Category Archives: Local Headlines

Apply Today: COVID-19 Reimbursement Available under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program

To assist local governments, nonprofits and religious organizations recoup funds expended during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), and local emergency managers throughout the state, is encouraging entities to attend the scheduled virtual briefings to begin the reimbursement application process to receive federal funds. Public Assistance (PA) is available in all…read more »

Governor Parson Signs SB 600 Addressing Violent Crime in Missouri

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed SB 600 to help address violent crime in Missouri. SB 600 modifies and creates several provisions relating to dangerous felonies, including offenses of conspiracy, unlawful possession of firearms, criminal street gangs, and vehicle hijacking. Under current law, a person cannot be convicted of an offense based upon a conspiracy to…read more »

Governor Parson Signs SB 599 Providing Additional Flexibility for the Missouri FIRST Program

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed SB 599 modifying provisions relating to the Missouri State Treasurer’s Office linked deposit program, Missouri FIRST. Through Missouri FIRST, the Treasurer’s Office invests in Missouri small businesses, agriculture, and governmental entities. The Treasurer’s Office partners with qualified lending institutions to provide low-interest loans to help grow and expand economic opportunity. SB…read more »

Juvenile Arrested After Police Chase

On July 4 at 5 a.m. a Metropolis Officer observed a gray Chevrolet pick-up truck enter the Sport’s Park on Metropolis Street in a reckless manner. He then observed the vehicle doing “donuts” in the parking lot. The vehicle then sped off onto 19th Street and onto Old Marion Road. The driver lost control and went into the ditch.…read more »

Route AA in Cape Girardeau County Closed for Bridge Replacement

Route AA in Cape Girardeau County will be closed as contractor crews replace the Caney Fork bridge near Daisy, Missouri. This section of roadway is located between County Road 475 and County Road 477. Weather permitting; work will begin Monday, June 20, with completion anticipated Thursday, Oct. 8.  This bridge is included in Gov. Mike…read more »

Construction of Cape Girardeau VA Center Moving Along on Schedule

The areas of St. Louis; Poplar Bluff, Missouri; and Marion, Illinois have been the main options for veterans in the area to be provided more than just their basic healthcare needs through the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Cape Girardeau will be an area in which veterans can receive additional healthcare when the Cape Girardeau late…read more »

Identity of Detective Who Shot Western Kentucky Man Released

The name of the law enforcement officer who shot and killed John Parks last month has been released. Officials say detective Dustin Awberry with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office fired his service weapon during the June 29 altercation, striking Parks. An autopsy was conducted last week at the Medical Examiner’s office in Madisonville, and preliminary…read more »

Fatal Shooting Under Investigation in Caldwell County

Police in Caldwell County are currently investigating a shooting that took place in the 100 block of Wood Lane on July 3 around 7:30 p.m. Through investigation, detectives discovered 43-year-old Joe R. Curnell, of Dawson Springs, Ky., had shot 24-year-old James Bannister, of Eddyville, Ky., with a handgun. Bannister was transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center,…read more »

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