Mound City National Cemetery holds wreath-laying ceremony

Memorial Day is a time for America to reflect on American soldiers past and present.

  Carbondale holds virtual Memorial Day Ceremony on social media

What you need to know May 25

  People take advantage of state park openings, weather

  States reopening ignites more traveling

  Staff put flags up at each grave at Mound City National Cemetery

  Dozens honor veterans with Memorial service in Mound City

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  Murals symbolizing peace transform damage after fire at Islamic Center

Missing Graves Co., Ky. teen found safe

  Construction to begin on old courthouse to turn it into Cape Girardeau City Hall

  Marion, Ill. mayor issues order to help bring back local business

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

Gov. Beshear orders flags at half-staff for Memorial Day

  Water main break fixed; precautionary boil water advisory lifted

According to the city, a water main was damaged on East Jackson Blvd. around 10:30 a.m.

Flags raised at Bollinger Co. Memorial Park Cemetery

Flags were raised on Friday for Memorial Day.

  Cape Girardeau Co. Memorial Day service canceled

Memorial Day services canceled at Cape County park North.

City of Carbondale reminds residents of changes with fully-automated trash collection

There are a few changes to how you put out your trash for collection.

Heartland road projects 5/22

Crews respond to crash involving cow

What you need to know May 22

Graduation tribute for East Prairie High School

  SEMO Food Bank holds drive-thru food distributions

What you need to know May 21

  MO SOS delivers protection equipment for elections

On Wednesday, he went to 11 Southeast Missouri counties delivering thousands of items to county clerks to use on Missouri elections this year.

  Mo. Dept. of Conservation holds free fishing day

Free fishing day coming up in Missouri.

Cape Central AFJROTC earns outstanding organization award

The unit is one of 50 to receive the award.

  Historic Cape Girardeau home to be featured on Ghost Hunters TV show

Volunteers that managed the Glenn House have recently been reporting an uptick in strange phenomena.

  Cape Girardeau comedy club owner serves on coronavirus frontlines

Jeff Johnson, the owner of Laughing Gas Comedy Club, is a trained respiratory therapist, an occupation heavily relied on during this pandemic.

  Delta School District asking voters for storm shelter

Delta School Superintendent David Heep said this facility will be multi-functional as it will be used as a cafeteria during the school days as well.

  Some historical buildings in Cape Girardeau at risk of being torn down

Some of the most historical buildings across Cape Girardeau are at risk of being torn down without your help.

  Cape Girardeau pool inspected for proposed renovations

Crews inspected the pool, located next to the Cape Girardeau Junior High, to get an estimate on what would need to be done in a renovation.

City of Jackson waves utility bill late fees

The City of Jackson, Missouri announced it will be waving fees for late payments for city customers on the March 1, April 1, and May 1, 2020 utility bills.

“Click It or Ticket” campaign underway ahead of Memorial Day Holiday weekend

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said deputies will be taking a zero-tolerance approach during the campaign.

Caution: Crews begin mowing along I-24 in Ky.

Beginning on Tuesday, May 19, crews will begin mowing along I-24 and continue to move across 12 counties for about a month.

52 food pantries to receive new freezers, refrigerators in Ky.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) was awarded a $25,000 grant through the USDA to purchase 56 freezers and refrigerators.

What you need to know May 19

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Tuesday, May 19.

  Heartland experts say the supply for crops is up but the demand isn’t

Burger said the supply is higher than the demand and it's causing them to lose money.

  Walk Challenge in Jackson helps people understand their Ward and utilities

It's called the "Walk Jackson Challenge 2020" and is designed to educate citizens about their wards they live in and the services Public Works provides.

  Boys save little girl from drowning at Jackson, Mo. park

Boys save girl from drowning in Jackson park.

  Graduates face employment challenges during pandemic

Workforce Development Board of Southeast Missouri CEO June O’Dell said for both high school and college graduates, they need to be patient and persistent and utilize every resource they can.

  Construction begins on Cape Girardeau VA Health Care Center

The new clinic will be located on Mt. Auburn Road, north of the Southeast Health Cancer Center.

  Hospital employees chose COO’s next haircut to raise money for American Heart Assoc.

They raised $2,012.77 for the AHA.

Matching fund campaign announced for The Women’s Center

A matching fund campaign will double the value of every donation made by a Williamson County resident or business to The Women’s Center.

Carbondale Public Works Dept. hosts food drive

The Carbondale Public Works Department will collect food and household goods to support food banks during National Public Works Week May 17-23.

  First hearings to be held at new Cape Girardeau County Courthouse

All court cases from adoptions, marriages, criminal and civil will be heard before judges in the new building.

What you need to know May 18

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Monday, May 18.

  Pemiscot County stay at home order expires, reopening begins

With the order expiring, county leaders said reopening can begin under Phase 1 of Governor Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan.

  Mo. State Parks campgrounds begin phased reopening

New reservations will be accepted on Monday, May 18, for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.

Graduation tribute for Charleston High School

Charleston High School, in Charleston Mo, posted a virtual graduation for their seniors on May 17.

Graduation tribute for Scott City High School

The Scott City High School posted a virtual Senior Salute on May 17, 2020.

  Churches start bringing people back in with safety precautions

Churches in Southeast Missouri are starting to allow people in for their Sunday services while others are still preparing. Most seem to offer online services though.

Community comes together to plant gardens, beautify Cape Girardeau

There are more event scheduled in the coming days as well. This event has many supporters throughout the community including the City of Cape Girardeau, area businesses, organizations and more.

Parade welcomes home 12-year-old after nearly 3 months in hospital

Dozens of motorists set up a drive-by parade for a 12-year-old boy who recently got out of the hospital after nearly 3 months.

  Dexter, Mo. company taking part in building U.S. border wall

A southeast Missouri company was contracted to help build a U.S. border wall.

  Cape Girardeau Police Dept. to begin online incident reporting

The online reporting portal goes live on Monday, May 18.

  Century Casino in Cape Girardeau to reopen

Century Casino General Manager Lyle Randolph said the casino will be open in two weeks.

’Walk Jackson Challenge 2020’ promotes Jackson, Mo. Public Works

The event is to promote Public Works while encouraging people to get out and learn their area while getting some exercise.

Group to renovate, revitalize former hospital

The mayor of Kennett announced Thursday a group has agreed to renovate and revitalize the former Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center.

What you need to know May 15

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Friday, May 15.

  166 years of history: Last court hearings held in Common Pleas Courthouse

It marked the end of a 166-year-long era in the history of the Circuit Court of Cape Girardeau County.

Metropolis, Ill. mayor responds to divided reaction to governor’s orders

Mayor Bill McDaniel said he was responding to many questions and concerns following recent postings by county officials.

  Parade honored veterans at Mo. Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau

The living facility invited friends, families and members of the community to check out a parade to honor the veterans.

Drive-thru food bank to open at Three Rivers College campus in Sikeston

Employees will be there starting at 10 a.m. to hand out food.

  Butler County sheriff said layoffs due to lack of funds

Sheriff Dobbs said the workers who have been laid off were senior officers closer to retirement, who volunteered to let the younger ones stay longer and gain more experience within the department.

Kenny Chesney postpones 2020 Chillaxification Tour

Kenny Chesney announced he is postponing his 2020 Chillaxification Tour.

Pemiscot County, Mo. stay-at-home order to expire May 18

While the local order will expire, they say the county will still be under the phase one reopening plan from Governor Mike Parson.

Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest canceled

The Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest was canceled due to the COVID-19 virus.

Literacy Foundation awards more than $1M to organizations in Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky

The program awarded a total of $8.6 million to approximately 970 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools nationwide.

Memorial Day service at Osage Centre canceled

The Memorial Day Service that was scheduled at the Osage Centre was canceled.

  Grand reopening event scheduled for National Stars and Stripes Museum in Bloomfield, Mo.

Organizer say the museum has been renovated.

Poplar Bluff Library offers curbside service

The Poplar Bluff Municipal Library will offer a curbside service on Tuesday, May 19 at 10 a.m.

What you need to know May 14

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Thursday, May 14.

Cape Girardeau Public Works keeps the city clean

The Department of Public Works have been staying busy taking care of Cape Girardeau throughout the stay-at-home order.

  New Adolescent Behavior Health Unit opens in Sikeston

The new unit will provide intense inpatient psychiatric treatment in a safe, secure and educational environment.

  Fourth of July fireworks show canceled in Carbondale, Ill.

Due to uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Carbondale announced it canceled the annual fireworks display for 2020.

  Cape Farmer’s Market available as walk-thru on Thursday

The Cape Farmer’s Market on Thursday, May 14 will be a walk-thru.

  Wappapello Lake campgrounds to open for season

The Wappapello Lake campgrounds are set to open for the season on Friday, May 22.

Harrisburg principal receives Golden Apple Leadership Award

East Side Intermediate School Principal Natalie Fry has been selected as the winner of the 2020 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Leadership.

DOE site contractor raises more than $55K for local COVID-19 relief

The DOE contractor and employees raised $55,140 for the Community Kitchen, Family Service Society and Ballard County Family Focus.

  Sheriff to hold virtual tour of new Cape Girardeau County Courthouse

The pre-recorded tour of the new courthouse will be held on the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Facebook page at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14.

What you need to know May 13

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Wednesday, May 13.