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Teamsters reach major new agreement with Anheuser-Busch, boosting wages, protecting jobs

WASHINGTON – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has reached a five-year tentative agreement significantly raising pay, improving health care and retirement benefits, and providing critical job security for all 5,000 Teamsters at Anheuser-Busch breweries nationwide.   The tentative agreement was unanimously recommended by the Teamsters National Negotiating Committee after reconvening at the bargaining table with […]

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Poplar Bluff Man sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison on drug and firearm related charges

CAPE GIRARDEAU – The United States Attorney’s Office announced that 27-year-old Samuel D. Moore of Poplar Bluff has been sentenced to serve 120 months (10 years) in federal prison after pleading guilty to drug-trafficking and firearm related charges.   Moore appeared for his sentencing hearing Thursday before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr.

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Discover nature with MDC Cape Nature Center’s free March programs

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Discover nature in March with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center’s free programs! Amphibians and Reptiles: Frog Calls (Virtual) | 1 to 2 p.m. on March 13 | Register online at https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/197280 With the warmer weather on the way, join us to learn about sounds you may hear

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Saint Francis to offer Camp STAT for local high school students

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Saint Francis Healthcare System is once again hosting Camp STAT, a weeklong opportunity offering high school students a “behind the scenes” look into healthcare and hands-on learning experiences.   Participants will learn skills and see them applied in real healthcare situations, receive training to help in emergent situations, become certified in

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Farmington man charged with promoting child pornography

FARMINGTON, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of 26-year-old Isaac A. Faulkner of Farmington. Faulkner was arrested Friday, for promoting child pornography, following an investigation by the Special Victims Unit of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control. On Friday, February

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Teamsters Local 688 initiates strike against Graybar following rejection of final offer

St. Louis, MO – After months of negotiations, 42 dedicated members of Teamsters Local 688 have taken a stand by rejecting Graybar’s best, last, and final offer on Saturday, February 24. These hardworking individuals have been integral to Graybar’s success, contributing significantly to the company’s $10.5 billion in revenue.   Despite their crucial role in

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MAC awarded DEWALT® Grow the Trades Grant

PARK HILLS – MAC Tech Industry and Technology Programs at Mineral Area College are thrilled to receive a DEWALT® Grow the Trades Grant to help support the college’s vocational skills training program in Construction and Building Technology.     MAC Tech Industry and Technology Programs at Mineral Area College received a $50,000 DEWALT® Grow the

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Kennett man sentenced to 20 years in prison for recording child sexual abuse

CAPE GIRARDEAU – U.S. District Judge Matthew T. Schelp on Wednesday sentenced a man who recorded his sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl and recorded other children in the shower to 20 years in prison.   Matthew A. Prewett, 43, of Kennett, in Dunklin County, engaged in sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl beginning in

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