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A Cambria dad is talking about his teenage son's death. (Source: Brad Lewis) A Cambria dad is talking about his teenage son's death. (Source: Brad Lewis)
Little Ethan Holt is Cardinals fan! Check out our slideshow of Heartland Cardinals fans. Little Ethan Holt is Cardinals fan! Check out our slideshow of Heartland Cardinals fans.
Nominate a student athlete you know for our Hi-Five award! Nominate a student athlete you know for our Hi-Five award!
"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is suing her hometown museum in Alabama (Photo source: Eric Draper/The White House) "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is suing her hometown museum in Alabama (Photo source: Eric Draper/The White House)

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The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy in Cambria, Ill. Rachel Gartner talked to the boy's day, Brad Lewis, today who said he is devastated by the loss of his son Jordan. You can click here for the story.

It's Game 6 of the NLCS and Cardinals fans in the Heartland are sending us their pictures. You can click here for the slideshow. Send us your Cardinal fan pictures to cNews@kfvs12.com. Don't forget to include your name and where you're from.

Today is also Heartland Football Friday! If you missed your favorite high school football team play, or want to see highlights from the game, check out our Heartland Football Friday page.

Do you know a student athlete that you think should be recognized? Each week we'll feature one for standing out in sports performance, academics or community service. Click here to find out how to nominate a "Hi-Five" athlete.

A man is missing after his girlfriend was arrested Wednesday evening on drug charges. Charles Meeks is wanted for a probation violation from a 2010 meth conviction.

United States Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) is talking about his vote against ending the shutdown. He said it's because he's also against raising the debt ceiling.

Just outside the Heartland, a University City woman who worked in the accounting department at Schnucks headquarters in Maryland Heights faces felony theft charges for allegedly stealing more than $111,000 from the supermarket chain.

Concord fire officials in Alabama say that six people were injured this afternoon in a mining accident. Deputy Chief Chuck Banks with the Concord Fire District says that around 3 p.m., they had a report of an accident at the north portal of the Oak Grove Mine. You can click here to continue reading.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is suing a museum in her hometown of Monroeville to stop it from selling souvenirs with her name and the title of her Pulitzer Prize-winning book. The lawsuit, filed last week in federal court in Mobile, said the Monroe County Heritage Museum has traded on Lee's fame without her approval and without compensating her. It seeks an unspecified amount in damages.

Amber Ruch
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aruch@kfvs12.com
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