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Former funeral director to jail, Man's medical miracle, Washington County homicide

This former funeral director is headed for prison (Source: Franklin County Jail). This former funeral director is headed for prison (Source: Franklin County Jail).
A Murray St. basketball player will be sentenced to 30 days in jail. A Murray St. basketball player will be sentenced to 30 days in jail.
The Cardinals play the Nationals tonight. The Cardinals play the Nationals tonight.

A former funeral director is heading to prison for misusing funds meant for pre-paid funeral arrangements.

Murray State basketball player Zaveral "Zay" Jackson has pleaded guilty to two counts of wanton endangerment and will be sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Police have identified a second body found along a freeway in Washington County, Ill. in less than a month as a St. Louis man.

An 11-year-old from Franklin County was discovered safely after an 8 hour search Thursday. Holly Brantley is following the story and has the latest tonight at five.

A Dallas woman who was accused of beating her 2-year-old daughter and glued the toddler's hands to a wall was sentenced Friday to 99 years in prison.

Tonight, we have a story about a little boy who beat all the odds and grew to be a man---who once again is a medical miracle. Crystal Britt takes us to Fredericktown to introduce us to 23-year-old Josh Jarrett.

The Cardinals take on the Nationals at 7:30 p.m. Adam Wainwright takes the mound in Washington for the Redbirds. Todd Richards will have highlights at 10.

Medicare open enrollment begins Monday for senior choosing their 2013 Medicare plans.

Carly O'Keefe tells us why Murphysboro IYC employees could be in limbo.

Lake Road Elementary students in Poplar Bluff have been enjoying their new playground built with grant money. It is designed to make the students healthier.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Starting today KFVS starts a new partnership with Saint Francis Hospital. Christy Millweard has the details during Heartland Health around 5:20.

More than 1,200 Special Olympics athletes and coaches will travel to Cape Girardeau, Mo. this weekend to compete in bocce, golf, flag football, softball and tennis.

A reward is being offered in connection to three cotton modules set fire last weekend.

Todd Richards will have Heartland Football Friday scores and highlights.

Have a great evening -

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