Lightning causes power outages in Poplar Bluff, MO

According to Poplar Bluff Fire Chief Ralph Stucker, lightning strikes caused a surge of outages and alarms when a storm passed through the area.

Woman injured in weather-related crash in McCracken, Co., KY

A Fancy Farm, Ky. woman was injured in crash after her vehicle was rear-ended in McCracken County. The driver of the other vehicle told deputies his vehicle reportedly skidded on wet pavement when he tried to stop.

Assistant Fire Chief in Anna, IL passes away

Anna, IL fire department Assistant Chief dies

Deported Ohio mother of 4 reunited with family

A Fairfield mother of four who was deported to Mexico in April 2017 is now back home with her family, attorneys say.

Son of Lambert’s Cafe former owner indicted on sex-trafficking charges

Son of Lambert’s Cafe former owner indicted on sex-trafficking charges

FOUND: Woman missing out of Paducah since March located

Police in Paducah found a woman missing since March

Attempted abduction under investigation in Mayfield, KY

KSP investigates attempted abduction in Mayfield, KY

Norway convicts man of providing terror attack instructions

A man has been convicted of terror offenses in Norway for providing online instructions on how to carry out attacks and sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison

SiriusXM buying Pandora Media in $3.5 billion deal

SiriusXM is buying music streaming service Pandora Media in an stock deal valued at about $3.5 billion

3 taken to hospital following crash on I-55 in Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau police are on the scene of a crash

What you need to know Sept. 24

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Guests cancel on boy’s birthday party, fire department throws surprise party at station

Firefighters stepped up and decided they weren’t going to let him not have a birthday party.

Utility vehicles broken into this morning in downtown B’ham

Someone broken into an unknown number of utility vehicles early Sunday morning in downtown Birmingham.

1 injured in single-vehicle crash in Graves County, KY

One injured in single-vehicle crash.

Woman arrest on several drug charges in Graves County, KY

Woman arrested on drug charges in Graves County, Ky.

Cape Splash holds Dog swim day

Dog swim day at Cape Splash.

Alexander County Fire Departments in big need of firefighters

We talked with Horseshoe Lake Fire Chief Michael Honey who said they are down significantly on volunteer fire fighters and need more help for their department soon.

HUD awards $6 million to demolish public housing in Cairo

$6 million of the $8 million awarded was given to the Alexander County Housing in Cairo to demolish 278 units due to unsafe and unsanitary conditions.

Southeast Missouri State University President apologizes for tailgating incident

Southeast Missouri State University President Dr. Carlos Vargas has issued an apology following an incident at the SEMO vs SIU football game on Sept. 15.

Man breaks into home, draws self bath, police say

A man was arrested after police said he broke into a home and drew himself a bath.

One dead and three injured in UTV crash in Saline County, IL

One person is dead following a UTV crash in Saline County, Illinois.

Soldier returns from Florence relief, finds house ransacked

National Guardsman Luis Ocampo was working in New Bern for 10 days, assisting with Hurricane Florence relief, where he only got a few hours of sleep per night.

Board decides future of Girl Scout camps in Wayne County

The Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland board of directors discussed the future of two camps Friday located in Wayne County Missouri.

Water restored in Delta, MO

There is no water in Delta, Missouri on Friday due to an issue that will be checked on Saturday.

Widow with few months to live now facing flooding from Florence

Widow Debra Wright's doctors diagnosed her with cancer and gave her a year to live earlier this year, and now Hurricane Florence is devastating her home.

New Southeast campus prescription drug drop off box

A new prescription drug drop off box has added to Southeast Missouri State’s campus. It’s the first drop off box on campus and can be found inside the Department of Public Safety building.

President Trump in Springfield, MO for rally

President Donald Trump traveled to Springfield for a rally on Friday, September 21.

NICB: 10 most stolen vehicles in 2017 in U.S.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its annual Hot Wheels report on the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States.

Man gets 20 years for leading police on I-24 chase

Lampley pleaded guilty in McCracken County Circuit Court and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The judge accepted a negotiated plea deal.

Woman dies after being hit by vehicle in Sikeston, MO

The pedestrian was taken to an area hospital with injuries.

2 arrested for burglary after vehicles broken into in Pinckneyville, IL

Pinckneyville Police Department began receiving reports of vehicles broken into and items taken.

Carbondale, IL man sentenced for arson

A Carbondale, Illinois man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for aggravated arson, according to the Jackson County State’s Attorney.

Piedmont man charged in overnight shooting in Wayne Co.

A Piedmont man has been charged with an overnight shooting on Friday, Sept. 21.

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

Boil orders for the Heartland

Poplar Bluff, MO man still in sanctuary after a year

Alex Garcia lived in Poplar Bluff for more than 12 years before being told he had to leave. One year later Garcia remains in sanctuary but his family said they are fighting harder than ever to get back together.

KY students taking dual credit coarses on the rise

Students in Kentucky who are taking dual credit courses and the number credits earned are on the rise.

Nearly $4M in grant money to build 2 new airport hangars in Carbondale

Nearly $4 million in grant money was awarded to the Southern Illinois Airport Authority to build two new hangars in Carbondale, Illinois.

FDA: Some flea, tick medications can cause negative neurological effects in pets

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is telling pet owners and veterinarians to be aware of possible negative neurological effects in dogs and cats who are treated with drugs that are in the isoxazoline class.

School threat under investigation in Carter Co., MO

Authorities are investigating an alleged threat made by a student against a school in Carter County, Missouri.

Former employee faces charges after armed robbery at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau police are investigating after an armed robbery at O’Reilly Auto Parts on N. Kingshighway.

2 killed in plane crash near Festus, MO

Pilot and one other killed in plane crash in Festus