Hammer & house explosion - Deadly fire - Black Friday

Hammer & house explosion - Deadly fire - Black Friday
A 43-year-old woman died in this fire Friday morning.
A 43-year-old woman died in this fire Friday morning.

Happy Black Friday to you! I hope you ate lots of turkey and got to spend time with family and friends.

Were you up early (or late for that matter)

? If so, you are one of the 140 million people who intend to shop this four-day holiday weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. Holly Brantley was out early this morning and found a

that other years since many stories opened Thanksgiving night. Still looking for a deal? Check out

for our Black Friday Headquarters complete with sale ads!

A man is dead in Murphysboro after a bizarre story involving a


Murphysboro, Illinois police say a man committed suicide by causing his house to explode after a woman claimed he beat her with a hammer. Rachel Gartner talked to a neighbor about what happened.

An explosion rocked a pipeline company in central Missouri early this morning.

The state fire marshal is investigating a

, Missouri that killed a woman early this morning. Kadee Brosseau will have the latest.

How about a good news story? A six-month-old pit bull that was

after a tornado ripped through Washington, Illinois has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs and reunited with his owner.

Are you decorating for the holidays this weekend?

Horticulture students at Southeast Missouri State University have evaluated 42 varieties of holiday poinsettias and are selling the plants to the public.

Hunting season is open at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area for small game starting Sunday.

In case you missed Heartland News at Noon, Carly O'Keefe dished up a recipe for some yummy soup using that leftover turkey!

I bet you didn't buy this during your Black Friday shopping, but it's for sale!

Join us for Heartland News at Five, Six, Nine, and Ten tonight!

"Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice." ~ Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist

Have a great day!

Christy Hendricks

Digital Content Director