Good afternoon! Here are some of the stories we are working to bring you for tonight's Heartland News: Two families say they are thankful after their children were found safe after leaving school early this morning. You will hear the mom of one of the first graders tonight at five.
Also, at five, you will meet a 9-year-old who is battling a rare disease. Crystal Britt says just about anyone who meets T. J. Williams of Cape Girardeau leaves inspired.
The Union County Sheriff's Office says they found the woman with a disability who went missing earlier this week.
A western Kentucky sheriff says there is reason to believe a missing high school freshman got into a car with a man she met on the Internet. The sheriff believes she met the man on facebook.
The New Madrid County Assistant Prosecutor is seeking a new charge against a man accused of shooting and killing his wife in 2008.
Bob Reeves says a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for southern Illinois until 9 p.m. Other areas can be on the lookout for isolated thunderstorms.
Strawberry farmers are saying that this is the best crop in decades! We will tell you why tonight at 5:05 p.m.
Carly O'Keefe will tell us more about a new FOID card Illinois study that shows loopholes in the system tonight at six.
City officials learned on Friday that the owner of the Bloomfield Post Office building has not started asbestos removal, according to the mayor.
Emergency crews were called to a two vehicle crash with injuries this morning on Highway 80 near East Prairie involving a farm tractor.
Illinois State Police say they have a suspect in custody in the southwestern Illinois shooting death of a Sparta woman.
Students at Puxico Junior High learned about a variety of careers today. The school holds a career fair every few years for fifth through eighth graders. KFVS Digital Content Manager Christy Hendricks was on hand talking to students today about a career in media and will have more tonight at 6:07 p.m.
Some grade schoolers from Anna are raising big money for this year's Relay for Life. We will have more from Anna around 5:12 p.m.
Have a great evening!