10/18/18: passing the U.S. Citizenship test

The test should be easy for all Americans because a majority of the questions are things we learned in school.

  10/16/18: signs of domestic violence

Domestic violence can happen to anyone, literally anyone. It is a crime and it is unacceptable.

10/11/18 - Guest Editorial by Jessica Hill with Safe House for Women

Did you know this year there will be over 500 cases of domestic violence reported in Cape Girardeau County alone?

10/9/18: The Importance of Cyber Security

Cyber security is going to become the profession of choice and necessity in the coming years.

10/4/18: Heartland reaction to KFVS presidential standards

We explained our standard and made sure our viewers know that we respect the office and the person in it, no matter who they are.You had plenty to say on the issue.

10/2/18: No disrespect intended, Mr. President

Understanding that Heartland News Journalists are respectful Americans and keeping an eye on the bigger things in front of us right now makes this a Better Heartland.

9/18/18: Politics & the Emmy Awards

For decades, shows like the Emmy Awards were aired to reward content creators for making a difference in their mediums. But that's not the case any longer.

9/13/18 – How To Help

In our modern times, there is a way to help that is far more effective and you can even start before a storm hits.

9/6/18 - Proposition D in Missouri

There are many races and issues on the ballot for the November 6 election. The best thing any of us can do is research Proposition D, come to our own conclusions and vote according to our beliefs.

8/28/18 - War For The Wheel

"The rivalry between to two school dates back to 1909 when SEMO and SIU used to cross the Mississippi River by boat to play each other..."

8/23/18 - Fred Lynch

"His photos and blogs have documented the triumphs and tragedies that have left their mark on the Heartland..."

  8/21/18 - Texting Teens

"People are actually driving with their phones down on their steering wheels to hide the fact that they're doing it.."

8/14/18 - License To Pill

"Our mission is to shine a light on the root of the problem and start the conversation on ways to stop opioid abuse..."

8/7/18 - Summer Blood Drive

"Imagine being in a terrible accident, and the only thing between you and death is the generosity of a total stranger..."

8/2/18 - Stuff The Bus

"Do you realize many Heartland families spend more on back to school supplies than they do on Christmas gifts?"

7/31/18 - Think Before You Type

"The Heartland is not about being insulting, mean or hateful. It is about disagreeing while showing some respect..."

7/24/18 - Letter to the President

"To the hard working Americans at Mid Continent Steel and Wire, I say you did this right..."

7/17/18 - OK To Disagree

"It's about time we get back to the idea that it's OK to disagree..."

7/12/18 - Pray 4

"...as long as a plate doesn't threaten other religions, isn't vulgar or offensive in nature, it should be allowed."

2/22/14 - Bob Reeves

By now most of you know that Bob Reeves is retiring. His final forecast is planned for this Wednesday on Heartland News at Six. For 42 years Bob's been the face of KFVS12. He was hired in 1970 by the

7/10/18 - Fire Safety

"Instinct tells me that our home would burn faster back when it was built than it would now because of advancements in materials and technology...not so fast."

  7/3/18 - Independence Day

"...whether someone agrees with us or not has no bearing on one fact: we are all Americans."

6/26/18 - Shivelbine's Music

"I passed a place called Shivelbine's Music on Broadway in Cape Girardeau. I listened to my inner band kid and went in..."

6/21/18 - Gift of Sight

"One of the things I've noticed about the Heartland is that we take care of our own..."

6/19/18 - Freedom of the Press

"...it seems harder to find political issues that conservatives and liberals find common ground on. To me one of the most important is the Freedom of the Press."

6/14/18 - More Good News

"I challenge you to watch newscasts in their entirety and see that we do bring you good news..."

6/12/18 - Heartland's Best

"These are our future leaders and we will depend on them to make the Heartland better..."

6/5/18 - Sport or Not a Sport

"...sports in schools are generally where competition and athletic activity intersect..."

5/31/18 - Summer Jobs

"...teenagers are denied that first opportunity to show responsibility, get experience, and prove themselves..."

5/29/18 - Open Conversation

"...the solution is not simple and is unfortunately polarizing because so many people are passionate about their views..."

5/24/18 - Memorial Day

"Memorial Day is the day we honor the brave men and women who gave their lives during military service so that we can be free.."

  5/22/18 - Duck Regatta

"...I invite you to the Cape West Rotary Duck Regatta this Thursday at Cape Splash. It's your chance to put service above self while having fun with your family..."

  5/10/18 - Greek Life

"There are many advantages to being in a sorority or fraternity. But sometimes, stepping back and taking a breath is the right thing to do..."

  5/8/18 - Big Ideas

"Don't pass up the chance to create a new park, revitalize part of town, or create a family friendly event that will make your community better..."

  5/3/18 - Selfish Choices

"There's a lot of selfishness taking place in cars these days..."

  5/1/18 - Drug Monitoring

"I'm calling on Missouri lawmakers to put their differences and special interests aside and get a statewide tracking system in place to help people in Missouri..."

  4/26/18 - Tobacco Education

"I also believe that we should focus our efforts on stopping Heartland middle and high school students from buying and using tobacco products..."

  4/19/18 - Heartland Parks

"The minute the temperatures warm up, and they will, people across the Heartland will spend time enjoying the many city parks and all they have to offer."

  4/16/18 - Big Brother

Why is it a surprise to any of us that social media and internet providers can track us?

  4/9/18 - Work Zone Safety

The average text takes five seconds to read. Traveling at 55 mph, you will travel more than the length of a football field...blindfolded

  4/5/18 - Most Boring City

"...the people of Cape Girardeau are certainly not boring"