A Bollinger County couple got a big surprise today when they saw just how much their new baby weighed. Todd Tumminia talked to the proud parents of baby Karsyn, weighing in at 13 pounds, 8 ounces. Catch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for their story.
Today was the grand opening of Melaina's Magical Playland. After almost five years and close to a million dollars in donations, the play area for all kids at Cape County Park North is ready. Jeff Cunningham was live from the playland with the ribbon cutting. You can click here for more.
An East Prairie neighborhood held a Community Appreciation Day today for the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department. You can click here for the story.
Conservation officials are looking for vandals who defaced a popular conservation area in Madison County, Mo. There are nine spray painted areas on the pink granite shut-ins. The Castor River Shut-ins are located at the Amidon Memorial Conservation Area near Fredricktown.
Today is week 5 of Heartland Football Friday! You can click here to visit our Heartland Football Friday page for the games, scores and extended highlights.
Do you know a local student athlete that deserves a Hi-Five? Click here for information on how to nominate. Each week we feature a player that deserves attention for standing out in sports performance, academics or community service.
In national news, New Jersey is unconstitutionally denying federal benefits to gay couples and must allow them to marry, a judge ruled today. The ruling is effective Oct. 1, giving Gov. Chris Christie time to appeal and likely ask a court to delay implementation of her order.
Two former American soldiers – one nicknamed "Rambo" – and a German ex-soldier faced charges today that they plotted to kill a U.S. drug enforcement agent and an informant for $800,000 in an assassination plan created by drug agents who wanted to catch trained snipers gone bad, authorities said.