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Body of 5-year-old found - Deadly hit and run - Illinois Congressman defends actions

The Butler County Sheriff says crews recovered the body of missing 5-year-old today (Source: Butler Co. SO). The Butler County Sheriff says crews recovered the body of missing 5-year-old today (Source: Butler Co. SO).
1 person is dead after a hit and run around noon in Poplar Bluff (Source: Viewer submitted). 1 person is dead after a hit and run around noon in Poplar Bluff (Source: Viewer submitted).
Belleville Democrat Bill Enyart was the lone "no" vote of 401 that were cast in the House on the weekend resolution relating to military chaplains. Belleville Democrat Bill Enyart was the lone "no" vote of 401 that were cast in the House on the weekend resolution relating to military chaplains.

Good afternoon! Here's just some of the stories you'll see tonight on Heartland News at 5 & 6:

Sad news to report. The Butler County Sheriff says crews recovered the body of missing 5-year-old Devonte Dye Monday morning at about 10 a.m. from the St. Francis River. Kadee Brosseau talked to area residents and has their reaction to the devastating news at 5:00.

There's been a deadly hit and run involving a pedestrian in Poplar Bluff. Todd Tumminia has the latest from Poplar Bluff at 5:02.

Gov. Nixon says Missouri will move ahead with two planned executions despite efforts in Europe to block an anesthetic from being used.

Bob Reeves says it will be a really nice work week weather wise! Tune into the first forecast at 5:07.

Roughly 3,500 civilian employees who were furloughed last week at a southwestern Illinois air base are back at work.

Holly Brantley has more on the National Amber Alert website shutdown, that has now reopened, with reaction from a Jackson officer and missing child advocate tonight at 6:03.

A Cape Girardeau woman has pleaded guilty in connection to the July death of her roommate.

State and federal officials have developed a plan to restore natural resources damaged by mining waste. We'll have details at 6:05.

A southern Illinois congressman is defending his vote on furloughed military chaplains.

Todd Richards has Cardinals/ Pittsburgh highlights on Heartland Sports at 6:00.

Have a great evening - 

James Long
Kfvs12.com Digital Content Producer
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