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Tornado touches down in Myrtle Beach, sends beach chairs flying

A tornado touched down in Myrtle Beach Friday afternoon.

  School nurse explains when students need to stay home from school

Ky. Rep. Attica Scott discusses moments leading up to arrest, felony charge

Perry County reports 3 more COVID-19 related deaths

  Heartland woman holds concert for charity

  Prayer march for the United States held at Sikeston church

  Cape Girardeau Co. Public Health Center reports 91 new cases, 3 additional deaths from COVID-19

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Man accused of shooting 2 LMPD officers pleads not guilty

  Heartland non-profit worried COVID-19 will hurt donations for the giving season

Graves County Health Department announces 2 more cases of COVID-19

  Carbondale City Hall becomes virtual learning center for children of employees

930 new cases of COVID-19 in Ky.

Egyptian Health Department reports 24 new cases of COVID-19

Jackson County Health Department reports 8 new cases of COVID-19

57 active cases are currently being managed.

4 arrested in connection to Graves Co. stolen trailer investigation

Four people were arrested in connection to a stolen trailer investigation.

S7HD reports 9 new COVID-19 cases

There is one new case in Alexander County, two new cases in Johnson County, and six from Massac.

Dedication held for Veterans Plaza at Southeast Mo. State University

A dedication was held for Veterans Plaza at Southeast Missouri State University on Friday, September 25.

Heartland Football Friday Week 5

1,987 new cases of COVID-19 in Mo.

  Man wanted in Union Co. on child pornography charges; considered armed and dangerous

Movie lineup set for Nestflix at Houck Stadium

Mo. Capitol Dome, Governor’s Mansion to shine red in honor of fallen firefighters and National Fire Prevention Week

$1.2M water main replacement project to begin on Paducah’s South Side

2,514 new cases of COVID-19 in Ill.

IDPH reported a total of 283,885 cases of COVID-19, including 8,563 deaths.

Poplar Bluff, NFL star Derland Moore dies at 68

Derland Moore became one of the greatest defensive lineman in Saints history and was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.

Family of Breonna Taylor, attorney respond to grand jury decision

At the conference, Ben Crump, a lawyer for Taylor’s family, said the transcripts from the grand jury should be released to the public.

  Tennessee COVID-19 deaths increase by 42, more than 1,900 cases reported

The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting more than 1,900 new cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee and 42 additional deaths.

Date set for second Monster Mash Car Bash in Cape Girardeau

The family-friendly event will be held on Sunday, October 18 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  Cape Girardeau Co. Public Health Center explains what’s considered ‘close contact’ with COVID-19

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is fielding questions from people with concerns following the announcement that Missouri Governor Mike Parson tested positive for COVID-19.

What you need to know Sept. 25

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Friday, Sept. 25.

4th grade virtual learner gets suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom

9-year-old Ka Mauri Harrison is a 4th grader at Woodmere Elementary, and this year he’s a virtual learner so his classroom is his bedroom.

Rep. Attica Scott, 23 others charged with rioting, unlawful assembly in Louisville

Protests resumed in downtown Louisville on Thursday as many of the 127 protesters arrested the night before were released from jail.

Molina gets 2000th hit, Cardinals beat Brewers

Yadier singled twice in the 4-2 victory. The Cardinals kept their slim lead over Cincinnati for second place in the NL Central.

Missouri releases revised long-term care facility visiting guidelines

In addition to general visits, each resident may have one essential caregiver designated through the Essential Caregiver program.

Ky. 286 open after semi crash

The estimated clearance time at about 7:15 p.m.

Jackson County Health Department reports 3 new cases of COVID-19

Fifty-seven active cases are currently being managed.

Gov. Parson activates Mo. National Guard as ‘precautionary measure’ in response to civil unrest across the country

Governor Parson said this was in response to civil unrest across the country.

Cape Girardeau Co. Board of Health says decision to extend mask mandate was not taken lightly

The Cape Girardeau County Board of Health said the decision to extend the mask mandate was not taken lightly.

Cape Girardeau Co. Public Health Center reports 4 additional deaths from COVID-19

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center reported four additional deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, September 24.

Friend of LMPD major says ‘heart dropped’ after learning he was shot

Two Louisville Metro police officers shot in the line of duty Wednesday night are recovering and are expected to survive.

Graves County Health Department announces 11 more cases of COVID-19

There have been 719 total cases.

  Heartland restaurant beefs up drive-thru

As the pandemic continues, one Heartland restaurant is making changes to accommodate its customers.

  Secretary of State explains voting options for Missourians

Election day is less than six weeks away, and Missouri’s Secretary of State wants to make sure people know how to cast their vote.

Madison Co. Health Dept. notified of COVID-19 exposure at Eagles Lodge

The Madison County Health Department was notified of a confirmed COVID-19 exposure at the Eagles Lodge.

Louisville curfew extended through the weekend

The curfew preventing the public from walking on any streets or to any public places in Louisville is in effect from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. the following morning.

2-vehicle crash involving school bus in Murray, Ky.

According to Murray police, around 7:25 a.m., a 22-year-old woman was going east on Diuguid Drive and said she didn’t see a school bus that was stopped, hitting it.

  Jackson police handle donation thefts at non-profit

You could end up with a fine if you’re caught rummaging through the donations or dumpsters.

  Ill. Gov. Pritzker, other elected officials talked in Carbondale about completing 2020 Census

Governor JB Pritzker stopped in Carbondale on Thursday morning, September 24 to talk about completing the census.

Froman death sentence upheld

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate.

Southeast Mo. State University now using dashboard to track COVID-19 cases

Southeast Missouri State University is now using a dashboard to track COVID-19 cases.

S7HD reports 9 new COVID-19 cases

One case is from Alexander County, two cases are from Johnson County, and six are from Massac County.

  Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrates 20 years in Cape Girardeau

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri held a ribbon cutting and more to celebrate 20 years in Cape Girardeau.

  Gov. Pritzker stops in Carbondale, Marion to discuss 2020 Census

Overall, the self-response rate for the state of Illinois is at 70.7 percent.

Egyptian Health Department reports 10 new cases of COVID-19

Six are from Saline County, one is from Gallatin County, and three are from White County.

Marion man arrested on firearm charges

The Marion Police Department is asking for the public’s help in this case. If anyone has any information in relation to this incident, please call the MPD at 618-993-2124.

Coalition of attorneys general announce $60 million multistate settlement with surgical mesh maker

The State of Missouri will receive over $1 million under the terms of the agreement.

  Mo. Gov. Parson gives update on his condition after testing positive for COVID-19

Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson tested positive for COVID-19.

Southeast Behavioral Hospital announces new CEO

The CEO is responsible for leading the team to deliver behavioral healthcare to patients in the region.

  Possible suspect wanted in connection to grooming investigation; considered armed, dangerous

The Jonesboro Police Department and Union County Sheriff’s Office are investigating allegations of grooming and indecent solicitation of a child.

  Bi-County Health Department reports 6 more COVID-19 related deaths

All six death are from long term care facilities in Williamson County and all were previously diagnosed with COVID-19.

More than 64K cases of COVID-19 in Ky.

On Thursday, September 24, the Kentucky Department for Public Health reported a total of 64,158 cases of COVID-19 in the state.

1,365 new cases of COVID-19 in Mo.

The health department reported a total of 118,311 cases of COVID-19, including 1,952 deaths and 1,056 hospitalizations.

3 people arrested in connection to Martin, Tenn. burglary

According to police, three people took numerous guns and other personal property from a home in the 600 block of Mt. Pelia Road.

  Police: Man shot at while stopped at traffic light in Paducah

Police are investigating after a man reported his vehicle was shot at on Wednesday evening, September 23.

Southeast Mo. State announces fall 2020 commencement ceremonies

The fall 2020 commencement, originally scheduled for Dec. 19, has been moved to Nov. 21 to coincide with the fall 2020 semester completing in-person instruction on Nov. 24.

  WATCH: Bailiff dives over stair railing to try to catch escapee; man still at large

Law enforcement is still searching for the man.

2,257 new cases of COVID-19 in Ill.

IDPH is reporting a total of 281,371 cases of COVID-19, including 8,538 deaths.

3 people injured in crash involving buggy, truck on KY 339 west of Wingo

The three people in the buggy, a 19-year-old woman, a 15-year-old girl and a 3-year-old girl, all of Hickman County, received minor injuries.

  Trigg Co. house fire now being investigated as homicide, arson

Currently, detectives are investigating the fire as a homicide and arson in which Thelma N. Barnett was killed before the house was set on fire.

  I-55 near Cape Girardeau clear after 2-vehicle crash

As of noon, all lanes of traffic were back open.

Poshard’s donate $110K for scholarship endowment at John A. Logan College

Dr. Glenn Poshard, a John A. Logan College (JALC) Board of Trustee member, and his wife, Jo, have donated $100,000 to establish a scholarship with the John A. Logan College Foundation.

2 injured in 3-vehicle crash on I-57 in Franklin Co.

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 57.

2 LMPD officers shot in downtown Louisville, suspect in custody

Two LMPD officers were shot Wednesday night in downtown Louisville.

  Cairo, Ill. man charged with murder in connection to Paducah, Ky. shooting that killed 1, injured 4 others

An Illinois man was charged with murder in connection to a Paducah shooting that killed one person and injured four others.

More than 14,000 active COVID-19 cases reported in Tennessee

Health officials are reporting 835 new coronavirus cases in Tennessee, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 187,544.

3 southern Illinois health centers receive COVID-19 grants

Healthcare centers in Cairo, Carterville and Carbondale will each receive $100,000 in grants from two Illinois foundations.

Harrisburg schools temporarily switch to full remote learning due to COVID-19 concerns

Students attending Harrisburg schools temporarily switched to full-remote learning on Thursday, September 24.

Suspect charged in shooting of LMPD officers

The officers were shot around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday while conducting crowd control at Brook St. and Broadway.

Breonna Taylor: Protesters pack city streets following grand jury decision

Police and protesters clashed on city streets in the Highlands and downtown Louisville on Wednesday following a grand jury’s decision to clear two of the three police officers involved in the deadly raid on Breonna Taylor’s apartment.

What you need to know Sept. 24

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Thursday, Sept. 24.

  Annual Haunted Hall of Horror to be held in Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation will host the annual Haunted Hall of Horror at the A.C. Brase Arena.