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  • Cause of gas leak undetermined in Benton, IL

    Cause of gas leak undetermined in Benton, IL

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:29:02 GMT
    A Franklin County Emergency Management Agency Duty Officer has responded to a large gas leak. Buildings around the incident have been evacuated. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)A Franklin County Emergency Management Agency Duty Officer has responded to a large gas leak. Buildings around the incident have been evacuated. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)

    A large gas leak has caused a hazmat situation in Benton.

    A large gas leak has caused a hazmat situation in Benton.

  • Naloxone training in southern IL

    Naloxone training in southern IL

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-08-16 01:32:21 GMT
    Egyptian Health Department and Shawnee Health Service held a class on August 15 to help give the community the tools to help prevent overdose deaths.   (Source: Pixabay.com)Egyptian Health Department and Shawnee Health Service held a class on August 15 to help give the community the tools to help prevent overdose deaths.  (Source: Pixabay.com)
    Egyptian Health Department and Shawnee Health Service held a class on August 15 to help give the community the tools to help prevent overdose deaths.   (Source: Pixabay.com)Egyptian Health Department and Shawnee Health Service held a class on August 15 to help give the community the tools to help prevent overdose deaths.  (Source: Pixabay.com)

    Egyptian Health Department and Shawnee Health Service held a class on August 15 to help give the community the tools to help prevent overdose deaths. 

    Egyptian Health Department and Shawnee Health Service held a class on August 15 to help give the community the tools to help prevent overdose deaths. 

  • Carbondale potential dog park process in limbo

    Carbondale potential dog park process in limbo

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:09:34 GMT
    Carbondale Park District approved the 2.5 acres of land at Parrish Park for the four-legged friends, but when it came time to finalize the contract there were problems. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)Carbondale Park District approved the 2.5 acres of land at Parrish Park for the four-legged friends, but when it came time to finalize the contract there were problems. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)
    Carbondale Park District approved the 2.5 acres of land at Parrish Park for the four-legged friends, but when it came time to finalize the contract there were problems. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)Carbondale Park District approved the 2.5 acres of land at Parrish Park for the four-legged friends, but when it came time to finalize the contract there were problems. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)

    Carbondale could see its first dog park, but the process is hit a snag during Monday's Board meeting.

    Carbondale could see its first dog park, but the process is hit a snag during Monday's Board meeting.

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  • Murray State launches new academic programs website and search engine

    Murray State launches new academic programs website and search engine

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:16:33 GMT
    Murray State University recently launched a new website for prospective students to provide comprehensive information about the 126 academic programs the University offers. (Source:   Murray State University)Murray State University recently launched a new website for prospective students to provide comprehensive information about the 126 academic programs the University offers. (Source: Murray State University)
    source:  Murray State Universitysource: Murray State University

    Murray State University recently launched a new website for prospective students to provide comprehensive information about the 126 academic programs the University offers. 

    Murray State University recently launched a new website for prospective students to provide comprehensive information about the 126 academic programs the University offers. 

  • Coroner: Inmate dies after lawn mower overturned on him

    Coroner: Inmate dies after lawn mower overturned on him

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-08-16 00:22:50 GMT
    Authorities say a Kentucky federal prison inmate who started a 15-month sentence two weeks ago has died. (Source: Raycom Media)Authorities say a Kentucky federal prison inmate who started a 15-month sentence two weeks ago has died. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Authorities say a Kentucky federal prison inmate who started a 15-month sentence two weeks ago has died.

    Authorities say a Kentucky federal prison inmate who started a 15-month sentence two weeks ago has died.

  • Traffic Safety Checkpoints released by KSP

    Traffic Safety Checkpoints released by KSP

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-08-15 13:34:07 GMT
    Kentucky State Police released safety checkpoints (Source: KFVS)Kentucky State Police released safety checkpoints (Source: KFVS)

    This includes the following Kentucky counties: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, McCracken, Marshall and Trigg. 

    This includes the following Kentucky counties: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, McCracken, Marshall and Trigg. 

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  • Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

    Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:08:15 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:48 AM EDT2018-08-16 05:48:30 GMT
    (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP, File). FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2012, file photo, the Most Rev. Donald Trautman, second from left, retiring bishop of Erie, Pa., prays and lays his hands on the head of Monsignor Lawrence T. Persico, kneeling...(Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP, File). FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2012, file photo, the Most Rev. Donald Trautman, second from left, retiring bishop of Erie, Pa., prays and lays his hands on the head of Monsignor Lawrence T. Persico, kneeling...
    Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their midst. But in dozens of other...
    Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their midst. But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning.
  • US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group

    US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:43:37 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:28 AM EDT2018-08-16 05:28:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). A federal agent removes items from an apartment following the arrest of Omar Ameen, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Ameen, a 45-year-old Iraqi refugee, was arrested on a warrant alleging that he killed an Ir...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). A federal agent removes items from an apartment following the arrest of Omar Ameen, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Ameen, a 45-year-old Iraqi refugee, was arrested on a warrant alleging that he killed an Ir...
    A 45-year-old Iraqi refugee has been arrested in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while serving with the Islamic State terror organization.
    A 45-year-old Iraqi refugee has been arrested in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while serving with the Islamic State terror organization.
  • WWII POWs buried as unknowns in Hawaii get memorial marker

    WWII POWs buried as unknowns in Hawaii get memorial marker

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:20 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:20:27 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:28 AM EDT2018-08-16 05:28:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy). In this Monday Aug. 13, 2018, photo, Daniel Crowley, a 96-year-old U.S. Army Air Corps veteran from World War II who was held by Japan as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and Japan, speaks during an interview in Honolulu. ...(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy). In this Monday Aug. 13, 2018, photo, Daniel Crowley, a 96-year-old U.S. Army Air Corps veteran from World War II who was held by Japan as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and Japan, speaks during an interview in Honolulu. ...
    A 96-year-old former U.S. Army veteran who was held prisoner by Japan during World War II will help dedicate a memorial stone to other prisoners of war at a national cemetery in Honolulu.
    A 96-year-old former U.S. Army veteran who was held prisoner by Japan during World War II will help dedicate a memorial stone to other prisoners of war at a national cemetery in Honolulu.
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  • Cause of gas leak undetermined in Benton, IL

    Cause of gas leak undetermined in Benton, IL

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:29:02 GMT
    A Franklin County Emergency Management Agency Duty Officer has responded to a large gas leak. Buildings around the incident have been evacuated. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)A Franklin County Emergency Management Agency Duty Officer has responded to a large gas leak. Buildings around the incident have been evacuated. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)

    A large gas leak has caused a hazmat situation in Benton.

    A large gas leak has caused a hazmat situation in Benton.

  • Kennett, MO warehouse fire considered a total loss

    Kennett, MO warehouse fire considered a total loss

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:27:59 GMT
    The warehouse is where Bullock Furniture stores all of their inventory (Source: Don Frazier, KFVS)The warehouse is where Bullock Furniture stores all of their inventory (Source: Don Frazier, KFVS)

    Crews responded to a structure fire in Kennett, Missouri on Wednesday, August 15. 

    Crews responded to a structure fire in Kennett, Missouri on Wednesday, August 15. 

  • Poplar Bluff Animal Control identifies owner of 8 puppies left in box

    Poplar Bluff Animal Control identifies owner of 8 puppies left in box

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:26:52 GMT
    Daryl Scarlet was being held pending formal charges (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)Daryl Scarlet was being held pending formal charges (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

    Animal Control officers in Poplar Bluff, Missouri said they are looking for the owners of eight puppies left in a box. 

    Animal Control officers in Poplar Bluff, Missouri said they are looking for the owners of eight puppies left in a box. 

  • Murray State launches new academic programs website and search engine

    Murray State launches new academic programs website and search engine

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:16:33 GMT
    Murray State University recently launched a new website for prospective students to provide comprehensive information about the 126 academic programs the University offers. (Source:   Murray State University)Murray State University recently launched a new website for prospective students to provide comprehensive information about the 126 academic programs the University offers. (Source: Murray State University)
    source:  Murray State Universitysource: Murray State University

    Murray State University recently launched a new website for prospective students to provide comprehensive information about the 126 academic programs the University offers. 

    Murray State University recently launched a new website for prospective students to provide comprehensive information about the 126 academic programs the University offers. 

  • Naloxone training in southern IL

    Naloxone training in southern IL

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-08-16 01:32:21 GMT
    Egyptian Health Department and Shawnee Health Service held a class on August 15 to help give the community the tools to help prevent overdose deaths.   (Source: Pixabay.com)Egyptian Health Department and Shawnee Health Service held a class on August 15 to help give the community the tools to help prevent overdose deaths.  (Source: Pixabay.com)
    Egyptian Health Department and Shawnee Health Service held a class on August 15 to help give the community the tools to help prevent overdose deaths.   (Source: Pixabay.com)Egyptian Health Department and Shawnee Health Service held a class on August 15 to help give the community the tools to help prevent overdose deaths.  (Source: Pixabay.com)

    Egyptian Health Department and Shawnee Health Service held a class on August 15 to help give the community the tools to help prevent overdose deaths. 

    Egyptian Health Department and Shawnee Health Service held a class on August 15 to help give the community the tools to help prevent overdose deaths. 

  • First Alert: Chance of showers, thunderstorms overnight

    First Alert: Chance of showers, thunderstorms overnight

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-08-16 01:09:27 GMT
    Rain is headed our way. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)Rain is headed our way. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    Tonight, a chance of showers and thunderstorms at times otherwise mostly cloudy and humid.

    Tonight, a chance of showers and thunderstorms at times otherwise mostly cloudy and humid.

  • Marble Hill, MO police chief says town has suicide problem

    Marble Hill, MO police chief says town has suicide problem

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:17 PM EDT2018-08-16 00:17:00 GMT
    Chief Marc Tragesser said his department receives two to three suicide calls a week, more than he's dealt with in any other jurisdiction he's worked in. (Source: Marble Hill Police Department/Facebook)Chief Marc Tragesser said his department receives two to three suicide calls a week, more than he's dealt with in any other jurisdiction he's worked in. (Source: Marble Hill Police Department/Facebook)

    The Chief of Marble Hill says the town has a suicide problem.

    The Chief of Marble Hill says the town has a suicide problem.

  • Police respond to shots fired incident in Cape Girardeau, MO

    Police respond to shots fired incident in Cape Girardeau, MO

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-08-16 00:12:58 GMT
    According to Sgt. Schmidt with Cape Girardeau Police Department, one person was arrested in reference to a shots fired call in the 1700 block of Woodlawn St. at 4:50 p.m. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)According to Sgt. Schmidt with Cape Girardeau Police Department, one person was arrested in reference to a shots fired call in the 1700 block of Woodlawn St. at 4:50 p.m. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)

    Cape Girardeau police responded to a shots fired incident on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

    Cape Girardeau police responded to a shots fired incident on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

  • Carbondale potential dog park process in limbo

    Carbondale potential dog park process in limbo

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:09:34 GMT
    Carbondale Park District approved the 2.5 acres of land at Parrish Park for the four-legged friends, but when it came time to finalize the contract there were problems. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)Carbondale Park District approved the 2.5 acres of land at Parrish Park for the four-legged friends, but when it came time to finalize the contract there were problems. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)
    Carbondale Park District approved the 2.5 acres of land at Parrish Park for the four-legged friends, but when it came time to finalize the contract there were problems. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)Carbondale Park District approved the 2.5 acres of land at Parrish Park for the four-legged friends, but when it came time to finalize the contract there were problems. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)

    Carbondale could see its first dog park, but the process is hit a snag during Monday's Board meeting.

    Carbondale could see its first dog park, but the process is hit a snag during Monday's Board meeting.

  • SIUC enrollment still low going into fall semester

    SIUC enrollment still low going into fall semester

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:15:52 GMT
    Over the past several years, Southern Illinois University Carbondale has seen the student population steadily declining (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)Over the past several years, Southern Illinois University Carbondale has seen the student population steadily declining (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)
    Over the past several years, Southern Illinois University Carbondale has seen the student population steadily declining (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)Over the past several years, Southern Illinois University Carbondale has seen the student population steadily declining (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)

    Enrollment is still predicted to go down at SIUC this fall, but new Chancellor of Enrollment Management, Jennifer DeHaemers thinks they're on the right track to stopping the trend

    Enrollment is still predicted to go down at SIUC this fall, but new Chancellor of Enrollment Management, Jennifer DeHaemers thinks they're on the right track to stopping the trend

  • Caruthersville man arrested on child abuse, neglect charges

    Caruthersville man arrested on child abuse, neglect charges

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-08-15 21:52:47 GMT
    Caruthersville officers said they arrested 46-year-old Kenneth Flanagan of Caruthersville on two active warrants through Pemiscot County for abuse or neglect of a child. (Source: Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office)Caruthersville officers said they arrested 46-year-old Kenneth Flanagan of Caruthersville on two active warrants through Pemiscot County for abuse or neglect of a child. (Source: Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office)

    Caruthersville officers said they arrested 46-year-old Kenneth Flanagan of Caruthersville on two active warrants through Pemiscot County for abuse or neglect of a child.

    Caruthersville officers said they arrested 46-year-old Kenneth Flanagan of Caruthersville on two active warrants through Pemiscot County for abuse or neglect of a child.

  • New law addresses cybersecurity threats to small businesses in MO

    New law addresses cybersecurity threats to small businesses in MO

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-08-15 21:23:30 GMT
    A new bill signed into law is expected to help businesses protect themselves against cyberattacks. (Source: Raycom Media)A new bill signed into law is expected to help businesses protect themselves against cyberattacks. (Source: Raycom Media)
    A new bill signed into law is expected to help businesses protect themselves against cyberattacks. (Source: Raycom Media)A new bill signed into law is expected to help businesses protect themselves against cyberattacks. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A new bill signed into law is expected to help businesses protect themselves against cyberattacks by expanding resources to help them protect their data.

    A new bill signed into law is expected to help businesses protect themselves against cyberattacks by expanding resources to help them protect their data.

  • East Prairie man invents school security device

    East Prairie man invents school security device

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-08-15 21:12:23 GMT
    An East Prairie man invented the Polly Lock to make sure his wife and her coworkers felt safe while teaching. (Source: KFVS)An East Prairie man invented the Polly Lock to make sure his wife and her coworkers felt safe while teaching. (Source: KFVS)
    An East Prairie man invented the Polly Lock to make sure his wife and her coworkers felt safe while teaching. (Source: KFVS)An East Prairie man invented the Polly Lock to make sure his wife and her coworkers felt safe while teaching. (Source: KFVS)

    An East Prairie man invented the Polly Lock to make sure his wife and her coworkers felt safe while teaching.

    An East Prairie man invented the Polly Lock to make sure his wife and her coworkers felt safe while teaching.

  • Authorities in Miner, MO and Union Co., IL looking for women wanted for felony theft

    Authorities in Miner, MO and Union Co., IL looking for women wanted for felony theft

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-08-15 20:40:27 GMT
    Miner Police Department is investigating a felony theft from a business in Miner, Missouri. (Source Miner PD)Miner Police Department is investigating a felony theft from a business in Miner, Missouri. (Source Miner PD)

    The Miner Police Department and the Union County Sheriff's Office are investigating recent thefts in Miner and Anna, IL.

    The Miner Police Department and the Union County Sheriff's Office are investigating recent thefts in Miner and Anna, IL.

  • Man in court on drug charges after deadly shooting in Carlisle Co., KY

    Man in court on drug charges after deadly shooting in Carlisle Co., KY

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-08-15 20:30:54 GMT
    According to KSP, Turnbow was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and was served an arrest warrant for violation of a KY, EPO/DVO. (Source: Ballard County Jail)According to KSP, Turnbow was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and was served an arrest warrant for violation of a KY, EPO/DVO. (Source: Ballard County Jail)

    According to the Carlisle County, Kentucky Attorney, Turnbow was arraigned in court on Wednesday, August 15 on Possession of a Controlled Substance First Degree (methamphetamine).

    According to the Carlisle County, Kentucky Attorney, Turnbow was arraigned in court on Wednesday, August 15 on Possession of a Controlled Substance First Degree (methamphetamine).

  • Wayne Co., MO sheriff's office warns of Medicare mail scam

    Wayne Co., MO sheriff's office warns of Medicare mail scam

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:16 PM EDT2018-08-15 20:16:16 GMT
    The Wayne County, Missouri Sheriff's Office said residents are getting letters saying Medicare is asking for DNA samples. (Source: Raycom Media)The Wayne County, Missouri Sheriff's Office said residents are getting letters saying Medicare is asking for DNA samples. (Source: Raycom Media)
    The Wayne County, Missouri Sheriff's Office said residents are getting letters saying Medicare is asking for DNA samples. (Source: Raycom Media)The Wayne County, Missouri Sheriff's Office said residents are getting letters saying Medicare is asking for DNA samples. (Source: Raycom Media)

    The Wayne County, Missouri Sheriff's Office said residents are getting letters saying Medicare is asking for DNA samples. 

    The Wayne County, Missouri Sheriff's Office said residents are getting letters saying Medicare is asking for DNA samples. 

  • SIUC welcoming back students, move in day set for Aug. 16-17

    SIUC welcoming back students, move in day set for Aug. 16-17

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-08-15 20:05:41 GMT
    Move in day at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is set for August 16 and 17. The start of the Fall semester is on August 20. (Source: KFVS)Move in day at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is set for August 16 and 17. The start of the Fall semester is on August 20. (Source: KFVS)
    With the decline in enrollment across universities in Illinois, lawmakers are working to find a solution. (Source: KFVS)With the decline in enrollment across universities in Illinois, lawmakers are working to find a solution. (Source: KFVS)

    Move in day at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is set for August 16 and 17. The start of the Fall semester is on August 20.

    Move in day at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is set for August 16 and 17. The start of the Fall semester is on August 20.

  • Poplar Bluff police seeing increase in Heroin, Fentanyl overdoses

    Poplar Bluff police seeing increase in Heroin, Fentanyl overdoses

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-08-15 19:56:05 GMT
    Police are seeking an increase in drug overdoses (Source: KFVS)Police are seeking an increase in drug overdoses (Source: KFVS)
    Police are seeking an increase in drug overdoses (Source: KFVS)Police are seeking an increase in drug overdoses (Source: KFVS)

    The Poplar Bluff Police Department has seen a recent increase in overdose deaths due to suspected Heroin and Fentanyl, according to Police Chief Danny Whiteley.  

    The Poplar Bluff Police Department has seen a recent increase in overdose deaths due to suspected Heroin and Fentanyl, according to Police Chief Danny Whiteley.  

  • No one injured in Anna, IL pickup truck fire

    No one injured in Anna, IL pickup truck fire

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-08-15 18:46:07 GMT
    Anna Fire responded to a vehicle fire on Wednesday (Source: Viewer Submitted)Anna Fire responded to a vehicle fire on Wednesday (Source: Viewer Submitted)
    Anna Fire responded to a vehicle fire on Wednesday (Source: Viewer Submitted)Anna Fire responded to a vehicle fire on Wednesday (Source: Viewer Submitted)

    Anna Fire Department responded to a vehicle on fire on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

    Anna Fire Department responded to a vehicle on fire on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

  • "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign" starts Friday

    "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign" starts Friday

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:18:35 GMT
    During this high-visibility law enforcement campaign, officers will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. (Source: Pixabay)During this high-visibility law enforcement campaign, officers will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. (Source: Pixabay)
    During this high-visibility law enforcement campaign, officers will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. (Source: Pixabay)During this high-visibility law enforcement campaign, officers will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. (Source: Pixabay)

    The Labor Day holiday weekend is not here yet, but the Dexter Police Department and other agencies are already gearing up to keep drivers, families, and friends safe. 

    The Labor Day holiday weekend is not here yet, but the Dexter Police Department and other agencies are already gearing up to keep drivers, families, and friends safe. 

  • breaking

    Portageville man struck and killed by truck in Dunklin Co., MO

    Portageville man struck and killed by truck in Dunklin Co., MO

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:13:05 GMT
    The incident happened at 9:15 p.m. on Route H, 11 miles west of Malden in Dunklin County, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report. (Source: Raycom Media)The incident happened at 9:15 p.m. on Route H, 11 miles west of Malden in Dunklin County, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A pedestrian died Tuesday, Aug. 14 when police say a pickup truck struck him.

    A pedestrian died Tuesday, Aug. 14 when police say a pickup truck struck him.

  • Southeast Mo State releases Move-in Day details

    Southeast Mo State releases Move-in Day details

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:01:46 GMT
    Southeast is welcoming students on move-in day (Source: KFVS)Southeast is welcoming students on move-in day (Source: KFVS)
    Southeast is welcoming students on move-in day (Source: KFVS)Southeast is welcoming students on move-in day (Source: KFVS)

    This year check-in will be from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Student Rec Center on Thursday, Aug. 16.

    This year check-in will be from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Student Rec Center on Thursday, Aug. 16.

  • Gaege Bethune's new attorney speaks out on new sentencing date

    Gaege Bethune's new attorney speaks out on new sentencing date

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:55:20 GMT
    Bethune was convicted in June of murder with aggravated battery in the death SIU student Pravin Varughese, whose body was found in Carbondale in February 2014. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)Bethune was convicted in June of murder with aggravated battery in the death SIU student Pravin Varughese, whose body was found in Carbondale in February 2014. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)

    The new attorney for a man convicted in the death of an SIU student in is speaking out.

    The new attorney for a man convicted in the death of an SIU student in is speaking out.

  • Sikeston Officers share fun photo of SRO going back to school

    Sikeston Officers share fun photo of SRO going back to school

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:58 AM EDT2018-08-15 13:58:20 GMT
    SRO Mullan looks ready for his first day of school (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety)SRO Mullan looks ready for his first day of school (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety)

    School is back in session for more than just the students in Sikeston, Missouri.  

    School is back in session for more than just the students in Sikeston, Missouri.  

  • Driver robbed at gunpoint, stopped for fake accident

    Driver robbed at gunpoint, stopped for fake accident

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:54 AM EDT2018-08-15 12:54:40 GMT
    According to the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, a driver who stopped to help an apparent crash victim was robbed at gunpoint. (Source: Raycom Media)According to the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, a driver who stopped to help an apparent crash victim was robbed at gunpoint. (Source: Raycom Media)
    A Franklin County Emergency Management Agency Duty Officer has responded to a large gas leak. Buildings around the incident have been evacuated. (Source: Raycom Media)A Franklin County Emergency Management Agency Duty Officer has responded to a large gas leak. Buildings around the incident have been evacuated. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Law enforcement in Hopkins County, Kentucky are trying to track down an armed suspect who robbed a good Samaritan Tuesday, Aug. 14. 

    Law enforcement in Hopkins County, Kentucky are trying to track down an armed suspect who robbed a good Samaritan Tuesday, Aug. 14. 

  • What you need to know Aug. 15

    What you need to know Aug. 15

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:26 AM EDT2018-08-15 09:26:31 GMT
    The chances of severe weather are low (Source: Pixabay)The chances of severe weather are low (Source: Pixabay)
    The chances of severe weather are low (Source: Pixabay)The chances of severe weather are low (Source: Pixabay)

    Good morning, it is Wednesday, Aug. 15. First Alert Forecast We’ll have scattered showers and thunderstorms in the Heartland what will stick around for most of the show. 

    Good morning, it is Wednesday, Aug. 15. First Alert Forecast We’ll have scattered showers and thunderstorms in the Heartland what will stick around for most of the show. 

  • What you need to know Aug. 14

    What you need to know Aug. 14

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:22 AM EDT2018-08-15 09:22:03 GMT
    Sunshine will give way to rain today (Source: William Foeste near Olive Branch Illinois)Sunshine will give way to rain today (Source: William Foeste near Olive Branch Illinois)

    Good morning, it is Tuesday, Aug. 14. First Alert Forecast Scattered showers and thunderstorms could approach our western counties by the time the show ends.

    Good morning, it is Tuesday, Aug. 14. First Alert Forecast Scattered showers and thunderstorms could approach our western counties by the time the show ends.

  • Missouri farmers defend chemical in common insecticide that could be banned

    Missouri farmers defend chemical in common insecticide that could be banned

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:57:05 GMT
    Dairy farmer John Schoen holds up a piece of alfalfa that has been damaged by bugs. Schoen uses a dangerous insecticide to protect the crop that could soon be banned by the EPA.Dairy farmer John Schoen holds up a piece of alfalfa that has been damaged by bugs. Schoen uses a dangerous insecticide to protect the crop that could soon be banned by the EPA.
    Dairy farmer John Schoen holds up a piece of alfalfa that has been damaged by bugs. Schoen uses a dangerous insecticide to protect the crop that could soon be banned by the EPA.Dairy farmer John Schoen holds up a piece of alfalfa that has been damaged by bugs. Schoen uses a dangerous insecticide to protect the crop that could soon be banned by the EPA.

    Federal judges have ordered the EPA to ban a dangerous, popular insecticide, but farmers in Southeast Missouri who use the chemical are coming to its defense.

    Federal judges have ordered the EPA to ban a dangerous, popular insecticide, but farmers in Southeast Missouri who use the chemical are coming to its defense.

  • Mayfield, KY man sent to IN hospital after vehicle vs. motorcycle collision

    Mayfield, KY man sent to IN hospital after vehicle vs. motorcycle collision

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:29:10 GMT
    36-year-old Dustin Bell of Mayfield, KY, was not wearing a helmet and was eastbound on Westplains, riding a 1995 Yamaha. (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office)36-year-old Dustin Bell of Mayfield, KY, was not wearing a helmet and was eastbound on Westplains, riding a 1995 Yamaha. (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office)
    36-year-old Dustin Bell of Mayfield, KY, was not wearing a helmet and was eastbound on Westplains, riding a 1995 Yamaha. (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office)36-year-old Dustin Bell of Mayfield, KY, was not wearing a helmet and was eastbound on Westplains, riding a 1995 Yamaha. (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office)

    A Mayfield man suffered multiple injuries after a vehicle vs. motorcycle collision on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

    A Mayfield man suffered multiple injuries after a vehicle vs. motorcycle collision on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

  • Sikeston teachers recognized for being 'superheroes'

    Sikeston teachers recognized for being 'superheroes'

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:38:27 GMT
    Missouri Care donated $15,000 to the SEMO Health Network to help pay for the gift baskets and today's health fair. (Source: KFVS)Missouri Care donated $15,000 to the SEMO Health Network to help pay for the gift baskets and today's health fair. (Source: KFVS)
    Missouri Care donated $15,000 to the SEMO Health Network to help pay for the gift baskets and today's health fair. (Source: KFVS)Missouri Care donated $15,000 to the SEMO Health Network to help pay for the gift baskets and today's health fair. (Source: KFVS)

    Sikeston teachers were recognized for being community superheroes thanks to two local companies.

    Sikeston teachers were recognized for being community superheroes thanks to two local companies.

  • First Alert: Plenty of rain ahead

    First Alert: Plenty of rain ahead

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:31:54 GMT
    On-and-off again rain pattern likely most of the week. (Source: KFVS)On-and-off again rain pattern likely most of the week. (Source: KFVS)

    A few scattered showers and thunderstorms came through the Heartland on Tuesday, August 14.

    A few scattered showers and thunderstorms came through the Heartland on Tuesday, August 14.

  • Cape Girardeau Police hosting car seat safety check

    Cape Girardeau Police hosting car seat safety check

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:55:10 GMT
    The Cape Girardeau Police Department will host a child passenger safety seat check on Thursday, Aug. 16. (Source: Pixabay)The Cape Girardeau Police Department will host a child passenger safety seat check on Thursday, Aug. 16. (Source: Pixabay)
    The Cape Girardeau Police Department will host a child passenger safety seat check on Thursday, Aug. 16. (Source: Pixabay)The Cape Girardeau Police Department will host a child passenger safety seat check on Thursday, Aug. 16. (Source: Pixabay)

    The Cape Girardeau Police Department will host a child passenger safety seat check on Thursday, Aug. 16.

    The Cape Girardeau Police Department will host a child passenger safety seat check on Thursday, Aug. 16.

  • Southern Illinois woman celebrates 101st birthday at Taco Bell

    Southern Illinois woman celebrates 101st birthday at Taco Bell

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:40:55 GMT
    Ruth Parker has spent the last 18 years visiting her local Taco Bell multiple times a week, so naturally she celebrated her 101st birthday there. (Source: KFVS)Ruth Parker has spent the last 18 years visiting her local Taco Bell multiple times a week, so naturally she celebrated her 101st birthday there. (Source: KFVS)

    A Southern Illinois woman celebrated her 101st birthday at her favorite spot, her local Taco Bell.

    A Southern Illinois woman celebrated her 101st birthday at her favorite spot, her local Taco Bell.

  • New police program asks cab drivers to be "neighborhood watchdogs"

    New police program asks cab drivers to be "neighborhood watchdogs"

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:38:01 GMT
    Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority drivers will act as neighborhood watch dogs and report suspicious activity to police. (Source: Kelsey Anderson, KFVS)Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority drivers will act as neighborhood watch dogs and report suspicious activity to police. (Source: Kelsey Anderson, KFVS)

    The Cape Girardeau Police department launched a new community partnership on Tuesday, Aug. 14. 

    The Cape Girardeau Police department launched a new community partnership on Tuesday, Aug. 14. 

  • Red Bud, IL pharmacy owner pleads guilty to fraudulent charges

    Red Bud, IL pharmacy owner pleads guilty to fraudulent charges

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-08-14 22:43:18 GMT
    A Red Bud pharmacist and owner of Gibson's Discount Drugs pled guilty in federal court on Tuesday, Aug. 14. (Source: Raycom Media)A Red Bud pharmacist and owner of Gibson's Discount Drugs pled guilty in federal court on Tuesday, Aug. 14. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A Red Bud pharmacist and owner of Gibson's Discount Drugs pled guilty in federal court on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

    A Red Bud pharmacist and owner of Gibson's Discount Drugs pled guilty in federal court on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

  • IL lawmakers aim to find solutions to keep students in-state

    IL lawmakers aim to find solutions to keep students in-state

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-08-14 22:42:44 GMT
    With the decline in enrollment across universities in Illinois, lawmakers are working to find a solution. (Source: KFVS)With the decline in enrollment across universities in Illinois, lawmakers are working to find a solution. (Source: KFVS)
    With the decline in enrollment across universities in Illinois, lawmakers are working to find a solution. (Source: KFVS)With the decline in enrollment across universities in Illinois, lawmakers are working to find a solution. (Source: KFVS)

    With the decline in enrollment across universities in Illinois, lawmakers are working to find a solution.

    With the decline in enrollment across universities in Illinois, lawmakers are working to find a solution.

  • Candidate forums set for Sept. in St. Louis, MO

    Candidate forums set for Sept. in St. Louis, MO

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-08-14 22:26:52 GMT
    Missouri candidates for U.S. Senator and State Auditor will participate in forums in St. Louis on Sept. 14. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)Missouri candidates for U.S. Senator and State Auditor will participate in forums in St. Louis on Sept. 14. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    Missouri candidates for U.S. Senator and State Auditor will participate in forums on Friday, September 14 in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Missouri candidates for U.S. Senator and State Auditor will participate in forums on Friday, September 14 in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Man charged in connection with shooting at Mt. Vernon apartment complex in July

    Man charged in connection with shooting at Mt. Vernon apartment complex in July

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-08-14 21:59:33 GMT
    Kandy Collard was charged in connection with a shooting in July. (Source: Mt. Vernon Police Department)Kandy Collard was charged in connection with a shooting in July. (Source: Mt. Vernon Police Department)
    Kandy Collard was charged in connection with a shooting in July. (Source: Mt. Vernon Police Department)Kandy Collard was charged in connection with a shooting in July. (Source: Mt. Vernon Police Department)

    A Mount Vernon, Illinois man was charged in connection with two people who were shot on July 30.

    A Mount Vernon, Illinois man was charged in connection with two people who were shot on July 30.

  • Former Lindenwood gymnastics asst. coach coming back to SEMO as main coach

    Former Lindenwood gymnastics asst. coach coming back to SEMO as main coach

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-08-14 21:55:59 GMT
    Former Redhawks coach and gymnast Ashley Lawson will join Southeast as head coach for the 2019 season. (Source: Lindenwood University Athletics)Former Redhawks coach and gymnast Ashley Lawson will join Southeast as head coach for the 2019 season. (Source: Lindenwood University Athletics)

    Heartland Sports learned that Southeast Missouri will name former Lindenwood gymnastics assistant coach their new head coach. 

    Heartland Sports learned that Southeast Missouri will name former Lindenwood gymnastics assistant coach their new head coach. 

  • Man accused of stealing truck, leading officers on chase on I-55

    Man accused of stealing truck, leading officers on chase on I-55

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-08-14 21:45:59 GMT
    A man driving a stolen truck was arrested following a chase that started in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Aug. 14. (Source: KFVS)A man driving a stolen truck was arrested following a chase that started in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Aug. 14. (Source: KFVS)

    A man driving a stolen truck was arrested following a chase that started in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

    A man driving a stolen truck was arrested following a chase that started in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

  • New Cape Girardeau Co. interim Sheriff appointed

    New Cape Girardeau Co. interim Sheriff appointed

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-08-14 21:38:32 GMT
    Sheriff Ruth Ann Dickerson, the first ever female sheriff in Cape Girardeau County, will serve as the interim sheriff. (Source: Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office)Sheriff Ruth Ann Dickerson, the first ever female sheriff in Cape Girardeau County, will serve as the interim sheriff. (Source: Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office)

    Sheriff John Jordan's last day was Monday, Aug. 13 after 32 years serving the people of Cape Girardeau County.

    Sheriff John Jordan's last day was Monday, Aug. 13 after 32 years serving the people of Cape Girardeau County.

  • Rep. Bost announces pair of federal grants awarded to SIU Carbondale

    Rep. Bost announces pair of federal grants awarded to SIU Carbondale

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-08-14 21:20:11 GMT
    Representative Bost announced a National Science Foundation (NSF) funding award of $180,000 and a Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) award of $244,850 to SIU Carbondale. (Source: KFVS)Representative Bost announced a National Science Foundation (NSF) funding award of $180,000 and a Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) award of $244,850 to SIU Carbondale. (Source: KFVS)
    Representative Bost announced a National Science Foundation (NSF) funding award of $180,000 and a Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) award of $244,850 to SIU Carbondale. (Source: KFVS)Representative Bost announced a National Science Foundation (NSF) funding award of $180,000 and a Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) award of $244,850 to SIU Carbondale. (Source: KFVS)

    U.S. Representative Mike Bost announced on Tuesday, Aug. 14 that a pair of federal grants will be awarded to SIU Carbondale.

    U.S. Representative Mike Bost announced on Tuesday, Aug. 14 that a pair of federal grants will be awarded to SIU Carbondale.

  • 2 adults make court appearance; accused of keeping children in 'special rooms'

    2 adults make court appearance; accused of keeping children in 'special rooms'

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:41:29 GMT
    Cheatham alledgedly told the offender in charge of the clothing division that the uniforms, “Were for her kids.” (Source: St. Francois Co. Sheriff's Office).Cheatham alledgedly told the offender in charge of the clothing division that the uniforms, “Were for her kids.” (Source: St. Francois Co. Sheriff's Office).

    A man and woman are in custody after the St. Francois County Sheriff's Office says a hotline report revealed four children being held in special rooms secured with plywood and screws.

    A man and woman are in custody after the St. Francois County Sheriff's Office says a hotline report revealed four children being held in special rooms secured with plywood and screws.

  • Poplar Bluff man wanted as non-compliant sex offender

    Poplar Bluff man wanted as non-compliant sex offender

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:17:15 GMT
    41-year-old William Wineke of the 600 block of Kinzer Street has a warrant for his arrest for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)41-year-old William Wineke of the 600 block of Kinzer Street has a warrant for his arrest for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

    A Poplar Bluff man is wanted for being a non-compliant sex offender. 41-year-old William Wineke of the 600 block of Kinzer Street has a warrant for his arrest for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

    A Poplar Bluff man is wanted for being a non-compliant sex offender. 41-year-old William Wineke of the 600 block of Kinzer Street has a warrant for his arrest for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

  • Marion Walgreens property for sale for $4.6 million

    Marion Walgreens property for sale for $4.6 million

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:57:16 GMT
    Built in 2003, the 14,259 square foot property sits on 2.45 acres and is near the intersection of Highway 13 and I-57, with average daily traffic counts of 25,700 vehicles per day. (Source: B + E)Built in 2003, the 14,259 square foot property sits on 2.45 acres and is near the intersection of Highway 13 and I-57, with average daily traffic counts of 25,700 vehicles per day. (Source: B + E)
    Built in 2003, the 14,259 square foot property sits on 2.45 acres and is near the intersection of Highway 13 and I-57, with average daily traffic counts of 25,700 vehicles per day. (Source: B + E)Built in 2003, the 14,259 square foot property sits on 2.45 acres and is near the intersection of Highway 13 and I-57, with average daily traffic counts of 25,700 vehicles per day. (Source: B + E)

    The Marion Walgreens store property is listed for sale by B+E for $4.6 million.

    The Marion Walgreens store property is listed for sale by B+E for $4.6 million.

  • State Auditor requests audit of St. Francois Co. Prosecuting Attorney's Office

    State Auditor requests audit of St. Francois Co. Prosecuting Attorney's Office

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:12 PM EDT2018-08-14 18:12:38 GMT
    Audit requested of St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney's Office (Source: Raycom Media)Audit requested of St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney's Office (Source: Raycom Media)

    An audit has been requested to review expenditures and bonus payments made in the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

    An audit has been requested to review expenditures and bonus payments made in the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

  • City of Marion, IL holding special meeting on loan, street change

    City of Marion, IL holding special meeting on loan, street change

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-08-14 18:03:32 GMT
    The Marion, IL City Council is holding a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16 to discuss a loan proposal and traffic flow change to one street. (Source: KFVS)The Marion, IL City Council is holding a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16 to discuss a loan proposal and traffic flow change to one street. (Source: KFVS)
    The Marion, IL City Council is holding a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16 to discuss a loan proposal and traffic flow change to one street. (Source: KFVS)The Marion, IL City Council is holding a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16 to discuss a loan proposal and traffic flow change to one street. (Source: KFVS)

    The Marion, IL City Council is holding a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16 to discuss a loan proposal and traffic flow change to one street. 

    The Marion, IL City Council is holding a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16 to discuss a loan proposal and traffic flow change to one street. 

  • 5-year-old hit, killed by vehicle in Carbondale, IL

    5-year-old hit, killed by vehicle in Carbondale, IL

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:02 PM EDT2018-08-14 18:02:58 GMT
    Carbondale, Illinois police are investigating a crash that killed a child. (Source: KFVS)Carbondale, Illinois police are investigating a crash that killed a child. (Source: KFVS)

    The driver attempted to swerve to avoid the child but was unable to do so according to police.

    The driver attempted to swerve to avoid the child but was unable to do so according to police.

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