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Small earthquake reported in southeast Missouri

A magnitude 2.6 earthquake was recorded in southeast Missouri Saturday afternoon. According to the US Geological Survey at the University of Memphis, the quake was about 7 miles southwest of Williamsville and 48 miles west of Sikeston. According to the USGS, a quake of 2.5 is the threshold of humans...
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2.7 earthquake detected near Williamsville, MO

WILLIAMSVILLE, Mo. (KFVS) - A 2.7 earthquake was reported 6.8 miles southeast of Williamsville in Wayne County. It had a depth of 2.6 miles. It happened around 2:34 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. The coordinates of the quake were 36.889°N 90.478°W.
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Uncle and girlfriend charged in killing of his 20-year-old niece, Missouri sheriff says

An investigation into a 20-year-old woman’s death has led to murder charges for her uncle and his girlfriend, according to Missouri authorities. Lawrence Schanda, the woman’s 48-year-old uncle, and Teresa Baumgartner, his 59-year-old girlfriend, were charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in connection with the killing on July 1, according to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office.

‘Will sing a song for a quarter’

My handcrafted cardboard sign read, “Will sing any song for a quarter,” in purple Crayola. Sweat rolled off my nose as I stood in the hot sun holding that sign. I was about 9 years old and I was determined to be heard. I grew up in the...

Millersville Couple Charged With Murder Of Jessi Wilfong

(Cape Girardeau County, MO) The Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney's Office are filing additional charges to two individuals involved in the murder of 20 year old, Jessi Wilfong of Marquand. A Millersville couple, 48 year old Lawrence Schanda and 59 year old Teresa Baumgartner are facing charges of Murder in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action, and Tampering With Physical Evidence in a Felony Investigation on Friday, July 1st. On Saturday, June 18th Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department received information which led deputies to a location in close proximity to a previously searched residence. The investigation revealed the site of a recently dug portion of ground inside a barn structure where the remains of Wilfong were buried. An autopsy performed Monday, June 27th determined the cause of death was a homicide. It is believed Schanda and Baumgartner acted together to cause the death of Wilfong and then took significant steps to conceal her body in an effort to hamper the investigation. The Honorable Frank E. Miller issued warrants for the arrest of Schanda and Baumgartner for the charges and set a $5 million cash only bond.

Chad McCoy Memorial scholarship awarded to first recipients

Chad McCoy first started playing golf at the age of 6 and could be found at Ozark Ridge Golf Course just about all the time, playing and working there as a teenager. When he died 10 days shy of his 33rd birthday in September 2020, McCoy’s family and friends started a memorial scholarship fund.

Cities of Morley, Scott City under boil water orders

SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) – The cities of Morley and Scott City are under separate boil water orders. A new gas main is being installed in Scott City and impacted the water. If tests come back the order could be lifted as early as Saturday in Scott City. Residents...

Area teams battle it out at Rib City Classic Volleyball Tournament

DEXTER, Mo. — A Rib City Classic Volleyball Tournament was held at the Bearcats Event Center at Dexter High School on Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28. Tournament games were the best of three sets. Games started with a 4-4 score and concluded when one of the teams reaches 25 and led by two points. There was no scoring cap on any of the games.

Benton Hell Tour Stop Cancelled

BENTON, Mo. — For driver safety, Wednesday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events at Benton Speedway were canceled due to unfavorable track conditions. Both tours are back in action Thursday night at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill.

Pursuit reaches over 100 miles per hour in Stoddard County

A vehicle pursuit this week in Stoddard County reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour. On Sunday, a Dexter Police officer entered into a pursuit with a vehicle who failed to yield for a traffic stop on Business Highway 60. The pursuit continued on to several different roads, before finally coming to a stop on Highway 51. During the pursuit, the suspect’s vehicle reached 101 miles per hour and almost struck multiple vehicles head on. When the vehicle came to a rest, Richard Shenoskey, of Cedarville, Michigan, exited the vehicle and attempted to flee. He was taken into custody after a Stoddard County Deputy deployed his taser. Officials say that several empty alcohol containers were found lying in the cabin of the vehicle. Shenoskey was arrested on multiple charges including resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing and DWI. He also had an active felony no bond warrant through Michigan.