The Missouri State Treasurer recently released a list of unclaimed property. On that list was a number of military medals that were never given to some veterans. Todd Tumminia looked into this and even tracked down the descendents of one of these veterans. Watch the story tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
We have all seen donation jars at cash registers. Maybe you have slipped some cash inside to help out a good cause. The opposite happened in Puxico. Someone allegedly stole a jar filled with money meant to help a woman bury her son. Kadee Brosseau was in Puxico today and had the story.
You hear about it, you see it and you might even by guilty of doing it yourself. Texting and driving bans are becoming more common across the country as states attempt to crack down on distracted driving. Mollie Lair was in Perryville, Mo. where city leaders are taking action.
A group from Saline County is up in arms after a coal mining company started clear cutting land to strip mine before the company got the proper permits. Allison Twaits talked to the group about the mining practices. You can click here for the story.
On April 19 a ground breaking event will be held near Southern Illinois University to start the restoration and preservation of Buckminster Fuller's private dome home. The home was built in seven hours on April 19, 1960.
The Village of Evansville, Illinois now has an 8 p.m. curfew in effect for children 17 years old and younger. The curfew went into effect on March 14 after officials spoke to some children about damaged signs in the town.
More than three years after losing her young son, a Heartland mother wants those convicted to spend more time behind bars when child abuse leads to death. Christy Millweard talked to the mother today, Mashanna Bachuss, about the current guidelines and why she's pushing for tougher punishments. You can click here for the story.
In national news, the FBI joined forces with Malaysian authorities in analyzing deleted data on a flight simulator belonging to the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, while distraught relatives of the passengers unleashed their anger Wednesday – wailing in frustration at 12 days of uncertainty.
More than 5 million people have signed up for the Affordable Care Act through state and federal exchanges according to administration numbers released on March 18. The new total indicated a surge of about a million in the first two weeks of March.