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Cape Girardeau Fire Department Reveals New CPR App

The Cape Girardeau Fire Department has introduced a new mobile app which will help local residents become life savers. Officials say they are looking to increase the survival rate of cardiac arrest within Cape Girardeau city limits. Officials say they know for every minute that CPR is delayed, the survival rate goes down by seven…read more »

IDNR Accepting Applications for Snowmobile Trail Establishment Grant Program

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced applications are now being accepted for grants through the Snowmobile Trail Establishment Fund (STEF) grant program. The deadline to apply is Oct. 1, 2020. The STEF grant program is offered annually and provides financial assistance up to 100 percent of eligible development/rehabilitation and equipment costs incurred…read more »

Man Facing Assault Charges for Purposely Hitting Pedestrian

A Ballard County man is facing assault charges in Marshall County. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were dispatched to an injury collision Wednesday on Industrial Parkway near Calvert City. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a vehicle had struck a pedestrian as well as another vehicle. The investigation revealed that the driver of one…read more »

Mount Vernon School District 80 to Start School Year Remotely

Officials with Mount Vernon’s District 80 School District recently voted to start the upcoming school year online entirely because of the coroanavirus in Jefferson County. Officials say this was a hard decision for them to come to, but they had been studying the numbers in cases and received the help of health officials to help…read more »

Local Sports

Virus-proofing NFL facilities is a tall, masked task

(AP)-The captivation and celebration of the NFL have long stemmed from the speed, strategy, strength and teamwork that make the game go. Football is just as much a sport of pattern and detail, too, never more than at training camps around the league in the time of COVID-19. Like the defense stiffening at the goal…read more »

Hot Royals Beat Reds 5-4

CINCINNATI (AP) – Streaking Salvador Perez had three more hits, including a homer and RBI double, Reds left-hander Wade Miley made another early exit because of injury, and the Kansas City Royals beat Cincinnati 5-4 for their fifth victory in six games. The Royals’ offense has led the way during the surge. It scored one…read more »

Like the Titanic’ – NCAA experts warn of coronavirus spread

(AP)-The NCAA’s chief medical officer and two of its infectious disease expert advisers warned Thursday the uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus throughout the United States remains an enormous obstacle for college sports to overcome. “I feel like the Titanic. We have hit the iceberg, and we’re trying to make decisions of what time should we…read more »

Players kneeling for anthem met with boos before MLS game

There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem before their MLS game Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas. Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said he was disgusted by the boos at Toyota Stadium when players and officials knelt to call attention to racial…read more »

Canucks Beat Blues 5-2 in Series Opener

EDMONTON, ALBERTA (AP) – Bo Horvat scored twice and the Vancouver Canucks beat the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues 5-2 in the opening game of their best-of-seven first-round playoff series. J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson and Troy Stecher also scored for Vancouver. David Perron and Jaden Schwartz scored for St. Louis.read more »

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