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Regulators oppose lowering Noranda's electric rate (07/25/14)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A day after regulators said they opposed a request by Ameren Missouri's biggest customer for a rate reduction of about $50 million a year, a panel that advocates for retail ratepayers proposed a deal that would give the company just over half of what it was seeking...
Fizz Boom Read (07/25/14)
Eager young readers select their books at the New Madrid Memorial Library after taking part in the New Madrid County Library's summer Reading program, "Fizz Boom Read." During Thursday's reading program, conducted by Janey Kennett, children decorated their own peat pots and planted marigolds in them. The summer reading program will conclude next week...
Scott City man arrested for felony domestic violence (07/25/14)
BENTON -- A Scott City man is facing a felony domestic violence charge after being arrested Wednesday. Marcus Allen Bowers, 25, is been charged with second degree domestic assault, a class C felony; resisting arrest, a class D felony; and a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charge, according to a Thursday news release from the Scott County Sheriff's Office...
Ferry rates will increase Aug. 1 (07/25/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Crossing the Mississippi River on the local ferry will cost a couple of more bucks starting next month. Mississippi County commissioners approved a rate increase for the Dorena Hickman Ferry during their regular meeting Thursday as recommended by the Mississippi County Port Authority Board...
14 cars derailed in Dexter train wreck (07/25/14)
By NOREEN HYSLOP SEMO News Service DEXTER -- Fourteen railroad cars on a southbound Union Pacific train derailed within the city limits of Dexter at 3:20 a.m. Thursday, sending concerns initially of a possible hazardous material spill since one of the tanks held liquid petroleum gas. No one was injured in the accident. On site testing confirmed there was no leakage from the LP tanker, easing the minds of local authorities, including Dexter Fire Chief Don Seymore...
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