Westbound Highway 60 near Ellsinore was shut down after a crash near Ellsinore. According to the Highway Patrol, a medical helicopter landed on the road and upon take-off, it inhaled something, possibly a road sign, into the engine. The helicopter had to land back on the road. The road remained closed until the helicopter could be inspected. As of 8:30 p.m., the Highway Patrol said the helicopter was towed off the roadway.
Search crews found the body of a missing 18-year-old swimmer at Rend Lake. Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler said crews found the body of Emilie Jo Turrentine from Carmi, Ill.
A number of health departments in the Heartland say testing for HIV had increased since KFVS broke the story about a Dexter man facing charges for infecting another with HIV. David Mangum, 37, is charged with reckless exposure to HIV infection. Todd Tumminia talked to area health departments today about the increase in testing. Watch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for more.
People who wish to get their conceal and carry permit in Missouri have one less step to go through. The entire process now takes place at the sheriff's department. Prior to this change, conceal and carry permit holders had to go to the license bureau to pick up their card. Kadee Brosseau talked to some Heartland sheriff's departments about the new process.
Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick said a Crab Orchard man was arrested Sunday, Sept. 1 after leading deputies on a short chase and ramming is car into a patrol car. Arnold Wyrick will have more on this, tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
The McCracken County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect accused of stealing credit cards from two separate homes and using them to buy items at a Paducah Walmart. You can click here to see surveillance images of the suspect.
In national news, President Barack Obama gained ground today in his drive for congressional backing of a military strike against Syria, winning critical support from House Speaker John Boehner while administration officials agreed to explicitly rule out the use of U.S. combat troops in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack.
Can you guess which groovy decor item is celebrating its 50th birthday today? It's the lava lamp! The decorative novelty was created by British inventor Edward Craven-Walker in 1963.