Category Archives: Local Headlines

Marion Police Department to Start New K-9 Program

In about two months, a new member will be joining the City of Marion’s Police Department. He or she won’t necessarily wear a badge, but will come with a leash and paws. The Marion Police Department had put in new directive called the K-9 Cares Community Therapy Dog program. The program is intended to bring comfort…read more »

Street Closes in Cape Girardeau Due to Building Safety Concern

  The City of Cape Girardeau closed the southbound lane of North Main Street between Themis and Independence Streets on Wednesday morning, October 20. Officials say the lane closure is because there is a building safety concern at 15 and 17 N. Main St. The sidewalk in front of the building is also closed. Businesses…read more »

Southern Illinois Man Jailed for Assaulting Officer

  Jackson County State’s attorney announced on Tuesday, October 19, that 34-year-old Charles Whitney, of Anna, Ill. was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections. Officials say Whitney, was found guilty for aggravated battery of a correctional officer and a felony on July 22, 2021. After Whitney, was sentenced to 13 years in the Illinois…read more »

Pritzker Administration Announces Six New Retailers for SNAP Recipients to Buy Food Online

  Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved six new retailers, significantly expanding the options for Illinois’ 1.8 million SNAP recipients to purchase groceries online. The newly approved retailers include Capri IGA, County Market, FairPlay Neighborhood Market, Schnucks, Supermercados El…read more »

Deputies Searching for Missing Man in Williamson County

  The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing man. Joshua Brock, 34, was last seen around noon on Saturday, October 9. He was leaving his home in Orient on a bicycle. Family members have not spoken with him since then. He is described as 5’11” tall, 260 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. If you…read more »

Managed Deer Hunt to Start on November 1 in Cape Girardeau

Forty hunters will participate in the managed bow hunt from November 1 to December 5 in the City of Cape Girardeau. Officials say large populations of deer pose a public safety hazard for the city. In 2013, the city and Southeast Missouri State University partnered to conduct a deer density survey. The survey found Cape…read more »

Woman Dies in Crash in Perry County Missouri

  A state Highway Patrol report said Abigail White, 22, of Alexander, North Dakota, was southbound on State Highway 51, south of Route H, about 7 a.m. when the 2012 Dodge Durango she was driving crossed the center line and collided with a 1987 Freightliner Conventional driven by Eric Robinson, 75, of Perryville. The impact…read more »

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