Missing Cape Girardeau man may be headed to St. Louis

A missing Cape Girardeau man may be headed north to St. Louis.

Man fires gun during argument with wife in Chester, IL

Chester Police arrested a man for firing a gun during an argument with his wife on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Teacher who protected students in school shooting to be SIU Homecoming grand marshal

Jason Seaman, the teacher who protected students during a school shooting in May, is coming back to Carbondale as Grand Homecoming Marshal.

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $1.6 billion after nobody won Friday’s drawing

The Mega Millions jackpot has now swelled to $1.6 billion after nobody bought a winning ticket for the Friday night drawing.

One person injured in Poplar Bluff shooting

One person is injured after a shooting on Friday, Oct. 19.

Southeastern Illinois College hosts zombie shoot

For the first time in its history, Southeastern Illinois College Archery Team will host a Zombie Shoot at the Indoor Archery Center and the Outdoor Archery Range in Harrisburg just in time for fall festivities.

Mega Millions jackpot craze hits the Heartland

The Mega Million craze has hit the Heartland and locals hope they hold that one lucky ticket.

MoDOT plans to make repairs on Bill Emerson Bridge in 2019

In a few months, the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to make repairs on the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge.

Cape Girardeau PD Asst. Chief retires

Cape Girardeau Police Department’s Assistant Chief Jack Wimp retired on Friday, Oct. 19.

Boarding ramp for wheelchair-bound passengers donated to Honor Flight

A passenger boarding ramp for wheelchair-bound passengers was donated to the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois.

Southeast River Campus honored with Cape Girardeau’s city beautification award

The River Campus at Southeast Missouri State University has been honored with the City of Cape Girardeau’s “Keep Cape Beautiful, Property of the Month” award for October.

Man arrested for breaking into Paducah hotel room

A man was arrested and charged with breaking into a hotel occupied by a woman.

Paducah woman arrested on drug charges

A woman in Paducah was arrested on drug charges on Friday, Oct. 19.

Poplar Bluff PD looking for sex offender

Authorities in Poplar Bluff are looking for a sex offender who has not reported his new address.

5 arrested in ongoing drug investigation in Perry Co., IL

5 people have been arrested in an ongoing drug investigation in Perry County.

Man arrested in connection to Graves Co. burglary investigation

A Wingo, Kentucky man was arrested in connection to a Graves County burglary investigation.

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

Boil orders for the Heartland

Graves Co., KY man arrested after excavator vandalized

Officials arrested a man after a report of a vandalized excavator in Graves County, Kentucky.

Road closure in Jackson, MO expected to last 3 weeks

Jokerst Inc. of Ste. Genevieve, Mo will be starting a water distribution line replacement project on East Madison and East Monroe St. This will result in a temporary road closure during construction.

Suspect in KY school threat investigation arrested

A man has been arrested in a school threat investigation according to officials with the Kentucky State Police.

Medication disposal and document shredding event in Jackson Co., IL

t the Jackson County Health Department an event is taking place on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Jackson County, IL updates record keeping system

Jackson County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has updated to a web and digital based land records system after 12 years according to city officials.

Police asking for nationwide assistance in locating missing endangered WI girl

Police are asking that everyone nationwide be on the lookout for the missing 13-year-old Wisconsin girl whose parents were found shot to death in their home.

What you need to know Oct. 19

Your forecast, headlines and trending stories

Student’s school essay leads to rape sentence for Fremont, OH man

“The class was asked, I believe, to write an essay pertaining to obstacles that they had overcome in their life and she had disclosed that she had been sexually abused as a child,” said Detective Sergeant Kenneth Arp with the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office.

Man killed in tractor accident in Ripley Co.

A man was killed after a tractor fell on him just 4 miles west of Doniphan on Thursday, Oct. 18.

2.1 earthquake in southeast MO

The quake was at 9:08 p.m. according to USGS.

Community reacts to Downtown Cape Girardeau businesses closing

Several downtown businesses owned by a Cape Girardeau neurosurgeon are no longer open during regular hours.

2 injured in Carbondale, IL crash

Two people were injured in a crash in Carbondale, Illinois on Thursday, October 18.

Get scared in Advance, MO; raise money for families affected by cancer

The haunting starts at Umfleet park in Advance, Missouri with chili, marshmallows fires and just visiting with community members and then you can take a hay ride over to the haunted woods. But, this isn’t just any haunting, all of the proceeds go to three people in the community who are battling ca

2 Florida men accused of stealing from Herrin, IL church

Two Florida men are accused of stealing from a southern Illinois church and a third suspect has charges pending.

  Road blocks continue for multi-casino to open in Williamson Co., IL

It's going to be a long time before a casino resort can be built at Walker's Bluff, according to Rep. Dave Severin

Traffic on I-24 TN bridge backed up

Interstate 24 eastbound lanes are backed up to the 20 mile marker.

McCaskill, Hawley debate in St. Louis

Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley squared off in an hour-long debate on Thursday night, October 18.

Murray State offers discount for students in military

The new initiative is available to service members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Man calling, posing as Scott City officer

A man posing as a Scott City officer is calling residents as part of a scam.

Man dies after calling 911 to report a car on top of him in Jefferson Co., MO

A House Springs, Mo man was found dead after he called 911 and said he had a car on top of him on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Clarksville, KY man has 14 charges after vehicle pursuit with KSP

A pursuit led to the arrest of a Clarksville, Kentucky man.

Benton, Ky pharmacist charged by grand jury indictment for stealing medications

A federal grand jury indicted a Benton, Kentucky pharmacist according to the United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

Authorities say they foiled escape attempt at Kentucky jail

Authorities say they stopped a planned jail escape in eastern Kentucky

Jackson,MO Police Department takes part in DEA drug take back event

Jackson, Missouri police are giving residents the chance to prevent pill abuse and theft.