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This Year Has Seen Record Rain Fall in the Region

This year is on pace to be the wettest year ever for residents in the region. The first six months of the year had more rainfall than ever before in the entire history of Illinois the state wide average was 28.22 inches of rain fall so far this year. As off Friday this year has…read more »

River above Flood Stage for 129 Consecutive Days

The Mississippi River continues to be above flood stage in Cape Girardeau. As of Friday the river was at 36.24 feet. This year the river has set a recoed for consecutive days above flood stage The River has been at or above flood stage now for 129 consecutive days. The previous record was 125, set…read more »

Man sentenced to 50 years for Sexual Assaulting a Child

A Jefferson County Illinois man has been given a 50 year jail sentence for sexual assaulting a child. The man was identified as 33 year-old Jonathan Bieniek. His sentence was handed down on Thursday. He was previously found guilty of two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault during a jury trial in June.read more »

Man sentenced to 50 years for Sexual Assaulting a Child

A Jefferson County Illinois man has been given a 50 year jail sentence for sexual assaulting a child. The man was identified as 33 year-old Jonathan Bieniek. His sentence was handed down on Thursday. He was previously found guilty of two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault during a jury trial in June.read more »

Man Injured When Truck Goes into Ditch

One person was injured in a solo vehicle crash in Butler County. The crash occurred at 8:15.a.m. on Friday morning on .U.S. Highway 67, two miles north of Popular Bluff. A 1993 Ford F-150 was involved in the crash. The victim was identified as 76 year-old John M. McKim. The crash happened when the truck…read more »

Local Sports

Report urges new board, funding model for US Olympic system

DENVER (AP) — A report examining the U.S. Olympic system urges a move away from the “money for medals” funding system and a reconfigured board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee that would give more power to athletes. The document was requested by the USOPC and was delivered this week by a committee led…read more »

Ex-Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, a walk-on at Arkansas who went on to a three-year NFL career that included a Super Bowl win with the New York Giants, has died. He was 32. Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs said Petrus died of heat stroke Thursday night at a North Little Rock…read more »

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill has been cleared to report to Chiefs training camp next week after the NFL said Friday it would not suspend the star wide receiver under its personal conduct policy after a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old son. The league spent eight hours interviewing Hill late last month…read more »

Royals Hold off White Sox 6-5

KANSAS CITY(AP) – When the Kansas City Royals gave starter Brad Keller the lead with a five-run third inning, Keller made sure to show his gratitude. The 23-year-old took care of the White Sox batters in the top of the fourth, striking out the side on 14 pitches to get his guys back to the…read more »

Edman’s Grand Slam Lifts Cardinals Over Reds 7-4

CINCINNATI -(AP)Tommy Edman snapped a sixth-inning tie with his first career grand slam and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 Thursday night for their fifth win in six games. All-Star Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer in the fifth, and Edman broke it open an inning later. The slam came one pitch…read more »

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