A little less than 1.5 million new cars will be sold in the U.S. this month alone, that's up 5 percent from last Christmas. Find out why tomorrow may be the best day of the entire month to buy. Todd Tumminia will have more tonight, on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
The Poplar Bluff Health Department confirms the county has had one case of the H1N1 flu. A Poplar Bluff mother said her 29-year-old son, Kevin Light, died after he was diagnosed with the H1N1 flu. Kadee Brosseau talked to the mother and a clinic manager at the health department. You can click here for the story.
Illinois State Police say they're ready to begin processing applications from residents who want to carry concealed weapons. Applications will be available beginning Sunday on the ISP website, though applicants will need to do some preparatory work.
As of last Friday, over 1 million Americans who have been relying on their long-term unemployment benefits for income have been cut off, making it difficult for families to make ends meet. Monday saw a full parking lot outside Marion's priority staffing group as thousands of families across Illinois find their backs against the wall after losing out on their jobless benefits. Allison Twaits had the story. You can click here for more.
An apartment fire in Jackson Sunday afternoon that left one woman dead has been ruled accidental. According to Missouri State Fire Marshal Communications Director Mike O'Connell, the fire has been ruled accidental and the cause is listed as smoking materials.
Emergency crews were on the scene of a fire in Cape Girardeau on Monday. It happened at a house on South Benton. Neighbors say the house was vacant. It is under investigation by the Cape Girardeau Fire Department.
In sports news, Tim Tebow is back in football, this time from the broadcast booth. The former Florida quarterback and Heisman winner will join ESPN's forthcoming SEC Network as a college football analyst.
Barely 12 hours after the NFL's regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington's Mike Shanahan, Detroit's Jim Schwartz, Minnesota's Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay's Greg Schiano. The Cleveland Browns didn't even wait that long, dismissing Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night after just one season on the job.
In national news, as many as 124 dogs are safe in Arizona after the owner of a controversial Washington state animal shelter placed them in a tractor-trailer and fled a protest accusing his facility of inhumane treatment of animals.