Road crews across the Heartland are preparing for a winter storm headed our way. Mollie Lair talked to crews with MoDOT about pre-treating roads. You can click here for information on who to call for updated road conditions and some tips from the Red Cross on how to prepare.
The benefit concert for Brookport that was scheduled for Thursday has been canceled. However, another concert, the Styx, REO Speedwagon concert in Cape Girardeau, is still on for Thursday night.
Bob Reeves will have the latest on Winter Storm Warnings and Watches in the area on Heartland News at 9 and 10. We have a couple of early closings for schools tomorrow, so far. You can click here to visit our school closing page as we update or check them out on our mobile news app.
Time is ticking and there are only 20 days left before Christmas. While shoppers usually have four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this year there's only three. Shoppers and shipping companies are now under a deadline during this busiest season. Christy Millweard had the story; you can click here to read it.
Tonight at 10 we'll tell you about a Southern Illinois bell ringer that is collecting money, but isn't ringing a bell. Darold Dunning volunteers for the Salvation Army. He said he loves to sing, so he sings Christmas carols instead of ringing the bell.
The Hardin County Sheriff's Department is searching for an endangered missing woman. They say 39-year-old Chrisandra Lea Williams was last seen Monday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. leaving a home in Rosiclare, Ill. She was driving a 2011 reddish-maroon Ford Escape with a license plate number of 1189917.
In national news, President Barack Obama prodded Congress to raise wages and secure the social safety net as he issued an overarching appeal Wednesday to correct economic inequalities that he said make it harder for a child to escape poverty. "That should offend all of us," he declared. "We are a better country than this."