Afternoon update: 2 arrested after break in at Mound City convenience store

Perryville schools are saving some cash thanks to a new heating system.
Perryville schools are saving some cash thanks to a new heating system.
Mo. deer hunters can buy permits online.
Mo. deer hunters can buy permits online.
Good afternoon. Here are some of the stories we are working to bring you for tonight's Heartland News...

The Cardinals are facing elimination in World Series game 6. Can they pull off a win? Chad Fryman is live at 5 and 6 from St. Louis with the details!

The Illinois General Assembly's bipartisan Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability voted to reject the Illinois governor's plan to close four state facilities including two in southern Illinois.

The Perryville School District is saving some cash thanks to a new boiler that uses wood chips. The project has already helped to add jobs as well. Tyler Profilet has the latest at 6.

Mound City Police arrested two people accused of breaking into a convenience store and stealing cigarettes and alcohol. Crystal Britt talked to the store owner today who held the would-be burglars at bay until police arrived.

Are big time Mexican drug cartels targeting the Heartland? Law enforcement officers in Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee say it's possible. Holly Brantley has investigated this issue and will have a special report at 5.
As domestic violence awareness month comes to an end, Kathy Sweeney highlights some disturbing numbers that shows bad relationships know no age limit in a special report tonight at 6.

Custom Staffing Services says they plan to hire 50 to 75 coal miners for several mines in Southern Illinois in the next 30 days.

And, some SIU students staged a "clean air" protest today against mining in southern Illinois.

Hunters heading out for Missouri's 11-day firearm deer season next month will be able to buy permits online.

Bob Reeves says it will be a cold and dry weekend!

Todd Richards has district football scores and highlights on tonight's edition of "Heartland Football Thursday."

Farmington travels to Sikeston to take on the Bulldogs in a huge district match up. If you can't make the game watch the live WebCast TONIGHT at 7.

Have a great evening,

James Long
KFVS12 Web Producer
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