At a meeting tonight, the Herrin City Council decided to let researchers from SIU and EIU continue with their excavations in the city's cemetery. Arnold Wyrick was at the meeting. He'll have more on the decision tonight, on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
A gym owner in Jackson, Mo. says his members have a 96 percent participation rain. He trains people in CrossFit, which recently drew criticism from some health experts. Todd Tumminia looked into the issue today, see what he found out; tonight on Heartland News.
Research published recently in drug testing journals says a widely-used powder and pill known as Craze and Detonate contain a substance similar to methamphetamine. Holly Brantley had the story; you can click here for more.
The government shutdown affecting national parks in the Heartland didn't stop some locals from enjoying Bring Spring in Van Buren today. Kadee Brosseau talked to Raymond Sanders, a WWII veteran, and others who say the barriers won't keep them away.
The Pentagon's POW/Missing Personnel Office says the remains of two World War II Marines from Louisiana and Missouri will be buried Friday with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
A 52-year-old southern Illinois woman died in a house fire this past weekend. A neighbor tried to save Cora Roe. The neighbor said Roe's husband was at the grocery store when the fire started. He also tried to run in the house to save her. You can click here for more.
A Cunningham, Ky. man accused of assaulting his girlfriend was arrested today in Carlisle County. Jason Drake, 33, was wanted by the Graves County Sheriff's Office for charges of unlawful imprisonment first degree, fleeing and evading first degree and several drug related charges.
One person received minor injuries after a single vehicle crash in downtown Cape Girardeau this afternoon. Police say the driver reached to grab her cell phone, lost control of the car, hit a light pole and the card ended up on its side.
In national news, after weeks of stubborn gridlock, the Senate's top two leaders raced today to reach an agreement that could head off a Treasury default that threatens severe national economic damage and reopen the government after a two-week partial shutdown.