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World's biggest big top circus celebrates 78 years of performances with shows in Sikeston (10/30/14)
SIKESTON -- The largest traveling big top tent circus will ride into Sikeston this weekend with three scheduled performances. As part of their 78th consecutive year of touring the USA, Carson & Barnes Circus will perform at 4:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday at Dyno Dom's Sikeston Raceway, located at 389 Sandywood Road, in rural Sikeston...
Class teaches healthy living for chronic diseases (10/30/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Healthy living means fewer trips to the hospital -- especially if you are living with a chronic disease. About a half dozen people recently completed this area's first Living a Healthy Life Workshop, a six-week course offered at Missouri Delta Medical Center through a partnership with local health departments to teach those with chronic conditions how to live so they spend less time in the hospital...
Tractor trailer fire closes I-55 Wednesday evening (10/30/14)
NEW MADRID -- Drivers heading northbound on Interstate 55 found the going slow Wednesday evening due to a tractor-trailer fire. According to Cpl. Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at just before 5 p.m. a tractor-trailer hauling cars on Interstate 55, near the 57-mile marker, caught on fire, causing the cars it was hauling to catch on fire...
SEMA willing to side with county (10/30/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Missouri's top emergency management official will back Mississippi County's ongoing attempts to get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fix county roads they destroyed. Ron Walker, director of the State Emergency Management Agency, "said SEMA is willing to help us and are in agreement with us," Carlin Bennett, presiding county commissioner, said during the County Commission's regular meeting Thursday...
Caruthersville man arrested on sex charges (10/30/14)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A Caruthersville man was arrested Wednesday on sexual-related charges in Pemiscot County. According to the Caruthersville Police Department, officers arrested Roberto Slaughter, 37, of Caruthersville on an active warrant for the following charges; three counts of first degree statutory rape, first degree statutory sodomy, two counts of second degree statutory rape and tampering/attempting tampering with a victim or witness in a felony prosecution...
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