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Relief is coming for farmers who experienced excessive moisture and flash flooding this spring and summer in 12 Illinois counties. USDA reviewed the Loss Assessment Reports and determined there were sufficient production losses to warrant a Secretarial natural disaster designation. Secretary Tom Vilsack has issued a disaster designation for farmers in the following counties: Calhoun,…read more »

Police Investigating Couple’s Death in Carbondale

  An investigation is underway after police found a man and his wife dead in a home.Police say, they responded to the 700 block of West Main Street around 6:59 p.m. on October 18 in reference to a welfare check of the residents.Officers found Steven E. Lusk, 41, of Carbondale, and his wife, Montoya M.…read more »

Two Men Arrested for Stealing From Mailboxes in Cape Girardeau County

    On October 15th, 2021, Deputies arrested the following individuals in connection to an on-going investigation into the recent thefts from mailboxes in the county.   Joshua Hall Bowers Age: 36   Fraudulent Use of a Credit Device Class E Felony Bond: $5,000 CASH ONLY   Trafficking in the 2nd Degree Class B Felony…read more »

Man Arrested for Rape and Strangling

A rape investigation led to the arrest of a Wickliffe man Friday on numerous charges. On October 14, Ballard County deputies began investigating an alleged rape that took place in Wickliffe. Deputies say it was determined that Michael Nix held a woman against her will for several days, sexually assaulting and strangling her. An arrest…read more »

Route J in New Madrid County Closed for Culvert Replacement

    Route J in New Madrid County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway.This section of roadway is located between County Road 246 and County Road 248.Weather permitting, work will take place Thursday, Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will be…read more »

September 2021 Monthly Jobs Report

  Missouri non-farm payroll employment increased from August 2021 to September 2021, and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by a two-tenths of a percentage point. Employment, seasonally adjusted, increased by 7,500 jobs over the month, with job gains in service-providing industries. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in September 2021, down…read more »

Missouri budget officials outline $50M cost of data breach

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Help for roughly 100,000 teachers whose Social Security numbers were made vulnerable in a massive state data breach could cost Missouri as much as $50 million, House budget officials told Democratic lawmakers Tuesday. Budget officials, who said they got the information from Republican Gov. Mike Parson’s administration, told House Democrats in emails…read more »

The City of Jackson Plans to Reset City’s Ward Boundaries

  The notable population increases n Jackson since 2010 will soon result in a redrawing of ward boundaries within the city, the county seat of Cape Girardeau County. Data from the census to the Census Bureau revealed that Jackson’s population grew from 13,758 in 2010 to 15,481 in 2021, an increase of over12.5 percent. Members…read more »

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