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100 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Cape Girardeau

On June 1 the Cape Girardeau Health Department reported 100 cases of COVID-19. There are currently 23 active cases and Seventy-four people have recovered. To date, three people have died from the virus in Cape Girardeau County.read more »

Jackson Fire Rescue Needs Donations to Finish Memorial

The Jackson Fire Rescue is currently installing a 9/11 memorial to pay tribute to the 343 firefighters who perished in the September 11 attacks in 2001. The majority of the $15,000 needed for the monument, has been collected, but they still need to raise $1,000.Thier goal is to set up granite towers with the names of…read more »

Public Health Officials Announce 974 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 974 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 121,234 cases, including 5,412 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Within the…read more »

Six Additional COVID 19 Cases Reported in Scott County Along With One Death

The number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the local area .Health officials in Scott County reported Friday afternoon that another Scott County resident died resulting from COVID-19, giving the County 10 deaths to date.  Health Officials also reported an additional six new cases Friday. The total number of coronavirus cases in Scott…read more »

Four More Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Jackson County Illinois

Health officials in Jackson County Illinois were notified that four Jackson County residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. They are being placed in isolation. To date there have been 286 cases in Jackson County, including ten deaths related to the disease. One additional individual was released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines; bringing the…read more »

Local Sports

Non-revenue sports fret over college athlete compensation

(AP)- College coaches in non-revenue sports are worried about the impact legislation allowing compensation for athletes could have on their programs. More than a dozen national associations in various sports – hockey, soccer, tennis, golf, swimming and gymnastics, among them – have signed a memo outlining “significant concerns” about effects of allowing athletes to profit…read more »

Michael Jordan: “Truly pained and plain angry”

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is “deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry.” With protesters taking to the streets across the United States again Sunday, Jordan released a statement on George Floyd and the killings of black people at the hands of police. “I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,” the former…read more »

Nationals change course, pay minor leaguers full stipend

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals changed course and told their minor leaguers on Monday they will receive their full weekly stipends of $400 at least through June after Washington reliever Sean Doolittle tweeted that the team’s major league players would cover a planned cut in those payments. Doolittle wrote on Twitter that Nationals major leaguers…read more »

Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jersey-wearing camaraderie. The scent of sizzling sausages. The buzz before a big game. The distinctive atmosphere of live sports, that feeling in the air, will return in time as pandemic restrictions are eased. But will that very air be safe in a closed arena with other fans in attendance? The billions…read more »

MLB players offer 114-game season, no more $ cuts

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players ignored claims by clubs that they need to take additional pay cuts, instead proposing they receive a far higher percentage of salaries and commit to a longer schedule as part of a counteroffer to start the coronavirus-delayed season. Players proposed a 114-game regular season Sunday, up from…read more »

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