FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY today through Saturday due to extreme heat index

Please avoid prolonged time outdoor during the afternoon hours and if you have to be outside, wear light weight, light colored clothing.

Report: YouTube to pay FTC fine over kids’ data protection

Concerns have been raised about how YouTube collects minors' information and also about comments from pedophiles that have plagued the site.
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  Iran’s seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalation

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says the tanker Impero Stena was seized Friday by its forces for “non-compliance with international maritime laws and regulations” and has transferred the vessel to an Iranian port.


2 arrested on drug charges after overdose reported

  Man considered armed, dangerous wanted after Poplar Bluff shooting

Sheriff wants to speak to person asking to see utility bills in Pope Co.

  Cape Girardeau coding camp held for kids, teens

  Pritzker signs more than 2 dozen Illinois bills into law

One bill creates a “SNAP Restaurant Meals Program”
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Florida sheriff to investigate Jeffrey Epstein’s work release

A Florida sheriff launched an investigation Friday into whether his department properly monitored the wealthy financer Jeffrey Epstein while he was serving a sentence for soliciting prostitution from underage girls.

  How did people beat the beat back in the day?

  Don’t leave your phones, gadgets in the summer heat

  Watch for buckled roads in the extreme heat

  New Sikeston schools service dog roams the halls early

  Can you save a kid from a hot car in your state?

Southern Ill. man found guilty on gun, battery charges

  Woman sentenced to 40 years in prison for Carbondale murder

Woman admits abandoning Arkansas man’s corpse in Missouri

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US kids more excited about being YouTube stars than astronauts

American children were about three times more likely to want to be a YouTuber than a space cowboy.


NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

Eight Cape Catfish players named Prospect League All-Stars

The Cape Catfish had eight players named to the Prospect League All-Star team on Tuesday.


Man, woman identified in deadly officer-involved shooting

  GRAPHIC: Snake blamed for utility pole fire in Matthews, Mo.

  Heartland flooded roads, bridge information

  Medical marijuana town hall to be held in Caruthersville

St. Louis prosecutor touts reduced crime, incarceration

St. Louis' top prosecutor says the crime and incarceration rate in the city is falling
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  Parents told they could lose kids over unpaid school lunches

A Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents do not pay overdue school lunch bills.

2 arrested, more than 7 pounds of cannabis seized in Du Quoin, Ill.

Man identified in Poplar Bluff after Walmart theft

Find your nearest cooling center during the extreme heat

Domestic violence call leads to drug arrest