A man accused of murdering a Cape Girardeau woman was arrested in St. Louis Thursday. Jackson County Sheriff Robert Burns reports that Brandon L. Banks, 28, was arrested at a St. Louis, Mo. home. According to St. Louis County police, Banks denied extradition back to Jackson County, Ill. He'll stay in St. Louis County until after an extradition hearing. We'll have more on this tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
Emergency crews found a body in a passenger car in the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau on Friday. The body was identified as Autumn Vinson, 62, from Jackson, Mo. You can click here for the story.
A house burned down in Saline County, Ill., but could a different crew have responded faster? Allison Twaits looked into why Harrisburg stopped responding to calls outside of city limits six months ago. The city council decided they could no longer afford it.
A Tennessee man has been arrested for murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault and tampering with evidence after the deaths of an Arkansas State University player and his stepfather, according to police. Markel Owens, a senior football player for ASU and his stepfather, Johnny Shivers, were shot during a home invasion Wednesday night.
A Marion native has returned home to show his artwork, but why come home for the exhibit? Because the exhibit is about home. Rachel Gartner talked to Shawn Vincelette about why he created "The Marioni Landmark Series." You can click here to see what he said.
Tonight in sports, it's week 2 of Heartland Hoops Friday! You can click here for highlights and more from tonight's games. Todd Richards will have the plays on Heartland News at 10.
We'll have the latest scores, as they come in, on our Heartland Hoops Friday Scoreboard. You can click here for the scores.
In national news, a surgeon general report revealed smoking may be even more dangerous than originally thought. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius spoke about the findings Friday. You can click here to see what she said.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared a first-of-a-kind blood test that can help diagnose mental disabilities in babies by analyzing their genetic code. The laboratory test from Affymetrix detects variations in patients' chromosomes that are linked to Down syndrome, DiGeorge syndrome and other developmental disorders.