Wardell, MO

New Madrid man sentenced to 42 years in prison

A New Madrid man is headed to prison for the fatal shooting of another. 38-year-old Jeremy Guest will serve more than 40 years in the custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections in connection with the Feb. 16, 2020, shooting of the late Datrae Hicks. Guest was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, armed criminal action, stealing and unlawful use of a weapon following a two-day jury trial in June. During the trial Guest admitted to fatally wounding Hicks following an argument at a Marston truck stop in the early morning hours of Feb. 16, 2020. However, Guest claimed it was in self-defense and in defense of his brother. In the sentencing hearing conducted Aug. 5 before New Madrid County Circuit Judge Ed Reeves, two of Hicks’s brothers, his girlfriend and his mother all delivered victim impact statements. You can learn more in the Standard Democrat.

Local Memphis, Mizzou softball players host junior camp in Kennett

Southland graduates Jenna Gibson and Jordan Zolman gathered girls from around the area at Ultimate Fitness in Kennett on Saturday for a junior softball clinic. Both are future teachers, and with experience playing softball at the collegiate level they offered a wealth of knowledge about what it takes to be successful on the diamond.
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Kennett football back to work in first official season practice

The Kennett football team is back together after the conclusion of dead week to finish out the final three weeks of the pre-season. With a roster slightly shorter than anticipated, the Indians took full advantage of the first official practice of the season on Monday, getting right into the details with a core group well-acquainted from events this summer.

Motorcycle Wreck Injures One Person

A New Madrid man was hurt when his motorcycle ran off Highway D south of Lilbourn and struck a ditch. Troop E reports 38 year old Brian Staffey received moderate injuries and was taken to a Cape hospital. The accident happened about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.
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Prayer unites community before start of school year

BLYTHEVILLE Ark. (KAIT) - Many people are anxious for classes to start back, but one community came together this past weekend to pray for their school students and staff. Between 100 to 150 people, including students of all ages and school staff, formed a prayer circle outside the Blytheville Public Schools Administration building.

Gov. Parson to visit Portageville, tour highway project

A Matthews, Mo. teen was seriously injured after her pickup truck crash into a silo in New Madrid County. Notre Dame High School science teacher and astronomy expert Jerry Landawe previews what you can see in the night sky in August and a new astronomy club in the Heartland. First...
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Shooting under investigation in Caruthersville

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (KFVS) - Police responded to multiple reports of gunfire in Caruthersville early Thursday, August 4. Officers were called to the areas between East 8th Street and East 13th Street around 12:30 a.m. While they were searching the area, police said the officers found shell casing in the roadway...

The Hunter-Dawson home in New Madrid, Missouri is a state historical site and museum

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site in New Madrid, Missouri.Jonathunder, GFDL 1.2, via Wikimedia Commons. Here, we have the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site located in New Madrid, Missouri. The property is maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and it’s a historic house museum. This house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. It's also been referred to as the Bootheel's Majestic Mansion.