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  • Touching a bird nest can get you in a lot of trouble

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:07 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:07:55 GMT
    It's nesting time, but be cautious what you do with the nests. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)It's nesting time, but be cautious what you do with the nests. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)

    Bird nests are common this time of year. But what do you if a bird takes up residence at your home or backyard?

    Bird nests are common this time of year. But what do you if a bird takes up residence at your home or backyard?

  • Illinois governor gets bill legalizing industrial hemp

    Illinois governor gets bill legalizing industrial hemp

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:47:20 GMT
    The Illinois House has sent the governor a measure legalizing industrial hemp.  (Source: Pixabay)The Illinois House has sent the governor a measure legalizing industrial hemp. (Source: Pixabay)

    The Illinois House has sent the governor a measure legalizing industrial hemp.

    The Illinois House has sent the governor a measure legalizing industrial hemp.

  • Jackson County board talks on supporting more gun control, residents respond

    Jackson County board talks on supporting more gun control, residents respond

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:29:46 GMT
    Dozens of concerned residents attended a Jackson County, Illinois board meeting on May 22 to express concern that the board may support state legislation that would increase gun control in the state.Dozens of concerned residents attended a Jackson County, Illinois board meeting on May 22 to express concern that the board may support state legislation that would increase gun control in the state.

    Dozens of concerned residents attended a Jackson County, Illinois board meeting on May 22 to express concern that the board may support state legislation that would increase gun control in the state. 

    Dozens of concerned residents attended a Jackson County, Illinois board meeting on May 22 to express concern that the board may support state legislation that would increase gun control in the state. 

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  • Fire destroys vacant apartment building in Paducah, KY

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-05-23 19:48:01 GMT
    Five Paducah, Kentucky fire stations responded to a fire at a vacant apartment building in the 500 block of Adams Street on May 23. (Source: City of Paducah)Five Paducah, Kentucky fire stations responded to a fire at a vacant apartment building in the 500 block of Adams Street on May 23. (Source: City of Paducah)
    Five Paducah, Kentucky fire stations responded to a fire at a vacant apartment building in the 500 block of Adams Street on May 23. (Source: City of Paducah)Five Paducah, Kentucky fire stations responded to a fire at a vacant apartment building in the 500 block of Adams Street on May 23. (Source: City of Paducah)

    Five Paducah, Kentucky fire stations responded to a fire at a vacant apartment building in the 500 block of Adams Street on May 23. 

    Five Paducah, Kentucky fire stations responded to a fire at a vacant apartment building in the 500 block of Adams Street on May 23. 

  • Multiple agencies involved after TN man stole from Fulton, KY Walmart

    Multiple agencies involved after TN man stole from Fulton, KY Walmart

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-05-23 19:07:26 GMT
    Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching for a man wanted for felony stealing from a Kentucky Walmart on May 23. (Source: Fulton Police Department, Facebook)Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching for a man wanted for felony stealing from a Kentucky Walmart on May 23. (Source: Fulton Police Department, Facebook)

    Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching for a man wanted for felony stealing from a Kentucky Walmart on May 23.

    Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching for a man wanted for felony stealing from a Kentucky Walmart on May 23.

  • Kentucky governor appeals higher tax value on mansion, land

    Kentucky governor appeals higher tax value on mansion, land

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:03:18 GMT
    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is appealing the valuation of his mansion  (Source: KFVS)Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is appealing the valuation of his mansion  (Source: KFVS)

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is appealing the valuation of his mansion and the 10 acres (4 hectares) where it sits, in the latest chapter of the yearlong debate over whether he and his wife got a sweetheart deal to...

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is appealing the valuation of his mansion and the 10 acres (4 hectares) where it sits, in the latest chapter of the yearlong debate over whether he and his wife got a sweetheart deal to purchase...

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  • Mexican Mafia busted for running crime in LA County jails

    Mexican Mafia busted for running crime in LA County jails

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:33 PM EDT2018-05-23 19:33:16 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:11:59 GMT
    U.S. prosecutors have charged more than 80 members of the violent Mexican Mafia gang with taking part in a conspiracy to run drugs and carry out violent assaults ordered from inside Los Angeles County jails.
    U.S. prosecutors have charged more than 80 members of the violent Mexican Mafia gang with taking part in a conspiracy to run drugs and carry out violent assaults ordered from inside Los Angeles County jails.
  • Lawmaker wants states to reject sports bet 'integrity fee'

    Lawmaker wants states to reject sports bet 'integrity fee'

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:53:43 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:05:01 GMT
    A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact.
    A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact.
  • New US weather satellite can't keep cool, could hurt photos

    New US weather satellite can't keep cool, could hurt photos

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:34:05 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:03:55 GMT
    The nation's newest weather satellite, launched less than three months ago, has a serious cooling problem.
    The nation's newest weather satellite, launched less than three months ago, has a serious cooling problem.
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  • Scott City, MO to stop recycling service

    Scott City, MO to stop recycling service

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:12:24 GMT
    Cardboard is seen neatly stacked inside a trailer at the recycling drop off area in Scott City, MO. New city leaders say they can't afford to keep the program going and plan to stop the service June 11 (Source: Nathan Ellgren, KFVS)Cardboard is seen neatly stacked inside a trailer at the recycling drop off area in Scott City, MO. New city leaders say they can't afford to keep the program going and plan to stop the service June 11 (Source: Nathan Ellgren, KFVS)
    Cardboard is seen neatly stacked inside a trailer at the recycling drop off area in Scott City, MO. New city leaders say they can't afford to keep the program going and plan to stop the service June 11th.Cardboard is seen neatly stacked inside a trailer at the recycling drop off area in Scott City, MO. New city leaders say they can't afford to keep the program going and plan to stop the service June 11th.

    Leadership changes and financial troubles over the last year have new leaders in Scott City exploring areas to save money, but some are trashing one of their latest ideas. A recent post on the city’s Facebook page says the current recycling program in town will stop June 11th. 

    Leadership changes and financial troubles over the last year have new leaders in Scott City exploring areas to save money, but some are trashing one of their latest ideas. A recent post on the city’s Facebook page says the current recycling program in town will stop June 11th. 

  • Touching a bird nest can get you in a lot of trouble

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:07 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:07:55 GMT
    It's nesting time, but be cautious what you do with the nests. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)It's nesting time, but be cautious what you do with the nests. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)

    Bird nests are common this time of year. But what do you if a bird takes up residence at your home or backyard?

    Bird nests are common this time of year. But what do you if a bird takes up residence at your home or backyard?

  • The Redemption of Ricky Johnson

    The Redemption of Ricky Johnson

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:14:54 GMT

    Ricky Johnson spent more than a decade in a daze of drugs, DUI's and run-ins with the law. Now, this East Prairie native is spreading a message of recovery, hope and redemption.

    Ricky Johnson spent more than a decade in a daze of drugs, DUI's and run-ins with the law. Now, this East Prairie native is spreading a message of recovery, hope and redemption.

  • More than $5M in water system updates coming to Leadwood, MO

    More than $5M in water system updates coming to Leadwood, MO

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:41:05 GMT
    The water was brown and undrinkable. (Source: KFVS)The water was brown and undrinkable. (Source: KFVS)
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Sen. Claire McCaskill announced that more than $5 million in federal money and loans have been awarded to improve the City of Leadwood, Missouri's water system. 

    Sen. Claire McCaskill announced that more than $5 million in federal money and loans have been awarded to improve the City of Leadwood, Missouri's water system. 

  • Jackson County board talks on supporting more gun control, residents respond

    Jackson County board talks on supporting more gun control, residents respond

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:29:46 GMT
    Dozens of concerned residents attended a Jackson County, Illinois board meeting on May 22 to express concern that the board may support state legislation that would increase gun control in the state.Dozens of concerned residents attended a Jackson County, Illinois board meeting on May 22 to express concern that the board may support state legislation that would increase gun control in the state.

    Dozens of concerned residents attended a Jackson County, Illinois board meeting on May 22 to express concern that the board may support state legislation that would increase gun control in the state. 

    Dozens of concerned residents attended a Jackson County, Illinois board meeting on May 22 to express concern that the board may support state legislation that would increase gun control in the state. 

  • Pop-up poppy drives coming for Memorial Day weekend

    Pop-up poppy drives coming for Memorial Day weekend

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:26:23 GMT
    (Source: Kelsey Anderson, KFVS)(Source: Kelsey Anderson, KFVS)

    Memorial Day Weekend, it's a time we think of all the men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

    Memorial Day Weekend, it's a time we think of all the men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

  • Carbondale, IL man sentenced to 8 years for aggravated battery

    Carbondale, IL man sentenced to 8 years for aggravated battery

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:02:32 GMT
    A Carbondale, Illinois man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for aggravated battery. (Source: Carbondale PD)A Carbondale, Illinois man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for aggravated battery. (Source: Carbondale PD)
    A Carbondale, Illinois man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for aggravated battery. (Source: Carbondale PD)A Carbondale, Illinois man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for aggravated battery. (Source: Carbondale PD)

    A Carbondale, Illinois man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for aggravated battery. 

    A Carbondale, Illinois man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for aggravated battery. 

  • MO AG Hawley to announce preliminary rape kit audit results

    MO AG Hawley to announce preliminary rape kit audit results

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:49 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:49:18 GMT
    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley will announce preliminary results of a rape kit audit on Thursday, May 24. (Source: endthebacklog.org)Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley will announce preliminary results of a rape kit audit on Thursday, May 24. (Source: endthebacklog.org)

    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley will announce preliminary results of a rape kit audit on Thursday, May 24.

    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley will announce preliminary results of a rape kit audit on Thursday, May 24.

  • Sen. Claire McCaskill to visit Missouri Veteran's Home Memorial Day weekend

    Sen. Claire McCaskill to visit Missouri Veteran's Home Memorial Day weekend

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:40:27 GMT
    Sen. Claire McCaskill to visit Missouri Veteran's Home. (Source: KFVS)Sen. Claire McCaskill to visit Missouri Veteran's Home. (Source: KFVS)

    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will visit the Missouri Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau this Memorial Day weekend.

    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will visit the Missouri Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau this Memorial Day weekend.

  • Duckworth hosts grant workshop in Ullin, IL

    Duckworth hosts grant workshop in Ullin, IL

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:23:50 GMT
    Duckworth hosted the grant workshop in Ullin (Source: Sen. Tammy Duckworth)Duckworth hosted the grant workshop in Ullin (Source: Sen. Tammy Duckworth)
    Duckworth hosted the grant workshop in Ullin (Source: Sen. Tammy Duckworth)Duckworth hosted the grant workshop in Ullin (Source: Sen. Tammy Duckworth)

    U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth hosted a federal grant workshop in Ullin, Illinois. 

    U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth hosted a federal grant workshop in Ullin, Illinois. 

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony for pedestrian bridge in Jackson City Park

    Ribbon cutting ceremony for pedestrian bridge in Jackson City Park

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:13:27 GMT
    A new footbridge was installed. (Source: City of Jackson)A new footbridge was installed. (Source: City of Jackson)

    The City of Jackson is inviting the public to a ribbon cutting at the City Park pedestrian bridge on June 5.

    The City of Jackson is inviting the public to a ribbon cutting at the City Park pedestrian bridge on June 5.

  • Bird's nest fire, down power line caused electrical fires at Cape Girardeau businesses

    Bird's nest fire, down power line caused electrical fires at Cape Girardeau businesses

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-05-23 19:56:47 GMT
    Fire officials responded to electrical fires in Cape Girardeu (Source: Don Frazier, KFVS)Fire officials responded to electrical fires in Cape Girardeu (Source: Don Frazier, KFVS)

    According to an Ameren spokesman, a bird's nest on a pole caught on fire leading to a downed power line on Route K around 10 a.m.

    According to an Ameren spokesman, a bird's nest on a pole caught on fire leading to a downed power line on Route K around 10 a.m.

  • First Alert: Mostly sunny & warm temps

    First Alert: Mostly sunny & warm temps

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:53 PM EDT2018-05-23 19:53:04 GMT
    Sunrise over Lake Girardeau (Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)Sunrise over Lake Girardeau (Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)

    There are a few storms developing south of the Bootheel but, these are moving away from the Heartland.

    There are a few storms developing south of the Bootheel but, these are moving away from the Heartland.

  • Fire destroys vacant apartment building in Paducah, KY

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-05-23 19:48:01 GMT
    Five Paducah, Kentucky fire stations responded to a fire at a vacant apartment building in the 500 block of Adams Street on May 23. (Source: City of Paducah)Five Paducah, Kentucky fire stations responded to a fire at a vacant apartment building in the 500 block of Adams Street on May 23. (Source: City of Paducah)
    Five Paducah, Kentucky fire stations responded to a fire at a vacant apartment building in the 500 block of Adams Street on May 23. (Source: City of Paducah)Five Paducah, Kentucky fire stations responded to a fire at a vacant apartment building in the 500 block of Adams Street on May 23. (Source: City of Paducah)

    Five Paducah, Kentucky fire stations responded to a fire at a vacant apartment building in the 500 block of Adams Street on May 23. 

    Five Paducah, Kentucky fire stations responded to a fire at a vacant apartment building in the 500 block of Adams Street on May 23. 

  • First responders run the streets in Sikeston, MO for Special Olympics

    First responders run the streets in Sikeston, MO for Special Olympics

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:21 PM EDT2018-05-23 19:21:31 GMT

    Sikeston DPS, along with a variety of other first responders, took to the streets on Wednesday to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics. 

    Sikeston DPS, along with a variety of other first responders, took to the streets on Wednesday to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics. 

  • Mulkeytown, IL man found guilty of child sexual assault

    Mulkeytown, IL man found guilty of child sexual assault

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-05-23 19:09:14 GMT
    Curtis Edward Carr was found guilty of sexual assault of a child. (Source: Union County State's Attorney Office)Curtis Edward Carr was found guilty of sexual assault of a child. (Source: Union County State's Attorney Office)

    A Mulkeytown man was found guilty of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child on Wednesday, May 23.

    A Mulkeytown man was found guilty of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child on Wednesday, May 23.

  • Multiple agencies involved after TN man stole from Fulton, KY Walmart

    Multiple agencies involved after TN man stole from Fulton, KY Walmart

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-05-23 19:07:26 GMT
    Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching for a man wanted for felony stealing from a Kentucky Walmart on May 23. (Source: Fulton Police Department, Facebook)Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching for a man wanted for felony stealing from a Kentucky Walmart on May 23. (Source: Fulton Police Department, Facebook)

    Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching for a man wanted for felony stealing from a Kentucky Walmart on May 23.

    Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching for a man wanted for felony stealing from a Kentucky Walmart on May 23.

  • I CAN READ! program receives 18 donated computers from IEA

    I CAN READ! program receives 18 donated computers from IEA

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:26:51 GMT
    (IEA donates computers to I CAN READ! program. Source: KFVS)(IEA donates computers to I CAN READ! program. Source: KFVS)
    (IEA donates computers to I CAN READ! program. Source: KFVS)(IEA donates computers to I CAN READ! program. Source: KFVS)

    The Illinois Education Association (IEA) has donated 18 computers to southern Illinois I CAN READ! program.

    The Illinois Education Association (IEA) has donated 18 computers to southern Illinois I CAN READ! program.

  • Are levees hurting MO wildlife?

    Are levees hurting MO wildlife?

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:11:12 GMT
    Now that channel allows us to live and farm that former swampland because the channel diverts the water to the Mississippi River.(Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)Now that channel allows us to live and farm that former swampland because the channel diverts the water to the Mississippi River.(Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)

    While levees and dams protect where we live from flooding, is there a negative impact on the environment and wildlife we live near. 

    While levees and dams protect where we live from flooding, is there a negative impact on the environment and wildlife we live near. 

  • Mayfield, KY man charged with DUI after crash with 1-year-old aboard

    Mayfield, KY man charged with DUI after crash with 1-year-old aboard

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:48 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:48:40 GMT
    Kyle Franklin, 30, faces charges of DUI third offense (Source: Graves County Jail)Kyle Franklin, 30, faces charges of DUI third offense (Source: Graves County Jail)

    According to the Graves County Sheriff's Office, a Mayfield, Kentucky man is facing drug and DUI charges following a crash on KY 408 West in the Pottsville community on May 23.

    According to the Graves County Sheriff's Office, a Mayfield, Kentucky man is facing drug and DUI charges following a crash on KY 408 West in the Pottsville community on May 23.

  • IL Rep. Bryant announces petition to stop attacks on SIUC

    IL Rep. Bryant announces petition to stop attacks on SIUC

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:35 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:35:22 GMT
    (Source: Illinois House Republican Staff)(Source: Illinois House Republican Staff)
    (Source: Illinois House Republican Staff)(Source: Illinois House Republican Staff)

    State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) has announced a petition drive aimed at stopping legislative attacks on Southern Illinois University Carbondale by members of the Illinois House Democrat caucus, led by Speaker Mike Madigan.

    State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) has announced a petition drive aimed at stopping legislative attacks on Southern Illinois University Carbondale by members of the Illinois House Democrat caucus, led by Speaker Mike Madigan.

  • Paducah, KY man charged in connection to thefts from vehicles

    Paducah, KY man charged in connection to thefts from vehicles

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:31:29 GMT
    A Paducah, Kentucky man is being charged with several thefts from vehicles.  (Source: McCracken County Sheriffs Office)A Paducah, Kentucky man is being charged with several thefts from vehicles.  (Source: McCracken County Sheriffs Office)

    A Paducah, Kentucky man is being charged with several thefts from vehicles. 

    A Paducah, Kentucky man is being charged with several thefts from vehicles. 

  • State's Attorney: Officer assaulted by man in Williamson Co., IL

    State's Attorney: Officer assaulted by man in Williamson Co., IL

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:45 AM EDT2018-05-23 15:45:52 GMT
    (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)
    (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)

    An officer was assaulted according to State's Attorney Brandon Zanotti in Williamson County, Illinois

    An officer was assaulted according to State's Attorney Brandon Zanotti in Williamson County, Illinois

  • Missouri lieutenant governor 'ready' if needed

    Missouri lieutenant governor 'ready' if needed

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:09 AM EDT2018-05-23 15:09:28 GMT
    Missouri Lt. Gov. Michael Parson is ready to step up (Source: Office of Lieutenant Governor)Missouri Lt. Gov. Michael Parson is ready to step up (Source: Office of Lieutenant Governor)

    Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson says he will be ready to step up if Gov. Eric Greitens is removed from office because of misconduct allegations.

    Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson says he will be ready to step up if Gov. Eric Greitens is removed from office because of misconduct allegations.

  • Senate bill overhauls handling of sex harassment complaints

    Senate bill overhauls handling of sex harassment complaints

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-05-23 15:07:30 GMT

    Senate negotiators have released a bipartisan bill to overhaul the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill.

    Senate negotiators have released a bipartisan bill to overhaul the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill.

  • Student in custody after threat closes 2 Illinois schools

    Student in custody after threat closes 2 Illinois schools

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-05-23 15:04:22 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    A school official says police have taken a student into custody after a threat prompted the closing of two southwestern Illinois high schools.

    A school official says police have taken a student into custody after a threat prompted the closing of two southwestern Illinois high schools.

  • Safety on the water during the Memorial Day Holiday weekend

    Safety on the water during the Memorial Day Holiday weekend

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:22 AM EDT2018-05-23 14:22:52 GMT
    (Source: Kentucky State Police)(Source: Kentucky State Police)
    (Source: Kentucky State Police)(Source: Kentucky State Police)

    National Boat Safety Week runs from 19 to 25 May in 2018 and coincides with the Memorial Day Holiday.  

    National Boat Safety Week runs from 19 to 25 May in 2018 and coincides with the Memorial Day Holiday.  

  • Military members to receive free medical services in Alexander Co., IL

    Military members to receive free medical services in Alexander Co., IL

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:11 AM EDT2018-05-23 14:11:32 GMT
    Medical, dental, optometry services offered to military for free (Source: Pixabay.com)Medical, dental, optometry services offered to military for free (Source: Pixabay.com)

    Members of the military Cairo and Alexander County all the way to Harrisburg, Illinois will have access to medical, dental and optometry services for free for a short time in June.

    Members of the military Cairo and Alexander County all the way to Harrisburg, Illinois will have access to medical, dental and optometry services for free for a short time in June.

  • What you need to know May 23

    What you need to know May 23

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:23 AM EDT2018-05-23 09:23:34 GMT
    Expect milder temps today (Courtesy: Heartland News)Expect milder temps today (Courtesy: Heartland News)
    Expect milder temps today (Courtesy: Heartland News)Expect milder temps today (Courtesy: Heartland News)

    Good morning, it is Wednesday, May 23 First Alert Forecast It won't be quite as muggy today. 

    Good morning, it is Wednesday, May 23 First Alert Forecast It won't be quite as muggy today. 

  • What you need to know May 22

    What you need to know May 22

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:21 AM EDT2018-05-23 09:21:51 GMT
    We'll have a drier start to the dayWe'll have a drier start to the day

    Good morning, it is Tuesday, May 22. First Alert Forecast We’ll have a much drier start to our day today compared to yesterday.

    Good morning, it is Tuesday, May 22. First Alert Forecast We’ll have a much drier start to our day today compared to yesterday.

  • Poplar Bluff, MO students segue into summer with career ideas

    Poplar Bluff, MO students segue into summer with career ideas

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:51:04 GMT
    At a time when most students are ready for summer, some Poplar Bluff kids are getting ready for their futures. (Source: Nathan Ellgren, KFVS)At a time when most students are ready for summer, some Poplar Bluff kids are getting ready for their futures. (Source: Nathan Ellgren, KFVS)

    At a time when most students are ready for summer, some Poplar Bluff kids are getting ready for their futures.

    At a time when most students are ready for summer, some Poplar Bluff kids are getting ready for their futures.

  • Spray paint artist adds mural to downtown Sikeston, MO

    Spray paint artist adds mural to downtown Sikeston, MO

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:18:41 GMT
    A mural made with spray paint is being created on Center Street in Downtown Sikeston. The design will include a welcome sign, and several other notables images that symbolize the city.A mural made with spray paint is being created on Center Street in Downtown Sikeston. The design will include a welcome sign, and several other notables images that symbolize the city.
    A mural made with spray paint is being created on Center Street in Downtown Sikeston. The design will include a welcome sign, and several other notables images that symbolize the city.A mural made with spray paint is being created on Center Street in Downtown Sikeston. The design will include a welcome sign, and several other notables images that symbolize the city.

    Fresh coats of spray paint have appeared on a building in downtown Sikeston, but it's not what you think. 

    Fresh coats of spray paint have appeared on a building in downtown Sikeston, but it's not what you think. 

  • Hundreds of bikers ride through Mt. Vernon on way to D.C.

    Hundreds of bikers ride through Mt. Vernon on way to D.C.

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:54:00 GMT
    The event starts in California and ends in Washington D.C. On this route, there are around 500 bikes in the group. (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)The event starts in California and ends in Washington D.C. On this route, there are around 500 bikes in the group. (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)
    The event starts in California and ends in Washington D.C. On this route, there are around 500 bikes in the group. (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)The event starts in California and ends in Washington D.C. On this route, there are around 500 bikes in the group. (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)

    Hundreds of veterans and supports rode through Mt. Vernon on motorcycles en route to Washington D.C. today

    Hundreds of veterans and supports rode through Mt. Vernon on motorcycles en route to Washington D.C. today

  • Kentucky Primary election final results

    Kentucky Primary election final results

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:07:45 GMT
    Several key races took place in Kentucky to determine the General Election in November. (Source: Stock image/KFVS)Several key races took place in Kentucky to determine the General Election in November. (Source: Stock image/KFVS)

    Several key races took place in Kentucky to determine the General Election in November.

    Several key races took place in Kentucky to determine the General Election in November.

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    Jury finds southern IL man guilty of killing his wife on Halloween night 2016

    Jury finds southern IL man guilty of killing his wife on Halloween night 2016

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:51:14 GMT
    The jury is hearing closing arguments against Brian Pheasant (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)The jury is hearing closing arguments against Brian Pheasant (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)

    The jury will meet for closing arguments and deliberation on Tuesday, May 22 for the trial of a man accused of murdering his wife on Halloween night in 2016.

    The jury will meet for closing arguments and deliberation on Tuesday, May 22 for the trial of a man accused of murdering his wife on Halloween night in 2016.

  • Board approves to enter negotiations with Arndt for Paducah City Manager Postition

    Board approves to enter negotiations with Arndt for Paducah City Manager Postition

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:50:01 GMT
    Arndt has more than 14 years of local government experience (Source: paducahky.gov)Arndt has more than 14 years of local government experience (Source: paducahky.gov)
    Arndt has more than 14 years of local government experience (Source: paducahky.gov)Arndt has more than 14 years of local government experience (Source: paducahky.gov)

    The Paducah Board of Commissioners approved a motion to move forward with contract negotiations with James (Jim) Arndt to serve as Paducah’s next City Manager. 

    The Paducah Board of Commissioners approved a motion to move forward with contract negotiations with James (Jim) Arndt to serve as Paducah’s next City Manager. 

  • Missouri governor pulled over while speeding

    Missouri governor pulled over while speeding

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:15:37 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was pulled over Friday while speeding. (Source: Raycom Media)Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was pulled over Friday while speeding. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was pulled over Friday while speeding.

    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was pulled over Friday while speeding.

  • KSP: Male body recovered from Mississippi River in Hickman Co., KY

    KSP: Male body recovered from Mississippi River in Hickman Co., KY

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:40:39 GMT
    According to Kentucky State Police, riverboat workers found a body on May 22 near a boat ramp in the Mississippi River near Columbus in Hickman County.  (Source: Raycom Media)According to Kentucky State Police, riverboat workers found a body on May 22 near a boat ramp in the Mississippi River near Columbus in Hickman County.  (Source: Raycom Media)

    According to Kentucky State Police, riverboat workers found a body on May 22 near a boat ramp in the Mississippi River near Columbus in Hickman County. 

    According to Kentucky State Police, riverboat workers found a body on May 22 near a boat ramp in the Mississippi River near Columbus in Hickman County. 

  • Man sent to sent to St. Louis hospital after crash on IL 13/127

    Man sent to sent to St. Louis hospital after crash on IL 13/127

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:40:15 GMT
    One man was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital and another person treated and released after multiple vehicles crashed in Vergennes on Tuesday, May 22. (Source: Raycom Media)One man was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital and another person treated and released after multiple vehicles crashed in Vergennes on Tuesday, May 22. (Source: Raycom Media)
    One man was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital and another person treated and released after multiple vehicles crashed in Vergennes on Tuesday, May 22. (Source: Raycom Media)One man was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital and another person treated and released after multiple vehicles crashed in Vergennes on Tuesday, May 22. (Source: Raycom Media)

    One man was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital and another person treated and released after multiple vehicles crashed in Vergennes on Tuesday, May 22.

    One man was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital and another person treated and released after multiple vehicles crashed in Vergennes on Tuesday, May 22.

  • Ste. Genevieve teenager gives back, rides bike nearly 900 miles

    Ste. Genevieve teenager gives back, rides bike nearly 900 miles

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:22:00 GMT
    Wade Hahn rides his bicycle in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Source: KFVS)Wade Hahn rides his bicycle in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Source: KFVS)
    Wade Hahn rides his bicycle in Cape GirardeauWade Hahn rides his bicycle in Cape Girardeau

    Wade Hahn decided he would give back and raise awareness for depression and suicide prevention.

    Wade Hahn decided he would give back and raise awareness for depression and suicide prevention.

  • Carbondale, IL man convicted of attempted robbery of delivery driver

    Carbondale, IL man convicted of attempted robbery of delivery driver

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:10:41 GMT
    Robert Kahli Williams, age 26, of Carbondale, Illinois was convicted by a jury (Source: Jackson County State’s Attorney)Robert Kahli Williams, age 26, of Carbondale, Illinois was convicted by a jury (Source: Jackson County State’s Attorney)
    Robert Kahli Williams, age 26, of Carbondale, Illinois was convicted by a jury (Source: Jackson County State’s Attorney)Robert Kahli Williams, age 26, of Carbondale, Illinois was convicted by a jury (Source: Jackson County State’s Attorney)

    A Carbondale, Illinois man has been convicted of attempted aggravated robbery after a two-day trial, according to the Jackson County State's Attorney.

    A Carbondale, Illinois man has been convicted of attempted aggravated robbery after a two-day trial, according to the Jackson County State's Attorney.

  • Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty to distribution of fentanyl in parking lot

    Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty to distribution of fentanyl in parking lot

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:41:46 GMT
    A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl (Source: KFVS)A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl (Source: KFVS)

    A Cape Girardeau, Missouri man pled guilty to one count of distribution of synthetic fentanyl, a schedule I controlled substance.

    A Cape Girardeau, Missouri man pled guilty to one count of distribution of synthetic fentanyl, a schedule I controlled substance.

  • Heartland veterans potentially caught in crossfire of power and control

    Heartland veterans potentially caught in crossfire of power and control

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-05-22 16:48:54 GMT
    In Poplar Bluff, Missouri you can add conflicts within the union to the list of concerns that may be causing employees to lose focus on their main task at hand: caring for our veterans. (Source: KFVS)In Poplar Bluff, Missouri you can add conflicts within the union to the list of concerns that may be causing employees to lose focus on their main task at hand: caring for our veterans. (Source: KFVS)
    Source: KFVSSource: KFVS

    The union president who represents employees at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff defends allegations made by current and former union members.

    The union president who represents employees at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff defends allegations made by current and former union members.

  • Flames spreads through walls, ceilings in building fire in Cape Girardeau

    Flames spreads through walls, ceilings in building fire in Cape Girardeau

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:47:34 GMT
    There were no injuries after a building fire in Cape Girardeau (Source: Rob Foote, KFVS)There were no injuries after a building fire in Cape Girardeau (Source: Rob Foote, KFVS)

    Cape Girardeau Firefighters were on the scene of a fire on the 500 block of Pacific Street Tuesday morning on May 22.

    Cape Girardeau Firefighters were on the scene of a fire on the 500 block of Pacific Street Tuesday morning on May 22.

  • Part of KY 139 in Caldwell Co. open after water over the road

    Part of KY 139 in Caldwell Co. open after water over the road

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:23:08 GMT
    Part of KY 139 in Caldwell County, Kentucky is blocked due to a washout. This is between Princeton and Farmersville, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  (Source: KYTC)Part of KY 139 in Caldwell County, Kentucky is blocked due to a washout. This is between Princeton and Farmersville, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  (Source: KYTC)

    Part of KY 139 in Caldwell County, Kentucky open after water over the road. This is between Princeton and Farmersville, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 

    Part of KY 139 in Caldwell County, Kentucky open after water over the road. This is between Princeton and Farmersville, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 

  • Kennett's 'Friends of Music' invites players to rehearsal for annual concert

    Kennett's 'Friends of Music' invites players to rehearsal for annual concert

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:17:24 GMT
    Friends or Music to have open rehearsals. (Source: Pixabay)Friends or Music to have open rehearsals. (Source: Pixabay)

    The 2018 Kennett Municipal Band will begin rehearsals on Wednesday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kennett Middle School Band Room.

    The 2018 Kennett Municipal Band will begin rehearsals on Wednesday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kennett Middle School Band Room.

  • First Alert: Drier, warmer trend today

    First Alert: Drier, warmer trend today

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:55:26 GMT
    Not completely dry isolated mostly light showers over parts of W Kentucky and NW Tennessee late this morning (Source: KFVS)Not completely dry isolated mostly light showers over parts of W Kentucky and NW Tennessee late this morning (Source: KFVS)

    I will be a much drier morning and that trend will continue today and for the next couple of days.

    I will be a much drier morning and that trend will continue today and for the next couple of days.

  • National 'Run for the Wall' motorcycle ride in Mt. Vernon, IL

    National 'Run for the Wall' motorcycle ride in Mt. Vernon, IL

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:15 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:15:39 GMT
    The annual “Run for the Wall” motorcycle ride (Mt. Vernon Convention and Vistors Bureau)The annual “Run for the Wall” motorcycle ride (Mt. Vernon Convention and Vistors Bureau)

    The annual “Run for the Wall” motorcycle ride stopped in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on Tuesday, May 22. 

    The annual “Run for the Wall” motorcycle ride stopped in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on Tuesday, May 22. 

  • 'Felony Lane Gang' suspect in McCracken Co. theft arrested in Louisville

    'Felony Lane Gang' suspect in McCracken Co. theft arrested in Louisville

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:15 PM EDT2018-05-22 18:15:00 GMT
    Kala Hameister, originally from the Minneapolis, Minnesota area (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Office)Kala Hameister, originally from the Minneapolis, Minnesota area (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Office)
    Kala Hameister, originally from the Minneapolis, Minnesota area (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Office)Kala Hameister, originally from the Minneapolis, Minnesota area (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Office)

    A woman accused of taking a purse from a car at a McCracken County daycare has been arrested in Louisville, Kentucky according to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office.  

    A woman accused of taking a purse from a car at a McCracken County daycare has been arrested in Louisville, Kentucky according to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office.  

  • Missouri bears are back in black, hunting season could follow

    Missouri bears are back in black, hunting season could follow

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-05-22 16:27:03 GMT
    Bear Biologist Laura Conlee poses with a sedated mother black bear at her den underneath a rock ledge. Conlee says the bear population is growing and expanding.Bear Biologist Laura Conlee poses with a sedated mother black bear at her den underneath a rock ledge. Conlee says the bear population is growing and expanding.
    Bear Biologist Laura Conlee poses with a sedated mother black bear at her den underneath a rock ledge. Conlee says the bear population is growing and expanding.Bear Biologist Laura Conlee poses with a sedated mother black bear at her den underneath a rock ledge. Conlee says the bear population is growing and expanding.

    Researchers say Missouri black bears are continuing to thrive and reproduce at a steady pace, and that could mean a return to the hunting that many argue endangered them in the past.

    Researchers say Missouri black bears are continuing to thrive and reproduce at a steady pace, and that could mean a return to the hunting that many argue endangered them in the past.

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