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Caruthersville School District #18 voted out of Bootheel Athletic Conference remainder of 2023-2024 school year
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (KFVS) - Caruthersville School District #18 has been removed from the Bootheel Athletic Conference for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year. According to a post on the Caruthersville School District Facebook page, superintendents of the Bootheel Athletic Conference voted on Monday, December 4 to suspend Caruthersville out of the conference for the remainder of the year.
2 people hospitalized after hitting abandoned trailer on roadway in Butler Co.
BUTLER COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two people were injured during a single-vehicle crash that happened Tuesday evening. According to MSHP, 20-year-old Jessie W. Clayton and passenger 22-year-old Sarah E. Williams, who are both from Gideon, Mo., were travelling in a 2017 Ford Escape around 7:43 p.m. on December 5.
5 charged in connection with Kennett gas station shooting; 3 remain on the run
KENNETT, Mo. (KFVS) - Five people are facing charges in connection with a shooting at a convenience store and gas station in Kennett. The shooting happened at The Store #2 around 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 30. One person was hit by gunfire. The victim was taken to a hospital...
Present-Day New Madrid Earthquakes May Still be Aftershocks of the 1811-1812 Seismic Events
A groundbreaking study has brought new insights into the seismic activity of the New Madrid seismic zone, challenging the conventional understanding of earthquakes and aftershocks in stable continental areas. Utilizing the nearest-neighbor (NN) method, the study analyzed earthquake occurrences from 1980 to 2016, revealing that a significant portion of these events may still be aftershocks from the early 19th-century earthquakes.
Sikeston opens SEMO Conference Tournament with 53-point beatdown of Kennett
SIKESTON — Rarely in life are things as good as advertised. But Sikeston, in its home debut at the Fieldhouse, wasn't just good, it was a highlight reel on fast forward, annihilating Kennett 90-37 in the first round of the SEMO Conference Tournament on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The top-seeded...
Bootheel farmer says reference price increases are a must for new farm bill
A cotton and rice farmer from the Missouri Bootheel says reference price increases are needed in the commodities title of the next farm bill. “There’s nothing we’re spending money on at the farm that’s cheaper than it was 10 years ago.”. Barry Bean tells Brownfield if changes...
New Madrid County Tackles Drug Offenses Amidst Opioid Epidemic
New Madrid County recently witnessed a crackdown on drug-related offenses, with law enforcement officials detaining two individuals over a single weekend. Shawn Hubbert, a 44-year-old Canalou resident, was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine amid traffic violations on Friday night. The following morning, Thomas Pettigrew, 48, from Howardville, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated (DWI) and assaulting a law enforcement officer. These incidents underscore the community's stringent stance on drug crimes and assaults on its officers, with the legal processes for both individuals unfolding in the wake of their arrests.
Kennett Firefighter's Association Ignites Community Spirit with Breakfast with Santa Event
The Kennett Firefighter's Association has become the beacon of holiday spirit in the local community with its latest venture, an inviting Breakfast with Santa event. This charming gathering is set to extend the town's festive atmosphere and provide an intimate setting for community engagement. Slated for the upcoming Saturday, the event offers an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, a chance to meet local firefighters, and create lasting memories. Tickets are accessible at the KFD administration office, any local fire station, or at the event itself. For details, the community can reach out to Donnie Folkes.
Wrestling: Dexter and Kennett at New Madrid
Dexter, Kennett, and New Madrid County Central competed against each other in a tri-meet on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in New Madrid, Mo. Each team won one meet against each other.
Edwards, Johnson power Kennett past Senath-Hornersville
In the Kennett girls basketball team's first foray following the SEMO Conference Tournament, a pair of underclassmen combined for nearly 70 points for the Lady Indians to win by a staggering final score of 82-18 against Senath-Hornersville Monday, Dec. 4, 2023. Freshman Alyce Edwards scored a game-high 39 points and...
Christmas Parade held in Gideon
GIDEON, Mo. (KFVS) - Creativity and holiday spirit is being sprinkled back into the community of Gideon. On December 2, the community had their first ever Christmas Parade and Santa Meet and Greet. Donna Gales, the director of the Gideon Art Center, said that it is never too late to...
SEMO Conference: Kennett drives past Dexter in opener
Kennett utilized a balanced offense to methodically pull away from Dexter in its opening game of the SEMO Conference Boy’s Basketball Tournament on Monday at the Sikeston Field House, as the Indians won 56-41 in a match-up of the number 8 (Kennett) and 9 seeds. “We’re showing up every...
Police search of Kennett, MO. shooting persons of interest
Police need your help locating three persons of interest regarding a shooting that took place yesterday in Kennett, Missouri.
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Caruthersville as of 2023-12-05. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.229, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Dunklin County chief deputy dies
DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KAIT) - The people of Dunklin County are mourning the death of its chief deputy. According to a recent post, Wallace Poyner died on Friday, Dec. 1, after 30 years of service to the community. Poyner also served as a ergeant major for the United States Marine...
Rector Triumphs in Overtime to Win Arkansas 8-Man High School Football Championship
• The 2023 8-Man football season concluded with a state championship game between Rector and Spring Hill. • Rector overcame a 16-point deficit and won the game in overtime.
Police recover stolen vehicle
Steele, Mo. (KBSI) – A traffic stop led to the find of a stolen truck. On November 27, 2023, an officer with the Steele Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2010 Chevy truck. The truck had been reported stolen and the driver was identified as 28-year-old Torrence...
East Prairie rallies from behind to capture Gideon Bulldog Classic title
KENNETT, Mo. — In the face of unforeseen circumstances and a hostile environment, East Prairie rose to the occasion, capturing the Gideon Bulldog Classic title with a gritty 47-44 victory over Kennett On Friday, Dec. 1. Though the odds were stacked against them, the fourth-seeded Eagles (3-0) claimed the...
NMCC wins 65-50 over Charleston in opening round of SEMO Conference Tournament
SIKESTON — New Madrid County Central’s star power erupted in the second half, propelling them past Charleston in the opening round of the SEMO Conference Tournament at the Field House on Monday, Dec. 4. The third-seeded Eagles (4-0) soared to a 65-50 victory on the wings of BJ...
Route 61 Bridge Maintenance Leads to Upcoming Road Closures in Missouri
Missouri motorists are advised to plan their travels carefully as the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) embarks on bridge maintenance projects that will lead to road closures on Route 61 in Pemiscot and New Madrid counties. The closures are part of the state's commitment to maintaining the safety and reliability of its infrastructure. Specifically, in Pemiscot County, the stretch of Route 61 from Route M to Route O near Cooter and from Division Street to Cobblestone Lane in Steele will be closed. Travelers will also face lane reductions on Route 61 in New Madrid County from County Road 634 to County Road 728 near New Madrid.