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Search for shooter continues, Mt. Vernon armed robbery, Groundhog Day

Police are still looking for this Butler County man accused of a home invasion (Source: Butler County SO) Police are still looking for this Butler County man accused of a home invasion (Source: Butler County SO)
Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect in Mt. Vernon, IL Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect in Mt. Vernon, IL
One famous groundhog predicts Spring is coming soon! One famous groundhog predicts Spring is coming soon!

Good afternoon-Here are the stories we are working on for tonight's Heartland News:

Police continued the search Saturday for a man they say shot two people during a home invasion early Friday morning in Butler County, and then assaulted a former relative in Fisk, Mo. We'll have the latest on the search tonight at 6.

The Mt. Vernon Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of the Borowiaks IGA Gas Station last night. A suspect is still on the loose.

President Obama is a skeet shooter? The White House released a photo today of just that. The National Rifle Association, which has rejected Obama's gun proposals, scoffed at the photo.

And, hundreds of people were looking at firearms today at the SEMO Gun Show in Cape Girardeau. One senator says the background check system needs strengthening.

We continue to follow the child hostage situation in Alabama where authorities say they are in constant contact with a child hostage suspect.

An end to winter's bitter cold will come soon, according to Pennsylvania's famous groundhog!

Although, Laura Wibbenmeyer says we could see a few flurries tonight. She'll have the first forecast at 6:03.

Five-year-old twin sisters, Aurora and Selena Mares are donating their hair to Locks of Love in honor of their kindergarten teacher who recently died of cancer.

SIUs football Salukis were making some noise helping to fight hunger in southern Illinois today.

Super Bowl Sunday almost here, and Todd and Josh are ready with a preview that includes Heartland connections, predictions and much more! Check out Heartland Sports presents 'Profile of the Big Game' tonight at 6:30 p.m. on KFVS12 following Heartland News at 6!

WebCast: You can catch Eastern Kentucky take on the Redhawks at 5:30 on kfvs12.com.

A convicted murderer from Indiana who was mistakenly released after a court appearance was recaptured while watching TV at a home in Illinois.

Missouri's incentive for parents seeking to adopt children from other countries could be coming to an end.

The inventor of the Etch A Sketch toy that generations of children drew on, shook up and started over, has died in France, the toy's maker said.

Have a great evening -

James Long
KFVS12 Digital Content Producer
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