Planning for severe weather, rallying for sick officer, 38,000 pounds of chicken

Good afternoon to you! The Storm Prediction Center elevated most of the Heartland to a moderate risk of severe storms for this afternoon through the night. Several Heartland counties are under a tornado watch. Both Bob Reeves and Laura Wibbenmeyer are in the StormTeam Center tracking the storm.

Check out these tips to heed before, during, and after the storm.

There are several ways you can stay informed when it comes to severe weather.

A Crab Orchard man was arrested today after the sheriff says he attacked his stepfather.

Officers with the Ste. Genevieve Police Department are working with heavy hearts as one of their own is battling for his life. Todd Tumminia traveled to Ste. Gen today to speak with the police chief about this young officer fighting to overcome complications from colon cancer surgery.

The sheriff in Reynolds County, Mo., says that contrary to initial reports, no ride was ever offered to a man and his two sons who died while hiking.

One person was arrested and one is wanted in Massac County after deputies collected several things used in the production of meth.

A rifle was found inside an Southern Illinois University student's car after being stopped by police on campus Sunday.

Jobless Americans are paying millions in unnecessary fees to collect unemployment benefits because of state policies encouraging them to get the money through bank-issued payment cards, according to a new report from a consumer group.

Why did the chicken cross the road? Well, maybe because a semi carrying 38,000 pounds of chicken meat overturned this morning in Kevil, Ky.

You may be breaking the law and not even realize it. It's currently illegal for unmarried couples to live together in four states.

It's every college guy's dream, escorting a beauty queen to his formal. For one Texas Tech student, that dream may become a reality. You've got to watch this video of his reaction after he put together a parody video of a popular commercial to ask the beauty queen to a military ball. It'll put a smile on your face, at least it did mine.

Take care and stay safe tonight!

Christy Hendricks
Digital Content Director
KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS