The Coronavirus is impacting the Stock Market

If you keep up with the stock market you may have noticed a big drop today!

  Harrah’s Metropolis Casino and Hotel to reopen after flooding damage

Kindness crew reverses frowns at JFK Montessori School

Paducah, Ky. man arrested for threatening officers

Deputies investigating after equipment stolen from Carlisle County, Ky. business

  Ky. Governor announces new terminal and $5M for airport in Paducah

  Search underway for escaped inmate

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  Arrest warrant issued for Carbondale shooting suspect

The Gibson Center awarded highest level accreditation

Jackson Co., Ill. receives StormReady recognition

Childproof packaging removed in most accidental poisonings in children, study says

2 arrested after leading officers on chase through Mt. Vernon, Ill.

Reward offered in Gideon, Mo. business arson

Spring fire ban underway in Kentucky

Authorities in Kentucky want to remind residents the Spring Fire Ban is from Feb. 15 through April.

WIN Initiative project continues in Paducah

The construction project on South 6th Street from Ohio Street to Norton in Paducah is nearing completion.

Small earthquake shakes south of the Bootheel

A 2.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded south of Manila, Arkansas on Monday morning.

High-tech mobile science center set to visit elementary school

The goal of the visit is to teach students about agriculture and its vital role in their everyday lives.

Boat recovered, 2 teens and adult still missing after weekend boating tournament at Pickwick Lake

I-24 westbound open after crashes in McCracken Co., Ky.

Flooded, closed roads in the Heartland

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

  Life Hacks with Laura: Cleaning your showerhead

BBB: What to watch for in rental scams

  New Madrid man seriously injured in crash on US 61

Officials said he was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

2.5 magnitude earthquake recorded in New Madrid Co., Mo.

Maps show the quake as closest to Malden, Parma and Risco, Mo.

What you need to know Feb. 24

Your news and weather for 2/24

Sullivan Co. Sheriff’s Office warns against fake GoFundMe for missing toddler

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is warning people against a fake GoFundMe for a missing toddler.

Cave-in-Rock Ferry expected to resume service Feb. 25

It is unknown how long the ferry will be closed due to floodwaters.

  Heartland couple endure Coronavirus scare in China

For now, they have no plans to return home and plan to stay there until September when Kacie's school contract ends.

  Community supports fire department with auction and soup dinner

One man made the trip from Troy, Mo, to help support the cause. He wanted to make sure to support them after firefighters there saved his life from a car crash in 2014.

Barge strike reported at the U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge

The U.S. Coast Guard has reported a barge hit on the U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge at Paducah this morning.

  Construction of Center Junction Diverging Diamond Interchange to begin

The interchange is at I-55 and Route 61 (mile marker 99) between Cape Girardeau and Jackson.

Reward offered for information on bull elk poaching in Knott Co.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is offering a $4000 reward for information leading to an arrest of bull elk poachers in Knott County.

Kentucky mother feels daughter’s heartbeat in organ recipient

A Kentucky family got an opportunity to meet the man who received their daughters heart.

  Authorities in Carbondale Ill. investigate the report of shots fired

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Carbondale Police Department.

  Police chase leads to crash and arrest in Cape Girardeau Mo.

The driver was arrested and taken to jail.

Fallen Kirkwood Mo., police officer has ties to the Heartland

The officer was killed in the line of duty on Oct. 11, 1898.

  Couple who vanished during California getaway found alive

An academic couple who vanished during a getaway in the woods of Northern California coastline has been found by search-and-rescue workers who spent almost a week looking for them and gave up hopes of finding them alive.

2 arrested in N.C., found driving stolen vehicle connected to Tennessee Amber Alert, deputies say

A man and woman were arrested in connection to an Amber Alert Friday after being found driving a stolen vehicle connected to the investigation in Wilkes County.

One killed in crash in Saline Co., Ill.

According to Illinois State Police, authorities were called to a crash on Feb. 21 around 8:12 p.m. on U.S. 45 at Cook Rd.

Paducah Ky., man arrested for stealing metal from business

He was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail on numerous theft and drug related charges.

This stinks: Garlic prices are going up

The outbreak is causing garlic supply disruptions in China, the world’s largest garlic producer.

  Washington Co. Mo. officials investigating deputy involved shooting

Both shootings happened on Feb. 22.

  2 suspects wanted for scamming, intimidating 2 elderly women

The Graves County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects wanted for scamming two separate elder women, who both live alone, in late January.

  New features and ticket fee at Capaha Field

Five dollar tickets for SEMO baseball games

Baby born in Birmingham on 02/20/20 at 2:20!

Harrison was born at Grandview Hospital in Birmingham on 02/20/20 at 2:20 p.m. But that’s not all.

  Southern Illinois counties say there’s a need for a four lane expressway

City leaders from four southern Illinois counties met to discuss a road project to makes drivers commutes safer.

Woman sentenced to 10 years in southeast Mo. meth trafficking investigation; will be deported after serving term

A woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison and will be deported to Mexico after serving her term.

Paducah man wanted in connection to shooting

Police say a woman and three children were inside the home at the time, but none were injured.

  Cape Central Junior High School’s first robotics team heads to state

The team competes next Saturday at the Missouri State Championship for VEX Robotics.

  Scott County, Mo. student pledge ‘No One Eats Alone’

During the lunch period, the students signed a pledge to provide assistance and welcome others when they notice a student is alone.

Comptroller Susana Mendoza is keynote speaker at Celebrate Women reception

Illinois State Comptroller, Susana Mendoza will be the special guest speaker for “Votes for Women: A Centennial” at the 24th annual “Celebrate Women: Honoring Inclusive Excellence” reception and awards ceremony.

Design-build teams selected to complete for Bootheel bridge bundle project

The Missouri Department of Transportation has collected Statements of Qualification from prospective design-build teams for the Bootheel Bridge Bundle project.

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley to stop in Cape Girardeau on book tour

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley will stop in Cape Girardeau on his book tour.

Mo. woman pleads guilty to assaulting infant, misleading law enforcement

Her sentencing will be set once a U.S. District Judge accepts the plea.

  Illinois man, 80, released in 1960 triple-killing

Chester Weger was granted parole in November.

Juvenile driver strikes utility pole, thrown from vehicle in rollover crash

The juvenile was ejected and suffered serious injuries.

Appeals court keeps block on Mississippi 6-week abortion ban

A federal appeals court is keeping a block on a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions as early as six weeks - when many women may not even know they are pregnant.

City of Paducah recovers from IT security concern

New security measures include system wide password resets and use of advanced active threat detection.

Arkansas leads U.S. in meth use, study finds

Arkansas leads the nation in the number of people testing positive for meth, according to a study by Millennium Health.

TBI releases new information on vehicle possibly connected to Amber Alert for missing toddler

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has uncovered new information regarding an Amber Alert that was issued Wednesday for a 15-month-old girl out of Sullivan County.

Heartland road projects 2/21

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

  1 injured, in multiple vehicle crash on I-55, all lanes open

One driver was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

East Prairie students receive gear from Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid

Next, the kids are headed to the Ozarks to do a little fly fishing.

  Havco Wood Products announces plan to reduce workforce in Scott City

This will affect around 40 to 50 workers.

What you need to know February 21

Your news and weather for Feb. 21

  ‘Earthquake 101’ held in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

An “Earthquake 101” event is being held on Thursday night, February 20.

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

Drivers with less education or jobs that typically pay less may face higher car insurance rates, according to an industry insider.

  Female inmates make hats for cancer patients, kids and the homeless

The women have made about 1,500 hats and wigs so far.

  Natural disaster tax breaks

If you’ve dealt with severe weather, flooding, or any natural disaster, experts said there are tax benefits that you may not even know about.

Woman fatally struck by NYX float identified

The accident happened around 8 p.m. on Feb. 19 near the intersection of Magazine Street and Valence Street.

  Retired Catholic priest in southeast Mo. pleaded not guilty on child sex abuse charges

A retired Catholic priest in the Heartland was charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse with children.

McCracken Co. deputies investigating arson

While fighting the fire, fire personnel reported the strong smell of gasoline coming from unburned portions of the home.

City of Paducah watching river stage forecast for Ohio River

Most of the city’s pump stations already are in operation due to the river level. The first pump station started operating when the river was at 27.5 feet.

  Hickman, Ky. landslide 1 year later

Despite a rainy start to 2020, city leaders say it appears not much has changed.

DEA launches Operation Crystal Shield, 1 hub in St. Louis

A hub of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Operation Crystal Shield opened in St. Louis.

  Driver killed, fire truck hit at scene of grass fire on I-57 in Scott County, Mo.

A fire truck was hit on northbound Interstate 57 while responding to a grass fire.

  WWII veteran carried to seat at Trump rally in Phoenix

Trump supporters held up Ervin Julian, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, and carried to him to his seat.

Southeast Mo. State University Board of Regents consider academic program changes

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider several academic program changes at it’s next meeting, February 21 at 9:30 a.m.

Illinois Sheriffs’ Association set to award more than $58,000 in scholarships

Franklin County will be awarding one scholarship in the amount of $500.

TBI issues Amber Alert for east Tennessee infant last seen in December

TBI said 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell was last seen Dec. 26, 2019. She was not reported missing until Feb. 18.