No charges expected in Cape Girardeau Co. hit-and-run

The sheriff’s office in Cape Girardeau Co. is investigating a hit-and-run that happened on Monday, Jan. 14.

Echols to be honored at Dr. MLK, Jr. holiday breakfast at SIUC

GM employees allege nooses, threats, and racist remarks in Ohio plant

Crittenden Co. substitute teacher fired for making threats to students

3 dead, 1 hurt after Owensboro shooting

Drug suspect charged after homeowner shot by MSHP in St. Francois Co, MO drug raid

18-year-old facing charges after 9mm gun, 43 rounds of ammo stolen in Martin, TN

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Man arrested in connection with De Soto, MO homicide

Teen flies to Australia to track down grandpa’s Vietnam War helmet missing for 50 years

Government may have split up thousands more migrant families

Missouri Dept. of Conservation test results show more deer with deadly CWD

Cohen paid to rig online polls in Trump’s favor, report says

Amid shutdown, Secret Service agents absorb travel expenses while working without pay

IL Senators support raising federal minimum wage to $15

A bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024 has been introduced to the U.S. Senate.

Trump responds to Pelosi’s request to postpone SOTU by canceling her overseas trip

"We haven't heard — very silent," she told reporters on Thursday. "Let's get a date when government is open. Let's pay the employees. Maybe he thinks it's OK not to pay people who do work. I don't."

MO Attorney General praises protections for domestic violence survivors

The ruling protects the confidentiality of survivors of domestic violence

Gov. Pritzker signs bill requiring licenses for gun dealers

Gov. Pritzker singed a new law requiring gun dealers to be certified in Illinois.

Watchdog: Government may have separated many more children from migrant families

Deputies called to home, arrest IL woman for trespassing and battery

Man arrested on domestic battery charge in Franklin Co., IL

Services in Paducah, KY affected by Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Unclaimed veterans given proper burial

Home a total loss after early morning fire in Portageville, MO

Autopsy: St. Louis ballet dancer found in lake drowned

An autopsy has found that a St. Louis ballet dancer whose body was found in a rural northeast Missouri lake drowned

St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station set to open in late 2019

The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station is set to open late this year.

Giuliani: ‘I never said there was no collusion’ between Trump campaign, Russia

Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, made the bombshell statement Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.

A bystander rendered aid at the scene of a fiery crash. Then someone took his truck.

That good Samaritan was on the scene to help the victims of a fiery crash, including the suspect.

Missouri sued over rules about foster parents having guns

A Kansas City couple is suing the state of Missouri over restrictions on their ownership of loaded firearms

2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

Possible Democratic candidates haven't hesitated to tangle with Trump. Sen. Sherrod Brown recalled that when Trump slammed him over the closure of a General Motors plant in his home state, he poked the president for seeking "an Ohio Democrat to blame" while the GOP held power in the state.

What you need to know Jan.17

Your news and weather for 1/17

Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

Group has questions after Cape Police solve homicide case

Howard H. Smith, Jr., 42, was killed on October 6, 2015 in an evening shooting on S. Ranney in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Heartland reacts to the loss of top ranked professional bull rider

A top-ranked professional bull rider died after suffering serious injuries during a competition at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested after brief pursuit in Carlisle Co.

A Kentucky man is facing charges after a pursuit by law enforcement in Carlisle County where afterwards deputies said they found spice drugs.

Sikeston Junior High students raise money for Kenny Roger Children’s Center

Sikeston R-6 schools expressed how proud they were by their students actions.

Woman arrested after meth, marijuana “fell out of her body” in jail

A Tennessee woman is facing charges after drugs were found in jail.

Man wanted for Paducah convenience store robbery

Paducah police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a convenience store on Saturday, Jan. 12.

MO Gov. Parson to issue executive orders, restructure four state agencies

The press conference will be held at the Missouri State Capitol at the Governor’s Office at 11 a.m.

Paducah police looking for man in connection to foot chase

Police in Paducah are looking for a man to interview in connection with a foot chase that happened on Tuesday afternoon.

Better Business Bureau warns of scam impacting Heartland businesses

The Better Business Bureau is warning small businesses of a scam happening in the Heartland.

IL residents hope for property tax reform under the new Democratic administration

Experts say Illinois’ property taxes are one of the highest in the nation. Newly-elected Governor JB Pritzker pledges to reform Illinois’ current tax system in his first speech as governor on Monday, Jan. 14.

Do you know what this light in your car means?

With another year of winter weather already started, it’s a good idea to keep up on your vehicle’s maintenance.

One City community service day in Cape Girardeau

One City and SEMO Office of Equity and Diversity are hosting a service day on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Crews responded to truck fire in Cape Giradeau, MO

Crews said the truck's engine or transmission caught fire on a Chevrolet pickup truck.

  Louisville International Airport gets new name

Louisville Regional Airport Authority officials on Wednesday approved the name change to honor the boxing icon, humanitarian and Louisville native.

Trump signs law giving back pay to federal workers

President Donald Trump signed a law on Wednesday guaranteeing back pay to federal employees who have been furloughed or working without pay during the partial government shutdown.

Armored truck strikes semi in Wayne Co., IL

A driver was injured following a crash with an armored truck on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

DOE transfers generator to Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization

It will save Graves County thousands of dollars and fixed a problem that would have been costly to resolve, according to officials.

Heartland Church in Paducah, KY to host ‘Night to Shine’ on Feb. 8

Heartland Church to host Night to Shine.

Uber-like ride hailing service for kids started by Akron woman

An Akron woman has founded the first ride share service for children in Northeast Ohio. It's called Kids Chauffeur Express.

MO Gov. Parson delivers 2019 State of the State Address

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is delivering the State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 16.

Driver charged after leading police on chase from Cape Girardeau to Oak Ridge

A Jackson, Mo. man faces felony resisting a lawful stop charge.

Tax preparers expect delays for refunds, suggest filing early

With more than 46,000 IRS employees being called back to work, tax season is set to start on January 28.

Steve Carell, ‘Office’ creator to reunite for Netflix series ‘Space Force’

Netflix announced Wednesday that Steve Carell joins Greg Daniels, who created the U.S. version of “Office,” for a new show, “Space Force.”

Sears staves off liquidation; stores to stay open, reports say

Multiple media outlets reported early Wednesday that billionaire Eddie Lampert has won a bankruptcy auction after strengthening his bid in several days of negotiations with creditors.

Man dies after crash involving ambulance in Paducah, KY

A man has died from injuries sustained in a crash involving an ambulance in Paducah, Kentucky on Saturday, January 12.

Man charged with murder after shooting woman in Sikeston, MO

Jefferey L. Anderson, 36, of Sikeston, Mo. was charged with first degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

Rep. Bost offering job for wounded warrior

Through the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, Rep. Bost is wanting to hire a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran to work out of his O’Fallon or Carbondale, Illinois offices.

Police respond to incident near Dudley, MO

Police responded to a situation in Stoddard County, Missouri on Wednesday, January 16.

Traffic cleared after semi jackknifes in Lyon Co., KY

A crash involving a semi tractor-trailer is now cleared in Lyon County, Kentucky.

Woman found with pills in Weakley Co. Correction Facility charged

She was charged with introduction of drugs into a county jail.

Cape Girardeau man sentenced to 15 years for possessing firearm

A Cape Girardeau man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

AR feels 2.2 magnitude earthquake

USGS officials said it happened around 4:14 a.m.

2 arrested on meth charges in Sesser, IL

Officers executed a search warrant at a home in Sesser, Illinois and found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Bull rider dies after being stomped in Denver competition

A professional bull rider died after a bull stomped on his chest during a competition at the National Western Stock Show in Denver

Business burglary under investigation in Perry Co., MO

The Perry County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the person seen in a video. The person is wanted for questioning in a burglary investigation at the Ernst Service Station.

Driver escapes seconds before train crashes into car

The driver, 96-year-old Antoinette Lazzara, was stuck on the tracks at the railroad crossing. She was apparently disoriented and had trouble getting out of the car as the train approached.

Calloway Co, KY student win DOE Science Bowl t-shirt design contest

Thang’s school received a $500 prize.

Because of government shutdown, man who wants to start new job is stuck in IRS limbo

The truck driver said he’s found a job that’ll give him the opportunity to spend more time with his family, but there’s a snag because of the partial federal government shutdown, now in its 26th day.

Unknown person wanted for questioning in theft investigation

The unidentified person is wanted for questioning in a tampering with motor vehicle and theft investigation.

Police investigating burglary at MS McDonalds; witnesses say man seen running down road with food on dolly

According to Cpl. Colendula Green, the burglary happened at 3:56 a.m. at 1010 N. State Street.

Attorney general nominee Barr seeks to assure senators he won’t be a Trump loyalist

So far, William Barr's comments have pointedly departed from Trump’s own views and underscored his efforts to reassure Democrats that he will not be a loyalist to the president.

After a young man, 23, died in a car accident, his kidney donation saved his father’s life

The 23-year-old's heart, liver and second kidney will be donated to other patients in need.

Woman fights ticket for honking at officer

In Auburn several weeks ago, the woman said a cop in an unmarked SUV peeled out in front of her as she swerved to avoid him. She honked.

What you need to know Jan. 16

Your news and weather 1/16

Man who died in So. IL prison receives clemency 23 years after his death

Grover Thompson, who was wrongfully convicted of the 1981 attempted murder of a Mt. Vernon, Illinois woman, has been exonerated 23 years after his death in prison.

Southeast campus prescription drug drop off box available for use

According to the university, 22 pounds of medications were dropped into the box from Sept. 19 through Oct. 27, 2018.

FDA recalls several brands of dry dog food following toxicity reports

The FDA has recalled several brands of dry dog food, and is alerting dog owners and veterinary professionals alike.

Hopkinsville, KY officers help to deliver baby boy

The baby wouldn’t wait for a trip to the hospital, so the officers helped to deliver the healthy boy!

1 taken to hospital following crash in McCracken Co., KY

It happened at 10:32 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15 at the intersection of Husbands and Estes Lane.