Murphysboro Community Unit School District #186 teachers vote for intent to strike

Teachers have voted for an intent to strike which, could happen as early as October 1 if an agreement is not met.

Authorities searching for armed Union Co., IL man

A search of the residence revealed the man had left the home and was not found in the immediate area.

David Robinson to discuss proving innocence at film screening in Cape Girardeau, MO

The film screening involves David Robinson and his struggle to prove his innocence behind bars.

SIUC starting competitive gaming team

A competitive video game team is coming to SIUC

Mentoring program empowering girls at Cape Girardeau Middle School

A new mentoring program at Cape Girardeau Middle School is empowering young girls to be strong leaders for themselves and others.It's called the Tiger Lillies program.

Missouri high school band director accused of sexual contact with students

A New Madrid County Central High School band director is accused of sexually touching students.

IL governor vetoes bill that would have included feeding deer outside of hunting season

The bill would have directed the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute to conduct a study on the health and social effects of supplemental deer feeding on the wild deer population.

Health system offering loan repayment program for nurses in hard to fill roles

Mercy Health is offering a new student loan repayment program to attract and retain nurses in hard-to-fill roles, according to the health system.

UT Board appoints Randy Boyd as interim president

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees appointed Randy Boyd as the interim president in a meeting on Tuesday, September 25.

Program to give back $12M in lost money to IL residents

A new program will give back Illinois residents lost money automatically, according to State Treasurer Michael Frerichs.

Multiple crews called to house fire in Dongola, IL

Crews were called to a house fire in Dongola, Illinois.

Elmo Donze, familiar voice in Southeast MO radio, dead at 65

Familiar voice in Southeast, MO radio dead at 65

Crews battle grain elevator fire in Fredericktown, MO

Crews are battling a fire inside of a grain elevator across the street from the Madison County Farm Supply store in Fredericktown, MO.

Ryan’s closed in Poplar Bluff

Ryan’s restaurant in Poplar Bluff officially closed its doors for business.

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

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

City of Carbondale offering free Wi-Fi downtown

The City of Carbondale announced it will have free Wi-Fi in the downtown area for residents and visitors.

National Voter Registration Day events held across the Heartland today

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 25. Hundreds of events are planned across the nation.

Flash flooding causes travel problems in Hamilton Co., IL

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is blocking off traffic to some roadways due to heavy rainfall Tuesday, Sept. 25.

One-Hit Wonder Day: What’s on your playlist?

What's on your playlist?

Marion, IL VA to hold event for homeless veterans

The Marion Healthcare System will give area homeless veterans, and those veterans at risk for homelessness, services and resources.

Perry Co., Sheriff’s Office receives thousands in grant

Perry County Sheriff's Office receives grant

  Perry Co., IL Deputies help welcome baby into the world

Deputies help deliver a baby in Perry County, IL

The Latest: Germany, Saudi Arabia agree to smooth relations

Germany and Saudi Arabia have agreed to patch up their strained diplomatic ties, after Berlin's top diplomat expressed regret for recent "misunderstandings" that angered the kingdom

Heavy rain causes travel troubles in Perry Co., MO

Heavy rain showers and thunderstorms pushing through the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 25 is causing some road closures and travel troubles throughout Perry County Missouri.

Delta, MO senior wins Student of Ethics award

Missouri senior wins Student in Ethics award

What you need to know Sept. 25

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Rare ‘holy water’ draws thousands to Ethiopian Church in KY

People are rinsed in the water, even drink it, and leave cured of all physical ailments, they say.

Law enforcement promotes Rail Safety Week

Law enforcement are promoting Rail Safety Week in Illinois.

Population ‘stable’ for endangered fish in Perry County, MO

There’s good news for a rare, endangered fish species which is found only in caves in Perry county, Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation says the population is back to at a stable level, and their rescue efforts are also benefiting the rest of the community.

Two injured in crash on 148 involving garbage truck near Williamson Co., IL

Two people were injured after a crash in Williamson County, Illinois had traffic at a standstill.

Man arrested after escaping halfway house and breaking into Paducah, KY homes

According to police, David L. Maiden (a.k.a. David L. Robinson), 38 of Old Mayfield Road, is charged in a Jefferson County, Ky. warrant with second degree escape.

  IL Public Health hopes for a more effective vaccinations this flu season

IL Health Department promotes flu shots.

Blood drives aim to help with critical need after Hurricane Florence

The American Red Cross had several blood drives across southeast Missouri on Monday, September 24.

Suspect in custody after shots fired at Marion, IL bar

According to Marion Police, a suspect has been taken into custody after shots were fired at a Marion, Illinois bar.

Rep. Bost testifies at hearing on Cairo, IL housing crisis

U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) testified at a hearing concerning HUD’s oversight of the Alexander County Housing Authority in Cairo, Illinois.

MO Special Olympics president to retire in 2019

Mark Mussom Special Olympics Missouri President and CEO, announced he is retiring on March 31, 2019.

Paducah, KY man arrested, accused of abusing 2-year-old

Gorham had been arrested on child abuse charges in 2006 and 2016.

Former McCracken Co., KY PVA adminstrator arrested after investigation

The Grand Jury returned an eight-count indictment including one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $500 and seven counts of Forgery 2nd Degre

Drivers be aware: Deer are on the move right now

There are several factors as to why deer are more visible in October, November, and December.

4 suspects arrested in connection to Chester, IL robbery

Four suspects have been arrested in connection to a robbery in Chester, Illinois.

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.