Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show raises money for charities

MARION, Ill. (KBSI) – The Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show is more than what the name may suggest. Visit SI Executive Director Ashlee Spiller said the boat and fishing show helps fulfill one of Visit SI’s missions.  “Putting back into the community is something that we strive for each and every day, giving back to the two charities that…

Much warmer by Sunday (2/4/23)

Highs on Saturday were only in the upper 30s in and around Cape Girardeau. The good news: we warm up from here into the foreseeable future. Temperatures overnight will not vary much as we will be mostly cloudy into Sunday. Both Saturday and Sunday night the full moon will be visible. Peak brightness will happen around 12:28 p.m. Sunday afternoon,…

Warmer weekend forecast

The weekend is going to warm up with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. We’ll try for the middle 50s by Monday! No precipitation is expected. On Saturday, we start the warm up. We’ll start the day chilly, but we’ll get back into the 40s by the afternoon. It’ll be a little breezy, as well. The next few days are…

Gun Violence Survivor Week is Feb. 1-7

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Gun Violence Survivor Week is February 1-7. According to Mom Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, nearly 60% of adults or someone they know or care about have experience gun violence in their lifetime. Leslie Washington, a survivor of gun violence, say it is not about taking guns away from anyone. “I don’t care how…

Upcoming events in southeast MO, southern IL, western KY

Find fun and educational things to do near you!

(KBSI) – Check out these events happening in the area! Do you have an event going on you would like people to know about? Email news@kbsi23.com. Include what the event is, where, when it is happening and who is sponsoring the event. Don’t forget to include if there is a charge. Friday, Feb. 3 First Friday Coffee Doors open: 7…

Road work, closures in southeast MO, southern IL, western KY

Know the road construction projects in your area.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Check out this list of road work projects in your area before you leave home. Southeast Missouri Butler County Route 53 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform approach work. This section of the roadway is located between Westwood Boulevard and Fair Street in Poplar Bluff. Weather permitting, work will take…

SEMO Athletics hosts fundraiser for Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation, celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – At the SEMO basketball games Thursday night, Redhawks Athletics did their part to support Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation.  A portion of the ticket sales for the games will go back to the Cape Parks and Rec Foundation to fund their various programs.  Senior Associate Director of Athletics for External Affairs Nate Saverino explained why…

Perryville District #32 School Board members discuss security threat

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (KBSI) – Perryville High School experienced a terroristic threat a couple weeks ago, leading officials to have to put the school on lockdown and evacuate the school. Later that same week another threat came in, forcing the school to call off classes completely. Over that weekend school officials and law enforcement worked together to get the suspect into…

Suspect identified in heavy equipment theft in Mayfield

MAYFIELD, Ky. (KBSI) – Kentucky State Police, Post 1 has identified the suspect accused of heavy equipment theft. James E. Slaughter, 19, Blytheville, Ark. is wanted for charges of theft by unlawful taking $10,000 < $1,000,000, destruction of VIN number, criminal mischief 1st degree, and criminal possession of a forged instrument 2nd degree. Slaughter is described as a black male…

Cold Friday, warmer by the weekend

A chilly end of the week, but we warm up through the weekend. No precipitation is expected! We start the day off several degrees below average and because of that, we will stay well below average for the afternoon high. We’ll try for the lower 30s in the afternoon with a north breeze at 5 to 15 mph. All of…

BBB: Beware of online quizzes

(KBSI) – Social media is a tool often used as a fun distraction, but taking an online quiz in your spare time on Facebook or other social media platforms could get you scammed. Often times what you think is a fun quiz pops up on your timeline and asks you to answer a few questions about yourself or your personal…

Cape Girardeau police hold Coffee with a Cop

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Cape Girardeau Police officers met citizens for Coffee with a Cop Thursday morning. The event was held a the Hardee’s at 2115 William Street from 7-9 .m. on Feb. 2. Coffee with a Cop is a chance for people to get to know the people charged with keeping the community safe. There are no agenda…

3 face charges after McCracken County Sheriff’s detectives search home

(Source: McCracken County Sheriff’s Office)MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – Three people face charges after McCracken County Sheriff’s dectectives and deputies executed a search warrant at a home on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Detectives and deputies arrested three people after searching a home on Orchard View Drive in McCracken County. Detectives found and seized methamphetamine, marijuana, and items of drug paraphernalia from…

Man wanted for November bank robbery arrested in Lyon County

KUTTAWA, Ky. (KBSI) – A man wanted for a bank robbery in November was arrested in Lyon County Wednesday afternoon. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Western KY Violent Crimes Task Force found and arrested Christopher L. Trice, 45, after an investigation at two Kuttawa businesses. Trice is originally from Fulton. He was a wanted fugitive for…

Quiet with an eventual warm up (2/1/23)

We will see our temperatures go a little up Thursday, a little down Friday, then up again Saturday. Aside from some light mixed precipitation to our south early Thursday, we’ll be dry heading into the weekend. For Thursday, we’ll see partly cloudy skies with temperatures starting in the middle 20s. We’ll try for the middle 40s by the afternoon with…

Homeless searching for a warming shelter in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI)- In Cape Girardeau, finding a place to stay warm at night when you have no money or home can be difficult. Right now, the only shelter available is St. James AME Church in the downtown area. Cape Girardeau police have received calls on people being cold and seeking shelter. “We have a couple warming shelters in…

Slick road conditions in western Kentucky cause numerous crashes

(KBSI) – Slick roads conditions caused numerous vehicles to slide off roads in western Kentucky on Wednesday. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reopened a section of KY 95 and KY 1523/Industrial Parkway in the Calvert City area of northern Marshall County. Both highways were closed due to icy conditions and numerous slide-off crashes. KY 95 was closed in the hilly area…

Man with outstanding warrants arrested in Farmington, KY

FARMINGTON, Ky. (KBSI) – A man with three outstanding warrants was arrested after Graves County Sheriff’s deputies went to a home in Farmington looking for a different man. Graves County sheriff’s deputies went to a home in Farmington early on January 31 trying to find a wanted fugitive. Deputies were unable to find the fugitive in question but did locate…

KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

(KBSI) – Kentucky State Police will conduct traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 1 district to check drivers for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence statutes. KSP uses traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for travelers using the public roadways and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes….

United Way of Southeast Missouri paves a way for the displaced to stay warm

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The United Way of Southeast Missouri continues its efforts to help those in the community who need it most during these bitter cold nights. Executive Director Elizabeth Shelton says a handful of displaced people can receive warm hotel room on cold nights from money the United Way gave the Community Partnership program in Cape Girardeau….

Carbondale police ask for help finding missing man

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – The City of Carbondale Police Department requests the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult. James W. Stanfield, 44, of Harrisburg, Ill. was last seen on Jan. 19 in the 700 block of South Marion Street in Carbondale. Stanfield is described as 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 135 pounds, with green eyes and black hair….

Freezing rain and sleet likely (1/31/23)

It’s going to be chilly the next several days. Highs will be in the 30s and 40s through the first part of the weekend. There is also the chance for mixed precipitation late Wednesday into Thursday.   For those in the Ice Storm Warning, additional icing of a tenth to three tenths of an inch of ice accumulations is possible….