Interstate 24 westbound back open after multi-vehicle crash

The westbound lanes of Interstate 24 are closed between Exit 7 and Exit 3 due to a multi-vehicle crash.

  1 man arrested after standoff on Buckner Ln. in Paducah

  9 more COVID-19 positives in Jackson Co., Ill.

Gov. Beshear hanged in effigy at 2nd Amendment protest at Capitol

15 active COVID-19 cases in Cape Girardeau County

  Mound City National Cemetery holds wreath-laying ceremony

  Memorial Day service held at Cape County Park North

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Southern Seven Health Dept. reports 2 new positive cases of COVID-19

7th Saline Co., Ill. resident tests positive for COVID-19

1,713 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Ill.

More than 12K positive cases of COVID-19 in Mo.

Marion, Ill. assisted living center holds Memorial Day cookout

  Carbondale holds virtual Memorial Day Ceremony on social media

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

The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

  Legion at the Lake: Crowds pack Lake of the Ozarks amid pandemic

Missouri is currently under Phase 1 of its reopening plan, the "Show Me Strong Recovery Order," through May 31.

  Man arrested in connection to shots fired investigation in Poplar Bluff

Police said he was arrested after a citizen’s tip.

Mo. DHSS: Continue social distancing, new COVID-19 cases detected

Just like wearing a seat belt and a life jacket, Dr. Williams said taking safety measures protects lives.

More Kentucky businesses reopen

Officer injured during arrest of man considered armed, dangerous

What you need to know May 25

Perryville police ask public for help identifying subjects

Ky 123 closed due to water on the road

  People take advantage of state park openings, weather

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

There have been two deaths, and 46 recoveries in the county.

Jackson County Health Department reports 15 new cases of COVID-19

44 active cases are currently being managed.

Alligator found in Kentucky Lake

A Tri-State couple was out on Kentucky Lake when an alligator was found Saturday morning.

2,508 new cases of COVID-19 in Ill.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,508 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 67 additional deaths on May 24.

681 COVID-19 related deaths in Mo.

On May 24 the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 11,988 cases of COVID-19.

Bi-County Health confirms 2nd COVID-19 related death

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reports that a second Williamson County resident has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

Gov. Pritzker releases guidelines for businesses and workplaces to reopen during phase 3

Governor JB Pritzker released industry-specific guidelines that allow for the safe re-opening of businesses as the state progresses into the next phase of the Restore Illinois plan.

1 dead, 4 injured after crash in Dunklin, Co.

A deadly two vehicle crash occurred on U.S. 412 in Kennett on May 23.

4th COVID-19 positive patient dead after Dexter, Mo. nursing home outbreak

A fourth positive patient has died after a COVID-19 outbreak at Crowley Ridge Care Center.

More Fort Campbell soldiers return home after providing support for COVID-19 relief in Northeast US

Around 40 soldiers stationed at Fort Campbell returned home Saturday after helping COVID-19 relief efforts in the Northeast United States.

2.1M earthquake detected near Ridgely

A 2.1 magnitude earthquake was detected 3.5 miles northwest of Ridgely, Tennessee on May 23 by the United States Geological Survey.

Carlisle Co. traffic stop leads to drug bust

The deputy also found three individual bags containing a total of 8 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, $300.00 in cash and personal use marijuana.

Southern Seven Health Department 2 new COVID-19 related deaths in the region

Both individuals were from Union County.

  States reopening ignites more traveling

We traveled to Kentucky to find visitors there from other states buying food and visiting parks.

  Staff put flags up at each grave at Mound City National Cemetery

The Mound City National Cemetery staff placed flags at each of the grave sites of the Mound City National Cemetery for this weekend.

  Dozens honor veterans with Memorial service in Mound City

People in southern Illinois came together to honor the sacrifices soldiers made for this country in a Memorial Day service.

One more Cape Girardeau County resident tests positive for COVID-19

Two people have died, and 46 have recovered.

8,571 total positive COVID-19 cases reported in Ky.

As of May 23, there have been 8,426 total COVID-19 cases in Kentucky.

Trigg County Officials investigating possible drowning

Charles Logan Watters, 52 of Whitley City was pronounced deceased on scene.

107,796 cases of COVID-19 in Ill.

On May 23 the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 107,796 cases of COVID-19 in Illinois.

8 new COVID-19 cases in Jackson County, Ill.

The Jackson County Health Department was notified of eight new COVID-19 cases.

11,752 cases of COVID-19 in Mo.

On May 23, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 11, 752 cases of COVID-19 in the state.

  Deadly stabbing in Marion, Ill.

On Saturday, May 23, 2020 at approximately 3:10am, the Marion Police Department (MPD) responded to reports of a stabbing that occurred in the 1300 block of Sherman Drive.Upon arrival on scene, MPD Officers located a male with stab wounds to the body. The victim has been identified as T

Carbondale to assist bars and restaurants with outdoor seating

Following Governor Prtizker’s announcement that bars and restaurants will be permitted to allow outdoor seating beginning May 29, Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry expects to announce city initiatives to help accommodate bars and restaurants in the following week.

Graves County Sheriff’s Office issues scam alert

The Graves County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of an unknown entity calling citizens and stating they are with Social Security Administration.

Mo. continues refinements to COVID-19 dashboard

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is continuing to refine how COVID-19 testing data is reported in an effort to ensure clarity, accuracy and transparency to citizens.

  One Heartland jail makes changes to keep everyone safe

Cape Girardeau County Jail taking precautions

  Memorial Day during a pandemic

Maria Davis with the cape health department says you don’t have to cancel your memorial day plan if you remember to protect yourself.

Cape Girardeau County Health Department reports one new case of COVID-19

In the county there have been 57 cases. 46 have recovered and two have died.

  Former Sikeston police officer facing charges in deadly February crash turns self in, bonds out

Cooper turned himself in to New Madrid County officials on Friday evening and bonded out.

Randolph County Officials report 4 new cases of COVID-19

The positivity rate is 18.2 percent.

Graves County Health Department announces 5 new cases of COVID-19

So far, there have been 156 cases in the county.

Jackson County Officials report seven new cases of COVID-19, seven new recoveries

Twenty-four active cases are currently being managed.

  Murals symbolizing peace transform damage after fire at Islamic Center

Artists Christy Moore and Craig Thomas donated their time and skill to painting the boarded-up entrance of the building.

Missing Graves Co., Ky. teen found safe

The Graves County Sheriff’s Office said a missing teen was found safe.

  Construction to begin on old courthouse to turn it into Cape Girardeau City Hall

County workers are expected to start moving their stuff out of the building before the end of May.

  Marion, Ill. mayor issues order to help bring back local business

Marion Mayor Mike Absher relaxes city ordinances to allow additional outdoor dining.

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

Boil orders for the Heartland

Mo. secretary of state certifies petition for Medicaid expansion question to appear on November ballot

A petition regarding Medicaid expansion to appear on the November ballot in Missouri was certified by the secretary of state.

No new COVID-19 cases or recoveries in Perry County

Currently, there are 40 residents who have tested positive.

Gov. Beshear makes appointments to Ky. boards and commissions

Governor Andy Beshear made new appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions.

More than 3K COVID-19 recoveries in Ky.

Currently, 8,426 Kentuckians have tested positive for the virus, including 391 deaths and 3,069 recoveries.

Grand Ole Opry to continue tradition of ‘Salute the Troops’ show ahead of Memorial Day

Country music star and U.S. Army veteran Craig Morgan will be performing at the Grand Ole Opry in the venue’s annual “Salute the Troops” Memorial Day weekend show.

IDES to notify applicants who may have had information viewed by another individual due to PUA system issues

The information could have included names, social security numbers, and street addresses associated with PUA claims.

Gov. Beshear orders flags at half-staff for Memorial Day

Governor Andy Beshear ordered flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

  Water main break fixed; precautionary boil water advisory lifted

According to the city, a water main was damaged on East Jackson Blvd. around 10:30 a.m.

Bollinger County reports 6 total COVID-19 cases

Four, so far, have recovered.

Southern Seven Health Department reports 6 newly recovered cases, 13 new cases of COVID-19 in the region

To date, there are 78 residents from the region who have recovered.

Gov. Pritzker gives Ill. National Guardsmen day off for Memorial Day

Community-based testing sites will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 26.

Flags raised at Bollinger Co. Memorial Park Cemetery

Flags were raised on Friday for Memorial Day.

  Carbondale man accused of burglary, trespassing

The suspect, identified as Troy Johnson, was arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail.

Gov. Pritzker announces plan to reopen child care facilities in Ill.

Currently, 105,444 Illinoisans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 4,715 deaths.

More than 11K positive cases of COVID-19 in Mo.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a total of 11,558 positive cases in the state on Friday, May 22.

National Park Service looking for information to help find missing Mo. woman

Brittany K. Gorman, 29, from Mountain View, Mo., was last seen at a home west of Mountain View around 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20.

Community COVID-19 sampling to be conducted throughout Mo., including in Cape Girardeau Co.

Six more counties in Missouri, including ones in the Heartland, will host community sampling events.

  Cape Girardeau Co. Memorial Day service canceled

Memorial Day services canceled at Cape County park North.

“100 Deadliest Days of Summer” on roadways begins Memorial Day

The time frame of what is considered the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer” on roadways across the nation begins on Memorial Day and lasts through Labor Day.

  Livestreaming this weekend: Memorial Day, Harry Potter and Gibson guitars

The National Memorial Day Concert, Gibson Guitar's new show and a Harry Potter-themed play get a virtual premiere.