Football player, 16, accused of fatally stabbing classmate pregnant with his baby

The 17-year-old victim’s body was recovered from a dumpster hours after an alleged fight with the suspect over the pregnancy.

1 injured in two-vehicle crash in Madison County, MO

KY 348 reopened in Symsonia, KY after fire

Robbery victim, others offer tips for safe holiday shopping

Inflatable, in memory of child, reportedly stolen in Cape Girardeau

Ashcroft asks Missouri auditor for help reviewing Hawley

Poshard Foundation gives away 1,700 Christmas gifts to southern IL kids in need

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  Man arrested for arson after live pipe bomb scare in Washington County, MO

Van stolen by Madison County inmate found; escapee still on the run

Enterprise Rent-A-Car donates $50,000 to SEMO Food Bank

Beshear donates $14,000 to atone for tainted contributions

Man sentenced in 2014 murder of Graves County, KY Teen

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

  Trump’s troubled White House in search of new chief of staff

Trump's top pick for the job, Nick Ayers, is out of the running and Trump is now soliciting input on at least four individuals, including Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chair of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

Cape Girardeau church donates handmade items to babies in NICU

Cape Girardeau church donates handmade items to babies in NICU

NC National Guard soldiers pull ambulance from snowbank, transport infant in 12″ of snow

Soldiers with the North Carolina National Guard have been busy during the winter storm that rolled through the state this weekend.

City of Carbondale offers free parking during holidays

City officials announced the following areas will have free parking

Ameren releases tips to save energy during the holiday season

3 carnival workers charged in killings of Kansas couple

Herrin, IL gets new fire engine, first new apparatus in 20 years

2 KY men arrested on drug, theft charges, 1 man wanted in McCracken Co., KY

House fire kills 5 children, injures mother in OH

Former Miss Kentucky allegedly sent topless photos to 15-year-old student

Missing man out of Bollinger County, MO located

Law enforcement says a man missing since Dec. 4 has been found.

AR bill seeks to deter censorship on social media sites

A Trumann representative has proposed a bill for the upcoming 2019 session that would stop censorship on social media.

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

Hundreds of young demonstrators are planning to turn out Monday on Capitol Hill to push Democrats on a package of ambitious environmental goals — including a nationwide transition to 100 percent power from renewable sources within as little as 10 years — that's collectively dubbed the Green New Deal

What you need to know Dec. 10

News and weather for 12/10

2 Kuttawa, KY residents arrested on forgery charges in Caldwell County, KY

Two people were arrested in Caldwell County, KY.

Cape Girardeau County, MO fire claims family pets

Fire in Cape Girardeau County, MO.

  Governor-Elect Pritzker visiting southern Illinois on statewide tour

Governor-elector JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor-elect Juliana Stratton are continuing their three-day statewide tour to southern Illinois.

Authorities: 2 Arkansas deputies attacked, patrol vehicle stolen

Officials say two Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies were attacked by a man who then stole their patrol vehicle.

‘They were like brothers’: Boy, 12, raises money for best friend’s headstone

The 12-year-old raised money through donations and odd jobs until he had enough to pay for his friend’s headstone.

Winter Storm causing traffic issues in the Heartland

Winter weather causing some traffic issues in the Heartland.

Vienna, IL grocery store reopens

Vienna grocery has a grand opening.

Pets get to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus in Cape Girardeau, MO

Pets meeting Santa

Aircraft technician with Tuskegee Airmen dies at 100 in NYC

Wilfred DeFour was honored just last month at a ceremony to rename a Manhattan post office after the Tuskegee Airmen.

Trump confirms John Kelly leaving White House at end of year

Pres. Donald Trump said Chief of Staff John Kelly is on his way out.

In marking anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack, a pledge to survivors: ‘We’ll continue to tell your story'

“Your unconquerable spirits will live forever.”

Sheriff: Wife calls 911 to report she shot husband; man pronounced dead on scene

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says a man is dead after he was shot by his wife during a domestic dispute Friday night in Metairie.

Here Today retailer to close in Jan. 2019

Discount store Here Today is closing its doors in January.

Heartland farmer reacts to $20M grant for SEMO Regional Port Authority

Sen. Roy Blunt and Rep. Jason Smith say the Southeast Regional Port Authority will get a $19.8 million grant through the Department of Transportation.

Missouri has the cheapest gas in the country, report says

A recent report from AAA said Missouri has some of the cheapest gas prices in the country.

Cape Girardeau Fire Department receives $1K grant to hand out smoke detectors

The Cape Girardeau Fire Department received a $1,000 from Walmart’s Community Grant Program to purchase over 200 smoke alarms.

Cape Girardeau mall Santa gets a new suit

Santa’s tailors have been busy too.

One person killed in Anna crash

One person was killed following a crash in Anna on Friday, Dec. 7.

Mueller: Manafort lied about contacts with Trump administration, Russians

The plea agreement will remain under seal until a later date.

Ex-Miss Kentucky charged with sending nude photos to student

A former Miss Kentucky who has taught at a West Virginia middle school has been charged with sending nude pictures to a male student

Cape Girardeau to honor one of their own on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7 is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and people in Cape Girardeau will honor a fallen soldier.

Man who plowed into Charlottesville crowd found guilty of first degree murder

The final witness was not in court late Thursday morning, however, causing a delay in the trial and an extended lunch break.

Former Cape Girardeau mayor to receive college diploma

After 35 years, a former Cape Girardeau mayor will receive his college diploma.

Woman hospitalized after striking tree in Jackson Co.

A woman crashed her vehicle into a tree on Thursday, Dec. 6.

2 dead after semi, school bus collide near Peoria, IL

Three adults were airlifted to area hospitals and two adults died after a crash on Wednesday, December 5 involving a semi truck and a school bus.

USDA offers storm food safety tips

The USDA is offering food safety recommendations for those who could be impacted by a winter storm.

Parents charged after 7 children found living in ‘inhumane conditions’

A couple are facing charges after police say they found seven children living in their feces-covered home.

Sesser, IL woman arrested after burglary at Rend Lake Marina

The woman was arrested for burglary and theft after deputies responded to a burglary in progress at the Rend Lake Marina.

Scott City man wins $245K jackpot

A Scott City man claimed a $245,000 jackpot after purchasing a Show Me Cash ticket at Casey's General Store in Scott City.

Driver runs off road and crashes into fuel tank in Qulin, MO

A driver in Qulin hit a fuel tank early morning on Friday, Dec. 7.

Uranus Examiner ends publication, blaming judgmental people

The Uranus Examiner, a small Missouri newspaper whose name inspired chuckles and groans when it launched a few months ago, is closing

Missouri’s McCaskill spent $40M on unsuccessful campaign

Campaign finance reports show Missouri's Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill spent roughly $40 million on her unsuccessful bid to keep her seat

Skip Hop Convertible High Chairs recalled due to injury, fall hazards

A convertible high chair has been recalled due to the possibility of injury and falls.

Teachers cut high school students’ hair in separate incidents: one fired, one arrested

In two incidents, teachers have taken scissors to their students' hair. While a teacher in California is facing charges, no charges have yet been filed against another teacher in New Mexico.

4 officers plead not guilty to allegedly beating undercover officer in MO

Prosecutors said the victim was working undercover when the officers beat him thinking he was a protester in 2007.The suspects left behind a trail of incriminating text messages.

LATEST: Trump to nominate William Barr for attorney general

President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate William Barr, the former attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, for his next attorney general.

2 children, 2 women injured in rollover McCracken Co., KY crash

Officials responded to the area of Bleich Road, just west of Hendron Road for a two vehicle roll over injury crash.

White House chief of staff Kelly to resign soon, reports say

John Kelly took over as chief of staff on July 31, 2017, with a mandate to instill order and professionalism in a largely inexperienced White House staff beset by disorganization in the early days of the Trump presidency.

Feds recommend ‘substantial’ jail time for Michael Cohen; Mueller recommendation cites Russia investigation cooperation

Cohen and Manafort are among five former Trump associates whom prosecutors have accused of lying either to federal investigators or to Congress.

Woman contracted fatal brain-eating amoeba infection from Neti pot water, doctors say

The woman had been suffering from seizures when doctors found a tumor in her brain.

What you need to know Dec. 7

Your news and forecast for 12/7

All-clear given after CNN’s New York studios evacuated due to bomb threat

CNN’s New York offices and studios were evacuated Thursday night due to a bomb threat. The all-clear was given by police around 11:50 p.m. after investigators found no bombs in the Time Warner Center.

KY woman seeking organ donation for baby daughter in need of heart

A 16-month-old girl in Louisville needs a new heart.

Trump to nominate Heather Nauert for UN Ambassador, reports say

Nauert has been the State Department spokesperson since April 2017.

Lakewood, OH man finds ingenious use for comically long CVS receipt

A local hero won well-deserved viral fame this week when his life hack blew up Twitter.

AR state police officer injured after his vehicle was rear-ended off of interstate

The officer was rear-ended in the construction zone of I-30.

Heartland 16-year-old with Ehlers Danlos starts “Helping Hands” charity

A local teen gives back to a community that gives to him as he lives with Ehlers Danlos.

Head-on collision involving semi and school bus kills 2, injures several in IL

Authorities said the truck was driving the wrong way. The driver of the semi is among the two adults killed in the crash.

Pulaski County toy drive back for the holiday season

Toys, clothes and canned food items will be accepted to benefit the families in need Dec. 19.

Ashcroft to review Hawley over alleged misuse of resources

Missouri's secretary of state is investigating fellow Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley over allegations that he used public funds to bolster his successful U.S. Senate bid

Cairo, IL PD to reward safe drivers with lottery tickets

Drivers around Cairo, Illinois can get a chance to be paid to be safe behind the wheel.

George HW Bush laid to rest in Texas

Pres. George H.W. Bush arrived at the presidential library in College Station aboard the Bush 4141 train, and is being laid to rest.

Bethune attorney withdraws motion to remove special prosecutor

Gaege Bethune’s attorney has withdrawn the motion to remove the special prosecutor in the case on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Gov. Bevin orders Kentucky flags to half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Flags in Kentucky at all state office buildings are ordered to be half-staff on Friday, Dec. 7 in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.