Sheriff asks public for help identifying suspect

The McCracken County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in identifying a suspect who threw a lit firework into a man's apartment.

SIU speaks out for international students, challenges new restrictions

Heartland road projects 7/10

Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed due to mechanical issue

  Emergency Face Covering Order to go into effect Monday in Cape Girardeau

Power outages reported in the Heartland after early morning storms

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

Continued Coverage

1 new COVID-19 case in Saline Co.

Stoddard Co. missing juvenile found safe

Bi-County Health reports 8 new COVID-19 cases

  Pier 11 at Green Turtle Bay Marina destroyed after fire

Woman pulled over for driving 107 mph, leads to drug arrest

18-year-old drowns after rope swinging at Black River

Over $16,000 raised for 12 year-old boy assaulted in Cape Girardeau

Over 500 people have donated a total of $16,755 dollars for Ethan Hagler, a 12 year-old Cape Girardeau boy who was assaulted while dancing on July 4.

  Cape Comic Con continues with caution

The Cape Comic Con this weekend has everyone wearing a mask upon entering the building this year in an attempt to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

  Stores selling more masks after Cape County Order

Ace Hardware in Jackson Owner Ken Fluegge says they expect a lot more sales in masks and thinks they are in good shape currently.

  Hundreds march to stop violence in Sikeston

Hundreds took part in a Stop the Violence event in Sikeston where members of the community held a march escorted and joined by officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety.

14 more residents test positive for COVID-19 in Cape Girardeau County

453 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky

10th confirmed COVID-19 case in Reynolds Co.

Dorena-Hickman Ferry is back open

Egyptian Health Department reports 2 more COVID-19 cases

16-year-old arrested in Stoddard County murder case

Bi-County Health reports 15 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 15 new COVID-19 cases on July 11.

Paducah man arrested for June gun theft and prowler incident

Through public assistance, detectives were able to identify Kaleb H. Walker, 25 years old of Paducah, as a suspect in this case.

Missing Paducah woman found safe

A 27-year- old woman who went missing has been found safe.

2.2M earthquake detected near De Soto

On July 10, a 2.2 magnitude earthquake was detected 1.3 miles northwest of De Soto, Missouri.

Rest areas on Interstate 44 in Conway, Missouri, temporarily closed after contractor tests positive for COVID-19

An employee with the company that cleans Missouri’s welcome centers has tested positive for COVID-19.

Changes to the Opening Ceremony at the new Jackson Police Station

While the ribbon-cutting ceremony will still be held outdoors where everyone can maintain safe social distancing, the public station tours are canceled until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.

  Mask required at Cape Comic Con

The event is Saturday and Sunday.

  Cape Girardeau City employee tests positive after attending City Council meeting

The employee was wearing a mask at the meeting, and kept more than 6 ft. away from a majority of the attendees.

  All Jackson R-2 students to return to class

Dr. Link answered parent’s questions in a live Facebook Q & A video earlier this week.

Two more residents test positive for COVID-19 in Reynolds County

There are six active case in the county.

State Historical Society of Mo. announces layoffs

The layoffs, announced on Friday, July 10, were effective immediately.

Crash led to semi-truck hitting 2 buildings, 2 pedestrians, parked vehicles in Benton, Ill.

A crash led to a semi truck running off the road and hitting two buildings, two pedestrians, two parked vehicles and a trailer.

  Heartland businesses try to help curb the spread of COVID-19

How would you rate the effort of the state to stop the spread of Covid 19?

  McCracken Co. deputies investigating business burglary

According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, the EZ Portable Buildings located on Carneal Road were burglarized during the overnight hours of July 5.

  Cape Girardeau Co. Public Health Center issues emergency face coverings order

It goes into effect on Monday, July 13.

Mayfield man arrested on rape, assault charges

He was transported to the Graves County Jail on the charges of rape 1st degree - domestic violence; strangulation 1st degree; assault, 4th degree (domestic violence) minor injury; criminal mischief 3rd degree; tampering with physical evidence; possession of marijuana, and possession of drug parapher

Egyptian Health Department reports three new COVID-19 cases

Two are from Saline County and one is from White County.

  Southern Ill. fire department starts auxiliary department for community

Smith wanted people to know it means more than just bringing snacks and beverages to the scene.

Salukis searching for new opponent

For playing the game in Madison, SIU was set to receive $500,000.

Paducah man arrest on child pornography, imprisonment charges

The girl said Wiley let her leave only after she promised to come back.

  Ky. Commonwealth seeks death penalty for Paducah man accused of killing special education teacher

Kelvin Richardson is accused of killing 56-year-old Carrie D. “CD” McCord.

  Man accused of assaulting 12-year-old Cape Girardeau boy moved to Scott Co. Jail due to safety issues, concerns

The man accused of assaulting a 12-year-old boy in Cape Girardeau, CJ Moore, has turned himself in to the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.

Texas A&M police say student who reported racist notes placed them there himself

In a report released to KBTX on Thursday, police at Texas A&M University said a student who reported finding racist notes on his car’s windshield last month may have placed the papers there himself.

  Inside look at construction for the Cape Girardeau City Hall

The new City Hall is expected to be complete by early fall 2021.

  Police: Wild coyote spotted in Carbondale, Ill. city limits

Police ask that you not approach this animal because it is not a domesticated dog.

Plaza Tire Service donates building, land to Charleston R-I School District

The property is located on South Main Street in Charleston,

Southern Seven Health Department reports 3 new cases of COVID-19

The Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) is reporting eight new recovered cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Perry Co. Health Dept. answers questions on ER physicians testing positive for COVID-19

The health department said while they give guidance on ways to minimize the spread of the virus, they do not regulate or control the operations of any hospitals or other health care facilities.

Eight more COVID-19 cases reported in Franklin-Williamson County area

88 have recovered in Williamson County and 18 have recovered in Franklin County.

Nearly 26K positive cases of COVID-19 in Mo.

The health department reported 886 total hospitalizations in the state and 1,051 deaths.

Perry County, Ill. Health Department confirms one more case of COVID-19

The Perry County Ill, Health Department has been notified of one more positive case of COVID-19.

  ‘Protect your vulnerable loved ones:” Cape Co. Public Health Center warns of increasing COVID-19 cases

There was an increase in overall testing in Cape Girardeau County residents. Even though there has been an increase in testing from April and May, the health center said there has been a higher percentage of tests coming back positive.

Ky. attorney general files motion regarding mandatory mask requirement

Governor Andy Beshear held a briefing at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 10.

1,317 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Illinois

That brings the total number of positive cases to 151,767, including 7,144 deaths.

  TDH reports 1,955 new COVID-19 cases; Shelby Co. positivity rate reaches new heights

The Shelby County Health Department reported 362 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the county’s total case number to 13,135.

  Graves County schools offering virtual classes

Graves County, Kentucky schools offer students a virtual learning experience this fall.

Drive-thru food distributions hosted by SEMO Food Bank

Southeast Missouri Food Bank scheduled more COVID-19 response mobile food distributions.

Public tours of new Jackson police station canceled, ribbon cutting ceremony to go on

Public tours of the new station were canceled until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.

  Southeast Mo. State University to require face coverings starting July 13

Southeast Missouri State University will start requiring face coverings on July 13.

  VintageNOW 11 postponed to 2021

They decided to postpone the event to Saturday, October 9, 2021.

Poplar Bluff library reopens, continues curbside service

Patrons must follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks or cloth face coverings.

  Free COVID-19 testing event in Perry Co., Mo.

The tests are open to all residents of Missouri.

KSP troopers receive virtual traffic safety training during pandemic

According to KSP, the new virtual video program is popular with troopers and the program is being shared with other agencies nationwide.

  Health Department: Missouri’s rate of opioid deaths decreasing

According to the Department, in 2018, the number of opioid overdose deaths in the state peaked at 1,132 deaths. In total for 2019, there were 1,094 opioid overdose deaths.

  Suspicious SUV fire under investigation in Cape Girardeau

Chief Hollis said there was substantial damage to the SUV.

Ky. man accused of biting another man’s finger tip off in fight

Shell was arrested at his home at 5:43 a.m.

Sen. committee to hold hearing on 2020 Election preparations

State and local election officials will testify before the committee about the steps they are taking to ensure safe, secure and accessible elections.

Ky. awarded $100K for human trafficking awareness campaign, training

The funding was awarded as part of DOJ’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Community Policing Development Microgrants Program.

  Suspect sought in irrigation power unit theft from Bollinger Co. farm

An irrigation power unit was reported stolen from a farm field near Sturdivant, Mo.

What you need to know July 10

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Friday, July 10.

  AMBER Alert canceled for 2 children out of McDonald County, Mo.

The children were found safe in Miami, Oklahoma, and the suspect is in custody.

Illinois High School Association adjusts COVID-19 protocols

The announcement comes after the IHSA moved schools into Phase 4 of its return-to-play guidelines

Man injured in single car Graves County Crash

Michael E. Rowland, 38 of Benton was injured in a single car crash in Graves County on July, 9.

  What can you expect during a COVID-19 drive-thru test?

COVID-19 drive thru test

Graves County COVID-19 cases increase to 280

The Graves County Health Department is reporting a total of 280 COVID-19 cases in the county, that is an increase of 21.

Cape Girardeau County Health Department reports 16 new cases of COVID-19

The health department reports the most active COVID-19 cases are in the 20-to-29-year-old age group.

Reynolds County Health center confirms 1 new COVID-19 case

There have been a total of six confirmed positive cases in Reynolds County.

  4,524 total COVID-19 cases in the Heartland as of 7/09

This list also includes residents that have contracted the disease and have recovered.