Gov. Parson to hold briefing at Mo. State Fair

The governor will tour different events at the fair and hold a news briefing at 12 p.m.

  Iron Co. murder suspect in custody

Beshear defends recommendation to delay in-person classes as some Kentucky schools defy him

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

  Livingston County Schools met to discuss Gov. Beshear’s at-home learning recommendation

  District 95 partners with Boys and Girls Club for the upcoming School Year

Humane Society of Southeast Missouri to start construction of new facility

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Graves County Health Department announces 20 more cases of COVID-19

  Foster care and adoption adjust to COVID-19; hold virtual adoption hearings

  Stoddard County Fair canceled due to COVID-19

Smaller crowd, tighter rules await spectators at Kentucky Derby 146

  Students return to SIU campus with move-in modifications

  Jackson R-2 School District cuts down school supply list

  Murphysboro Apple Festival postponed until 2021

Organizers said they decided to postpone the rest of this year's festival due to the increasing number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 in and around Jackson County, Ill.

S7HD reports 26 new recovered cases of COVID-19

Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) reported eight new cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region.

$46M in emergency grants awarded to small businesses in Ill.

Some southern Illinois businesses will be receiving $10,000 or $20,000 each.

87 active COVID-19 cases in Cape Girardeau Co.

The Cape Girardeau Health Department reported 87 active COVID-19 cases on August 12.

Power failure results in a fire on the campus of John A. Logan College

Egyptian Health Department reports 2 new cases of COVID-19 in White County

Bootheel Bridge Bundle design-build project to improve more than 15 bridges

SoutheastHEALTH Foundation announces scholarship awards

Graceland to host first-ever drive-in during Elvis Week

742 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jackson Co. since start of pandemic

  Heartland Boy Scouts build outdoor games for VA medical center

He wanted to give the veterans that live in or visit the center some outdoor fun.

1,595 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Mo.

They reported a total of 62,530 cases and 1,323 deaths.

Kentucky to receive $6 million from the cares act for economic development

The Department for Local Government (DLG) has been awarded an additional $6 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the Economic Development Association (EDA).

Perry County, Ill. reports 1 new case of COVID-19

Currently there are 72 active cases, 114 released from isolation, and three deaths.

Bi-County Health Department investigates COVID-19 outbreak at LTC; reports 19 new COVID-19 cases in region

Three cases are in Franklin County, and 16 are in Williamson County.

Mt. Vernon, Ill. man facing charges in child porn investigation

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, detectives received information on August 10 of suspect child porn activity.

  1,163 new cases of COVID-19 in Ky.

Despite "feeling under the weather," Governor Andy Beshear announced on Facebook he will hold a briefing on the COVID-19 response in Kentucky at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

The KFVS12 Summer Blood Drive

KFVS12 and the local American Red Cross are teaming up for the annual KFVS Summer Blood Drive, a region-wide effort to supply the area with much-needed blood supplies.

Man facing charges in connection to death fo Du Quoin, Ill. man on sidewalk at Carbondale business

Kern is accused of unintentionally killing 49-year-old Budgy Miller, of Du Quoin, by shoving him so hard it caused him to be propelled backward and to hit his head on a concrete sidewalk, causing his death.

  Southeast Mo. State hoping to fight coronavirus with ‘Protect the Nest’ plan

When the students return, they will have certain rules to follow.

1,645 new cases of COVID-19 in Ill.

Currently, 3,189,801 individuals have been tested for COVID-19 in Illinois.

  Tennessee reports 18 new virus-related deaths, 1,478 more cases

The Shelby County Health Department says 119 new coronavirus cases have been identified since Tuesday afternoon, a large difference compared to previous case increases reported in July.

Northbound I-55 exit ramp at 100 mile marker reopened

The Interstate 55 exit ramp at the 100 mile marker reopened just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12.

  North Carolina woman who grew up on a plantation turns 103

A North Carolina woman is celebrating a new milestone with her family and friends as she turns 103 years old.

Laborers’ Local 773 to hold 2 drive-thru food distributions

The drive-thru events will take place in Metropolis and Herrin on Thursday, Aug. 13.

Small earthquake recorded near Portageville, Mo.

The epicenter of the earthquake was just south of Highway 162 along the Little River.

  McCracken County Schools postpone in-person classes

Students will still start school on Aug. 24, but will attend classes online through the district’s Virtual/Distance Learning plan.

  Murphysboro starts new school year with blended schedule, new superintendent

Murphysboro Unit School District #186 will begin the 2020-2021 academic year on August 17.

What you need to know Aug. 12

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Wednesday, Aug. 12.

  Rte. 146 closed at railroad crossing in Ware, Ill. for repairs

The railroad crossing on Rte. 146 in Ware will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12 through 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13.

Gov. Beshear: ’Both my family and I are okay’

“I want to thank everybody out there who sent their thoughts and their prayers,” Beshear said.

  Heartland communities hoping for a rise in Census responses

Carbondale Main Street is holding a Census event on Wednesday.

  Lake County mask mandate

Lake County Mayor Denny Johnson has issued a mask mandate for the county.

Bi-County Health reports one more COVID-19 related death

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department announced the sixth death in Williamson County related to COVID-19.

10 new COVID-19 cases reported in Jackson Co.

The Jackson County Health Department reported ten more COVID-19 cases in Jackson County.

  Cutler community cleans up after severe storm damage Monday night

Monday night’s storms packed a big punch in one small community in Southern Illinois.

Heartland road projects 8/11

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

  Nurse recommends treating masks like daily laundry

Now that masks have been introduced into many people's lives as a daily accessory, they are constantly being worn and get dirty just like the rest of the clothes you wear.

Paducah man, woman arrested in connection to thefts from vehicles

Detectives learned that one of the stolen credit cards was used at an area business shortly after the reported thefts.

  Canceled sporting events affect Heartland business

Sports fans miss watching sports in person.

604 recovered COVID-19 cases in Cape Girardeau Co.

The Cape Girardeau County Health Department reported 87 active COVID-19 cases on August 11.

  Illinois Centre Mall in Marion, Ill. under new ownership

Cabaness said they are not just going to lock into what the group is wanting, they are hearing out the conversations being held across the region.

  Fifth man in custody in connection to Cape Girardeau murder investigation

According to Cape Girardeau police, Jaden Young, 20 of Cape Girardeau, turned himself in to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, August 7.

  City of Cape Girardeau seeking land for new sportsplex

The city hopes this project will be underway in early 2022.

Egyptian Health Department reports two more COVID-19 cases

The Egyptian Health Department reported two more COVID-19 cases on August 11 .

1 new death, 87 active COVID-19 cases in Perry Co., Ill.

The Perry County Health Department reported two additional confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

S7HD confirms 9 new cases of COVID-19 in Southern Seven region

The Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) reported nine new cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region on August 11.

Perryville School District No. 32 releases school plan

How do we get our kids here safe? How do we keep them here?”

Duckworth hosts virtual meeting with southern Illinois Mayors

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth held a virtual meeting with eight mayors from the Southern Illinois Mayor’s Association to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their communities Tuesday.

  Governor candidate, State Auditor Galloway stops in Cape Girardeau on statewide tour

She was in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, August 11 at the Laborers’ International Union at 2:30 p.m.

Rend Lake College receives $5.3M for new Allied Health building

Construction of a new Allied Health building at Rend Lake College could be starting soon thanks to $5.3 million in funding from the Rebuild Illinois capital plan.

Nearly 36K cases of COVID-19 in Ky.

The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported a total of 35,793 cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 783 deaths.

RLC receives grant for Wi-Fi expansion

Rend Lake College students will see expanded Wi-Fi internet access on campus after the college was awarded a Career and Technical Education Improvement Grant.

  Gov. Parson attends broadband development event in Sikeston

Gov. Parson attended a broadband development event at SEMO Electric Cooperative in Sikeston on Tuesday.

981 new cases of COVID-19 in Mo.

The total number of cases in the state is at 60,935, with 1,312 deaths.

Gov. Beshear, First Lady test negative for COVID-19, ‘feeling better’ according to governor’s office

The Office of the Governor announced that Beshear and his family have tested negative for COVID-19 and are recovering.

1,549 new cases of COVID-19 in Ill.

The health department is reporting a total of 196,948 cases of COVID-19, including 7,657 deaths.

’There was no way I was going to pass her off’: Lt. Gov. talks holding baby during COVID-19 press conference

Never wake a sleeping baby – even when you need to address the state of Kentucky.

Mower snags guy wire on traffic light, blocking northbound I-55 on-ramp

A traffic light is hanging down and blocking the northbound Interstate 55 on-ramp.

Gov. Beshear to hold COVID-19 briefing at 3 p.m.

Currently, 700,417 Kentuckians have been tested for the virus.

  Crews continue to restore power to hundreds after storms

Storms Monday night downed trees and power lines throughout southern Illinois and southeast Missouri.

Nine Central Texas men including 3 soldiers snared in two-day child prostitution sting

Nine Central Texas men, three of them Fort Hood soldiers, were snared in a two-day child sex trafficking sting in Killeen, police said Monday.

Jet skier saves swimmer from drowning in Current River

A jet skier on the Current River was at the right spot, at the right time in Ripley County on Sunday afternoon.

Early morning crash breaks utility pole, causes power outage

The crash happened at Washington Street between Union Street and Hubble Creek in Jackson, Mo.

Public asked to help identify driver involved in crash

Police said the driver, of what appears to be a red passenger car with the significant damage to the rear driver’s side, left the scene of a crash.

What you need to know Aug. 11

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Tuesday, Aug. 11.

KSP investigating fatal collision in Dawson Springs

Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville was requested by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department around 8:57 P.M. on August 7, 2020, in reference to a vehicle striking a motorcycle.

  JALC announces reopening plan for fall semester, including mandatory drive thru screenings

JALC will offer four types of class formats for students and implement social distancing and health screening measures on campus.