Many chances for rain (9/2/22)

Showers and thunderstorms are going to be possible for the next several days. It is looking like the best chance for rain will be Saturday, then on and off chances Sunday and into much of next week. Temperatures over the next week will be at or just below average, mainly because of the extra cloud cover. For Saturday, showers and…

Safety changes coming to SEMO District Fair

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Beginning September 10, Arena Park will host the 167th SEMO District Fair, but for the first time, fairgoers will have to pass through metal detectors before entering the fairgrounds. Cape Girardeau Police Department Public Information Officer Cpl. Ryan Droege said that while the goal of the fair is to have fun, the top priority is…

United Way of Southeast Missouri introduces partners, recognizes donors at Kickoff Luncheon

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – After a two-year hiatus, United Way of Southeast Missouri hosted its annual Kickoff Luncheon at the Cape Girardeau VFW on Thursday. The luncheon begins United Way’s 2022 campaign. Instead of a fundraiser, the event was organized as an informational session. The organization introduced its network of funded partners for the next four years. Volunteers, donors…

U.S.S. Constitution commander speaks at Power in Partnership breakfast in Paducah

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A Paducah native spoke at the Power in Partnership breakfast the Paducah Chamber of Commerce held on Thursday. Commander Billie J. Matlock Farrell is the 77th person to command the U.S.S. Constitution and one of the first women. “Ole Ironsides” is the nickname for the 224-year-old warship. “Today was so exciting to get to have someone…

“Paint for a cause” fundraiser for horse therapy

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – There is a new reason to paint in Cape Girardeau. To help Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship (MVTH), painters can donate $1 for each triangle they want to paint to help create a board. Local artists Aaron Horrell and Barb Bailey created the design and are more than excited to help out. “I think it’s great…

Stinging Nettle and the ups, downs of this invasive species

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo (KBSI) – In the woods, down a winding creek in southern Missouri you will find a prickly, flowering stem with pointed leaves on it. Careful not to touch it or you might regret it. “It’s just a plant that’s misunderstood,” said Jamie Koehler, the Missouri Department of Conservation Assistant Manager. Stinging Nettle is a common plant with…

Highway 61 Yard Sale safety

JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI) – For the past eight years the Jackson Knights of Columbus opened up their parking lots and property to vendors for the Highway 61 Yard Sale.  They say they want to help to make the event safer for people trying to sell items and shop.  Knights of Columbus member Tee Trankler says they wanted to make the…

Day of firsts in store for SEMO football Saturday at Iowa State

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Paxton DeLaurent is less than 72 hours away from his first game as a Division 1 quarterback for the Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks and it will come against a Big 12 opponent, the Iowa State Cyclones.  DeLaurent recalled the moment when it really hit him that his dream was about to come true.  “It…

Dry and warm for the rest of the week (8/31/22)

Some patchy fog will be possible the next few mornings, then mostly to partly cloudy skies. This will last through the end of the week, then a few chances for storms come our way. It won’t wash out the entire weekend, but I’d have an umbrella handy, just in case one of those storms pop up! The temperatures will be…

Police address rumors about “new drug” found in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – There have been reports of a possible new drug brought to Cape Girardeau. Many businesses saying they must close their doors before dark for safety. But according to the Cape Girardeau Police Department (CGPD), those are just rumors. “We haven’t seen that here. You know drugs are more prevalent with social media and media coverage,”…

$2,500 reward offered after string of copper metal thefts in KY

(KBSI) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is offering a $2,500 reward after a recent string of copper metal thefts in Louisville left more than 500 poles dark on interstates. State officials ask the public to help catch the culprits and prevent future theft. KYTC is offering a $2,500 reward for information that will help lead to the arrest and prosecution…

Downtown Cape Girardeau community center is for those facing hardship

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Downtown Cape Girardeau is home to a community center that’s an open arm to those facing hardship. “We have numerous groups that help people find their path in recovery,” said Lezlie Fox, Program Manager of the We Do Recover Community Center says. “There are numerous paths in recovery, It could be faith based. It could…

Two businesses in downtown Cape Girardeau burglarized during overnight hours

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Over the weekend two businesses in downtown Cape Girardeau were burglarized during the overnight hours.   Those businesses include Katy O’Ferrell’s and Threadz and Treads.  The owner of Threadz and Treads, Kelli Seabuagh, says that her business is usually closed on Mondays, but she happened to stop by and was welcomed to the unwanted surprise. …

Dog Day at the Pool raises money for Murphysboro animal shelter

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – In the dog days of summer, a fundraiser involving swimming dogs is only fitting. In partnership with Murphysboro animal shelter St. Francis CARE, Carbondale Super Splash Park held its annual Dog Day at the Pool on Sunday. Around 120 good boys and girls got to cool off on a 90-plus degree day. At $10 per entrant,…

Cape Girardeau Public library to host Welcome Back Bash for teens

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The Cape Girardeau Public library is holding a special event to help teens get back into the swing of a new school year with the “Welcome Back Bash.”   Youth Services Associate Allie Boyer says this event is important to help remind teens about the library.   “So, the teenage group is really crucial because…

Southeast ministry offering free semester of college to 1 student

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Student debt takes a backseat as President Biden announced a forgiveness plan for college graduates, which will forgive up to $20,000 of financial debt. With inflation on the rise, many students may still struggle to pay for gas, housing, and even grocery store items. But a ministry at Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO), known as…

Fog, then sunshine and cooler

Some patchy fog is going to be possible early Wednesday, then the sun will come out and we’ll see a few days of sunshine, near normal temperatures, and lower dewpoints. Highs through Friday will be in the upper 80s. There is some rain in the forecast, but it holds off until the extended weekend. For Wednesday, temperatures will be a…

Tiger Lilies program emphasizes importance of mentorship

The importance of mentorshipCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Having guidance and support can help change lives for the better, and the earlier in life someone receives this help, the greater the impact.  Cape Girardeau Public Schools is working to be that force for good by offering mentorship through the Central Middle School’s Tiger Lilies program.   Tiger Lilies Director Tiffany…

Storms tonight, then remaining warm with less humidity (8/29/22)

Showers and thunderstorms will be likely through Monday evening and may linger into Tuesday morning. The severe weather threat is low, but heavy downpours, small hail, and dangerous lightning will all be possible. You can track the storms on our radar in this link —>  www.kbsi23.com/weather/ We are going to remain warm for the next several days, but it’s not…

West Kentucky Community & Technical College

There are a lot of great reasons to choose West Kentucky Community & Technical College. We have options for everyone! Whether you are a student pursuing a technical credential that could be as little as a semester or a student who is using this as a springboard and wants to earn your associates degree to go to the next step,…

Saxony Lutheran High School

Saxony Lutheran High School is excited to welcome back Crusaders for the 2022-23 school year as we start our 23rd year as a high school. Sunday, Nov. 6 will be an open house. We welcome all families of all ages to attend and learn more about Saxony and the Saxony way. The October fundraiser is called Crusader Challenge Week. It…

Cape Chamber

Rob Gilligan is President and CEO of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce. He says the chamber uses the AIM acronym. Advocacy for businesses. The chamber serves as a voice and a representation for businesses locally, regionally, at the state level and the federal level advocating on business related issues. Involvement in your community. Events and activities that the chamber hosts…

Cape Girardeau church holds clothing giveaway

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Saturday the Saint James AME Church in Cape Girardeau helped out those in the community by holding a free clothing giveaway. The church already feeds the homeless daily and offers them free showers as well. Recently they were given an abundance of clothes from a retail store that went out of business. The pastor decided…