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Chester prison lockdown continues - Mo. murder suspect gets change of judge - Harrisburg park gets thousands of dollars

The maximum security prison at Chester is still on lockdown. The maximum security prison at Chester is still on lockdown.
A Bollinger County murder suspect will see a new judge in court (Source: Bollinger County SO). A Bollinger County murder suspect will see a new judge in court (Source: Bollinger County SO).
A park in Harrisburg has received new funds (Source: Kristina Lautenbacher, Heartland News). A park in Harrisburg has received new funds (Source: Kristina Lautenbacher, Heartland News).

Tonight on Heartland News …

A state prison spokesman says the lockdown of Illinois' largest maximum security prison in Chester, Illinois will continue "for days" after weapons and homemade alcohol was found at the facility. 

A Bollinger County, Missouri man facing charges in the shooting death of his brother has been granted a new judge. 

Bryan McCormick says rain is likely this evening, especially after midnight. Tune in to his first forecast at 5:03.

We talked with Harrisburg, Illinois Park Director Ron Emery about how he intends to update the park with $308,000. Gov. Pat Quinn announced $16.5M in local park project investments on Saturday for the state. 

Some Missouri lawmakers appear ready to allow a cannabis extract to be used by people with epilepsy.

Searchers hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are racing against time. 

U.S. sailors have rescued an American family with a sick 1-year-old from a sailboat that broke down hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast. 

President Barack Obama is making plans to attend a memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood

Missouri officials have formally dedicated a stretch of highway to honor longtime CBS news legend Walter Cronkite.

Kadee Brosseau has an adoption story you won't want to miss at 9:05. We'll have information on a Common Core opt out at 9:07.

Josh Frydman will have St. Louis Cardinals, Blues hockey, SEMO baseball and softball and post game reaction after Kentucky's huge win last night. 

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Have a great evening -

James Long

Kfvs12.com Digital Content Producer

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