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New Year's Eve events, snow possible, mayor charged in shoplifting investigation

We have a list of some New Year's Even events for a good cause. We have a list of some New Year's Even events for a good cause.
Local and state authorities will be out in full force over the New Year's holiday. Local and state authorities will be out in full force over the New Year's holiday.
The Morley mayor has been charged after a shoplifting investigation at the Cape Girardeau Walmart. The Morley mayor has been charged after a shoplifting investigation at the Cape Girardeau Walmart.

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If you don't have any New Year's Eve plans, we have a list of some events throughout the Heartland that benefit different organizations. You can click here for more.

Whatever your plans, be safe if you're driving. Local and state authorities tell us they will be out in full force. They are especially on the lookout for drunk drivers.

Weather officials say some people could see light snow starting Wednesday. Tune in to our StormTeam weather coverage with Bob Reeves tonight at 5 and 6 for more.

Across the globe, exploding fireworks sprayed from the sails of the Sydney Opera House and the Australian city's harbor bridge at midnight Tuesday as they ushered in a new year. More than 1 million people crammed the Sydney Harbor foreshore on a warm summer night to watch the pyrotechnics show.

Closer to home, the mayor of Morley was charged with shoplifting over the weekend in Cape Girardeau. According to Cape Girardeau Police Sgt. Darin Hickey, 28-year-old Jonathan McNeely was in Walmart in Cape Girardeau Saturday night and concealed some hunting and fishing items underneath his coat. Hickey said McNeely then left the store without paying for them.

Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect in Murphysboro. According to police, a masked person entered the Amstar Gas Station at 1501 Walnut Street, showed a gun and demanded money at 9:19 p.m. on Monday, December 30.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Department responded to a deadly crash Monday morning. Deputies say 63-year-old Patricia Osburn was pronounced dead at the hospital after her car left the right side of the road about 1 mile west of the Thompsonville Akin Intersection, she overcorrected and the car overturned.

In national news, less than two weeks after a major credit card breach, Target has a new issue. Thousands of gift cards sold over the holidays were never activated. This issue left almost 40,000 customers with gift cards that didn't work.

Watch Heartland News at 5 and 6 for these stories and more. Have a safe and happy New Year!

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS

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