Alpha Medical Equipment

alpha3med.com 240 South Silver Springs Road Cape Girardeau, MO 573-803-2996 Craig Ward is the owner of Alpha Medical Equipment in Cape Girardeau. They carry almost a full line of durable medical equipment including compression, mastectomy products, mobility products and bracing. They also carry a lot of mobility products including lift chairs, stair lifts, vertical platform lifts, wheelchair ramps, power mobility…

Very warm, then very cold

The next few days are going to be well above average, which is in the lower 60s this time of year. Highs will be in the upper 60s for Election Day Tuesday and in the middle 70s for Wednesday and Thursday. For Election Day Tuesday (above) the forecast is a warm one. We’ll start the day in the upper 40s…

Election day prep for Illinois voters

(KBSI) – Midterm election voting has begun, and many may have questions on how to prepare to cast their vote.  Equally as important during these times is avoiding misconceptions. “These are things, like, putting out a Facebook post that might say that polling places in Rockford, Ill., are closing early because of a technical problem; no voting after 3 p.m.,…

Jackson Police and Fire departments take part in active shooter response training

JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI) – According to “Guardian Defense,” due to the unique nature of statewide school systems, active shooter training must be customized to meet the needs of educational communities. Guardian Defense is a company that offers active shooter training to schools. An active shooter training session with the Jackson Police Department recently took place at Jackson High School. Jackson…

Williamson County sheriff asks for public’s help identifying suspect, vehicle in reported aggravated battery

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick asks for the public’s assistance identifying a suspect and vehicle in an aggravated battery. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office was called to the area of Spillway Road approximately one mile south of Route 13 for a report of a possible battery on Saturday, November 5 at about 4:30 a.m. The…

Carbondale man sentenced for aggravated kidnapping, home invasion

JACKSON COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – A Carbondale man was sentenced to 24 years for aggravated kidnapping and 20 years for home invasion. Justin D. Carr, 40, of Carbondale was sentenced Carr to 24 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of mandatory supervised release for aggravated kidnapping and 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections…

Southeast Hospice hosts annual memorial service at Cape First Church

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The Southeast Hospice Community Memorial Service gave people an opportunity remember loved ones through music, prayer and eulogies.  Pastor Stan Hargis has been hospice chaplain for the last 15 years. He said trust and hope were at the heart of Sunday’s service.  “It is a time for us to share trust and hope, encouraging those…

Races to look forward to in the Illinois midterm

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo (KBSI) – With elections in just a few days, here at FOX23, we went through Illinois races to see the ones you should keep your eye on.   Governor and incumbent Democrat J.B Pritzker, is favored over Republican Darren Bailey and Libertarian Scott Schluter.   A proposed amendment to the state constitution to allow workers to collectively…

13th Annual Southern Illinois Chili Cookoff has record-setting day

MARION, Ill. (KBSI) – Good food for a good cause.  The 13th Annual Southern Illinois Chili Cookoff brought a record 42 teams and hundreds upon hundreds of people to Marion Saturday, Nov. 5 to try some of the best chili the area has to offer, and to raise money for several local charities.  Committee member David Fry said the main…

Food truck rally held at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo (KBSI) – Cape Girardeau residents had much to look forward to as food trucks gathered at Arena Park to offer people new meals to try.   Turk Dawgs owner and event creator Suzana Long says this idea came about because of Jackson Food Rally.   “I contacted some of the other local trucks and they were like…

Windy weekend (11/4/22)

After the storms roll through, we’re going to see a gusty south wind pick up at 20 to 30 mph, gusting to around 40 mph. This is expected to last through much of Saturday. We’ll cool off a little on Saturday, but we’ll warm back up for Sunday and Monday with highs in the lower 70s. For Saturday, temperatures aren’t…

Seniors gather for first post-COVID women’s conference

SIKESTON, Mo. (KBSI) – The 17th Annual Multicounty Women’s Conference at the Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston, Missouri, took place on Friday for area senior citizens. Approximately 150 people signed up for the event. The event primarily was geared toward senior women in the surrounding areas. The previous event was three years ago, and organizers said it was…

Cape Girardeau County Clerk on what to expect ahead of midterm elections

JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI) – With midterm elections coming up on Nov. 8, Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark Summers said the first item to keep in mind is House Bill 1878, which requires Missourians to present a valid form of photo ID to vote.  “They can vote a provisional ballot on Election Day if they don’t have any other form…

McCracken County Public Schools closed Friday, Monday due to flu

(Source: Pexels/Pixabay)MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – All McCracken County Public Schools will be closed Friday, November 4 and Monday, November 7 due to the high rate of influenza cases among students and staff. Student and staff attendance rates have declined each day this week due to confirmed flu cases and flu-like symptoms. The declining attendance along with a shortage of…

Man arrested after standoff with sheriff’s deputies in Coulterville

PERRY COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – A man accused of shooting a gun toward his girlfriend and another person faces charges in Perry County, Illinois after a standoff with sheriff’s deputies. Deputies responded to a call of shots fired on Golden Rod Road in Coulterville at 9:09 p.m. on Nov. 2. Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System was contacted. Officers responded and set…

Artist brings new life to downtown Perryville with murals

Kenzie Wolk (KBSI)PERRYVILLE, Mo. (KBSI) – Have you ever heard of an artist who was so great he/she could draw a crowd? Well, that’s just what Kenzie Wolk is doing in Perryville. The artist started painting murals for Carissa Stark, owner of Mary Jane Burger’s and Brew, who has been active in the revitalization of downtown Perryville. The new mural…

Saxony Lutheran High School Open House

Are you ready to be a Crusader? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Sunday, Nov. 6 from 1-3 p.m. Saxony Lutheran High School will host an open house on its campus located at 2004 Saxony Drive in Jackson, Mo. Principal Mark Ruark and Assistant Principal Missy Adams invite you to come and learn about the Saxony Crusaders!…

State-of-the-art meat processing facility coming to Williamson County

  MARION, Ill. (KBSI) – An idea 2 ½ years in the making is now a reality.  The US Department of Agriculture’s grant of more than $6.8 million will allow Saline River Farms to bring a state-of-the-art meat processing plant to Williamson County, Ill.   Co-owner Jeff Diederich says this plant takes production to a whole different level.  “This is…

Producer price index on the rise as inflation runs rampant

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo (KBSI) – The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last month that wholesale prices increased more than expected in September, nearly half a percent.  Southeast Missouri State economics professor, Dr. David Yaskewich says that higher interest rates — adding to an already inflated economy — can leave many Americans nervous.    “So, the longer we see higher interest…

Paducah Police Department collects 90 pounds of unwanted pills

(Source: Paducah Police Department)PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – The Paducah Police Department collected 90 pounds of pills Saturday during national Drug Take-Back Day. The unwanted pills were collected at Mercy Health – Paducah Medical Pavilion. This year’s take-back day in Paducah was cosponsored by the PPD, Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital and the Purchase District Health Department. The Drug Take-Back event…

All Ballard County Schools closed Thursday, Friday due to flu

BALLARD COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – All Ballard County schools will be closed Thursday and Friday due to the high rate of influenza cases among students and staff. “Our district student attendance rate has dropped below 70 percent, and we are using all of the substitute staff we have on our rolls to try and keep classrooms, facilities, and buses operational,”…