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Man caught in grain auger, 2 deadly IL fires, 7-year-old missing

A man was stuck in a grain auger in Advance (Source: John Morgan) A man was stuck in a grain auger in Advance (Source: John Morgan)
One person was killed after in fire at this home in Jefferson County, IL (Source: Carly O'Keefe). One person was killed after in fire at this home in Jefferson County, IL (Source: Carly O'Keefe).
Authorities are looking for this 7-year-old Bollinger County, MO boy. Authorities are looking for this 7-year-old Bollinger County, MO boy.

Good afternoon: It's been a busy, busy day in the newsroom! Here's what we'll have for you tonight on Heartland News ...

A scary situation in Advance this morning, as a man who's leg was stuck in a grain auger in Advance was finally freed. Holly Brantley has the details at 5.

Authorities say a 7-year-old boy is missing from Bollinger County, Missouri. He was reportedly taken by his non-custodial father.

Authorities in Carbondale say they now have three suspects in custody in connection with an armed robbery at a Southern Illinois University residence hall. Allison Twaits has more tonight at 5.

Sadly, there were two deaths in southern Illinois house fires. According to the fire chief, a 56-year-old woman died in a house fire Thursday morning in Benton, Illinois. And, a man died in a Jefferson County house fire early Thursday morning. Carly O'Keefe has the latest at 5 and 6.

Two Illinois lawmakers say they're "within striking distance" of getting legislative approval for gay marriage.

KY Gov. Steve Beshear is urging U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to sponsor and pass legislation that would force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release water from the Missouri River to raise the water level on the Mississippi.

Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff was named one of the fastest growing community colleges in America this week by "Community College Week."

The Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET Board has signed a contract with Cape Chamber team to operate the MAGNET organization.

Frustrated with the maps on iPhone? Users can now rejoice as Google Maps has found its way back.

A Christmas play in Jackson, Missouri is loosely based on an R-rated mainstream movie, complete with a musical show featuring 25,000 lights! Holly Brantley has the details tonight at 6.

Bob Reeves says it will be not quite as cold tonight, and we could see showers tomorrow night.

Former Cardinal Albert Pujols has a new teammate, and he's $125 million richer! Todd Richards has the details on Heartland Sports at 6.

Have a great evening -

James Long
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