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Cards win, Low marks on audits in Mo. and Ill.

The St. Louis Cardinals won 12 to 4 against the Washington Nationals today in Game 2 of the NLDS playoffs. Josh Frydman spent the day in St. Louis talking to Heartland Cardinals fans.

An audit done by Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich gives Carter County a poor rating. Now, a criminal investigation is underway.

The most recent series of online government transparency audits from the Illinois Policy Institute shows that Union and Madison counties have earned top scores, while 22 other southern Illinois counties received low marks.

Services will be held Wednesday for a southern Illinois teen who authorities say died after she was accidentally shot at a relative's house.

Authorities say two young children playing with matches and a lighter caused a fire that damaged an apartment complex in Caruthersville yesterday afternoon.

Numbers released today show more parents than ever in recent years are homeschooling their children. Todd Tumminia talked to some homeschooling moms today.

According to a new study, almost half of children with Autism will wander away from safety. Most of those children will end up missing for an average of 41 minutes. Of those, 65 percent had a close call with traffic, another 24 percent were in danger of drowning. Holly Brantley talked to a mom of twins with autism.

For several years now, the community of Jackson, Mo. has come together for Disability Awareness Week. So how has that program changed the community? Christy Millweard shows us tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10 tonight.

Cape Girardeau police are investigating a break-in at a pharmacy from over the weekend.

Time is running short for Missouri residents to register to vote in the November elections.

A new analysis of the Illinois budget predicts a modest reduction in the state's huge backlog of unpaid bills.

Current and former members of the military are being offered lodging discounts at Kentucky state parks with the USA Military Pass starting Nov. 1.

As criticism of sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will put calorie counts right at your fingertips.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will conduct inspections on various bridges throughout McCracken County from October 9 through 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Check out the schedule to make sure your commute isn't impacted.

Choo-choo! Missouri transportation officials say ridership on Amtrak passenger trains in the state has grown by 74 percent over five years.

Southeast Missouri State University has announced the theme for Homecoming 2012 as "Going Places with Southeast."

Today is Columbus Day. To some, it's just another excuse for a day off work, but the people who are grumbling at those sleeping in tend to care a little less about the holiday. So instead of being bitter, here are a list of dates, facts and digits to give you a look at Columbus Day by the numbers.

We have a working list of Fall/Halloween events around the Heartland. Email me your event at chendricks@kfvs12.com to be added to the list.

Have a great night!

Christy Hendricks
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KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS
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