Afternoon update: A whale of a shark story - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Afternoon update: A whale of a shark story

Good afternoon!  It's a whale of a story...well, actually a shark, but this fish story is true!  A spiny dogfish shark was found on a boat ramp of the Ohio River in Pulaski County, Illinois this morning.

Police in western Kentucky search for an escaped inmate. Hickman County jail officials say an inmate who is on work release did not return to the jail as required this morning.

Check out this slideshow of oily debris washing up on the shores of Louisiana.

U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson wants to get tough on businesses that hire illegal workers. She's proposing a bill that would make hiring illegal immigrants and lying about it a felony.

West Frankfort city leaders hope they can actually finish tonight's city council meeting.  They had to adjourn the last two meetings due to huge turnouts.  Julia Bruck will be live at tonight's meeting where city leaders will talk about the town's ambulance service. 

The Alexander County Sheriff's Department apparently has an outstanding balance with a local gas station.  And that outstanding amount is what is keeping the squad cars parked.  Zakk Gammon continues our coverage. 

Thousands of Heartland college students will receive diplomas in the next couple of weeks and they'll tell you it's a rough time to be looking for a job.  Holly Brantley went to Southeast Missouri State University to talk with graduating seniors and advisors about the job market.

The Twin Rivers school district is one of the smaller in the Heartland, but that doesn't mean it hasn't produced a lot of great teachers.  Tyler Profilet introduces us one of the Heartland's Best Teachers.

The Cape Girardeau Middle School is putting on a production of "The Princess and the Pea".  Laura Wibbenmeyer show us why they're Making the Grade.

Remember myKFVS.com on your cell phone!

Christy Hendricks
News Web Producer/Reporter
chendricks@kfvs12.com
Facebook
Twitter

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • All lane back open after crash on Highway B in Perry County, MO

    All lane back open after crash on Highway B in Perry County, MO

    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-08-19 02:22:58 GMT
    A crash has blocked both lanes of Highway B in Perry County, Mo. (Source: Raycom Media)A crash has blocked both lanes of Highway B in Perry County, Mo. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Traffic has been blocked after a crash in Perry County, Mo. on Aug. 18. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android According to Perry County, MO Sheriff's Department, a crash has blocked both lanes of Highway B in Perry County, Mo. We will continue to update this story. Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved

    Traffic has been blocked after a crash in Perry County, Mo. on Aug. 18. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android According to Perry County, MO Sheriff's Department, a crash has blocked both lanes of Highway B in Perry County, Mo. We will continue to update this story. Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved

  • Union County Fair celebrates 138 years

    Union County Fair celebrates 138 years

    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-08-19 02:11:17 GMT
    Union County Fair celebrates 138 years. (Source: KFVS)Union County Fair celebrates 138 years. (Source: KFVS)
    Union County Fair celebrates 138 years. (Source: KFVS)Union County Fair celebrates 138 years. (Source: KFVS)
    This year marks the 138th anniversary of the Union County Fair. The fair is host to many events for the week. The Queen Pageant is Aug. 19, with the concerts, a rodeo and even the demolition derby.  Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android Some of the attendees share their experiences.  "It's just tradition. I grew up as a kid in this town and I've never missed the county fair. I've never missed one ever I don't guess," said Mike Meisenh...
    This year marks the 138th anniversary of the Union County Fair. The fair is host to many events for the week. The Queen Pageant is Aug. 19, with the concerts, a rodeo and even the demolition derby.  Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android Some of the attendees share their experiences.  "It's just tradition. I grew up as a kid in this town and I've never missed the county fair. I've never missed one ever I don't guess," said Mike Meisenh...
  • 1 dead in motorcycle crash in Butler County, MO

    1 dead in motorcycle crash in Butler County, MO

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:45 PM EDT2018-08-19 01:45:20 GMT
    1 man is dead following a motorcycle crash in Butler County, MO. (Source: KFVS)1 man is dead following a motorcycle crash in Butler County, MO. (Source: KFVS)
    1 man is dead following a motorcycle crash in Butler County, MO. (Source: KFVS)1 man is dead following a motorcycle crash in Butler County, MO. (Source: KFVS)
    A man is dead following a motorcycle crash in Butler County, MO on Aug. 18. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android According to MSHP, Charles Plemmons, 67, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., was traveling on Route O when he vehicle left the roadway and hit a ditch. Plemmons was pronounced dead at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved
    A man is dead following a motorcycle crash in Butler County, MO on Aug. 18. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android According to MSHP, Charles Plemmons, 67, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., was traveling on Route O when he vehicle left the roadway and hit a ditch. Plemmons was pronounced dead at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved
Powered by Frankly