The Sikeston Humane Society has a pretty tough rescue situation on its hands. Dozens of dogs and cats were left abandoned and using a mobile home as shelter. Todd Tumminia was there and will have more on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
A new study says as kids get older their snacks tend to go way down in nutritional value. Researchers say snacks for younger children improved their overall diet quality score. While for older children, each snack lowered theirs.
Some people in a southern Illinois town say they're fed up. The town of Percy is located in Randolph County and day after day, trucks run through a neighborhood carrying thousands of pounds of coal. The people there say it's damaging roads and destroying the village's quiet appeal.
The Illinois Department of Transportation held an Open House on Thursday, May 29 as an informational meeting for the proposed highway expansion of Illinois Route 13. Mollie Lair was there and will have more on what was said, tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
Downtown Murphysboro, Illinois could get a lot safer if city leaders decide to install security cameras. A rash of burglaries and armed robberies have the city council discussing new ways to keep the city safe.
Police in Gideon, Missouri are trying to raise thousands of dollars so they can get a canine officer. Chief Charles Youngblood said his department already has the money to train the dog, but they still need to raise $5,000 to buy the German Shepherd.
Ford announced four recalls on Thursday affecting at least 1.4 million vehicles, the majority of which are popular SUVs that may have steering issues. The steering issues impact 915,000 Ford Escapes and Mercury Mariners from model years 2008 through 2011, and about 196,000 Ford Explorers from 2011 through 2013.
In national news on Thursday, President Barack Obama called for more and better research into the effects and treatment of concussions in youth athletes. The issue is one of growing concern for parents who spend weekends driving their kids from one game to another.