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Monday, November 10, 2008

2 suburban St. Louis men accused of Southeast Missouri mortgage fraud

U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway says two men from suburban St. Louis committed wide-scale mortgage fraud right here in Southeast Missouri, the first accusation of this kind that we know of locally.

The men are expected to appear in court on a 34-count indictment Thursday, the Associated Press is reporting. The two worked for Century Mortgage and Finance Inc., a now-defunct company that had offices in Sikeston and Cape Girardeau.

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Three from Stoddard County sentenced to prison

Three men from Stoddard County had a bad week last week — they were sentenced to prison on varying charges.

One is Jerry Brandon Gross, who pleaded guilty to printing counterfeit money. The in-home printing operation was discovered after fake bills started showing up at local businesses, police said. Others were sentenced for resisting arrest and drug possession.

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Notre Dame ranked top 50

Notre Dame Regional High School is getting used to the recognition of being one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the country.

In its recent rankings, the Action Institute included the school in its top 50 for the fourth year in a row.

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Veterans Day reminder

Tuesday is Veterans Day, so most local, state and federal government offices will be closed for business. For more information on local governments shutting their doors for the holiday, check back later at

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