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This combination of undated photos provided by the Washington, D.C., police shows Daron Dylon Wint. The police issued a news release late Wednesday, May 20, 2015, saying they are looking for Wint in connection with last Thursday's quadruple homicide of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

DC authorities: Ex-con had help in slaying of rich family

 Posted on May 22, 2015 at 4:12 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one person likely was involved in the slayings of four people who were held captive inside a Washington, D.C., mansion until $40,000 was delivered last week, authorities revealed Friday. Daron Dylon Wint, a welder with a criminal record of assaults who once worked for the mansion’s owner, has been charged with murder. But authorities said they believe he did not act alone: A court document

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Highway Patrol offers tips for a safe Memorial Day weekend

 Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:28 am

The first long weekend of summer will be here soon. Memorial Day weekend is an opportunity to enjoy visiting family or friends, go to one of Missouri’s lakes, or enjoy any number of recreation opportunities in our state. It is also an opportunity to put safety first. Be aware of construction along your route, pay attention while you are driving, and buckle up. If alcohol is part of your holiday,

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  • Demolition begins on old toll gate house in New Hope

     Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:03 am

    The old toll gate house on New Hope Road is coming down this summer after years of service and a lot of history.

    The toll gate house on New Hope Road is being dismantled after many years of service. Shortly after Elsberry officially became a town, a group of area businessmen formed a stock company and had the five-mile stretch of road from New Hope to Elsberry graveled, making it the first gravel road in Lincoln County. It attracted so much attention that August Busch, who was at that time the head of

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  • Old Glory Jubilee Committee hosts Chicken Wing Cook-Off on July 4

     Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:43 am


    “It’s Back!” The city’s “Old Glory Jubilee” celebration will be returning to town on July 4, 2015. In addition to a number of other planned activities, the city will be hosting an “Old Glory Jubilee” Chicken Challenge for $500 in prize cash. The event, a chicken wing cook-off, will take place in the 100 Block of S. 5th Street. “We wanted to do something different for the 2015 “Old Glory

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Four Indians receive East Missouri All-Conference honors

 Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm

While baseball will always be a team oriented sport, four Elsberry Indian High School Baseball members received All-Conference honors this past week. Senior Matt Henry was named First-Team All-Conference Infield; Tyler Turnbull, Jon Almus and Zach Rimel were all named to Second-Team All-Conference honors. Other local area honorees were: First-Team All-Conference Outfield, Colton Groshong (Silex) and First-Team All-Conference Utility, Matt Mueller (Silex).

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  • Elsberry Legion Baseball Field gets new look

     Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    The grant also helped pay for new foul poles, such as this one located along the fence in left field.

    Visitors to the Elsberry Legion Baseball Field this summer are in for several surprises. “We’ve got a new fence thanks to the Whitey Herzog Foundation,” said Assistant AAA Coach Ryan McCann. “He gave us a $30,000 grant to get new foul poles, a new 12-foot fence out in left center and an eight-foot fence from center field all the way to right field.” A new warning track and new foul

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  • EHS track and field athletes strive but fall short at sectionals

     Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm

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    Elsberry’s varsity track and field teams traveled to Park Hills on May 16 to compete in the sectional meet and determine who, if anyone, would move on to state. Despite having high hopes for the event, Head Boys Coach Scott Cleveland said the results weren’t quite what he had expected. “It was a long day in Park Hills,” said Cleveland. “Unfortunately, no boys or girls advanced to the state track

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    Small nurseries can still compete with large chain stores where it counts

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 11:59 am

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    With all of the big chain stores out there today it might be easy for the local independent nursery owner to get lost in the shuffle. Believe it or not, however, there are still a number of advantages to shopping at a local nursery. One of the first things that needs to be discussed with regard to the appeal of nurseries over large chain stores is cost. Not surprisingly, most

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5 ways to save money when buying a car

 Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:33 pm

(StatePoint) Here are five proven ways to maximize savings when purchasing a vehicle, according to the experts at Autotrader, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling cars. Target Mid-Level Models Before pulling the trigger on the fully loaded model of a car, compare its price to the model line’s base price. The loaded version could cost around 50 percent more than the stripped-down special. A consumer could probably buy

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  • Taxes, ex-spouse benefits and you

     Posted on April 3, 2015 at 11:12 am


    April 14 is both Ex-Spouse Day and the eve of tax day. These two observances are doubly important if you are an ex-spouse, because Social Security pays benefits to eligible former spouses, and you may need to claim this income on your tax forms. If you are age 62, unmarried, and divorced from someone entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits, you may be eligible to receive benefits based

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  • Tips to trace your family’s past

     Posted on March 20, 2015 at 10:10 am


    (StatePoint) Were your ancestors humble farmers or wealthy nobility? Did they travel to find their fortune or have they always lived close to your current home? Exploring your genealogy can be fascinating. In the 2010 U.S. Census, 34.7 million Americans claimed Irish ancestry, the nation’s second most frequently reported ancestry, representing more than seven times the population of Ireland itself. Those of Irish descent, or those who suspect they have

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Budget-friendly summer travel tips

 Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:50 am

(StatePoint) Americans collectively neglect 430 million vacation days annually, according to the 2014 Oxford Economics analysis. Whatever the reasons for sacrificing vacation, Tom Seddon, chief marketing officer for Extended Stay America, doesn’t want the decision to be based on finances. “An enjoyable vacation is possible on even the smallest budget — and summer is the perfect time to travel,” said Seddon. Seddon encourages families to save big on travel with

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  • Spring into Easter with these entertaining tips

     Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:48 am


    (StatePoint) With Easter around the corner, you’re probably already thinking about creating the perfect Easter baskets and planning a celebration for family and friends. As everyone knows, there’s nothing more delightful and heartwarming than sharing a meal with your loved ones, so sweeten this year’s celebration by surprising your guests with an unforgettable Easter get together. Egg-cellent Ideas The iconic Easter egg should take center stage when it comes to

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  • Three creative ideas for winter entertaining and parties

     Posted on February 5, 2015 at 12:11 pm


    (StatePoint) The look of your party can be just as important as its other elements. So go above and beyond a plain table setting. Set the mood for your party and provide a striking visual to accompany the feast by creating a thematic “tablescape.” The experts at Bed Bath & Beyond are offering three ideas for elevating your entertaining décor: Rustic Living A warm, woodsy vibe invites lingering conversation. Skip

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