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11/22/17 - Shop Local - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

This holiday weekend marks the busiest shopping weekend of the year; Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. According to The National Retail Federation, 164 million of us will be shopping this coming weekend, but where will you shop? We would like to remind you to shop local, to su

KFVS12 - 2017-11-22 16:37:07

Coats for Kids Drive underway in Carbondale

The City of Carbondale Police Department is partnering with the Athletics Department of Southern Illinois University Carbondale to collect new coats this holiday season. New coats will be collected at all home men's and women's basketball games in November. The coats are for boys and girls - ages on

KFVS12 - 2017-11-22 21:04:26

Two injured after woman crashes into Carbondale squad car

Two were injured Monday afternoon after a crash involving a civilian vehicle and a Carbondale police squad car on Illinois Avenue and Mill Street. A 29-year-old male Carbondale police officer was on duty at Mill Street and University Avenue when he received a radio call indicating another officer n

DAILYEGYPTIAN.COM - 2017-11-22 03:04:13

Carbondale, IL woman wins $750K lottery prize

An Illinois woman got an early Christmas gift thanks to her scratch-off Lottery ticket. Buelah Simmons won $750,000 on the Ultimate Crossword ticket. "I'm so happy to have this money to share with my family during the holidays!" she said when she presented her winning ticket at the Illinois Lottery

KFVS12 - 2017-11-21 19:29:11

Carbondale encourages residents to participate in "Giving Tuesday".

The City of Carbondale is encouraging residents to participate in Giving Tuesday on November 28. Every year, the City provides financial support for several nonprofit organizations in the community. This includes the Boys and Girls Club, Attucks Community Services, Carbondale Main Street, Good Samar

KFVS12 - 2017-11-21 16:21:54

Woman crashes into police car in Carbondale

CARBONDALE -- A woman crashed her car into into a police car responding to a call, Monday evening in Carbondale. Police said 24-year-old Kenwanna Randolph struck the passenger's side of a Carbondale squad car with her Ford Fiesta on Mill Street just after 4:00 p.m. That officer was responding to an


Crash involving squad car in Carbondale, IL injures 2

A crash involving a squad car in Carbondale, Illinois injured two people on Monday, Nov. 20. According to the Illinois State Police, it happened on Mill Street at Illinois Avenue at 4:12 p.m. The vehicles involved were a 2014 Ford Fiesta and a 2014 Ford Police Interceptor Squad Car. A 29-year-old ma


Carbondale police officer, Chicago woman injured in crash

CARBONDALE, IL - The Illinois State Police says a Carbondale police officer and a Chicago man both had to be taken to a local hospital after a crash at the intersection of Mill Street and Illinois Avenue Monday afternoon. The crash happened at 4:12 p.m. on Monday. ISP investigators say a 29-year-old


Gloucester resident a "Home Town Cook'n Recipe" winner

Ellen Verdugo has a key philosophy when it comes to cooking up recipes in the kitchen. "I usually stay in my comfort zone with the recipes I enter -- fresh foods, local ingredients and fairly wholesome treatments," says the Gloucester resident. "To me the phrase, 'simple and un-fooled around with,'

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-22 18:46:03

Gloucester firefighters raising funds for Wellspring House

Gloucester Fire Chief Eric Smith recently announced that the Gloucester Fire Department is holding a Fill the Boot campaign this month to benefit the Wellspring House's holiday store. A nonprofit organization located in Gloucester, Wellspring House offers temporary shelter for families in need and w


Santa Parade gearing up for Sunday

It's still a few days to Thanksgiving, but Santa Claus is already gearing up to make his annual first visit to downtown Gloucester. The Downtown Gloucester Santa Claus Parade, a city tradition for nearly four decades, is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 26.The march will be highlighted by Santa riding a F


'It's going to be fun'

Susan Boye, who runs ToodeLoos! toy store in downtown Gloucester, says she's come to realize it's not worth it to open at 6 a.m. on so-called Black Friday, the dawn of the holiday shopping season the day after Thanksgiving. So this year, she's pushing back her early Friday opening on a day that shop

GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES - 2017-11-22 22:58:15

19th-century sounds: Emerald Rae plays her fiddle

Cape Ann's Emerald Rae is firing up her fiddle this weekend in a concert inspired by prominent 19th-century American artist Fitz Henry Lane. A United States Scottish fiddle champion, Rae will perform songs inspired by sheet music covers designed by Gloucester's Lane (1804-1865). Designing the covers

GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES - 2017-11-22 21:00:00

Driver Charged After Fiery Crash Sends Boulders, Car Parts Into Home

GLOUCESTER (CBS) - Rick Fraelick of Gloucester has something to be thankful for the eve before the holiday. He feels fortunate he and his family were not injured after an alleged drunk driver crashed his car, causing debris to fly into the Fraelick's home. On Monday night, police say 50-year-old Dav

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-22 17:49:44

Santa's on winning side with the Railers

WORCESTER _ You can score big for sure if you take steady aim and donate to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette Santa Fund this holiday season. Not only will you bring a boost to disadvantaged families, you will be giving yourself more than a hat trick of Railers' excitement, with a contribution of $50

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-11-23 11:07:01

'Elf' actor loves bringing Buddy to life

Erik Gratton's resume is well-rounded, to say the least. It runs the gamut from Hamlet to Shrek to Wilbur the Pig to a cowardly beaver on TV's "Grimm." For the holidays, the versatile actor is having the time of his life playing Buddy in "Elf the Musical" on stage Nov. 28-Dec. 10 at the Boch Center

LOWELL SUN - 2017-11-22 16:13:23

Seward School Board authorizes refinancing bonds

The Seward Public School board authorized its president and the superintendent to essentially refinance some of the district's bonds. During the board's Nov. 13 meeting, the board accepted two resolutions on the topic. The first is to call up to $9.265 million in principal amount for bonds issued in

SEWARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT - 2017-11-22 06:00:00

Murphy honored for STAR project

Caitlin Murphy, a sophomore at Exeter-Milligan, was recognized at the 2017 CTSO (Career and Technology Student Organization) Commissioner's Recognition for Excellence. The event was held in the rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol with a reception following at the Governor's Mansion. The event reco

SEWARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT - 2017-11-22 06:00:00

Miller chosen as new health director

Public Health Solutions, district health department, recently announced that Jacquelyn D. Miller, DDS, will assume the health director position held by retiring M. Jane Ford-Witthoff. The selection was made by the Board of Health, following a search and interview process. Miller comes to the health

SEWARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT - 2017-11-22 06:00:00

Surplus items to be sold on first-come-first-serve basis

The Seward County Commissioners have solidified how the county will sell its surplus equipment. Following the completion of the Seward County Justice Center and the subsequent shuffling of offices, there was an increase in surplus office equipment like desks, chairs and filing cabinets. During the b

SEWARD COUNTY INDEPENDENT - 2017-11-22 06:00:00