Father, boy arrested after girl shot, 3 killed in crash, Drought - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Father, boy arrested after girl shot, 3 killed in crash, Drought

This father faces child endangerment charges after police say his 12-year-old son used his gun to shoot the boy's 9-year-old sister. This father faces child endangerment charges after police say his 12-year-old son used his gun to shoot the boy's 9-year-old sister.
Three men died in a crash on Hwy. 60 near Dexter. Three men died in a crash on Hwy. 60 near Dexter.
Gov. Quinn talked about the impact of the drought today on southern Illinois farmers. Gov. Quinn talked about the impact of the drought today on southern Illinois farmers.

The father of two children involved in a shooting in Sikeston yesterday has been arrested on child endangerment charges. The 12-year-old boy has also been arrested after police say he used his father's gun to shoot his 9-year-old sister.

Three southeast Missouri men died in a crash early this morning after the driver lost control of a car and crashed near Dexter.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn spent this afternoon in southern Illinois to talk with local farmers about the drought. A new report shows the drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956.

While Gov. Quinn was in southern Illinois, some protestors got him a little sidetracked. The Department of Correction employees protested the governor's decision to close the Tamms prison, IYC in Murphysboro and adult transition center in Carbondale.

New Missouri legislation has some people talking. The statute will allow criminals to erase a crime off their record. It says criminals can expunge the crime, 10 years after a misdemeanor and 20 years after a felony, if they've served their time and haven't committed a crime since then. Christy Millweard tells us what people are saying about this new legislation tonight on Heartland News at 10.

It's happening more and more. Bed bugs are crawling their way to the Heartland. Todd Tumminia talked to folks in Butler County about battling the insects.

The man accused of shooting at his wife and police in Jackson last month made his first court appearance today.

A Jackson man fainted in court today after learning his sentence of 15 years in prison for stealing more than half a million dollars in a kickback scheme from his employer.

A Sikeston man faces charges after police say he showed pornographic movies in front of a child.

A man was arrested at the House Springs Price Shopper store after police say he hid a video recorder in the ceiling of the women's restroom.

Energy efficiency grants may be available to some residents of Illinois counties whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the Feb. 29 tornadoes.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder honored three veterans today in recognition of volunteer work done for the region.

In New Madrid today, it was 20 teachers, not students who took an educational field trip. It's actually a two-day trip to New Madrid. The goal is to prepare teachers on how to teach their students about earthquakes in the Midwest.

Without Kitty Wells, there might be no Taylor Swift. Or Miranda Lambert. Or Loretta Lynn. She was THE pioneer, the first female singer with enough spunk and fire to get noticed in the male-dominated world of country music. The family of country music's first female superstar said she died peacefully at home today after complications from a stroke. She was 92.

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