Meeting at Osage Centre Aug. 21 to discuss diverging diamond interchange

Construction is expected to begin in summer 2019, with the completion anticipated in spring 2021.

Ashcroft investigating why polling place opened late

Missouri opens hay, water programs for farmers amid drought

Couple sues Springfield-Cape Girardeau Catholic diocese

AT&T to hold job fair to hire 100 people for Cape Girardeau, MO call center

Air Conditioning units blamed for smoke in the Southeast Missourian

1 dead after 3-vehicle crash on Highway 25 in Cape Girardeau Co. MO

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FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY today due to severe storms

Burglary suspect arrested in Caruthersville, MO

Army Corps River Commission stops in Cape Girardeau for inspection

Man dies after Ste. Genevieve Co., MO crash

Kansas and Missouri hope to attract nearly 700 USDA jobs

Wife of missing Cape Girardeau County, MO man speaks out

Missouri school district embraces gender-neutral bathrooms

Many students in one Missouri school district won't be using bathrooms designated by gender any longer.

Man killed in motorcycle crash in Butler County, MO

A man is dead following a motorcycle crash in Butler County, Missouri on Aug. 18.

1 hospitalized after crash on Highway B in Perry County, MO

A vehicle left the road and overturned and hit a utility pole.

Inmate death investigation in Pemiscot Co., MO

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Crime Control is investigating at the request of the sheriff.

4 injured in off-road crash in Reynolds County, MO

Rescued bobcat on road to recovery at St. Louis-are facility

Missouri deputies seize nearly $1M worth of marijuana

MO sheriff's office warns of scam targeting AT&T customers

St. Charles wrestles with closing time for bars

Missouri residents fear effect of funding cuts for disabled

  Charleston, MO woman killed in car crash

A 21-year-old Charleston, Missouri woman was killed in a crash in Mississippi County early Saturday morning, August 18.

Argument leads to fatal shooting in downtown St. Louis

St. Louis police are investigating after a man was fatally shot in the middle of the day in the middle of downtown.

Corvette Club fulfills Sikeston, MO hospice patient’s last wish

A Sikeston, Missouri man facing a terminal illness fulfilled one of his life long-dreams on August 17, riding in a Chevrolet Corvette.

3-year-old loses both parents in accident

A 3-year-old Missouri boy has been left without parents after both his mother and father died in a vehicle accident.

Man who tried to save boat victims alleges emotional stress

A former employee of a southwestern Missouri paddlewheel tourist boat alleges in a lawsuit that he suffered post-traumatic stress after trying to save victims of a fatal duck boat accident.

Prosecutor won't charge Greitens despite ethics panel review

An ethics panel says there's reason to believe that former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens broke the law over how his campaign reported a donor list it obtained from a charity he founded.

More than 2 dozen cannabis plants seized in Carter Co., MO

Multiple agencies have recovered more than two dozen cannabis plants, according to the Carter County, Missouri Sheriffs Office.

Missouri's top public safety official stepping down

Missouri's Department of Public Safety Director, Charles A. (Drew) Juden will be leaving the position effective August 31.

National Guard schools Clippard Elementary at 'boot camp'

Guard members took the students through "boot camp" to help teach the school's expectations of respect and proper conduct while in class

Shooting investigation underway in Caruthersville, MO

The Caruthersville Police Department and the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office are currently conducting a shooting investigation.

New tool for tackling domestic violence coming to Cape Girardeau, MO

Police say domestic violence is a continuing problem for many parts of the Heartland, but a new class has a unique way to address the root cause of the issue.

New law addresses cybersecurity threats to small businesses in MO

A new bill signed into law is expected to help businesses protect themselves against cyberattacks by expanding resources to help them protect their data.

Caruthersville man arrested on child abuse, neglect charges

Caruthersville officers said they arrested 46-year-old Kenneth Flanagan of Caruthersville on two active warrants through Pemiscot County for abuse or neglect of a child.

Hospital: Now 37 cases of Salmonella diagnosed in Perry County, MO

The number of cases of Salmonella in Perry County, Missouri increased after it was first detected on Monday, August 6.

Cape Girardeau Co. Sheriff resigns ahead of U.S. Marshal confirmation

Monday was the the Cape Girardeau County sheriff's last day in office as he officially resigned.

Suspect in custody after manhunt in Perry County, MO

Perry County, Missouri Sheriff's deputies are actively searching for a man who took off running from a traffic stop.

Miner police investigating felony theft

Miner Police Department is investigating a felony theft from a business in Miner, Missouri.

Missouri Farm Bureau endorses Josh Hawley for U.S. Senate

The Missouri Farm Bureau has endorsed Josh Hawley for U.S. Senate.

Van Buren, MO man is nearly ready to move back into home after 2017 flooding

Signs of success are showing up in Carter County, Missouri after homes in the area were wiped out during last year's flood.

KS man charged in connection with Carbondale, IL officer shooting

Alex B. Karcher, 24, of Salina, Ks is charged in relation to the shooting of Officer Trey Harris.

Man pleads guilty in pet food adulteration case

A Texas man has admitted involvement in a scheme where poultry feathers, feet and other items were passed off to pet food manufacturers, distributors and brokers as higher-quality ingredients.

Cape Girardeau, MO man found guilty of Charleston robbery

A Cape Girardeau, Missouri man was arrested after an armed robbery took place in Charleston on September 11, 2017.

The Latest: Thomas off to hot start in PGA title defense

The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf's final major of the year (all times local):

Exxon asked to pay $1.8M for Arkansas oil spill damage

State and federal officials are asking Exxon Mobil to pay more than $1.8 million in compensation for a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas.

Food pantries in SEMO get free walk-in freezers

Keeping perishable food fresh during the summer heat can be difficult, but several food pantries in Southeast Missouri just got a tool that will help solve the problem.

Marble Hill, MO police chief requests speed limit changes

According to Marble Hill, Missouri Police Department Chief Marc Tragesser, after a review of speed limits around Marble Hill there could be some changes.

Heartland man selected to speak on TEDx in Quincy, IL

Julian Watkins, best known as the Executive Director for American Red Cross in the Southeast Missouri area, has been selected to give a presentation at a TEDx event in October.

Perryville woman arrested for stealing woman's car and credit cards

A Perryville woman was arrested for stealing a vehicle on Monday, Aug. 6.

Mt. Vernon, IL man facing sexual assault charge

Charles Broadway, 32, of Mt. Vernon, Ill., was taken into custody then to the Jefferson Co. Justice Center.

Voters said "No" to 'Right to Work' in Missouri

A state lawmaker argues it will be better for new businesses. A longtime union member from southeast Missouri says it's harmful to the working class.

I-55 SB lanes open at 97-98mm after crash in Cape Girardeau, MO

The southbound lane was cleared just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7.

Electronic devices examined as duck boat inquiry continues

Federal officials are reviewing cellphones, a camera and a recording device found with a duck boat that sank in a storm last month in southern Missouri, as part of investigations into the disaster that killed 17 people .

NTSB releases preliminary report on deadly duck boat sinking

According to the NTSB, the amphibious passenger vessel Stretch Duck 7, owned and operated by Ride the Ducks Branson, sank in Table Rock Lake when thunderstorm warnings were issued and when winds of more than 70 miles-per-hour were registered by a nearby vessel.

Camper fire damages 2 homes in Cape Girardeau, MO

A call came in just before 5 a.m. from a bicyclist riding by in the are who noticed the flames.

Studio brings urban hip hop dancing to children to Cape Girardeau

Fingerprint Urban Dance Studio has spread out to bring the art of dance to younger kids.

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.

Body found in Kennett, MO motel, police investigating

Kennett Police officers were called to the 84 West Motel around 9:02 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5 in reference to a deceased person.

MO Hwy. Patrol reminds to watch for school buses, students

The Missouri Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to be on the lookout for school buses as schools become back in session.

  Lake at Cape Girardeau County Park drying, remodel to begin

Heavy-duty equipment can be seen carving new drainage areas around the now empty lake at the Cape Girardeau County Park South off N. Kingshighway.

2nd Stoddard Co., MO elected official accused of stealing

A second Stoddard County, Missouri elected official is facing felony charges of stealing.

Cape Girardeau woman turns self in, accused of embezzling from non-profit

A woman who was wanted by the Cape Girardeau Police Department has turned herself in.

MoDOT offers special hay overwidth permit for hauling roadways

Due to severe drought conditions in the state, the Missouri Department of Transportation is offering a special overwidth hay hauling permit to farmers.

Driver hospitalized after high-speed chase in Cape Girardeau, MO

A traffic stop ended in a crash on Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau late Friday night.

1 killed after pedestrian hit on Highway H in Scott County, MO

Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a deadly crash involving a pedestrian on Aug. 5.

Man missing out of Stoddard Co., MO may be on motorcycle

Hubert Scott Burton Jr., 44, was last seen on Friday, Aug. 3 around 11 a.m. near Advance, Mo.

Rolling gun battle forces St. Louis firefighters to scramble

One man is critically injured after a rolling gun battle erupted outside a St. Louis firehouse, forcing firefighters to scramble for cover.

Arkansas boating accident kills 71-year-old Missouri woman

Authorities say a Missouri woman was killed when the boat she was on capsized on a northern Arkansas lake, injuring three others.

Locally made product helps keep kids safe at school

It's almost time for another school year, and without a doubt safety will once again be top of mind.

Blood found on vehicle under investigation in Kennett, MO

On August 5 Kennett Police Department officers responded to a call about blood on a vehicle.

'SEMO Blazers' take 3rd national championship in MAYB Tournament

The youth boy's basketball team out of Charleston, Missouri won its third consecutive national championship in Wichita, Kansas at the Mid-America Youth Basketball Tournament over the weekend.

Gun owners urged to secure firearms after 2 boys die

Authorities are urging gun owners to secure their firearms after two southern Missouri boys died in accidental shootings this summer.

Local artist's work on exhibition, "Memorycycler" hosted by Catapult in Cape Girardeau, MO

A local artist is taking an interesting approach to recycling both materials and memories.

Heartland man remembered 4 years later after deadly shooting

Dozens came out to the Martin Luther King Park in Malden to remember Detavion Richardson.

Two teenagers injured in ATV crash in Bollinger Co.

Two teenagers were injured in an ATV crash in Bollinger County on Saturday, August 4.

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.

Influence of organized labor gets big test in Missouri vote

The powers of organized labor are being put to a new test by a voter referendum in Missouri over whether to ban mandatory union fees in all workplaces.

Water back on at Stoddard Co. Jail after leak

Sheriff Carl Hefner said just under 80 inmates had to use porta-potties set up outside of the facility on Friday, August 3.

New gum tree planted at Southeast Missouri State University

Students at Southeast Missouri State University will have a new place to put their gum when they return for the semester.