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Be prepared - First Alert Action Day Thursday

Storm storms are expected in much of the Midwest today. A First Alert Action Day has been declared. That means you need to be ready to take action in the case of severe weather. Grant Dade, Laura Wibbenmeyer, and Bryan McCormick have been tracking the weather and will have the latest on Heartland News.

How you can prepare:

Emergency management officials in southern Illinois are preparing for the worst as severe weather is expected to hit many parts of the Heartland today and tonight. 

A possible tornado went through Potosi, Missouri on Wednesday. Allison Twaits and Nick Chabarria spent the day in Farmington where folks are picking up after Wednesday's storms.

Do you know what to do if your home or vehicle gets suffers damage in a storm? The Missouri Department of Insurance has some tips.

Nearly 4,000 customers lost power in the Benton, West City area this afternoon, according to the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency.

Funding cuts in Illinois could impact the Carbondale police force. Loreto Cruz has more on Heartland News at Six.

A state funded program for troubled students is losing its funding in Sesser. Rae Daniel explains what this means for an after-school program.

Law enforcement agencies in Kentucky are stepping up efforts to persuade drivers to put down the phone while behind the wheel.

How about a burger and fries after your workout? A new study suggests fast food may help you recover from a workout just as well as protein shakes. Kadee Brosseau explains more on Heartland News at Five.

The top seven scorers for the University of Kentucky's men's basketball team will leave school and enter the NBA draft, the players announced on Thursday.

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