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Dexter man killed when by Sheriff's office SUV (04/24/17)
DEXTER, Mo. - Officials are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorized bicycle and a Stoddard County Sheriff's Office vehicle, said Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Clark Parrott. At 5:43 p.m. Saturday, Stoddard County Deputy Derrick A. Durrall, 25, of Bloomfield was responding to an emergency call. ...
McIntosh honored as New Madrid Woman of the Year (04/24/17)
NEW MADRID, Mo. - Citing her dedication and service to the community, Patricia Ann "Patty" McIntosh was honored as the New Madrid Beta Sigma Phi 2017 Woman of the Year Sunday afternoon. In making the presentation, Cammy Gilmer, president of Beta Sigma Phi, noted McIntosh's efforts in the community including serving as co-director of New Madrid's food pantry, assisting with activities at the First United Methodist Church, taking on various leadership roles with the Veterans of Foreign War, serving as a board member for the Kenny Roger's Children's Center and working as an election day supervising judge.. ...
Prosecutor praises (04/22/17)
Some staff members of the Scott County Prosecuting Attorney's Office offered the following comments about Prosecuting Attorney Paul R. Boyd, who will deploy overseas for the second time at the end of this month. "I have worked for Paul R. Boyd for 10 years. ...
Scott County Prosecutor Paul R. Boyd to deploy second time (04/22/17)
BENTON, Mo. -- Three years after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan, Scott County's prosecuting attorney will leave for another tour of duty overseas at the end of this month. Paul R. Boyd, who has been the county's prosecutor since 2003 and before that as an assistant prosector for the county since 1996, begins active duty in the U.S. Army on April 28...
Military medical mission moved to September; services to be the same (04/21/17)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. - A military medical mission is still prescribed for the Bootheel, just a little bit later. Operation Healthy Delta will now be conducted Sept. 11-24 in Charleston, Caruthersville and surrounding communities. Joel Evans, president and CEO of the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation, explained the reason for the change is the uncertainty in what the federal budget will look like beyond April 28...
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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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