Children raise money to help with mission trips through rigorous activities

They each performed an activity to help raise money that goes towards missionaries for the Speed the Light program for Assemblies of God.

  Fatal crash in St. Francois County

  Missouri man missing a week in wrecked car has died

  Howell County, Mo. missing girl found.

2.3 Earthquake in eastern Missouri

St. Louis police fatally shoot man who pointed gun at them

Possible Salmonella contamination sparks recall of Great Value breakfast sausage

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Halloween event raises disability awareness in Jackson

Boy Scouts camp out at Cape airport for merit badges

Pursuit leads to arrest of Salisbury Mo man

West Kentucky’s “Blurring Art and Life: An Evening of Fluxus” has been canceled

Man linked to 2016 rape by DNA sentenced to life in prison

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

Shots fired in Harrisburg, two people injured

Shots fired in Harrisburg, two people injured

  Jury acquits Sikeston man on murder charge

Jurors acquitted Orlando Sheron, Jr. in the April 2016 shooting death of Jay Harris.

Groups ask Missouri gun dealers to help fight gun suicides

Grassroots organizations are working across Missouri to persuade gun-related businesses to help limit access to guns for those contemplating suicide

University of Kentucky to expand student center

The University of Kentucky plans to expand its newly-opened Gatton Student Center to increase dining and student support space

  Searching for Kamille McKinney: Police release video of suspect, person of interest & possibly missing toddler

  Heartland pediatrician, dietitian react to toxic baby food study

  Public safety push could lead to changes at Cape Regional Airport

President Trump plans election eve rally in Kentucky

18 guns stolen from cars in Paducah

  McCracken Co. escapee caught

Multiple drone usage, hemp production programs offered in southern Illinois

Shawnee Community College is hosting a series of free informational programs on drone usage and hemp production.

  Sikeston police catch man wanted by U.S. Marshalls

Sikeston police catch man wanted by U.S. Marshalls.

Arlington woman arrested for promoting contraband and criminal simulation

Arlington woman arrested for promoting contraband and criminal simulation

Prosecutor: Man shot himself in Callaway County chase

No criminal charges will be filed against law enforcement officers involved in a chase in central Missouri that ended when a man died from a gunshot wound

Man sentenced to 91 years in prison for shooting trooper

A 39-year-old Kansas City man was sentenced to 91 years in prison for shooting a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper in the leg during a confrontation at a casino

Community college to host Veterans Day event

Shawnee Community College is set to host its annual Veterans Day event on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

JALC to host solar power event for businesses

Attendees will learn from experts about incentives that could be available for installing solar power.

Police to conduct impaired driving crackdown during Halloween

Herrin Police are urging drivers to plan for a sober ride home.

Heartland road projects 10/18

Here are road projects going on in the Heartland. Drive safely!

  Changes coming to Williamson County Courthouse security policy

Cellphones, recording devices, purses and backpacks are no longer allowed.

Kentucky to lease private prison to ease jail overcrowding

Kentucky officials have announced plans to lease a private prison in Floyd County to provide relief for overcrowded jails in the state

Mo. Treasurer in Cape Girardeau to promote disability employment awareness

Fitzpatrick announced his plans to travel the state promoting National Disability Awareness Month.

Potential La. impacts minimal as PTC 16 tracks through Gulf

An area of low pressure may bring heavy rains this weekend.

Home likely a total loss after fire in Advance, Mo.

No one was inside when the fire began.

Kentucky governor highlights national issues in campaign

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is turning hot-button national issues into bluegrass state reelection themes, while Democratic challenger Andy Beshear is sticking to a state-based script

584 kids killed in St. Louis over 30 years, police say

A new analysis shows that children in St. Louis have been killed at 10 times the national rate for decades

  Missouri State Highway K is causing concerns for local schools

East of the Walmart in Cape Girardeau there are two schools on a busy highway. This issue was brought before the city council on Wednesday by representatives from the transportation trust fund committee.

What you need to know Oct. 18

Your news and weather for 10/18

  Heartland MMA fighter opens up about being bullied

A mixed martial artist from the Heartland is opening up about being bullied and how it lead him to pursue combat sports.

Battling cancer, ‘Courageous Carter’ receives thousands of cards for 10th birthday

Thousands of cards, messages and presents have been pouring in for a young Louisville boy battling cancer.

Man accused of killing father with crossbow, hitting sister with frying pan in custody

Gerald Beavers III, 23, is driving a red 2018 Honda Civic with the license plate number 332-YRT.

Neal E. Boyd and Southeast Fraternity celebrated with new endowment

he Southeast Missouri University Foundation established the Jason J. LeGrand and Neal E. Boyd Endowment.

Ky sex offender arrested for failure to comply with sex offender registration

Ky sex offender arrested for failure to comply.

Former sheriff’s deputy pleads guilty to child pornography

A former sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography

Marion Fire Department earns award from FM Global

Marion Fire Department earns award From FM Global

  Thousands of rape kits untested throughout Missouri

The AG's office plans to create a database of untested rape kits.

Groundbreaking for Saluki Alumni Plaza held Thursday

Staff broke ground for the Saluki Alumni Plaza on Thursday, October 17.

Former Mammoth Cave employee sentenced to prison for theft

Leslie Lewis, of Cave City, a former 30-year employee of Mammoth Cave National Park, was charged by a Grand Jury on January 9, with one count of theft of public money.

  Crews battled large fire near Miner, Mo.

The fire was at Gold Star Enterprises on H Highway, just outside Miner.

About 1,700 water bills with incorrect data mailed out in Mt. Vernon, city says

The City said the software support team is working to correct the problem. They said this is not a problem caused by the new meters.

  New veteran service office opens in Mounds, Ill.

Officer hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment is necessary.

Ex-treasurer pleads guilty to stealing from Missouri church

A former church treasurer in Rogersville has admitted stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the church

MoDOT warns drivers to watch for deer

MoDOT warns drivers to watch for deer

Man found guilty of charges in Carbondale shooting investigation from July

Rodney R. Boyd was found guilty in an investigation into shots fired in Carbondale in July.

  Missing pilot identified as Cape Girardeau doctor, aircraft likely crashed in Gulf of Mexico

The pilot likely crashed in the Gulf of Mexico, according to coast guard officials.

Flags ordered at half-staff to honor Rep. Elijah Cummings

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, of Maryland, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems.

Mo. program would provide more electric car charging stations

The program includes two parts: charging for long-distance travel and charging for local travel.

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

The department is asking for the public’s help getting new fire equipment.

Feds: Retailer broke law by selling rifle in Texas attack

Federal prosecutors say a sporting goods retailer violated the law by selling an AR-15-style rifle and large capacity magazine to a man who used them to kill more than two dozen worshippers at a Texas church

Missouri releases partial 2018-2019 report card for school districts

The APR is an evaluation of how Missouri school districts and charter schools perform each year.

  “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” Mo. to participate in ShakeOut earthquake drill

Participants will practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.”

Missouri man missing a week found alive in crashed car

A 37-year-old Missouri man who had been missing for a week is hospitalized after being found in a wrecked car at the bottom of a ravine

Mobile work zone for pavement sealing to begin in McCracken Co., Ky.

Crews anticipate that work will take about two weeks.

$52,000 grant will go toward epilepsy unit of Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital

The funding will be used to renovate space at the current facility into an epilepsy monitoring unit.

Business reports jewelry, cash taken, Mt. Vernon police search for suspect

Police said the suspect left before the business realized anything was taken.

BBB: Avoid buying Halloween costumes, decorations from unfamiliar sources

According to the BBB staff, shoppers should rely on trusted merchants and websites.

Former IRS employee accused of stealing $5K from taxpayers

A former IRS employee who is accused of stealing more than $5,000 from taxpayers has been arrested

Most Missouri youth aren’t at grade level in English, math

Newly released reports show that fewer than half of Missouri schoolchildren are performing at grade level in English and math

Deck the halls! Blue Bell releases Christmas Cookies Ice Cream

The ice cream company says it has increased production “to meet the unbelievable demand” for the flavor.

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

A city dealing with sinkholes in the Heartland is using radar technology to discover other issues below its streets.

Memphians push to end sales tax on feminine hygiene products

Data shows one in five girls miss school because of a lack of menstrual products.

What you need to know Oct. 17

Your news and weather for 10/17

AG wins restitution for couples stiffed by wedding venue

The Kentucky Attorney General's Office says the owner of a now-closed wedding venue must pay over $27,000 in restitution to nine couples who had their weddings canceled or didn't receive promised services.

Patients with chronic pain protest lack of access to painkillers

The “Don’t Punish Pain Rally” saw several patients who suffer from severe pain spread awareness for people left behind during the opioid crisis.

  Kentucky State Police trooper by day, Elvis Presley by night

Endre Samu has been in law enforcement for more than 40 years. He’s been a Kentucky State Trooper for the past 11 years. You'll never guess what he does to release the pressure of working in law enforcement.

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

A shallow quake hits part of New Madrid County, Mo.

Water projects receive funding in Southeast Missouri

A series of water projects in Southeast Missouri will bring nearly $8 million in improvements to water systems throughout the region.

Bruce Loy to retire as manager of Cape Girardeau Regional Airport

Long-time Cape Girardeau Regional Airport manager Bruce Loy has retired.