Missouri trout season begins March 1

Trout tags can be bought at the state park stores.

  House passes $1.9T pandemic relief bill, sends it to Senate

The bill passed early Saturday flushes cash to individuals, businesses and states battered by COVID-19.
  • National

  COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

The hardening opposition suggested that Biden’s first major legislative initiative could encounter unanimous GOP opposition.

TOP STORIES

Cape Girardeau County Health Center reports 12 new COVID-19 cases

  I-155 reopened after bridge inspection; barges hit Mississippi River bridge at Caruthersville, Mo.

Heartland Hoops Week 8

Mandatory 10-digit local dialing to go into effect in 309, 618, 708 area codes

  11-year-old Mo. girl finds parents dead from COVID-19

St. Louis police say there is no reason to believe any foul play was involved.
  • Safe

  US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly follow the recommendation and make J&J’s shot the third vaccine authorized for emergency use in the U.S.

S7HD reports 1 new COVID-19 related death, 16 new cases

  Massac County no longer in a COVID-19 warning level

Gov. Beshear: 1,180 new COVID-19 cases, 30 new COVID-19 related deaths reported in Kentucky

  Heartland superintendent reacts to standardized testing during the pandemic

Graves County Health Department reports 6 more COVID-19 cases

Gov. Pritzker signs HB 4276, extending first responder, frontline essential worker COVID-19 protections

  Things to see and do in Carbondale, Ill.

Egyptian Health Department reports 12 new cases of COVID-19

  • National

Nose piercing leads to liver transplant for woman in New York

What started as a beauty statement ended up in a serious infection, And an organ transplant was needed to save her life.

SPORTS

Heartland Hoops Week 8

Pujols’ wife suggests Angels slugger to retire after season

SEMO vs Murray State football game moved to March

  Heartland Hoops Week 6

SEMO basketball doubleheader at Murray State postponed due to weather

SEMO and Murray State will instead play the doubleheader on Friday, Feb. 12.

MORE TOP STORIES

  Former Southeast Mo. State employee files discrimination lawsuit

Ivers Square United States Colored Troop Statue Endowment established

Gov. Andy Beshear, Louisville NAACP leaders discuss vaccine hesitancy

TV mini series to be filmed in Southern Illinois

  Heartland health experts talk about Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

The FDA is meeting right now on whether or not they should approve it.

Kentucky colleges, universities receive over $260 million in COVID-19 funds

  Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities warns of scam callers claiming to be them

  Mo. Attorney General Schmitt: Not enough evidence for murder charges in Tory Sanders case

  Petition filed to gather signatures in support of putting Cape Girardeau managed deer hunt to vote

Carbondale police looking for man considered armed, dangerous

COMMUNITY

Heartland road projects 2/26

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

  Things to see and do in Carbondale, Ill.

TV mini series to be filmed in Southern Illinois

HEALTH

S7HD reports 1 new COVID-19 related death, 16 new cases

  Massac County no longer in a COVID-19 warning level

Graves County Health Department reports 6 more COVID-19 cases

HEARTLAND VOTES

  Chief: Capitol assault much bigger than intel suggested