2 face charges after detectives seize hundreds of pills, marijuana, cash

WEST PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Two people from West Paducah face Fentanyl trafficking charges. On Sunday, Oct. 9 detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office seized hundreds of pills that are believed to contain Fentanyl, several pounds of marijuana, assorted drug paraphernalia and approximately $16,000 in cash believed to be proceeds of illegal drug sales. Detectives executed a search warrant…

SEMO Women’s Soccer celebrates Senior Day

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Gabby Gsheidmeier remembers watching her first Senior Night as a freshman at Southeast Missouri State.  “I was like, ‘Dang, Senior Night is emotional,’” she said. “They were crying, and seeing that, I was like, ‘Dang, Senior Night’s going to be emotional when it’s mine, but oh, that’s a ways away.’”  But it wasn’t as far…

Warm for a few days (10/9/22)

High temperatures are going to be a little above average for the first half of the week. Lower 80s can be expected for highs Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Then a cold front will roll through late Wednesday and that will cool us off for the rest of the week and into the weekend. Precipitations are out there this week, too….

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month scams

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – October marks breast cancer awareness month and scammers are still looking to take advantage during this time.   “So this week we’re going to talk about breast cancer awareness month and buying a pink product. A lot of people want to do this in October with the pink stuff but you want to make sure…

Uptown Jackson Oktoberfest celebrates German heritage, Autumn

JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI) – Very few events capture German heritage and ring in Autumn and harvest season quite like Uptown Jackson Oktoberfest.  “The authentic German food is fun, the great beer, it’s just a great time celebrating German heritage and Fall,” organizer Janna Clifton said. There is something for everyone at Oktoberfest.  “The kid friendly activities are great, the live…

Cool weekend, warmer next week

We’ll be a little cooler than average to start the weekend, but end the weekend on a mild note with temperatures very close to average. We bump up even more for the first half of the week before cooling off to end the week. We’ll remain dry for the next several days, but there is a chance Wednesday into Thursday….

Project Hope offers vital services to area residents

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – With increasing inflation, many are left looking for hope, but this event aims to change that story. The gift of hope is what this free event provided to southeast Missouri residents in their time of need. The Osage Center hosted “Project Hope,” which provided many essential services to area residents. “It is a day of…

As OPEC scales production, consumers pay the price

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) Since the national average of gas prices continue to spike, a high demand and reduced supply is causing prices at the pump ratchet up the financial food chain. In the past year, per gallon prices have increased from $2.94 to a Missouri average of $3.46, as of Friday evening. As a result, more consumers are turning…

Starting to cool down

As we head into the weekend, temperatures are going to be sliding down hill. Highs on Friday will be pretty close to average, but still a handful of degrees cool. Then on Saturday and Sunday, we cool off quite a bit. Highs will be in the middle and upper 60s, which is a good 10 degrees below average! We are…

City of Carbondale receives $21 million grant for new multi-modal building

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – Carbondale was awarded with a collection of grants equivalent to $21 million for the Southern Illinois Multimodal Station (SIMMS). The new station will be used for multiple transportation services including bus, bike, and Amtrak services. The new station will include upgrades including solar and geothermal energy sources. “Yes, so this is a multi-modal transportation center. Its…

Southeast Missouri State University named Apple Distinguished School

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Southeast Missouri State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Studies has been renewed once again as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022-2025. Being recognized for its integration of Apple technology in the university’s Edvolution Center. The use of Apple technology has inspired creativity, collaboration and critical thinking in learning, teaching in the school environment,…

Boil Water Advisory lifted for Cape Girardeau

A decision to lift was made by Friday, Oct. 7.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The Boil Water Advisory for city of Cape Girardeau water customers was lifted the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 7. City water is clean and safe to drink and otherwise use normally. Previous story below: City leaders warned those in city limits to remain prepared for the possibility of a boil water order to be issued…

Cape Girardeau merchants battle water deficiency during the week

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo (KBSI)- Cape Girardeau is trying to slowly come back, as well as the water pressure for the city. This means coming up with ways businesses can continue serving the local clientele base. Trio is a plant-based vegan restaurant in downtown Cape Girardeau. Shane Callahan, the co-owner of Trio Restaurant says: “I’ve been boiling water since about eight…

One more very warm day, then much cooler

Highs on Thursday will be well above average and in the lower and middle 80s. That around 10 degrees above average! It will be short lived, though. Highs on Friday and Saturday will drop off considerably and be in the 60s. Almost 20 degrees cooler! No precipitation is expected over the next several days. Starting the day on Thursday will…

Latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary reveals decrease in job openings by 1.1 million in August

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Tuesday’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary revealed that job openings decreased by 1.1 million in August.  Despite this decrease, there are still more job openings than there are unemployed people. There are roughly 1.7 job openings for every unemployed person in the United States.  Southeast Missouri State professor David Yaskewich interpreted this difference.  “In…

Better Business Bureau warns of breast cancer charitable scams

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – October marks breast cancer awareness month. While various “pink products” and charitable organizations are a plenty, Whitney Quick, regional director in Cape Girardeau, warns to be diligent in research and making purchases and/or donations. “So, this week, we are going to talk about breast cancer awareness and buying products. Whenever you are purchasing products, one…

Southeast Missouri State University to reopen Thursday, Oct. 6

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – All Southeast Missouri State University campuses will reopen and classes held on regular operating hours Thursday, October 6. Southeast canceled classes for two days and encouraged students to return home if they could after a boil water advisory for the city of Cape Girardeau. Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) and its students are no exception. …

Warm a couple of days, then much cooler (10/4/22)

The average high this time of year is in the middle 70s and for some reason, Mother Nature doesn’t want to be anywhere near that for a while. We’ll see highs the next couple of days in the lower 80s, then we drop into the middle and upper 60s heading into the weekend! No precipitation is expected. For Wednesday, we’ll…

Cape officials tend to water main break; citizens still under advisory

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The City of Cape Girardeau is up in arms after a water main break around Big Bend Road and Bertling Street. “This is unprecedented, for a break to happen, at this time and this size of the break. It’s something we’re certainly concerned about. We’ve been on top of this since it happened. I’m so…

Williamson County Sheriff’s Department rolls out new contraband system

WILLIAMSON CO., Ill. (KBSI) – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Department received a new contraband detection system which will allow jail staff to detect objects using X-ray technology. The new system was purchased through the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) that was received in response to COVID. The system uses X-ray technology at low radiation exposure to detect liquids, all metals,…