Healing Sunday in Harrisburg

Folks in Harrisburg and the surrounding area are picking up the pieces after a deadly tornado on Wednesday. This evening they will gather together to heal in a special service at the high school.

Arnold Wyrick was in Harrisburg today where he says the final three tornado victims were laid to rest.  He says the community will gather together tonight to try to pick up the pieces and draw strength together in a service at the high school that started at 6 p.m. Arnold will have a full report from the service tonight at 9 & 10.

Harrisburg schools will be in session on Monday, according to the sheriff's office.

Also, the mayor of Ridgway tells Heartland News that a "Thanksgiving Service" will be held today at 4 p.m. at the old gymnasium of the St. Joseph's Church there in town. She says the town is thankful that no one lost their life in Wednesday's storms.

And, Butler County is no stranger to severe weather.  Holly Brantley sat down with the sheriff of Butler County today to discuss the new emergency text alert system, and how it can help you.

You can sign up for KFVS12 text alerts here.

Meanwhile, the Heartland isn't the only area to deal with deadly storms this past week. The search for victims from Friday's killer tornadoes is continuing into Sunday.

So sad to report-As the search for survivors and damage assessments continue, the little girl who was found in critical condition a field in Pekin, IN, died Sunday afternoon. Kosair Children's Hospital officials would not disclose the types of injuries Angel suffered, WAVE reports.

Also, in an update to a story we have been bringing you over the last several days, visitation and funeral arrangements are set for a fallen soldier with ties to Olive Branch. Yesterday, we told you about volunteers lining the streets from Cape Girardeau to Mounds City with American Flags to honor the fallen soldier.

Two northern St. Francois County women were seriously injured following a crash Saturday night. Both had to be airlifted to St. Louis area hospitals.

Wait until you see this story tonight! Some Girl Scouts were robbed on Saturday, but these young scouts didn't give up the money without a fight!

The sister of one of Jeffrey Dahmer's 17 victims joined others in protesting a Milwaukee walking tour of the serial killer's haunts Saturday, calling out to tour organizers that they were "just as evil" as Dahmer himself.

Snow! Wait...what...snow? Laura Wibbenmeyer says light rain and snow is still possible for tonight. She will tell you where and how much, if any, to expect tonight at at 9 on FOX23 and at 10.

Chad Fryman says the Southeast Mo. State Redhawks are hosting Redbirds in series finale today, and are looking to avoid a sweep. He will have highlights from the game tonight.

Have a great evening,

James Long
KFVS12 Web Producer
Office: (573) 335-1212 ext. 163
News Tip Line: (800) 455-KFVS
Newsroom Fax: (573) 335-7723 
Email: jlong@kfvs12.com
twitter   |  facebook