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Missing Williamson County Man Found Dead

The search for a missing Williamson County man ended on Sunday when his body was found in Hurst, Illinois. Officials confirmed that 72-year-old Roger Cheatham was found dead around 10:30 a.m. on January 17. Cheatham was reported missing on Thursday, January 14 after he walked from his home on South Sixth Street and did not…read more »

Missouri House cancels work as lawmakers sickened with virus

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House canceled work next week because of a rising number of coronavirus cases in the Capitol. Republican House leaders announced the decision late Thursday. “Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the building, we are exercising an abundance of caution to protect members, staff, and visitors by…read more »

Pair Arrested for Stealing Jewelry from Local Store

A Cape Girardeau business owner and her employee assisted in the arrest of two Illinois residents who allegedly stole from her shop. Crystal Miller, 41, of Marion, Illinois, and Justin Veach, 37, of Peoria, Illinois, were taken into custody by Cape police officers Tuesday on charges of felony stealing after Miller allegedly pocketed a six-carat…read more »

COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Moves into Phase 1B-Tier 1 at SoutheastHEALTH

Missouri Governor Mike Parson on Thursday announced the activation of Phase 1B – Tier 1 of Missouri’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, effective Monday, January 18. Vaccinations within Tier 1 – 1A, primarily composed of healthcare workers and first responders, will continue as well. SoutheastHEALTH has been a pre-positioning site for the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine since mid-December,…read more »

Illinois collects $62M in cannabis revenue for neighborhoods

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois has collected $62 million from legalized marijuana sales that’s earmarked for helping minority businesses and neighborhood development, but the money hasn’t been spent yet. The Chicago Tribune reports problems with the state’s system to hand out new cannabis business licenses and numerous requests for help as among the reasons. Sales of…read more »

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Duke falls out of AP Top 25; Gonzaga, Baylor remain 1-2

(AP)- Gonzaga once again has racked up all but the two first-place votes that went to Baylor in the latest Associated Press men’s college basketball poll. Villanova remained firmly behind the preseason top two despite not playing a game since Dec. 23 due to COVID-19 pauses within its program. Iowa and Texas swapped places to…read more »

Brady vs Rodgers, possibly Mahomes vs. Allen in title games

(AP)- Tom Brady will take on Aaron Rodgers in a matchup of quarterback legends in the NFC title game. The AFC championship could feature two of the top young QBs if Patrick Mahomes is healthy enough to start for Kansas City against Buffalo’s Josh Allen. An enticing final four in the NFL was set up…read more »

Yandle gets 100th NHL goal, Panthers beat Blackhawks 5-2

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Keith Yandle got his 100th career goal, Chris Driedger made 23 saves and the Florida Panthers beat the Chicgo Blackhawks 5-2. Eetu Luostarinen scored his first NHL goal, and Aaron Ekblad, Patric Hornqvist, and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored for Florida, which had three goals in the third period to pull away…read more »

Chiefs’ Reid: QB Mahomes ‘doing good’ after concussion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was knocked out of their 22-17 win over the Browns in the divisional round of the playoffs with a concussion Sunday. Mahomes tucked the ball on a quarterback option and tried to reach the first-down marker on third-and-1 near midfield when he was brought down hard…read more »

Forsberg, Saros Lead Predators to 3-1 Win

NASHVILLE(AP) – Filip Forsberg scored the tiebreaking goal at 5:48 of the third period to lead the Nashville Predators over the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 in their season opener. Luke Kunin and Calle Jarnkrok also scored for the Predators, who have won 11 of their last 14 home openers. Juuse Saros made 29 saves. Boone…read more »

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