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Members of Sikeston City Council Legalize UTV Use on City Streets

Members of the Sikeston City Council gave their approval for citizens to use their UTV’s on Sikeston Streets. The measure was approved during a city council meeting on Monday. The legalization of UTV’s on city roadways was approved after the city council made changes to the ordinance that was put in place to enforce stricter…read more »

Police Investigating Sunday Morning Shooting that Injured Five

Police in Cape Girardeau are currently investigating a shooting that happened on the 600 block of South Sprigg St. Police say on Sunday Jan. 26 around 1:00 a.m. officers were on scene at “The River” banquet center on South Sprigg. Law enforcement officials’ proactively patrolling The River banquet hall because a citizen reported that there…read more »

After Striking Pedestrian, Suspects Threatens Police

A Tennessee man is behind bars in McCracken County after hitting a pedestrian and then threatening to shoot multiple people. It started around 6:30.a.m. on Saturday morning at the intersection of Court Avenue and Jennifer Lynn Drive in Paducah. Police say Robert Thomas Aitken, 43, of Nashville, TN was driving a stolen van when hit a…read more »

Youth Habitat Enhancement Projects Receive Funding Through Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Grant Program

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) today announced 27 Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants have been awarded from the fall 2019 application period. A total of $22,477.78 will be distributed. The Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant program supports the development or enhancement of wildlife habitat on the school…read more »

Saint Francis Healthcare System Makes the Announcement that United Healthcare Systems Has Terminated Agreement with Them

St. Francis Healthcare officials held a press conference on Monday to make the announcement that there have been changes in the current negotiations process with United Healthcare Systems. Officials said that United Healthcare sent out a notice of termination to St. Francis back in November. Officials said beginning on March 5, 2020 St. Francis will…read more »

Local Sports

Cape Girardeau Recognized as One of the Best Places to Have an Athletic Event

Sports Destination Magazine has selected Cape Girardeau one of its 19 emerging sports markets in the Nation. Officials said from “from the indoor state-of-the-art SportsPlex to a variety of outdoor fields, the city offers a mix of different environments that cater to all of the major sports. Officials also say the town’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau…read more »

Los Angeles unites in grief for adopted son Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chants rose in the plaza across from Staples Center. “Kobe!” and “MVP! MVP!” They came from hundreds of fans gathered to mourn the death of Kobe Bryant. Candles burned alongside hand-lettered messages scrawled on signs and the pavement. Bunches of flowers piled up, some with purple-and-gold balloons attached. Men, women…read more »

Baylor remains No. 1 in AP Top 25 with few changes at top

(AP)-Baylor is No. 1 for a second straight week in an AP Top 25 poll that had no major changes at the top, a rare bit of stability in a wildly unpredictable season. The Bears stayed well ahead of No. 2 Gonzaga in Monday’s poll, part of an unchanged top seven for the first time…read more »

Ratings up, future bright: NFL rebounds off troubled seasons

(AP)-The most compelling drama in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America’s favorite sport has been set on the back burner, which is mostly where the domestic abuse cases, national anthem controversies and even the concerns…read more »

Morant Has Late Burst, Grizzlies Hold Off Suns 114

(AP)-Ja Morant scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to help the Memphis Grizzlies hold off the Phoenix Suns 114-109 on Sunday night for their second straight victory. Playing hours after news that former NBA star Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter accident, the Grizzlies won the opening tip and immediately…read more »

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