Heavy rain ends on Tuesday (1/2/23)

The next several days will be a lot more calm and drier than Monday was. We’ll still be very warm on Tuesday, but temperatures cool off quite a bit after that. Storms will still be out there early Tuesday morning, but they should be on the way out and heading east. A lingering shower or storm still possible through the…

Cape Girardeau renter evicted prior to Christmas holiday

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Diane Holivay, who we spoke to last month, was heading to court to fight for time and her home and ask for some type of agreement with the property manager, McClanahan Real Estate and Property Development. But after her Dec. 23 court hearing, she was given an eviction notice that said she needed to be…

Cape Central basketball off to red hot start, winners of 11 straight to begin season

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – “Energetic.” “Hard-working.” “Dogs.” “They compete.”  When asked to describe this year’s Cape Girardeau Central boys basketball team, those were the responses from players LaTroy McIntosh, Cameron Williams, and Matayo Rivers, and head coach Drew Church.  “They compete in games, and they compete every day in practice,” Church said. “They want to make each other better,…

Storms likely Monday into Tuesday (1/1/23)

Monday is going to have a chance for some rain showers on and off during the morning hours. A much better chance for storms with heavy rainfall and a chance for some severe storms moves in during the afternoon and evening hours. Temperatures are expected to be very mild. The record high in Cape Girardeau is 69 set in 2000….

Better Business Bureau tips for saving your money

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI)- After the gift-giving season and the start of the new year handling debt and saving money are the focus on many people’s minds.   I spoke with Whitney Quick regional director of the Better Business Bureau about how to manage.    “So, first you want to make sure that you inventory your credit card, credit cards…

Just Plain Fun hosts clean, alcohol-free New Year’s event

CHAFFEE, Mo. (KBSI) – It is New Year’s Eve and many are gathering for some end-of-the-year fun. Just Plain Fun hosted a show and party, and Don Chester, owner, says it is a great escape for families looking to end the year with a bang. “We think it’s very important because many folks couldn’t even come out you know if…

SEMO women’s, men’s basketball opens home conference slate against SIUE

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The SEMO men’s and women’s teams hosted SIU Edwardsville in their home conference openers at the Show-Me Center Saturday afternoon.  Rekha Patterson’s squad dug themselves a 25-point hole that they could not climb out of.  The Redhawks did cut the deficit to 7 on multiple occasions, thanks in large part to a 17-point third quarter…

Scott County dispute continues; follow up hearing set for January 6

BENTON, Mo. (KBSI) – A dispute between the commissioners and the Scott County Sheriff’s Department is still ongoing, as it added yet another chapter in the prolonged battle for county-owned property, much to the chagrin of the taxpayers. Friday afternoon, a hearing to move the Scott County Sheriff’s Department to above the Scott County Jail took place. Judge Ed Reeves…

Drier for a day, then more rain (12/30/22)

There may be a little bit of drizzle or light rain early Saturday, then we dry out through Sunday. More storm and rain chances move back in Monday, some of which may include quite a bit more rain. Temperatures through the weekend will be well above average. We’ll even be very close to record highs on Monday and Tuesday next…

SEMO professor David Yaskewich gives inflation outlook for 2023

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – At the beginning of 2022, the 12-month rate of inflation in the United States was 7.5 percent, the highest it had been in 40 years.  This number reached as high as 9.1 percent in June but has gradually made its way to 7.1 percent.  Southeast Missouri State professor David Yaskewich said some inflation is necessary…

Stoddard County to begin search for new associate county commissioner

STODDARD COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) – Friday, Dec. 30, a final judgment was entered in State Ex. Inf. Russell Oliver v. Steve Jordan wherein the court found that Jordan had committed the offense of nepotism in violation of the Missouri Constitutional ban on such conduct and permanently removed him from the position of associate commissioner of Stoddard County. Trial was conducted…

Five schools in Marshall County, Ky., sustain frozen pipes

No school for students on Jan. 4; district will have follow-up announcement on Jan. 3

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – As a result of the damage caused by frozen pipes in the sprinkler systems at 5 of our schools, we are in the process of making the needed repairs and thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the schools. It will take some time to complete that process. As a result, the Marshall County School District will not…

Rain headed our way

The next few days will be well above average for high temperatures. The average high for the end of December is 43 and that’s where our lows are going to be! Our highs will be in the 50s through the weekend and into the 60 next week. Precipitation chances are high through Friday, then dry for the weekend. Our best…

Theft in Cape Girardeau is trending downward during the month of December

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI)- Crime rate in Cape Girardeau appears to be trending downward when it comes to theft, according to a recent departmental report. Cpl. Ryan Droege with the Cape Girardeau Police Department says numbers are nearly below the average over the last two years. “We actually had in terms of theft cases, less than half the cases we…

Jackson Lanes Bowling Alley damaged by early morning blaze

JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI) – The Jackson Lanes Bowling Alley is but a distant memory thanks in part to an overnight fire that engulfed the structure. Fire crews were dispatched at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday to put out a fire that reachedd all four corners of the building. When crews arrived, smoke was seen coming from all four sides of the building…

Minimum wage in Illinois to increase to $13 per hour

(KBSI) – The Illinois minimum wage will increase another dollar in the new year. The new required minimum wage will be $13 an hour starting Sunday, January 1, 2023. Minimum wage workers are encouraged to keep an eye on their paychecks in the new year as any time worked in 2023 must reflect the new $13 an hour minimum wage. There…

Calloway County Sheriff’s Office warns of scam calls

CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – Calloway County Sheriff Nicky Knight warns the public to stay aware of scamming attempts. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office received numerous reports of someone calling Calloway County residents, representing themself as Lieutenant Jake Baker from the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office and requesting money because of legal issues. Sheriff Knight and the staff of the Calloway County…

Some southern Illinois counties reporting elevated COVID-19 transmission level

(KBSI) – As you gather with your loved ones this holiday season, the Southern 7 Health Department wants to reminds Illinoisans that some counties are reporting an elevated transmission level for COVID-19. Johnson and Massac counties are reporting high levels while Pope and Pulaski are reporting medium levels. Shawnna Rhine with the Southern 7 Health Department says an increase in…

Scott County Sheriff’s Office relocation hearing postponed

BENTON, Mo. (KBSI) – The hearing for the Scott County Sheriff’s Office to be moved to the new space above the Scott County Jail has been postponed. The hearing was scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the Scott County Courthouse. The move is to create more space for courtrooms in the old sheriff’s office inmates to have a…

Firefighters battle fire at bowling alley in Jackson

JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI) – Jackson firefighters fought a fire at the Jackson Bowling Alley early Wednesday morning. The fire department was dispatched to E. Monroe Street at the Jackson Bowling Alley for reports of smoke showing at 1:30 a.m. Responding Jackson Fire units arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke from all sides of the building. The Cape Girardeau Fire…

Warming up many rain chances (12/27/22)

Over the next few days, temperatures are going to be much warmer. Highs will be in the upper 40s Wednesday, which is a little above average, but we get even warmer after that. Highs through the rest of the week will be in the middle and upper 50s. It’ll be dry on Wednesday, but rain chances increase Thursday into Friday….

Cape Girardeau emergency crews battle weather conditions, prepare for more

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Even with the holidays, Mother Nature saw that fire crews and law enforcement authorities in Cape Girardeau responded to motor vehicle crashes in the area. “We’ve seen a lot of mutual aid requests throughout the county due to conditions on roadways, not just over the start of the storm but also into yesterday (Monday) and…

Butler County sheriff offers tips to stay safe on New Year’s Eve weekend

BUTLER COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) – The Butler County Sheriff’s Department has a warning for folks as they prepare to ring in the new year. Sheriff Mark Dobbs says during the holiday season there is always a spike in theft and domestic crimes. He has these tips to keep residents safe. “There’s a lot of tragedies this time of year,” said…