Battle of the Badges Golf Tournament about more than just golf

JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI) – Bent Creek Golf Course hosted its inaugural Battle of the Badges Golf Tournament benefitting the Jackson police and fire departments on Friday. Course owner and manager Brad Belcaster said the support for the tournament was everything he could have asked for and then some.  “I think this is a tournament that has the support and will…

Free lawyer services in Carbondale, IL

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – Imagine getting a lawyer’s services for free. That’s something you don’t hear often, but it’s a reality for the people of Carbondale. Every month, the Carbondale Public Library provides this free service. “We are doing the Lawyer in the Library and it’s something that we do once a month,” said Diana Brawly Sussman, Director of the…

Water woes ease in Marion, KY

MARION, Ky. (KBSI) – The water crisis for Marion, Kentucky may soon be coming to an end. It all started several months ago after a levee broke at Lake George during some reconstruction work. Since then, the city has been struggling to get water for its residents. The National Guard helped with water distribution for a time, but has since…

Watching our next potential rainmaker (8/18/22)

Thursday was another quiet day across the FOX 23 coverage area. Aside from some afternoon fair weather cumulus clouds, skies remained clear with temperatures a few degrees below normal. For Thursday night, we expect clear skies. We’re likely waking up to sunny skies once again on Friday, with more fair weather cumulus clouds for the afternoon. High temperatures may be…

2 dead, 8 injured injured after house explosion in Wyatt

WYATT, Mo. (KBSI) – Two people died and eight others were injured after a house exploded in Wyatt on Monday, August 15. A three-year-old girl died Aug. 18 from her injuries. Her father Corey Coleman also died from his injuries. The mother and a 6-month-old baby are in critical condition and fighting for their lives, according to the Mississippi County…

Southeast Missouri kid in competition for best mullet in country

KENNETT, Mo. (KBSI) – It’s all business up front and a party in the back. We’re talking about mullets of course. And right now, 25 kids from across the country are vying for the title of “best mullet” in the USA.  Zander Trainer is one of 25 finalists in the USA Mullet Championship kids’ division.  From spiky tops to shaved…

Remains of WWII veteran from Senath killed at Pearl Harbor identified

(KBSI) – The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that the remains of a Navy Fireman from Senath, Mo. who was killed during World War II were recently recovered. On Dec. 7, 1941, 21-year-old Edward E. Casinger was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft….

Look in your backseat, you might have left something important behind

CAPE GIRARDREAU, Mo. (KBSI) – A three year old girl died after being left in a hot car in Carthage, Mo. Authorities says the girl was in the car for a little more than an hour when a family member discovered her unresponsive. Following this tragic event, the Cape Girardeau Police Department reminds everyone that summer is not over, even…

Murray State names new Director of Athletics

MURRAY, Ky. (KBSI) -Murray State University officially introduced the school’s 10th director of athletics on Tuesday. Nico Yantko is the university’s 10th Director of Athletics. “This is more than a great job or the next step in a career and I’ll say it 100 more times but this is blood sweat and tears and I’m very proud to be a…

McCracken County Sheriff’s Office warns how to spot scams

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office wants to make sure you don’t become a scam victim. “We can’t say it enough, that to be very skeptical. It’s unfortunate that we shouldn’t be able to trust people in today’s age, but we have to be very skeptical,” said McCracken County Sheriff Ryan Norman. Sheriff Norman held a…

Group works to prevent child trafficking in southeast Missouri

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Thirty seven children are now on the path toward recovery following a nationwide sex trafficking investigation. Five were found in St. Louis, another two were found in Kansa City. Operation Cross Country XII consisted of nearly 400 individual operations that took place across the country over the course of two weeks. The average age of…

$2 million grant could help bring people to Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – Many government funded grants have been given to Illinois cities for economic growth after many businesses struggled to keep their doors open after COVID-19. On Monday, August 15, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a new $106 million grant which will “rebuild Illinois downtown and main streets.” “And with upgraded infrastructure comes economic opportunity. More jobs, more…

80s and dry through the rest of the week (8/16/22)

After some significant rainfall Tuesday, we are going to dry out for a while. We are expecting mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies on Wednesday with high temperatures a little below average. A lot of 80s on that map! Temperatures will continue to be just below average through the rest of the week with highs in the lower and middle…

Lourdes Hospital in Paducah providing period starter kits for young women

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Lourdes Hospital is working to combat period stigma for young women by providing 1000 period starter kits for young women. Many young women lack knowledge about puberty and how to manage their menstrual cycle, and those in low-income households may struggle to purchase feminine hygiene products each month. These factors can lead young women to feel…

Gas leak caused deadly explosion at Wyatt house

WYATT, Mo. (KBSI) – Investigators determined the cause of the deadly explosion at a home in Wyatt on Aug. 15 was from propane gas that filled the home. One person died and nine others were injured in the explosion that happened in the 500 block of Pecan Street. The surviving victims are in different hospitals/burn units across the Midwest. Two…

Recreational marijuana on November ballot in MO

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Many people have been pushing to legalize marijuana for many years, with Colorado one of the first states to legalize marijuana for all uses and purposes.   Now that push has landed the issue on the Missouri ballot.   On November 8, residents will be able to vote on the legalization of recreational marijuana in…

Are you prepared for back-to-school traffic?

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – School safety is not just on the inside of the building but on the outside as well. Many schools including Jackson and Cape Girardeau Public Schools are starting back to classes this week. That means traffic, school buses, and students walking to school will also return to local streets. The Carbondale Police Department (CPD) reminds citizens…

Showers, thunderstorms, and cool temperatures (8/15/22)

There is a good chance for rain as we head through Tuesday. Rain is expected to start by early Tuesday and will be around on and off throughout the day. Some areas may see an inch or two of rain by late afternoon. With the added cloud cover and potential for rain throughout the day, temperatures are going be cooler…

Man faces several charges after vehicle, foot chase in Paducah

Kinyare L. Taylor (Source: Paducah Police Department)PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A Paducah man faces several charges after police say he led them on a vehicle and a foot chase. Kinyare L. Taylor, 27, of Lottie Court was arrested on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), second-degree…

Woman arrested in connection to Cape Girardeau robbery

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Cape Girardeau police arrested a woman in connection with a robbery that happened on August 9. Emma E Stroup, 20, faces a class B felony charge of robbery in the first degree. Stroup is one of the suspects identified after a robbery on Hillcrest Drive in Cape Girardeau. The other suspect is a juvenile. Stroup’s…

Dog found in Perry County cave reunited with family, recovering well

PERRY COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) – Jeff Bohnert was stunned to learn that a group of spelunkers had found his 13-year-old dog Abby in a cave about a quarter-mile from his house.  “It was like, how could that be? It’s been two months,” he said. Bohnert said Abby and his other dog, Summer, went out on one of their usual expeditions…