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Governor Parson Announces Launch of New COVID-19 Vaccine Website for Missourians

As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Governor Mike Parson today announced the launch of a new vaccine website for Missouri residents. MOStopsCOVID.com provides Missourians with information regarding the safety of the vaccines, research and production processes, and when they may be eligible for vaccination. The website…read more »

Illinois EPA Announces Virtual Environmental Education Opportunities

In an effort to accommodate the various learning environments of Illinois students, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced new resources available to Illinois teachers and students. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Illinois EPA has revised existing environmental education programs to be used virtually for in-classroom and remote learning. The Illinois EPA invites 5th…read more »

Charleston Women Dies in Head on Crash

A Charleston woman was killed in a head-on collision Saturday in Mississippi County. Police say  the crash occurred at 12:46 p.m. on Highway 105, three miles south of Charleston as the southbound vehicle driven by Steven G. Burgess, 29, of Charleston crossed the center line and struck the northbound vehicle driven by Sierra D. Lee,…read more »

Historical Survey of the Uptown Jackson Area Has Started

A historic architectural survey of Uptown Jackson has started and the last report is expected to be revealed in June. The survey is being taken by RDG Planning and Design, and they will assess the historical significance of both properties and buildings which are located in the Uptown Jackson area. The final results from this survey will…read more »

Cape Girardeau County Commissioners OK’s Bridge Replacements to Move Forward

Last week, members of the Cape Girardeau County Commission gave their approval for moving forward with the replacement of a couple bridges on county roads 420 and 436. Officials say they were notified the bridge replacements have been validated by officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation and the project qualifies for funding by a state…read more »

Local Sports

Billy Evans, 88, member of 1956 gold medal U.S. team, dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Billy Evans, a member of the 1956 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team and Kentucky Hall of Famer who helped the Wildcats go 25-0 in 1953-54, has died. He was 88. He had 716 points and 549 rebounds in 83 career games over three seasons from 1952-55 while playing under legendary coach…read more »

Derek Carr is the king of the audacious audibles in 2020

(AP)- A byproduct of the NFL playing its games in front of few, if any, fans because of the novel coronavirus is that viewers can hear loud and clear all the quarterbacks hollering out their calls, cadences and credos. Along with all those audibles wrapped in super-secret code. And Derek Carr has been the biggest…read more »

Burrow Injures Left Knee, Washington Beats Bengals

LANDOVER (AP)- Top pick Joe Burrow was carted off with a left knee injury before Alex Smith rallied Washington past the Cincinnati Bengals 20-9 to keep his team in the thick of the NFC East race. Burrow, Cincinnati’s franchise quarterback, was injured early in the third quarter when he was hit high and low by…read more »

Smith, No. 1 Alabama Rout Kentucky 63-3

TUSCALOOSA – Alabama didn’t quite look like itself at first after an extended period on the sidelines, but it scarcely made a difference on the scoreboard. DeVonta Smith caught nine passes for 144 yards and set the Southeastern Conference career record with two more touchdowns in the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s 63-3 victory over short-handed Kentucky…read more »

Henry’s TD Run in OT Lifts Titans Over Ravens

BALTIMORE (AP)- Derrick Henry ran for a 29-yard touchdown with 5:21 left in overtime to cap another memorable performance against the Baltimore Ravens for the star running back and the Tennessee Titans rallied for a 30-24 victory. Henry finished with 133 yards on 28 carries while running against a patchwork Ravens defensive line. It was…read more »

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