Sheriff warns of possible police impersonator

sheriff’s office received a call about a vehicle that attempted to pull someone over

  US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

Elimination of the last IS stronghold in Baghouz marks the end of the militants' self-declared caliphate, which at its height blanketed large parts of Syria and Iraq.
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Fentanyl-related overdose deaths up 1,000 percent, CDC says

In the five years from 2011 to 2016, the number of deaths linked to fentanyl grew from less than 1,700 to more than 18,000.


  Man facing murder charge in New Madrid Co. rest area shooting

  Heartland community comes together to help 8-year-old get life-changing surgery

  Former Heartland sheriff indicted, state police investigating

  Preschool to reopen after tornado ripped off roof

Gov. Pritzker appoints 5 new members to SIU Board of Trustees

The new Board members are Edgar Curtis, Ed Hightower, Subhash Sharma, John Simmons and Roger Tedrick.
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  Look up: Northern lights to dip into the Midwest

The aurora borealis should be visible across the northern tier of states, dipping as far as south as Iowa in the middle of the country and Washington and Maine on the coasts.

  Missouri State Flag celebrates 106th Birthday, has Cape Girardeau origin

MO governor visits with Heartland correctional center staff

  McCracken Co. Sheriff: “STORM TEAM” to fight drug activity

20th AIDS walk to be held in Cabondale

Roads closed due to flooding in the Heartland

Nearly 3,000 piglets loose after crash in IL

Scouting for litter: Girl Scout Troop plans to clean up their county

IL man sentenced for unlawful use of a debit card

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  Mueller finishes Russia investigation, submits report to Justice Department

Mueller is not recommending any more criminal charges for any more individuals as the investigation ends.


NCAA Tournament: Morant leads Murray State to first round win

Ichiro to announce retirement, reports say

Baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki is expected to announce his retirement Thursday, as first reported by Kyodo News.


Gun safes recalled due to lock failure

  High speed police pursuit from Charleston to Sikeston, MO leads to arrest

Deputies seize money, drugs from man during traffic stop

“Florida Man” challenge becomes viral sensation: Have you tried it yet?

  Shaquille O’Neal named new Papa John’s spokesman

The pizza giant issued a statement Friday morning announcing that the four-time NBA champion will join the company’s board of directors, invest in nine stores in the Atlanta area and “be an ambassador for the Papa John’s brand.”
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Spaceflight activates herpes virus in astronauts, study finds

The longer astronauts spend in space, the more likely they are to have the disease reactivated, NASA finds.

Former Cape Girardeau mayors back aquatic center project, committee being formed

AL high schooler accepted into 31 universities, awarded $1.1 million in scholarships

What you need to know March 22

Hill’s Pet Nutrition expands recall of dog food due to toxic levels of vitamin D


  Chickenpox parties ‘outdated,’ local doctor says

20th AIDS walk to be held in Cabondale

Veterans health care town hall held in Mt. Vernon, IL