Hospital gives gas cards to cancer patients

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital Cancer Center in Paducah gives free gas cards to patients who need the help getting to their treatments. The gas cards are around $10 to $20. The idea came from the hospital’s board of directors when they had leftover money from a grant assisting those cancer patients affected by the Mayfield tornadoes….

A quiet pattern setting up over the next week (7/10/22)

Sunday was another quiet day across the FOX 23 coverage area. We stayed dry, temperatures were warm, and it wasn’t overly humid. For Sunday night we expect clear skies, with overnight lows dropping into the lower and middle-60s. Sunny conditions will stick around into Monday. That will help temperatures climb into the lower and middle-90s for almost everybody. You may…

Cape Tenants look to unionize renters for support, address housing issues

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – With the staggering inflation, the housing market is at an all-time high and renters especially are feeling the pain.  Cape Girardeau has members of the community coming together to help address these issues.  Cape Tenants is an organization that wants to help bring together tenants experiencing rental problems. It gives people a place to vent their frustrations and come together…

SEMO Collectibles Show about more than just trading cards

SIKESTON, Mo. (KBSI) – Call it a hobby. Call it a passion. Whatever it is, people young and old can collect cards and have fun doing it.  Shane Paschall, who traveled two hours from Milan, Tenn., to Sikeston for the SEMO Collectibles Show, said something as simple as a common interest can spark a connection. “I’ve met tons of people…

Jefferson Elementary renovations an investment in the future

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Built in 1957, Jefferson Elementary School in Cape Girardeau has undergone its share of renovations, but none quite to this magnitude. The school is adding a new cafeteria area and in-house preschool to the south side of the building. Those projects will be completed by the beginning of the school year.  Construction on a new…

Southern Illinois man returns from 98 days in Ukraine

MARION, Ill. (KBSI) – A southern Illinois man recently returned from a 98-day journey of supporting the people of Ukraine. Many in Ukraine are in need of medical supplies, food, and other essential resources. David Brymer, a combat medic in Ukraine, decided to use his own funds to support those in need. “Well, I’ve been watching it unfolding for months…

McCracken County Fair steps up security

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – The McCracken County Fair is in town and fair officials and the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department is on its heels to keep the crime rate down. In recent events around the nation, large crowded areas seem to be the target for mass shootings or high crime rate. McCracken County Chief Deputy Ryan Norman says the sheriff’s…

Western KY December 2021 tornado victims invited to Christmas in July

(KBSI) – Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear and Gov. Andy Beshear invite families impacted by the December 2021 tornadoes to join them for upcoming Christmas in July events. The events will include Santa Claus, food and gifts, including toys and presents from the First Lady’s Christmas Toy Drive that were delivered after Christmas or left over after four local toy giveaways…

Marion, KY under water boil advisory, progress made toward fixes to water crisis

MARION, Ky. (KBSI) – Progress is being made toward short- and long-term fixes to the city of Marion’s water emergency. The City of Marion has issued a water boil advisory for Marion water customers, effective immediately. Marion City Administrator Adam Ledford says residents are asked to use bottled water for cooking and drinking until further notice. “The boil water advisory…

New bridge, sidewalks to replace low-water bridge in Jackson

JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI) – The low-water bridge on Mary Street in Jackson has to be shut down frequently because of flooding, but that will change in a year’s time when the West Mary Street Bridge and Sidewalks Improvement Project is complete.  The Jackson Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to approve $1,643,870.58 to replace the low-water bridge with a high-water one…

How inflation impacts air conditioning

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The crews working on air conditioning repairs ask people to be patient as they take on an overwhelming number of calls. With the extreme heat, Aire Solutions employees are experiencing an increased workload. “Units are working overtime and they struggle to keep up in this type of heat and that is driving people indoors and…

The Heat Remains (7/6/22)

Heat and humidity is still here and so are the Excessive Heat Warnings. The warnings are in place through Thursday evening. The actual temperatures will be close to 100 degrees Thursday and Friday and with a dewpoint in the 70s, the heat index will be in a range from 105 to 110 degrees each afternoon.          …

City of Cape Girardeau celebrates Parks and Rec Day July 6

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The month of July is Parks and Recreation month. To celebrate, the City of Cape Girardeau is hold a special Parks and Rec Day on July 6. “We’re so excited that July is national Park and recreation month and we’re kicking it off tonight with a proclamation signing at our city council meeting and tomorrow…

How the Family Relief Plan impacts consumers in Illinois

CARTERVILLE, Ill. (KBSI) – On July 1, the Family Relief Plan went into effect for the State of Illinois. The plan gives relief on gas, grocery, and property tax. The Family Relief Plan includes several tax holidays, meaning a temporary cut in taxes, including: Groceries: The state’s 1% sales tax on groceries will be suspended July 1 through June 30, 2023, saving consumers…

How to safely dispose of fireworks

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – With the fourth of July holiday now behind us, many might have some extra fireworks that they’re looking to safely dispose of.  Cape Police Department Public Information Officer Corporal Ryan Droege says fireworks cannot be shot off at all within city limits except on New Year’s Eve or with a permit.  So that means fireworks are illegal…

2 Paducah Salvation Army locations serve as cooling centers

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – The Paducah locations of the Salvation Army are serving as cooling centers for those needing to get out of the the heat. Two Salvation Army locations in Paducah located at 2990 Trimble Street and 3100 Irvin Cobb Drive are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days there are a heat advisory to come in…

Cape Martial Arts programs for kids and events for adults

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo (KBSI) – With summer in full effect, many parents are feeling a little overwhelmed with all the free time their kids have now. But one local business is trying to change that.  Cape Martial Arts is much more than just a combat gym.  Cape Martial Arts coach Tony Kaines says they are focused on child development in…

Independence Day 5K in Jackson

JACKSON, Mo (KBSI)-  Monday morning in Jackson, nearly 400 participants joined in the Indepence Day 5K. Overall winners for the day included, Evan Stephens from Jackson for the men’s division, and for the women’s division, Kayden Gilmore from Murphysboro. Proceeds from the event benefit the Southeast Healthpoint Fitness Children’s Health and Wellness Programs. Included in the 5K were the Firecracker…

Cape Girardeau police investigate armed robbery at pizza restaurant

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo (KBSI) – Cape Girardeau Police responded to an armed robbery at Marco’s Pizza July 3 at 9:41 p.m. The suspect showed a handgun and stole cash from register, according to police. No injuries are reported. Corporal Ryan Droege with the Cape Girardeau Police Department says the suspect is described as a tall, white male, in a hooded…

Wreaths Across America honors veterans, brings community together

ALTO PASS, Ill. (KBSI) – For the first time, the Peachbarn Winery and Café played host to a Wreaths Across America fundraiser this weekend. On National Wreaths Across America Day, which falls on December 17, more than 2,500 cemeteries across the country will conduct wreath-laying ceremonies at the same time.   Lucas Williams, who helped organize the fundraiser, outlined the ceremony in…

George DeMyers II exhibit comes to Crisp Museum

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo (KBSI) – A local artist will soon be bringing his artwork back to the area for his exhibit at his old school Crisp Museum on the River aCmpus.  George DeMyers II exhibit opens on July 8 Mat 5:30 p.m. at Southeast Missouri State University’s Crisp Museum. DeMyers has been around the arts all his life.   His father…

Cars and coffee event with River City Rodders car club

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Just in time for the holiday week, River City Rodders car club hosted its cars and coffee and donuts hosted by Krispy Kreme.  A family-friendly event that is held once a month with River City Rodders car club in the parking lot of Krispy Kreme here in Cape Girardeau.   I spoke with Vice President…