Heartland road projects 10/17

New veteran service office opens in Mounds, Ill.

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

Lilbourn, Mo. fire truck involved in crash, fundraisers held for new fire equipment

Missouri releases partial 2018-2019 report card for school districts

  Radar survey finds voids under streets in New Madrid, Mo.

Continued Coverage

What you need to know Oct. 17

2.3 earthquake shakes up part of New Madrid County, Mo.

Bruce Loy to retire as manager of Cape Girardeau Regional Airport

Steet repairs and reconstruction plans presented to Cape Girardeau city council

  Cape Girardeau City Council approves Saint Francis Medical Center security measure

  Non-profit informing parents in need help is available

Reitz appointed to Illinois Coal Development Board

Reitz Appointed to Illinois Coal Development Board

  Cobden students write letters to lawmakers for levee help in S. IL

Students said these letters are a great way to get the attention of lawmakers and try to generate some help for their neighbors.

Mo Conservation Department and partners need help to save bird numbers

Mo Conservation Department and partners need help to save bird numbers

  Hospital teams up with University to welcome little Redhawks fans ahead of Homecoming

Babies born at the hospital in the days leading up to the game against UT Martin on Saturday, Oct. 26 will wear Redhawks/SoutheastHEALTH onesies and baby caps.

  Murphysboro Education Assoc., Board of Education ratifies contract

Old Town Cape to host first Christmas tree lighting ceremony

UT Martin to celebrate homecoming with circus theme

Fashion show to benefit children’s camp

Free food, games and prizes at the Pink-Out Celebration for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at WKCTC

  Heartland Cubs fan backs Cardinals to help friend’s cancer fight

What you need to know Oct. 16

News and weather for 10/16

  Jefferson Elementary’s ‘Impact Project’ shows students what it’s like to work at a job

First State Community Bank chose Jefferson Elementary students to help give back to the community and make a positive learning experience for the young generation.

  Cape Girardeau firefighters train for rope rescues

Firefighters were able to ascend the side of the building climbing with a rope. They also are able to rappel down carrying another individual to mimic a rescue.

  SEMO Food Bank prepping in case of earthquake

The Southeast Missouri Food Bank is getting earthquake prepared just in case a big one hits the Heartland.

Southeast Missouri Food bank is gearing up for the chilly weather

Officials at the Southeast Missouri Food bank say chilly weather brings in more foot traffic so, they are gearing up.

Poplar Bluff charity announces Build Day for beds for children

For its second Build Day, the chapter will be building 30 beds to help meet the many requests they already have for more beds from families across the region.

  Jackson police officers recognized for swift water rescue

Two Jackson police officers are being recognized for saving a man’s life during a swift water rescue.

Vintage Now supports Safe House for Women with a decade of shows

This year's show has a Heroes & Legends theme and they hope to bring in thousands to the show.

  Jackson man enhances portraits, meets Cardinals players

Taylor paints players in various sports including football, golf, baseball and more. However, the Cardinals are about half of his collection.

What you need to know Oct. 15

Your news and weather for 10/15

  Local impact as Peabody to closes mining facilities in Saline County, Ill.

This will affect about 225 workers at the Wildcat Hills Mine and the nearby coal processing facility.

  Firefighter’s equipment update sends EKG results to E.R.

In a heart-related emergency, seconds matter.

  Longtime KFVS12 anchor Mike Shain passes away

Mike Shain was a Sikeston native.

Emergency crews respond to crash involving a pedestrian

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, a pedestrian was hit by the passenger side of a car on Ogden Landing Rd.

  8-year-old girl helps provide 4,000 meals for children for her birthday present

Simptkins and her support team met at the Jackson Civic Center on Sunday where they packed 4,000 nutritional bags of food through the Hope for Kidz campaign with Hope International.

What you need to know Oct. 14

Your news and weather for 10/14

  2.3 earthquake hits near Gideon, Mo.

A small earthquake hit part of New Madrid County, Missouri on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Cape Girardeau police dispatch back in service

As of Monday afternoon, police said their IT Department had all city phones back in service.

  Dozens raise awareness for dyslexia in Cape Girardeau

In August, 2019, Missouri Governor Mike Parson proclaimed that September is Dyslexia Awareness Month in the State of Missouri.

NAACP to hold Carbondale’s 42nd annual Freedom Fund Banquet

The NAACP to hold Carbondale’s 42nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

  More than 150 volunteers raise funds for Rockin’ 4 Relief

People of all ages with Rockin' 4 Relief rocked back and forth all day at different locations across southeast Missouri to raise money for the families of first responders killed in the line of duty.

  Veterans wall in Perryville dedicates new paver garden

The bricks are available for anyone to purchase a message, business or loved one to be etched in stone forever.

  Memorial Car Show in Scott City, Mo. to honor local man

Citizens of Scott City are gathering together on October 12, 2019, to honor local man, Garry Nation.

Kentucky Gov. Bevin and Congressman Rogers announce over $6 Million in grant funding for new Knox County workforce training center

Gov. Bevin, Congressman Rogers AnnounceOver $6 Million in Grant Funding forNew Knox County Workforce Training Center

Mo. Capitol Dome to be lit pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Missouri State Capitol Dome to be lit pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  ‘Day of Service’ at Cape Girardeau schools

From gift baskets to charity work to park cleanup, the school district staff wanted to help those who help the community.

Southeast Hospital nurse received DAISY Award

Southeast Hospital nurse received DAISY Award.

Bost announces southern Ill. Delta Regional Authority investments

Of the seven projects announced, six are located in the 12th Congressional District.

SIU’s Touch of Nature hosting archery hunts for people with disabilities

SIU’s Touch of Nature hosting archery hunts for people with disabilities

  Sikeston students paint on jean jackets to raise money

A Sikeston special education class decorated jean jackets, fundraising for local charities.

  Mystery boy caught making park safe

One witness hopes the boy's parents watch the video so they too can be proud of his act of kindness.

  2 Heartland women give blankets to comfort people in McClure, Ill. after flooding

A couple of Heartland woman have big hearts and talented hands. They’re using both to offer hugs made of fabric to folks in McClure hurt by flooding.

What you need to know Oct. 11

Your news and weather for 10/11

Pulaski County real estate auction now taking bids

Properties to go to auction in Pulaski County.

Baptist Health Medical Group welcomes Pediatric Group of Paducah

Baptist Health Medical Group welcomes Pediatric Group of Paducah

  Driver facing charges after police car hit near crash on I-55

The first crash happened in the southbound lanes of I-55 at the 101 mile marker in Cape Giradeau.

Mo. Attorney General’s Office, local attorneys provide free estate planning for veterans

Missouri Attorney General’s Office and local attorneys provided free estate planned for veterans at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center

Representative Bost announces school safety grants

Representative Bost announces school safety grants, including one to Jackson County, Illinois.

  Southern Illinois domestic violence survivor breaks silence

Students learned the shirts that hang on the clothesline represent a wide spectrum of abuse and violence.

  Cape Girardeau police spread important message on World Mental Health Day

Police said Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day.

Poplar Bluff VA to host pink, purple-out 2K walk

Snacks will be provided and there will be door prizes.

All ages invited to BBQ and ice cream event with Cape Girardeau police

People of all ages are invited.

  Southeast student with disabilities spreads awareness about traffic concerns

One woman wants to make sure drivers are aware of signs, crosswalks and handicap accessible areas because they are essential to those with disabilities.

What you need to know Oct. 10

Your news and weather for 10/10

  Sikeston city council considers ordinance allowing UTVs on city streets

If you own a UTV and live in Sikeston it’s illegal to drive it on city streets, but things could possibly change.

  Humane Society of Southeast Mo. kicks off public campaign for new building

Charlotte Craig said the current building is more than 50 years old.

  Sikeston, Mo. Board of Municipals to install updated water and electric meters

The city of Sikeston, Missouri is ditching the old water and electric meters for new devices.

Paducah Area Transit System receives $215,000 in support funds

Paducah Area Transit System (PATS) is receiving $215,000 from the City of Paducah

Carbondale’s city clerk’s office to close for offsite training

The city clerk’s office of Carbondale, Illinois will be closed for several days to walk-in services while employees go through offsite training.

  You could be a millionaire! $3M lottery ticket sold in Cape Girardeau

The winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at Schnucks.

Jackson, Missouri native graduates U.S. Air Force Basic Training

U.S. Air Force Airman Tyler S. Hill graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Cape Girardeau school counselor honored as Mo. school counselor of the year

The kids at Jefferson Elementary got to give her the good news.

  1 dead after mobile home fire in Cape Girardeau Co., Mo.

The Missouri State Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate.

  Carbondale city leaders approve sale of recreational marijuana

The ordinance goes into effect Sept. 1, 2020.

What you need to know Oct. 9

Your news and weather for 10/9

WKCTC building closed after leaking pipes

The Anderson Techincal Building at Western Kentucky Community and Technical College will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 9 to repair leaky pipes.

  SEMO students make and sell Hawk Sauce for unique school project

The students are from the Southeast Hospitality Management program and have cooked up 310 bottles to sell to anyone, plus another 60 on the way.

  Cape Girardeau may ban tobacco sales to anyone under 21

The city council is hoping to have a decision within a month, according to Deputy City Manager.