A Wardell woman says she's been without clean water for more than two months. Todd Tumminia went there to check it out. See what he found out tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
It's becoming a trend across the Heartland, students to use electronic devices instead of books and pencils. Shannon Holifield with Sikeston High School said the devices there have improved learning, and said students are more engaged. Now, students at Cape Central should see a similar program roll out next week. Christy Millweard talked to students at staff at Cape Central about the program. You can click here to see what they said.
Mile by mile, a Marine is biking across America. Rob Jones was hit by an IED in July 2010 and lost both his legs. It was during his time of recovery that he came up with the idea to bike across America. Allison Twaits talked to Jones today. You can click here for the story.
A Carbondale police officer is being remembered after suffering a deadly heart attack Sunday morning. According to former Carbondale detective Paul Echols, Officer Jeffery D. Buritsch, 51, of Carterville, served as a crime scene investigator for 15 years.
A National Weather Service meteorologist based in central Illinois said the region should get ready for "some of the coldest air" it's seen in a long time. Lows could drop to 12 or 13 degrees below zero at night.
With a forecast calling for extreme temperatures, high winds and heavy snow for much of the Midwest, the American Red Cross is offering tips to stay prepared. You can click here to see what they recommend.
In national news, former first lady Barbara Bush was "doing great and responding well" on Thursday while undergoing treatment at a Houston hospital for a respiratory-related issue, a family spokesman said. The wife of former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized since Monday at Methodist Hospital in Houston.
The price of oil dropped 3 percent Thursday on expectations of higher global supplies and the impact of a strengthening dollar. U.S. benchmark oil for February delivery fell $2.98 to close at $95.44 a barrel in New York. It was one of the biggest one-day drop in crude since November of 2012.
All 52 passengers trapped for more than a week on an icebound Russian research ship in the Antarctic were rescued Thursday when a Chinese helicopter swooped in and plucked them from the ice a dozen at a time. You can click here to continue reading.