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The Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri to Move Forward With Renovation Project

After an extended waiting period the Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri is finally able to proceed with their accusation of the former headquarters of the Cape Girardeau Police Department on Sprigg Street. The Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri received a grant worth $500,000 from the Missouri Department of Economic Development on Thursday through the mail.…read more »

Illinois Implements Remote Learning Days for Schools around the State

Illinois Remote Learning Days started on Tuesday throughout the state and they will continue until in-person instruction can resume. During this indefinite amount of time schools around the state have the option of implementing an E-Learning Plan or a Remote Learning Day Plan that will provide the students throughout the state instruction and access to…read more »

State Officials Extend Missouri Vehicle Emissions Deadline Until May

Missouri Department of Natural Resources officials have temporarily extended the time period that a vehicle emissions test will be due. The deadline was extended to assist vehicle owners who are currently faced with several challenges because of the coronavirus outbreak. In addition, state officials have also extended the license plate expiration period for an additional 60…read more »

Health Officials in Butler County Confirm First Local Case of Virus

The first Butler County resident tested positive for COVID-19. Local health officials say a former inpatient tested positive for the virus. They say the person traveled within the United States before developing symptoms. Health officials say the patient was treated and discharged home the week before pending their results. The patient recovered and was released…read more »

Governor Pritzker Activates 115 Additional Military Members to Fight Virus Outbreak

Illinois Governor .J.B. Pritzker activated 115 additional members of the Illinois National Guard and airmen in support of COVID-19 response operations. Government officials say that about 80 of the additional members will assist with communications and reporting between county health departments within the state and the State Emergency Operations Center. An additional thirty airman will help…read more »

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Analysis: USA Basketball may face roster challenges for 2021

(AP)-Knowing when the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be solves one problem for USA Basketball. And it creates a few others. Let’s assume that the 2020-21 NBA season is over by next July, a premise that also assumes some sort of normalcy returns to the sports world and that the global coronavirus pandemic slows to the…read more »

MLB extends support to minor leaguers through May

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is extending its financial support to minor league players through May while suspending their contracts because of the new coronavirus pandemic. MLB announced March 19 that it was giving minor leaguers $400 weekly allowances through April 8, the day before the minor league season was scheduled to start.…read more »

The Latest: World Games to shift dates to avoid OLY overlap

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to the summer of 2021 will have an impact on numerous other events — including an Olympic-style event for sports that are not part of the Summer Games. The new dates for the Olympics…read more »

The Last Dance’ look at Jordan’s last title starts April 19

(AP)-The long-awaited look at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is finally set for release. ESPN and Netflix announced on Tuesday that the 10-part documentary series called “The Last Dance” will run in the U.S. over five consecutive Sunday nights starting April 19 and running through May 17. There will be two…read more »

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

(AP)- The NCAA will permit Division I spring-sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give spring-sport athletes regardless of their year in school a way to get…read more »

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