Police say "pet flipping" has been on the rise in places such as Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo. There aren't reported cases in the Heartland, but investigators say that doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Todd Tumminia will have more on this story tonight, on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
The Phelps County Sheriff's Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a four-year-old girl from Rolla, Mo. They say they believe she is with her mother, who has a history of suicidal tendencies and substance abuse. You can click here for more information.
From day one Mac the pitbull found himself challenged to survive. He was malnourished, and it was soon discovered he had a genetic leg disorder. But against all odds he's thriving and giving back. With $14,000 in donations and climbing, this dog and his "mom," one of our own here at KFVS, is working to pay it forward. Holly Brantley will have the story tonight on Heartland News at 9.
Two men face charges after a Christopher man's death. An autopsy was completed over the weekend, but Ronald "Scott" Maceri's cause of death hasn't been released. You can click here for the story.
A murder charge has been filed against a man for the 2010 murder of a 15-year-old boy in Mt. Vernon, Ill. Police found the body of Deon Feggins lying in the roadway on Aug. 3, 2010. He was pronounced dead from gunshot wounds. Allison Twaits talked to his family today. They said it not only brings them closure, but justice for Deon.
"Pizza Wednesday" or "Fish Stick Friday" used to be popular days to eat in the school cafeteria. But recently, federal and state officials are mandating more and more "Smart Snacks" and sugar-free beverages. Rachel Gartner talked to a West Frankfort school about how they're implementing the new menu. You can see what they said by clicking here.
In national news, the hackers behind the recent Target data breach are likely a world away and nearly impossible to find. That's the consensus among outside cybercrime experts as Target, the Secret Service and the FBI continue their investigation of the pre-Christmas data heist.
A woman in upstate New York will remember her 8-year-old son as a hero. The boy died trying to save his grandfather from a fire, early Monday morning. "It makes me really proud, it really does, but I just want him back," Tyler Doohna's mother, Crystal Vrooman said.