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Divers search river in missing New Madrid woman case, texting and driving can be hard to catch

Crews are out searching the Mississippi River near a New Madrid boat ramp, in connection with a missing 83-year-old woman. (Photo source: cNews) Crews are out searching the Mississippi River near a New Madrid boat ramp, in connection with a missing 83-year-old woman. (Photo source: cNews)
When Fred Stobaugh penned a love song for his late wife, an Illinois studio recorded it for him for free. (Source: YouTube/greenshoestudioinc) When Fred Stobaugh penned a love song for his late wife, an Illinois studio recorded it for him for free. (Source: YouTube/greenshoestudioinc)
Louisiana home where an 8-year-old boy is accused of fatally shooting his 90-year-old caregiver in the back of the head Louisiana home where an 8-year-old boy is accused of fatally shooting his 90-year-old caregiver in the back of the head

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Search crews have found "something of interest" in the search for an 83-year-old New Madrid woman. Todd Tumminia is on a boat on the Mississippi River near the New Madrid Conservation boat ramp where crews and divers are searching. He'll bring you more on what they found, tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, you're 20 times more likely to be in an accident from texting and driving, then if you're not. Tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10, Arnold Wyrick will have more on how hard it is for law enforcement to catch people texting behind the wheel.

Governor Pat Quinn wants to see kids get a jump start at school through a new Illinois law that would require students to be enrolled by age six instead of seven. Allison Twaits talked to the principal at Unity Point School about what age might be the right age to start school. You can click here for more.

The USDA Rural Development will be implementing the 2010 Census Data for Rural Development Housing Programs, effective Oct. 1. This means there will be a change in the eligible areas in the state of Illinois where the Rural Housing Service Programs can be used. You can click here to see if this will affect your county.

A story that might bring a tear to your eye this Monday, Fred Stobaugh isn't a writer, but he is a man who was struck by love and 75 years later, still hasn't recovered. Stobaugh, 96, met his sweetheart, Lorraine, at a car hop at an Illinois root beer stand in 1938. Lorraine passed away earlier this year, just shy of their 73rd wedding anniversary. Stobaugh channeled his feelings of love and loss, grief and gratitude for the years they had together, writing a love song in her memory titled "Oh Sweet Lorraine."

In national news, a hearing has been scheduled for the 8-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting his elderly caregiver in the back of the head while she was watching television. The tragic shooting happened at a mobile home park in Louisiana around 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 22.

Amber Ruch
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    This afternoon and evening could get rough for parts of the Heartland. Lisa Michaels says parts of the Heartland were upgraded to a moderate risk of severe weather. Large hail, heavy winds and isolated tornadoes are the primary threats.  Stay with First Alert Weather for the very latest.  It's a good idea to keep your mobile devices charged in case there are any power outages. 

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