Jackson County Health Department reports 26 new cases of COVID-19

  Crews respond to house fire on N. Frederick St. in Cape Girardeau

S7HD reports 28 new COVID-19 cases

  Man accused of attempted bank robbery in Sikeston, bank robbery in Charleston, Mo.

Lane reduction on U.S. 51 Ohio River ‘Cairo’ Bridge due to light repairs

Egyptian Health Department reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 31 new cases

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Egyptian Health Department reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 31 new cases

Perry County, Ill. reports 21 new cases of COVID-19

National Historic Park established in Ste. Genevieve

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

Bi-County Health Department reports 58 new COVID-19 cases

Total cases of COVID-19 in Ill. pass 400K

Heartland Voter Guide: Nov. 3, 2020

The general election is Tuesday, November 3. Here is some information you need to know before you vote.

Study: 1 to 2 million tons of US plastic trash go astray

The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and roadways, according to a new study of U.S. plastic trash.

Cape Girardeau Public School Dist. to close to students Monday, Tuesday before Thanksgiving for cleaning

The Cape Girardeau Public School District says students will not be in session the entire week of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tiger at Tennessee zoo tests positive for COVID-19

Three tigers at Zoo Knoxville are in isolation after one of the big cats tested positive for COVID-19.

Ky. Senate candidate Amy McGrath makes campaign stop in Paducah

Senator McConnell stops in Owensboro to campaign

Drive-thru flu clinic underway in Jackson, Mo.

Ill. Gaming Board license approvals on hold, delays Walker’s Bluff casino plans

Ill. ballot issue: Graduated income tax amendment

Flash flooding causes road closures

Heartland road projects 10/30

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

Unlicensed Missouri dog breeder charged with animal abuse

Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed 24 criminal charges against an unlicensed dog breeder in southern Missouri.

What you need to know Oct. 30

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Friday, Oct. 30.

Hamilton County Health Department reports 3 new cases of COVID-19

There have been 152 lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

  Rain impacts harvest for Heartland farmers

Farming brothers Jason and Barry Bean said it’s a challenge to harvest their soybeans, cotton and rice right now.

Reynolds County Health Department announces a total of 138 positive cases of COVID-19

The Reynolds County Health Department has announced a total of 138 COVID-19 cases in the county.

Jackson County Health Department reports 1 new COVID-19 related death, 19 new cases

There are 172 active cases are being managed.

Graves County Health Department announces 11 more cases of COVID-19

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 898.

Cape Girardeau Co. Public Health Center reports 42 new cases of COVID-19, 1 additional death

The health center said the newly reported death on Thursday was an individual over 100 years old.

  IHSA and Gov. Pritzker not seeing eye-to-eye on winter sports

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced during his daily briefing on Thursday, October 29 that winter sports, including basketball, would be moved to the spring.

Mo. ballot issue: Amendment 3

Amendment 3 would amend Article III of the Missouri Constitution to change some things from Amendment 1 that was passed in 2018.

Mounds Head Start temporarily closed due to COVID-19

Classes will return on Nov. 9.

  Curbside, absentee voting in Cape Girardeau County

Voters can cast their curbside, absentee ballots on October 30 from 8 am till 4:30 pm.

Egyptian Health Department reports 2 more COVID-19 related deaths, 29 new cases

Two new cases are in White County, one new case is in Gallatin County, and 27 new cases are in Saline County.

Mo. ballot issue: Amendment 1

A ballot issue in Missouri is Amendment 1, which addresses state executive term limits.

  Sikeston DPS officers take Crisis Intervention Training

The classes, held at the Sikeston headquarters, are a way to keep area law enforcement up to date on de-escalation techniques.

S7HD reports 28 new COVID-19 cases

Alexander County has 10 new COVID-19 cases, one case is in Hardin County, 10 more cases are in Johnson County, three cases are in Massac County, both Pope and Pulaski Counties have one new case, Union County has two.

Independent team to review Missouri Veterans Home, seeking family input

The number, (314) 552-6665, will be open until Nov. 4, families should request to speak to Brian Kaveney.

Beshear confirms 3rd-highest day ever of new Ky. virus cases: ‘This virus seeks people out'

Gov. Andy Beshear announced that there were 1,821 new positive cases of the virus Thursday, including 19 more deaths.

  SEMO VS. SIU: ‘War for the Wheel’ game to air on KFVS12

KFVS12 is scheduled to broadcast the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks versus the Southern Illinois Salukis football game on October 30.

Illinois small businesses, communities to receive $94 million in emergency relief funds

$35 million has been directed to regions currently under mitigations to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, or where mitigations will soon take effect.

Bi-County Health Department reports 56 new COVID-19 cases

Franklin County have 20 new cases, and Williamson County has 36 new cases.

  Busy weekend expected for Haunted Hall of Horrors in Cape Girardeau

If numbers stay on trend, the assistant recreation division manager said this may be their best and busiest year yet.

103,305 cases of COVID-19 in Ky.

The positivity rate in Kentucky is currently 6.04 percent.

Gov. Parson discusses hospital bed, ventilator availability in Mo.

The positivity rate in Missouri is currently 11.6 percent.

Tennessee has more than 26K active cases of COVID-19; 2,660 new cases, 22 more deaths reported Thursday

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 188 new coronavirus cases and one more death within the last 24 hours.

Largest single-day increase of COVID-19 cases in Ill. with 6,363

Currently, 7,542,098 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the state.

COVID-19 resurgence mitigations to take effect in Region 3 on Nov. 1

Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced mitigations for Region 3, West Central Illinois, starting at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, November 1.

  Husband, wife arrested in connection to break-ins at Mt. Vernon storage facility they manage

The assistant police chief called the Bauers suspects in the break-ins.

  Calloway Co., Ky. School Dist. to go all virtual

All extra-curricular activities were also suspended in Calloway County Schools starting on Monday, November 2.

Tony La Russa comes out of retirement to manage White Sox

Tony La Russa was hired to manage the Chicago White Sox.

  WATCH: Timelapse captures eerily calm eye of Zeta moving over NOLA

About halfway through the video, the eye passes over, revealing a stunning pink-orange sunset.

  Regulators suspend Missouri nursing home COVID-19 test lab

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services earlier this week suspended Gamma Healthcare’s Poplar Bluff license.

  Free COVID-19 testing at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau available every Thursday

Starting on October 29, free COVID-19 testing will be available every Thursday at Arena Park.

Natural gas rates to increase 3 cents for Ameren Mo. customers

Natural gas customers will see a 3-cent rate increase under a filing that will take effect on November 1.

Market House Square in Paducah to reopen in time for holiday shopping

The road will reopen to traffic on Monday, November 2. The annual Holiday Open House is set for November 7 and 8.

  2-day drive-thru COVID-19 testing event scheduled in Harrisburg, Ill.

The free testing event will be held at the movie theater parking lot at Arrowhead Plaza on Friday, Oct. 30 and on Halloween.

  Rash of vehicle break-ins reported in Mayfield, Ky.

Police said over the past couple of weeks, and in every case reported, each vehicle broken into was left unlocked.

What you need to know Oct. 29

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Thursday, Oct. 29.

Upcoming COVID-19 testing in New Madrid, Butler Counties

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will host community testing events in New Madrid and Butler Counties.

  Heartland gun shop see increase in sales before election

Marshall says sales could increase after the election

First death of Hurricane Zeta reported in New Orleans

Emergency personnel in New Orleans are reporting what appears to be the first death linked to Hurricane Zeta.

Portageville High School goes virtual due to COVID-19

Students, grades 9 through 12, will be attending classes online until November 6.

Hamilton County Health Department reports 6 new COVID-19 cases

Two people are currently hospitalized.

MLB says Turner violated protocols when he returned to field

Justin Turner violated coronavirus protocols when he celebrated with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and he refused instructions from security to leave the field, behavior that Major League Baseball said risked the safety of others.

$1 million bond set for suspects arrested in Jonesboro woman’s murder

Jonesboro police have arrested three people in connection to the murder of a 22-year-old woman.

8 more COVID-19 cases in Graves Co.

The Graves County Health Department reported eight more COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

  Wallingford, Leighton running for Mo. House of Representatives Dist. 147

Wayne Wallingford and Andy Leighton are running for Mo. House of Representatives Dist. 147.

Perry County, Ill. reports 15 new cases of COVID-19

Currently there are 68 active cases, 380 recoveries, and 16 deaths.

  Paducah holds virtual First Responders Education Day

First responders education day for the public.

  Heartland school district returns to remote learning due to quarantined teachers

The Frankfort Community School District’s staff is ill and having to quarantine, resulting in staff shortages. That has led Superintendent Matt Donkin to switch all classes remote.

Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Trigg Co.

According to KSP, an officer with the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Forest Circle near Cadiz around 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Gov. Beshear calls for communities to work together; 1,864 new COVID-19 cases reported

Kentucky had 1,864 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 28, with 14 new deaths.

Cape Girardeau County Health Department reports 59 new cases of COVID-19

60 people are currently hospitalized.

Paducah-McCracken Co. NAACP shares petition to remove superintendent, members of school board

A petition posted online is calling for the immediate removal of the Paducah School superintendent and members of the school board.

Egyptian Health Department reports 17 new cases of COVID-19

10 are in Saline County, two are in Gallatin County, and three are in White County.

  Community Partnership of Southeast joins program to help keep apartment tenants safe

With the help of the Cape Girardeau Police Department, the apartment complex is shifting its focus to safety.

  Ribbon cutting for new grocery store company in Jackson

What was formerly CountryMart is now HARPS Foods which has remodeled some of the inside and outside of the store and made plenty of adjustments since their original start date in May.