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Scouts and Volunteers collect over 40,000 food items for Food Pantries in the Area.

Boy Scouts of America and volunteers across the Heartland Region collected bags of food from neighborhoods as part of the 35th annual Scouting for Food drive. Last Saturday, thousands of scouts delivered more than 1 million blue Scouting for Food bags throughout the St. Louis metro area, Southeast Missouri, and Southern Illinois. They made the…read more »

Illinois’ Second Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Biennial Report Released

The Directors of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the release of the state’s second Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) Biennial Report. This document describes the continued progress being made in Illinois to reduce nutrient losses from multiple sources to improve water quality not only in Illinois waterways,…read more »

Cape Man Arrested for Child Molestation

Back in August, a man was wanted on a warrant for child molestation and resisting arrest charges. He is now in custody. The man was identified as 36 year-old Jeremiah R. Twiggs. He was arrested and taken to the Cape Girardeau County Jail on charges of first-degree child molestation. His victim was under the age…read more »

Governor Parson Announces Launch of Youth Vaping Awareness Campaign

In a press conference today, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of the state’s Clear the Air youth vaping awareness campaign to bring attention to the risks of using electronic cigarettes and vaping products. In October, Governor Parson signed Executive Order 19-18 directing the Departments of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE),…read more »

Victim Has Over $600 Stolen After Phone Scam

Two Businesses in Calloway County, Kentucky have been getting scam calls about bail money. Police say on Sunday, Nov. 17, two businesses received phone calls from an individual claiming to be with Calloway County Sheriff’s Office. The scammer requested funding to bail out an individual who was in custody.  The scammer asked residents for payment…read more »

Local Sports

Notre Dame’s 12-year run in women’s AP Top 25 is over

NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame’s 12-year run in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll is over. The Fighting Irish fell out of the AP Top 25 on Monday for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season, stopping a streak of 234 consecutive weeks being ranked. It was the third longest…read more »

Derek Jeter among 18 newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. He is likely to be an overwhelming choice to join former New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera in Cooperstown after the reliever last year became the first unanimous pick by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. A 14-time…read more »

Browns’ Garrett has appeal set for Wednesday

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett on Wednesday will have his appeal for his indefinite NFL suspension for striking Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph with a helmet. Former NFL player James Thrash will hear the appeal. Thrash and Pro Football Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks are jointly appointed by the league and…read more »

Kyle Busch Wins 2nd NASCAR Championship

HOMESTEAD (AP) – Kyle Busch casually collected the championship flag from his team and did a slow, subdued celebratory lap. The most polarizing driver in NASCAR had just won his second Cup title and wanted his true fans to enjoy the moment with him. It was a lesson learned from his first Cup title in…read more »

Morant Scores 13, Grizzlies Fall to Nuggets

MEMPHIS (AP)- Jamal Murray rebounded from a poor shooting night with a season-best 39 points and the Denver Nuggets dominated Memphis in the second quarter en route to a 131-114 victory over the Grizzlies on Sunday. Paul Millsap had 23 points and Juancho Hernangomez finished with 15. Jeremi Grant added 12 points as Denver won…read more »

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