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Weak Quake Rattles Western Tennessee, Near New Madrid Seismic Zone Center

According to USGS, a weak earthquake rattled portions of western Tennessee today in a region not far from the heart of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, which is centered under New Madrid County, Missouri. The earthquake struck at 9:04 am this morning and was rated as a weak magnitude 1.6 event. The epicenter was roughly 3 km deep and struck just under 2 miles southwest of Ridgely, Tennessee. As is usually the case with seismic events rated under a 2.0 magnitude, USGS reported that no one used their “Did you feel it? tool on their website to report the event. Today’s earthquake follows a similar earthquake which struck on September 25, ending a 5 day pause in which no earthquakes were recorded in the state.
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Arrest in Caruthersville Murder

A Florida couple is making use of their time while stranded in the bootheel. They are collecting items for those in Florida impacted by Hurricane Ian. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS IS GETTING OVER A MILLION DOLLARS TO HELP BOOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. Shooting sends 1 to hospital, 2 arrested after police chase. Updated:...
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Dexter rides experience, defense to rare road W at Caruthersville

CARUTHERSVILLE – The experience difference between Dexter and Caruthersville on the football field on Friday at Caruthersville High School was almost palpable – eventually. The host Tigers (2-4) put forth a valiant effort, despite being very short-handed, early, but the deeper, healthier, and the more experienced program ultimately...

Heartland Football Friday 9/30

(KFVS) - It’s Week 7 of Heartland Football Friday 2022!. We’ve got some great match-ups, including our Game of the Week: New Madrid County Central at Kennett. You can check the full list of games and how your team did this week using the KFVS Scoreboard. Here are...

Local animal shelter waives adoption fees amid overcrowding

DYERSBURG, Tenn. — A local animal shelter overflowing with rescues is taking steps to get them adopted. “Our shelter is packed full,” said Dyersburg-Dyer County Humane Society Board Member Tiffany Pursell. “We have been well over capacity for a while now, but we are kind of at a point where we can’t continue to maintain. We are, as of today, at 110 dogs.”

Caruthersville murder suspect taken into custody in Cape

The Southeast Missourian reports that a man wanted in connection with a murder in Caruthersville was taken into custody Wednesday in Cape Girardeau. 18-year-old Zy’Quan Williams, of Charleston, was arrested after a traffic stop conducted by Cape Girardeau police and troopers of the state Highway Patrol. Williams was taken to Pemiscot County Justice Center in Caruthersville, where he is being held in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Hershal Grant, of Hayti. Grant was shot and killed Sept. 23 in Caruthersville. Authorities expect to charge Williams with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Murder Suspect To Be Arraigned Monday

A Charleston man is held with no bond in the Pemiscot County Justice Center for the shooting death of a Hayti man in Caruthersville a week ago. 18 year old Zy’Quan Williams was arrested Wednesday following a traffic stop by Cape Girardeau Police and the MSHP. Williams is accused...

New Madrid County Central throttles Kennett in homecoming game

Most teams want their offense on the field as much as possible but for New Madrid County Central, that wasn’t necessary. The Eagles repeatedly put up points in a matter of seconds on their first play of the drive – three times in the first half alone – to defeat the Kennett Indians 60-28.

Free Access - Extra security measured in place for Friday's Dexter/Caruthersville football game

Fans traveling to Caruthersville Friday night, Sept. 30, to watch the Bearcats take on the Tigers can expect extra security in place for the game. Friday night will be homecoming at Caruthersville and a news release from Caruthersville Superintendent Brad Gerling and Dexter Superintendent Amy James said extra security will be in place to ensure the safety and security of all fans, families, players and candidates.

Arrest made in connection with deadly Caruthersville shooting; high school taking precautions at homecoming game

Watch headlines from The Breakfast Show TOO on 9/29. Caruthersville High School increasing security for homecoming game following deadly shooting. Caruthersville High School will increase security for its homecoming game following a deadly shooting near the stadium on Friday night, Sept. 23 after a football game. Lane closure following vehicle...
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School adds security measures to events

HAYTI, Mo. (KAIT) - A Southeast Missouri high school announced it would add security measures for those entering and attending events at its stadium and gym. The Hayti High School announced it would require those entering to be screened with metal detector wands. It also said it would not allow...
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Police offering reward in murder case

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Jonesboro police hope a cash reward will help them find the person who fatally shot a man earlier this month. In a Thursday news release, the Jonesboro Police Department announced it is offering a $1,000 reward for any information in the shooting of 19-year-old Derrick Kentrail Leonard of Blytheville.

Clerk Honored for Years of Service

Brenda Crittenden, right was honored by the City of Tiptonville last week for 25 years of service as a water clerk. Pictured with Crittenden is Tiptonville CMFO Fran Hearn. On hand for the event were Mallory Berry, Darlene Jones, Daisy Parks, Sarah Woods, Elaine Smith, Will Jackson, Nik Butler, Charles Dill, Halie Holcomb and daughters, Lexie Dyer and Mylah Holcomb, Kelsey and Conner McBride, Emily Crittenden and son, Gideon and Pam C. Johnson. Crittenden began her employment as a part-time employee in 1997 and moved to a full-time role in 2012.

MoDOT to launch environmental study for US 412 in Dunklin County

DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) – The Missouri Department of Transportation is launching an Environmental Study for U.S. Route 412 in Dunklin County. The study is the first step in planning future capacity improvements for the 20-mile section of U.S. 412 from Route AC near the Arkansas border to just east of Route Y near Kennett.

Hayti man killed in Caruthersville

The Delta Dunklin Democrat reports that a Hayti man was shot and killed Friday night in Caruthersville. Authorities responded to Shultz Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. and found 19-year-old Herschel Grant Jr. with apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital and then airlifted to a trauma center in Memphis, Tennessee, where he died early Saturday morning. Local and state authorities are investigating the shooting. Authorities asked anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Caruthersville Police Department at (573) 333-2121; Pemiscot County (Missouri) Sheriff’s Office at (573) 333-4101; or state Highway Patrol at (573) 751-3452.

Important info 2 know relating to Tiger-Bearcat battle

DEXTER – In wake of a fatal shooting having occurred near Caruthersville High School following last Friday’s Tiger football game against New Madrid County Central, the school has implemented several safety measures for fans this Friday in attending the game against Dexter at 7 p.m. Here is information...

Two arrested in Pemiscot County on cocaine charges

Two people were arrested over the weekend in Pemiscot County on cocaine charges. Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol report that 33-year-old Emmanuel Perez, of Aguascalientes, Mexico, and 21-year-old Bryan Gonzalez-Carcega, of Veguita, New Mexico, were each taken into custody on a felony charge of Possession of a controlled substance for cocaine. Gonzalez-Carcega is also facing a felony charge of unlawful use of a weapon. Following their arrests, both men were held at the Pemiscot County Jail.