Two dead after semi drives off I-57 into trees

Two people are dead following a single vehicle crash on Friday, Dec. 14.

Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional

Watch: Pair of horses pull tractor trailer up icy hill

Site cleared after I-24 EB blocked due to semi crash in Marshall County, KY

Coroner: Elderly woman dies of hypothermia; investigation underway

Poplar Bluff Animal Control captures dog after “attacking” elf in funny Facebook post

Murray, KY man found guilty of rape

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  SIU student hit by train in Jackson Co., IL, pronounced dead at scene

Paducah, KY woman sentenced for fraud, ordered to repay $147K

Man who shot OPD officer pleads not guilty

Marion police searching for store theft suspect

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder was often tainted with asbestos for years, report says

MO auditor to investigate Missouri AG’s office

KSP searching for armed & dangerous man

Authorities with the Kentucky State Police are searching for a wanted man who is considered armed and dangerous.

Former Cape Girardeau mayor gets college degree, 35 years later

Former Cape Girardeau mayor and Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents member Jay Knudtson will walk across the stage on Saturday, Dec. 15 as a Southeast graduate.

Winter closures at Shawnee National Forest

Some campgrounds and roads will close for the winter at Shawnee National Forest.

Sorry, Lululemon is not recruiting brand ambassadors through Instagram

Don't repost an offer to be a Lululemon brand ambassador from Instagram - it's fake.

Vehicle hits daycare facility in Carbondale

Missouri conservation announces large deer poaching case

Former Perry Co., MO coroner convicted 2nd time for stealing

‘Let this Lamborghini light your fire,’ pastor says while giving wife $200k luxury SUV - he’s now defending the purchase

Facebook bug gave third parties access to photos for 6.8 million accounts

Cape Girardeau PD identify man after damage done to Hangout Bar

  Southern Illinoisans react to satanic statue at IL Capitol

Many are reacting to the Chicago chapter of The Satanic Temple being allowed to place a statue in the rotunda of the Illinois Capitol alongside holiday displays celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah.

Armored truck deposits cash on highway in NJ

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Elephant death third this month at Grant’s Farm

Another elephant has died at the Grant's Farm attraction in St. Louis County, the third elephant to die this month and the fourth since March

Rich family offering a photographer $100k to travel the world and take photos of them

You get sick pay and 30 days of vacation time, but you have to be ready to go at a moment's notice.

Friday is National Free Shipping Day

The website FreeShippingDay.com has a comprehensive list of stores with online deals. Deals also include guaranteed delivery by Christmas Day, in many cases.

Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

Michael Cohen — who for more than a decade was a key power player in the Trump Organization and a fixture in Trump's political life — said he "gave loyalty to someone who, truthfully, does not deserve loyalty." Cohen spoke in an interview with ABC that aired Friday on "Good Morning America."

  Toyota recalls address possible restraint, braking issues

Thursday, the auto maker recalled nearly 90,000 Land Cruisers and Lexus LX-570 vehicles from the past decade over a safety issue that involves the front passenger seat belt.

301 pounds of marijuana seized after traffic stop in MO

The drugs were in vacuum sealed bags according to officials.

Catholic store murder suspect identified in another assault

The man accused of killing a woman and sexually assaulting two others inside a suburban St. Louis religious supply store is a suspect in an assault in a rural area

Woman seriously injured in bear attack in PA

Melinda Lebarron was outside of her home with her dog when she was attacked by a bear Wednesday evening.

Sex offender chosen to lead Mid-South Christmas parade

A community is up in arms after a registered sex offender was selected as the grand marshal for a Christmas Parade in one Mid-South town.

Mueller rejects Flynn’s argument that FBI interview was deceptive

Mueller’s office submitted a response on Friday to Flynn’s sentencing memo, which itself was submitted earlier this week.

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

Although the resolutions are largely symbolic — because it's unclear if they will be considered by the House — passage Thursday showed senators seeking to assert oversight of Trump administration foreign policy and the relationship with Saudi Arabia.

What you need to know Dec. 14

Your news and weather for 12/14

Wreath laying ceremony takes place as Wreaths Across America makes it to Caruthersville

A wreath-laying ceremony took place in Caruthersville on Thursday after the Wreaths Across America convoy made it to Pemiscot County.

Missouri earthquake experts recommend to always be prepared

Following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Alaska, local and state officials recommend to always be prepared.

Kentucky bill would make abortion a felony

The bill, prefiled Thursday, proposes banning abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Sikeston business received ‘bomb threat’ similar to nationwide mass emails

A Sikeston business received an email believed to be part of the nationwide bomb threats.

Bomb threats sent to businesses, universities and media nationwide

Threats are being sent in to create mass disruption.

Handcuffed man briefly escapes officers in Chaffee, MO

A handcuffed man briefly escaped from officers on Thursday afternoon, December 13.

Paducah man accused of raping 13-year-old girl

A Paducah, Kentucky man is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl.

‘Adulting Day’ teaches local high school seniors how to cook, change a tire, pay bills

Bullitt Central High School seniors had time to spend on topics other than math and English during an Adulting Day event Wednesday.

  Pinckneyville native John M. Dunn appointed interim SIU chancellor

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees appointed John M. Dunn as interim chancellor.

As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

Though Cohen broke down during his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Trump remained uncharacteristically quiet, his Twitter feed still while he ignored shouted questions about his former attorney at a White House event. But Trump has been far from silent during the monthslong Cohen saga.

Boy Scouts of America considers filing for bankruptcy, report says

The organization is one of the largest youth groups in the country.

Kentucky woman charged in death of baby found in trash bag

A Kentucky woman has been arrested in the death of a baby found inside a trash bag

Southeast Missouri State University readies for commencement in 2018

Students at Southeast Missouri State University will attend their commencement

KYTC releases end of year fatality report

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials released the report of fatalities for 2018.

“Choates Lads and Lassies” donate in Massac Co., IL to help other counties

Young people are getting involved during this holiday season.

Missouri man admits to killing daughter’s ex-boyfriend

A southwest Missouri man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his daughter's ex-boyfriend after a squabble about an outdoor patio table and grill

McCracken County Library adds funeral home records to digital collection

The library in McCracken County has added an important piece of information to its digital collection.

Calloway County deputies get new tactical vests

A donation made it possible for deputies in Calloway County, Kentucky to get new outer vests.

Son has nowhere to hide when Mom embarrasses him on camera at basketball game

Mandy Remmell went for it when the 'fan cam' pointed at her during a Kelly Clarkson song. Her son may never forgive her.

Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down pension bill

The Kentucky Supreme Court has affirmed a lower courts decision that a sewer bill, turned into legislation concerning the pension of public employees, passed last March is unconstitutional.

Facilities master plan presentation coming to regents at Southeast Missouri State

A master planning process will be reviewed

Sen. Roy Blunt secures Missouri $90 million in federal infrastructure grants

Grant money has been secured for Missouri infrastructure spending.

2 pounds of meth seized in McCracken Co., KY

McCracken County Sheriff’s Department officials have been investigating after large amounts of drugs were found in the area.

1 arrested, 1 injured in stabbing overnight in Cape Girardeau, MO

Cape Girardeau, Missouri officials are investigating a stabbing.

  Bones found in family home ID’d as father missing for decades

One night back in 1961, Mike Carroll's father, George, disappeared. The explanations for his father's disappearance never sat well with the son.

Trump’s 10 terrorists: The evolution of a statistic

These 10 do not exist, except as a federal statistic that Trump and his vice president put through a rhetorical grinder in service of describing emigrants from Mexico as a menace.

Boy, 11, changes last name from ‘Trump’ due to bullying

While his parents work on getting his name legally changed, the boy will be going by his father’s last name at school.

Would-be burglar rescued after getting stuck in restaurant grease vent for 2 days

The sheriff’s office says the man was physically exhausted and suffering from dehydration. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Shipping carriers project to deliver millions of more packages during 2018 Holiday season

Delivery drivers are putting in extra hours to make sure packages and mail get to their destination before the holidays. All three major shipping carriers in the U.S. are expecting to deliver more packages during the 2018 peak holiday season and some have hired extra hands to help with the extra wor

3 charged in deadly Sikeston, MO shooting

One person is dead following a shooting in Sikeston, Mo.

K9 officer honored as hero after shootout

A K9 officer from the Jonesboro Police Department is being hailed a hero after a shootout at the Gladiolus apartment complex this week.

Ridgely,TN man wanted in connection to burglaries in Lake County, TN

Man wanted in Lake County, TN.

Cincinnati raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

Cincinnati City Council voted Wednesday to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 within city limits.

BBB releases study on Free Trial scams

Millions of people have been taken by free trial offers for products sold on the internet. The Better Business Bureau looked into the scams and released an in-depth study on Wednesday.

Del Monte canned corn recalled

Del Monte Inc. announced a recall of nearly 65,000 cases of fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers due to under-processing.

More than 2,800 wreaths placed on headstones at Bloomfield State Veterans Cemetery

The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield is again participating in the annual Wreaths Across America program.

Middle school students start all-inclusive club in Jackson

Two Jackson middle school students promote all-inclusive environment at school.

Illinois pharmacies bracing for shingles vaccination shortage

Pharmacies and health agencies not only across the nation are experiencing a shortage in the shingles vaccination called Shingrix, but also across southern Illinois.

St. Louis officer dragged by vehicle, suspect dead from gunshot to chest

A suspect is dead after a shooting and an officer being dragged by a vehicle in St. Louis, Missouri on Wednesday, December 12.

Paducah Police searching for stolen debit card suspects

Paducah Police is searching for three suspects.

Senate passes Durbin, Duckworth resolution honoring victims Mercy Hospital shooting

U.S. Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced that the Senate has passed a resolution honoring the memory of the victims of last month’s shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago.

Three Rivers College receives grant to help with programs

Three Rivers receives grant money for need program.

Netflix: What’s coming and going in January

The four movies in the Indiana Jones series will arrive to Netflix on Jan. 1. Also coming is "Solo: A Star Wars Story" on Jan. 9, a prequel featuring a young Han Solo, with Alden Ehrenreich behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon.

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

Boil orders for the Heartland