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Sikeston man charged in connection with gun theft (07/29/14)
BENTON - A Sikeston man in custody for stealing a handgun and cellphone. Timothy R. Achter, 27, is charged with the felony of stealing a firearm and with stealing less than $500, a misdemeanor. At approximately 7 p.m. Sunday, Scott County Deputy Danny Finley responded to an residence on Rainbow Lake Road for a stealing report. The victim reported the theft of a handgun and a cell phone according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter...
Ameren Missouri seeks increase in monthly fees (07/29/14)
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) _ Ameren Missouri is seeking approval to add about $1.50 to customers' monthly electric bills. The Missouri Public Service Commission says Ameren wants to adjust the monthly fee that compensates the utility for changes in fuel costs at its power plants among other things...
10 Things to Know for Today (07/29/14)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR ENTERS FOURTH WEEK _ DURATION, DEATHS MATCH FIRST CONFLICT Heaviest bombardment in Gaza yet as Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats hit symbols of Hamas control and a power plant...
River visitors spend $51M (07/29/14)
VAN BUREN -- Mark Norris nearly doubles the staff at his restaurant, Stray Dog BBQ, to keep up with the boost summer tourism brings to the Van Buren economy. "It (tourism) has always been good for Van Buren because of the Big Spring and the river," said Norris, who adds five to six employees in the summer months to his normal staff of six to eight...
Election issues loom for school funding (07/29/14)
DEXTER - As voters ready to go to the ballot box on Tuesday, August, 5, there are some issues that at least one person believes they should take into serious consideration. According to Jim Kreider, Executive Director of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association, at least one ballot issue could potentially be detrimental to Missouri public schools. Kreider spoke to a room full of retired teachers from Stoddard County at the Hickory Log on Monday...
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