$900k grant to SIUC College of Engineering for solar project

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Southern Illinois University Carbondale at $900,000 grant.

Deadly, rare, mosquito-borne virus is now in Indiana

  Cape Girardea Police and Fire Department compete in rib-eating challenge to raise money for Special Olympics

  Long wait-lists for autism diagnoses in southeast MO

Man facing charges in Paducah, Ky. shooting

  High school cheerleading coach facing charges after inappropriate video sent to cheerleaders

  Officers honored at Cape Girardeau city council meeting

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Dry conditions mean fire concerns in the Heartland

Judge: NKY man threatened to blow up Planned Parenthood

Papa John’s ups scholarship money to Simmons College

  Massac County High School to set up mock crash as a lesson to students

  Law enforcement digging in Scott Co., Mo. field as part of ongoing investigation

Sex offender out of Ind. wanted after fleeing traffic stop in Union Co., Ill.

  17-year-old in custody in connection to Carbondale, Ill. shooting that injured 3

A 17-year-old juvenile was charged in connection to the the shooting.

Thousands to participate in Missouri Vietnam Wall Ride to Perryville

The event is hosted by the Veterans in Defense and the Liberty Riders of America.

Heartland road projects 9/16

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

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

Boil orders for the Heartland

McCracken County’s Captain Jesse Riddle receives Kentucky Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award

  SIU athletic director Jerry Kill leaving, accepts position at Virginia Tech

  Ill. man found guilty of murder after rigging shotgun that killed man in 2018

Promoter for David Allan Coe concert in jail, deputies say

  Couple’s argument over PlayStation 4 game turns violent

I-24 open after rollover crash blocked one lane

Cincinnati leaders consider expunging marijuana cases

Over the summer, council decriminalized possession of 100 grams or less of marijuana in the city

  Roof collapses in early morning Millersville, Mo. house fire

The home is a total loss

Arkansas State Police issue missing/endangered child alert

Arkansas State Police have issued an alert for a missing 16-year-old girl.

St. Louis Aquarium needs help naming otter pups

According to staff, there are two females and one male.

  Driver crashes through couple’s bedroom, couple thrown from home

The vehicle hit the couple’s bed as it passed through the home.

2 arrested after deputies search home in Ky.

Two men were arrested following a check at a home in McCracken County, Kentucky on Sunday, September 15.

The Cars frontman, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Ric Ocasek dead at 75

Ocasek called Cleveland home as a teenager, and even graduated from Maple Heights High School.

  Dozens attend birthday party at playground for boy who passed in 2012

The birthday for Levi on Sunday would be the 11th year for him. So friends, family and the public celebrated his life with cupcakes, games, food and fun.

  Classic cars take over Downtown Cape Girardeau on Sunday

The 42nd Manifolds on Main Street featured more than a hundred cars and trucks that lined the streets and parking lots in downtown.

  Jackson West Lane Elementary school, storm shelter open house to be held

This is the final project completed from Proposition J.

Backpacks for Success drive in Carbondale, Ill.

Students will help stuff bags of school supplies that will be placed along with the quote in each backpack.

  Burn ban issued for Horseshoe Lake, Ill. fire district

The ban is until further notice.

  Car, shed destroyed in Scott Co., Mo. fire

The fire started in a burn barrel and got out of control.

Semi fire closes part of I-57 in Franklin Co., Ill.

Emergency Management said this was near mile marker 75.

  Man, woman arrested on burglary and drug charges in Carlisle County, Ky.

A man and a woman have been arrested on several charges including burglary in Carlisle County, Ky.

  1 dead, 2 injured after single-vehicle crash in rural Jackson County, Ill.

One person is dead and two others injured after a single-vehicle crash in Jackson County, Ill. on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Shooting at crowded St. Louis wine bar injures 3 people

Police are investigating a shooting at a wine bar in south St. Louis that wounded three people, including one man who was critically hurt

Migraine sufferers can find relief through new medical techniques

Through new techniques and medications, there’s a chance to learn how to manage migraines and other neurological disorders.

Family of woman found dead in Missouri offers $10,000 reward

The family of a South Dakota woman who was found shot to death in Missouri last winter is offering a $10,000 reward for information in the case

Mother and her kittens put in carrier, thrown out with trash in Portage County

"Some horrible person put a mother cat and 8 babies in a cat carrier, screwed it shut, put it in a trash bag, tied it shut, and threw them out."

Man arrested in connection to murdered mother, infant son whose bodies were found after reported fire

The incident was originally reported as a house fire, but SCSO uncovered the pair’s death as a case of homicide and arson.

2 from Ark. hospitalized following motorcycle crash in Ky.

The driver and passenger were not wearing helmets.

  8 men honored with ‘Quilts of Valor’ in Cape Girardeau

Each veteran was called up to receive their personal quilt while their family watched and supported them.

  $146,000 raised for Alzheimer’s Walk in Cape Girardeau

Participants lined up and walked around the loop at the Cape Girardeau County Park North with flowers in hand and names of their loved ones displayed.

  1 person dies after crash involving semi on I-24

The investigation is still on going.

Man accused of taking money at a checkout in Anna, Ill.

Anna police are looking to identify a man accused of taking $100

  Dyersburg, Tenn. police investigating possible murder-suicide

Dyersburg, Tennessee police are investigating the deaths of two people during the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 14.

Lawyers: Success in Missouri disability benefits cases wanes

Legal Aid of Western Missouri says there has been a drastic drop in the percentage of cases it wins to secure Medicaid disability benefits for the aged, blind or disabled in the state

3 northwest Missouri officers won’t be charged in shooting

Three law enforcement officers involved in a shooting in northwest Missouri in August will not face criminal charges

Man sentenced to life for shooting of St. Louis rapper

A 37-year-old St. Louis man has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal shooting during the taping of a rap video

1 injured in 2 vehicle Franklin Co. crash

A Chevrolet Camaro crossed the center line of Route 149 west of Sandberg Road.

  Benton, Ill. native killed while defusing mines in Iraq honored at high school football game

Football players wore helmets with 52, Pinson’s number.

Police investigating after alleged assault of Murphysboro, Ill. homeowner

The police chief says that there is no reason for the public to be alarmed by the incident.

  Man facing charges after toddler found in middle of road in Carlisle Co., Ky.

During an interview, deputies say Ramsdell told them he had fallen asleep.

  Suspect sought after Dyersburg, Tenn. armed robbery

The robbery happened on September 6 at 1:45 am. at Marathon Food Mart on Lake Road.

  Carbondale Board of Education, support staff reach tentative contract agreement; negotiations with teachers continue

Contract stalls loom and teachers could choose to go on strike if that continues.

  Time to start thinking about getting your flu vaccine

It’s that time of year again, time to start thinking about getting your flu shot.

  Some young adults may not be immune from the mumps

Some young adults who received the MMR vaccine as children are no longer immune to it.

  Group talks to Cape Girardeau students about vaping

A group at Cape Central High School called Smoke Busters is making sure more kids don’t end up using tobacco or vaping products by talking to local elementary schools.

Man reported missing in Ill. is facing drug charges after being tased in Ky.

The man had to be tased several times. After getting to the jail it was discovered that the man had been reported missing in Peoria, Illinois.

  Injured Carter County, Mo. deputy returns home following August shooting

Deputy Brigg Pierson will be returning to Carter County on Friday, September 12. The sheriff is asking residents to line the streets for a welcome home.

SEMO Food Bank to hold mobile pantry marking National Hunger Action Month

This is in recognition of National Hunger Action Month. It’s designed to raise awareness of the reported 40 million Americans who are food insecure.

  Preliminary hearing set for man accused of shooting deputy and trooper in Carter County, Mo.

Cummings is charged with four counts of felony first degree assault/serious physical injury and four counts of armed criminal action.

No new trial for Missouri man freed after 23 years in prison

A Missouri man whose double-murder conviction was overturned last month after he spent 23 years in prison will not be retried

GOP lawmaker criticized over AR-15 gun tweet about Beto O’Rourke

Beto O'Rourke has made gun control his signature issue in the aftermath of a mass shooting last month in his hometown of El Paso.

  Mo. AG investigation: 12 former clergy could face charges

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt's investigation found 163 priests or clergy members accused of sexual abuse or misconduct against minors.

Road reopened after head-on crash involving school bus in Livingston Co., Ky.

Sheriff Davidson reports there were no children on the bus at the time of the crash.

  Man arrested in connection to porch theft

According to Metropolis police, the investigation started on September 11 when a package that had been delivered was taken from a porch in the 400 block of Catherine Street.

  Cape Girardeau man found guilty in 2017 shooting

Jurors in Cape Girardeau County convicted Dartanyus Harris on one count of assault and one count of armed criminal action.

  Cape Girardeau business owner facing sexual crimes against juvenile

These incidents allegedly occurred between 2018 and 2019, according to court documents.

Singer Eddie Money dies of esophageal cancer at 70

The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney recently had learned that his cancer had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

  Sikeston DPS officer resigns following social media posts

Sikeston DPS Chief McMillen said he is taking the complaint very seriously.

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site hosts 1860s Children’s Day

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site will host it’s 1860s Children’s Day at from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., September 28.

Attorney, one other man face extortion charges in Dyer Co., Tenn.

TBI officials said agents and investigators arranged a meeting during which the victim and suspects could exchange money

  Carbondale, Ill. man sentenced to dpt. of corrections on weapons charges

The sentence stems from an April 2019 incident.

Man pulls out knife arrested on aggravated assault charge

She told police that Hunt got upset about her asking him to sign in and out when he leaves the mental health facility

  Possible Mo. medical marijuana growing and selling locations released

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services releases information about medical marijuana license applications.

Kentucky water district receives $2M to replace aging meters

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says an eastern water district has been approved for a $2 million grant to replace its aging water meters