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First Ever Hawktober Fest Next Weekend

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month Southeast Missouri State University will be hosting their first ever Hawktober fest. The event will take place in front of Houk Stadium prior to the football game. The Redhawks football team will take on Jacksonville State at 2.p.m.. There will be a free German themed tailgate with beer…read more »

Southeast Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Next Weekend

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Southeast Missouri State University will recognize this next weekend. The Redhawks football team will be hosting their annual Pink out Game against Jacksonville State at 1.p.m. Many survivors of the disease will be in attendance and will be recognized. The Redhawks volleyball team will be hosting Tennessee State University…read more »

Deadly Shooting Under Investigation on Cape Girardeau Bridge

Illinois State Police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred on the Bill Emerson Bridge that connects Cape Girardeau, Missouri to East Cape Girardeau, Illinois. The investigation began on Saturday, October 7, 2018. Police say there were two vehicles driving across the bridge, when shots were fired. One of the vehicles turned around and went…read more »

Woman Found Guilty of Starting Fire

A jury in Jefferson County has found a woman guilty of starting a fire in a hotel. The incident occurred in December of 2015. The woman was identified as Adriane Parke, she is charged with aggravated arson. Prosecutors have confirmed that she was a housekeeper at the Drury Hotel, when she started the fire. Police…read more »

Local Stores Hiring for Holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching. Many area stores have begun the hiring process for this time. Some of the applicants, who apply and get hired, may be kept. On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 J.C. Penny stores in Cape Girardeau, Popular bluff and Sikeston will be conducting hiring events from to 7.p.m.  J.C. Penny…read more »

Earthquake Rattles Mount Pleasant

Early yesterday morning, an earthquake rattled through parts of Southeast Missouri and Eastern Tennessee. The earthquake was measured to have a magnitude of 2.4. The USGS confirmed it took place 28 miles from Sikeston. The quake occurred at 6:39 .a.m. in Point Pleasant, Mo and Union City, more »

State of Missouri to Hold Earthquake Drill Next Thursday

The state of Missouri will be having a statewide earthquake drill on October 18, 2018. More than 448,000 people are already registered to participate in the Great Central U. S. “ShakeOut. The drill will take place at 10:18 .a.m. The Drop, Cover, Hold On” technique will be practiced to help citizens protect themselves in an…read more »

Missouri Department Considering Changes

The Missouri Department of Conservation is having discussions about changing state laws to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD. One change the department is considering is to prohibit the ability to import dear carcasses from other states. The state is also considering restricting carcass movement within the state. Over 40 counties around…read more »

City of Murphysboro to Elect New Police Chief

The city of Murphysboro is looking to elect a new Chief of Police. Jamie Erlenmeyer has emerged as the front runner. Erlenmeyer is the former Police Chief of Du Quoin and head of the Perry-Washington County Drug Task Force. Mike Laughlan currently serves as Police Chief. He has served in the role for a month,…read more »

Private Airplane Crashes at Airport

There was a plane crash at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport at 11.a.m .Monday morning. Police say the plane crashed on the runway as it was landing. The accident did not affect other flights that were scheduled to come in or take off. Police say there were two victims seriously hurt in the crash. They…read more »

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