Suit Up event prepares SEMO students for job interviews

JCPenney and the Career Service Center at Southeast Missouri State University are hosting a private Suit Up event for hundreds of college students to help them prepare for job interviews.

  ‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

Jackson Schools focus on student social and emotional needs with Hero Packs

The Jackson R-2 School District is working on ensuring the social, emotional and educational needs with a new Hero Pack.

  Water outage at Southeast’s River Campus

A water main leak was found at the Dobbins Hall at the River Campus on Wednesday morning, September 12.

  New York Times best-selling author visits students in Cape Girardeau, MO

Nielsen spoke in front of the entire school about the books she published and encouraged children to read.

Smoke Detector Act updated in IL

Fire personnel, public health officials and SIU faculty and students gathered at the University’s Student Center on September 12 to make the public aware of Illinois’ new 10-year smoke detector law.

  Carterville students benefit from $1 million donation

A generous donation gets the Carterville Schools Foundation functioning again and more money to students and teachers.

Great Dane therapy dog makes big impression on Poplar Bluff, MO students

Bailey, a four-year-old professional therapy dog, joined the elementary school staff.

Murray State announces new IL housing scholarship

Murray State University has announced a new Illinois housing scholarship beginning with the fall 2019 semester.

SIUC receives $1.25M for building repairs

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) will see $1,250,000 in capital funding for campus improvements and other repairs.

Marion, IL elementary school holds STEM night

Washington Elementary School in Marion Il had their first ever STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Family Night.

Murray State to host Maraniss for second annual Easley Lecture

Maraniss, the event’s keynote speaker, will discuss the collision of race and sports in the south.

  SIUC sees more enrollment decline in fall 2018 semester

SIUC enrollment declines for 2018.

  IL public library uses grant to teach youth technology

More than two dozen libraries in Illinois will get grant this Fall.

Japanese ninja to visit Murray State

Murray State University will be hosting a trained ninja on September 7.

Gov. Parson visits SE Missouri State as cybersecurity programs receive accreditation

Southeast Missouri State University announced on Friday August 31 its Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity is one of only four programs nationally to receive accreditation in August from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc.

Experts drop kids’ age limit for rear-facing car seats

The American Academy of Pediatrics used to recommend rear-facing seats for children until at least age 2. Now the organization is updating its guidelines and wants parents to keep their children in rear-facing seats until they reach the seat's maximum height and weight limit — even if they're older.

Paragould High School student tests positive for Hepatitis A, district cleaning school

The Paragould School District received notice Tuesday of a positive case of Hepatitis A involving a student at Paragould High School.

Murray State launches new academic programs website and search engine

Murray State University recently launched a new website for prospective students to provide comprehensive information about the 126 academic programs the University offers.

  East Prairie man invents school security device

An East Prairie man invented the Polly Lock to make sure his wife and her coworkers felt safe while teaching.

  IL lawmakers aim to find solutions to keep students in-state

With the decline in enrollment across universities in Illinois, lawmakers are working to find a solution.

Back to school rally to be held in West Frankfort, IL

A back to school rally in West Frankfort will be held as the 2018-2019 school year begins.

  Christian school in Cape Girardeau gets large gift from retreat camp

It's a big change of plans for a private christian school being built in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

  iPads, technology becoming permanent tools in the classroom

If your student brings home a school-issued iPad you may be worried about the technology becoming a distraction.

  Free breakfast, lunch for students in Cape Girardeau school district

There is good news for parents in the Cape Girardeau, Missouri school district. No more lunch money.

KY Gov. Bevin appoints new Murray State University Board of Regents member

A new Murray State University Board of Regents member has been appointed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. Gov. Bevin appointed Eric Fletcher Crigler, of Germantown, Tennessee, on Monday, Aug. 6.

  Shoppers take advantage of tax free weekend at JCPenney fair in Sikeston

The Heartland took to shopping this weekend and took advantage of the tax free weekend.

  Annual School Supply Giveaway and Community Night in Vienna, IL Aug. 1

The Shawnee Worship Center in Vienna, Illinois is hosting its annual School Supply Giveaway and Community Night Wednesday, August 1.

Jackson County Health Dept. holding back-to-school fair

The  Jackson County, Illinois Health Department is having a back-to-school health and activity fair on Tuesday, August 7 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Islamic Center backpack giveaway event in Cape Girardeau, MO

The Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri is preparing for our annual backpack giveaway event to be held Friday, 3 August 2018 from 4-6 pm at 298 N. Westend Blvd.

Jackson, MO participating in Tax-Free Weekend

Jackson Missouri city government announced on July 26 that the city will participate in "Back to School Tax-Free Weekend" weekend again in 2018.

TN sales tax holiday starts Friday

The state of Tennessee's annual sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018 and ends on Sunday, July, 29 at 11:59 p.m.

Murray State students participate in Rural Community Health Scholars program

Five Murray State University students participated in the Rural Community Health Scholars program this summer

Williamson Co. Sheriff's Office holding Women's Self-Defense class

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is holding a two-day Women's Self-Defense Class in August. This is the third time the Sheriff's Office has offered the course. The class will be held at the Williamson County Sheriff's Office in Marion, Illinois on Monday, Aug. 6 and on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android The class is free, but it is limited to 20 people. For more information and to register contact Lt. D...

HiSET® High School Equivalency Test comes to Dexter Three Rivers College location

The HiSET® High School Equivalency Test will be offered at Three Rivers College's Dexter location on Saturday, September 15, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Three Rivers College registration deadline for Fall classes approaches

The deadline to enroll for Fall classes at Three Rivers College is quickly approaching. Online and on-site registration ends at the end of the day on August 10 at the Poplar Bluff campus at TRC, locations in Sikeston, Dexter, Kennett, and at the Cape College Center.

Southeastern Illinois College holds first Career Exploration Camp

This summer, middle-school students have the opportunity to begin exploring various career options available in the world.

  Putting bulletproof backpacks to the test

Before long, it'll be time to shop for those back to school supplies. Backpacks are usually on the list, but these days parents have more options.

Murray State University receives final installment of $1M gift from BB&T Bank

Murray State University has received the final installment of a $1 million gift from BB&T Bank to support the University's Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. The generous contribution, which was made payable over the past 10 years in $100,000 annual installments, has been stewarded to encourage the understanding and application of moral capitalism and its tenets.

Back to school supply giveaway in Metropolis, IL on Aug. 3

Harrah's Metropolis and other area businesses and organizations will distribute school supplies gathered through fundraising and donations on August 3.

  Cape Girardeau school relaxes dress code for 2019 school year

Cape Girardeau Public Schools are changing its dress code once again this time, however, to make it more relaxed.