City of Marion, KY declared in State of Emergency

MARION, Ky. (KBSI) – The summer started off hot, and now it feels like it will just keep going that way. Without a rainy day in sight, the city of Marion is nearly on the last drop of its water supply. It all started when a sinkhole formed, causing the levee to fail. It had to be breached, which caused…

Paducah police investigating shooting in Noble Park

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Paducah police are investigating a shooting near a shelter in Noble Park that happened just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. Police say it happened inside a vehicle and apparently stemmed from a domestic situation. There is no threat to the public. Categories: News

Another Hot Day on the Way (6/21/22)

The heat and humidity sticks around for Wednesday with highs in the middle 90s. Temperatures around the area on Wednesday will be a good 5 to 10 degrees above average. Our average high is right around 88 degrees. There won’t be much of a breeze, either, with a northwest wind at 5 to 10 mph. Not helping to keep us…

Cape Girardeau police investigating attempted kidnapping

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The Cape Girardeau Police Department is investigating an attempted kidnapping that happened late Sunday night. Cape Girardeau police received a report of an attempted kidnapping at about 10:51 p.m. on June 19 in the 1200 block of South Sprigg Street. The victim, a 19-year old woman, was helping a hurt animal in the road when…

Twin Rivers School District going to four day school week

BROSELEY, Mo. (KBSI) – Over the years there’s been talk about the benefits of four-day work weeks, but what about four-day school weeks? Twin Rivers School District voted to go from a five to four-day school week with hopes that this big change will not only benefit students but the teachers as well. Incoming Twin Rivers superintendent Rob Brown says…

Cape Girardeau city council votes to recommend new airline carrier

  CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The Cape Girardeau city council voted to recommend Contour Airlines as the regional airport carrier on June 20. The final decision will be made through U.S Department of Transportation. The decision may take up to 90 days. Flights to Nashville will be $39. The Cape Girardeau city council discussed this new plan a proposal from…

Twin Rivers School District going to four day school week

BROSELEY, Mo. (KBSI) – Over the years there’s been talk about the benefits of four-day work weeks, but what about four-day school weeks?  Twin Rivers School District voted to go from a five to four-day school week with hopes that this big change will not only benefit students but the teachers as well.  Incoming Twin Rivers superintendent Rob Brown says…

The Heat is Back

Summer officially begins on Tuesday! The heat is here and it is going to stick around again. Temperatures will be in the middle and possibly the upper 90s for many of us Tuesday afternoon. Helping us out, though, will be the lower dewpoints. Last week, it was common to see the upper 60s, 70s, and even a few 80s for…

Father’s Day on the golf course a special one for dads

JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI) – Fran McGarr spent Father’s Day at Bent Creek Golf Course with his 25-year-old son Cramer, who lives about two hours away. Fran said that during the round, there was the bickering about this or that as it relates to golf, but the other conversations were priceless. “We talked a lot through the whole thing, a lot…

Juneteenth at Fort D

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Today is officially Juneteenth, and Fort D Historic Site in Cape Girardeau held its first-ever celebration for the holiday.   Private Company E First Missouri Engineer Bill Edelman says this is the first year Fort D has done Juneteenth because it’s now a federal holiday.   “This is the commemoration of Juneteenth which is the first…

Father’s Day Weekend (6/18/22)

It’s Father’s Day weekend and Mother Nature decided to be nice to dear ole dad! Temperatures will finally get back to around normal and the humidity is going to take a break. Highs will be in the middle and upper 80s Saturday and Sunday with overnight lows in the 60s to around 70 degrees. We’ll see plenty of sunshine with…

Juneteenth celebration continues in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – The African American Museum of Southern Illinois continued its Juneteenth celebration Friday with a block party at the Eurma Hayes Center. To Corene McDaniel, co-founder of the African American Museum of Southern Illinois, a seven-letter word symbolizes what Juneteenth celebrates. “It’s freedom,” she said. “It’s recognizing our forefathers whose struggle was so great. We think that…

Mineral Area College to provide courses at Cape College Center

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – On Wednesday, members of Missouri’s Coordinating Board of Higher Education approved Mineral Area College to begin offering different academic programs at Cape College Center. MAC President Joe Gilgour said this decision will prove fruitful for the community. “Our mission is access to affordable, quality education, and we’ll now be able to provide that to this…

Retired teacher inspires random acts of kindness in Carterville

Fire Department Installing A/C Fire Department Installing A/C Fire Department Installing A/C Fire Department Installing A/C Carterville, Ill. (KBSI) – Debbie Johnson was a beloved teacher in the Carterville community. Last week, she unfortunately passed away. Johnson’s kindness inspired Carterville City Clerk Khrissy Hollister to take action. “I proposed the challenge that on the day that she was laid to…

Paducah woman arrested on arson charge

Tailiyah N. Patteron (Source: Paducah Police Department)PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A Paducah woman faces an arson charge after police say she set a fire in the bathroom of the business where she worked while customers were inside the business. Tailiyah N. Patterson, 22, faces a first-degree arson charge. Paducah police say Patterson called her manager about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and…

Paducah man faces drug charges after large amounts of crystal meth found

Marcus S. Johnson (Source: McCracken County Sheriff’s Office) (Source: McCracken County Sheriff’s Office) PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A Paducah man faces charges after police say he was found with large amounts of crystal methamphetamine. Marcus S. Johnson, 38, of Paducah faces three counts of trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense/drug paraphernalia (buy/possess). Detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s…

A Little Cooler for the Weekend (6/16/22)

It’s still going to be hot on Friday with high temperatures nearing record highs. The dewpoint will remain high, as well, so the heat index will once again be in the triple digits. Storms are also possible on Friday, mainly in the morning hours. Some of the storms could have heavy rain and lightning. Now, for some good news! The…

Mount Vernon mayor, police warn of potentially criminal social media trend

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (KBSI) – Authorities are warning everyone to avoid a potentially criminal social media trend. Orbeez, Nerf, and paintball guns are meant for outdoor fun. However, recently Mount Vernon police have had multiple complaints about kids using them inappropriately. Authorities from Mount Vernon released a statement on Facebook addressing this issue. “Apparently there’s a new somewhat new TikTok…

Cape Girardeau Public Library celebrates 100th anniversary

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – It has been 100 years of serving Cape Girardeau, and many, many more to come. Library Director Katie Earnhart said Cape Girardeau Public Library’s 100th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday allowed the community to gather and share in this milestone. “We have lifelong patrons, and so we’re happy to be able to celebrate with them because…

Dexter man charged with 2 counts of arson

Bradley A. Mitchell (Source: Dexter Police Department)DEXTER, Mo. (KBSI) – A Dexter man faces two counts of arson in the first degree after the prosecuting attorney says he started a fire on June 11 in a Dexter apartment building. Bradley Mitchell, 29, of Dexter is charged with two counts of arson in the first degree. The first charge alleges that…

Excessive Heat Warning Extended (6/15/22)

The forecast continues to be hot and humid with temperatures expected to be in the upper 90s and heat indices to be in the triple digits on Thursday, so the Excessive Heat Warning has been extended and now goes through Thursday evening. We may very well see this Excessive Heat Warning continue into Friday since the temperatures and dew points…

Suspect ID’d after bank robbery in Poplar Bluff

William Woodruff (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KBSI) – A Poplar Bluff man faces a robbery charge after he was arrested shortly after bank robbery Wednesday morning. It happened around 9:50 a.m. on June 15 at the Southern Bank at 2001 North Westwood Blvd. Captain JR Keirsey with the Poplar Bluff Police Department says a white male entered…