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Afternoon newsletter: Friday, Feb. 19

Famed literary author Harper Lee, who wrote 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' has passed away. (Source: AP/Rob Carr) Famed literary author Harper Lee, who wrote 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' has passed away. (Source: AP/Rob Carr)

Good afternoon. Here are the big stories in your world today.

WINDY FRIDAY: Hold onto your hat! Warmer weather brought strong winds to the Heartland, and it may bring some rain over the weekend. CLICK HERE for your full First Alert Forecast.

FAMED AUTHOR DIES: She wrote one of the most respected novels in American history, To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee passed away in her hometown of Monroeville, AL. CLICK HERE to learn more about the famed author.

RESPECTS TO A JUSTICE: Thousands are paying their respects in Washington D.C. during a public viewing for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. His funeral is set for tomorrow. CLICK HERE for the full story.

CEMETERY VANDALISM: Police are investigating after dozens of headstones were damaged or overturned at a cemetery in Carlisle County. CLICK HERE for the full story.

NEW DETAILS: Earlier this month, Southeast Health in Ellington, MO announced that it’s closing the hospital and all related clinics. We’ve got the latest details on this story on Heartland News Now @ 4.

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  • Murray State readies for 81st Annual Campus Lights

    Murray State readies for 81st Annual Campus Lights

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:41 PM EST2018-01-18 23:41:56 GMT
    Campus Lights is the longest-running musical that is entirely produced and performed by students in the south.Campus Lights is the longest-running musical that is entirely produced and performed by students in the south.

    The 81st Annual Campus Lights, a long-standing Murray State University tradition, will take place Jan. 19–20 at 7 p.m. as well as Jan. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. Campus Lights is the longest-running musical that is entirely produced and performed by students in the south. 

    The 81st Annual Campus Lights, a long-standing Murray State University tradition, will take place Jan. 19–20 at 7 p.m. as well as Jan. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. Campus Lights is the longest-running musical that is entirely produced and performed by students in the south. 

  • Fundraiser to put special trauma kits into the hands of southern IL police

    Fundraiser to put special trauma kits into the hands of southern IL police

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:21 PM EST2018-01-18 23:21:59 GMT
    (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)(Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)

    A fundraiser is in effect in Southern Illinois between Shawnee Tactical Solutions and the Stop the Bleeding Coalition to put specialized trauma kits in the hands of police departments.

    In an effort to save more lives in active shooter situation and beyond, Shawnee Tactical Solutions and the Stop the Bleeding Coalition are partnering up to put special trauma kits in the hands of police officers.

  • Clean-up alternatives open house at Crab Orchard Refuge

    Clean-up alternatives open house at Crab Orchard Refuge

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-01-18 23:10:50 GMT

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be hosting an open house and public meeting on Wednesday, January 24, to present cleanup alternatives and take comments on the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis Report for Area 7 Pesticide Area at the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge near Marion, Illinois.

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be hosting an open house and public meeting on Wednesday, January 24, to present cleanup alternatives and take comments on the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis Report for Area 7 Pesticide Area at the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge near Marion, Illinois.

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