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Levee Breach Forces Self-Evacuations In Missouri Near Winthrop, Sugar Lake
A levee has been breached on the east side of the Missouri River across from Atchison, Kansas. The Atchison County Emergency Management announced on its Facebook page that self-evacuations were in place for Sugar Lake, Winthrop and Missouri Bottoms starting around noon Thursday.
Scott Co. Sheriff's Dept. dismissed from discrimination suit filed by deputy
A judge has dismissed the Scott County Sheriff's Department as a defendant in a discrimination lawsuit brought by a deputy, but the county government in general still must defend itself against the plaintiff's claims.
Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid rising floodwaters in Midwestern U.S.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri’s governor declared a state of emergency on Thursday as floodwaters that left a swath of destruction across Nebraska and Iowa surged downstream, swamping small towns, roads and farmland in the U.S Midwest.
University of Missouri Police Officer Fired After Photo Surfaces Of Him Wearing Blackface
University of Missouri Police Officer Marcus Collins was fired hours after admitting that the man wearing blackface in an uncovered photo was him. For the last time (and I know this is not really the last time), it is possible to depict a black person without having to wear Blackface. It’s shockingl
Sikeston woman charged with setting her bakery on fire
SIKESTON, MO – A Sikeston woman has been arrested and charged with setting her own business on fire. Monica Mays is charged with first degree arson. At about 3:20 p.m. on Friday, officers with Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to Cravings Bakery for a structure fire.
Search for bank robber prompts warning to stay indoors in O’Fallon, Missouri
O’FALLON, Mo. – Police are asking the public to stay indoors while they search for a bank robber. The robbery happened at around 11:30am at the Reliance Bank in the 2600 block of Highway K. The suspect took off with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during the robbery.
Sikeston, MO man convicted of child porn charges
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - A Sikeston, Missouri man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography according to court records. According to a SIkestron DPS investigation in August of 2018, Joel Williams, 48, of Sikeston, Mo. uploaded child pornography to an internet website.
Business owner arrested for arson
SIKESTON, MO. -- A Sikeston woman has been arrested and charged for allegedly setting her own business on fire. On Friday afternoon, fire crews responded to Cravings Bakery for a structure fire. They were able to put the fire out with minimal damage, but immediately noticed the cause of the fire was
Two die, including baby, in head-on crash
ALEXANDER COUNTY, IL — A woman and a baby were killed in a head-on crash in Alexander County, Illinois. Just after 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Illinois State Police were called to a head-on crash on IL Route 3 just south of Thebes.
Catch of the day: Cairo residents fish the Ohio River floodwaters
CAIRO — Several Cairo residents gathered to fish the flooded Fort Defiance State Park on Tuesday, basking in the warm sun, light breeze and fellowship of family and friends. "I love fishing," said Delores Griffin, who watched her pole dance in the floodwaters as she was perched on an overturned five
Flooding in New Madrid expected to get worse before it gets better
NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - New Madrid County is one of several communities along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers dealing with rising waters and officials in the area say it will probably get worse before it gets better.
The Church of God in Cape opens 24-hour food pantry
The 20-member congregation at The Church of God in Cape Girardeau has created its first 24-hour community outreach program with the addition of a self-serve "take what you need, leave what you can" food pantry.
Three young children hurt in accident were not wearing seat belts
WSIL -- Three children under the age of three are being treated in a St. Louis hospital for injuries they received when a car they were riding in went into a creek. According to Illinois State Police, Jimmy White, 27, of Mounds, was driving North on US Highway 51 just south of Dongola when he drove
Gas prices continue to rise in the Heartland
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -Have you noticed a recent jump at the pump?. According to a recent gas survey, prices could soon hit $3 per gallon. Some drivers said they may have to adjust their budgets this season.
3 children, 2 adults hospitalized after crash in Union Co., IL
UNION COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Three children and two adults were sent to a St. Louis hospital after a crash on Tuesday, March 19,. According to Illinois State Police, driver 27-year-old Jimmy L. White, of Mounds, was traveling north on US Highway 51 approximately 1 mile south of Dongola.
MoDOT to seal cracks on Highway 63 this week
SIKESTON, Mo. — Highway 63 in Howell County will be reduced to one lane later this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews seal cracks in the roadway. The section of roadway is located in West Plains from Route 14 to Bill Virdon Blvd. Weather permitting, work will be performed Thursday,
Police release additional details about deadly head-on collision in Thebes
Police have released additional information about the deadly head-on crash Monday morning in Thebes. Lohoma Williams, 50, of Cairo, and a 1-year-old child died in the two-vehicle accident, according to a news release from the Illinois State Police. The child was not identified by name.
New Madrid Co. deputy helps to evacuate elderly woman, dog
NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A New Madrid County deputy came to the rescue of a woman whose home was surrounded by floodwaters. Sheriff’s Deputy Alsup helped to evacuate an elderly flood victim and her dog on State Highway 80.
Flood concerns on the horizon for Heartland
SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Heartland has had it’s fair share of flooding for 2019 already. However, there is some concern for potentially a lot more water coming through the area in the next couple months.
New bars in Cape Girardeau prepare for March Madness
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - 64 college basketball teams begin the chase for a championship this week. While only one team can cut down the nets, multiple local businesses are hoping the tournament brings in big bucks.