SIUC paid homage to veterans, service personnel and first responders today with two special events. Arnold Wyrick was there for the inaugural "Run to Remember 5K Run/Walk." Catch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for more on the event.
Time stood still at the World Trade Center site today while families wept for loved ones who perished in the terror attacks 12 years ago. For the families, the memories of that day are still vivid, the pain still acute. Some who read the names of a beloved big brother or a cherished daughter could hardly speak through the tears.
We took the news on the road again and spent time at the SEMO District Fair! Some people say the 4-H competitions are the reason for the fair. Christy Millweard talked to some 4-H kids about how they compete. You can click here for the story.
The I-55 Bandit turned himself in today in St. Louis, according to the FBI. Andrew Maberry, 19, from O'Fallon, Ill. was charged with one count of bank robbery in connection with a July 2 robbery at an Arnold, Mo. bank.
Several fire departments battled a house and vehicle fire in Elkville today. Firefighters were called out around 2 p.m. to Haulage Road. A woman who lives in the home said she and her mother just pulled into the drive in her Jeep when they smelled an odd smell. They got out of the Jeep, then it burst into flames.
Two men have been arrested after an off-duty deputy spotted a truck pull out of a church parking lot hauling air conditioning units. Allison Twaits talked to Sheriff Don Jones today who said the church was one of several in both Franklin and Williamson Counties targeted by AC unit thieves over the past few years.
Paducah police are looking for a couple suspected of using a stolen credit card at different locations around Kentucky Oaks Mall. Police provided a surveillance image of the couple. If you recognize them, or have any information, you can contact police at 270-444-8550.
Outside the Heartland, police in Gardendale, Ala. are taking extra precautions after an unexpected guest made quite the entrance earlier this week. A raccoon came crashing down through the police station's lobby ceiling on Monday and surveillance video captured his dramatic entry. You can click here to see it.
In national news, the group 2 Million Bikers to DC met today to rally in the nation's capital – in part to remember, in part to protest. According to the organizers' Facebook page, it has been done "to remember those who were killed on 9/11 and honor our Armed Forces who fought those who precipitated this attack."
Don't forget to wear your pink tomorrow! On the 12th of every month, we bring you a story on breast cancer awareness. You can click here to visit our Pink Up page.