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Couple Arrested for Drug Trafficking in McCracken County

A multi-agency drug investigation Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of a Mayfield couple. The investigation began when a Federal Postal Inspector and McCracken County deputies reportedly learned that large amounts of marijuana were scheduled to be delivered to an apartment on Rock Creek Circle Thursday afternoon. While conducting surveillance in the area, detectives reportedly…read more »

Man Jailed on Federal Sex Charge

A Paducah man charged with attempting to have sexual contact with a child in southern Illinois has been sentenced to prison. A jury found Kenneth White guilty on May 5 on a charge of traveling across state lines with intent to engage in illicit sexual contact. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Fairview Heights says White…read more »

Streets Will Be Closed Next Week in Jackson

Many streets in uptown Jackson during part or all of next week to accommodate this year’s Homecomers  activities. Homecomers will begin on Tuesday evening and conclude on July 31, 2021. Some streets will close Sunday afternoon to allow time for vendors, carnival employees and volyunteers get the carnival rides, food tents, booths and other attractions.…read more »

NFL dealing with multiple questions as training camps open

(AP)- From players getting COVID-19 vaccinations to relaxed coronavirus protocols to lineup issues, particularly at quarterback, the NFL faces a multitude of questions as training camps open. The preseason will include only three games except for Dallas and Pittsburgh, who play four because they meet in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 5. The…read more »

Cape Girardeau County officials Looking for Good Uses for County Facilities

Cape Girardeau County Commissioners are trying to answer the question what is the best use of the old Cape Girardeau County Courthouse. This is part of a facility review study that authorized Thursday during a short County Commission Meeting  County Commissioners gave their approval to a motion to engage Navigate Building Solutions of St.Louis to…read more »

Local Sports

Kim earns 5th straight win on birthday, Cards beat Cubs 3-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kwang Hyun-Kim earned his fifth straight win on his 33rd birthday and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2. Nolan Arenado and Dylan Carlson homered as the Cardinals moved a game over .500 at 49-48. Kim allowed two runs on two hits with a walk and seven strikeouts in…read more »

Media picks Alabama to beat Georgia for SEC championship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Media covering the Southeastern Conference have picked Alabama to repeat as SEC champion ahead of Georgia. .The Bulldogs were selected to win the SEC East ahead of Florida. In the SEC West, Texas A&M and LSU were picked behind Alabama. The Crimson Tide is also the defending national champion.read more »

Cleveland’s baseball team goes from Indians to Guardians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians. The ballclub announced the name change on Twitter, ending months of internal discussions triggered by a national reckoning by institutions and teams to permanently drop logos and names considered racist. The choice of Guardians will undoubtedly be…read more »

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games have arrived at last, after a yearlong delay. They’re a multinational showcase of the finest athletes of a world fragmented by disease. They’re also steeped in the political and medical baggage of the relentless pandemic. Japanese are deeply divided on whether they should be taking place. But organizing officials…read more »

Drinkwitz, Pittman back for Southeastern Conference encores

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Missouri and Arkansas both had some encouraging signs, if not great records, in first seasons under new coaches. Now, the Tigers’ Eliah Drinkwitz and Razorbacks’ Sam Pittman are among four second-year Southeastern Conference coaches trying to continue making headway. They appeared at SEC media days, Arkansas snapped a 20-game SEC losing…read more »

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