Afternoon update: One killed in Hardin Co. crash

Happy Friday everyone! Here are some stories from the Heartland and surrounding areas.

Storms are expected to be moving into the Heartland this weekend.  Bob Reeves tells us when and how severe those storms might be.  Remember, you can get news and weather on your cell phone.  Just go to  For iPhone users, search for the KFVS12 iPhone app.  Follow the StormTeam on Twitter for weather updates as well.

A deadly head-on crash involving two semis and a pick up truck in Hardin County shut down Route 34 this morning.

The city of West Frankfort lays off seven employees including firefighters and police officers. Julia Bruck talks to folks in town about the cuts tonight.

A county prosecutor says Cape Girardeau business owner landed in jail on felony corruption charges after sending a letter to an employee in jail promising to "make a deal."

Kentucky college students may not be happy to learn tuition is expected to go up across the state.  Zakk Gammon talks to students and the financial aid director at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Sales of new homes took the biggest monthly jump in 47 years in March.  We're seeing that trend in the Heartland as well.  Tyler Profilet talks to realtors in Poplar Bluff about how the increase in home sales.

Traffic was rerouted in Paducah this morning when a tractor pulled a utility pole down.

Honor Tour veterans got a patriotic send off at Jackson High School this morning. They're headed to Washington, D.C. to see the World War II Memorial.

Students from a British boys school took a vacation to Branson, MO after getting stranded in the U.S. when a volcano in Iceland grounded planes.

Have a great weekend and try to stay dry!

Amber Ruch
Heartland News Intern