2 student anglers rescue others during fishing tournament

Texas teen seriously hurt after falling from Arkansas bluff

Parents can trade in unwanted car seats at Target’s annual event

ISP to conduct special patrols, safety checks in southern IL

Kohl’s starts ‘Military Monday’ discount

Deputies searching for suspect in Graves County armed robbery

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Monday marks deadline for Kentucky voter registration

Fort Campbell soldier dies in non-combat incident overseas

  Hundreds gather at Bald Knob Cross to attend sunrise service

  Thousands attend Easter services, helicopter egg drop at Jackson church

  KSP investigates inmate’s death and another inmate’s overdose

Woman charged with shooting, injuring multiple people in South Memphis

  Death investigation underway in Weakley County, Tennessee

The name of the woman is not being released at this time, pending notification of family.

  American Red Cross, firefighters install smoke detectors in Cape Girardeau

The American Red Cross in partnership with the Cape Girardeau Fire Department and other volunteers were out installing free smoke alarms on Saturday in the southern area of Cape Girardeau.

  Olive Branch church celebrates Easter with community event

The Trinity Assembly of God church held an Easter event for children and adults in Olive Branch, IL on Saturday.

Man arrested after attempting to strike interracial couple with vehicle

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says a man has been arrested and booked with a hate crime after he attempted to strike an interracial couple with his truck Tuesday.

  Police, safety groups prepare for 4/20 with ‘Drive High, Get a DUI’ campaign

Several arrested on charges in McCracken Co.

Rollover crash in McCracken Co. sends one to hospital

  Reward offered for Parma City Hall arson; fire at former mayor’s home suspicious

  Parma mayor letting go some city employees; says he ‘wants to start fresh’

  Man found hiding in basement after escaping cruiser headed to Graves Co. Jail

  IL lawmakers figuring out rules for robot assistants

Piaggio is designing a robot to follow you around carrying your stuff. Lawmakers want to make sure they're safe.

  Police looking for suspects in Mt. Vernon jewelry store robbery

According to police, it happened at Kay Jewelers on Broadway Street

  Heartland fire departments are asking for more volunteers

Volunteer firefighters are getting harder to find. The National Fire Protection Agency reports a 20 percent drop in men and women ready to serve across the country.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources hosts 25th annual Earth Day celebration

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the department’s annual event.

  MO police say missing 4-year-old found safe

She was taken to a hospital and does not appear to be injured, according to St. Louis Police.

TX man sells semi-automatic guns to Illinois ATF agents

Estrada was booked into the Will County Adult Detention Facility on one count of gunrunning and six counts of armed habitual criminal.

St. Louis radio personality facing child porn charges

An arrest warrant was issued for Harry Hamm on charges of second-degree statutory sodomy, incest and possession of child pornography.

  Heartland churches take a closer look at outreach after membership declines

According to a new study, less than half of all U.S. adults belong to a church, a number that’s been steadily decreasing for the past two decades.

  Person wanted after placing skimming device on Dexter ATM

A bank notified police on Thursday, April 18. It was learned that the device was put on and removed from the machine on April 3.

SNAP recipients could order groceries online from Walmart, Amazon

Shoppers who are on food stamps might be able to order their groceries online.

Graves Co. man arrested on probation violation

A man was arrested on a warrant on probation violation following a brief chase.

Wife pleads guilty in murder of Missouri KKK leader

The wife of a Missouri KKK leader pleaded guilty to his murder on Friday, April 19.

Tennessee wants to help patients affected by doctor arrests

Tennessee is activating substance abuse resources and statewide call lines to help patients affected by the arrests of doctors and nurses in a crackdown on prescription opioid abuse

Grand jury indicts Illinois man in theft of 135 weapons

A Madison County man has been charged with stealing 135 firearms from a sporting goods store in southwestern Illinois

  WATCH: Tower crashes into AL home while storms move through southeast

A west Alabama homeowner captures the terrifying moment of seeing her home destroyed by a falling tower.

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

Boil orders for the Heartland

  SC 5th grader died of natural causes, no criminal charges to be filed, investigators say

No criminal charges will be filed in the March death of a 10-year-old Colleton County girl who died after a fight in her classroom, the solicitor says.

Speaker: Discipline done for Missouri lawmaker over rumor

Missouri's Republican House Speaker Elijah Haahr says he doesn't plan on taking further action to discipline a House member who was investigated for sexual harassment

University of Missouri to cut space as state money declines

The University of Missouri is cutting down on building space to reduce maintenance costs following concerns about state budget cuts for higher education

  4 arrested for the unlawful taking of 114 bass in IL

Officials said the value of the bass is $456 according to statute.

  Portion of Route 127 now open in Union County

Illinois 127, just South of Alto Pass, reopened at 9 a.m. Friday, April 19.

  “There’s a donkey in the middle of I-90”: Sgt. makes wild traffic stop

The donkey, named Dusty, was reunited with his owner shorty after the adventure on the interstate.

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

The announcement is expected as early as Wednesday and would cap months of deliberation over his political future.

  Pavement collapses on Heartland road creating large hole

The road will be closed for an unknown amount of time

UNC’s Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

Sylvia Hatchell coached the Tar Heels for more than 30 years. The school won a national championship in 1994 under her tenure. Hatchell is the ACC’s all-time winningest coach.

Target recalling wooden toys due to choking hazard

No injuries have been reported.

What you need to know 4/19

Your news and weather for 4/19

  Week spotlights work done by Heartland 911 dispatchers

The person at the other end of your 911 phone calls often goes unthanked, but that is changing this week.

  Four teens shot in car on I-264 in west Louisville

It happened around 8:20 p.m. on Interstate 264 near the Bells Lane exit, MetroSafe confirmed. The interstate reopened at 10:30 p.m.

Abandoned house fire in Scott County, MO

The structure partially collapsed. It’s considered a total loss.

  ‘Fries with Firefighters’ at West Frankfort McDonald’s

The Moreland Family who owns the McDonald's said that they've done fundraisers in the past but for the first time they had one for the Fire Department.

  $1.3 million in proposed budget cuts in Perry County, IL

Big budget problems have county leaders thinking about having a third party fix the mess

Trio of bald eagles raising eaglets on upper Mississippi River

The trio includes two males and one female: Valor I, Valor II and Starr.

MO governor says request for Federal Disaster Declaration will likely happen soon

Parson said damage assessments have been conducted or will soon be conducted in several counties.

  Bug expert says to start now to get rid of bugs and pest due to rain

As the rain continues, bugs are trying to find a new place hide out. When it comes to ants, that new hiding place may be inside your home.

2 injured in crash involving Paducah police cruiser

Two people injured in a crash involving a Paducah police cruiser on Thursday, April 18.

Man involved in Cape Girardeau Walmart carjacking sentenced

John Clifford Czarnecki, 55, was sentenced to 168 months on Thursday, April 18 to federal prison according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District.

  Sheriff’s office looking for suspect in McCracken Co. jewelry store theft

The sheriff’s office is looking for a suspect involved in a theft that took place on Thursday, April 18.

  North Scott County Ambulance District is now home to Cardinal Glennon ambulance

The North Scott County Ambulance District is partnering with Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hopsital in St. Louis to help Heartland kids.

IL children would have to start Kindergarten at age 5 under proposal

According to Sen. Maj. Leader Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood), Senate Bill 2075 was approved by the Illinois Senate on April 11.

  Heartland libraries receive grants

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the 34 libraries received $570,991 in Long-Term Grants.

Sikeston man sentenced for Cape Girardeau Food Giant robbery

A southeast Missouri man has been sentenced in connection to his involvement in a 2017 grocery store robbery.

Bevin, Univerisity of Kentucky announce grant to fight opioids

The goal is to develop solutions to the opioid crisis and offer new hope for those affected.

SIUE, Shawnee C.C. partner on nursing program

Shawnee Community College and The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing are involved in the agreement.

  Third man convicted in 2015 Wayne County murder

51-year-old Michael Burkman pled guilty to murder in the 2nd degree on April 15, 2019.

Life in prison for man who killed St. Louis County officer

A St. Louis County man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a St. Louis County police officer during a disturbance call

McConnell to propose legislation to raise age to buy smoking products

The Senate Majority Leader said raising the age from 18 to 21 would make it more difficult for teens to get their hands on devices, like e-cigarettes and vaping devices.

Missouri House backs landowners fighting wind energy line

The Missouri House has passed legislation that could block the developers of one of the nation's largest wind energy projects from using eminent domain to string a high-voltage power line across the Midwest

  Two months after the funeral, family still waiting for mother to be buried

Dorthy Johnson couldn't be interred on the day of her funeral because of bad weather.

  Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says; president claims it shows no collusion or obstruction

Those efforts "were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests," Mueller wrote.

  St. Louis XFL commissioner announces head coach

Jon Hayes was named XFL St. Louis' head coach and general manager.

Fundraiser for black churches destroyed by arson surpasses $2 million

A GoFundMe campaign saw more than $750,000 in donations in a 24-hour span after it was widely shared on social media Tuesday.

Cape Girardeau Fire Station 1 to hold vaccination clinic

Workers are offering vaccinations, surgery, radiology, emergencies, dental care and boarding services.

Carl’s Jr. testing CBD burger in Colorado - at one store, for one day

The 'Rocky Mountain High: Cheeseburger Delight' will only be sold in Denver on April 20.

Missouri House votes to undo law on attorney general’s home

Missouri lawmakers are trying to strip residency requirements for the state's attorney general

H&M to open new location in Heartland

This will be one of only five H&M destinations in the commonwealth.

Deputies look for naked burglar who stole from Little League

Authorities in Florida are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man who they say burglarized a Little League concession stand wearing nothing more than a ballcap and gloves

  Herrin, IL man pleads guilty to burglary, sentenced to 3 years in prison

Officials said Fruend stole multiple cell phones from an Anna business in January 2019.