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...
Lancaster woman found dead in her vehicle from apparent suicide: police
A woman was found dead in her vehicle on Friday night in the parking lot of Giant in West Lampeter Township, according to police.
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You can now purchase the log cabins from Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground for $20,000
The popular "log cabins" at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground and Resort are now for sale. Earlier this year, Disney updated a loop of their cabins located at...
Top 12 amusement parks for the holidays
Nationally acclaimed roller coaster and amusement park expert Pete Trabucco has released his 2012 list of the world's top 12 amuse...
Fall River Wonders: How did cotton cloth get made in Fall River's historic mills?
FALL RIVER – Reader Ronald Bernardo wrote in to “Fall River Wonders” to say he remembers seeing bales of cotton being offloaded from
How Alabama newspapers covered Donald Trump's victory
Here are the front pages from Alabama newspapers today after the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.
How to Read the Newspaper
I used to be a newspaper editor, a cog in the wheel of the dreaded “mainstream media.” I’ve written for the New York and Washington newspapers, and even — angels and ministers of grace defend us! — Politico. And the checks go both ways: I am a paid-up subscriber to the New York Times. Call me an enemy of the people. Here’s a little secret for you: The news ain’t fake. (Mostly ...
From swindler to squatter? Ex-jeweler Anthony Simpson attracts ire again
As he gets ready to trade freedom for a federal prison cell, former Lake Park jeweler Anthony Simpson just can’t get people to leave him alone.
Better than CATS playing keyboards
ALL OF US ARE PROBABLY GUILTY, AT ONE time or another, of using the internet as a way to mentally decompress after a stressful day. Some of us rely on it more than others. But as much as I love frisky felines and charismatic canines, there are only so many videos I can watch of cats playing keyboards or French bulldogs riding skateboards, with or without sunglasses. Through luck, chance, serendipity — and some fortunate web surfing— I've found some YouTube video series that are more feast than junk food for the brain and soul. They're enormously entertaining and — dare I say it — also educational at times. Some take you behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Opera or show people practicing for Broadway musicals; others share what music your favorite musicians…