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  Long wait-lists for autism diagnoses in southeast MO

  Officers honored at Cape Girardeau city council meeting

Dry conditions mean fire concerns in the Heartland

Papa John’s ups scholarship money to Simmons College

Thousands to participate in Missouri Vietnam Wall Ride to Perryville

Heartland road projects 9/16

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Current boil water orders in the Heartland

McCracken County’s Captain Jesse Riddle receives Kentucky Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award

I-24 open after rollover crash blocked one lane

Long missing WWII soldier to be buried in Missouri

  Dozens attend birthday party at playground for boy who passed in 2012

  Classic cars take over Downtown Cape Girardeau on Sunday

  Jackson West Lane Elementary school, storm shelter open house to be held

This is the final project completed from Proposition J.

Backpacks for Success drive in Carbondale, Ill.

Students will help stuff bags of school supplies that will be placed along with the quote in each backpack.

  Burn ban issued for Horseshoe Lake, Ill. fire district

The ban is until further notice.

  Car, shed destroyed in Scott Co., Mo. fire

The fire started in a burn barrel and got out of control.

2 from Ark. hospitalized following motorcycle crash in Ky.

  8 men honored with ‘Quilts of Valor’ in Cape Girardeau

  $146,000 raised for Alzheimer’s Walk in Cape Girardeau

  1 person dies after crash involving semi on I-24

1 injured in 2 vehicle Franklin Co. crash

  Time to start thinking about getting your flu vaccine

  Some young adults may not be immune from the mumps

Some young adults who received the MMR vaccine as children are no longer immune to it.

  Injured Carter County, Mo. deputy returns home following August shooting

Deputy Brigg Pierson will be returning to Carter County on Friday, September 12. The sheriff is asking residents to line the streets for a welcome home.

SEMO Food Bank to hold mobile pantry marking National Hunger Action Month

This is in recognition of National Hunger Action Month. It’s designed to raise awareness of the reported 40 million Americans who are food insecure.

Native American storytelling session to be held at Mo. historic site

The event will be held at the Towosahgy State Historic Site at Noon on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site hosts 1860s Children’s Day

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site will host it’s 1860s Children’s Day at from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., September 28.

What you need to know Sept. 13

Your news and weather

  ISP, Fire Marshal investigating search for missing man, house fire in Tamms, Ill.

A missing person’s investigation is underway in southern Illinois after a residential fire.

2 injured after crash in Mayfield, Ky.

The driver of a mini-van pulled out onto the bypass from Douthitt Street in front of another vehicle causing a collision.

  Young brothers recognized by Dexter PD after helping neighbor who fell into drainage ditch

Police say the boys' actions may have saved the woman's life.

  SIU launches search for chancellor for Carbondale campus

The University is also currently searching for a system president.

  Ky. State Police announces statewide Victims Assistance Program

The program, called Victim Advocate Support Services, will launch in the fall.

$900K environmental grant awarded to SIU

This will help reduce dependency on electricity and be an educational tool.

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge asks for cleanup volunteers

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Crab Orchard will be hosting their annual Cleanup.

City of Herrin holds ribbon cutting railroad’s inaugural run

It’s all part of the Herrin Railroad Inaugural Run.

  Ameren Illinois to host Energy Bill Payment Assistance event

Limited funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ring sells for $19K at Mo. 2019 Unclaimed Property Auction

More than two thousand items were up for bid including old coins and currency, jewelry and sports memorabilia.

  Deputies rescue man pinned under tractor

The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office said the operator was able to call for help by using his cell phone.

  Crews respond to fire call at Red Lobster in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

As of 8:30 p.m. the fire was extinguished and crews were checking for hot spots.

  Poplar Bluff nail factory helps Mo. capitol recover from tornado

As a Heartland nail factory bounces back from the harmful affects of steel tariffs they’re contributing to a tornado recovery effort in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Poplar Bluff PD to conduct alcohol compliance checks

Officers will be monitoring and will cite the businesses for any violations.

  Jackson, Mo. students climb stairs with fire gear on

The students put on the heavy gear and took turns going up the stairs.

  9/11 is a day many will never forget, now it’s a history lesson for students

While the memory is still vivid in her mind, all her students were born long after the event.

  Sikeston officials remember sacrifices from first responders on 9/11 with walk

The walk is their way of reminding people of the sacrifices made by first responders

  Businesses serving alcohol-only by the drink to be allowed in Mayfield, Ky.

According to the Mayfield City Clerk, the amended alcohol sales ordinance goes into effect Friday, Sept. 13.

  Patriot Day First Responders Appreciation BBQ to be held in Cape Girardeau

The event begins at 3 p.m. and will last until dusk.

  Flags to be lowered to half-staff in remembrance of 9/11

In accordance with President Donald Trump and the U.S. Flag Code, American and state flags at all public and state buildings will be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, Sept. 11 in observance of Patriot Day.

  Volunteers place flags ahead of Patriot’s Day ceremony at Southeast Missouri State University

Volunteers spent Tuesday planting thousands of small American flags in front of the building ahead of tomorrow’s solemn anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

  Southern Illinois municipalities differ on decision to sell marijuana in their town

In less than four months, recreational marijuana will be legal in the state of Illinois.

  Beating the heat at the SEMO District Fair

Both the livestock and vendors are dealing with hot temperatures at the SEMO District Fair.

  Sikeston DPS approved to get new dispatch, records equipment

Sikeston DPS Chief McMillen said the new equipment and software will be more compliant with state and federal mandates and will have features that will automatically transfer that data.

Barkley Regional Airport manager to retire after 45 years

Richard Roof will be retiring later in September after 45 years.

  Nearly 124,000 people attended 2019 Du Quoin State Fair

With the Du Quoin State Fair just ended, fair officials report this year’s event a major success.

  Perryville police remind drivers, bikers to watch out as they continue to investigate a hit-and-run

The driver of a maroon SUV turned into the rider's path.

Mo., Ill., Ky. to receive millions in emergency relief funds for road and bridge repairs

Emergency Relief (ER) funds is federal money from the U.S. Department of Transportation for repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events.

First Responder’s Ball goes back in time with ‘Roaring Twenties’ theme in Poplar Bluff

The ball is a fundraiser for the Supporting Hero’s organization.

  Sinkhole closes portion of road in Portageville, Mo.

Police report W. Fifth St. between Meatte Ave. and Lesieur Ave. was closed Monday.

  September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month

For immediate help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There are also Crisis Text line Services available by texting HOME to 741741.

  Waste from toilets, sinks and dishwashers turned into fertilizer

The City of Cape Girardeau's wastewater facility's making fertilizer from wastewater sludge.

What you need to know Sept. 10

Your news and weather for 9/10

  Deputies: Husband injured wife, shot her wedding ring during domestic assault in Ripley Co., Mo.

A man has been arrested and a woman left injured after a shooting at a convenience store on Sunday, Sept. 8 in Ripley County, Missouri.

Nonprofit announces first build day for children without beds in southeast Mo.

During build day, volunteers will help build 10 bunk beds, a total of 20 twin beds, using an assembly line method.

Ky. State Police to lay wreath on anniversary of Trooper Ponder’s death

Troopers will place the wreath on Friday, September 13 at 4 p.m. at the flag pole near the site of his death on I-24W near the 49 mile marker in Lyon County.

  Public meetings to be held on replacing the U.S. 51 Ohio River ‘Cairo’ Bridge

KYTC urges anyone affected or interested in the bridge replacement project to attend one of the two meetings planned.

Man identified in death investigation at Land Between the Lakes in Lyon Co.

There is no cause of death at this time.

What you need to know Sept. 9

Your news and weather for 9/9

  Portageville, Mo. home a total loss after fire

Crews arrived and found the single story home fully involved

  Heartland church celebrates 200 years

More than 150 people packed the church for a special Sunday celebration service.

  “Water fight’ for fallen firefighter to he held in Christopher, Ill.

The event is hosted by the Firefighter Kody Vanfossan Memorial, NFP.

  2 rescued, flown to hospital after car ends up in the water in Franklin Co.

There is no word on the condition of those injured or what caused the incident.

  Plane lands in Ky. soybean field after having engine trouble

The sheriff’s office assisted in getting the plane back to the airport.

Herrin House of Hope 8th annual Family Fun Day Benefit

Bands, worship teams, choruses and music teams from the Herrin area of local churches and community organizations will perform.

  BBQ vendors fill uptown Jackson Street for Backstoppers event

All money raised from this event will be donated to the Backstoppers organization.

  SEMO District Fair offers hydration, first aid amidst high temps

The forecast is calling for a high of low to mid 90′s for most days next week.

  Safety comes first for carnival rides at SEMO District Fair

There are 30 carnival rides on the midway this year and numerous inspections happen before anyone gets on to make sure things are safe.

  Carbondale receives $1.5M grant for roundabout project

Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in late summer of 2020.

  New Sikeston DPS Director talks community contacts, goals

James McMillen takes over as director of Sikeston's Department of Public Safety.

  Security changes at the SEMO district fair

The SEMO District Fair kicks off this weekend and for local law enforcement security is top of mind.

New Mo. state record brown trout caught at Lake Taneycomo

Bill Babler of Blue Eye is the new state-record holder. He caught a 40-pound, 6-ounce fish on September 4 using a pole-and-line.