The two candidates for Scott County treasurer, incumbent Glenda Enderle, and Joe Bill Davis, will find out who wins in the August 5 primary. Both are Democrat candidates, and with no Republican candidate, the winner of the primary wins the seat. Enderle has been treasurer since 1998; Davis runs the Withers Broadcasting stations in Sikeston, and also officiates area high school basketball and baseball.
A Friday afternoon disturbance call in Caruthersville ended with a man and woman in custody. Police officers were called to a home with a "hysterical male" inside; as they entered, a 32-year-old woman told them she had gotten into a fight with her boyfriend, who took their 10-year-old son hostage with a knife in a bedroom. A police officer talked the man out of the bedroom unarmed, and the child was able to leave the room unharmed and placed with a family member.
In Sikeston, 3-year-old Tyren Miller was hit by a vehicle Friday night and died from injuries en route to a trauma center. Sikeston DPS reports they responded to a call at 9:15 pm on North Ingram Road; officers found Miller still trapped under the vehicle, and extricated him out. EMS began life-saving procedures, but it was too late. A witness told the DPS that the driver had slowed down as he drove by the home with children crossing the road, and at the last second, Miller stepped in front, and the driver did all he could to avoid hitting the ...
Two primary August election items - the transportation tax, and the right-to-farm proposal - had their finance reports released Monday - supporters of the transportation tax, a three-quarter cent sales tax across Missouri, have spent over $2 million to get the word out on the tax, while opponents have spent just $22,000. Missouri Farmers Care has spent $800,000 to support the right-to-farm bill, with opponents having spent just half that. Both items are on the ballot statewide August 5.