Watch out for scammers as you prepare to pay taxes

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Tax season is approaching, and many will be rushing to fill them out to get their refund, but the Better Business Bureau warns people to take some time and get prepared and watch out for scammers. Whitney Quick, regional director of the better business bureau reminds consumers to gather everything they need.  “While you may…

1 injured after semi turns on side in ditch near Benton, MO

BENTON, Mo. (KBSI) – A semi tuned on its side into a ditch off Interstate 55 just before the Benton exit headed south. It happened at the 82.4 mile marker two miles north of Benton. Jerry L. Oliver 66, of Houston, Texas was driving a 2022 Freightline Cascadia when he ran off of I-55 and struck a ditch, according to…

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Basketball Classic returns to Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Basketball Classics showcase some of the best high school talent the state has to offer.  Its latest stop was at Cape Central High School on Saturday, as six boys teams and four girls teams provided about eight hours of hoops highlights.  Byron Shive, who took over as Hall of…

Quiet and dry for some time (1/7/23)

Light rain did not amount to much moisture for most of us through Saturday afternoon. Most of the rain fell south of SEMO and the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Even then, just a tenth of an inch was seen in select spots. After the rain moved on, clouds have hung around for a dreary day that will lead into an overcast night….

Osage Centre hosts Winter Garage Sale

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The winter garage sale at the Osage Centre is a great opportunity for vendors to sell off items they don’t need any more and for people in the community to find hidden treasures. “This one they specialized a lot of them in selling all of the extra Christmas decorations and stuff that they have or…

Burfordville Baptist Church host free community clothes closet

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Burfordville Baptist church opened its doors today for its free clothing closet event. The church does this on the first Sunday of every month. they allow the community to come and get free clothing of all sizes.  “We are offering a free clothes closet which means you can come in and get as many clothes…

1 shot, suspect located in Carterville

CARTERVILLE, Ill. (KBSI) – One person was shot and the suspect has been located in Carterville Friday morning. Carterville Police, Fire and EMS responded to a report of shots fired at Integrated Health located at 310 West Plaza Drive in Carterville at 10:15 a.m. Michelle Aumiller, 32, was shot and taken by ambulance to a local hospital where she later…

Federal Reserve embraces this week’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reports

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Multiple reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics were published this week. And the result…at least for one report… is just what the Federal Reserve had envisioned.  “So this is the report that the federal reserve wanted to see,” said Dr. Kevin Sylwester, economics professor at Southern Illinois University. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports…

Overnight rain expected into Saturday (1/6/23)

Heading into the overnight hours, rain chances will be picking up after midnight. There are small, scattered chances throughout Saturday, too, but showers are most likely in the early morning hours. Looking at a capture of Stormcast around 4 a.m., showers look to spread across our coverage area with some locally heavier pockets of rain possible at times. The passage…

Scott County Sheriff’s Office, County Commission to move sheriff’s office

BENTON, Mo. (KBSI) – The hearing between the Scott County Commission and the Scott County Sheriff’s Department took place Friday at 9 a.m. Sheriff Wes Drury and his legal counsel Daniel Moore arrived nearly 25 minutes after the scheduled time. The motion for the trial was filed on result of the Scott County Commission to have the Sheriff’s Department evacuated…

Brent Eckley takes new coaching job, reflects on time at Jackson

JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI) – As Brent Eckley responded to hundreds of texts wishing him well upon his retirement from teaching and accepting a head coaching job at Har-Ber High School in Arkansas, he could not help but look back fondly on his 11 years at Jackson.  “This is the best place to be a football coach in the state of…

AAA cautions of further price increases at the fuel pumps

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Drivers in the Show-Me State rang in the new year with higher prices at the pumps. “We have seen fuel prices in Missouri and around the country really increase over the last couple of weeks,” said AAA Public Affairs Specialist Nick Chabarria. The fluctuations, unfortunately, is something in which Americans have come to expect as…

Above average heading into the weekend (1/5/23)

After a somewhat breezy day with highs in the lower 50s, we’ll cool down plenty heading into the overnight hours. In fact, overnight lows in the upper 20s will be pretty standard for what we normally expect this time of year. Some cloud cover rolled in this afternoon, but we’ll be mostly clear tonight for some good weather as we…

17-year-old girl killed in crash east of Mayfield

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A 17-year-old girl was killed in a crash four miles east of Mayfield Wednesday night. Elexis F. Williams of Murray was killed, according to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office. The Graves County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the area of KY 464 and Deward Road for a single vehicle crash on January 4 at 9:25…

Newly reformed SAFE-T Act signed by IL Gov. Pritzker; What this means for southern IL

JACKSON COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – The Illinois’ SAFE-T Act — which stands for “Safety, Accountability, Fairness, and Equity Today,” was signed into law February 2021 by Governor JB Pritzker. Recently, the act was amended and signed by Gov. Pritzker. Parts of the bill went into effect starting January first of 2023. However, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled it unconstitutional….

More sunshine, then rain chance Saturday (1/4/23)

The next few days will see temperatures a handful of degrees above average. Upper 40s to around 50 can be expected with partly cloudy skies through the end of the week. We have a chance for some rain on Saturday. Highs will be a little bit above average on Thursday. We’ll start off around the freezing mark early in the…

Over-the-Counter vs Prescription Hearing Aids: What’s the difference?

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KBSI) – When you purchase over-the-counter hearing aids, you often get what you paid for: a cheaper alternative to prescription hearing aids that may not suit your needs.  Tom Wright, a nationally board-certified hearing instrument specialist at Miracle-Ear in Poplar Bluff, said diagnosing a potential hearing problem is similar to any other health issue. “The only way…

Franklin Elementary 4th-grade class introduced new pet Draco Mango

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Mrs. Glueck’s 4th-grade class in Franklin Elementary welcomed a new class pet, a bearded dragon named Draco Mango.  Mrs. Glueck’s 4th-grade class wanted a bearded dragon for a class pet, but Franklin Elementary Principal Garner wasn’t sure about allowing the pet into the school because she is scared of it. But before Christmas break, each…

Several roads closed due to flooding after heavy rain

(KBSI) – Several roads in the FOX23 viewing area are closed due to water over the road. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports water over the road in a few counties in southeast Missouri. Butler County Route CC north and southbound closed due to flooding Madison County Route V north and southbound closed due to flooding Mississippi County US-62 east…

Looking ahead: dry and mild (1/3/23)

The next few days are going to be dry and at or above average. The average high for the first week in January is around 43 degrees. The average low is 27. Last night, we had some strong storms roll through. There were several reports of damage due to thunderstorms (above) and was mainly in Kentucky. Above is the radar…

Tax season scams to monitor

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Tax season is approaching, and many will be rushing to file their taxes. But the Better Business Bureau warns people to take some time and get prepared and watch out for scammers.   Whitney Quick, regional director of the Better Business Bureau, says that receiving wages from an employer you don’t know could mean you…

Safety tips for runners

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – With the start of a new year, many people will take to running to kick start their fitness goals.    Bryan Kelpe, co-owner of Missouri Running Company, says that one of the best ways to stay safe is to stay visible, such as reflective clothing.  Things are going to bounce off of car lights that…

2 injured in 3-vehicle crash in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Cape Girardeau police and other emergency crews responded to a three-vehicle crash Monday evening in Cape Girardeau. Three cars crashed near the intersection of Kingshighway and Enterprise Street around 5 p.m. The crash caused one vehicle to overturn. “The cars collided, moderate injuries, and two people transported to the hospital,” said Deputy Fire Chief Dustin…