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  • Opening Minds through Art program for those with neurocognitive disorders

    Opening Minds through Art program for those with neurocognitive disorders

    Sunday, July 22 2018 6:20 AM EDT2018-07-22 10:20:12 GMT
    (Source: SSM Health)(Source: SSM Health)
    (Source: SSM Health)(Source: SSM Health)
    SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon is collaborating with Cedarhurst Center for Arts to conduct the "Opening Minds through Art" program for those living with neurocognitive disorders. The program will meet Wednesday mornings 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8 to Sept. 26 at the Shrode Art Center at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android The eight-week program is accepting volunteers, which do...
    SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon is collaborating with Cedarhurst Center for Arts to conduct the "Opening Minds through Art" program for those living with neurocognitive disorders. The program will meet Wednesday mornings 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8 to Sept. 26 at the Shrode Art Center at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android The eight-week program is accepting volunteers, which do...
  • Legislation signed requiring protection for state workers

    Legislation signed requiring protection for state workers

    Saturday, July 21 2018 2:50 PM EDT2018-07-21 18:50:07 GMT
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to better protect state workers in vulnerable positions. (Source: Pixabay)Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to better protect state workers in vulnerable positions. (Source: Pixabay)

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to better protect state workers in vulnerable positions.

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to better protect state workers in vulnerable positions.

  • Fishermen studying Asian carp at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander Co.

    Fishermen studying Asian carp at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander Co.

    Saturday, July 21 2018 2:41 PM EDT2018-07-21 18:41:24 GMT
    Matt O'Hara with IDNR holds up a 20 pound black carp that was caught at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County Wednesday. O'Hara is leading an effort at the lake to catch hundreds of asian carp and study the rare black carp.Matt O'Hara with IDNR holds up a 20 pound black carp that was caught at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County Wednesday. O'Hara is leading an effort at the lake to catch hundreds of asian carp and study the rare black carp.
    Matt O'Hara with IDNR holds up a 20 pound black carp that was caught at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County Wednesday. O'Hara is leading an effort at the lake to catch hundreds of asian carp and study the rare black carp.Matt O'Hara with IDNR holds up a 20 pound black carp that was caught at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County Wednesday. O'Hara is leading an effort at the lake to catch hundreds of asian carp and study the rare black carp.

    Dozens of fisherman are casting nets around Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County this week to catch and invasive fish species and study the rare black carp.

    Dozens of fisherman are casting nets around Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County this week to catch and invasive fish species and study the rare black carp.

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  • FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY was issued Friday due to threat of severe weather

    FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY was issued Friday due to threat of severe weather

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-07-21 03:46:10 GMT
    A First Alert Action Day has been declared for today, July 20 due to severe weather. (Source: KFVS)A First Alert Action Day has been declared for today, July 20 due to severe weather. (Source: KFVS)

    A First Alert Action Day was issued for Friday, July 20 due to the threat of significant severe weather late in the day and into the evening.

    A First Alert Action Day was issued for Friday, July 20 due to the threat of significant severe weather late in the day and into the evening.

  • Truck spills manure on I-24 in Trigg County, KY

    Truck spills manure on I-24 in Trigg County, KY

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:03:58 GMT
    Slick conditions after a truck spilled manure on Interstate 24 westbound in Trigg County, Kentucky on Friday, July 20.   (Source: KYTC)Slick conditions after a truck spilled manure on Interstate 24 westbound in Trigg County, Kentucky on Friday, July 20.   (Source: KYTC)
    Slick conditions after a truck spilled manure on Interstate 24 westbound in Trigg County, Kentucky on Friday, July 20.   (Source: KYTC)Slick conditions after a truck spilled manure on Interstate 24 westbound in Trigg County, Kentucky on Friday, July 20.   (Source: KYTC)

    Slick conditions after a truck spilled manure on Interstate 24 westbound in Trigg County, Kentucky on Friday, July 20. 

    Slick conditions after a truck spilled manure on Interstate 24 westbound in Trigg County, Kentucky on Friday, July 20. 

  • OVC announces preseason football picks

    OVC announces preseason football picks

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:54:04 GMT
    The OVC announced its preseason football picks for 2018. (Source: OVC)The OVC announced its preseason football picks for 2018. (Source: OVC)
    The OVC announced its preseason football picks for 2018. (Source: OVC)The OVC announced its preseason football picks for 2018. (Source: OVC)

    The Ohio Valley Conference Media Day will be Monday, July 23.

    The Ohio Valley Conference Media Day will be Monday, July 23.

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  • Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

    Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

    Saturday, July 21 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-07-22 00:03:41 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 9:46 AM EDT2018-07-22 13:46:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File). FILE - In this July 15, 2017, file photo, Christina Korp, Buzz Aldrin's business manager, speaks at the commemoration for the upcoming anniversary of the 1969 mission to the moon and a gala for the non-profit space education...(AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File). FILE - In this July 15, 2017, file photo, Christina Korp, Buzz Aldrin's business manager, speaks at the commemoration for the upcoming anniversary of the 1969 mission to the moon and a gala for the non-profit space education...
    Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is expected to be noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon-landing, even though his foundation is a sponsor and...
    Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is expected to be noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon-landing, even though his foundation is a sponsor and he typically is the star attraction.
  • Grandfather arrested after California boy shoots cousin, 2

    Grandfather arrested after California boy shoots cousin, 2

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-07-21 01:31:10 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 9:46 AM EDT2018-07-22 13:46:06 GMT
    (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register via AP). San Bernardino County Sheriff's personnel investigate the scene of a fatal shooting, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Muscoy, Calif. Authorities say a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 2-ye...(Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register via AP). San Bernardino County Sheriff's personnel investigate the scene of a fatal shooting, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Muscoy, Calif. Authorities say a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 2-ye...
    Authorities have arrested the grandfather of a 2-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed by her 4-year-old cousin in Southern California.
    Authorities have arrested the grandfather of a 2-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed by her 4-year-old cousin in Southern California.
  • Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:18:54 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 9:46 AM EDT2018-07-22 13:46:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.

    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

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    Search underway for missing swimmer at Lake Wappapello

    Search underway for missing swimmer at Lake Wappapello

    Sunday, July 22 2018 10:03 AM EDT2018-07-22 14:03:09 GMT
    MSHP is assisting in searching for a person who did not resurface. (Source: KFVS)MSHP is assisting in searching for a person who did not resurface. (Source: KFVS)

    A search is underway for a missing swimmer at Lake Wappapello.

    A search is underway for a missing swimmer at Lake Wappapello.

  • First Alert: Coolest day of the week

    First Alert: Coolest day of the week

    Sunday, July 22 2018 9:41 AM EDT2018-07-22 13:41:32 GMT
    Low to mid 80s will be across the Heartland and a there will be a break from the humidity for the first few days of next week. (Source: KFVS)Low to mid 80s will be across the Heartland and a there will be a break from the humidity for the first few days of next week. (Source: KFVS)

    Today is looking to the coolest day of the week for most areas.

    Today is looking to the coolest day of the week for most areas.

  • Opening Minds through Art program for those with neurocognitive disorders

    Opening Minds through Art program for those with neurocognitive disorders

    Sunday, July 22 2018 6:20 AM EDT2018-07-22 10:20:12 GMT
    (Source: SSM Health)(Source: SSM Health)
    (Source: SSM Health)(Source: SSM Health)
    SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon is collaborating with Cedarhurst Center for Arts to conduct the "Opening Minds through Art" program for those living with neurocognitive disorders. The program will meet Wednesday mornings 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8 to Sept. 26 at the Shrode Art Center at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android The eight-week program is accepting volunteers, which do...
    SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon is collaborating with Cedarhurst Center for Arts to conduct the "Opening Minds through Art" program for those living with neurocognitive disorders. The program will meet Wednesday mornings 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8 to Sept. 26 at the Shrode Art Center at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android The eight-week program is accepting volunteers, which do...
  • Suspect in custody after homicide investigation in Caruthersville, MO

    Suspect in custody after homicide investigation Caruthersville, MO

    Saturday, July 21 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-07-22 03:00:06 GMT
    Caruthersville Police are investigating a deadly shooting. (Courtesy: Rob Foote, KFVS)Caruthersville Police are investigating a deadly shooting. (Courtesy: Rob Foote, KFVS)

    Caruthersville police chief Tony Jones says his department is investigating a deadly shooting. 

    Caruthersville police chief Tony Jones says his department is investigating a deadly shooting. 

  • Wig stolen from Zsa Zsa at Annie Laurie's in Cape Girardeau, MO

    Wig stolen from Zsa Zsa at Annie Laurie's in Cape Girardeau, MO

    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-07-22 02:57:13 GMT
    A woman stolen the wig off of Zsa Zsa on Broadway. (Source: Annie Laurie's)A woman stolen the wig off of Zsa Zsa on Broadway. (Source: Annie Laurie's)

    A wig has been stolen from a popular mannequin in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on July 21.

    A wig has been stolen from a popular mannequin in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on July 21.

  • Prayer Vigil held for victims in Branson, MO drowning

    Prayer Vigil held for victims in Branson, MO drowning

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:35:29 GMT
    Prayer Vigil held after deadly disaster.  (Source: Raycom Media)Prayer Vigil held after deadly disaster. (Source: Raycom Media)
    Prayer Vigil held after deadly disaster.  (Source: Raycom Media)Prayer Vigil held after deadly disaster. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A community comes together to hold a prayer vigil for the victims of the drownings at Table Rock Lake on July 20.

    A community comes together to hold a prayer vigil for the victims of the drownings at Table Rock Lake on July 20.

  • Hayti, MO man steals nearly $70,000 in scrap aluminum

    Hayti, MO man steals nearly $70,000 in scrap aluminum

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:34:29 GMT
    Martin Culver (Source: Pemiscot County Justice Center)Martin Culver (Source: Pemiscot County Justice Center)
    Martin Culver (Source: Pemiscot County Justice Center)Martin Culver (Source: Pemiscot County Justice Center)

    Hayti Police officers responded to an aluminum manufacturing plant on July 20 at 9:50 a.m.

    Hayti Police officers responded to an aluminum manufacturing plant on July 20 at 9:50 a.m.

  • Fishermen studying Asian carp at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander Co.

    Fishermen studying Asian carp at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander Co.

    Saturday, July 21 2018 2:41 PM EDT2018-07-21 18:41:24 GMT
    Matt O'Hara with IDNR holds up a 20 pound black carp that was caught at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County Wednesday. O'Hara is leading an effort at the lake to catch hundreds of asian carp and study the rare black carp.Matt O'Hara with IDNR holds up a 20 pound black carp that was caught at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County Wednesday. O'Hara is leading an effort at the lake to catch hundreds of asian carp and study the rare black carp.
    Matt O'Hara with IDNR holds up a 20 pound black carp that was caught at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County Wednesday. O'Hara is leading an effort at the lake to catch hundreds of asian carp and study the rare black carp.Matt O'Hara with IDNR holds up a 20 pound black carp that was caught at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County Wednesday. O'Hara is leading an effort at the lake to catch hundreds of asian carp and study the rare black carp.

    Dozens of fisherman are casting nets around Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County this week to catch and invasive fish species and study the rare black carp.

    Dozens of fisherman are casting nets around Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County this week to catch and invasive fish species and study the rare black carp.

  • FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY was issued Friday due to threat of severe weather

    FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY was issued Friday due to threat of severe weather

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-07-21 03:46:10 GMT
    A First Alert Action Day has been declared for today, July 20 due to severe weather. (Source: KFVS)A First Alert Action Day has been declared for today, July 20 due to severe weather. (Source: KFVS)

    A First Alert Action Day was issued for Friday, July 20 due to the threat of significant severe weather late in the day and into the evening.

    A First Alert Action Day was issued for Friday, July 20 due to the threat of significant severe weather late in the day and into the evening.

  • New soybean tariffs worry Heartland farmers

    New soybean tariffs worry Heartland farmers

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:21 PM EDT2018-07-21 02:21:49 GMT
    Soybean tariffs are affecting Heartland. (Source: KFVS)Soybean tariffs are affecting Heartland. (Source: KFVS)
    Soybean tariffs are affecting Heartland. (Source: KFVS)Soybean tariffs are affecting Heartland. (Source: KFVS)

    As soybean tariffs go up in this escalating trade war, farmers profits are going down.

    As soybean tariffs go up in this escalating trade war, farmers profits are going down.

  • Fruitland fire crews respond to vehicle fire

    Fruitland fire crews respond to vehicle fire

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-07-21 01:33:44 GMT
    Around 4 p.m. the Fruitland fire crews were dispatched to Asarum Lane for a vehicle fire. (Source: Fruitland Area Fire Protection District, Facebook)Around 4 p.m. the Fruitland fire crews were dispatched to Asarum Lane for a vehicle fire. (Source: Fruitland Area Fire Protection District, Facebook)
    Around 4 p.m. the Fruitland fire crews were dispatched to Asarum Lane for a vehicle fire. (Source: Fruitland Area Fire Protection District, Facebook)Around 4 p.m. the Fruitland fire crews were dispatched to Asarum Lane for a vehicle fire. (Source: Fruitland Area Fire Protection District, Facebook)

    Around 4 p.m. the Fruitland fire crews were dispatched to Asarum Lane for a vehicle fire. 

    Around 4 p.m. the Fruitland fire crews were dispatched to Asarum Lane for a vehicle fire. 

  • Electrical fire at Fredericktown PD

    Electrical fire at Fredericktown PD

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-07-21 01:21:14 GMT
    Fire crews responded to an electrical fire at the police department on Friday, July 20. (Source: Fredericktown Fire Department, Facebook)Fire crews responded to an electrical fire at the police department on Friday, July 20. (Source: Fredericktown Fire Department, Facebook)
    Fire crews responded to an electrical fire at the police department on Friday, July 20. (Source: Fredericktown Fire Department, Facebook)Fire crews responded to an electrical fire at the police department on Friday, July 20. (Source: Fredericktown Fire Department, Facebook)

    Fire crews responded to an electrical fire at the police department on Friday, July 20. 

    Fire crews responded to an electrical fire at the police department on Friday, July 20. 

  • PAWS adoption shelter collects funds for new shelter

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:49:35 GMT
    The shelter has collected  $150,000 from people to start construction on a new facility that will increase its space for their animals they rescue. (Source: Pixabay.com)The shelter has collected  $150,000 from people to start construction on a new facility that will increase its space for their animals they rescue. (Source: Pixabay.com)
    The shelter has collected  $150,000 from people to start construction on a new facility that will increase its space for their animals they rescue. (Source: Pixabay.com)The shelter has collected  $150,000 from people to start construction on a new facility that will increase its space for their animals they rescue. (Source: Pixabay.com)

    The shelter has collected  $150,000 from people to start construction on a new facility that will increase its space for their animals they rescue.

    The shelter has collected  $150,000 from people to start construction on a new facility that will increase its space for their animals they rescue.

  • Lake at Cape Girardeau County Park drying, remodel to begin

    Lake at Cape Girardeau County Park drying, remodel to begin

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:40 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:40:13 GMT
    Taken near Cape County Park South. (Source: KFVS)Taken near Cape County Park South. (Source: KFVS)
    Taken near Cape County Park South. (Source: KFVS)Taken near Cape County Park South. (Source: KFVS)

    Heavy-duty equipment can be seen carving new drainage areas around the now empty lake at the Cape Girardeau County Park South off N. Kingshighway.

    Heavy-duty equipment can be seen carving new drainage areas around the now empty lake at the Cape Girardeau County Park South off N. Kingshighway.

  • Semi jackknifes on I-57, sends one to hospital

    Semi jackknifes on I-57, sends one to hospital

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:12:10 GMT
    A crash Friday closed the southbound lane of I-57 in Union Co. near Dongola, Illinois. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)A crash Friday closed the southbound lane of I-57 in Union Co. near Dongola, Illinois. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)

    One driver was injured in a two-semi crash on I-57 in Union County near Dongola on Friday, July 20.

    One driver was injured in a two-semi crash on I-57 in Union County near Dongola on Friday, July 20.

  • Truck spills manure on I-24 in Trigg County, KY

    Truck spills manure on I-24 in Trigg County, KY

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:03:58 GMT
    Slick conditions after a truck spilled manure on Interstate 24 westbound in Trigg County, Kentucky on Friday, July 20.   (Source: KYTC)Slick conditions after a truck spilled manure on Interstate 24 westbound in Trigg County, Kentucky on Friday, July 20.   (Source: KYTC)
    Slick conditions after a truck spilled manure on Interstate 24 westbound in Trigg County, Kentucky on Friday, July 20.   (Source: KYTC)Slick conditions after a truck spilled manure on Interstate 24 westbound in Trigg County, Kentucky on Friday, July 20.   (Source: KYTC)

    Slick conditions after a truck spilled manure on Interstate 24 westbound in Trigg County, Kentucky on Friday, July 20. 

    Slick conditions after a truck spilled manure on Interstate 24 westbound in Trigg County, Kentucky on Friday, July 20. 

  • Heartland first responders ready for a mass water rescue

    Heartland first responders ready for a mass water rescue

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:46:52 GMT
    Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Brad Dillow looks over parts of a technical rescue boat near the Mississippi river Friday. Dillow leads the Southeast Missouri Homeland Security Response and says they're ready to carry out mass water rescues if they need to.Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Brad Dillow looks over parts of a technical rescue boat near the Mississippi river Friday. Dillow leads the Southeast Missouri Homeland Security Response and says they're ready to carry out mass water rescues if they need to.
    Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Brad Dillow looks over parts of a technical rescue boat near the Mississippi river Friday. Dillow leads the Southeast Missouri Homeland Security Response and says they're ready to carry out mass water rescues if they need to.Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Brad Dillow looks over parts of a technical rescue boat near the Mississippi river Friday. Dillow leads the Southeast Missouri Homeland Security Response and says they're ready to carry out mass water rescues if they need to.

    First responders in the Heartland are ready to carry out mass water rescues in case a large boat sinks or two boats collide. 

    First responders in the Heartland are ready to carry out mass water rescues in case a large boat sinks or two boats collide. 

  • Jefferson County, IL sheriff grants inmates a second chance

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:09:13 GMT
    Allen would like to see this program implemented statewide.  (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)Allen would like to see this program implemented statewide.  (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)
    Allen would like to see this program implemented statewide.  (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)Allen would like to see this program implemented statewide.  (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)

    Inmates in Jefferson County Jail are receiving a second chance to rehabilitate themselves. 

    Inmates in Jefferson County Jail are receiving a second chance to rehabilitate themselves. 

  • Malden man arrested on unlawful possession of firearm

    Malden man arrested on unlawful possession of firearm

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:51:59 GMT
    36-year-old Adam Garrison was arrested on Thursday, July 19 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. (Source: Malden Police Department)36-year-old Adam Garrison was arrested on Thursday, July 19 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. (Source: Malden Police Department)
    36-year-old Adam Garrison was arrested on Thursday, July 19 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. (Source: Malden Police Department)36-year-old Adam Garrison was arrested on Thursday, July 19 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. (Source: Malden Police Department)

    A Malden man was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. 36-year-old Adam Garrison was arrested on Thursday, July 19 on the charge.

    A Malden man was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. 36-year-old Adam Garrison was arrested on Thursday, July 19 on the charge.

  • OVC announces preseason football picks

    OVC announces preseason football picks

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:54:04 GMT
    The OVC announced its preseason football picks for 2018. (Source: OVC)The OVC announced its preseason football picks for 2018. (Source: OVC)
    The OVC announced its preseason football picks for 2018. (Source: OVC)The OVC announced its preseason football picks for 2018. (Source: OVC)

    The Ohio Valley Conference Media Day will be Monday, July 23.

    The Ohio Valley Conference Media Day will be Monday, July 23.

  • New Madrid PD announces policy against children driving golf carts, ATVs on public roads

    New Madrid PD announces policy against children driving golf carts, ATVs on public roads

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:32:16 GMT
    New Madrid Police Chief Higgerson announced a new policy against children driving golf carts and ATVs on public roads. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)New Madrid Police Chief Higgerson announced a new policy against children driving golf carts and ATVs on public roads. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)
    New Madrid Police Chief Higgerson announced a new policy against children driving golf carts and ATVs on public roads. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)New Madrid Police Chief Higgerson announced a new policy against children driving golf carts and ATVs on public roads. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    The New Madrid Police Department announced that starting on Monday, July 23, there will be a zero tolerance policy on children driving golf carts and ATVs on city streets.

    The New Madrid Police Department announced that starting on Monday, July 23, there will be a zero tolerance policy on children driving golf carts and ATVs on city streets.

  • Murray, KY woman accused pointing gun, making threats

    Murray, KY woman accused pointing gun, making threats

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:30:30 GMT
    A Murray, Kentucky woman is facing charges after being accused of pointing a gun at family member several times.  (Source: Raycom Media)A Murray, Kentucky woman is facing charges after being accused of pointing a gun at family member several times.  (Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in the fatal beating of his 77-year-old grandmother while he was drinking alcohol and taking prescription drugs.(Source: Raycom Media)A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in the fatal beating of his 77-year-old grandmother while he was drinking alcohol and taking prescription drugs.

    A Murray, Kentucky woman is facing charges after being accused of pointing a gun at family member several times. 

    A Murray, Kentucky woman is facing charges after being accused of pointing a gun at family member several times. 

  • City of Cape Girardeau to hold public auction

    City of Cape Girardeau to hold public auction

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:20:40 GMT
    The City of Cape Girardeau will hold a public auction on August 11. (Source: KFVS)The City of Cape Girardeau will hold a public auction on August 11. (Source: KFVS)
    The City of Cape Girardeau will hold a public auction on August 11. (Source: KFVS)The City of Cape Girardeau will hold a public auction on August 11. (Source: KFVS)

    The City of Cape Girardeau will hold a public auction on August 11.

    The City of Cape Girardeau will hold a public auction on August 11.

  • Benton, IL man accused of stealing 4 wheeler

    Benton, IL man accused of stealing 4 wheeler

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:07:43 GMT
    A Benton, Illinois man is facing stolen property charges after a 4 wheeler was reported stolen. (Source: Raycom Media)A Benton, Illinois man is facing stolen property charges after a 4 wheeler was reported stolen. (Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in the fatal beating of his 77-year-old grandmother while he was drinking alcohol and taking prescription drugs.(Source: Raycom Media)A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in the fatal beating of his 77-year-old grandmother while he was drinking alcohol and taking prescription drugs.

    A Benton, Illinois man is facing stolen property charges after a 4 wheeler was reported stolen.

    A Benton, Illinois man is facing stolen property charges after a 4 wheeler was reported stolen.

  • Reidland, Ky. woman facing theft charges after not returning vehicle

    Reidland, Ky. woman facing theft charges after not returning vehicle

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:44 PM EDT2018-07-20 18:44:48 GMT
    A woman is facing charges after a theft investigation in McCracken County, Kentucky (Source: McCracken County, Kentucky).A woman is facing charges after a theft investigation in McCracken County, Kentucky (Source: McCracken County, Kentucky).
    A woman is facing charges after a theft investigation in McCracken County, Kentucky (Source: McCracken County, Kentucky).A woman is facing charges after a theft investigation in McCracken County, Kentucky (Source: McCracken County, Kentucky).

    A woman is facing charges after a theft investigation in McCracken County, Kentucky.

    A woman is facing charges after a theft investigation in McCracken County, Kentucky.

  • What you need to know July 20

    What you need to know July 20

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:41 AM EDT2018-07-20 09:41:14 GMT
    First Alert Action Day due to severe storm threat. (Source: KFVS)First Alert Action Day due to severe storm threat. (Source: KFVS)
    First Alert Action Day due to severe storm threat. (Source: KFVS)First Alert Action Day due to severe storm threat. (Source: KFVS)

    Today is a First Alert Action Day. Parts of the Heartland were upgraded to a moderate risk of severe weather. Lisa Michaels says the risk of storms is lower this morning, but severe storms will be likely this afternoon and evening. 

    Today is a First Alert Action Day. Parts of the Heartland were upgraded to a moderate risk of severe weather. Lisa Michaels says the risk of storms is lower this morning, but severe storms will be likely this afternoon and evening. 

  • What you need to know July 19

    What you need to know July 19

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:35 AM EDT2018-07-20 09:35:17 GMT
    Strong storms possible today. (Source: cnews viewer)Strong storms possible today. (Source: cnews viewer)

    Good Morning, it is Thursday, July 19. First Alert Forecast There could be some strong storms this afternoon and evening. Laura Wibbenmeyer says the Heartland is outlooked for a low risk of severe weather. 

    Good Morning, it is Thursday, July 19. First Alert Forecast There could be some strong storms this afternoon and evening. Laura Wibbenmeyer says the Heartland is outlooked for a low risk of severe weather. 

  • Research at SIUC aims to protect K-9s

    Research at SIUC aims to protect K-9s

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:29:33 GMT
    K-9 dogs play a huge role in keeping us safe when disaster strikes. But who is keeping them safe? (Source: KFVS)K-9 dogs play a huge role in keeping us safe when disaster strikes. But who is keeping them safe? (Source: KFVS)
    K-9 dogs play a huge role in keeping us safe when disaster strikes. But who is keeping them safe? (Source: KFVS)K-9 dogs play a huge role in keeping us safe when disaster strikes. But who is keeping them safe? (Source: KFVS)

    K-9 dogs play a huge role in keeping us safe when disaster strikes. But who is keeping them safe?

    K-9 dogs play a huge role in keeping us safe when disaster strikes. But who is keeping them safe?

  • Governor Parson keynote speaker at Cape Girardeau Farm Banquet

    Governor Parson keynote speaker at Cape Girardeau Farm Banquet

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:34:41 GMT
    Governor Mike Parson is the keynote speaker at the Cape Girardeau Farm Bureau Banquet on Thursday, July 19. (Source: Mike Parson Facebook)Governor Mike Parson is the keynote speaker at the Cape Girardeau Farm Bureau Banquet on Thursday, July 19. (Source: Mike Parson Facebook)

    Governor Mike Parson is the keynote speaker at the Cape Girardeau Farm Bureau Banquet on Thursday, July 19. The banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.

    Governor Mike Parson is the keynote speaker at the Cape Girardeau Farm Bureau Banquet on Thursday, July 19. The banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • 6 black bears killed on Missouri roads so far this year

    6 black bears killed on Missouri roads so far this year

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:59:26 GMT
    A black bear was found dead on the Current River near the Clubhouse. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)A black bear was found dead on the Current River near the Clubhouse. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    State conservation officials say six black bears have died after being hit by vehicles in Missouri this year.

    State conservation officials say six black bears have died after being hit by vehicles in Missouri this year.

  • Man in custody after Sikeston Dollar General armed robbery

    Man in custody after Sikeston Dollar General armed robbery

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:58:37 GMT
    Governor Parson keynote speaker at Cape Girardeau Farm BanquetGovernor Parson keynote speaker at Cape Girardeau Farm Banquet

    A man who authorities considered armed and dangerous man is behind bars after an armed robbery at a Sikeston, Missouri store on Monday, July 16.

    A man who authorities considered armed and dangerous man is behind bars after an armed robbery at a Sikeston, Missouri store on Monday, July 16.

  • breaking

    2 officers shot, suspect in custody after standoff in Poplar Bluff, MO

    2 officers shot, suspect in custody after standoff in Poplar Bluff, MO

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:25:59 GMT
    James Odell Johnson Jr. was arrested after police say he shot 2 officers (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)James Odell Johnson Jr. was arrested after police say he shot 2 officers (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

    What started as a warrant arrest turned into a shooting where an officer was injured on Thursday, July 19 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

    What started as a warrant arrest turned into a shooting where an officer was injured on Thursday, July 19 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

  • Marion, IL man returns home after helping in Thailand cave rescue

    Marion, IL man returns home after helping in Thailand cave rescue

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-07-19 23:42:16 GMT
    Tsanet Natisri is helping in the Thailand cave rescue. (Source: KFVS)Tsanet Natisri is helping in the Thailand cave rescue. (Source: KFVS)

    A man from Marion is now home after he was asked to help in the Thailand cave rescue.

    A man from Marion is now home after he was asked to help in the Thailand cave rescue.

  • Paducah caretaker and husband arrested for assaulting 91-year-old

    Paducah caretaker and husband arrested for assaulting 91-year-old

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:28:02 GMT
    Rebecca Carter her husband, Lance Carter, lived with the elderly woman and Rebecca served as her caretaker. (Source: McCracken County Regional Jail)Rebecca Carter her husband, Lance Carter, lived with the elderly woman and Rebecca served as her caretaker. (Source: McCracken County Regional Jail)

    A  Paducah couple was arrested for assaulting an elderly woman they lived with. According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, the 91-year-old woman had severe facial bruising from an assault that took place on Sunday, July 15.

    A  Paducah couple was arrested for assaulting an elderly woman they lived with. According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, the 91-year-old woman had severe facial bruising from an assault that took place on Sunday, July 15.

  • Sikeston Technical Rescue holds training at old motel

    Sikeston Technical Rescue holds training at old motel

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:02:23 GMT
    The Sikeston Technical Rescue Team participated in monthly training as a member of the Southeast Missouri Homeland Security Response Team (Source: Sikeston Tech. Rescue Team, Facebook)The Sikeston Technical Rescue Team participated in monthly training as a member of the Southeast Missouri Homeland Security Response Team (Source: Sikeston Tech. Rescue Team, Facebook)
    The Sikeston Technical Rescue Team participated in monthly training as a member of the Southeast Missouri Homeland Security Response Team (Source: Sikeston Tech. Rescue Team, Facebook)The Sikeston Technical Rescue Team participated in monthly training as a member of the Southeast Missouri Homeland Security Response Team (Source: Sikeston Tech. Rescue Team, Facebook)

    The Sikeston Technical Rescue Team participated in monthly training as a member of the Southeast Missouri Homeland Security Response Team. 

    The Sikeston Technical Rescue Team participated in monthly training as a member of the Southeast Missouri Homeland Security Response Team. 

  • Putting bulletproof backpacks to the test

    Putting bulletproof backpacks to the test

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-07-19 16:48:10 GMT
    Backpacks are usually on the school supply list, but these days parents have more options, including ones that claim to be bulletproof. (Source: KFVS)Backpacks are usually on the school supply list, but these days parents have more options, including ones that claim to be bulletproof. (Source: KFVS)
    Source: KFVSSource: KFVS

    Before long, it'll be time to shop for those back to school supplies. Backpacks are usually on the list, but these days parents have more options.

    Before long, it'll be time to shop for those back to school supplies. Backpacks are usually on the list, but these days parents have more options.

  • 12-year-old killed after I-57 semi crash in Union County, IL

    12-year-old killed after I-57 semi crash in Union County, IL

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:26:39 GMT
    The roadway was closed for several hours (Source: KFVS)The roadway was closed for several hours (Source: KFVS)

    Interstate 57 southbound is back open after being closed in the southbound lanes at milepost 23 in Union County, Illinois due to a crash.

    Interstate 57 southbound is back open after being closed in the southbound lanes at milepost 23 in Union County, Illinois due to a crash.

  • Fire Safety Grants benefit 4 southern IL counties

    Fire Safety Grants benefit 4 southern IL counties

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:58:11 GMT
    four communities will receive small firefighting and ambulance service equipment grants as part of the Small Equipment Grant Program (Source: KFVS)four communities will receive small firefighting and ambulance service equipment grants as part of the Small Equipment Grant Program (Source: KFVS)

    According to Illinois State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton), four communities will receive small firefighting and ambulance service equipment grants as part of the Small Equipment Grant Program. 

    According to Illinois State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton), four communities will receive small firefighting and ambulance service equipment grants as part of the Small Equipment Grant Program. 

  • Heartland woman finds documents in nightstand, owners found

    Heartland woman finds documents in nightstand, owners found

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:34:31 GMT
    Trish Penrose found this birth certificate in a used nightstand she had bought. (Photo courtesy: Trish Penrose)Trish Penrose found this birth certificate in a used nightstand she had bought. (Photo courtesy: Trish Penrose)

    A happy ending! The son of a woman whose papers were found in a nightstand has been in touch.

    A happy ending! The son of a woman whose papers were found in a nightstand has been in touch.

  • Murray State Univ. officer facing sex abuse charge

    Murray State Univ. officer facing sex abuse charge

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:18:10 GMT
    Mark Johnson, a Murray State University DPS officer, is facing a charge of sexual abuse. (Source: Calloway County Jail)Mark Johnson, a Murray State University DPS officer, is facing a charge of sexual abuse. (Source: Calloway County Jail)

    A police officer with Murray State University is facing a charge of sexual abuse.

    A police officer with Murray State University is facing a charge of sexual abuse.

  • breaking

    Second Pulaski County Detention Center escapee now in custody

    Second Pulaski County Detention Center escapee now in custody

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:10:24 GMT
    The second escapee was captured on US 51 south of Anna trying to hitch a ride. (Source: Union County Sheriff's Office)The second escapee was captured on US 51 south of Anna trying to hitch a ride. (Source: Union County Sheriff's Office)

    The second Pulaski County Detention Center escapee has been captured. According to the Union County Illinois Sheriff's Office, the second escapee is now in custody.

    The second Pulaski County Detention Center escapee has been captured. According to the Union County Illinois Sheriff's Office, the second escapee is now in custody.

  • Health officials urge hepatitis A vaccinations

    Health officials urge hepatitis A vaccinations

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:26:53 GMT
    Officials say Kentucky has the largest hepatitis A outbreak in the nation with 1,094 cases spread over 65 of the state's 120 counties. Eight deaths have been reported. (Source: Raycom Media)Officials say Kentucky has the largest hepatitis A outbreak in the nation with 1,094 cases spread over 65 of the state's 120 counties. Eight deaths have been reported. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Health officials plan to give updates Kentucky's Hepatitis A outbreak, including initiatives to slow it.

    In the midst of the largest hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky's history, health officials are urging anyone who lives in a county where cases have been confirmed to get vaccinated.

  • Harrisburg man found guilty of leading officers on chase

    Harrisburg man found guilty of leading officers on chase

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:25 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:25:59 GMT
    47-year-old Jerry D. Leach was found guilty of a Class 4 felony charge of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Driver's License is Suspended. (Source: Raycom Media)47-year-old Jerry D. Leach was found guilty of a Class 4 felony charge of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Driver's License is Suspended. (Source: Raycom Media)
    The city manager and police chief in suburban St. Louis town have apologized to a group of black college students wrongly accused of a dine-and-dash July 8.(Source: Raycom Media)The city manager and police chief in suburban St. Louis town have apologized to a group of black college students wrongly accused of a dine-and-dash July 8.(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Harrisburg man was found guilty of multiple charges on Thursday, July 19. 47-year-old Jerry D. Leach was found guilty of a Class 4 felony charge of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Driver's License is Suspended.

    A Harrisburg man was found guilty of multiple charges on Thursday, July 19. 47-year-old Jerry D. Leach was found guilty of a Class 4 felony charge of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Driver's License is Suspended.

  • Senate continues efforts to prevent future election meddling

    Senate continues efforts to prevent future election meddling

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-07-19 16:01:56 GMT
    McConnell expressed the Senate's commitment to prevent election meddling (Source: Congress.gov)McConnell expressed the Senate's commitment to prevent election meddling (Source: Congress.gov)
    McConnell expressed the Senate's commitment to prevent election meddling (Source: Congress.gov)McConnell expressed the Senate's commitment to prevent election meddling (Source: Congress.gov)

    Kentucky Senator and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement after meeting with the Senate Banking Committee  

    Kentucky Senator and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement after meeting with the Senate Banking Committee  

  • West Nile virus found in Jackson County, IL mosquitoes

    West Nile virus found in Jackson County, IL mosquitoes

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:16 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:16:05 GMT
    Mosquitoes in Jackson Co. have tested positive for West Nile (Source: Pixabay)Mosquitoes in Jackson Co. have tested positive for West Nile (Source: Pixabay)
    Mosquitoes in Jackson Co. have tested positive for West Nile (Source: Pixabay)Mosquitoes in Jackson Co. have tested positive for West Nile (Source: Pixabay)

    Mosquitoes in Jackson County, Illinois are able to do more than just annoy residents, some have been found with the West Nile virus.

    Mosquitoes in Jackson County, Illinois are able to do more than just annoy residents, some have been found with the West Nile virus.

  • Luke Combs, Nelly, Passion to perform live in Marion

    Luke Combs, Nelly, Passion to perform live in Marion

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:48:18 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Jump for joy! Your weekend is nearly here. Good news: there's plenty to make this Heartland Weekend a perfect one. Here's a list of 5 things you may want to check out.

    Jump for joy! Your weekend is nearly here. Good news: there's plenty to make this Heartland Weekend a perfect one. Here's a list of 5 things you may want to check out.

  • Woman killed after truck crashes into bluff in Ste. Genevieve Co., MO

    Woman killed after truck crashes into bluff in Ste. Genevieve Co., MO

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:47 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:47:59 GMT
    A Festus, MO woman was killed after the pick-up truck she was in crashed into a bluff and flipped. (Source: Raycom Media)A Festus, MO woman was killed after the pick-up truck she was in crashed into a bluff and flipped. (Source: Raycom Media)
    A Festus, MO woman was killed after the pick-up truck she was in crashed into a bluff and flipped. (Source: Raycom Media)A Festus, MO woman was killed after the pick-up truck she was in crashed into a bluff and flipped. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A Festus, Missouri woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County on Wednesday, July 18. 

    A Festus, Missouri woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County on Wednesday, July 18. 

  • Marion police search for man in attempted computer gaming system theft

    Marion police search for man in attempted computer gaming system theft

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:29 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:29:03 GMT
    Marion, IL police are looking to identify a man connected with a theft (Source: City of Marion Police Department)Marion, IL police are looking to identify a man connected with a theft (Source: City of Marion Police Department)
    Marion, IL police are looking to identify a man connected with a theft (Source: City of Marion Police Department)Marion, IL police are looking to identify a man connected with a theft (Source: City of Marion Police Department)

    The Marion Police Department is looking for a man they say attempted to take two computer gaming systems.

    The Marion Police Department is looking for a man they say attempted to take two computer gaming systems.

  • House badly burned, second home damaged in West Frankfort, IL

    House badly burned, second home damaged in West Frankfort, IL

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:23 AM EDT2018-07-19 12:23:27 GMT
    Fire destroys one home and damages a second home in West Frankfort, IL. (Source: Robert Foote, KFVS)Fire destroys one home and damages a second home in West Frankfort, IL. (Source: Robert Foote, KFVS)

    An early morning fire destroys a West Frankfort, Illinois home. Fire crews were called to a home on the 900 block of S. Jackson Street at 2:38 a.m. on Thursday, July 19. 

    An early morning fire destroys a West Frankfort, Illinois home. Fire crews were called to a home on the 900 block of S. Jackson Street at 2:38 a.m. on Thursday, July 19. 

  • What you need to know July 18

    What you need to know July 18

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:48 AM EDT2018-07-19 09:48:38 GMT
    Rain could be coming our way (Source: Pixabay)Rain could be coming our way (Source: Pixabay)

    Good morning, it is Wednesday, July 18. First Alert Forecast We have scattered storms out to our west, this morning. 

    Good morning, it is Wednesday, July 18. First Alert Forecast We have scattered storms out to our west, this morning. 

  • Jackson County, IL WWI vet remembered on 100th anniversary of death

    Jackson County, IL WWI vet remembered on 100th anniversary of death

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-07-19 02:54:15 GMT
    Pvt. Paul Stout (Source: Steven Bost)Pvt. Paul Stout (Source: Steven Bost)

    Private Paul Stout, US Marine Corps, was killed in action on July 19, 1918 in France. 

    Private Paul Stout, US Marine Corps, was killed in action on July 19, 1918 in France. 

  • Herrin, IL police department gets new crime unit

    Herrin, IL police department gets new crime unit

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:07 PM EDT2018-07-19 02:07:18 GMT
    Herrin Police Department is stepping up its policing efforts with their new unit focused on preventing property crimes. (Source: KFVS)Herrin Police Department is stepping up its policing efforts with their new unit focused on preventing property crimes. (Source: KFVS)

    Herrin Police Department is stepping up its policing efforts with their new unit focused on preventing property crimes.

    Herrin Police Department is stepping up its policing efforts with their new unit focused on preventing property crimes.

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