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

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

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

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

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

  Runner prepares for Muddy River Marathon

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  SEMO District Fair set for Sept. 11-18

  Vaccine appointments begin to go unfilled in Missouri

Cape Girardeau businesses encouraged to decorate for the Great Race

Missouri lawmakers move to make daylight saving permanent

  Busy season for buying plants; watch out for frost

  Scott Co. Health Center cancels clinic due to J&J vaccine pause

Yadi makes history, catches 2,000 games for same team

Yadier Molina became the first catcher in the MLB to catch 2,000 games for the same team.

  Celebration held for completed Cape Girardeau river wall project

The Cape Girardeau river wall project lasted over 15 years and cost a total of $20 million.

Witness describes shootings at Koshkonong, Mo. convenience store

Two turkey hunters say they are lucky to be alive after witnessing Saturday’s shootings at a Koshkonong, Mo. convenience store.

  Cape Girardeau Comedy Club plans to reopen

Owner Jeff Johnson said if everything lines up the way he wants it to, the club could open in late summer or early fall.

  Heartland Navy veteran selected as grand marshal of Dogwood-Azalea Festival Parade

Mo. legislators consider Rush Limbaugh Day

  Cape Girardeau Co. Public Health Center reaching out to minorities on vaccines

COVID-19 vaccination clinic to be held in Malden, Mo.

  VA pauses use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

  Law enforcement to crack down on drugged driving on 420

Mo. Capitol Dome, Governor’s Mansion to shine purple for Military Child Day

They will light up at sunset on April 15 and remain lit until sunrise on April 16.

Glen Allen resident wins $100K scratchers prize

The winning ticket was bought at Harps Food Store, 401 E. Main in Marble Hill.

  2 dead after motor home fire in New Madrid Co., Mo.

Investigators say a heating element caused a fire inside of the motor home. It’s believed both victims died from smoke inhalation.

Mo. deadly crashes up 8%

The department reported 34 deadly crashes month-to-date and 217 crashes year-to-date.

Missouri Attorney General files suit over Biden border policy

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is joining with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in a suit against the Biden Administration in the hopes of reinstating the Migrant Protection Protocols.

Missouri House votes against proof-of-vaccine mandates

The Missouri House has voted to ban private businesses from requiring proof of vaccination from either employees or customers.

Missouri House advances bill for guns on buses, in churches

Missouri lawmakers are advancing a sweeping firearms bill that would allow concealed guns on public transportation and in churches.

2nd man charged in connection with murder investigation in Jefferson Co., Mo.

A second man has been arrested and charged in connection with the June 2019 death of Samuel Israelsen.

Widow confesses late husband murdered missing woman, child

More than 18 years ago, a Fulton County woman and her young son disappeared. Now, investigators say a man’s widow has confessed he killed them and destroyed their bodies in an outdoor furnace.

  Endangered Silver Alert canceled for Ironton, Mo. man

The Iron County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Endangered Silver Advisory Alert for 88-year-old Chester Bradley of Ironton, Mo.

  Chaffee man killed in 2-vehicle crash

The crash happened at 7:10 a.m. at the intersection of Route N and Route U, approximately four miles west of Delta.

  Panhandling hound makes name for himself in Ironton, Mo.

His name is Ike and he’s the town beggar.

  All Missourians 16 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Missouri has activated Phase 3 of its vaccine distribution plan which includes all residents, 16 and older, regardless of occupation.

VA Medical Center offers vaccines to all veterans, spouses, caregivers

All veterans, their spouses and their caregivers are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.

FBI arrest 2 truckers for kidnapping, looking for potential victims

The FBI is asking for help in finding potential victims and information about two truck drivers who are accused of kidnapping women and demanding ransom for their release.

  Cardinals announce Opening Day pre-game schedule

The Cardinals will open their 2021 home schedule against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, April 8.

Cape Central teacher reflects on what the school year was like during the pandemic

There were several challenges that the students and faculty faced throughout the year, but that did not stop them from taking every opportunity that came knocking their way.

  Sen. Blunt in Cape Girardeau to talk about vaccines, reopening schools

Sen. Roy Blunt held a roundtable discussion on COVID-19 vaccines and reopening schools.

  Help wanted in restaurants across the Heartland

With “help wanted” plastered on billboards and restaurant signs around town, some businesses are finding it hard to staff up.

  Man found guilty of murder in 2018 deadly shooting at Cape Girardeau restaurant

Anthony Sinks was found guilty of murder and armed criminal action in connection to the shooting on August 1, 2018.

New playground equipment installed at Cape Girardeau Co. Park South

According to the county, the new equipment replaced 30-year-old structures located at Shelter 20 and 21.

Cape Girardeau announces 9th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition on Broadway

The seven pieces will be placed along the Broadway Corridor for one year.

  Woman arrested for stabbing woman in Perryville, Mo.

A woman was flown to a St. Louis hospital after being stabbed in Perryville on Monday night, April 5.

  2 dead, multiple seriously injured in head-on crash in Sikeston, Mo.

Two people were killed and six others were seriously injured after a head-on crash on Tuesday night, April 6.

  RESULTS: Municipal elections in Mo., Ill.

Polls opened at 6 a.m. and closed at 7 p.m.

  Health department: St. Louis-area residents did not show up for second COVID-19 vaccine dose in Cape Girardeau

According to the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, about 400 people from out of town did not come back to for their second dose.

  Community Partnership of Southeast Mo. proposes tiny home village

Melissa Stickel with the Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri said it’s time to fill that gap with what the homeless really need, which is a permanent place to stay.

  Man may face charges after threats made at Sikeston Walmart; no one injured

Officers say no shots were fired and no weapons were seen after an “outburst” at Walmart on Tuesday afternoon, April 6.

Upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Cape Girardeau Co.

Some COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in Cape Girardeau County.

  Organic Remedies prepares to open new location in Cape Girardeau

An official opening date has not been announced yet, but they are hoping for sometime in mid-April.

Heartland states to receive millions from HUD for affordable housing

In total, HDU awarded nearly $700 million nationwide.

  Breaking Bonds Ministries launches recovery program in the Heartland

The new treatment center is focused on providing treatment to men with drug and alcohol addictions

  Crews respond to pallet fire in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

It happened at Broken Vessel Ministry and Pallet Company on South Kingshighway.

  Intersection of Independence, Spanish Streets to close as part of street project

The Spanish Street Project includes asphalt milling and overlay of the streets downtown. It began on March 29.

  Gearing up for election day in Missouri and Illinois

On the ballots there are plenty of mayor races, school board members, propositions and more to vote on.

Proposed Mo. resolution would prohibit roadside checkpoints

A proposed resolution would prohibit roadside checkpoints by law enforcement, except in emergency situations.

Gov. Parson to visit St. Louis mass vaccination site, discuss event hosted by FEMA

Governor Mike Parson is scheduled to make a stop at a mass vaccination site in St. Louis on Monday, April 5.

  Detainees riot at Justice Center in downtown St. Louis

A group of detainees rioted at the Justice Center in downtown St. Louis Sunday night, the second time such an uprising has occurred in recent months.

  SUV overturns after crash at intersection of Clark, Broadway Streets in Cape Girardeau

An SUV overturned after a crash at the intersection of Clark and Broadway Streets on Friday afternoon, April 2.

  3 injured in 2-vehicle crash on Mount Auburn in Cape Girardeau

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Mount Auburn on Friday evening, April 2.

Missouri Senate Bill would create a task force to study and improve school bus safety

Senate Bill 609 would establish the “Joint Task Force on School Bus Safety,” which would meet three times a year to study school bus transportation safety in public schools.

No immediate impact in Missouri from J&J vaccine problem

A state health official says the loss of up to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine due to a manufacturing mistake should have no immediate impact in Missouri.

  Fundraising efforts underway for Broadway Theatre revitalization project

The 100-year-old historic structure was in the beginning stages of a revitalization project.

Meeting hopes to motivate in hospital revitalization project

Those spearheading the project to reopen the hospital in Kennett met Thursday night to present their progress to the public.

Cardinals beat Reds 11-6 in Cincinnati on MLB Opening Day

On Opening Day this year, the St. Louis Cardinals will face the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

  South Scott Co. Ambulance District proposes sales tax

A half-cent sales tax could benefit the ambulance service and south Scott County residents

  Cape Girardeau police officer receives ‘I CARE’ award

Officer Matt McAlister earned an I CARE award for his service in handling crisis situations.

  Southeast Mo. State raises awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Students made safety jars that tell everyone that they are an ally in the fight against sexual violence.

  2 joggers chase, hold assault suspect for police on Cape Girardeau trail

Screams for help from a female jogger on the Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail were answered by two joggers on Friday afternoon, March 26.

  Man found guilty in 2014 Poplar Bluff murder

A man was found guilty in the 2014 murder of another man.

Kennett, Mo. father, son found safe

A missing persons alert for a father and son was canceled late Thursday afternoon, April 1.

  Summer camp organizers expect big turnout

Some families in the Heartland plan their summer around kids camps. Most were shut down last year due to COVID-19, and some parents and camp organizers in the Heartland are ready to get back.

Missouri Senate votes to ban police chokeholds

Senators voted 30-4 in favor of the measure.

  Wood burning stove to blame for early morning house fire

Crews responded to an early morning house fire in Scott County.

  Perry County, Mo. fills up on events in 2021 for tourism

Perry County thrives on tourism and has a plethora of attractions to see and events to enjoy.

  SEMO track and field athlete charged with first degree rape

A Southeast Missouri State University track and field athlete, Michael Jenkins, was charged with first degree rape.

  3 arrested for kidnapping, assault in Poplar Bluff

Officers with the Poplar Bluff Police Department responded to a local bank on Wednesday, March 24, after a patron reported being held against their will to the bank teller.

Gas prices fall slightly, still higher than last month

According to GasBuddy, the average price of fuel at the pump fell 2.7 cents from the last week.