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'Super fan' stress, Heartland Football Friday, fire chief loses home to blaze

Psychologists say it isn’t uncommon for sports fans to get a sense of identity from their team. Psychologists say it isn’t uncommon for sports fans to get a sense of identity from their team.
Nominate a student athlete you know for our Hi-Five Award. Nominate a student athlete you know for our Hi-Five Award.
Two Park Hills firefighters have been charged with arson. Bradley Easter and Dale Hamor (Source: Lt. Gregory Armstrong) Two Park Hills firefighters have been charged with arson. Bradley Easter and Dale Hamor (Source: Lt. Gregory Armstrong)
Multiple fire crews were on the scene of a house fire Friday in McClure, Illinois. (Source: Seana Buskohl) Multiple fire crews were on the scene of a house fire Friday in McClure, Illinois. (Source: Seana Buskohl)
Newly unsealed documents revealed today that a grand jury found enough evidence to indict the parents of JonBenet Ramsey. (Source: Ramsey Family Photo) Newly unsealed documents revealed today that a grand jury found enough evidence to indict the parents of JonBenet Ramsey. (Source: Ramsey Family Photo)

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Sports fans often feel a strong sense of connection to their favorite teams. Psychologists say some fans' moods and even their mental well-being can be affected by the final score. They call it the "social identity theory." Kadee Brosseau talked to a family in Tiptonville, Tenn. who say they are self-proclaimed "Cardinals fanatics." Click here for the story.

Tonight is Heartland Football Friday! You can catch the latest scores and extended highlights on our Heartland Football Friday page. Going to a game? Tweet us a picture with #HFF. Don't forget to include your name and what game you're at.

You can nominate a student athlete for our weekly Hi-Five. We recognize a student athlete once a week for good grades, sportsmanship and community outreach. Click here for more information.

Leadington Police Chief Rick Pogue said two Park Hills firefighters were arrested overnight on arson charges. Mollie Lair talked to authorities who say the suspects were brought in for questioning on deer poaching, and confessed to the arsons. They were formally charged today.

Multiple fire crews were on the scene of a house fire Friday in McClure, Ill. The house belongs to Stanley Mouser, the East Cape-McClure Fire Chief. No one was home at the time, and no one was injured.

In national news, a grand jury found enough evidence to indict the parents of JonBenet Ramsey for child abuse and accessory to first-degree murder in the six-year-old's death, newly unsealed documents revealed today, nearly a decade after DNA evidence cleared the couple.

A white whiskey named for an Appalachian moonshiner was first sold in Mason jars, but recently switched to square-shaped bottling. The new look has the small distiller embroiled in a trademark fight with Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey.

Amber Ruch
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aruch@kfvs12.com
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