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Sikeston animal shelter has contract with city terminated (05/24/17)
SIKESTON - Concern over animal safety and careless administration of the Sikeston Area Humane Society has prompted Sikeston city officials to take action. City Manager Jonathan Douglass sent a letter to Cody Mitchell of the Sikeston Humane Society on May 19 terminating the Animal Shelter Housing Agreement effective June 19 for breach of contract...
Two companies interested in making metal watching vote closely in Jefferson City (05/24/17)
By Spencer Edwards spencere@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID, Mo. - When legislators convene to decide the fate of Representative Don Rone's utility bill, Magnitude Seven Metals is one of two companies who could be making metal in New Madrid County...
Pierce to be featured speaker at Memorial Day Service (05/24/17)
SIKESTON - A former Southeast Missourian who has taken part in combat missions as well as relief efforts around the world will be the featured speaker at Sikeston's annual Memorial Day Service on Monday Col. Jeffrey G. Pierce, the commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Northeast Region, based at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, will deliver the keynote address for the service, which begins at 10:30 a.m. ...
Sikeston High School graduates 220; seniors generate $4 million in scholarships (05/24/17)
SIKESTON -- Members of the Sikeston High Schools' class of 2017 generated over $4 million in scholarships, marking the highest amount in recent history. Approximately 220 Sikeston High School and New Horizons High School graduates received diplomas Tuesday night during the 116th annual commencement at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium...
Service honors fallen firefighters who died in line of duty (05/22/17)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Two Missouri firefighters, including one from Matthews, Mo., who died in the line of duty in 2016 along with two others who died in the line of duty in 1969 were honored during services Saturday and Sunday at the Fire Fighters Memorial of Missouri in Kingdom City, Mo...
  • Missouri Senate committee advances utilities rate proposal
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Ameren Missouri customers wouldn't likely see a significant increase in their monthly electricity bills under a proposal allowing manufacturers that use a lot of electricity to negotiate lower rates, according to a Missouri Public Service Commission staff analysis presented to a Senate committee Thursday....
  • Police: Killings in St. Louis city, county may be connected
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Police are investigating whether a man who stole a pickup truck after killing a woman and critically wounding a man in St. Louis city is also responsible for a St. Louis County killing....
  • Flooding costs in Missouri estimated at $86 million
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A preliminary assessment has found about $86 million of damage and costs from recent flooding and storms in Missouri....
  • St. Louis man admits pretending to be Purple Heart recipient
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis man could face up to a year in prison after admitting that he pretended to be a Purple Heart recipient to scam people out of $4,300....
  • Report: Huge tank that exploded needed emergency repairs
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A giant steam-filled tank weighing nearly 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms) that exploded at a St. Louis box plant, flew a quarter-mile into the air and smashed into a neighboring building, was being used despite needing emergency repairs, federal investigators said Thursday....
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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. OBAMA HONORS LAO CULTURE

Aiming to cement closer ties with the Southeast Asian nation, the U.S. president tours a Buddhist temple and takes questions from young people at a town hall-styled event.

2. TRUMP, CLINTON POISED FOR 'COMMANDER IN CHIEF' EVENT

The presidential candidates will appear at separate times and will not face each other on stage during a national security-themed forum on NBC.

3. NEWTON SWEEPS TOWARD MEXICO'S U.S. BORDER

Now a tropical storm as it makes landfall in mainland Mexico, it could bring potentially dangerous rains for Arizona and New Mexico.

4. WHERE THERE'S PEACE BUT EXTREME POVERTY

The Wakhan corridor, Afghanistan's most peaceful region, is so poor that people get food on credit or barter for it, and kids go barefoot during long, harsh winters.

5. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CYBER BREACH SPELLED OUT

A congressional report lays out a series of missed opportunities to delay or even prevent one of the worst-ever cyberattacks on a U.S. government agency.

6. UNICEF SAYS 28 MILLION CHILDREN UPROOTED BY GLOBAL CONFLICT

The U.N. agency adds that nearly as many have abandoned their homes in search of a better life.

7. VENEZUELAN ECONOMIC CRISIS LEADS TO THE UNTHINKABLE

Food shortages and rising poverty are forcing Venezuelans to let their pets starve or abandon them in the streets.

8. NEW LAW ALLOWS FEMALE WWII PILOT TO BE INURNED AT ARLINGTON

It took an act of Congress, but Elaine Harmon is finally being laid to rest at the U.S. military cemetery.

9. WHAT TECH GIANT MAY HAVE IN STORE

Apple is expected to show off new iPhones, an updated smartwatch -- and maybe some new gear for listening to both -- when it holds its annual fall product launch event.

10. COAST GUARD'S LAST LIGHTKEEPER LOOKS TO MILESTONE

Boston Light, the nation's first and oldest lighthouse station, turns 300 on Sept. 14 and Sally Snowman, the Coast Guard's last resident keeper, is helping with celebrations.

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