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NRA calls for armed officers in schools, Silence for shooting victims

The Heartland took time to pause and remember the victims of last week's fatal shooting. The Heartland took time to pause and remember the victims of last week's fatal shooting.
A flag at half staff in Newton, CT (Source: AP) A flag at half staff in Newton, CT (Source: AP)

The nation's largest gun-rights lobby (NRA) called Friday for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings."

Many across the nation, and here in the Heartland, paused for a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. today to honor the 26 victims of the school shooting last Friday.

A shooting along a rural road Friday left four people dead, including the gunman, and three state troopers injured, authorities said.

Bob Reeves says winds will become calm tonight. Overnight lows will drop down into the teens and low 20s.

A St. Louis County woman survived a tree crashing through her home, and she credits Christmas cookies for her good fortune.

Former Republican congressman Wendell Bailey has joined a crowded field of candidates hoping to fill a vacancy in southeast Missouri's 8th Congressional District.

President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of

The Missouri Department of Conservation says one adult deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease out of about 800 recent test samples.

Missouri's rate of population growth is lagging behind most of the rest of the country.

As we first told you yesterday, Illinois prison officials have started inmate transfers from the high-security Tamms prison. Allison Twaits gets reaction from local residents.

A Mayfield man was charged with attempted murder Thursday night after an altercation he was involved in at a friend's house.

Conservation officials say four duck hunters are lucky to be alive after their boat capsized Thursday in southern Illinois.

One Heartland family got quite a Christmas surprise this afternoon. Someone they haven't seen for a long time made an unexpected visit. You don't want to miss this heartwarming story from Crystal Britt tonight at 6 p.m.

Well, we are still here! By Friday afternoon, the Mayan 'end of days' had become the punch line of countless Facebook posts and at least several dozen T-shirts.

Have a great evening -

James Long
KFVS-12 Digital Content Producer
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