2.8 earthquake hit New Madrid County, Mo.

Officer in plain clothes with gun on belt likely sparked armed intruder call at LSU; all clear given

FEMA assesses damage at homes in East Cape Girardeau

  Long-time bondsman arrested for soliciting sex from a client for service

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan over private jet use

  School leaders report a bullet found near bathroom; no threat detected

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  Fisherman discovers car with woman inside submerged in St. Francis River

Ill. State Rep. Dave Severin to run for 3rd term in State House

Woman killed, man injured in deadly single-vehicle crash in Cape Girardeau County, Mo.

Police department to hold free ‘Community Night’

Carbondale man sentenced to Dept. of Corrections on firearm charges

Illinois Council awarded $170K to help low income seniors, disabled

  ‘Dangerous’ man wanted in Union Co., Ill.

Officials warn not to approach Kimmel or attempt to apprehend him.

  Massive gator spotted taking stroll near N.C. overpass

A massive alligator was caught on camera taking a stroll near a busy Wilmington overpass Tuesday morning.

Inmate who absconded from fair work detail found unconscious

Authorities say an inmate who walked away from a work detail at the Missouri State Fair has been found unconscious

Free mobile medical clinic set for two day in September

Services available from the RAM clinic include dental, vision and medical exams.

Police ask for help identifying shoplifting suspect in Jackson, Mo.

'Clash of the Titans’: Chick-fil-A, Popeyes compete for best chicken sandwich title

2 arrested, more than $4,000 cash seized during traffic stop

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

Ja Morant gives kids back-to-school shopping spree

’Saturation Saturday’ safety campaign spreading to the Heartland

Trooper’s cruiser involved in 2-vehicle crash in Harrisburg, Ill.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

MoDot issues safety awareness as more projects go into effect

The Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a safety awareness as crews continue to work on roads and bridges.

  Large animal veterinarian fears the specialty is a ‘dying breed’

Parts of Bollinger county and Perry county in Southeast Missouri are facing a shortage veterinarians who can help large animals like cows, horses and other livestock.

U.S. Rep. James Comer to visit Child Development Center in Paducah, Ky.

A child development center in Paducah, Kentucky will be welcoming U.S. Representative James Comer (R-1) as part of a tour to show the need for quality childcare in the state.

  Bodycam footage showing masked ATV rider knocking officer off motorcycle

For more than a week, Cleveland Police have been trying to track down an ATV rider who knocked a policeman off his motorcycle and took off.

Sheriff: NKY teen nearly kidnapped in high school parking lot by man she met online

The sheriff's office says Benjamin J. Margitza flew from Las Vegas to northern Kentucky late Saturday night with the intention of making contact with the victim.

  SIU to focus on student retention and involvement for the start of the Fall year

Monday beginning the start of the Fall semester at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for students, faculty, and staff.

Cape Girardeau, Mo. business allowed to renew liquor license following city council meeting

A Cape Girardeau, Missouri business is getting its liquor license back.

Memphis, Tenn. man enters guilty plea on gun charges in Mississippi County, Mo.

A Memphis, Tennessee man has pleaded guilty to firearm charges in Mississippi County, Mo.

Missouri lawmakers urge HUD to Release Disaster Relief Funding

This funding would go to rebuilding houses, businesses and other public infrastructure.

Cape Girardeau City Council appoints Nate Thomas to vacant Ward 3 council member

Cape Girardeau city leaders have appointed a new council member to fill the vacant Ward 3 seat.

  Heartland farmers are excited about the opportunity to grow Hemp

Some local farmers say it’s the miracle they’ve been waiting for. They’re talking about the chance to grow industrial hemp in Missouri.

  Paducah Police investigating shooting that left one person injured

Paducah Police are asking for any information about a shooting that happened on Saturday afternoon at Langstaff Park in Paducah, Kentucky.

Paducah police arrest man for the second time in two weeks

Paducah Police arrested a man with a lengthy criminal history for the second time in two weeks.

  Counselors available to help students dealing with flooding aftermath

Union County Counseling has two counselors available for the students and staff for three days a week at the Shawnee School District this year.

Cape Girardeau, Mo. man enters guilty plea to wire fraud and gun charges

A Cape Girardeau, Missouri man has entered a guilty plea to wire fraud and gun charges.

Two arrests made in decades-old rape, homicide cold case in Louisiana

Two men have been arrested on counts of first-degree murder, first-degree rape and aggravated kidnapping in connection with a cold case investigation that dates to 1980.

  Residents and city officials welcome new Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Travis Hollis

An official welcome for Travis Hollis.

  “Cause I like it, I love it." 83-year-old woman still playing at Poplar Bluff softball field

At the age of 83, Helen is still loving every minute of playing softball.

  Organization takes on “Cardiac Hill” on Southeast Missouri State University campus

Members of the Show Me Gold Program ran three laps up Southeast’s “Cardiac Hill” on Monday, Aug. 19.

  Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

Widespread concern about understaffing in Mississippi's prisons has people calling for a change. They say inmates, correctional officers and surrounding communities are in danger.

  “No Decision” reach as Gabe Parker’s attorney attempt to suppress statements made by Parker the day of the shooting

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

Illinois State Fair live auction rakes in more than $170K

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said there were thousands of rare items for bidders.

  Police trying to identify man suspected of using stolen credit card

Poplar Bluff Police said the man in the video made a purchase at a Rhodes 101 location on Wednesday, July 31.

Trial over new Missouri voter photo ID law begins

A trial over whether election officials are doing enough to help voters navigate Missouri's new voter photo identification law has begun

  Police release video of apparent business burglary

A video posted on the Poplar Bluff Police Department’s Facebook page shows the apparent suspect in a hoodie taking money out of a register at the Lemonade House Grill shortly after closing time.

Inmate escapes while cleaning up after Missouri State Fair

Authorities are looking for an inmate who escaped from a crew that was helping to clean up after the Missouri State Fair came to an end for the year

Heartland road projects 8/20

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

  Commonwealth responds to Gabe Parker attorneys motion to suppress statements

Court documents state that the Commonwealth does not agree with information set out in the attorney’s motion.

  Southeast Missouri Students start first day of classes

When asked what advice she would give to freshman, junior Anna Oakel said: Be social.

Forbes releases its list of top colleges for 2019

Murray State University and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale make Forbes' America's Best Colleges 2019 list.

Adorable photo shows group of service dogs attending ‘Billy Elliot’ theater production in Canada

The service dogs were in training to help their handlers navigate a theater.

  A Better Heartland: IMPACT

SEMO Football and The Bank of Missouri are teaming up to help recognize people throughout the region that are making an IMPACT in their communities and in others' lives.

Cape Girardeau Elks help 624 students with backpack donations

More than 600 children will start school with the tools to be successful in Cape Girardeau.

19-year-old hits tree head on, injured in crash

Deputies said Hay may have fallen asleep and ran off the roadway.

Man accused of approaching child with cookies and condom in pocket now facing federal charges

The case is now in federal court where documents show the suspect's phone contained child porn, and there had been a google search of “how to rape a little girl."

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

Boil orders for the Heartland

Man attempts to run from deputies, arrested on drug charges

Morrison began running, dragging the trash can with him.

  Flags ordered at half-staff in honor of Ky. serviceman

On Aug. 19, he will be buried in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

WalletHub releases 2019’s Best & Worst Community Colleges report

WalletHub compared 710 community colleges nationwide using 19 key indicators of cost and quality.

  Smoking policy to restrict smoking at VA facilities

According to VA staff, the facilities have historically permitted smoking in designated areas.

Police search for missing woman who may be in danger

Memphis Police Department is looking for a woman who may be in danger.

Ill. K-9 officers and partners head to K-9 Olympics

Officials took to social media to send support to Officer Baker and K-9 Meta as well as Officer Ogden and K-9 Zara.

Louisiana’s first female governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco dies at 76

Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco died at the age of 76.

What you need to know Aug. 19

Your news and weather for 8/19

  Caught on camera: videos circulate on social media following shot fired at Kentucky State Fair

Video after video have begun to pop up on social media regarding the confrontations between police and fair goers on Saturday night.

7th grade boy donates $15,000 earnings from Huron County Fair to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Western Reserve Schools is commending one of their seventh grade students for an act of kindness that is helping other kids his age in need.

  First Alert: Hot start to the work, school week

Average heat index values in the region will likely be about 105 to 110 on Monday afternoon

Police: Men with guns in Missouri Walmart broke no laws

Two men with handguns in their waistbands alarmed shoppers when they entered a Kansas City-area Walmart on Sunday, but police say they were just buying ammunition for target practice.

  McCracken County Sheriff’s Office searching for wanted man

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a wanted Paducah, Kentucky man.

  Flood victims continue life adjustments as FEMA assesses damaged homes

Homeowners say they welcome the damage assessment team to hopefully get some financial assistance later.

Missouri State enrollment expected to decline this year

Missouri State University officials are expecting their first enrollment decline this fall in more than 20 years

  Dorena-Hickman Ferry closure expected to last about 1 week

The closure is expected to last about one week.

Morley, Mo. man injured in motorcycle crash in Scott County, Mo.

A Morley, Missouri man was seriously injured after a motorcycle crash on Sunday, Aug. 18.

19-year-old injured after truck hits tree in Ky.

One person is injured after a single-vehicle crash in McCracken County, Kentucky on Sunday, Aug. 18.

UPDATE: KSP, LMPD investigating Saturday night State Fair incident

WAVE 3 News received multiple phone calls about a possible shooting at the fair.

Police: Toddler dies after falling into pool in Kentucky

Police in Kentucky say a 1-year-old boy has died after falling into a pool

St. Louis business rents goats to eat overgrown foilage

A St. Louis County woman has opened a local franchise of a business that rents out goats to clear weed- or foliage-infested property