Neil Armstrong’s nephew speaks about growing up with his famous uncle

Trude remembers Armstong's personality and said he was just a great person to talk to and be around.

Police: 10-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting

Kansas City man charged in killing of transgender woman

Mo. Lt. Gov. visits Stars and Stripes museum, Oran Sesquicentennial

House panel advances Bevin-backed pension bill

  1 person flown to Memphis hospital after vehicle hits semi on I-55 in Pemiscot County, Mo.

  IDOT: Rte. 146 between East Cape Girardeau, Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge reopens

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Small plane crashed in central Missouri; pilot walks away

One person injured in Carbondale, Ill. shooting

  A look back: 50th anniversary of the moon landing

Lobbyist spending on Missouri lawmakers drops 94% after cap

Stepson of KKK leader sentenced to 59 years for his death

Bikers hit by car in Kentucky, sheriff says other bikers chased down teen driver

  Man arrested in connection to 2017 missing Wayne Co. woman’s case

Craig A. Wood of Williamsville, Missouri was arrested on Friday, July 19

A year after tragedy, Branson debates future of duck boats

A year after a duck boat sank and killed 17 people in a Missouri lake, the future of the tourist attraction remains a topic of debate

Crews respond to crash northest of Carterville, Ill.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. at Herrin and Greenbrier Road

Suspect in custody in connection with Rector stabbing

Authorities are looking into a stabbing in which a person was airlifted to a hospital, according to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller.

2 arrested on drug charges after overdose reported

  Man considered armed, dangerous wanted after Poplar Bluff shooting

Sheriff wants to speak to person asking to see utility bills in Pope Co.

  Cape Girardeau coding camp held for kids, teens

  Pritzker signs more than 2 dozen Illinois bills into law

  How did people beat the beat back in the day?

  Don’t leave your phones, gadgets in the summer heat

Do you ever lay your phone down outside or in your car without thinking about the heat?

  Watch for buckled roads in the extreme heat

Transportation officials say the heat can cause pavement to buckle and warp especially if it’s already damaged.

  New Sikeston schools service dog roams the halls early

Jackson is the service dog for the Sikeston School District.

  Can you save a kid from a hot car in your state?

As the temperatures continue to rise don’t forget about your loved ones in the back seat. When temps are this high within just minutes cars can be nearly 20 degrees hotter than it is outside.

Southern Ill. man found guilty on gun, battery charges

Devin D. Brooks, 27, of Marion, Illinois was found guilty after a two day jury trial

  Woman sentenced to 40 years in prison for Carbondale murder

Tiesha D. Anderson, 25, of Collinsville, Ill., was sentenced after pleading guilty to first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death.

Tennessee must mediate with prisoners over hepatitis C drugs

A federal judge has ordered the state of Tennessee to mediate with a group of prisoners who are demanding treatment for their hepatitis C infections

  Ohio judge forces busted graffiti artist to use toothbrush for painting punishment

It was a hot day to serve any sentence, but it beat the 10 days in jail Avery White faced for spray painting graffiti on a railroad caboose.

Woman admits abandoning Arkansas man’s corpse in Missouri

A 50-year-old Neosho woman who pleaded guilty to abandoning the corpse of an Arkansas man was given a four-year suspended sentence

3 children killed, 6 injured in truck-van crash in Missouri

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says three southwest Missouri children died and six others were injured in a near Springfield

Man, woman identified in deadly officer-involved shooting

Arkansas State Police identified two people involved in an officer-involved shooting that left a Stone County sheriff’s deputy dead.

Heartland road projects 7/19

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

  GRAPHIC: Snake blamed for utility pole fire in Matthews, Mo.

The fire that knocked out power in the town.

  Medical marijuana town hall to be held in Caruthersville

The meeting will be held at the Caruthersville Armory on Tuesday, July 23 at 6 p.m.

St. Louis prosecutor touts reduced crime, incarceration

St. Louis' top prosecutor says the crime and incarceration rate in the city is falling

2 arrested, more than 7 pounds of cannabis seized in Du Quoin, Ill.

Officials said they arrested Manuel D. Cass of Carbondale, Illinois and Jeverik D. Nelson of Madison, Mississippi.

Man identified in Poplar Bluff after Walmart theft

He may be connected to a theft at a Walmart store.

Find your nearest cooling center during the extreme heat

They said remember to call the site before visiting to make sure they’re open.

Domestic violence call leads to drug arrest

According to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, the caller claimed that her neighbor came over to her house and her boyfriend beat her up.

  Fugitive captured, manhunt ends in western Ky.

Lyon Conty Sheriff’s Office offiicals alerted residents on social media that James Dowell was in custody.

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

The league said Friday it has not been given access to information in the court proceedings, and a district attorney in June said an investigation was dropped because officials couldn't prove who injured the boy.

  2 arrested in ROK Bottoms Bar burglary in Massac Co., Ky.

Deputies identified the individuals as 22-year-old Micah Skidmore of Brookport and 20-year-old Evan Martin.

Man facing robbery charge turns himself into police in Ky.

Contact was made with Grayson at a restaurant

Paducah police arrest man, seize drugs during vessel check

Police said a small amount of drugs were seized.

  10 year old raises hundreds of dollars for homeless shelter

A 10-year-old boy makes lemonade out of lemons, fundraising for a homeless shelter online.

  Portageville, Mo. residents get air-conditioners from Ameren

This is to help residents beat the heat as temperatures rise this summer.

What you need to know July 19

Your news and weather for 7/19

743K pounds of Schwan’s chicken bites recalled due to misbranding

Koch Foods is recalling 743,000 pounds of fully cooked boneless chicken breast strips due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

US 45 restricted in Graves Co. after chicken offal spill

An environmental cleanup crew removed the spilled chicken offal from the pavement.

  Carter County preserving flooded documents with scanners

Ninety-five percent of the county’s historical books and day to day documents have some sort of water damage.

  Truck crashes into lingerie shop in Farmington, Mo.

It happened at Dr. John’s Lingerie and Novelty Boutique

  FEMA agrees to conduct damage assessment in Cape Girardeau and other counties

This is in response to the flooding, tornadoes and severe storms starting on April 29 and continuing throughout the spring.

  Southern Ill. government members figuring out weed regulations

New legal marijuana laws from the state of Illinois are getting figured out at the local level.

  Juden defends tenure in DPS draft audits

Drew Juden now finds himself at the center of an upcoming state audit he calls a targeted attack on his reputation.

  Gabe Parker attorneys file motion to suppress his statements from day of Marshall Co. High School shooting

Gabe Parker’s attorneys are asking the courts to keep any and all statements he made on that day out of the trial.

Bevin issues call for special legislative session

Gov. Matt Bevin has formally set the agenda for a special legislative session that begins Friday

  EMA: Flood damage assessment more than $5.4M in Alexander County

Director Mike Turner said the estimates can go up to down because some roads are still covered in water and can’t be evaluated as of yet.

Chance to win free beer for life at ‘Pop Up Schop’ in National Forest

Hidden deep in a National Forest, anyone adventurous enough to find the shop will have a chance to win the ultimate prize.

Missouri man fined for pointing laser at Brady during game

Missouri man fined $500 for pointing laser at Brady during Chiefs-Patriots AFC title game

  Stay hydrated in the summer heat

It's going to get even hotter over the next few days and it's important that you listen to your body and stay hydrated.

Missouri River remains high because of releases from dams

The lower Missouri River is likely to remain high throughout the summer because of the large amount of water being released from dams upstream

Gov. signs executive order to establish Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group

This will provide input on the state’s short, medium and long-term flood recovery priorities and give feedback on the state’s current levee system with suggested changes.

Gov. Pritzker: Illinois to refuse to implement gag rule on women’s health

Nearly 773,000 women of reproductive age are in need of publicly supported contraceptive services and supplies.

Target unveils wheelchair-friendly costumes for kids

According to Target’s website, the full princess carriage and pirate ship collection are set to be released on Aug. 22.

New Missouri program offers loans for disaster recovery

A new program will give Missouri small business owners and farmers hit by tornadoes, storms and flooding this year access to low-interest loans

Kentucky reports drop in drug overdose deaths in 2018

Kentucky officials are reporting the first statewide drop in drug overdose deaths since 2013

  New program offered for Mo. small business, farmers affected by natural disasters

The new program is called LIFT, Linked Deposits to Invest and Fund a Timely Recovery.

Missouri audit cites Parson for travel to shows, sports game

Missouri's Democratic state auditor says Republican Gov. Mike Parson was reimbursed for unnecessary travel when he previously served as lieutenant governor

Templeton recognized with Weststar Alumni Award

Jai Templeton received the 2019 Jimmy Daniel Make-A-Difference WestStar Leadership Alumni Award.

  Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

The first two new Toys R Us stores will open in Texas and the other in New Jersey.

  Mo. Lt. Governor’s Office given “fair” rating in audit

The audit covered the time period of Jan. 9, 2017 to June 1, 2018.

Sneak peek at items available at property auction at Illinois State Fair

Two auction preview events will be held in Springfield and Chicago.

  Back-to-school health fair to be held in Jackson County, Ill.

Officials said children can be entered into a drawing for prizes including backpacks stuffed with school supplies.

Man arrested for stealing electricity from neighboring home

Mayfield Police said a home owner called them to report there was an extension cord running from their property to a neighboring home.

Mobile office a complete loss, State Fire Marshall investigating in Williamson County, Ill.

The fire also damaged the siding of a nearby garage.

What you need to know July 18

Your news and weather for 7/18

  East Cape Girardeau veteran bakes cookies for National Guard

A Veteran who waiting out the flood in East Cape Girardeau is passing the time by giving away sweet treats to his neighbors and the National Guard.

KSP: Deputy seriously injured in shooting at rural Kentucky home

State police said the officer and a constable were called to a home outside Whitley City to conduct a welfare check.