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Thursday, January 22, 2009

A powerful explosion

Here's something you don't hear every day: An explosion in a circuit breaker at a power substation caused two-thirds of Sikeston to be without power starting last night.

The outage began just after 8 p.m. Wednesday night, and power wasn't restored completely until 4 a.m.

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Marble Hill man charged with child molestation

A Marble Hill, Mo., man was charged with child molestation today after he allegedly confessed to having consensual sex with an adolescent.

The 20-year-old man will appear in court Wednesday.

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In other area crime news, a Stoddard County man pleaded guilty to a meth manufacturing charge Wednesday in federal court.

The trout are back

The trout are back at Jackson's Rotary Lake.

Back in December we reported on a parasite that was killing masses of trout that are stocked in the lake every winter.

Now the Missouri Department of Conservation reports that 500 of the fish have been restocked in the lake, and should be safe from the parasite. Click here to read more.

College leaders seek support for tuition plan

The presidents of Missouri's two major universities — the University of Missouri system and Missouri State University — met with state lawmakers today to stump for the Nixon administration's tuition freeze proposal.

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In other state news, a neo-Nazi group has adopted a section of highway near Springfield.

Later today and Friday on seMissourian.com

Check back at seMissourian.com later today for more on the child molestation case and a story from the annual Jackson Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Come back Friday morning for stories on the renovations planned for the municipal golf course and an explanation of why you can see shoes hanging from power lines in some Cape Girardeau neighborhoods.

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