We'll have the latest scores and plays from Heartland Football Friday coming up on Heartland News at 10. In the meantime, you can click here to visit our HFF page.
People around southeast Missouri lined up at gas stations and other stores to buy tickets for the Mega Millions lottery. The prize is currently set at $224 million and the drawing is set for 10 p.m. on Friday.
Tonight is also Game 3 of the World Series. Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been moved from center field to right to boost defense in one of AT&T Park's trickiest positions.
Here in the Heartland, it was a heartbreaking ending for the Portageville softball team in the Class 2 state semifinals in Springfield. The team was trailing 1-0 in the seventh inning with two outs when Portageville's Savannah Lovins hit a two-run homer, but it didn't count and the game ended with Pleasant Hope winning 1-0.
The struggles of a small southern Illinois' village fire department have led to at least seven people resigning from the job. For decades the Village of Cambria's fire department has been staffed by volunteers. The number of volunteers goes up and down, but according to some people, never by this much.
In national news, police say the shooter and one other person died as a result of gunfire at a Washington high school on Friday.
In California, officials say a second sheriff's deputy has died after being shot by a suspect who has now been apprehended for four shootings.
The governors of New York and New Jersey have ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of Ebola in West Africa.