On tonight's Everyone in the Heartland has a Story, Mary-Ann talked to a Marquand man who went from prison time to making wine. Don't miss this interesting story, tonight on Heartland News at 10.
How much should law enforcement be paid? What is the price on safety? Those are the questions Butler County deputies are asking tonight. Todd Tumminia looked into this and will have more on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
A man is behind bars for allegedly beating and robbing an elderly Poplar Bluff man. Eighty-nine-year-old Lloyd Surber is ok, but very bruised and sore from the beating. Kadee Brosseau talked to him about his experience. You can click here for the story.
The date was November 12, 1970; the time was very tense with racial issues raging throughout southern Illinois. At the intersection of 401 North Washington and Evergreen in the early morning hours 43 years ago today, those tensions erupted in gunfire. Arnold Wyrick talked to residents who remember that day. Click here to read their story.
Former NFL player, Trent Shelton, visited Southern Illinois University Carbondale, but not to talk about football. Instead, Shelton spoke about the difficulties of life and staying on track. Rachel Gartner was there for his motivational message, including advice on bullying.
Officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation say they are ready for even the harshest winter. Salt is always a hot commodity during icy weather, and IDOT engineer Keith Miley said. His facility is currently at 80 percent capacity in preps for this winter.
The FBI is looking for information that could lead to the identification of an unknown person they call John Doe 27. They say the suspect may be involved with child exploitation and the sexual abuse of a minor.
In national news, they set out to build the tallest skyscraper in the world – a giant that would rise a symbolic 1,776 feet from the ashes of ground zero. Those aspirations of global supremacy fell by the wayside long ago, but New York won a consolation prize Tuesday when an international architectural panel said it would recognize One World Trade Center as the tallest skyscraper in the United States.
For the techies out there, Apple began selling a new iPad mini today without the usual fanfare. They usually announce the availability date in advance, allowing loyal customers to line up at stores overnight to be among the first to buy one. This time, Apple quietly issued a news release on its immediate availability.