4 arrested for the unlawful taking of 114 bass in IL

Officials said the value of the bass is $456 according to statute.

  Hurricane Michael upgraded to a Category 5 at time of landfall in Florida

Michael is the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States as a category 5 since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and only the fourth on record.
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  Kodak Black arrested on drug, gun charge at Canadian border

Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was driving two other people in a Cadillac Escalade with temporary California registration across the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to New York state police.


What you need to know 4/19

  Week spotlights work done by Heartland 911 dispatchers

  Four teens shot in car on I-264 in west Louisville

  First Alert: Cold front brings heavy rain

  Northern Kentucky BBQ business getting heat for ‘LGBTQ’ shirts

The owner says he has already sold out all of his shirts and has a back order for more.
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  House subpoena for Mueller report escalates investigation

"It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps we must take going forward," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. He expects the Justice Department to comply by May 1.

Abandoned house fire in Scott County, MO

  ‘Fries with Firefighters’ at West Frankfort McDonald’s

  $1.3 million in proposed budget cuts in Perry County, IL

Trio of bald eagles raising eaglets on upper Mississippi River

  City of Parma requests audit after complaint of financial mismanagement

MO governor says request for Federal Disaster Declaration will likely happen soon

  Arson suspected in overnight fires at former mayor’s home, city hall in Parma, MO

  Bug expert says to start now to get rid of bugs and pest due to rain

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In old blog post, Facebook updates ‘millions’ of Instagram passwords compromised

Facebook announced a security flaw affecting millions of Instagram users under the cover of one of the year's biggest news days.


MLS announces plans to expand to 30 teams

Wacha, Cardinals cool off Yelich, beat Brewers 6-3

Michael Wacha cooled off NL MVP Christian Yelich, Matt Carpenter and Marcell Ozuna each went deep, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 to avoid being swept


2 injured in crash involving Paducah police cruiser

Man involved in Cape Girardeau Walmart carjacking sentenced

  Sheriff’s office looking for suspect in McCracken Co. jewelry store theft

  North Scott County Ambulance District is now home to Cardinal Glennon ambulance

IL children would have to start Kindergarten at age 5 under proposal

According to Sen. Maj. Leader Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood), Senate Bill 2075 was approved by the Illinois Senate on April 11.
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  Storms batter South, kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama

Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

Heartland libraries receive grants

Sikeston man sentenced for Cape Girardeau Food Giant robbery

Bevin, Univerisity of Kentucky announce grant to fight opioids

SIUE, Shawnee C.C. partner on nursing program