GOP picks MO 8th District nominee, - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

GOP picks MO 8th District nominee, Mt. Vernon armed robbery, Two story house fire

Jason Smith was picked today to be the GOPs nominee for Missouri's 8th District seat in Congress (Source: Todd Tumminia). Jason Smith was picked today to be the GOPs nominee for Missouri's 8th District seat in Congress (Source: Todd Tumminia).
Police are looking for this suspect after an armed robbery this morning in Mt. Vernon (Source: Mt. Vernon PD) Police are looking for this suspect after an armed robbery this morning in Mt. Vernon (Source: Mt. Vernon PD)
A Patton family lost their home this morning in this blaze (Source: James Long) A Patton family lost their home this morning in this blaze (Source: James Long)

Jason Smith is the man Republicans want to put in the vacated 8th District congressional seat. Smith won the nomination Saturday after several rounds of voting by an 84-person Republican committee. Todd Tumminia was in Van Buren today and has the latest at 6.

In a developing story-a Cape Girardeau man now faces charges in connection with the shooting death of two people in Cape Girardeau. Today we talked to neighbors about what they saw that night.

One person was stabbed and two others arrested after a bar fight Friday night in Johnston City, Illinois.

Police are investigating an early morning armed robbery at a convenience store in Mt. Vernon.

Multiple crews were battling a two-story house fire in Patton, Missouri Saturday morning. The roof and part of the second floor collapsed during the fire, and one fire fighter was treated for smoke inhalation.

Also in Bollinger County, the kitchen of a 3-bedroom home was destroyed by fire Saturday afternoon.

A western Kentucky man has been convicted a second time in a murder and arson case.

Hundreds of mourners and dignitaries packed the funeral service Saturday for a Chicago teen whose killing catapulted her into the nation's debate over gun violence.

New Englanders began the back-breaking job of digging out from as much as 3 feet of wet, heavy snow Saturday.

No snow around the Heartland today, but Laura Wibbenmeyer says to expect rain and some thunderstorms Sunday.

The Redhawks men's basketball team are taking on Eastern Illinois-and you can catch the kfvs12.com WebCast tonight at 5:30.

Josh Frydman will have SIU, SEMO and Mizzou basketball scores and highlights.

Have a great night -

James Long
Kfvs12.com Digital Content Producer
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