Carbondale Christmas Store helps hundreds of kids

The Christmas Store will be open on Thursday, December 12 also.

Notre Dame brings in thousands to 24th Annual Crafts, Gifts, & Collectibles

Carbondale Mayor to give 2019 State of the City Address

What you need to know Dec. 11

  Cape Central theater group heading to state

Mo pig farmers, companies donate more than 70,000 pounds of pork and $5K to Feeding Missouri

Nestle Purina in Bloomfield donates to two Dexter projects

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McCracken Co. Sheriff’s Office starts foundation

Valentines for Veterans concert to feature Neal McCoy

  New primary care clinic opens in Jackson, Mo.

  Mark Twain National Forest employees remove 705 tires from forest

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

  Endangered Person Advisory issued for missing Caruthersville woman; her vehicle found in Ark.

Union City, Tenn. manufacturer becomes independent company

Made in America Seating announced the spinoff from its California parent company in November.

What you need to know Dec. 10

Your news and weather for Dec. 10

  Local Blooms Farm educates children with gardening program

A program called G.R.O.W. Kids Club where they are able to learn through gardening projects about where food comes from and how to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Foundation to host one of the largest Christmas giveaways in the area

The gift giveaway is one of the largest in the area.

Governor and First Lady declare December as Christmas tree month

  Heartland officials spending time, money to make sure you’re counted in the census

Minova USA Inc. recognized with national safety award

Open house on wayfinding master plan to be held

  Audit: Former Van Buren CID board spent nearly $300,000 in sales tax on private debts

75-job facility to open in Murray, Ky.

  Fire Marshal to investigate early morning house fire

Fire crews said the home has extensive damage.

What you need to know Dec. 9

Your news headlines, First Alert Forecast and trending web stories for Monday, Dec. 9.

  Heartland church displays 600+ nativity scenes

There are exactly 605 nativity scenes set up throughout several rooms in the church.

Anheuser-Busch shatters two Guinness World Records

Hundreds of couples gathered to attempt to break two world records.

  Chili and Craft fair raises money for veterans

The items ranged from food, knick knacks, jewelry homemade items and more.

  American Legion remembers Pearl Harbor attack

Wreaths were placed in the river as part of a special ceremony to remember the lives lost in the Pearl Harbor attack.

No feral swine hunting allowed in Mark Twain National Forest

Feral swine hunting will not be allowed with a few exceptions.

  Heartland VFW remembers Pearl Harbor

Heartland remembers Pearl Harbor.

Deer found in Independence County tests positive for CWD

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reported Friday a deer in Independence County tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

  Jackson Indians traveling to Columbia for state championship

The undefeated football team travels to Columbia on Saturday, December 7 with a chance of bringing home a state title.

Help Cape Girardeau Salvation Army reach its Tree of Lights Campaign goal

This year the Cape Girardeau Salvation Army is aiming to raise $341,000 during its annual Tree of Lights Campaign.

Winner of “I Voted” sticker contest in Cape Girardeau County announced

The winning design was chosen.

  Former Mo. Director of Public Safety announces run for Cape Girardeau County Sheriff

Charles A. “Drew” Juden, III announces his run for Cape Girardeau County Sheriff on the Republican ticket.

What you need to know Dec. 6

Your news headlines, First Alert Forecast and trending web stories for Friday, Dec. 6

  Sinkholes blamed on flooding get worse in Caruthersville, Mo

The water is long gone from the historic flood of 2019, but the sink holes it created in Caruthersville, Missouri are growing in size and number.

Sounds of the Season 2019

You don’t want to miss the 24th annual Sounds of the Season Christmas Concert presented by the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation.

  Humane society raises $35K on Giving Tuesday

The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri reached its $35,000 goal for Giving Tuesday.

Jackson, Mo. changes special trash pick-up program

Starting in January 2020, the City of Jackson will offer the special pickup by appointment anytime during the year, except holiday weeks.

  Cape Girardeau school renamed after late coach Terry Kitchen

The junior high school will now be called Terry W. Kitchen Central Junior High School.

What you need to know Dec. 5

Your news headlines, First Alert Forecast and trending web stories for Thursday, Dec. 5.

  Carbondale holds its annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony

The City of Carbondale held its 2nd Annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m.

Heartland high school student gets perfect ACT score

One Heartland student receives a perfect ACT score.

  Southern Ill. dairy closure to impact ‘Farm Fresh’ stores, customers

Chester Dairy Co. will end their daily operations, effective December 31. The closure is impacting Heartland customers who love the iconic milk in glass bottles, as well as 'Farm Fresh' stores that sell the popular product.

Share you shelter pet story on Dec. 5

Pet owners are encouraged to share their pet adoption stories on social media.

Donations accepted as payment for parking tickets at SEMO

Your parking tickets may be covered.

What you need to know Dec. 4

Your news and weather for 12/4

  Heartland farmers unite to equip bootheel with grain bin rescue gear

An effort to improve grain bin rescues in Missouri's bootheel is getting high praise from a farm wife who lost her husband after he fell into a grain bin 10 years ago.

  Construction underway on new behavioral health center

When it’s finished, the hospital will employ nearly 200 health professionals in a 102-bed facility.

Annual ‘Cram the Cruiser’ in Graves County another success

More than 5,600 items were donated to Cram the Cruiser 2019.

The Women’s Center asking for support on Giving Tuesday

The non-profit group relies entirely on donations and government grants and all services are free to survivors.

  Notre Dame seniors walk for suicide prevention

The seniors chose suicide awareness to help others after losing a classmate to suicide two years ago.

Jackson, Mo. alters trash schedule for holiday season

The City of Jackson has made some changes to their trash routes during the holiday season.

More than 700 to receive degrees at Southeast Mo. State University’s Fall Commencement

More than 700 will receive degrees at Southeast Missouri State's Fall Commencement.

School district wants to make students holiday a little brighter

One Heartland school district wants to make their students holiday a little brighter.

Murray State University students hold Give Back Initiative

Murray State University students are asking for your help in the Give Back Initiative.

Community leader, businessman Dennis Vinson dies

"Dennis’ passing is a huge loss for our organization, for his community and for our state."

What you need to know Dec. 3

Your news and weather for 12/3.

  ‘Emma Fisk Week’ in Portageville, Mo. named for girl who used lemonade stand to raise money for charity

The week of December 2 is officially "Emma Fisk Week" in Portageville, Mo.

  Transportation Trust Fund extension officially on Cape Girardeau’s April ballot

It's also known as TTF-6.

Mo. State Highway Patrol pays tribute to fallen officers with Project Blue Light

Missouri State Highway Patrol honors those who have fallen this holiday season.

McCracken Co. Sheriff’s Dept.: No one injured in crash involving school bus

The crash happened on Lone Oak Rd. near North Friendship Rd.

Library collecting packages of new underwear for children in need with ‘Drop Your Drawers’ campaign

You can drop off the underwear at the library, located at 555 Washington Street in Paducah, Ky.

  2 drivers, 1 toddler injured in 2-vehicle crash

The crash happened on Interstate 69 in Hopkins County, Ky.

  How to save on your energy bill this Christmas

Does your energy bill skyrocket during the holidays when you put up your Christmas decorations?

  $20K reward offered for information on illegal poaching of elk in Carter County, Mo.

Missouri’s Operation Game Thief is offering the reward for information leading to the conviction of the poacher(s) that shot a female adult elk and left it for dead.

Police: scammer calls victims acting as officer

Authorities warn of a phone scam new to the area.

Mo. State Highway Patrol reports 9 deaths, 3 drownings during holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol releases its holiday weekend report.

Man arrested for threatening to kill 911 dispatcher

Police said the Walter Shelton made several 911 calls threatening to kill dispatchers and others.

Mo. treasurer kicks off “12 Days of Unclaimed Property” social media campaign

Posts will be made to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #12DaysofUCP.

What you need to know Dec. 2

Your news and weather for 12/2

  2019 Parade of Lights winners

Old Town Cape, Inc announced the chosen winners for the 28th Annual Downtown Christmas Parade of Lights.

  City of Sikeston is joining in on Small Business Saturday

While small businesses nationwide gear up for Small Business Saturday, places like Sikeston will be joining in for the first time.

Pinckneyville Community Hospital honored for excellence

During a ceremony held Nov. 13 in Champaign, IL., the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recognized Pinckneyville Community Hospital for its commitment to exceptional quality of care.

What you need to know Nov. 29

Your news and weather for 11/29

2.7 earthquake reported on Thanksgiving

A 2.7 magnitude earthquake registered southwest of Lilbourn, Mo. on Thursday, Nov. 28

Reckless driving leads to head-on crash, police say

A reckless driving leads to a head-on crash with injuries.

  Troopers help deliver heart for organ transplant

Two Illinois State Troopers played an important role in a successful organ transplant.

Kennett teen killed in UTV crash

A 14-year-old from Kennett was killed when the UTV he was driving overturned.