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Headstone repossessed 23 years after young son's death, 3rd grade teacher killed in car crash

Hardin County 3rd grade teacher Tammy Conn was killed Sunday in a car crash in Pope County. Hardin County 3rd grade teacher Tammy Conn was killed Sunday in a car crash in Pope County.
Authorities are looking for two suspects after a bank was robbed Monday in Essex, Mo. Authorities are looking for two suspects after a bank was robbed Monday in Essex, Mo.
Illinois Republican governor candidates made the last of their campaign stops Monday, including some in southern Illinois. Illinois Republican governor candidates made the last of their campaign stops Monday, including some in southern Illinois.

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A Dunklin County family lost their 2-year-old son in a tragic accident 23 years ago. A few days before the anniversary of his death, the family went to visit his grave and found his headstone missing. Todd Tumminia spoke to the family today. Hear what they say tonight, on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

An elementary school teacher was killed in a crash Sunday in Pope County. According to the Hardin County Superintendent's Office, Tammy Conn, 44, of Elizabethtown was a third grade teacher and the school district's athletic director. She has been a teacher with the district for the past 21 years. They are a K-12 School District, all in one building. Arnold Wyrick was there for a memorial Monday at the Hardin County Jr./Sr. High School. You can click here for the story.

Law enforcement authorities are looking for two suspects after a bank was robbed Monday morning. Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner said it happened at the First Commercial Bank in Essex around 11:30 a.m.

Illinois Republican governor candidates made their final campaign stops Monday rallying potential voters just hours before the polls open on Tuesday. Three of the four candidates stopped in southern Illinois Monday: Bill Brady, Bruce Rauner, Kirk Dillard, along with their running mates.

Weather forecasters say prolonged cold temperatures over the winter could cause this year's spring storm season to get off to a late start as it takes longer for water in the Gulf of Mexico to warm up.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency is awarding a Federal grant of $4,148,841 for the Alexander County mitigation project, according to U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart.

In national news, officials revealed a new timeline Monday suggesting the final voice transmission from the cockpit of the missing Malaysian plane may have occurred before any of its communications systems were disabled; adding more uncertainty about whom aboard might have been to blame.

Ignoring the toughest sanctions against Moscow since the end of the Cold War, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as an "independent and sovereign country" on Monday, a bold challenge to Washington that escalates one of Europe's worst security crises in years.

Also on Monday, President Barack Obama announced sanctions against key Russian officials and others believed to be responsible for the crises in Ukraine. The sanctions included asset freezes and travel bans.

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