Tips to prevent tick bites

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – With deer hunting season around the corner, parasites and critters are lurking in every wooded area. Some may even be on the animals you’re hunting. The most common of these parasites are the American tick and the Deer tick. They latch onto the skin of humans and animals and bite down to feed on blood. They…

Picnic in the Park: Pride Edition

CARBONDALE, Mo. (KBSI) – The LGBTQ community had the chance to enjoy a day in the park surrounded by supporters and other members on Sunday. It was the 3rd annual Picnic in the Park: Pride Edition hosted by Rainbow Café and the Carbondale Park District.   Superintendent of Recreation for the Carbondale Park District Nikki Hoseman says events should reflect the community….

Rain chances then cooler temperatures (8/28/22)

  We are going to see above average temperatures for the next couple of days and it’s going to be humid. The highs in the afternoon will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s Monday and Tuesday with dewpoints in the middle and upper 70s. The heat index will be very close to the triple digits each day! Then,…

Missouri State Highway Patrol invites public to take part in opinion survey

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Every three years, the Missouri State Highway Patrol sends a survey to residents of Missouri to get feedback on how the department is doing and what they can improve on.  Sgt. Clark Parrott says the public’s opinions are important for the department’s development.  “And we solicit feedback on how our troopers do their job the…

Emergency communications exercise to provide invaluable practice for first responders

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – During a time of crisis, communication is a top priority for first responders.  At this weekend’s Mobile Communications Functional Exercise, agencies from across the state will practice working together to provide communications during a major disaster, such as an earthquake or tornado.   “Taxpayers’ money goes to support this type of equipment, and if we…

Warm with a few rain chances (8/26/22)

A few showers and storms will be possible during the afternoon and early evening hours Saturday and Sunday. These are expected to be your “hit and miss” variety, so some will see some rain, others will not. However, a better chance for storms comes our way Monday when it looks like just about everybody will see some rain. After the…

DuQuoin State Fair celebrates 100-year anniversary

DUQUOIN, Ill. (KBSI) – Southern Illinois welcomes the DuQuoin State Fair, which celebrates its 100-year anniversary this year. Every year, more than 150,000 people come to enjoy a variety of foods, fan favorite rides, and musical guests. As people are setting up rides and food stands, they are reminded of the challenges they face during the 2020 COVID-19 year. “So,…

Sedgewickville woman charged with murder for January death

SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. (KBSI) – A woman faces a murder charge for the January death of a 28-year-old man. Dana L. Cureton of Sedgewickville faces murder 2nd degree and delivery of a controlled substance charges. The Bollinger County Sheriff’s Office began to a death investigation on Sunday, January 2 after deputies were dispatched to an unresponsive man at a home in…

Ribbon cutting held for new Neighborhood Solar Project in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Southeast Missouri State University and Ameren Missouri hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of Ameren Missouri’s Neighborhood Solar Project, providing power to 130 homes in Cape Girardeau. Covering the parking lot with shade for the Show Me Center. Construction began in October of 2021, and it came into service in July of 2022….

Paducah sees results in new online application feature

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – The Paducah 311 app makes reporting issues to the city as easy as pushing a button. That includes reporting things like potholes, brush pickup, or any other number of problems residents may need the city to address. “We launched Paducah 311 on January 6th of this year,” said Lindsay Parish, city clerk for the city of…

$872K awarded to Poplar Bluff Schools for new Culinary Arts Center

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KBSI) – Culinary arts in Poplar Bluff is getting an upgrade as the Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center (TCC) was awarded with a grant, which will develop a new training facility for students. The grant awarded is more than $800,000 and will allow new equipment, a new location at the high school and more opportunities for both…

How parents can prepare for the new school year

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Schools are beginning and after a long summer, parents may need some help getting their kids caught up before they enter the classroom. There are more than 4,000 students who attend Cape Girardeau Public Schools and thousands more in the KBSI FOX23 viewing area. For most students and parents, back to school may be a…

Carbondale police investigating lawn mower theft

(Source: Carbondale Police Department)CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – The Carbondale Police Department is investigating the theft of lawn mower. Police responded to a a business in the 1700 block of West Main Street in reference to a theft on Aug. 18 about 3:54 p.m. Officers learned the suspect arrived at the business at about 3:30 p.m. in a white extended cab…

Dream Factory of Southeast Missouri hosts annual charity golf tournament

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Dream Factory of Southeast Missouri’s annual golf tournament has carried on into its sixth year. Twenty-eight teams teed it up at Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course on Saturday to raise money to help chronically and critically ill children live out their dreams.  The organization’s incoming president Carmen Mahlandt said seeing the joy in the children…

Sikeston officials give safety tips on propane tanks

SIKESTON, Mo. (KBSI) – Since the explosion of a home in Wyatt, Missouri, Sikeston officials are warning people of the dangers surrounding propane tanks. Luetenent Zak Haskin says you should always be aware of any strange smells. Gas does not have a smell to it naturally, but it is added by the gas companies for you to be able to…

Paddle Up Paducah Pickleball Tournament a showcase of the growing sport

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Pickleball’s popularity has soared in recent years, and things are no different in Paducah.  The Paddle Up Paducah Pickleball Tournament Saturday and Sunday drew over 100 players to Paducah Middle School.  As a USA Pickleball District Ambassador for the state of Kentucky, Nancy Sutton takes pride in growing the game she loves.  “I started in Florida,…

41st annual horseshoe tournament brings thousands out in Leopold

LEOPOLD, Mo. (KBSI) – Forty one years of fun and tradition were had this weekend at the annual state horseshoe tournament hosted by the Knights of Columbus in Leopold. The event saw more than 5,000 attendees this weekend, with 3,000 of those alone at the tournament on Saturday.  Knights of Columbus member Dustin Hoesli says this year’s tournament was set…

Cape Girardeau church hosts Back-to-School Bash for community

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Over the past weeks, back-to-school bashes have been in full swing.  Saturday, Grace Church put on its big bash to help the community as well as anyone from surrounding school districts who needed back-to-school supplies.  “It’s really heart to give back to the community and find a need and meet that need every single year and…