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Scott County appeals Ameren's refusal to pay 2013 taxes; four school districts impacted
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:56:28 GMT

BENTON -- Scott County and 15 other counties in Missouri are currently in an appeal process with the State Tax Commission over Ameren-Union Electric Company's refusal to pay taxes for the 2013 tax year.

Sikeston man accused of shooting day-care facility
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:27:20 GMT

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Sikeston man faces a charge of unlawful use of a weapon in connection with a March case in which a bullet penetrated the window of a home day-care facility on Benton Street.

Fired Comptroller Expected To File Grievance
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:03:35 GMT

Benton County officials tell 5NEWS the comptroller fired Tuesday is expected to file a grievance by Friday with the county...

Benton County Comptroller Fired
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:03:45 GMT

The Benton County comptroller was fired Tuesday, after being placed on leave in connection with a corruption case in which...

Local Headlines
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:55:48 GMT

CANTON, Mo. -- For the last six months, Stan Hilgenbrinck has put oil to canvas for the chance to one day say he's the artist with the mural hanging at the Lewis County Courthouse.

County Comptroller Placed On Leave After 3 Arrested In Corruption Case
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:33:43 GMT

The Benton County comptroller has been placed on administrative leave while the criminal case progresses against three former county employees...

Endangered Silver Advisory for MO woman
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:47:23 GMT

The Chesterfield, Missouri Police Department has issued an Endangered Silver Advisory for a missing adult.

Missouri legislators hear SWEPCO bill
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 02:30:49 GMT

A Missouri Senate panel heard testimony last week on a bill that would block Southwestern Electric Power Co. from forcing landowners in Barry and McDonald counties to sell their property for a large transmission line.

Train derailed in Benton County
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:53:02 GMT

A train derailment this morning in Garfield was not caused by weather or human error, said Ron Sparks, chief of police for the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad.

RLC nursing program students visit medical helicopter team
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:32:16 GMT

The Rend Lake College Associate Degree of Nursing program students visited with members of Air Evac, based out of Mt. Vernon, Tuesday afternoon, April 14 on the Ina campus.