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Police Investigating Homicide in Paducah

A homicide investigation is underway in Paducah. Officers with the Paducah Police Department were called to the scene of a shooting that happened just before 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 10. Thomas Willett was shot at the intersection of Elmdale Drive and Jameswood Drive, located in Paducah’s Forrest Hills neighborhood. He was taken to an…read more »

Du Quoin Awarded $4 Million Grant

Du Quoin was awarded $4 million grant from the CARES Acts in order to  construct 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank. The grant, which was awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, will be matched with $1 million in local funds. The goal of the project is to assist ith business expansion and to attract new businesses. It’s expected to result…read more »

Fire in Jackson Causes Explosion and Power Outage

The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office says that a fire at the LENCO building in Jackson resulted in an explosion. The Jackson Fire Department reports the fire also brought down some power lines. The power outage was temporary. No injuries have been reported, and the fire has been put out.read more »

Jury Finds Former Deputy Guilty of Statutory Sodomy

A Cape Girardeau County jury found a former Scott County sheriff’s deputy guilty of having sexual contact with a minor. Officials say  a jury convicted 32-year-old Brandon Cook on a felony charge of statutory sodomy. Cook’s lawyers then asked for an immediate sentencing hearing, and jurors handed down a two-year sentence. But then, Welker said…read more »

A Couple of Employees of Mississippi County Gun Shop Facing Federal Charges

Court documents that were ourt documents just unsealed by the U.S. attorney, Richard Givens and Joseph Palmar are accused of allowing what’s known as “straw purchases” at Mr. G’s Gun Shop in East Prairie. A straw purchase happens when a seller allows someone other than the true buyer of the weapon to fill out the…read more »

Local Sports

Vogelbach Homer Helps Brewers Top Reds 7-2

CINCINNATI – Jace Peterson drove in three runs, Daniel Vogelbach hit a two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat Cincinnati 7-2 to take two of three from the Reds. Peterson, promoted from Triple-A Nashville before at the start of the series, blooped a tiebreaking, two-run single in a three-run sixth and added an…read more »

White Sox 2B Madrigal sidelined by torn right hamstring

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal could miss the rest of the season after tearing his right hamstring, putting another key player on the team’s injured list. Madrigal was helped off the field after he tried to beat out a grounder in the seventh inning of Wednesday night’s 6-2 loss to Toronto.…read more »

Keuchel, Grandal lead White Sox past Blue Jays 5-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Dallas Keuchel pitched six effective innings and Yasmani Grandal homered, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Led by Keuchel, Chicago closed out a 5-2 homestand and improved its AL Central lead to a season-high 4 1/2 games over idle Cleveland. Adam Engel also went…read more »

Reds Beat Brewers 7-3

CINCINNATI (AP)- Vladimir Gutierrez pitched seven effective innings, Tyler Stephenson drove in three runs and the Cincinnati Reds stopped Milwaukee’s five-game win streak with a 7-3 victory over the Brewers. Gutierrez allowed two runs and six hits in the longest of his three big league starts. The right-hander struck out seven and walked three in…read more »

Grichuk homers, Blue Jays beat sloppy White Sox 6-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Randal Grichuk hit a long home run and the Toronto Blue Jays took advantage of a season-high four errors by Chicago as well as a bases-loaded walk to beat the AL Central-leading White Sox 6-2. Grichuk hit a 451-foot drive leading off the second inning. Toronto rookie Alek Manoah threw five solid…read more »

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