City of Carterville to host free produce event 6/28

CARTERVILLE, Ill. (KBSI) – The city of Carterville will host another free produce event Tuesday, June 28 for anyone in need of produce. Tuesday’s event is expected to start around noon. It will be at the Carterville police station. The city first teamed up with the police department to give away free produce on June 15. The idea came about when…

Fireworks laws for each state

SIKESTON, Mo. (KBSI) – Many people are eager to set off fireworks for the Fourth of July. Although, many people are unaware of the firework laws that are enforced by law enforcement. “We found is that people don’t use them properly people, will shoot them at other people or as what we will call ‘bottle rocket war’ because it does…

Raising awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness month. Eight million people in the United States are currently diagnosed with the condition.  PTSD is common for many people.  According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about 12 million adults in the U.S experience PTSD in a given year. About 8 percent of women and 4…

Slow Warm Up Ahead (6/27/2022)

We have one more cooler than average day coming our way on Tuesday, before the heat gets turned back up. On Tuesday, we’ll start in the upper 50s, get into the lower 70s by 9am, and into the 80s for the afternoon. It will be a comfortable day with plenty of sunshine, low dewpoints, and a light northeast breeze. We…

Cape River Heritage Museum holds two-day auction

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The Cape River Heritage Museum held a two-day auction. The event was held at 805 Enterprise Street in Cape Girardeau and featured vintage toys, antiques, furniture, kitchen tables, dressers, end tables, glassware and more. “We’re going to have the auction today (Saturday) until early afternoon then tomorrow Sunday preview about one o’clock and then auction…

Just Peachy: Opening weekend of peach season in southern Illinois

ALTO PASS, Ill. (KBSI) – The beginning of summer ushers in peach season in southern Illinois. Michelle Sirles and the rest of the Rendleman Orchards team work year-round to bring that fresh fruit to your plate. “Having fresh produce, you need to sell it every day,” Sirles said. “That’s what we do every single day. It’s hard work, so we…

Fireworks stands see increase in shipping cost

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – People might be a bit shocked this year to see fireworks prices increase.    Stump Busters’ Firework co-manager Matthew Rolwing says the increase in prices can be seen in shipping costs rather than just in their items.  “Product-wise that the prices increased just a little bit the biggest problem that any firework retailer is going…

Cool Couple of Days (6/26/22)

Temperatures will remain cool and comfortable as we head into the beginning of the week. Highs on Monday will be almost 10 degrees below average! We do warm up a little bit on Tuesday, but we will still have high temperatures that are at or just below the average for this time of year. After Tuesday, we start to warm…

Street Machine Nationals returns to Du Quoin

The Street Machine Nationals made its return to the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds this weekend.Street Machine NationalsDU QUOIN, Ill. (KBSI) – It’s a car lover’s paradise. The Street Machine Nationals is a place for car fanatics to immerse themselves in a treasure trove of horsepower. Mike Wiegard showed off his 1930 Ford Model A, which he bought in 1995 and rebuilt between…

Weekend Forecast (6/24/22)

The heat and humidity is coming back on Saturday with highs in the upper 90s and dewpoints in the 60s!    There will be plenty of sunshine to go around on Saturday and not much of a breeze. If you have outdoor plans this weekend, be sure to stay hydrated, wear plenty of sunscreen, and find the shade/AC often! As…

West Nile Virus found in Illinois

Mosquito Testing Lab Bird Testing Bird Testing (Miranda Adams) (KBSI) – It’s officially summer, and mosquitoes, including the diseases they carry are more likely to appear. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) warns people about the spread of the West Nile Virus. According to Miranda Adams, Environmental Health Director for Southern Seven Health Department, the West Nile Virus is…

Plans in place to replace Chester Bridge

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (KBSI) – For 80 years, the Chester Bridge has connected Chester, Ill., and Perryville, Mo. But the time has come to replace it. Replacing the bridge will take years, but Project Director Brian Okenfuss said it is a necessary undertaking. “The Chester Bridge has been in poor condition for a while, so we knew we needed to start…

Bluff Powersports

We’re selling fun! Nobody has to have a side-by-side, but everybody wants one. Bluff Powersports carries a variety of brands like Polaris, Kawasaki, Honda, Spartan mowers and just picked up Bobcat tractors and mowers. We figure out what the customer wants and needs. We also have a full service department. bluffpowersports.com 4250 US Hwy. 67 North Poplar Bluff, MO 63901…

Raising awareness on sickle cell in the Black community

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Sickle cell disease affects about 100,000 Americans a year. It affects all groups of people but it’s more dominant in one particular community. And the lack of volunteers donating to the current blood shortage is contributing to the problem.  Sickle Cell Disease, also known as sickle cell anemia, is an inherent disorder that affects red…

Heat Remains, Storm Chances (6/23/22)

We will wrap up the work week with a relatively quiet day. Lots of sun, temperatures in the low 90s, and low humidity. While Friday is shaping up to be a pretty good day, we do warm right back up on Saturday with dewpoints jumping into the upper 60s and lower 70s. It will feel steamy out there again on…

Salvation Army opens doors as cooling center for public

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – The Salvation Army in Paducah is opening a hospitality area to the general public so people can cool off from the heat. Whether you’re homeless, from a lower income family, or just passing by and needing a moment to cool down. In charge of running this program is Lieutenant David Donegan, the commanding officer for the…

Citing economic factors, animal shelter sees increase in surrenders, decrease in adoptions

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Like many animal shelters across the country, Southeast Missouri Pets has seen an increase in people wanting to surrender pets to them. Adoptions have also decreased in recent months. “Adoptions have slowed down to some degree,” said Siri LeBaron, Southeast Missouri Pets Director of Development. “We think that a lot of people are feeling economic…

Poplar Bluff RV Sales

This family-owned business services about nine counties in northeast Arkansas, southeast Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky. People who like to camp and use recreational vehicles should not have to travel to another state to get their RV serviced or to purchase a RV. You should not have to wait two to three weeks to get repair and service work done. They…

Sikeston Department of Public Safety offers tips to avoid vehicle break ins

SIKESTON, Mo. (KBSI) – Right now, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety says they are seeing reports of thefts from vehicles as well as stolen vehicles.  Recently in Sikeston, public safety officers say they have been receiving reports of people breaking into cars and in some cases stealing cars.   There doesn’t seem to be an increase or decrease in the number…

Many gather to commemorate 100th year since Herrin Massacre

HERRIN, Ill. (KBSI) – 100 years ago on June 22, Herrin, Illinois suffered a devastating massacre that killed 24 people. Wednesday, people gathered to commemorate those who died. “The Herrin Massacre is remembered as one of the worst labor incidents of violence,” explained Jon Musgrave, a regional historian for Illinois. “There were 24 victims of the Herrin Massacre. Three Union…

Still Warm, Not as Humid (6/22/22)

Temperatures on Thursday will still be warm, but the humidity takes a break for a couple of days.   Highs on Thursday will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s, but with dewpoints close to 60 degrees, it won’t feel overly hot. Mostly sunny skies can be expected with a light northeast breeze. We continue with the lower 90s…

Independence Health System

“We Raise the Bar for Quality Living” Why do people choose Independence Health Systems? Safety and peace of mind. Each apartment has its own emergency pull cord. If there is an emergency, we can react fast. Independence Health Systems host all kinds of activities for its residents. Those include live concerts, fishing, museum outings, and more. Our facility has a…

Christ Episcopal Church welcomes community to Red Door Jubilee Center

The Christ Episcopal Church welcomes the community to its Red Door Jubilee CenterCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – A sanctuary for all, that’s the goal of a church in the Cape Girardeau community.  The Christ Episcopal Church welcomes the community to its Red Door Jubilee Center.   That’s where they minister, feed the hungry, hold recovery groups, and reach out to…