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Major case squad activated in missing Bollinger County woman case

BOLLINGER COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - The Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad has been activated and is currently investigating the disappearance of 26-year-old Kaylee Eaves. Eaves was reported missing in Bollinger County on Thursday, June 30 after she didn’t arrive for work. The Bollinger County Sheriff’s office said Eaves...
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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.

Saint Francis Foundation Power of One campaign raises over $200k

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) -The Saint Francis Foundation Power of One campaign raised a total of $208,000, exceeding its goal. Money raised through Power of One will help areas of need for patients of Saint Francis Healthcare System, their families, colleagues and the community. “We are so very proud of...

Cardinals Bullpen surprises Naile with signed champagne bottle

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KFVS) - Charleston native James Naile seems to be getting more comfortable with his role as a Cardinals reliever. His nerves have settled a bit, in part thanks to the St. Louis pitching staff. Naile said some of his fellow teammates recently surprised him with a special...

Hunter Ralls catches 'break' in solid outing for Catfish

Cape Catfish pitcher Hunter Ralls has been looking for a “break,” as in his breaking ball being more effective against Prospect League hitters, and he just may have found it. Coming off a pair of mediocre outings earlier in the month, the Southeast Missouri State senior threw very...

Rally for abortion rights held in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Rallies for abortion rights continue one week after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Protesters gathered at Freedom Corner in Cape Girardeau on Friday afternoon, July 1. That’s at the intersection of Broadway and West End Boulevard. The high court’s ruling returned the...

Prep notes: Dutchtown offensive lineman commits to Purdue, ex-Zachary pitcher nets honors

Ethan Fields originally planned to commit next week. On July 7, to be exact. The plan made sense because that will be his mother’s birthday and Fields’ number is No. 77. After a recent visit to Purdue, the Dutchtown High senior offensive lineman decided not to wait. His commitment to the Boilermakers was first announced on social media Thursday.

Dexter Police arrest man after high speed chase

DEXTER, Mo. (KFVS) - A Michigan man was arrested after police said he led officers on a high speed chase in Dexter on Sunday, June 26. According to Dexter Police, officers attempted to stop Richard Gabriel Shenoskey of Cedarville, Michigan, but he took off driving down several roads. Police said...

Mary ‘Louise’ (Lyons) Payne || Obituary

Mary “Louise” (Lyons) Payne, January 28, 1938 – June 27, 2022, Louise Payne was born in Success, Arkansas, the first of six children to the late L.A. and Elsie Lyons on January 28, 1938. Asa child, she played the drums in elementary school, and helped her family on the share-crop farm picking cantaloupe, watermelon, and cotton. After graduating from high school in Diehlstadt Missouri, she went to work in St. Louis as a bookkeeper for the Universal Printing Company. She met the love of her life, Mierlan Payne, on a blind date and they were married three months later on August 16, 1958. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Louise will always be remembered for her love for Christ and her passion for serving others. Louise worked for many years as a bookkeeper/secretary for Sewell Heating and Cooling and Averill Heating and Cooling in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2005, Mierlan and Louise decided to complete their lifelong dream of selling their possessions and became “Work Kampers” at Angel RV Park in Powderly, Texas and Hinton RV Park in Sikeston, Missouri. She was an active member at the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ in Paris, Texas. She volunteered to help youth train for the Leadership Training for Christ competition, was active in the Food Pantry, and helped prepare food for the Wednesday evening meals. Louise was active with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at Paris Junior College which provided services to the Lamar County community. Mierlan and Louise moved back to Sikeston, MO to help care for her aging mother. While in Sikeston, Louise was an active member at the Shady Acres Church of Christ and was a member of the Prayer Group. In 2019, Louise returned to Powderly, Texas with her husband and became an active member at the Westwood Church of Christ. She spent her days spoiling her husband and grandchildren. To relax, she enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and the Hallmark Channel. Louise passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, June 27, 2022, at the age of 84. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 63 ½ years, Mierlan Payne, and her children Leann (Rodney) Jackson, Rita Pringle (fiancé David Castilleo) and Leonard (Carla) Payne. Louise was blessed with loving grandchildren: Brandon (Kat) Jackson, Kristi (Elias) Roque, Garrett (Lindsey) Jackson, Jonathan Pringle, Trevor (Brittany) Pringle, Kaylynn (Mason) Dickson, Kayla Payne, and Jared (Morgan) Payne, as well as eight great-grandchildren. She leaves behind four siblings: Alma Cloer, Arie Lyons, PriscillaLyons, and Tina Enax, as well as many in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Louise Payne was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her sister, Leaquieta Gardner, and a grandson, Ryan Joseph Pringle. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Thursday, June 30, at the Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston, Missouri. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. with the service at 6 p.m.. A Remembrance Service is scheduled for Sunday, July 10, at the Westwood Church of Christ in Paris, Texas from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Burial will be at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri.
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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.