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High temps, town relocation, 1 killed in Sikeston crash

The scene of fatal crash in Sikeston (Source: Sikeston DPS). The scene of fatal crash in Sikeston (Source: Sikeston DPS).
Residents of Pinhook got together today for a fundraiser (Source: Mike Mohundro). Residents of Pinhook got together today for a fundraiser (Source: Mike Mohundro).

Tonight on Heartland News: President Barack Obama is paying tribute to veterans during Memorial Day weekend, honoring those willing to sacrifice their lives for their country.

The humidity and high temperatures are going to be a big factor in your outdoor plans this weekend.

Hosting a backyard BBQ for Memorial Day is a great way to enjoy the warming weather, celebrate a time-honored tradition with friends and family, and try your hand at working that new grill.

Laura Wibbenmeyer will let us know how long this muggy weather will stick around.

HerrinFesta Italiana is in full swing. Arnold Wyrick will bring us the sights and sounds from the annual event in Herrin, Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Labor is reminding families visiting carnivals and amusement parks this season to look for current permit stickers on the rides.

Just in to our newsroom this afternoon: One person was killed in an overnight crash in Sikeston, Missouri. Officers say the vehicle was reportedly speeding and hit a tree.

Two female Ky. state workers have been fired after admitting to investigators that they had sex with a male prison inmate who was performing janitorial work.

We were at Pinhook, Missouri in Mississippi County today where residents got together  to raise money to relocate the town. The town was devastated by flooding in 2011.

Fire crews battle an early-morning blaze in Dongola on Old Route 51.

When it comes to their southwestern Illinois peach crops this year, Chris Eckert and other growers have every reason to feel a bit warm and fuzzy.

Missouri fish farmers and bait shops are asking state conservation officials to reconsider a ban on selling crawfish that goes into effect Sept. 1.

A boil water order has been lifted for several southern Illinois counties who are customers of SouthWater, Inc.

And, check this out! A video entitled 2 year old Dance Recital Fight has gained popularity on YouTube, for obvious reasons.

Chad Fryman will have SEMO baseball highlights from their game today in Jackson, Tenn. and NASCAR news about Arnold, Missouri native Rusty Wallace.

Have a safe, fun weekend!

James Long
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