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Mom speaks about southern Ill. toddler death - WWII veteran beaten to death - Heartland Football Friday kicks off

This man is facing charges in connection to a 23-month-old's death (Source: Williamson Co. SO). This man is facing charges in connection to a 23-month-old's death (Source: Williamson Co. SO).
Police are investigating after a WWII veteran was beaten and later died from his injuries. Police are investigating after a WWII veteran was beaten and later died from his injuries.
It's time for Heartland Football Friday! It's time for Heartland Football Friday!

Good afternoon: Here's what we are working to bring you for tonight's Heartland News ...

A Marion, Illinois man is facing charges in connection to a 23-month-old's death. Allison Twaits talked to the toddler's mother, and has the latest on this case tonight at 6:00.

A Missouri couple is accused of injecting methamphetamine into a 19-year-old autistic woman and then raping her.

Hey, Heartland Football Friday is finally here! Todd Richards and Josh Frydman will have a preview at 6:00 and team scores and highlights at 10!

A military court has found an army major guilty on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts attempted murder in connection to the Fort Hood shooting in 2009.

Missouri school map scores are in and math scores are down. What does that mean for schools where you live? Christy Millweard has the story tonight at 5:06.

The grand opening of the new Union County Courthouse will take place tomorrow morning.

Authorities say a body found Wednesday in southwest Missouri has been identified.

Meanwhile, authorities in eastern Missouri are trying to determine if a body is that of a missing woman with Alzheimer's disease.

Sadly, an 89-year-old WWII veteran has died after being beaten in a parking lot. Find out who police are looking for tonight at 5:10.

The Cape Girardeau Fire Department rescued some people after a boat got stuck on a sand bar on the Mississippi River.

Paducah police are looking for a woman accused of using a stolen credit card at Walgreen's store.

A police officer spotted something unusual Thursday night on the roof of a home.

We'll give you a live look at the DuQuoin State Fair tonight at 6:00.

Illinois' youth will have three days in October to deer hunt with firearms.

This week's Heartland Cook is known by many for her fantastically flavorful Poppy Seed Bread.

The 21st annual Cape Girardeau Jaycees Barbecue Fest kicks off Friday and runs through Saturday.

Have a great evening - 

James Long
Kfvs12.com Digital Content Producer
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