Power restored in City of Bernie, warming center opened

I-55 SB cleared at 141 mm in Ste. Genevieve Co. after tractor trailer jackknifed

Drug arrest in Hickman, KY

Gov. Pritzker, Durbin release statements following shooting in Aurora, IL

Firefighters rescue cat from tree in Sparta

MO Rep. Rehder planning to run for Senate

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Marion, IL police chief retires

Roads closed due to flooding in the Heartland

MoDOT prepares for winter weather

Multiple agencies find meth, marijuana after home search in Steele, MO

Grocery stores busy before winter weather hits

Marion police looking for man wanted on armed robbery charge

Couple creates scholarship for students in Graves Co.

Preference will be given to students majoring in elementary education, secondary education, math, science or engineering.

Abandoned dog found in Jefferson Co., MO ditch, bound with tape reunited with owner

An abandoned dog was found on Saturday, Feb. 9 by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy with its legs and mouth bound with duct tape.

Community outreach part of “Safer Streets” initiative

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt kicked off the community outreach portion of his “Safer Streets” initiative on Wednesday, January 23.

Heartland high school coach charged with sexual abuse

John M. Parks, 56, was arrested and charged with sexual abuse.

  Drone video shows white deer in southern IL

Black River Medical Center teams up with Saint Francis Health Care System

Solar bill passes Kentucky House, heads back to Senate

Today is National Hippo Day, and we’re here for it!

MO police officer helps get sleeping people out of burning home

Heartland road projects 2/15

What you need to know Feb. 15

Your news and weather for 2/15

Jail in Perry County disables comments on Facebook page

The Sheriff Office in Perry County has been getting a lot negative comments on on their jail Facebook page.

Lyon Co. sheriff investigating after road signs thrown into ditches

It happened once on Hopewell Rd. and twice on Joe Peek Rd.

77-year-old Paducah man facing sexual assault charges

Donald Wyatt, 77, was charged with sexual abuse first degree, victim under the age of 12, sodomy first degree and rape first degree on February 8.

101st Airborne Division welcomes new commanding general

Winski served and deployed with a number of Fort Campbell units.

Sen. Hawley votes against government spending bill

Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri issued the following statement after voting against the government spending bill on Thursday, Feb. 14.

Injured eagle rescued in southern IL

When conservation police found it, they said it did have a broken wing but was otherwise mobile.

House votes to raise IL minimum wage

The plan will increase the current $8.25 an hour base wage to $9.25 next January.

‘Stop Human Trafficking in Missouri’ posters hung in hospitals, rest stops

Missouri House bill 1246 was approved in 2018 and requires an informational poster to be hung at certain businesses.

What to do after you hit a pothole

They are popping up every where, potholes. In some areas they are impossible to avoid so what do you do if you hit one and it damages your car?

Man admits ‘drug deal gone bad’ after deputies find meth lab, grenade in home

Timothy Hunter King faces a number of charges including manufacturing methamphetamine.

DPS called to Moore Ave. house fire in Sikeston

The fire is not being considered suspicious at this time, but is under investigation (Source: DPS)

Plans for psychiatric hospital in Cape Girardeau move forward

The Planning and Zoning Commission approves land for SoutheastHEALTH.

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

Boil orders for the Heartland

Corps of Engineers initiate Phase I floodfight due to high river stages

These areas include the Cairo, lower St. Francis, White River, Reelfoot-Obion, and Missouri areas.

MoDOT: Limit travel Friday through the weekend

MoDOT is telling drivers to limit travel due to winter storms.

AGs want stronger ID theft protections by banks, credit card companies

That group of 31 includes Kentucky, Tennessee and Illinois.

State Emergency Management to host MO Earthquake Summit in Sikeston

The New Madrid Seismic Zone is the most active seismic area in the U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains, according to emergency management.

New artifacts to be displayed at Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site

New and themed rotating exhibits are coming to the Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site in Jefferson County, Missouri starting in March.

Police: Green laser light being directed at homes, businesses, aircraft

Pilots have reported seeing the laser light

Graves Co., KY authorities arrest man banned from state

Meth and drug paraphernalia was found in the residence.

Ohio River Bridge between Cairo and Wickliffe back open after semi vs. car crash

The Pulaski Co. Sheriff’s Office said it involved a car and a semi.

What you need to know Feb. 14

Your news and weather for 2/13

Illinois Chambers of Commerce speak out on minimum wage increases

With the Senate’s approval, the bill now heads to the House for a committee vote and eventual floor vote.

Helicopter elevates feral hog removal at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

An effort to remove feral hogs took to the skies at Mingo Wildlife Refuge this week.

ISP: Driver falls asleep in crash on US 45 hitting semi

Illinois State Police said the woman told them that she fell asleep while driving.

Sheriff says MO rest areas need security cameras

Stevens says he couldn’t believe the crime, committed in broad daylight, had not been captured by surveillance cameras he assumed would be in place.

Lawmakers from IL help reintroduce Paid Family & Medical Leave bill

Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois announced their support for the plan to re-introduce the Family Medical Insurance Leave Act.

Radon found in homes can cause lung cancer

“We have so much radioactive material in Missouri that in the Lead Belt in Iron and Madison County there’s nearly enough radon to mine uranium," said the owner of Amerispec Inspection Services.

IL Senate votes to hike to minimum wage, goes to rules committee

The Senate Executive Committee approved legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour across the state of Illinois.

BBB warns of romance scam using victims as ‘money mules’

Around Valentine’s Day many people are looking for love on dating websites and scammers are looking for victims.

Veterans treated to Wounded Warrior hunt on Wolf Lake

A handful of veterans enjoyed the beautiful weather today on a goose hunt.

Digital grocery shopping, which one is the best for you

Grocery shopping, you either love it or you hate it. Now thanks to technology, you can shop without leaving your car or in some cases your house.

Student taken into juvenile custody after making threat to Zeigler-Royalton school

It’s believed that the minor responsible acted alone and there is no immediate danger to the school.

Carbondale man found dead in car pulled from Mississippi River

Crews from multiple departments recovered the car with the man’s body inside on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Cape Central student named finalist for National Merit Scholarship

According to Cape Central. Michael Hwang is a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Cairo, IL

According to Illinois State Police a man has died from his injuries after being hit by a car on Sunday evening, February 3.

Elle Project donates books to Mercy pediatric patients

The Elle Project has donated 50 books to Mercy Health.

Sikeston man sentenced to nearly 5 years for robbing Dollar General

The Sikeston man admitted he robbed the story in July 2018.

Parson proposal to focus on repair, replacement of 250 MO bridges

Parson visited bridges in Kansas City and Hannibal pm Wednesday, Feb. 13 as part of his “Focus on Bridges” proposal.

Man, woman facing drug, child abuse charges after meth found in home

Christopher and Betty Brady both face drug and neglect charges (Source: Obion Co. Sheriff's Office)

Floodgates to close in Caruthersville, MO

The St. Francis Levee District of Missouri Chief Engineer Charles Davis said they are going to close the flood gates at Reynolds Park for safety concerns.

Senate approves Act designating 2 KY Civil War sites as National Monuments

The U.S. Senate approved the Natural Resources Management Act, which includes designating two Kentucky Civil War sites as National Monuments.

Residents concerned over bad roads in Perry County, IL

A few roads in Perry County are looking dangerous with all the wet weather

Target recalls unicorn toddler boots due to choking hazard

No injuries have been reported according to the company.

What you need to know Feb. 13

Your news and weather for 2/13

101st Airborne Division to welcome new commander

The 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell is welcoming a new commanding general

Surviving Valentine’s Day on a budget

Jewelry, flowers, a night out on the town - it can all add up!

Heartland Unsolved: Running out of time

The mystery surrounding Monica Keenlance's death seems only to be topped by the mystery surrounding her life.

Homeless Shelter in Delta, MO battles rain water after losing parts of roof

A Heartland homeless shelter has been forced to turn people away because its been swamped with water for days and needs a new roof.

2 facing drug charges in Graves Co.

3 were arrested after 2 separate investigations.

Sheriff warns of gift card scam

A mail scam is making it's way to western Ky.

Heavy winds concern Sikeston, MO electric company

High winds can cause a lot of damage and leave customers in the dark.

Officials on alert for high water at the Ohio River

The floodgates in Paducah were last installed around this time last year.

Cave-In-Rock ferry halting operations due to flooding

The Cave-In-Rock Ferry will have to stop operations due to flooding on the Ohio River.

VFW honors Poplar Bluff teacher with state award

An American history teacher at Poplar Bluff Junior High received a statewide honor through the VFW Citizenship Education program.

MO legislator sponsors bill that would establish a “Back the Blue” license plate

A Missouri lawmaker hopes to give residents a new way to show their support for law enforcement.

Commission awards $1.7M to MO to test ways to fund highways, bridges

The Missouri Department of Transportation was awarded $1,782,500 for the deployment of innovative strategies such as a vehicle registration fee along with other used-based charges.