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Rain's on the way - I-55 Bandit facing federal charges - Christmas in the Heartland

Holiday travel could get dicey for some this weekend. Holiday travel could get dicey for some this weekend.
The I-55 Bandit is facing federal charges. The I-55 Bandit is facing federal charges.
Veterans in Cape Girardeau got a special Christmas surprise today. Veterans in Cape Girardeau got a special Christmas surprise today.

Good evening: Here's some of the stories you'll see tonight on Heartland News at 5 & 6:

Bob Reeves says heavy rainfall and thunderstorms take over tonight. Tune in to his first forecast tonight at 5:05.

A stew of foul weather, ranging from freezing rain and snow in the Midwest to thunderstorms and possible tornadoes in the South is arriving just in time for Holiday travel.

Be prepared; here is information on how to get the KFVS12 StormTeam Weather App for your device.

Cape Girardeau police are investigating reports of gunshots fired early Friday morning.

The "I-55 Bandit" has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Christmas break has begun for kids across the Heartland. How do you keep your kids sane while they are away from school and activities? Christy Millweard has some tips today at 5:00.

Many stores are staying open through Christmas Eve to attract last minute shoppers.

Also: Herrin residents getting donations, Salvation Army donations are down and the Red Cross visits vets and Christmas lights safety.

Should you get someone you love a pet for Christmas? Tune in a 5:20 to find out.

Governor Pat Quinn wants Illinois to be number one in the nation when it comes to the minimum wage.

The president says healthcare.gov signups are up.

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Have a great evening - 

James Long
Kfvs12.com Digital Content Producer
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