Arkansas man admits removing trees from national forest in Mo.

A 46-year-old Arkansas man has admitted that he illegally removed or damaged more than two dozen trees from a national forest in Missouri.

What you need to know April 20

KY 94 back open after chicken truck crash in Graves Co.

S7HD reports 6 new COVID-19 cases

  What’s next for Cape Girardeau church after devastating fire

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

  City of Cape Girardeau announces new city manager

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Bill would make Cahokia Mounds a national park

  Home damaged by gunfire in Carbondale, police searching for suspects

  Southern Ill. community college reacts to First Lady Biden’s ‘college promise’

  Prepare your garden for upcoming cold weather

  Historic African American cemetery in Cape Girardeau Co. in ruins

Gov. Beshear updates requirements for events, businesses

Graves Co. Health Dept. reports 8 new COVID-19 cases

The Graves County Health Department reported eight new COVID-19 cases on April 19.

KY 120 open after SEMI crash at 8.5mm in Crittenden Co.

KY 120 reopened near the 8 mile marker in Crittenden County after a SEMI truck crash on Monday, April 19.

  Man charged with hate crime, arson of Cape Girardeau church

Christopher Pritchard was charged with the enhanced hate crime of property damage in the first degree in connection with the church fire.

  Vienna, Ill. head start temporarily closed due to COVID-19 case

Classes will resume in person on April 26.

2 arrested, facing burglary charges in McCracken Co.

  Mayfield man facing murder charge in stabbing

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports nearly 2K new cases of COVID-19

Woman arrested for leaving toddler in hotel room in order to go gamble

Heartland road projects 4/19

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. reports 6 new COVID-19 cases

Crash involving SEMI, car blocks bridge in Ky.

Both lanes of the bridge are blocked along U.S. 60 near the 12 mile marker in Livingston County at the north end of Smithland.

Gas prices at an average of $2.63 a gallon in Missouri

Gas prices have gone down 1.1 cents per gallon this past week in Missouri.

Here’s how to get the all-new KFVS12 app

You’ll want to make sure you’ve gotten the new update by the end of the month to continue receiving the latest news and information from KFVS12.

  WATCH: N.C. man throws rabid bobcat after it attacks wife in wild video

A Pender County couple was attacked in their driveway by a rabid bobcat earlier this week.

What you need to know April 19

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Monday, April 19.

  SIU football heads to FCS playoffs

The Salukis are playoff bound for the first time in more than 10 years.

  Two Sikeston shootings reported 10 minutes apart; both victims shot in leg

According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety (DPS) Chief Jim McMillen, two shootings were reported in Sikeston just 10 minutes apart.

  MVTH collects shoes as part of fundraiser

Collected shoes will be turned in through Funds2Orgs which they buy to help out the MVTH organization.

  Heartland mother searches for mystery good Samaritan

A Heartland mother is in search for a mystery Samaritan who helped her daughter and friend in a car wreck, in hopes of saying “thank you” in person.

  Section of Broadway Street back open in Cape Girardeau

After a couple weeks, the 800 block of Broadway Street is now open to traffic between Pacific and Ellis Streets.

  Air Force JROTC raises money for veterans with Bataan Memorial Hike

Money raised from the walk-a-thon will be donated to the VFW Post 3838 for Veteran’s Relief Support.

Egyptian Health Dept. reports 6 more COVID-19 cases

The Egyptian Health Department reported six more COVID-19 cases on April 18.

Bi-County Health Dept. reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

The Bi-County Health Department reported four more COVID-19 cases on April 18.

  KSP arrest Mo. woman after multi-county pursuit

Kentucky State Police arrested a Missouri woman after she led Troopers and other law enforcement on a pursuit through four Western Kentucky counties.

  Portageville Police Chief retires, son takes over

On May 5, his son will continue his legacy and walk through these doors as the new Portageville Police Chief.

  Heartland high school students train with firefighters

More than a dozen high school students from different school in the southeast Missouri area were training like firefighters on Saturday.

  Thousands enjoy festivity in Vienna

The Junque Jamboree will be back for the Fall of 2021 on Saturday, September 18.

  Crews respond to car in lake in Cape Girardeau; 1 person dead, officials investigating

Crews responded to a car in a lake off Scenic Drive on Friday afternoon, April 16.

Bi-County Health Dept. reports 22 more COVID-19 cases

The Bi-County Health Department reported 22 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, April 17.

Egyptian Health Dept. reports 11 more COVID cases

The Egyptian Health Department reported 11 more COVID-19 cases on Saturday, April 17.Saline County

  6 new cases of COVID-19, 1 additional death reported in Cape Girardeau Co.

As of Friday, the 14-day positivity rate in the county was 4.1 percent.

  One month countdown until Tax Day

Time is running out to file your taxes, unless you plan to file yourself, getting into an agency may be difficult.

Two arrested after shots fired in Cape Girardeau

According to Cape Girardeau Police, the caller told police there was a fight and shots fired.

  Heartland high schools prepare for more normal graduation ceremonies

Now, many districts feel more confident to make graduation ceremonies a little more normal.

Man injured in Graves Co. crash involving truck, law mower

A man was injured in a crash involving a pickup truck and a lawn mower on KY 301, north of KY 1374, in Graves County.

  Man charged after Ste. Genevieve police officer seriously injured by Molotov cocktail

An officer was seriously injured after a Molotov cocktail was thrown on him.

  Heartland veterinarian explains link between pet turtles and salmonella

It’s not necessarily anything that people are doing wrong, it’s just a very common bacteria on reptiles.

Retired Geauga County, Ohio, Sheriff, K9 partner die on same day

Dan McClelland was with the Geauga County Sheriff's Office for 44 years.

  Muddy River Marathon to donate thousands of dollars to local charitable organization

Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri will receive at least $15,000.

Gov. Beshear: COVID-19 positivity rate rises to 3.51%

Governor Andy Beshear said the COVID-19 positivity rate in Kentucky has risen to 3.51 percent.

Heartland athletes compete in Special Olympics Spring Games in Poplar Bluff

On April 16, athletes from across the Heartland came to the Fred M. Morrow Stadium in Poplar Bluff to compete in the Southeast Area Special Olympics spring games.

  Amber Alert canceled in Ava, Mo.; child found safe

An Amber Alert was canceled after a 5-year-old boy was found safe on Friday, April 16.

  Man charged with murder in rural West Frankfort stabbing

A man was charged with murder in a stabbing in rural West Frankfort.

Public feedback sought on the Chester Bridge improvement project

Three departments are working together to plan to improve the Chester Bridge over the Mississippi River.

Crash blocking I-24 westbound at 63mm in Trigg Co., Ky.

A single-vehicle rollover crash is blocking the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 near the 63 mile marker on Friday afternoon, April 16.

Gov. Beshear orders flags to half staff in honor of Indianapolis mass shooting victims

Eight people were killed in a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, on April 15.

S7HD reports 1 new COVID-19 case

The Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) reported one new COVID-19 case on April 16 in Johnson County.

Three new Saline County coronavirus cases announced

So far, Saline County has had 2,644 lab confirmed positives, with 53 deaths.

Ameren Illinois to increase rates, invest in improving equipment and technology in 2022

Ameren Illinois has filed adjustment to its electric delivery service rates.

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reported 3,866 new cases of COVID-19

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 9-15 is 4.9 percent.

Heartland attorneys general join coalition urging U.S. Supreme Court to allow Tenn. to enforce abortion waiting-period law

Attorneys general from Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky joined a coalition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow Tennessee to enforce its abortion waiting-period law.

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

Boil orders for the Heartland

  Mo. reaches milestone: One in three residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Missouri has reached a milestone: at least one-third of all Missourians have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Carbondale Chief of Police finalists announced, interviews scheduled

The City of Carbondale announced they have selected two finalists for the Chief of Police position.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. reports 7 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Friday, April 16.

  Charleston Dogwood-Azalea Festival returns

The dogwoods and azaleas are blooming in Charleston, as city leaders bring back the annual festival highlighting their beauty.

What you need to know April 16

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Friday, April 16.

Fort Jackson suspends sergeant accused of assaulting Black man in SC neighborhood

Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Pentland faces assault charges.

  Heartland students get hands on experience in engineering

The Mission Possible team is a joint collaboration program, by Proctor & Gamble and the Cape Central Middle School.

Kennett man arrested on drug charges

A Kennett man has been taken into custody after methamphetamine, prescription pills, ecstasy and mushrooms were found in his hotel room.

  Runner prepares for Muddy River Marathon

Runner Carol Winter said she usually has to travel to compete in marathons, but this time she is happy to have one local.

  SEMO District Fair set for Sept. 11-18

The SEMO District Fair is set for September 11-18.

Gov. Beshear: ‘Half-a-million COVID-19 vaccine doses available in Ky.’

Governor Andy Beshear said Kentucky has 499,735 Moderna and Pfizer vaccines on hand and ready to be administered.

  CDC says catching COVID-19 from surfaces rare, but Heartland businesses aren’t taking chances

The CDC recently announced the risk of spreading the virus on surfaces is low, but Heartland businesses still aren’t taking any chances.

  Grand American World Trapshooting Championships returning to Sparta, Ill.

The 122nd Grand American will be August 4-14.

S7HD reports 7 new COVID-19 cases

Johnson County had five cases, Massac County had one, and Pulaski County also had one.

Graves County Health Department announces 3 more cases of COVID-19

The county had a total of 3,694 cases, with 90 deaths.

  S7HD holds COVID-19 Remembrance Day ceremonies

“Every life is important! This special event will honor those that we love and have fallen due to COVID-19.” said Rhonda Andrews-Ray, Executive Director for S7HD.