn hot: NWS issues excessive heat warning - Sikeston Standard Democrat
PADUCAH, Ky. - The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning until 9 p.m.today. Afternoon temperatures will be in the middles 90s combined with oppressive humidity levels which will produce heat index values in the 110 to 115 range this ...