Just from the bite, you can tell it’s a good one, far more aggressive than previous strikes of the day. The bend in your rod and the screaming drag indicate this fish has some shoulders. And all at once, the possibilities are flying through your head: Is this my personal best? Maybe even a state record? After a moment that seemed to take years, the big brute finally tires and is brought boat-side, where it’s quickly netted and welcomed aboard. The boat erupts in high fives and smiles, but the behemoth flopping around on the deck is likely already jeopardizing the quality of the mount you might seek from your local professional taxidermist.
Layne Chesney obituary: Family, community prepare to bid farewell to girl who fought hard battle
Funeral services have been scheduled for Layne Chesney, 16, at Westside Church Friday.
How one woman started Austin 20 to help child sex trafficking victims
Lisa Knapp knew about selling luxury goods. She was an account executive for brands like Cartier and Tiffany. And she knew about working on charity events
Found on a frozen lake, she waits in jail with her ‘ghosts,’ unable to pay $500
The growth of Maine's jail population has been driven not by an increase in people serving sentences for crimes but an increase in the number of prisoners like this woman who are being held prior to their conviction.
Man convicted of 2018 murder
A Lincoln man has been convicted of murdering a Sedalia woman last January.
Police tips on how to beat the burglars in New Canaan
By Leon M. Krolikowski, Chief of Police Within the past week, our Department has investigated two residential burglaries—one occurred on Betsy’s Lane and t
The New Rules of Middle Age, Written by Women
As a new wave of women step into their mid-centuries, books reimagining female midlife are striking a chord. “We’re not going to do our 50s the way everyone’s telling us we’re supposed to,” author Candace Bushnell says.
Sikeston woman charged with arson
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston woman has been arrested and charged for allegedly setting her own business on fire. Monica Mays, 50, is charged with first degree arson through Scott County Court, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Assistant Chief Jim McMillen...
Highway Patrol identifies Tampa woman fatally struck on south Interstate 75
Troopers say it's unclear why 22-year-old Courtney Ellen Krysa of Tampa walked into the soutbound lanes of Interstate 75 early Sunday. She was struck by a Hummer and died at the scene.
Barbara Cooney remembered as champion for the arts
Nationally known Sedalia artist and writer Barbara Cooney died Wednesday morning at Bothwell Regional Health Center. Cooney, 82, was a patron of the arts for decades and contributed much to