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Construction of a new bridge on County Road 410 northwest of Aid began recently after being out for three years. The old bridge was destroyed by flooding in 2011. The bridge qualified for FEMA funds, but there were several...
Police Reports (11/27/14)
Dexter Police Nov. 26-27, 2014 At 5:26 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, Dexter Police arrested William A. Pickard, 31, of Dexter on a probation warrant. There is no bond. Stoddard County Nov. 26-27, 2014 Joshua Keith Grigsby, 27, of East Prairie was arrested on a warrant for probation violation. There is no bond and he remains in jail at this time...
Advocates want prescription pill tracking database (11/27/14)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri State Rep. Holly Rehder said early this week that after years of failed attempts, next session could finally mean a breakthrough for creating a prescription drug database. Rehder announced her plans to next week refile the legislation for the database alongside police and doctors in the Capitol...
Giving thanks (11/26/14)
When the doors to the El Cabrito Mexican restaurant in Dexter opened on Sept. 26, 2014, there was fanfare as the Chamber of Commerce, the mayor, and directors of the Chamber came to officially welcome the business to town in the form of a ribbon cutting ceremony. Few outsiders, however, knew the significance of that day. For Rodolfo and Maria Lara, the restaurant's owners, it was a day that was many years in the making...
Pseudoephedrine sales down in Missouri, but meth problem remains (11/26/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Methamphetamine crimes have been a chronic problem in Southeast Missouri. Modern technology and cooperation from local governments have significantly helped law enforcement officers combat the issue, but officials said the state has not yet managed to solve its meth The problem...
Intent listeners (11/26/14)
Melanie Stoelting, Director of the local PAT program at Dexter Schools, was the guest presenter at Tuesday's Story Hour at Keller Public Library. She presented an alternative to the favorite, "There was an Old Lady who swallowed a Fly." Among the attentive guests were siblings, Kingston and Farah Banken. Additional photos may be found at www.dailystatesman.com...
Police Reports (11/26/14)
Dexter Police Nov. 25, 2014 Police were summoned to Alice Street at 10:54 a.m. Monday on a call of a domestic violence. No arrests were made. Police are investigating a case of reported fraud on S. Catalpa St. The call came just after noon on Monday...
Police Reports (11/25/14)
Dexter Police Nov. 23-24, 2014 Police were summoned to N. First Street on Friday at 10:01 a.m. to investigate a report of theft of electrical wiring. At 1:13 p.m. Friday, Viva I. Wilkison, 18, of Dexter was arrested on a probation violation warrant for detainment of 48 hours. She was taken to the county jail...
Police Reports (11/25/14)
Dexter Police Nov. 23-24, 2014 Police were summoned to N. First Street on Friday at 10:01 a.m. to investigate a report of theft of electrical wiring. At 1:13 p.m. Friday, Viva I. Wilkison, 18, of Dexter was arrested on a probation violation warrant for detainment of 48 hours. She was taken to the county jail...
Commission approves roof repairs on Justice Center (11/25/14)
By MIKE MCCOY Statesman Staff Writer BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Stoddard County Commission voted to proceed with the partial tear-off of the existing roof on the Justice Center and the installation of a new Thermoplastic (TPO) roof at a cost of approximately $230,000. The commission met Monday with Presiding Commissioner Greg Mathis and Commissioner Danny Talkington present. Commissioner Carol Jarrell was not present due to the recent death of her mother...
Two suspects nabbed for recent downtown robbery (11/25/14)
By JONATHON DAWE Statesman Staff Writer A quick response from both law enforcement and the local community helped lead Dexter Police to the arrest and subsequent charging of two individuals -- David Troy Dagley, of Malden; and Daniel Richard, of Bernie -- with second-degree burglary...
Grand jury doesn't indict Ferguson cop in shooting (11/24/14)
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A grand jury declined Monday to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police...
Grand jury doesn't indict Ferguson cop in shooting (11/24/14)
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A grand jury declined Monday to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police...
Auxiliary to hold sheet and blanket sale Dec. 3 (11/24/14)
The SoutheastHEALTH Auxiliary will be hosting a Sheet and Blanket Sale on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the hospital lobby area. The sale will take place from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and the public is invited to attend. Proceeds from the sale will go to further patient benefits at the hospital...
Legion to host Breakfast with Santa (11/24/14)
The Kenady-Hanks American Legion Post 59 invites the community to attend their first ever Breakfast with Santa. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Post 59 across from West City Park beginning at 8 a.m. and going until noon. The cost for adults is $6. Children under eight may eat for free...
Answers to questions about the Ferguson grand jury (11/24/14)
By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press Editor's note: As The Daily Statesman goes to press Monday evening, the nation is awaiting the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting. The decision and reaction to that decision will be posted online at www.dailystatesman.com as it becomes available, with a full story to run in the Wednesday, Nov. 26 edition...
A special place for very special guests (11/22/14)
Through the generosity and ingenuity of several who prioritize seeing after the needs and dreams of those who have served their county honorably, four area disabled veterans were provided on Nov. 18, with an opportunity to do what so many take for granted in the fall of each year, but what for them had become only a memory...
Crazy Carols! (11/22/14)
It's almost winter break, and the students at Southwest Elementary School are more than ready. In a play presented Thursday, second graders sang traditional Christmas songs to changed lyrics in their production of, "Crazy Carols," depicting the weeks before Christmas through a child's eye. The performance was under the direction of Southwest Music Instructor James Eldreth...
Dexter Police warn of more scams (11/22/14)
Tis the season... for scams? Dexter Police Chief Sammy Stone and Detective Captain Trevor Pulley want the community to be aware of increasing numbers of scams being perpetrated locally. "Just today (Thursday), we've already had a couple calls," Stone remarked. "One of the calls was dealing with someone who claimed to be with Publishers Clearing House, and the other was one that claimed to be an organization that helps settle debts."...
Police Reports (11/22/14)
Dexter Police Nov. 21, 2014 An accident at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday occurred when a vehicle driben by Betty C. Green of Dexter turned into the side of a vehicle driven by Corey S. Underhile, also of Dexter, at Business 60 and W. Oak Street. Stoddard County...
Pickleball courts now available for play (11/21/14)
By JONATHON DAWE Statesman Staff Writer For several years, the Dexter Parks Department has offered numerous activities to local sports enthusiasts -- from basketball to baseball and tennis. Now, there's a new sport in town. As of last week, the Dexter Parks Department finished striping the outdoor basketball court at the East park location for those who wish to play "Pickleball." Additionally, the old gymnasium located on Park Lane has been utilized to offer an indoor location for players...
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Missouri Headlines
  • Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services - a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case....
  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Thanksgiving started quietly in Ferguson, following protests Wednesday night that drew the smallest crowd since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old....
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