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Slow roll on I-55 scheduled from Cape Girardeau to St. Louis

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - If traffic on Interstate 55 is moving slowly on Wednesday, March 27 it may be due to the slow roll scheduled to take place. According to Brian Adams with AC Trucking, the “slow roll” is scheduled to leave from Rhodes 101 at exit 91 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.


Jackson, MO resident wins big in Missouri Lottery

JACKSON, MO (KFVS) - A Jackson, Missouri man received a big welcome home gift after a family vacation. Kevin Pruitt was met with a $77,777 Missouri Lottery prize from his winning ticket, “Fireball 7s” scratcher ticket.


Cape Girardeau fire report 3/25/19

The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to the following calls:. * Medical assists were made at 8:09 a.m. on Themis Street, 9:06 a.m. on Independence Street, 9:23 a.m. on Hackberry Street, 9:31 a.m. on South West End Boulevard, 3:30 p.m. on Lakeshore Drive and 6:10 p.m. on North Sprigg Street.


Efforts to overhaul criminal sentences in Missouri advancing in Legislature

JEFFERSON CITY • In the latest bid to overhaul Missouri’s criminal justice system, a Senate panel voted unanimously Monday to give judges more flexibility when they are sentencing people to prison.


St. Charles man charged in woman's murder at I-55 rest stop in southeast Missouri

MARSTON, Mo. • A Missouri man jailed in Texas is now charged with killing a woman at an Interstate 55 rest area in October. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that Eliot Bonner, 27, of St. Charles was charged Friday with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a fir


University Autism Center Expands, Serves Kids On The Spectrum In Rural Southern MO

After taking root in Sikeston, Southeast Missouri State University has come closer to serving children with autism in the southernmost part of the region. Although still operating out of their main office in Cape Girardeau, the University Autism Center satellite location will focus on the diagnosis


Missouri residents can now apply for a REAL ID

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Starting Monday, residents in Missouri can begin applying for a REAL ID compliant license. Effective October 1, 2020, you will be required to present a REAL ID, or another form of identification accepted by TSA, to board domestic flights. You will also need it to access feder


Rep. Jason Smith meets with Levee representatives to discuss pump conditions

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - U.S. Congressman Jason Smith met with Levee representatives of district number three on Saturday, March 23. Representatives showed Smith the age and condition of the water pump used in the district.


Traffic congested on Hwy 77 near Chaffee, MO after crash

CHAFFEE, MO (KFVS) - Emergency vehicles are blocking one northbound lane of traffic on Highway 77 following a crash. A KFVS crew at the scene said one person was in the vehicle. The person refused medical treatment.


Forest Service closes Snake Road for spring migration

WOLF LAKE -- Biannually, the Shawnee National Forest closes Forest Service Road No. 345, also known as Snake Road, to help ensure safe crossing for several species of snakes and amphibians during this critical time of migration.


Semi hauling hot dogs catches fire near Sikeston

SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A semi tractor-trailer caught fire on Interstate 55 Monday morning. According to a Trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, it happened around 1 a.m.


Business Notebook: Cape Chamber provides resources, support for young professionals

The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce's mission includes attracting and retaining talent, and the organization is making a special effort to reach out to young workers, said Taylor Laws, chamber marketing and communications specialist.


Union County setting up emergency mass notification system

ANNA, Ill. (AP) — The sheriff in Union County in southern Illinois say he soon plans to have a phone-based mass notification system to alert citizens of local emergencies. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel hopes to have the system set up by the end o


Father identifies missing man's body

JACKSON CO., Ill. -- The Jackson County Coroner's Office confirms the body of Billy Stroud, Jr. was discovered Thursday near Campbell Pond. An autopsy was conducted Friday afternoon. Coroner Thomas Kupferer tells News 3 there were "absolutely" no signs of foul play, and that Stroud likely died of hy


Jackson freshman uses camera skills to tell veteran's stories

Layton Lipke is probably one of the more well mannered teenagers around. Ask any question and he will give you an answer followed by "sir" or "ma'am" -- refreshing and not something you hear often.


Sen. Josh Hawley and NRA leadership attend 50th Lincoln Day Celebration in Cape GIrardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The 50th Lincoln Day Celebration Dinner was held at the Osage Center in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, March 23. Lincoln Day Celebration is a chance for local, state and federal politicians and lawmakers to meet their constituents to discuss matters of concern to them.


Old Cape Girardeau Police Department building for sale

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A new investment opportunity opens up in downtown Cape Girardeau. The city is selling the former police station on South Sprigg Street. The city of is now accepting bids to purchase the more than 16,000 square foot police station and the 1.8 acre lot it’s on.


Down to the river's edge ... the historic Green's Ferry Road

Thomas Parrish Green came to the Missouri Territory in 1817 from Chatham, North Carolina. He was a well known ordained Baptist minister during the time when there was an upsurge of the denomination in Southeast Missouri.


Attorney General William Barr briefs Congress on Mueller investigation

WASHINGTON D.C. – You can read the full letter from Attorney General William Barr here. Top Democrats respond to summary of Mueller’s report Top Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer say Attorney General William Barr is "not a neutral observer" and they urge full release of special couns...


Cape Girardeau church gives back to the community by creating a 24-hour food pantry

SCOTT CITY, MO (KFVS) - A small box outside a hair salon in Scott City proved to be an inspiration for a Cape Girardeau pastor. One that led him to help members of his own community. Pastor David McNeely says that box contained free items for people in need. He decided to do the same thing at his ch