VintageNOW 11 postponed to 2021

They decided to postpone the event to Saturday, October 9, 2021.

Ky. awarded $100K for human trafficking awareness campaign, training

What you need to know July 10

  Cape Girardeau city commissioners to publicly apologize after ‘hot mic’ moment before meeting

Free prescription drug drop-off event to held in Marion, Ill.

Friends, family protest what they believe was wrongful conviction in Scott County

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

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Heartland road projects 7/9

  Disappearance of Carterville man under investigation

What you need to know July 9

  Adopters not returning animals to Heartland animal shelter

  A family tradition: 1960s Pontiac GTO passed down from grandmother to grandson

Southeast Correctional Center organization donates to John J. Pershing VA Medical Center Veteran Food Pantry

  Local politician spearheads new campaign to improve Southern Illinois

The Southern Illinois region in the state of Illinois has some of the poorest counties statewide. Patrick Windhorst, state representative of Illinois 118 district formed a team to help combat these issues.

Cape Girardeau Municipal Band to end season Wednesday

The Municipal Band is cutting their Summer Concert Series short due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the community.

  Crews battle late night house fire

Crews report the single-story home was 70 percent involved when they arrived late Monday night.

What you need to know July 7

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Tuesday, July 7.

  Cape Girardeau County Health Center aiming to help prevent more COVID-19 cases

  Police release name of suspect who violently punched a 12-year-old boy in Cape Girardeau

What you need to know July 6

  People adhering to safety, social distancing guidelines at Wappappello Lake

  Family in Miner feed first responders to show appreciation

  Outdoor visiting stations built at The Lutheran Home

  5 elk hunting permits issued in Mo.

According to MDC, 19,215 Missourians applied for five elk hunting permits.

  Keeping pets safe during Fourth of July holiday

Booming fireworks, bright lights and barbecue table scraps can be a dangerous for Fido and Fluffy.

What you need to know July 3

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Friday, July 3.

  Perryville recognizes hometown heroes

The City of Perryville is showcasing active duty members

Cape Girardeau County Coroner announces retirement

Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton announced he will be retiring from office after 16 years in office.

One doll displaced in Cape Girardeau doll house training fire

Doll house training fires are an important tool firefighters use to simulate two story fires.

Monument dedication to be held in honor of miners killed in Orient #2 mine explosion

A monument to honor 119 coal miners who lost their lives 68 years ago will be unveiled in West Frankfort, Ill. on July 4.

  Carbondale resumes past due notices for water, sewer customers

The city said it will work with customers who have past due balances.

  VIDEO: Officer helps piggy home

For one Paducah Police officer, a call this week was full of grunts and squeals.

What you need to know July 2

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Thursday, July 2.

Tractors line Hwy. 51 to honor Stoddard Co. man

Businesses, farmers, and many others came together to honor the family of Landall Zoll.

What you need to know July 1

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Wednesday, July 1.

  Cave-in-Rock Ferry to remain open, contract agreement extended

The Cave-in-Rock Ferry will remain open with service continuing on the normal schedule starting at 6 a.m., CDT, on Wednesday, July 1.

  Harrah’s Casino in Metropolis set to reopen

The effects of opening up are also felt throughout the city.

Saint Francis Medical Center named to a 100 Top Hospitals List

Saint Francis Medical Center was named to Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals List.

SEMO Food Bank schedules additional drive-thru food distributions

These will be drive-thru distributions, so people should stay in their vehicle but have a space cleared for a box of food.

Barkley Airport reaches out to contractors for terminal project

The workshops will be Wednesday, July 1 at the Paducah Convention Center.

Gov. Beshear signs executive order on non-discrimination in state hiring, services, contracting

Governor Andy Beshear issued an executive order to ensure all Kentuckians are treated fairly by the state when it comes to employment, services and contracting.

Missing woman with dementia found safe

Clara Davis, 76, was found safe around 7 a.m.

What you need to know June 30

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Tuesday, June 30.

  Mount Vernon, Ill. to reopen the Aquatic Zoo

The city of Mount Vernon decided to open up the Aquatic Zoo, the city’s water park, on July 1.

1 arrested in Carbondale protest on Sunday evening

One person was arrested after Sunday evening protests in Carbondale.

Ribbon cutting, opening ceremony scheduled for new Jackson police station

The building will be open for public tours immediately after the ceremony and up to noon.

  Man drowns after wading in St. Francis River

Highway Patrol said the 22-year-old Kennett man was wading in the water when he lost his footing and never resurfaced.

  SIU President to discuss systemic racism in virtual town hall

Amid the unrest around the country, SIU System President Dr. Dan Mahony is speaking out and addressing issues of injustice, equity, and systemic racism within the SIU System.

What you need to know June 29

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Monday, June 29.

  Groundbreaking ceremony held for Heartland church that burned down in 2019

A congregation in Scott City is still strong even after a lightning bolt burned down the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church last year.

  Community prayer event held Chaffee, Mo.

Despite the widespread coronavirus outbreak, one heartland pastor, Danny Freeland, is trying to spread positivity.

21 New Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers graduate from Law Enforcement Academy

Twenty-two new troopers have graduated from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy.

Jackson Co. courthouse to increase hours of operation

The Jackson County courthouse will be increasing its hours of operation as the county moves into Phase 3.

  Sikeston police partner with community

Sikeston police department plan strengthening community meeting.

Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization recognized as a Main Street affiliate

Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization has been recognized as a 2020 Main Street America affiliate.

Study: Southeast Mo. has highest rate of food insecurity in state, made worse by pandemic

An annual study on hunger showed southeast Missouri has some of the highest rates of food insecurity in the state.

  Cape Girardeau municipal pool open to the public

Bubble supervisor Robert Shanahan said welcoming the summer crowd to Cape Girardeau's municipal pool means a whole new set of rules due to the pandemic.

  ZZ Top pulls out of Sikeston rodeo lineup, Jaycees working to find replacement

The Jaycees announced on Friday, June 26 that the band ZZ Top will no longer perform at the Sikeston Bootheel Rodeo.

What you need to know June 26

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Friday, June 26.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life Luminaria Display and Ceremony to be held in Marion, Ill.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life Festival of Hope event will now hold a Luminaria Display and Ceremony at Tower Square Plaza on the evening of July 18.

  Cape Riverfront Market returns to Spanish Street

Starting July 4, the Cape Riverfront Market farmer’s market will return to 35 S. Spanish Street.

  Hotel staff across Ill. to receive virtual human trafficking training

Michael Jacobson said trafficking is a huge industry and they want to stop that under their roofs.

New online system in Ky. will help complete child abuse, neglect checks faster

A new online system will help child care providers and schools process staff background checks faster.

Southern Seven Health Dept.: Census materials delivered to nearly every household

The houses are often in rural areas across the country.

  Fire at Sergio’s in Murphysboro spotted by officer on patrol

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but not considered suspicious.

What you need to know June 25

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Thursday, June 25.

  Housing market soars due to historically low interest rates

Rick Goodman sold his house within 10 days of putting it on the market. The trouble for him was finding a new house for his family.

  Boy and Girls Club of Southern Ill. reopens under some new guidelines

Wednesday was the first day kids have been allowed in the building since the middle of March.

  Mound City, Ill. breaks ground on new wastewater plant

This new plant will replace the existing one that was built back in 1973 and was supposed to last only 20 years.

$50M grants kick off Illinois’ largest-ever broadband expansion

Governor JB Pritzker announced $50 million in Connect Illinois grants to 28 projects touching every region of the state.

Ky. government agencies receive grants to preserve local records

The Department for Libraries and Archives in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet announced 10 recipients of more than $220,000 in grant money to help preserve and manage local government records.

Old Town Cape maintains accredited status

Old Town Cape maintained its national and state accredited status following a program assessment by Missouri Main Street Connection.

Rural Ky. hospitals to receive $383M from years-long Medicaid dispute

Five Heartland hospitals will be receiving a settlement.

  Fireworks allowed in Caruthersville on trial basis

A new ordinance allows fireworks to be discharged within the city limits of Caruthersville on July 3 and July 4 only in 2020.

What you need to know June 24

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Wednesday, June 24.

Community prayer held in Sikeston

Community members gathered in Sikeston on Tuesday evening, June 23 for prayer.

  Region E HSRT trains on trench rescues

The Region E Homeland Security Response Team is made of of 30 firefighters from Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Sikeston.

What you need to know June 23

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Tuesday, June 23.

  Firework salesman expects sales to rise due to COVID-19

We caught up with people at Powder Monkey Fireworks in Cape Girardeau County who are already having good sales since they opened a couple days ago.

  Jackson firefighter urges safety for firework season

Captain Rob Grief said safety is very important as fireworks can result in injuries that can lead you or a loved one going to the hospital.

  How the job interview process has changed since COVID-19

If you are looking for a job during the pandemic, one local recruiter said to expect some changes in the process.