Man lied about kidnapping to get revenge for drug deal gone bad, police say

Police say the alleged victim used the story of the infant's abduction as a way to pursue charges against those he claims robbed him during a reported drug deal.
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Trump picks Mick Mulvaney as acting chief of staff

Mulvaney is currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget.


  Camp Fire clean-up crew fired after posting offensive photos from burn zone on Facebook

1 hospitalized, woman in custody after shooting in Sikeston

IL Amber Alert cancelled, police say man fabricated story

Veterans remembered at Mound City National Cemetery’s Wreaths Across America event

  Police investigate armed robbery at Paducah convenience store

Paducah Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened on Friday, Dec. 14.
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  Grieving parents say priest condemned their son at funeral because he committed suicide

Catholic officials say the priest won’t be preaching at funerals for the foreseeable future and will undergo training on how to become a more effective minister.

Interior secretary Zinke to leave administration by end of year, Trump says

Dozens of tires slashed at Carbondale dealerships

Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional

Coroner: Elderly woman dies of hypothermia; investigation underway

  Heartland woman trains service dogs for free

Murray, KY man found guilty of rape

SIU student hit by train in Jackson Co., IL, pronounced dead at scene

MO auditor to investigate Missouri AG’s office

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Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage

Saturday is the deadline for ACA coverage in most of the country.


St. Louis Cardinals Caravan dates announced

Kansas City Chiefs defeats Baltimore Ravens 27-24 in OT

SEMO falls to SIU 83 -73

Cards' Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond 2019 season

Excited to be a Cardinal, Goldschmidt welcomes a distraction-free season and is not thinking beyond 2019


KSP searching for armed & dangerous man

Hemp company opening new facility in Graves Co., KY

Former Perry Co., MO coroner convicted 2nd time for stealing

Special meeting focuses on community improvements

Cape Girardeau PD identify man after damage done to Hangout Bar

Officers said the damage happened on Dec. 9.
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Watch: Pair of horses pull tractor trailer up icy hill

The two work horses surprised everyone - especially the truck driver.

  Southern Illinoisans react to satanic statue at IL Capitol

301 pounds of marijuana seized after traffic stop in MO

Sex offender chosen to lead Mid-South Christmas parade

Wreath laying ceremony takes place as Wreaths Across America makes it to Caruthersville


  This Able Veteran holds graduation service for veterans and service dogs

Silo demolition at Rend Lake Mine near Sesser, IL

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ this holiday season


  Affordable Care Act deadline is quickly approaching

Why HIPAA laws are causing concerns among parents

  Illinois pharmacies bracing for shingles vaccination shortage