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Man sentenced to 12 years for Ill. officer's crash death
By Associated PressCHESTER, Ill. — A man who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the death of a southern Illinois police officer who crashed during a 2016 high-speed chase has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.Thirty-five-year-old Jason Stoker of Chester didn't attend Thursday's sentencing hea
Iron County man charged in rape
An area man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly raped a teenage girl at an area lake development after he found her passed out.Cecil Burrow, 60, of Ironton, is being charged with felony rape in the first degree after reportedly "knowingly having sexual intercourse with a teenaged girl who w
Two arrested in multi-state Walmart thefts
A Desloge officer arrested two men who are now being charged for their involvement in a multi-state scam and thefts at several Walmart stores.Florian Muntean, 36, and Mures Danila, 25, are each being charged with a class D felony of receiving stolen property.According to a probable cause statement,
Family’s trip to Prague proves less than smooth
A Perryville family is happy to have their feet firmly planted on Missouri soil again, following a mishap during a trans-Atlantic flight earlier this summer.According to Maria Mudd, who was vacationing with her husband Chris, and children Hannah 26, Rachel 22, and Andrew, 18, their trip — destinatio
Hearing God’s call in your life
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, is credited with saying, “Earn all you can, save all you can, and give all you can.”He knew what poverty was like. His father, also a minister, had nine children to support at one of the lowest-paying churches in England, and was once marched off to debtor’s pr
Police: Man arrested after shooting neighbor's house
CARBONDALE, IL — A man was arrested in Carbondale, Illinois, early Friday morning after police say he fired a gun at his neighbor’s house over an argument.
VIDEO: 101-year-old celebrates birthday at Taco Bell
CARBONDALE, Ill. (CNN) -- Some people like to celebrate their birthdays in mystical sports -- like Paris, New York, or Prague.
Three pound pups and lots of kittens, cats need homes
To give owners the opportunity to claim them, dogs and cats are kept for seven days at the Park Hills and Farmington pounds; and five days at the Desloge and Leadwood pounds. After that, they are eligible for adoption or euthanasia. There are no adoption fees, but rescuers are required by the Missou
Carbondale man faces federal charges of conspiracy to deal more than 50 grams of meth
A Carbondale man made his first appearance in federal court on Thursday after he was indicted on federal meth charges earlier this month.According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft, Kevin W. Page, also known as "Dink," a 37-year-old, is charged with conspiracy to distribute mo
New Cape clinic to help opioid addicts
Brightstone Medical LLC is seen at 36 Doctors' Park, suite 2, in Cape Girardeau.Fred LynchOrder this photoA new clinic in Cape Girardeau aims to help patients battling an opioid addiction.Brightstone Medical, a medication-assisted therapy clinic, opened Aug. 6 at 36 Doctors' Park, suite 2, according
34 sickened in Missouri salmonella outbreak
PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) – A southeast Missouri county is investigating a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 34 people.Salmonella- CDC imageThe cause hasn’t been determined. Perry County Health Department communicable disease coordinator Sheila Hahs says the agency began receiving worrying numbers of
Man sentenced to 12 years for Illinois officer's crash death
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Perryville man sentenced to 35 years in prison for kidnapping, other charges
BENTON, Mo. -- A Perryville, Missouri, man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after being found guilty of felony kidnapping, burglary and weapons charges.Clint E. Arrington, 49, was sentenced Thursday by Judge David Dolan following a jury trial June 14 in Scott County, according to a news rele
Fugitive arrested, hit with 8 felonies
A long week for local law enforcement came to an end Sunday afternoon after a fugitive, wanted for stealing a vehicle and leading police on a 100 mph chase, was arrested in Chester.The arrest warrant for Jordan Lee Mahathath, 25, of Perryville, listed 11 charges, including eight felonies ranging fro
Local teams, coaches prepare for district assignments
The Missouri State High School Activities Association website will be flooded with visitors this week as coaches and high school administrators find out their fates.Starting this year, MSHSAA will release new district and class assignments every year. In the past it had be done on a two-year cycle.
Attorney general: No further investigation on complaint
The City of Park Hills received a letter from the Missouri Attorney General’s Office on Thursday regarding the recent complaint made by Park Hills Police Chief Bill Holloway citing corruption and/or illegal acts by Mayor Daniel Naucke. The letter indicated that no further investigation would be purs
Game plan in works for new sewer plant
Now that voters have approved the approximately $20 million it will take to build Perryville a new sewer plant, city officials are laying down a game plan for what comes next.The stages break down into roughly two parts. First, now that financing has been given the go-ahead by voters, it must be sec
DRA recognizes three DLI leadership graduates
Perryville’s Trish Erzfeld (second from right) and Kelli Behrle (right) were recently recognized as graduates of the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy. Also recognized by DRA chairman Chris Caldwell (center) were Jay Lancaster (left) of Sikeston, and Hillary Sta
Suspect calls in fake active shooter at Festus hospital to distract police from pursuit
Mercy Hospital in Festus was forced to go on lockdown Wednesday night, after a suspect being chased by police called in a false report about an active shooter, hoping to divert officers from the pursuit.
No one hurt in late-night blaze
A Perryville family safely escaped from a house fire Wednesday night that resulted in what was described as “extensive damage” to the home.According to Perryville Fire Department Assistant Chief Bill Jones, fire crews responded to the residence, a one-and-a-half story house located at 902 W. St. Jos