3 hikers dead, 2 fatal IL crashes, Man swept away by water, KY tornado

A man and his two young sons died after being lost overnight in Reynolds County, Mo.
A man and his two young sons died after being lost overnight in Reynolds County, Mo.

Sadly, an Illinois man and his two young sons have died after going missing overnight on a hiking trail in Reynolds County, Missouri.

Authorities say a Chicago man was killed in a crash Sunday in Williamson County. There was a second fatal crash Sunday in Williamson County, as well.

One person is dead after being swept away in high water Saturday night in Madison County, Missouri.

According to a storm survey by the National Weather Service in Paducah-it was an EF-2 tornado that hit Hampton, Kentucky Saturday in Livingston County destroying a church. Todd Tumminia saw the destruction today firsthand and has the latest.

Falling sleet Sunday made for slick conditions in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. The changeover from heavy rain caught many drivers off guard too. Arnold Wyrick has the details.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, their 13 counties in southeast Missouri reported widespread flash flooding on secondary roads. And many western Ky. roads closed due to flooding.

Laura Wibbenmeyer says to be aware of black ice forming the roads tonight.

Water customers in Thebes, Illinois are under a boil water order until further notice.

Longer winter breaks and shorter summer vacations are ideas being tested around the country as school districts debate whether to extend the school year.

After months of dropping, gas prices are back on the upswing.

According to the NRA, Congress will not pass weapons ban.

Josh Frydman has NFL playoffs scores and highlights.

This week's Heartland Cooks recipe comes from the kitchen of Susan Fann of Ellsinore, Missouri.

Have a great (and safe) night -

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