MNVM attracts hundreds more to pay respect on second day of grand opening

The MNVM features several areas of interest including America's Wall, Welcome Center, the Veterans and Military Museum, Honor Flag Memorial and more.

Police investigating after child left in vehicle in Paducah, Ky.

Statue honoring black troops installed in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Mayfield police warn of phone scam

  Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival gates to open late due to weather

What to know: Grand opening celebration for Perryville veterans memorial

2 dead in truck, motorcycle crash on IL 154 in Randolph County, Ill.

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  Missouri National Veterans Memorial Grand Opening

  Air show vendor recruiting disaster response volunteers

Local business gets spike in sales from air show

  Doctor urges people to prepare for Sunday air show after sunburns, dehydration

Country music star Travis Tritt involved in multi-vehicle crash that left two dead, others injured on Highway 22

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

Surveillance video shows grandmother violently carjacked in broad daylight

A grandmother is recovering after she was carjacked Tuesday afternoon, in broad daylight. Police reports indicate the suspects demanded her keys and threatened to kill her before one of them attacked.

129 grams of marijuana found during traffic stop

According to the McCracken Co. Sheriff Office, 38-year-old Timothy Johnston faces marijuana trafficking and other violations.

  Local businesses expect rush during Air Fest weekend

Local businesses expect to benefit from the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival.

Ribbon cutting ceremony at Jackson intersection

It will be held on Wednesday, May 22 at 1 p.m. This is at the intersection of E. Main and Oak Hill Road.

Salads with chicken products sold to Kroger stores recalled

  Make sure to protect your ears at the Air Show

  Bill would give health care to foster kids who move to Missouri

  Veterans Memorial, Friends of Army Aviation to give people an unforgettable helicopter experience

A look at bills passed by the Missouri Legislature in 2019

  Trial for accused Marshall Co. High School shooter moved to Christian County, Ky.

  Mo. Governor says he will sign abortion bill; lawmaker clarifies remarks about ‘consensual rape’

Regarding the abortion bill, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said if legislators send the bill to his desk he will sign it.

2nd suspect in custody in connection to armed robberies in Kentucky, Tennessee

A second suspect is in custody in connection to an armed robbery in McCracken County, Ky.

Man pleads guilty to 2018 murder of Cape Girardeau man

Man to be sentenced in murder of Cape Girardeau 19 year old.

  Death investigation underway in Carbondale, Ill.

Police say a woman was found dead in a "mechanical device."

  West Frankfort, Ill. man accused of sexual assault of child

John A. Fonte-Weston, 23, was arrested and is being held in the Franklin County Jail pending formal charges by the Franklin County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Northern Snakehead caught in St. Francis floodwaters in Dunklin Co.

A new invasive fish, a Northern Snakehead, was caught by an angler in the St. Francis River levees borrow ditch in Dunklin County, Missouri according to the conservation department.

Illinois Dept. of Public Health taking action to combat measles

Illinois has had seven reported cases of measles in 2019.

Union City, Tenn. police investigating shooting

Police say witnesses told them Marsh shot Westbrook during a fight.

4 indicted for 2016 Fulton County, Kentucky inmate death

A Fulton County Grand Jury issued the indictments on May 13.

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

‘Shocking’: Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware

Dr. Richard Strauss groped or ogled young men while treating athletes from at least 16 sports and working at the student health center and his off-campus clinic, investigators from a law firm hired by the university found.

Senior group to host law enforcement memorial ceremony in Cape Girardeau

SALT, Seniors and Lawmen Together, is an organization to bring seniors and law enforcement together to address safety needs in Cape Girardeau County, Mo.

Man arrested after altercation with girlfriend and her children

He was charged with Assault 4th Degree (Domestic Violence) No Visible Injury.

Missing man with medical condition found in good health

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office said a 22-year-old man reported missing in the Paducah, Kentucky area has been found.

  Deputies looking for Paducah man accused of child abuse

Anson Dykes was indicted by a grand jury on May 10 on one count of second-degree criminal abuse involving a child under the age of 12.

1 dead, 3 injured in Lyon County, Ky. crash on I-24

Police said one person was pronounced dead on the scene by the Lyon County coroner.

Carbondale man sentenced to prison on burglary and theft charges

He pleaded guilty to residential burglary and theft

WATCH: Dog trained to get beer, koozie, throw away cans

A Kentucky man has trained his dog to get him a beer out of the refrigerator. And get a koozie. And throw away the empties.

Heartland road projects 5/17

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

  Fire crews respond to building fire at Today’s Food in Piedmont, Mo.

Police Department said the fire was on top of the building with “good size flames."

  16-year-old stabbed, 18-year-old sister in custody in Sikeston, Mo.

Sgt. Broom said the teen had a laceration to his hand and two stab wounds to his left leg.

  1 charged with murder in death investigation after overnight shooting in Martin, TN

Raschad L. Windham, 20 of Martin was arrested and charged with first degree murder

  Cops on rooftops raise money for Special Olympics

This is the third year that officers will stake out at 24 Dunkin’ locations.

  Don’t swim alone, look for lifeguards: water safety tips for summer

There are precautions you can take before heading to the pool, beach or lake.

'I don’t need easy, I just need possible’, Cassidy Hooper, born without eyes or nose, graduates from college in Charlotte

Cassidy Hooper is one of only a few people in the world born with no eyes and no nose. We first met her in 2008, at 11 years old. She’s now 22 and just graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

  Blue Angels practice over Cape Girardeau

The Blue Angels took to the Cape Girardeau sky to practice before the Air Festival.

  Heartland Sports catches up with SEMO Hall of Fame coach Ron Shumate

Heartland Sports Director Todd Richards went one-on-one with legendary SEMO basketball coach Ron Shumate.

  Man sets himself on fire outside Walmart in Athens, Ala.

According to police, bystanders said the man doused himself with gasoline, ran into the store, went back out, went to a corner of the parking lot and lit himself on fire.

  The Heartland Theory: Physicists weigh-in on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ as series ends

Physics professors and students at some of our Heartland institutions are naturally drawn to the sitcom.

Multiple Starlink launches of 60 satellites expected to generate more power than Space Station

SpaceX was scheduled to launch Starlink on Thursday night May 16 but had to scratch the liftoff. They will try again next week.

Death row inmate executed for the murder of his wife

A Tennessee death row inmate died by lethal injection Thursday for a Memphis murder nearly 35 years ago.

Ill. lawmaker’s bill protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions passes House

The Bill is HR 1010. It would overturn an Administration rule that expands short-term, limited-duration insurance, commonly known as “junk plans.”

  Man accused of setting truck on fire, charged with arson

According to the sheriff’s office, Mitchell P. Meyer, 37, of Lowes wet a truck on fire in the driveway of a residence of someone who was not home at the time.

Mo. State Patrol uses drones for trooper safety

According to Troop F, the “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” can map the scene of crashes and help reduce road times.

  Time runs out on Mo. drug monitoring bill, supporters still fighting

A Missouri bill that will likely not make it across the finish line this year is the ‘Narcotics Control Act,’ but supporters of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program are not giving up the fight.

  A veteran and his grandson are preparing for a big weekend at the Missouri National Veteran Memorial

The ceremony will hold special meaning for Baer because he gets to do it with his two grandsons.

19-year-old injured in one vehicle crash

It happened around 11:30 a.m. on KY 1748 east of Pryorsburg.

  Parker due back in Marshall County court on Friday

Friday’s hearing is about a change of venue request from Parker’s defense team.

  No zippered binders on Marshall Co. campuses next school year

The board recommends, instead, open, three ring binders.

  Stoddard Co. angler sets record for Black Buffalo

Joshua Lee from Bernie, Missouri caught a whopping 76-pound Black Buffalo sucker-fish

Giant Abe Lincoln sculpture coming to Springfield

This is an enlarged version of Johnson’s original work of art commissioned for Gettysburg Plaza in Pennsylvania.

  California mom confronts daughter’s bullies in the classroom, gets banned from school

The mother said that although the school suspended one of the bullies, her daughter was being harassed more than before, even saying she had thought about suicide.

  Family of 5 escapes burning home; one jumps to safety

West Frankfort Fire crews said one person jumped from the roof line of the home, grabbed a ladder and helped a second person out of the burning house.

  SIU Arena renamed Banterra Center under multi-million dollar agreement

It was announced that SIU Arena is now named Banterra Center.

  Murphysboro man sentenced for 2016 murder

A Murphyboro, Illinois man has been sentenced in connection to a deadly shooting in 2016.

Pawpaw and hellbender could gain Missouri recognition

An oddly named tree and an odd-looking salamander could soon gain fame in Missouri

Senate votes to relax helmet law, vehicle safety inspections

The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would do away with vehicle safety inspections for thousands of Missourians and let adults ride motorcycles without helmets

A look at provisions in Missouri’s anti-abortion legislation

Missouri senators have passed a wide-ranging bill to limit abortion, including a ban on the procedure at eight weeks of pregnancy

Retired Murray alumus establishes endowment for students

With the Coach Mark Brady Scholarship Endowment, graduates of Murray High School will soon be able to apply for the $1,000 annual scholarship.

State will temporarily stay proceedings in duck boat case

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says his office will temporarily halt state proceedings against the owners of a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people

Fred’s closing 104 additional stores across U.S.

The Memphis-based chain announced it will close more stores, a month after they announced 159 stores closing across the U.S.

  'All I can see is her’: Toddler dies after reported sexual assault at motel

Police responded to the 6400 block of Midlothian Turnpike on May 8 for a report of a toddler child being assaulted.

Grimes predicts about 12.5% turnout for Kentucky primary

Kentucky's chief election official is projecting about 12.5% of the state's registered voters will turn out for next week's primary election

Fire Marshal investigating house fire in Mounds, Ill.

Officials said the home has significant damage.

  Boy burned while handling lime juice because of skin condition

For those who have phytophotodermatitis, handling lime or any citrus juice - and then exposing that skin to the sun will cause burns, sometimes severe one.

Elder Abuse Task Force could come to IL

Stuart said elder abuse is severely underreported.

2 men hurt in St. Louis shooting, but boy in car OK

Two men are critically injured after being shot while inside a vehicle, but an 8-year-old boy also in the vehicle escaped injury

2 injured in crash when vehicle fails to stop at intersection

Officials said the SUV struck the rear end of a second vehicle sitting at the stop sign.