Coal mine to close, payday loans, deadly grapefruit, medical marijuana

It's not news anyone wants to hear, especially around the holidays. More than 400 workers at the Willow Lake Mine in Saline County, Ill. learned today that the coal mine is closing. Arnold Wyrick went to the mine today and brings us more about why it's closing tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

When money can be tight, many people turn to payday or credit union loans during the holidays. Todd Tumminia tells us what to know when taking out a loan.

When you post a picture on Facebook, who technically owns that photo? A lot of users are questioning that, and think they're protecting themselves with a copyright post. Christy Millweard tells us about the hoax tonight on Heartland News at 9 on Fox 23.

Cape Girardeau's Salvation Army thrift store is closing.

A three-vehicle wreck shut down Highway 61 just north of the Jackson, Mo. city limits for a while this afternoon.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is investigating an armed robbery at a bank in Woodlawn, Ill. this afternoon.

One man is hospitalized and another is in custody after an accidental shooting that happened during a reenactment of a movie scene with friends in Jefferson County, Mo.

A man was sentenced to 50 years in prison for a 2010 murder in Charleston, Mo.

The U.S. Marshal's Office is investigating possible cocaine found in the jail cell of former Gallatin County Sheriff Raymond Martin.

Thieves targeted Jackson Auto Detailing last Thursday and made off with thousands of dollars in stolen items and a truck!

The Illinois General Assembly returned to the state capital today for the annual fall session. One of the pieces of legislation up for discussion is a medical marijuana bill. Allison Twaits takes a look at new efforts to make the drug legal in the Land of Lincoln.

Doctors in Canada are warning that the growing number of prescription drugs with potentially fatal interactions with grapefruit juice.

The Poplar Bluff School District and the Technical Career Center continue to expand their programs to give students experience and save the district money. Students learning a trade in everything from building projects to health screenings gain real world experience and in turn save the district thousands of dollars.

The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on today was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that run the game.

A scheduling conflict is having an impact on the Jackson Police Department's toy drive. The department is asking those needing toys to apply at the police department.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday allow consumers to rake in the deals for holiday presents as Christmas fast approaches. But the day after those unofficial holidays is #GivingTuesday.

We're asking you to help us Stuff a Truck to help Heartland families who are struggling this holiday season. Now that the holiday season is upon us, the need is even more significant. And area food banks and pantries need your help. So please help KFVS12 "Stuff a Truck" This Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Heartland News is scheduled to air live updates at certain locations. Click here for a list of drop-off locations.

Have a great night!

Christy Hendricks
Digital Content Director
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