Cooler by the end of the week (10/3/22)

We’re going to be mild for the next few days with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Our average high is in the middle 70s for early October! However, by Friday and into Saturday, our highs drop dramatically and we’ll only be in the 60s for highs. We then start to slowly warm up into next week. The…

S.N.A.P ask the community to speak up against gun violence

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – A nice Saturday afternoon took a turn for the worst as the Cape Girardeau police department responded to a shots-fired call with the victim being a juvenile.   C.E.O of Stop Needless Acts of violence Please (S.N.A.P) Felice Patton, experienced firsthand this situation when her son was shot and murdered.  “That changed my whole world and…

Cleanup, restoration company leaves for Florida to help with hurricane response

ServPro (KBSI)CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Hurricane Ian is one of the hardest hitting hurricanes to make landfall in the U.S. Ian brought devastating destruction when it hit southwest Florida. Homes and streets are submerged from flooding along the Gulf Coast. In southeast Missouri, businesses are finding ways they can reach out to help. “We know it’s a hard situation,”…

Golfers tee off to support Notre Dame Regional High School

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – UPDATE (9:27 a.m.) – Notre Dame raised a profit of $282,000 for the school. Original post: Golfers in the Mitre Cup Golf Tournament teed off Monday morning at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. The sold out tournament supports Notre Dame Regional High School. Morning flights teed off at 7:30 a.m. The afternoon flight tees off…

Quilters gather for 13th Biennial Quilt Show in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Quilters from all over came out for the 13th Biennial Quilt Show hosted by River Heritage Quilters’ Guild at the AC Brase Arena Building in Cape Girardeau.  River Heritage Quilters’ Guild member Sheryl Windchel says this show happens every two years and showcases many talented people.   “This is an event that’s only held every two…

Cape Comic Con wraps up its 17th year

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Actor Ming Chen has attended his fair share of Comic Cons, but Cape Comic Con ranks high on his list of favorites.  “I go to Comic Cons all around the country, and I always wonder what pop culture is like,” Chen said. “Are people as nerdy as where I’m from in New Jersey? and I’m…

Benton Police Department, Turning Point partner to help overdose survivors

BENTON, Ky. (KBSI) – Brandon Fitch and his team at Turning Point Recovery Community Center have partnered with the Benton Police Department to create the latest Quick Response Team designed to help overdose survivors.  “If we meet with these survivors, we can help bridge them to treatment, link them to the services they need, and provide them with a level…

Warm Weekend Forecast (9/30/22)

We are looking at a quiet several days ahead with no sign that precipitation is going to be heading our way the next seven days. Also, temperatures are going to be very close to average for early October, which is in the middle and upper 70s. Early morning temperatures for Saturday will start a bit below average. We should be…

Missouri midterm election rapidly approaching

JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI) – The state midterm elections are rapidly approaching. Missouri voters will be able to select their ideal candidate at the federal and state levels Nov. 8. Thousands are expected to vote this fall. While this election is not as high profile as the presidential race, the midterm election can still make a big difference, especially at the…

Carbondale police looking for robbery suspect

robbery suspect (Source: Carbondale Police Department)CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – Carbondale police are looking for a suspect after a robbery on Sept. 18. Police officers responded to a business on the 300 block of South Illinois Avenue at 12:40 a.m. The victim was inside a business when approached by the suspect. Police say the suspect grabbed property that was in the…

Cape Girardeau, Pope counties under no burn advisory

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) – Cape Girardeau County in Missouri is under a no burn advisory. Pope County in Illinois is under an open fire burn ban. The Cape Girardeau County Commissioners voted on Sept. 29 to approve a no burn advisory for Cape Girardeau County effective immediately. The no burn advisory recommends no burning of any kind including open…

Quiet weather continues (9/29/22)

Our average high for the end of September is 77 degrees and we’re going to be very close to that for the next several days. The average low, however, is another thing. We should be in the lower 50s and we’ll be around 5 to 10 degrees cooler than that through early next week! Since it’s going to be mild…

Fall Kidsignment Expo begins in Marion

MARION, Ill. (KBSI) – The semi-annual Kidsignment Expo began Thursday, Sept. 29 at The Pavilion in Marion. Consigners brought in new and gently used kids’ items to sell at discounted prices. Items range from clothes to toys to rockers and more. Those selling the products at the Kidsignment Expo keep 70 percent of all sales. Owner Cheryl Cummins said the…

SEMO football opens conference play against unfamiliar foe Lindenwood

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Not only will this Saturday mark the first of October and the first Ohio Valley Conference game for the Southeast Missouri State football team in 2022, but it will also be the first matchup between the Redhawks and Division 1 newcomer Lindenwood.  “It’s just something about the first time, right, like we don’t know much…

Violence Against Women grant nets $225 million in resources

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI)- October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month and Leslie Washington with “Moms Demand Action” spoke to FOX23 News about some of the hardships she faced coming out of an abusive relationship, and the outreach of support she was able to obtain. “It’s just great that I was able to have those resources. Cause a lot of women…

Massac County rolls out crime-fighting app

MASSAC COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) The Massac County Sheriff’s Department has a new app geared toward fighting crime. “Yeah, we decided to come up with the app. Kind of a change over from the website. So, I wanted to kind of advance ourselves with with the times. People can use our app, too… you know for weather alerts, for inmate searches,…

MoDOT to launch environmental study for US 412 in Dunklin County

DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) – The Missouri Department of Transportation is launching an Environmental Study for U.S. Route 412 in Dunklin County. The study is the first step in planning future capacity improvements for the 20-mile section of U.S. 412 from Route AC near the Arkansas border to just east of Route Y near Kennett. This section of U.S. 412 is…

Jackson woman faces charges after firearms stolen from Fruitland home

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) – A Jackson woman faces charges after firearms were stolen from a home in Fruitland. Ashley Nicole McGuirk, 43, of Jackson faces charges of Class D felony of receiving stolen property and Class D felony of unlawful possession of a firearm. Cape Girardeau County sheriff’s deputies received a call on Saturday, Aug. 27 about a…

“This is uncharted water” Caruthersville High School moving ahead with homecoming game after tragedy

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (KBSI) – During his 23 years in the Caruthersville School District, superintendent Brad Gerling has had to deal with tragedy, but the murder of a 19-year-old male near the high school after last Friday’s football game struck a different chord.  “Unfortunately, I’ve been in the district through several tragedies, whether they were natural disasters or other events, but…

Cape Girardeau Police launch new 911 dispatch program

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The Cape Girardeau Police Department (CGPD) released a new software program to enhance their response time to emergency situations. The new system is called “Prepared Live” and allows the 911 dispatch operators to view pictures, video, and texts from any incident in real time. “Prepared Live is a new software platform that’s being pushed out…

UP CLOSE: Southeast Missouri Better Business Bureau offers advice on charitable donations

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – When life-changing situations such as hurricanes happen, sadly, some look to take advantage of others.   Scammers are everywhere, always looking for the right opportunity to pounce. Better Business Bureau Regional Director Whitney Quick says people need to be careful about which charities to which they donate. “So, with the rise in hurricanes that we’re…

A quiet and mild forecast

We are almost through the end of September and it is going to end on a quiet and mild note. Temperatures are expected to be a little below average through the rest of the week  and then warming up as we head into the weekend. We’ll see quite a bit of sunshine, too! As we head through the weekend and…