Hear from Royals pitching coach for the 1985 World Series - Mt. Vernon police investigating AC unit thefts

Hear from Royals pitching coach for the 1985 World Series - Mt. Vernon police investigating AC unit thefts
The body of a man found near the Black River in Butler County on Wednesday has been identified.
The body of a man found near the Black River in Butler County on Wednesday has been identified.
A father, daughter duo is collecting tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House charity.
A father, daughter duo is collecting tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House charity.

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Heartland News at 10 will be delayed due to Thursday Night Football featuring the Chargers vs. the Broncos. We'll be on right after the game.

Game 2 of the World Series stayed close deeper into the night, boosting television ratings. The 12.9 million viewers on Wednesday for the Royals win over the Giants was a 6 percent increase from Game 1.

Coming up on Heartland News at 9 and 10, Todd Tumminia talked to a former Royals pitching coach from the 1985 World Series, the last World Series the Royals played in.

A New York doctor who recently returned to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the disease, CNN reports.

Nichole Cartmell talked to a Heartland doctor today about how they're preparing in case an Ebola case comes to him. She'll have this story, coming up.

Mt. Vernon police are searching for suspects after they say several central air units have been stolen from vacant homes in the area. Giacomo Luca will have more on this story, coming up on Heartland News.

Police responded to the Centene Corporation in Farmington, Mo. on Thursday after a suspicious package was found in the building. Police say several people who were in contact with the package were quarantined.

The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce is urging the members of the city council to take on "a growing and on-going problem" with panhandlers in the city's retail areas. Rae Daniel had the story. You can click here for more.

Caruthersville High School lost three students in the span of six months to car accidents. This week, for the first time, the father of one of those students is speaking out to help raise awareness about distracted driving.

Butler County Coroner Jim Akers says the body of a man found near the Black River in Butler County has been identified. The body of 48-year-old Salvador Ruiz Rameriz was found on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Sheriff Dobbs said they believe he died of a gunshot wound.

A father, daughter duo are collecting pull tabs from all over southern Illinois to donate to The Ronald McDonald House Charity; and they're not done paying it forward yet. Check out this adorable story, by clicking here.

In national news, an airplane and a helicopter collided in the air near a Maryland airport before crashing into a line of trees and a pair of storage units on the ground on Thursday afternoon, killing three people and injuring two men.

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