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Winter weather update - Illinois pension plan - Brookport toy drive

Winter weather update - Illinois pension plan - Brookport toy drive

Police say they found drugs in this home just across the street from an elementary school. Police say they found drugs in this home just across the street from an elementary school.
Local kids got to shop with a hero this morning for Christmas. Local kids got to shop with a hero this morning for Christmas.

Good afternoon! We’re bringing you the latest news and weather for tonight’s Heartland News at Five and Six.

You will want to tune in to tonight’s Heartland News at Five and Six and join Bob Reeves for updates on the approaching winter weather! Also, be sure to follow our KFVS Weather Alerts Facebook page for updates.

Today, Illinois lawmakers voted on a plan to solve the state's $100 billion pension crisis - a proposal many are calling the most important vote of their careers and one that could deeply reduce the retirement benefits of hundreds of thousands of workers and retirees. Find out more on Heartland News at Five and Six.

In Heartland News at Six, a company in Kentucky is planning on opening its doors to more than 20 workers, including one man from Brookport who recently lost his job. 

Allison Twaits reports on a controversy surrounding a neighbor who shot his neighbor's dog! Find out why and how it happened tonight at Heartland News at Six.

Last night Todd Tumminia covered a story about a man who was arrested for growing drugs right across from an elementary school. Find out what happened to the man arrested and how the school is handling the issue tonight in Heartland News at Five.

A same-sex couple who married in California is seeking a divorce in Mississippi, but since Mississippi does not recognize gay marriage, they cannot get divorced. See how they are handling it in Heartland News at Five.

In Heartland News at Five, an entire city is eligible to file bankruptcy. A judge ruled Tuesday that Detroit is eligible to shed billions of dollars of its long-running debt.

Tune in to Heartland News Live at Five and Six as we join in the effort to make Brookport a little brighter for the holidays. The Local Steel Worker Union will hold a toy drive for Brookport. Feel free to donate new, unwrapped toys to the Steal Worker Union #7-669 Union Hall in Metropolis, Ill. from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Holly Brantley tonight at Five after she visited a local store in Cape Girardeau to shop with a hero. Local law enforcement, firefighters and first responders shopped with kids this morning.

There is a chance your Christmas tree selection might be limited because of something called root rot.

Have a great afternoon!

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