City of Sikeston changes rules for fireworks

The next time Sikeston residents want to celebrate with fireworks, they’ll notice some changes.

WIN Initiative project continues in Paducah

Small earthquake shakes south of the Bootheel

High-tech mobile science center set to visit elementary school

Boat recovered, 2 teens and adult still missing after weekend boating tournament at Pickwick Lake

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

What you need to know Feb. 24

Continued Coverage

  Heartland couple endure Coronavirus scare in China

  Community supports fire department with auction and soup dinner

Fallen Kirkwood Mo., police officer has ties to the Heartland

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley to stop in Cape Girardeau on book tour

City of Paducah recovers from IT security concern

Heartland road projects 2/21

East Prairie students receive gear from Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid

Next, the kids are headed to the Ozarks to do a little fly fishing.

  Havco Wood Products announces plan to reduce workforce in Scott City

This will affect around 40 to 50 workers.

What you need to know February 21

Your news and weather for Feb. 21

  ‘Earthquake 101’ held in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

An “Earthquake 101” event is being held on Thursday night, February 20.

  Female inmates make hats for cancer patients, kids and the homeless

Third annual Southern Ill. Youth Media Day

Shawnee National Forest to host Oakwood Bottoms Open House

  Heartland school adopts new safety procedures

  City of Paducah releases plans for Indoor Recreation and Aquatic Center

Cape Girardeau program awarded money for renovation of old police station property

  Crews installing new mile marker signs to help drivers with an emergency

The new milepost signs will be installed along the westbound shoulder of Interstate 24 near Paducah, Ky.

What you need to know Feb. 19

Your news and weather for 2/19

  Heartland WWII Army veteran turns 100

Residents gathered in the cafeteria where they all sang songs and shared past stories of his life.

‘Dirt road’ behind Discovery Park of America is actually part of unfinished I-69

The runway is actually a section of the unfinished Interstate 69.

  $800K lotto ticket sold in Du Quoin, Ill.

The winning 'Lucky Day Lotto' ticket was sold at Du Quoin Market on Washington St.

  Customer service closure, online payments available for City of Cape Girardeau

City officials said utility bills should resume starting next week.

Red Cross urge smoke alarms as deadly fires rise

The Red Cross have responded to 15 deadly fires from last November through January across the state. 20 deadly fires since July 1, 2019.

Missouri Department of Conservation warns the public to be Bear Aware

MDC wants you to be bear aware.

Mt. Vernon K-9 officer dies after a short battle with cancer

K-9 Jax died after a short battle with cancer.

What you need to know Feb. 18

Your news and weather for 2/18

  Perryville, Mo. leaders are being proactive on panhandling before it becomes a problem

Leaders in Perryville recently passed an ordinance aimed at stopping panhandling.

Volunteers needed for equine therapy services in Ill.

The volunteers would come at least once a week to help sidewalk a rider.

  Fire damages home in Union County, Ill.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

What you need to know Feb. 17

Your news and weather for Feb. 17.

Home considered ‘total loss’ after fire in St. Mary, Mo.

Their were no injuries reported.

Valentines for Veterans concert featured Neal McCoy

The 10th annual concert will feature Neal McCoy.

What you need to know Feb. 14

Your news and weather for 2/14

Paducah Ky. receives historic preservation tax credit of City Hall rehabilitation

City Manager Jim Arndt was presented with a $192,143.91 check, by Melinda Winchester, a relationship manager with Paducah Bank, to go toward the City Hall Rehabilitation Project.

More than $11 million awarded for public housing in southern Illinois

Public housing authorities throughout southern Illinois will be receiving $11,398,973 in federal funding.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cute, cute, cute Heartland babies

While Gerber is asking you to submit a photo for its 2020 “spokesbaby,” we want to see the cutest Heartland babies!

  Cape Girardeau Fire Chief urges turn around, don’t drown

Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Travis Hollis wants to ensure you know the dangers of driving into water.

  Cape firefighters train on mechanical CPR device

Chief Hollis said they have two of these devices so far which will help provide a better outcome on patients that are going into cardiac arrest.

  Heartland doctor explains what you can do to keep your heart healthy

Saint Francis Healthcare Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Duc Nguyen said when athletes or fit young individuals collapse, it’s usually due to abnormal conduction disease or congenital heart disease.

Registration open for 4th annual Paducah Citizens’ Academy

The academy offers participants an in-dept look at how government works through an interactive program.

SIU celebrates a “Taste of Cultures” at International Festival 2020

SIU is celebrating a “Taste of Cultures” at their International Festival 2020.

Olmsted Lock and Dam, Kentucky Lock, Paducah floodwall funded in 2020 work plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will fund several western Kentucky infrastructure projects in its Fiscal Year 2020 work plan.

Perry County Middle School to hold groundbreaking ceremony

The ceremony starts at 12:30 p.m. in Perryville, Mo.

Bread + Butter Cafe in Poplar Bluff donates meals for veterans event

Bread+Butter Cafe will host a lunch for veterans, their families, and special dignitaries following a Proclamation Ceremony honoring eleven area Veterans for their service.

What you need to know Feb. 12

Your news and weather for 2/12

  New violence prevention effort in Sikeston, Mo.

There's a growing effort in Sikeston to combat the issue of gun violence.

Perry Co., Mo. Recycling Center sends a reminder to patrons

In a Facebook post the recycling center said, that plastic caps are not accepted at the recycling center, the caps should be thrown away.

City leaders want your opinion on parking in downtown Paducah, Ky.

There will be an open house on Thursday, Feb. 13.

What you need to know Feb. 11

Your news and weather for 2/11

Jackson Co., Ill. Sheriff’s Office announces college scholarship award

The scholarships will amount to $500.00 each.

Murphysboro school district gets green light for improvements with help from Egyptian Electric Cooperative

The Murphysboro school district will begin improvements to the middle school starting this summer thanks to a $1 million loan.

Heartland road closures due to flooding

Heavy rain has led to road closures throughout the Heartland.

What you need to know Feb. 10

Your news and weather for 2/10

  Small businesses getting ready for Valentine’s Day

Brown spend some time in her shop on Sunday preparing cakes and gathering ingredients for special orders.

  Humane society offers special discount on pets through Valentine’s Day

The adoption fee for cats is waived and there is a $20 discount for dogs.

  Illnesses surging in southeast Missouri

Chapman advised anyone who is sick, including school children, to stay at home and reduce spreading germs.

Union City 4th grade class sends Valentine’s Day cards to WWII Vet

The fourth grade class at Union City Elementary School is “sharing the love” this Valentine’s day.

Jackson Police receive $2K grant for camera, training

They were awarded a Risk Management Grant certificate

Cape Girardeau Public Library awarded $10K grant

The Cape Girardeau Public Library was awarded a Summer Library Program Grant of $10,000.

Kentucky Attorney General visits Paducah

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron was the featured speaker.

Industrial hemp workshops held in southern Illinois

The workshops will be held the first week of February in Jackson, Johnson and White counties.

What you need to know Feb. 6

Your news and weather for 2/6

Sick students cause some schools to cancel classes

Whether it is the flu, strep throat or a cold, illness has some Heartland students feeling under-the-weather this time of year.

  United Way looking for volunteers to rappel down tower for a good cause

The United Way is looking for some brave people to “go over the edge.”

  Community leaders in Mt. Vernon to demolish homes built in floodplain

Chronic flooding has leaders in Mt. Vernon working to make some big changes.

Herrin Chamber of Commerce holds February luncheon

The Herrin Chamber of Commerce schedules the first luncheon of 2020 for February 25.

  Baby born during a speedy drive to the hospital

The family thinks the new born baby could be destined to drive race cars.

Harrisburg principal selected as a finalist for the Golden Apple Leadership award

The principal of East Side Intermediate School in Harrisburg, Il, Natalie Fry, has been selected as one of six finalist for the 2020 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Leadership.

  Jackson Middle School recognized as Common Sense School

Jackson Middle School has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources which have taught them various skills related to internet safety, protecting online reputations, privacy and more.

  Greenway Equipment, Jason Aldean fight food insecurity in southeast Missouri

Greenway Equipment, along with the help of country singer Jason Aldean, are asking for donations which will go towards the food bank’s backpack programs.

Marion Ill. organization to host Problem and Compulsive Gambling Symposium

The event is open is free and open to the public.

  Crews respond to house fire on S. Henderson in Cape Girardeau

Firefighters said no one was hurt.

‘Makers Madness’ contest for ‘coolest’ thing made in Illinois

The Makers Madness” contest is a bracket-style tournament.

What you need to know Feb. 4

Your news and weather for 2/4