A Heartland woman says she is thankful to be alive after the truck she was in was hit by an oncoming train over the weekend. Todd Tumminia talked to Tricia Ellis and her family about the incident. Watch Heartland News at 9 and 10 tonight for more.
According to a study, married cancer patients are 20 percent more likely to win their battle against cancer. Johnny and Sheri Farmer from Jackson, Mo. have been through a lot together. Sheri won her fight against cancer in May, but said she couldn't have done it without her husband. Kadee Brosseau talked to the Farmers today; you can click here for their story.
Around 130 people attended a meeting at Egyptian School about possible flood buyouts in Alexander County. The county hired two appraisal companies to begin appraising homes damaged by the 2011 flood.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced new Illinois health plans that will begin October 1. The plans offered through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace, an online place where consumers can compare all health insurance plans offered, will be in categories based on price.
The Missouri Department of Transportation held the official ribbon cutting at the new roundabout at Route W and Lexington Avenue in Cape Girardeau today. The roundabout has been open to traffic for a little over a week. You can click here for the story.
The FBI is warning southern Illinois residents of what they are calling a "grandparent scam." The FBI said the "scam" has been around for a few years, but recently it has become more sophisticated.
Outside the Heartland, a 12-year-old boy in Ohio signed a National Letter of Intent on Monday to play Division I basketball at Xavier University. Trey Couch has Cerebellar Degeneration and it was his dream to play. You can click here for Trey's story.
In national news, friends and family of Navy Yard shooting victim John Johnson remembered him today as a religious family man known for his infectious smile and firm bear hugs. His was one of four funerals held for victims of the massacre at the Washington Navy Yard.