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Local woman killed in crash (11/28/14)
EAST PRAIRIE -- An East Prairie woman was killed after her vehicle overturned Wednesday in Mississippi County, marking the 56th fatality in the Troop E region. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 8:45 p.m., 24-year-old motorist Deanna K. Davidson of East Prairie was traveling northbound on Route B, four-tenths of a mile south of County Road 416, when her vehicle ran off the road, struck a ditch and overturned...
Benton community marks 15th annual craft sale (11/28/14)
BENTON -- The annual Winter Wonderland of Treasures sale has made such a name for itself over the past 15 years, organizers have to turn away vendors who want to be included. This year event organizer Judy Scherer said she had to turn away over 100 vendors after she'd already booked 60 spaces for the fundraiser, which will be from 8 a.m. ...
10 Things to Know for Today (11/28/14)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. 1. ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, SHOP! The official start of the holiday shopping season begins and with it, the first sign on whether it's going to be a happy holiday for retailers...
Search warrant yields felony arrests for drugs and gun (11/26/14)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Two Sikeston women are facing drug and weapon charges after being arrested during a search of their home Tuesday. Regina Reed, 32, is charged with two class B felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute charges and unlawful possession of a firearm, a class C felony...
Woman charged with credit card theft (11/26/14)
BENTON -- A Kelso woman is facing fraud charges after using another person's credit card. Rena Elizabeth Miller, 44, is charged with the felonies of theft of a credit card and fraudulent use of a credit device. At approximately 11:20 a.m. Nov. 20, Cpl. Justin Wooten met with a victim who stated she had received a statement from the credit card company indicating the card had been used, and that she owed a minimum payment. The victim stated the card had not been used since 2008...
Sheriff's Department finishing year within budget (11/26/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department is on track to end the year without going over budget. "We have a month to go but it looks good -- really good," said Darrell Jones, commissioner, during the regular weekly County Commission meeting held Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving holiday...
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