Tissues from more than 19,000 deer collected in MO for CWD sampling

chronic wasting disease sampling (Source: MDC)(KBSI) – The Missouri Department of Conservation collected tissue samples from more than 19,400 hunter-harvested deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing on Nov. 12 and 13. Many deer hunters participated in its mandatory sampling efforts in 34 counties this past weekend. CWD sampling consists of MDC staff removing lymph nodes from the necks of…

Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial hosts program to commemorate 40th anniversary of wall in D.C.

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (KSBI) – It was a day of recognition and remembrance at Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial.  Those in attendance recognized the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. while remembering those who fought so valiantly during the Vietnam War.  The program featured a speech from Major General Jim Bonner of the United States Army, the presentation…

SEMO Pets holds annual gourmet and dessert auction

JACKSON, Mo (KBSI) – Southeast Missouri Pets hosted its annual gourmet food and dessert auction.   SEMO Pets Shelter Operations Manager Jenn Farmer says is one of SEMO Pets’ biggest fundraisers.   “Purpose this is one of the major fundraisers that we do for Southeast Missouri Pets. It raises up to you know $5,ooo to $7,000 depending on you know some…

Southern 7 Health Department recommends testing blood lead levels in children

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Of the one million children ages 6 years and younger in Illinois, approximately 100,000 have blood lead levels that are too high, according to the Southern 7 Health Department. The department’s public information officer Shawnna Rhine said all children 6 months to 6 years old should be assessed for their risk of lead poisoning, especially…

Powerful speeches delivered at area Veterans Day ceremonies

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (KBSI) – Services were attended by the public in Cape Girardeau and Perryville, Missouri for Veterans Day with speeches that touched and pulled at heartstrings, for a better understanding of what the day truly means. Whether it was WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan or any other form of warfare, many of us have someone who served…

Snow possible then a chilly weekend

Weather models continue to show the chance for accumulating snow late Friday night (after midnight) into early Saturday (7:00am). While snow is looking likely, less than an inch or so is expected and most of it will melt off by the end of the day. Still, if you have travel plans early, make sure you leave yourself plenty of time…

6 firefighter recruits from Paducah graduate from first class of Kentucky Firefighter Recruit Academy

POWDERLY, Ky. (KBSI) – Six firefighter recruits from the Paducah Fire Department were among 26 participants who graduated as part of the Kentucky Firefighter Recruit Academy Class #1. Those from the Paducah Fire Department who graduated include Nicholas Bogart, Jakobe Bridges, Nicholas Hatton, Hunter Matlock, Trayle Prescott, and Michael Winnans. “First responders are on the front lines protecting our community,…

$1.88 million to go to workforce training in KY

(KBSI) – Thursday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced that $1.88 million is set to go toward training more than 8,000 people in the state. It is part of the Commonwealth’s workforce training initiative. The state’s support of workforce training in fiscal year 2023 now total more than $3.8 million for nearly 60 applicants across Kentucky to train more than 12,0000…

Colder air is on its way

Much cooler air is on the way and it gets here on Friday. We try to warm up on Friday, but the cold front gets here around noon and then our temperatures fall off rather quickly. After that, we’ll see temperatures in the 40s for highs through the weekend. Most of the weekend will be dry, but very early Saturday…

Consumer Price Index sees lowest year-to-year jump since January

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – It was an encouraging sign for consumers on Thursday as the Consumer Price Index saw its smallest year-to-year jump since January.  The CPI jumped 7.7 percent from last October, lower than the expected 7.9 percent.  Southern Illinois University Professor of Economics Kevin Sylwester said we will be able to tell in future months whether or not…

Firefighters put out fire at building under construction at Jefferson Elementary in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Firefighters put out a fire at Jefferson Elementary School in Cape Girardeau. It happened at an addition under construction at 520 S. Minnesota. The call came in at 9:07 a.m. Workers had ignited some foam insulation in a wall, according to the Cape Girardeau Fire Department. When crews arrived they found nothing showing and began investigating….

Southbound lanes of I-69 back open after semi crash leaks liquid asphalt

(Source: KYTC)(KBSI) – A crashed semi that partially blocked the southbound lanes of Interstate 69 near the Graves-Marshall county line Thursday morning has been removed. This early morning crash near the 35 mile marker on I-69 in Marshall County restricted southbound traffic to one lane. While the truck has been removed, there is a substantial amount of environmental clean-up work to…

Airfare prices increase by 25 percent

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The effects of inflation have been impacting Americans for most of the year. Now those numbers are affecting travel, with airfare tickets increasing by 25 percent. If Thanksgiving and/or Christmas travel is on your radar, be prepared to pay. Katrina Amos with Cape Girardeau Regional Airport says things are not looking so bad in southeast…

2 men arrested month after crash with Perry County Sheriff’s Office vehicle

Terry S. Willis (Source: Perry County Sheriff’s Department) Ivy A. Dickerson (Source: Perry County Sheriff’s Department) I-55 crash suspects (Source: Perry County Government) I-55 crash suspects (Source: Perry County Government) I-55 crash suspects (Source: Perry County Government) I-55 crash suspects (Source: Perry County Government) PERRY COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) – Two men who were wanted by the Perry County Sheriff’s Office…

Cooler air is almost here (11/9/22)

We’ll have one more day with temperatures well above average and in the 70s, but we get a cold front rolling through on Friday and that’s going to cool us off for the weekend. Most of us will be dry for the next several days, but there’s a small chance for some light rain late Friday morning into the early…

Rifle deer season to start Saturday in Missouri, safety a top priority

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – With the rifle portion of deer season in Missouri just days away, safety is the number one priority. Especially if you happen to enjoy some adult beverages while at camp, accidents can happen. To avoid these accidents, Russell Duckworth of the Missouri Department of Conservation said your head is your best weapon.  “There are lots…

“Wild Man Willie” loves the fast lane

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – A local organization is pairing people with disabilities and able-bodied athletes. “My Team Triumph” is an endurance, performance-friendly organization that supports and funds fitness experiences for local individuals with disabilities. One of those individuals is known by his moniker, “Wild Man Willie,” who is one of those participants who also serves as team captain. Willie…

Southeast Missouri State University hosts event geared to teaching economic outlook & professionalism

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Students and the community at Southeast Missouri State university spent Wednesday networking together and learning from business leaders.  Semo Economics professor Dr. David Yaskewich says this event is a good platform for students and the public to learn how to be professional, and also what the future of economics looks like.   “A lot of headwinds in…

147th MO House of Representative candidates speak on election

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The 147th Missouri House of Representatives candidates spoke about their campaigns on election night. The position was vacated by Wayne Wallingford when he took the position of Missouri Revenue Director at the end of last year. Republican candidate John Voss, Democratic candidate Andy Leighton and Libertarian candidate Greg Tlapek ran for the pocition. Final unofficial…

Warm weather continues (11/8/22)

The next couple of days are going to be very warm. In fact, if we do get to that 78 degrees on Wednesday, it would eclipse the old record high of 77 set in 2005! We cool off a little on Thursday then really cool down on Friday. For Wednesday, we’ll start the day very warm with temperatures in the…

Jackson PD collects more than 130 pounds of prescription drugs

JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI) – Jackson Police Department collected more than 130 pounds of prescription drugs for the DEA national Drug Take-Back day last weekend.  The goal, according to Jackson Police Department Cpl. Rick Whitaker, is to give people a safe harbor in discarding their drugs.  “It’s a way for the public to turn in their unused medication or medication no…