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Woman Injured in Crash in Pemiscot County

There was a traffic crash that occurred in Pemiscot County. The crash took place on Interstate 55 at mile marker 14. The crash occurred at 11:45 .a.m. Thursday morning. The crash was a solo vehicle crash.  The driver o0f the 2011 Dodge Caliber was injured in the crash. The victim was identified as 71 year-old…read more »

Truck Catches Fire in Cape Girardeau

A Pickup truck caught fire in Cape Girardeau. Local firefighters were dispatched to North Sprigg Street, just north of Independence Street on Wednesday night. The driver of the truck was driving northbound when the truck caught fire. The transmission of the Chevy Pickup Truck caught fire. No one was hurt in the fire, the driver was…read more »

Illinois Payrolls Up in Nearly All Industries from Prior Year

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate rose to 4.3 percent in December and nonfarm payrolls increased by +13,600 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. The November jobs gain was revised upward from the preliminary report…read more »

MDC test results reveal more deer with deadly CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports 28 more deer from 11 Missouri counties have been found to have chronic wasting disease (CWD). This brings the number of cases of the deadly deer disease in Missouri to 103 since 2012. CWD is a deadly illness in white-tailed deer and other members of the deer family,…read more »

Man Arrested for DWI and Driving While Revoked

A Popular Bluff man was taken into police custody on Wednesday night. The arrest was made at 10:50.p.m. in Butler County. The man who was arrested was identified as 32 year-old Ryan L. Deschamp. The arrest was made following a traffic stop. He was taken into custody for DWI along with driving with a revoked…read more »

Victim Identified in Sikeston Shooting

Police in Sikeston Missouri continue to investigate a shooting that left a 42 year-old mother dead. The shooting occurred at a home located at 509 Kendall Street on Tuesday afternoon. She was found around 1:45 .p.m.on Tuesday. The victim was identified as Jennifer Midgett. Her boy friend was taken into police custody in connection with…read more »

Two People Arrested Following Police Chase

Two suspects were taken into police custody following a police chase that went from Cape Girardeau to Oak Ridge.  Local police attempted to stop a vehicle at the intersection of William and Sprigg streets just before 10.p.m. Tuesday evening. The driver of the vehicle did not obey the police and continued driving onto Highway 177.…read more »

Cape Girardeau Man Arrested for DWI

A Cape Girardeau man was taken into police custody on Wednesday Morning. The arrest was made at 1:12.a.m. following a traffic stop in Cape Girardeau.  He was taken into custody for DWI. The man who was arrested was identified as 38 year-old Samuel L. Jones Jr. He was transported to the Cape Girardeau County Jail…read more »

MDC reports final deer harvest for season more than 290,300

Missouri’s 2018-2019 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary total harvest of 290,339 deer. Top counties for the overall season were Franklin with 5,826 deer harvested, Callaway with 5,545, and Howell with 5,350. Of the 290,339 deer harvested, 136,776 were antlered bucks, 30,116 were button bucks, and…read more »

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