CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man wrongly imprisoned for 17 years on murder charges alleges in a federal lawsuit that police knew he was innocent and helped prevent his conviction from...
Man dead after shooting in Sikeston
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — An investigation is under way in the southeast Missouri town of Sikeston after a man was fatally shot Monday night.
Sikeston police Lt. Jon Broom told KFVS-TV that the shooting is being investigated as a homicide. The victim's name has not been released and police so far are declining to release any details about the shooting.
Missouri opioid drug tracking bill faces challenges
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House on Wednesday advanced a bill to create a statewide monitoring program for prescription opioids, but efforts to make Missouri the final state to adopt such a system still face steep opposition.
Missouri hydroponic farm grows produce for local schools
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — More than 20 years ago, a school invited Steve Hamra in for lunch, to observe the children eating the produce he grew. It was the first time Hamra, president and founder of Amanzi Farms in Sikeston, realized the impact nutritious produce can make.
"That thought has never left my mind," Hamra said. "There was a young boy over there, and that (food services) director said, 'That's gonna be the best meal he gets today.' This has been 23 years ago."
Missouri state Rep. Rehder interested in job as treasurer
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State Rep. Holly Rehder says she's interested in becoming Missouri's next treasurer.
The Sikeston Republican told The Associated Press on Wednesday that she let Republican Gov. Mike Parson's office know she's interested in the job.
3 teenagers charged in fatal beating of 17-year-old
MALDEN, Mo. (AP) — Three southeast Missouri teenagers are charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of another teen.
The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that 17-year-old Dante Gibson was found unresponsive around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on the porch of a home in Malden, about 190 miles (305 kilometers) southwest of St. Louis. He was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.
Southeast Missouri contractor agrees to $25K
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri contractor has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a claim that it discriminated against a black employee.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement Wednesday with Floyd's Equipment Inc. in Sikeston.
Film about overturned murder conviction to be screened
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A man who served nearly 20 years in prison before his murder conviction was overturned will speak next month when a documentary about the case is screened at Southeast Missouri State University.
The Southeast Missourian reports that "The Past is Never Dead" tells the story of David Robinson, who was sentenced to prison for life for the Sikeston, Missouri, killing of Sheila Box.
Missouri Girl Scout leaders upset over camp closure
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Many Girl Scout leaders in southeast Missouri are upset about a recent decision to permanently close a local camp that's been a popular destination for more than 50 years.
Man jailed after bizarre string of events in SE Missouri
CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man is accused of a bizarre string of crimes — setting fire to a truck during a test drive, burning a house, kidnapping a motorist, and trying to shoot a corrections officer with a stun gun.
The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that 32-year-old Dustin Robinson of Benton faces a long list of charges.
Fentanyl found at Missouri jail; 3 jailers hospitalized
BENTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say three southwest Missouri jailers have been taken to a hospital and a white powdery substance that was found at the jail has tested positive for fentanyl.
Missouri man faces murder charge in Sikeston shooting death
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — A Cape Girardeau man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man in Sikeston.
Nineteen-year-old Shamar Lowe was arrested Thursday and charged in the April 23 death of 27-year-old Marcus De'Andres Price.
Missing video found in Sikeston first-degree murder case
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have uncovered missing surveillance video evidence in a southeast Missouri homicide case.
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been convicted of participating in the killing of a Kansas man in Missouri.
Ronnie Carl Robinson Sr., of Little Rock, Arkansas, was found guilty this week of second-degree murder in the death of Larry Weaver, of Pittsburg.
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — Neal Boyd, an opera singer who won NBC's "America's Got Talent" and dabbled in Missouri politics, has died.
Scott County Coroner Scott Amick says Boyd died around 6 p.m. Sunday at his mother's house in Sikeston. He was 42.
Amick says Boyd had a number of medical problems, including heart failure, kidney failure and liver problems. He was seriously injured in a car crash in 2017.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is recommending that charges be dismissed against a man who has served nearly 20 years in prison for the death of a southeast Missouri woman.
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri attorney general and U.S. Senate hopeful Josh Hawley says his office continues to review the case of a southeast Missouri man whose murder conviction has been questioned.
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri police detective has resigned three months after a judge blasted his handling of a 2000 homicide investigation.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man who has served nearly two decades in prison after being convicted in a woman's death should be released because his constitutional rights were violated during his trial, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri police detective's badge and gun have been removed after a judge questioned his handling of a 2000 homicide investigation and recommended that a man serving a life sentence for the killing should be freed.
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — The daughter of a Missouri woman who was fatally shot in 2000 says she believes the man convicted of the killing is innocent.
Inmate says he’s ‘blessed’ after exoneration recommendation
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate says he's a "blessed man" after a judge reviewing his conviction in a 2000 killing recommended that he be exonerated.
Detective on leave over handling of 2000 homicide case
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — A judge has recommended that a southeast Missouri man should be exonerated for a 2000 homicide after finding that a detective lacked "candor or competence, or both," during the investigation and prosecution.
Judge: Missouri convict should be exonerated of murder
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge says a southeast Missouri man convicted of murder for the 2000 killing of a woman should be exonerated.
Effort underway to address high infant mortality in Bootheel
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — The infant mortality rate in the Bootheel region of Missouri is among the highest in the nation, prompting an education effort aimed at keeping babies safe.
Woman charged with manslaughter in death of bicyclist
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — A 27-year-old southeast Missouri woman is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a bicyclist, with police saying she smoked synthetic marijuana prior to the accident.
Southeast Missouri man accused of killing toddler son
CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man is jailed without bond after being charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 15-month-old son.
KFVS-TV reports that prosecutors also have charged 32-year-old Derichess Moore of Charleston with child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a southeast Missouri man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old friend during a prank.
The Standard Democrat reports that 19-year-old Tiarrius Gant, of Sikeston, was sentenced Tuesday for voluntary manslaughter, unlawful use of weapon and armed criminal action in the 2015 killing of Devin Alexander.
Several arrests after large fight in Caruthersville
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Several people are in jail after a large fight at a housing complex in the southeast Missouri town of Caruthersville.
The Sikeston Standard Democrat (http://bit.ly/2rrL7bx ) reports that police were called Sunday to the Gayoso Federal Housing Complex, where about 30 people ranging from juveniles to adults were involved in a fight. Caruthersville officers called to the scene said they were attacked as they tried to break up the fight.
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man has been convicted of fatally shooting a 17-year-old in 2015.
KFVS-TV (http://bit.ly/2ruXLKi ) reports that jurors in New Madrid County found 19-year-old Tiarrius Gant, of Sikeston, guilty Wednesday of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of Devin Alexander. Gant also was convicted of two counts each of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.
PARMA, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man is accused of burglary after allegedly targeting a most unlikely place — a police department.
The Sikeston Standard Democrat (http://bit.ly/2qo81zS ) reports that New Madrid County deputies were called Tuesday after an employee of the small town of Parma saw a man sitting on a table in the police evidence room.
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — An employee of a southeast Missouri retirement center is dead and three residents are injured after a tree fell during high winds.
The Sikeston Standard Democrat (http://bit.ly/2ruQqYV ) reports that 41-year-old Richard Flye died Wednesday at Green Meadows Retirement Center in Sikeston when a gust of wind blew over a rotting tree. The tree landed on a picnic table where employees and residents were sitting.
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — One person died and three others were injured when a tree fell at a retirement center in southeast Missouri.
Sikeston public safety Captain Jim McMillian says a gust of wind blew over the rotting tree Wednesday at the Green Meadows Retirement Center in Sikeston.
KFVS reports (http://bit.ly/2qsZE9P ) the tree fell on a picnic table that employees and residents use to take breaks.
CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri authorities are investigating the death of a county jail inmate who a coroner said died after an altercation with law enforcers.
Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker tells KFVS-TV (http://bit.ly/2pS758z ) that the inmate died Friday night after he allegedly became unruly and unmanageable, was restrained and collapsed. He later died at a Sikeston hospital.
Donald Joe Daniel, 85, of Mount Carmel, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Don passed from this life into the next at Oakview Heights Continuous Care & Rehab where he was loved by staff and residents alike. He was attended in his final hours by every member of his loving family.
Car strikes, kills pedestrian in southeast Missouri
PUXICO, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a car has struck and killed a pedestrian in southeast Missouri.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 21-year-old Phillip Manning, of Sikeston, was hit around 12:20 a.m. Friday about a mile south of the Stoddard County town of Puxico on Missouri 51. The coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.
Sikeston woman and her boyfriend charged in baby’s death
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — Sikeston police say a woman and her boyfriend are charged with murder in the death of the woman's 1-year-old son.
Sikeston police spokesman Sgt. Jon Broom said Monday officers were went to a Sikeston home Sunday afternoon after a caller said the boy was not breathing.
Officers began CPR and took the boy to a hospital, where he died. Investigators say medical staff found bruising consistent with child abuse on the boy's body.
Greitens names leaders of his public safety team
DELLWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov.-elect Eric Greitens vowed Monday that violent protests such as those that happened in the Ferguson area after the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown would not happen during his administration as he announced two new public safety leaders.
Man critically wounded in Sikeston shooting
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — A shooting in the southeast Missouri town of Sikeston remains under investigation.
The Southeast Missourian (http://bit.ly/2iarlhG ) reports that a 32-year-old Cape Girardeau man was shot three times outside of a party about 2 a.m. Christmas Day. The victim is hospitalized in critical condition and no arrests have been made.
18-year-old charged in shooting death of another teen
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — An 18-year-old from southeast Missouri is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 19-year-old high school student.
The Southeast Missourian (http://bit.ly/2hEmAeG ) reports that Sean Thomas is also charged with armed criminal action in the death of Cole Kirkpatrick of Vanduser.
The shooting happened Thursday, and Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says Thomas was arrested later that night.
Death of 19-year-old under investigation
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating the shooting death of a high school student in southeast Missouri.
KFVS-TV (http://bit.ly/2gthCUq ) reports that the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Cole Kirkpatrick of Scott County was reported as an accident. Kirkpatrick died Thursday night after being shot in the head with a shotgun.
No further details about the shooting or the investigation have been released.
18-year-old accused in deadly southeast Missouri shooting
CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) — A southwestern Missouri 18-year-old is jailed without bond after being accused of a shooting death.
Man accused of intentionally striking woman with his car
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man is jailed after police say he intentionally struck a woman with his car.
The Sikeston Standard Democrat (http://bit.ly/2eqP0aN ) reports that East Prairie police were called Sunday afternoon after being told a woman was intentionally struck. The driver fled the scene and later fled from officers who tried to contact him, but was later found and taken into custody. Police are seeking several charges.
Judge orders 3 to trial in death of Kansas man
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge has ruled there's enough evidence to try three people in the death of a 66-year-old Kansas man.
KFVS reports (http://j.mp/2evgiSb) that Larenzle Coleman, of Oakfield, Tennessee; and Elsie Hamilton and Ronnie Robinson, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, are charged in the June death of Larry Weaver of Pittsburg, Kansas.
Weaver's body was found in a field in southeast Missouri on July 1. An autopsy shows he'd been tied up and beaten.
Woman with spina bifida provides 115 meals for police
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri woman is celebrating her birthday by providing free meals for police officers.
KFVS-TV (http://bit.ly/2efnrCa ) reports that JoAnn Eastep of Sikeston, who has spina bifida, turned 41 on Friday.
Instead of receiving gifts for her birthday, Eastep gave 115 vouchers for a meal at the Grecian Steak House in Sikeston. Ninety of the vouchers will go to police in Sikeston, and 25 to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Sikeston man gets 55 years for fatally shooting his wife
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for fatally shooting his wife in 2013.
The Standard Democrat (http://bit.ly/2dywbCk ) reports that 44-year-old Stevie Cordale Lott was sentenced Tuesday for second-degree murder, armed criminal action and illegal possession of a firearm.
Missouri woman who hit man with car guilty of manslaughter
CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri woman who fatally struck a man with her car in 2014 has been convicted of second-degree involuntary manslaughter.
The Southeast Missourian (http://bit.ly/2dv2gh0 ) reports that a Mississippi County jury deliberated three hours Wednesday before reaching the verdict in the case of 29-year-old Savannah Davis of Sikeston.
Authorities: Man who escaped Missouri jail back in custody
BENTON, Mo. (AP) — A man who escaped from a southeast Missouri jail is back in custody.
The Sikeston Standard Democrat (http://bit.ly/2cPNkLq ) reports that 31-year-old Joshua Musgrove was found Sunday after the Scott County Sheriff's Department received a tip. He was taken into custody without incident.
Man dies after hit-and-run crash in southeast Missouri
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri man has died after a hit-and-run crash in southeast Missouri.
KFVS-TV (http://bit.ly/2ckJ1DL ) reports that the crash happened Monday night in Scott County. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says the victim was hit while walking along a road. A passerby found the man's body. The man's name wasn't immediately released.
Missouri man convicted in wife’s 2013 shooting death
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — October sentencing is scheduled in southeast Missouri for a man newly convicted of fatally shooting his wife in 2013.
Jurors in Cape Girardeau found 41-year-old Stevie Cordale Lott of Sikeston guilty of second-degree murder, armed criminal action and illegal possession of a firearm.
Authorities said the Sikeston officers responding to a reported domestic dispute in September 2013 found the body of 28-year-old Nyketia Lott of Sikeston.