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Alleged abductor in court, Ill. teen sentenced for murder, Kathy Sweeney investigates

Holly Brantley has the remarkable details surfacing on an alleged child abductor's capture. Holly Brantley has the remarkable details surfacing on an alleged child abductor's capture.
Robbie Mueller was sentenced today to 37 years behind bars. Robbie Mueller was sentenced today to 37 years behind bars.
Kathy Sweeney investigates Synthetic Sudden Death in a Heartland News Special Report. Kathy Sweeney investigates Synthetic Sudden Death in a Heartland News Special Report.

A Poplar Bluff man accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl in Poplar Bluff Wednesday morning, that sparked an Amber Alert, waived his formal arraignment Thursday morning in court.

Holly Brantley talked to law enforcement and the 5-year-old's mother today and will have the remarkable details surfacing on the alleged abductor's capture.

Crystal Britt tells us about an ID program that is being used to track missing children, like in the instance of what happened yesterday.

We've seen that the use of synthetic drugs can cause people to do crazy, dangerous, and even deadly things across the country. That frightening level of reaction is happening here in the Heartland, and tonight we've got the proof.

Kathy Sweeney has the exclusive details tonight in a Heartland News Special Report.

New into the newsroom this afternoon: A Pinckneyville teen found guilty of murdering a Perry County girl has learned his fate.

State officials say fire heavily damaged the kitchen of a prison work camp in far southern Illinois. Carly O'Keefe has the details from Hardin County.

And sadly we've learned that 23-year-old Josh Jarrett, who survived two transplant surgeries as a baby and just recently beat cancer, has died. Crystal Britt has more about Josh tonight at 5 p.m.

Bob Reeves says we're in for a big change in weather.

Two Kentucky women were injured in an early morning head-on car collision.

The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld a state law requiring an Amish sect to post orange safety triangles on their buggies, although the ruling is irrelevant because lawmakers changed the law earlier this year.

Prosecutors said Thursday a Colorado teenager confessed to killing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, who lived less than a mile from his home.

It's close to Halloween, but this is really scary! A city police officer was charged Thursday in a ghoulish plot to kidnap and torture women and then cook and eat their body parts.

Keeping with the Halloween theme, several UFOs have been reportedly spotted in MO and IL.

And, it's time for high school football district play! The Perryville Pirates travel to Sikeston to take on the Bulldogs in a 1st round district match-up. If you can't make it to the game watch the live WebCast Thursday night with Randy Ray at 7 p.m. (weather permitting).

Todd Richards will recap the game and has scores and highlights of other games tonight in Heartland Sports.

Have a great evening -

James Long
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