Missouri bill proposes library review boards, removing “inappropriate sexual material”

A proposed bill in Missouri's House looks to restrict content at public libraries that is deemed "inappropriate" by an elected board.

  Bell City High School helps kids with hygiene supplies

Dexter woman collides with Calloway County dump truck

2 men fled McCracken Co. Sheriff Officers

Paducah man arrested for assaulting woman with BB gun

Kentucky State Police: Escaped Christian Co. inmate back in custody

  Dippin’ Dots recovering after explosion at manufacturing facility

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  11-year-old Jackson boy returns home after receiving new heart

Caruthersville man sentenced to 5 years, $6,000 fine for Medicaid fraud.

Construction to begin on phase 2 of Jackson, Mo. roundabout

  Surveillance video captures moment EF-2 tornado rips through S.C. high school

Man wanted in connection to shots fired at Poplar Bluff, Mo. motel; reward offered

Owner of boat that sank, killing 17, settles final lawsuit

Murphysboro, Ill. man sentenced to 1 year in prison on weapon charge

While arresting Bone, officers say they found a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun in the waistband of his pants.

Heartland road projects 1/17

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

  Dog whose mouth was sealed shut with rubberbands, is now available for adoption

St. Francis CARE is now accepting applications to adopt the dog.

2 juveniles arrested in Cape Girardeau armed robbery from June 2019

Hann said the juveniles lured the victim to an abandoned home to rob them.

  Crews respond to house fire in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Construction to being on Perry County schools FEMA shelter

Man facing drug charges after traffic stop in Ballard County, Ky.

  2 former employees of mental health center arrested, 1 wanted on misconduct charges

Methamphetamine found on ground and in vehicle man arrested

  Cape Girardeau opens Broadway flood gate, Themis gate remains closed

Man facing drug charges in Ky.

They said he was driving under the influence as well.

Tennessee lawmaker creates bill to add child care options for state employees

A Tennessee state senator from Memphis has created a bill to give state workers child care options.

KYTC assuming all responsibility for issuing REAL ID

REAL ID complaint license and IDs are not going to be available in Circuit Court Clerk offices.

Mo. Attorney General warns of scams ahead of Chiefs Championship game

Those who wish to buy tickets should use National Football League approved retailers.

  Sikeston, Mo. seventh grade student heads up drive to help foster children

Seventh grader, Caroline Blanton is heading a drive to help kids in foster care.

  Court rules parts of Missouri voter ID law as unconstitutional

Missouri’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday January, 14 that requiring a photo ID to cast a ballot is unconstitutional.

What you need to know Jan. 17

Your news and weather for 1/17

  First Women’s March in Cape Girardeau

The Women's March will take place at Capaha Park.

Remains of Sesser, Ill. soldier killed in Korean War return home

Army Cpl. William L. Brown, 18, of Sesser, Ill., was killed in the Korean War.

Kentucky Senate: Have state elections in even-numbered years

It would shift the statewide elections to even-numbered years starting in 2028.

‘What a glorious day’: Arkansas inmates get baptized while in jail

The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office made a big announcement concerning the spirituality of their inmates.

Ameren Ill. prepares for winter weather

Ameren Illinois is preparing for winter weather expected to impact the region tomorrow morning.

  More than $1,000 worth of items stolen from Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau

$1,200 dollars worth of items were stolen

Records lost from Marion Eye Center

Marion Eye Center will be contacting affected patients via mail.

All employees not obeying vaccine directive at Univ. of Arkansas

The state Health Department says there had been 37 mumps cases at UA as of Friday, 1/10.

Corps of Engineers begin Phase I floodfight in Heartland areas

Current National Weather Service forecasts call for the Mississippi River to crest at 50 feet on the Cairo gage around January 18-19.

Body found near Brookport Bridge in 2018 identified as Louisville, Ky. man

The coroner said the family requested his name be withheld.

Legislation filed in Mo. to fight call ‘spoofing’

House Bill 2175 would add call spoofing to Missouri’s existing no-call list statute.

Power crew uses equipment to lift overturned semi blocking traffic on southbound I-69

The crash was between Benton and Mayfield just south of the U.S. 641 Spur Benton Interchange.

Man charged with arson for fire at Harrisburg, Ill. Walmart

James S. Curtis, of Eldorado, Ill., was arrested for arson and other charges.

Poplar Bluff police identify man in connection to toy theft

Detective Mustain said the man left the store with a cart full of toys.

  I-155 bridge, casino in Caruthersville, Mo. re-opened after barge crash

The bridge will be closed for an unknown amount of time

  Power restored after outage affected more than 2,000 in Cape Girardeau County

As of 9:18 a.m. the majority of power had been restored.

Ill. bill lowers retirement age to 60 for DHS security employees

The legislation would benefit security employees at DHS facilities, like Chester Mental Health Center.

  Grand Tower, Ill. fire likely sparks in basement of home, fire marshal investigating

Wright said the electric was on, but the gas was off.

  Hayti, Mo. woman seriously injured in crash

Both drivers were wearing safety devices at the time of the crash.

What you need to know Jan. 16

Your news and weather for 1/16

  Cape Girardeau firefighters brush up on lifesaving skills

Firefighters said, the goal of the training was to try and prepare for the unexpected.

Officials discuss 2020 flood outlook at event Murphysboro event

Multiple state and national agencies were at the expo style event to highlight how the farmers, homeowners and businesses can prepare for the next flood.

  Heartland farmers “cautiously optimistic” about new China trade agreement

Heartland farmers are calling the trade agreement a great step forward, but want to see if China will uphold their commitment to buy more in U.S. goods.

Ledbetter Ky. woman dies in crash, driver charged

The driver was taken to the Marshal County Detention Center, where he faces several charges.

Man sentenced, to 40 years in prison for sexual crimes, in Graves County Ky.

He must register as a sex offender for life.

3 found with mortar round at gate to Pearl Harbor base trigger security scare

Gates on the base were closed for approximately two hours.

  Looking ahead to the 2019 tax season

One change has come when filing your 2019 tax returns.

  $3M Asphalt plant coming to Murphysboro Industrial Park this Summer

The asphalt plant will be fully up and running by May of this year.

  Poplar Bluff students create possible 911 app

The students will present the app in Feb.

  Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge ready at new location

Event leaders hope this year's new location brings more people out to the event.

  Local lawmaker reacts to the State of State address

Governor parson said he has four main priorities this year building stronger communities ,workforce and education , infrastructure and government reform.

3 arrested after ‘cages’ for children found in Alabama home

Three people have been arrested in a child abuse investigation after Lee County authorities discovered children were locked in cages.

  Heartland organization to help light porches in Cape Girardeau

Ameren Missouri are providing 500 energy efficient light bulbs for the project.

  Mo. Governor delivers 2020 State of the State address

Missouri Governor Mike Parson delivered the 2020 State of the State address on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

  Endangered Caruthersville, Mo. woman still missing; family expands search to other states

Police believe Michele Bell is in danger.

2.3 magnitude earthquake reported near Dyersburg Tn.

The earthquake was reported about 2.5 miles north of Dyersburg Tn.

Paducah man arrested, person of interest in several ‘gun-related incidents’

According to the sheriff’s office, Ricky Cole is also a person of interest in several reports of shots fired throughout McCracken County.

  $7.5M hemp processing plant coming to Du Quoin, Ill. this spring

It will be located in the former General Henry Bakery.

2 arrested after police chase through 3 counties, crash into squad cars

The police chase went through Jefferson, Marion and Wayne Counties in southern Illinois.

  NWS confirms tornado damage in parts of Mo., Ill. and Ky.

The National Weather Service reports they found preliminary tornado damage in Jackson, Missouri and near Ware, Illinois.

“Integrity. Service. Purrr-ide” ISP introduces therapy cats

State police call the pair a few of the ISP Feline Division’s best kept secrets.

  Tip line created for information on missing son of 2 Mo. judges, reward offered

He was last seen in the Downtown Sacramento area.

  2.5 magnitude earthquake recorded in Tenn.

Officials upgraded the quake from Tuesday, Jan. 14

  Missouri State Highway Patrol seeks recruits, updates tattoo policy

The application deadline is Feb. 16.

Woman arrested, wanted by police for endangering a child

Stacy E. Turner was wanted on a warrant for endangering the life or health of a child.

What you need to know Jan. 15

Your news and weather for 1/15

  Pond upgrade next for Capaha Park improvements

After not seeing any major work for decades, the pond at Capaha Park will drained and upgraded this year.

  Charleston, Mo. man sentenced to life in prison for shooting at trooper in 2017

A man will spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting at a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.

  Man shot, suspect arrested in Poplar Bluff Mo.

The victim remains in critical condition.

Benton Ky. man arrested on gun, theft charges

A handgun was missing from a hidden location along with 65 Oxycodone pills.

  Cape Central High School creates club to encourage student to become teachers

New club encourages students to become teachers