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Woman faces kidnapping charges - Miss. River Levee woes - Losing lbs. for a record

Karen Sue Nichols is accused of kidnapping a newborn (Source: Union County SO). Karen Sue Nichols is accused of kidnapping a newborn (Source: Union County SO).
A sinkhole near Grand Tower, Illinois (Source: Mike Mohundro) A sinkhole near Grand Tower, Illinois (Source: Mike Mohundro)
Folks in Poplar Bluff are wanting to lose pounds for the record books! (Source: Kadee Brosseau) Folks in Poplar Bluff are wanting to lose pounds for the record books! (Source: Kadee Brosseau)

The state's attorney in Union County says an Anna woman is facing kidnapping and armed robbery charges.

Laura Wibbenmeyer says we could see scattered showers and T' storms this afternoon and evening. 

According to Illinois State Police Dist. 13 Trooper Joey Watson, ISP is working a motorcycle crash on Interstate-57 in Jefferson County that shut down the northbound lanes.

A motorcyclist has died after a crash Saturday morning in Wayne County, Missouri.

A southern Illinois tavern is hoping the fundraiser it is hosting will raise some money to help repair a Mississippi River levee.

Emergency preparedness fair in Poplar Bluff today is helping folks know how to be ready for emergencies. Top tip from a firefighter: "Make sure your home has working smoke alarms."

Kadee Brosseau says a group in Poplar Bluff is aiming to lose 1,700 pounds in 8 weeks to break a Guinness book of records! They're well on their way to achieving it. Talk about motivation! That story will be on tonight on Heartland News!

Hundreds of vehicles lined up to unload electronics and other recyclables Saturday at the Jackson Recycling Center.

The state of Illinois has released its latest projection of the growth in the state's unfunded pension liability, which is now $5 million a day.

A Missouri plan seeks to deter underage gamblers by relaxing criminal charges and strengthening fines.

U.S. safety regulators are investigating some Honda Odyssey minivans because they can brake without the driver pressing the pedal.

Imagine driving to the hottest place on earth on one of the hottest days of the year!

Have a great evening - 

James Long
Kfvs12.com Digital Content Producer
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