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99-year-old dies in fire, Man with Heartland ties shot/killed, Feral hog hunt

A 99-year-old woman died in a fire in Benton today (Source: KFVS Photographer Mike Mohundro). A 99-year-old woman died in a fire in Benton today (Source: KFVS Photographer Mike Mohundro).
Colorado's top state prison official, a man with Heartland ties, was shot and killed last night (Source: Colo. Dept. of Corrections). Colorado's top state prison official, a man with Heartland ties, was shot and killed last night (Source: Colo. Dept. of Corrections).
Feral hogs are on the move in the Heartland. Feral hogs are on the move in the Heartland.

Sadly, a 99-year-old woman died in a house fire in southern Illinois Wednesday. We have a crew in Benton and will have the latest tonight at five.

It's the first day of Spring and Bob Reeves is talking about snow possibly developing tomorrow night! Bob will have the latest forecast tonight on Heartland News.

Heartland Sports presents Countdown to Tip Off today at 6:30 p.m. on KFVS12. Heartland Sports Director Todd Richards and Sports Reporter Josh Frydman break down the match ups and highlight teams in the tournaments with ties to the Heartland.

A man with Heartland ties is dead as a result of a shooting. The executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections was shot and killed when he answered the front door of his house. Todd Tumminia has reaction form a Missouri corrections official tonight at five.

The governor of Colorado signed bills Wednesday that put sweeping new restrictions on sales of firearms and ammunition.

A Missouri school district committee is considering a plan to allow two employees to carry guns on school grounds.

A 911 call on Tuesday ended with a person facing drug and impersonating an officer charges in Cape Girardeau.

For the second time since October the Ku Klux Klan has won a court battle over leafleting in a Missouri town.

A new report finds the least healthiest county in Illinois is Alexander County. Allison Twaits talks to health officials there who hope to reverse the trend.

Thousands of civilian workers at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois will soon begin receiving furlough notices.

A Ware man has been sentenced to serve 9 years behind bars in connection to several arson incidents in 2012.

A Dexter man accused of murdering a man outside a McDonald's in Advance could face the death penalty if found guilty.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster wants to cut down on the number of "smurfs" giving Psudoephedrine to meth users.

Feral hogs are tearing up parts of the Heartland leaving farmers up in arms. Holly Brantley went on a hunt today with conservation agents who hope to stop the animals from doing any more destruction.

Have a great evening -

James Long
Kfvs12.com Digital Content Producer
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