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Navy pilots delay jet crash to avoid school

In a developing story we first brought you at noon, an F/A-18D Hornet Navy fighter jet crashed into an apartment complex near Virginia Beach, VA, today sending fuel and debris flying and erupting into flames. The crew waited as long as they could to eject to avoid crashing into a nearby school. We will have the latest on the condition of the pilots and those on the ground tonight on Heartland News.

About 500 people are expected to take part across the state of Missouri in the Carry the Cross event today on Good Friday.

Kathy Sweeney will also give you an update to the Broadway Corridor Project in downtown Cape Girardeau which starts on Monday.

A court in southern Illinois has upheld a $1 million jury verdict against a former prison warden blamed in a 2000 wreck that killed another prison worker.

The latest unemployment numbers are in and they are not as good as expected. We will have more on Heartland News at five.

According to Sheriff Carl Hefner, five people were arrested Wednesday on drug charges in Stoddard County.

To highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we will give you some rape-assault numbers that have come in that are mind-boggling, in the tens of millions.

Illinois officials will suspend road construction where possible to ease traffic flow for the Easter holiday weekend.

And gas prices are continuing to rise. Go to our gas prices page to find the lowest price where you live.

Missouri senators have approved legislation requiring pet owners to have their dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies.

A judge has ruled that a 3,200 year old mummy mask can stay in St. Louis.

The Arkansas head football coach was put on administrative leave Thursday night after athletic director Jeff Long learned Petrino had failed to disclose he had been riding with a female employee half his age when his motorcycle skidded off the road over the weekend.

Bob Reeves says you will LOVE the weekend holiday weather.

Send us pictures of your kids with the Easter Bunny to or click here to upload them. Don't forget to include your name, your child's name and where you're from.  If submitting a picture of a child not your own, please get the parent or guardian's permission, thanks!

Have a safe evening,

James Long
KFVS12 Web Producer

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