13lb baby born to Bollinger Co. couple, grand opening of Melaina - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

13lb baby born to Bollinger Co. couple, grand opening of Melaina's Magical Playland

The grand opening of Melaina's Magical Playland was held today at Cape County Park North. (Source: Jeff Cunningham, Facebook) The grand opening of Melaina's Magical Playland was held today at Cape County Park North. (Source: Jeff Cunningham, Facebook)
An East Prairie neighborhood recognized the sheriff's department for what they believed a job well done. An East Prairie neighborhood recognized the sheriff's department for what they believed a job well done.
Conservation agents are looking for suspects after vandals spray painted some rocks at Castor Shut-ins. Conservation agents are looking for suspects after vandals spray painted some rocks at Castor Shut-ins.
Nominate a student athlete of your choice for our Hi-Five athlete of the week. Nominate a student athlete of your choice for our Hi-Five athlete of the week.

Good evening,

A Bollinger County couple got a big surprise today when they saw just how much their new baby weighed. Todd Tumminia talked to the proud parents of baby Karsyn, weighing in at 13 pounds, 8 ounces. Catch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for their story.

Today was the grand opening of Melaina's Magical Playland. After almost five years and close to a million dollars in donations, the play area for all kids at Cape County Park North is ready. Jeff Cunningham was live from the playland with the ribbon cutting. You can click here for more.

An East Prairie neighborhood held a Community Appreciation Day today for the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department. You can click here for the story.

Conservation officials are looking for vandals who defaced a popular conservation area in Madison County, Mo. There are nine spray painted areas on the pink granite shut-ins. The Castor River Shut-ins are located at the Amidon Memorial Conservation Area near Fredricktown.

Today is week 5 of Heartland Football Friday! You can click here to visit our Heartland Football Friday page for the games, scores and extended highlights.

Do you know a local student athlete that deserves a Hi-Five? Click here for information on how to nominate. Each week we feature a player that deserves attention for standing out in sports performance, academics or community service.

In national news, New Jersey is unconstitutionally denying federal benefits to gay couples and must allow them to marry, a judge ruled today. The ruling is effective Oct. 1, giving Gov. Chris Christie time to appeal and likely ask a court to delay implementation of her order.

Two former American soldiers – one nicknamed "Rambo" – and a German ex-soldier faced charges today that they plotted to kill a U.S. drug enforcement agent and an informant for $800,000 in an assassination plan created by drug agents who wanted to catch trained snipers gone bad, authorities said.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Cape PD creates security camera database program

    Cape PD creates security camera database program

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-08-16 17:15:44 GMT

    Catching a crime on camera could be the best line of defense for law enforcement. On August 16, The Cape Girardeau Police Department announced on their website that they are putting together a database of security cameras throughout the city. 

    Catching a crime on camera could be the best line of defense for law enforcement. On August 16, The Cape Girardeau Police Department announced on their website that they are putting together a database of security cameras throughout the city. 

  • Carbondale PD alerts about panhandler scam

    Carbondale PD alerts about panhandler scam

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-08-16 17:09:40 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Carbondale Police Department has received information about a female panhandler scamming people out of money.

    Carbondale Police Department has received information about a female panhandler scamming people out of money.

  • 2 KY men arrested after counterfeit money bust

    2 KY men arrested after counterfeit money bust

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:07 PM EDT2017-08-16 17:07:37 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    On Tuesday, August 15, Graves County deputies were alerted to the Dollar Store on State Route 131.

    On Tuesday, August 15, Graves County deputies were alerted to the Dollar Store on State Route 131.

Powered by Frankly