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Two Vehicles Crash on Highway 177

There was a crash that took place on Highway 177 that involved two vehicles. The crash happened at 6.a.m Yesterday morning. The two vehicles involved in the crash were a pickup and Ford Excursion. The driver of the pickup truck lost control and went into the other lane  at a fish tale. The Excursion was…read more »

Illinois Unemployment above Average

Unemployment in the state of Illinois has gone up by 0.1% State unemployment currently stands at 4.2%. Job growth was moderate during the August to October period posting an average monthly change of +3,000 jobs, an improvement over the prior month when the three-month average change was -500 jobs. Despite unemployment being on the rise…read more »

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Available

Open enrollment has started for the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment will end on December 15, 2018.The government will penalize citizens who don’t obtain coverage with a fine of $695.Those who currently have coverage it is important to update their records. Some, who signed up for coverage found plans for as little as $50 to $100.…read more »

Charitable Program Wins $10,000

The Care to Learn program is a program to benefit Cape Girardeau Schools. This program was created to provide food, hygiene products and supplies to students in the school district. Care to learn is also a volunteer organization that helps stock back packs with different foods to assist tide families over on the weekends.  Recently…read more »

Salvation Army of Cape Girardeau Providing Holliday Meal

The Salvation Army is planning on having a holiday meal for those in need over the holiday season. Volunteers and donations are still needed. In addition to providing a holiday meal, free coats will be given to those in need who attend. The organization will be serving the feast from 11.a.m to 2.p.m on Thanksgiving…read more »

Local Sports

Saved! Baines surprise pick for Hall, Lee Smith also chosen

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harold Baines was given a save as big as any Lee Smith ever posted. In a vote sure to spark renewed cries of cronyism at Cooperstown, Baines surprisingly was picked for the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday after never coming close in any previous election. “Very shocked,” the career .289…read more »

Chiefs owner: Patrick Mahomes ‘always gives you a chance’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In an otherwise empty Kansas City Chiefs locker room, long after they had rallied to beat the Ravens in overtime and clinch a playoff berth, chairman Clark Hunt was asked what makes this year’s team different than all those that suffered postseason letdowns. His answer was refreshingly simple and candid:…read more »

Sunday night baseball games an hour earlier in 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year. ESPN announced Monday it is moving up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. Eastern. “From a travel perspective, it’s amazing…read more »

Struggling Blues put goalie Chad Johnson on waivers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The struggling St. Louis Blues have placed backup goaltender Chad Johnson on waivers and called up Jordan Binnington to take his place. The Blues put Johnson on waivers after recalling Binnington and sending forward Sammy Blais down to the American Hockey League’s San Antonio Rampage. Johnson is 2-6-0 with a 3.54…read more »

Chiefs-Rams game moved from Mexico City to LA due to field

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NFL moved the Rams’ Monday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs from Mexico City to Los Angeles on Tuesday due to the poor condition of the field at Azteca Stadium. The league announced the extraordinary decision six days before one of the most-anticipated regular-season games of the year. In…read more »

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