Afternoon update: $400 million worth of marijuana plants found

Police find $400M of pot in Tenn.
Police find $400M of pot in Tenn.
Fire in Pinckneyvillle in June 2011.
Fire in Pinckneyvillle in June 2011.
New interactive radar on news app.
New interactive radar on news app.

Good afternoon. Here are some of the stories we are working on for tonight's Heartland News and ...

Top Stories

The Obion County Sheriff now says there are at least 300,000 marijuana plants with a street value of $400 million. Holly Brantley will have the latest tonight at 5.

Dozens of students protested on the SIU campus Wednesday afternoon, to show their support for a contract settlement. Carly O'Keefe will talk to students about the protest tonight at 5.

A fire on the Pinckneyville town square destroyed two of the towns oldest buildings in June 2011. The fire claimed the life of a Du Quoin firefighter. Julia Bruck will have the latest on why four months later parts of the buildings have not been cleaned up tonight at 6.

Tonight at 6 a Holly Brantley gives us a rare view of a fight for justice from inside the walls of a prison. In this case we look at a young man finding inspiration in part from someone who spent 16 years in prison for the murder of a Scott County woman before being declared innocent in 2009.


Bob Reeves says the clearing trend will continue with plenty of sun this weekend!


A grenade is being handed over to the military after it was found by a street crew in Poplar Bluff Wednesday.

McCracken County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man yesterday on several drug offenses and possessing meth.

Troopers with the Kentucky State Police in Henderson, Ky. are looking for a woman reported missing by her family

Carhartt Inc. will invest more than $11 million to upgrade its Hopkins County, Ky. facility and expects to add more than 150 employees to its existing workforce there of 550.

A Cape Girardeau officer had to direct traffic in a tutu at the department's fundraiser for the agency!

App News

iOS, Android and Blackberry users can now download the KFVS12 news app to their phones to take the news with you wherever you go.  The app has an updated interactive radar.

Users can install the KFVS12 news app using the text messaging feature on their phones:
  • iPhone users: text 'KFVSIPHONE' to 78464. You will receive a download link sent back to your phone.
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  • Blackberry users: text 'KFVSBLACKBERRY' to 78464 for the download link.

And, The Heartland StormTeam is proud to announce an update to the weather app for Android devices.


Todd Richards says the Cardinals have a chance to go up 3 games to 1 over the Brewers tonight!

See you a bit later for Heartland News at 5, 6 and 10 and Heartland News at 9 on Fox23.

Have a great evening,

James Long
KFVS12 Web Producer
Office: (573) 335-1212 ext. 163
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