After years of research and a judge's decision earlier this week, the search for the Herrin Massacre graves at the Herrin cemetery is under way. Arnold Wyrick was there as the third hole dug revealed a lot of what they were looking for. Catch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for more!
Also tonight, we'll have more on a Sikeston man charged in his wife's murder. New details include Stevie Lott's lengthy criminal record and that first responders found Nyketia Lott's two-year-old son asleep in a bedroom.
Tonight is Heartland Football Friday! Head on over to our Heartland Football Friday page for more on the scores from tonight's games and extended highlights.
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A staff member has been placed on administrative leave for having a gun on school property at the Central R-3 School District in Park Hills, according to Superintendent Desi Mayberry.
One of the renowned Blue Angels precision flying team members touched down in Southern Illinois today. Allison Twaits talked to the Navy lieutenant about why he became a pilot. You can click here for more.
State public health officials say an elderly central Illinois man is the first person in Illinois to die of West Nile virus this season. So far this season, the West Nile virus has been reported in 57 Illinois counties.
Police say a Paducah woman is facing murder charges. Nineteen-year-old Adriana Mason was arrested on a warrant charging her with murder today after turning herself in. She is accused of being involved in a Bowling Green murder.
A Cape Girardeau thrift store clerk helped Ben Affleck pick out clothes last night for his new movie. Melissa Colyer said Affleck was wearing a Batman t-shirt and she helped him find $1,000 worth of clothes for the 'Gone Girl' movie.