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Tonight on Heartland News

Tonight on Heartland News

After dealing with some kind of voice-stealing illness late last week, I'm back and happy to bring you a look at the stories we're working on for Heartland News at 5 and 6:

Land of Unemployment?
Illinois faces a dubious distinction: it’s the state with the highest number of veterans not serving on the job front. Why are these vets having a tough time finding work once they get home? Arnold Wyrick checks with local experts for the answer.

Prescription for Trouble?
Illinois ’ governor continues his tough stance on pharmacists and contraception. First, Rod Blagojevich issued an emergency rule to stop them from turning away women with valid prescriptions. Now, he’s got a new plan for pharmacists he says are trying to get around that rule. Tiffany Sisson lays it all out for us at 5.

Not In My Neighborhood
You've seen it done by the network news shows: an undercover sting to catch would-be predators who think they're meeting a teen for sex. Tonight at 6, CJ Cassidy shows us the first-ever sting pulled off in our region - local men arrested as they try to meet teens they'd lured on the Internet. It’s a story you’ll only see on Heartland News, and one you won’t want to miss!

The World Needs Ditch Diggers, Too
One Heartland town is pushing spring clean up with a real purpose. Apparently, residents are dumping everything and anything into a ditch that when clogged, causes major flooding. Holly Brantley gets down and dirty with city leaders who hope to clear up the problem before it gets any worse.

Remember last week’s armed robbery at a Jackson car wash? We've got surveillance video police want you to see.

Plus, do you like change? Mike Shain asks Cape drivers headed one-way down a two-way street. Buckle your seatbelts and join us tonight for Heartland News!

Kathy Sweeney

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  • 2 injured in two-vehicle crash on I-24 in Massac County, IL

    2 injured in two-vehicle crash on I-24 in Massac County, IL

    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-08-19 02:54:05 GMT
    Two injured in a crash on I-24. (Source: Raycom Media)Two injured in a crash on I-24. (Source: Raycom Media)
    Two injured in a crash on I-24. (Source: Raycom Media)Two injured in a crash on I-24. (Source: Raycom Media)
    A two-vehicle crash sent two to the hospital on Aug. 18. According to ISP, Paul Price, 46, was driving on I-24 when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the median eventually hitting a semi truck driven by Courtney Baxter, 43. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android Price and his passenger Thomas Griffey, 38, were taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. Baxter refuse treatment at the scene. Price was charged with Too Fast For Condi...
    A two-vehicle crash sent two to the hospital on Aug. 18. According to ISP, Paul Price, 46, was driving on I-24 when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the median eventually hitting a semi truck driven by Courtney Baxter, 43. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android Price and his passenger Thomas Griffey, 38, were taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. Baxter refuse treatment at the scene. Price was charged with Too Fast For Condi...
  • All lane back open after crash on Highway B in Perry County, MO

    All lane back open after crash on Highway B in Perry County, MO

    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-08-19 02:22:58 GMT
    A crash has blocked both lanes of Highway B in Perry County, Mo. (Source: Raycom Media)A crash has blocked both lanes of Highway B in Perry County, Mo. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Traffic has been blocked after a crash in Perry County, Mo. on Aug. 18. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android According to Perry County, MO Sheriff's Department, a crash has blocked both lanes of Highway B in Perry County, Mo. We will continue to update this story. Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved

    Traffic has been blocked after a crash in Perry County, Mo. on Aug. 18. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android According to Perry County, MO Sheriff's Department, a crash has blocked both lanes of Highway B in Perry County, Mo. We will continue to update this story. Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved

  • Union County Fair celebrates 138 years

    Union County Fair celebrates 138 years

    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-08-19 02:11:17 GMT
    Union County Fair celebrates 138 years. (Source: KFVS)Union County Fair celebrates 138 years. (Source: KFVS)
    Union County Fair celebrates 138 years. (Source: KFVS)Union County Fair celebrates 138 years. (Source: KFVS)
    This year marks the 138th anniversary of the Union County Fair. The fair is host to many events for the week. The Queen Pageant is Aug. 19, with the concerts, a rodeo and even the demolition derby.  Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android Some of the attendees share their experiences.  "It's just tradition. I grew up as a kid in this town and I've never missed the county fair. I've never missed one ever I don't guess," said Mike Meisenh...
    This year marks the 138th anniversary of the Union County Fair. The fair is host to many events for the week. The Queen Pageant is Aug. 19, with the concerts, a rodeo and even the demolition derby.  Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android Some of the attendees share their experiences.  "It's just tradition. I grew up as a kid in this town and I've never missed the county fair. I've never missed one ever I don't guess," said Mike Meisenh...
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