‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

The bleak milestone, by far the highest confirmed death toll from the virus in the world, was reported by Johns Hopkins, based on figures supplied by state health authorities.
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CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air.


  CDC’s Halloween guidance discourages activities like trick-or-treating due to COVID-19

KYTC personnel to remove political signs and other advertising from right of way

One-lane traffic on U.S. 51 Ohio River ‘Cairo’ Bridge extended to Oct. 25

Scammers spoofing FBI phone numbers to fool victims

$5K awarded toward remodel of 80+ year-old gym in Poplar Bluff

The Poplar Bluff School District received a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to remodel the junior high gymnasium, the oldest building in the district, which dates back to 1937.
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  Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in Houston and areas further inland.

S7HD reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more recovered

Murray State University revises 2021 spring semester calendar

  Gov. Parson signs ‘Pretrial Witness Protection Services’ bill in Jackson

Nearly 63K cases of COVID-19 in Ky.

  Cape Girardeau pet owners no longer need to buy city licenses for dogs, cats

Cape Girardeau police ask residents to register doorbell cameras with them to help fight neighborhood crime

Carbondale police investigating shots fired on E. Jackson St.

1,059 new cases of COVID-19 in Mo.

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  Senate GOP lines up with Trump to quickly fill court seat

“If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications,” Romney said


Saluki football to return Oct. 23 with game against SEMO

Heartland Football Friday Week 4

  Cape Girardeau vs. Jackson rivalry game adjusts to pandemic

  Heartland football team scrambles to add games to calendar

Cardinals Manager Shildt suspended for 1 game, fined

They said the suspension and fine were for the “actions that contributed to inciting the benches-clearing incident” against the Brewers.


2 accused of breaking into pool business, swimming naked in pool

Tennessee reports 28 more deaths, 739 more cases Tuesday

COVID-19 mobile testing in Alexander and Pope Counties

  Cape Girardeau Co. mask mandate extended by 1 month

1,531 new cases of COVID-19 in Ill.

IDPH reported a total of 277,266 cases, including 8,486 deaths.

  First Alert: Temps in the 70s today

  3 inmates escape Lake County, Tenn. Jail; considered armed, dangerous

5 new COVID-19 cases reported in Reynolds County, Mo.

Annual Parson Family Fall Festival to be held at Missouri Governor’s Mansion

McCracken County clinic receives $1M to build new facility


Heartland road projects 9/22

What you need to know Sept. 22

  ‘Get Out and Bike Week’ begins in Carbondale


  ‘Get Out and Bike Week’ begins in Carbondale

Gov. Beshear: 439 new cases of COVID-19 in Ky., 3 new deaths

Bi-County Health Department reports 14new COVID-19 cases