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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 »

The River is Going down, Flood Expenses Increasing

As flood waters are going down in Southern Illinois, the cost for flood recovery is going up.  In East Cape Girardeau state, officials say, damages are projected at more than $1 million, including over $658,000 in East Cape Girardeau alone, Turner said Thursday.  In Cario Illinois officials say, damages will cost an additional $768,000. Officials…read more »

Two Men Taken into Custody for Cannabis Possession

On Wednesday, July 17 two men were arrested after an investigation by police in Du Quoin Illinois. The arrest was made after an investigation by police. The investigation resulted in the seizure of around 3496 grams, or 7.75 pounds, of cannabis. Police said, they arrested Manuel D. Cass and   Jeverik D. Nelson. Both men are…read more »

FEMA Adds Cape Girardeau to a List to Conduct Damage Assessments

The county of Cape Girardeau has been put on the federal disaster declaration request that issued last week by the state of Missouri. This is part of an agreement between FEMA and the state of Missouri to broaden last week’s federal disaster declaration. The expansion is in response to the flooding, tornadoes and severe storms…read more »

Royals Send White Sox to Sixth Straight Loss

KANSAS CITY (AP)- Danny Duffy bounced back after getting hit by a line drive that left him with numbness in his throwing hand in last start. Duffy (4-5) pitched a strong six innings and ended a nine-start winless skid, and Jorge Soler and Nicky Lopez hit back-to-back RBI singles twice as the Kansas City Royals…read more »

Goldschmidt’s 3-run Homer Lifts Cards Over Pirates

ST. LOUIS (AP)- Paul Goldschmidt was looking for a single. He ended up getting a whole lot more. Goldschmidt hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Michael Feliz in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Pittsburgh 6-5 on Wednesday, dealing the Pirates their fifth loss in six games. St. Louis trailed 4-3 when…read more »

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