2 thrown from vehicle, killed, 1 other injured in crash in Franklin Co., Ill.

The driver and a 64-year-old female passenger were thrown from the vehicle and killed.

  2 firefighters killed after teens allegedly set fire to Calif. library

More than 50 city, county and state firefighters battled the blaze at the California public library for hours.
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  US ranks 39th on measurements of children’s survival, report says

The report ranked 180 countries based on data that used various factors to measure the extent of which a child was given the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

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  Customer speaks about Taylor Tots experience

Third annual Southern Ill. Youth Media Day

TBI issues Amber Alert for east Tennessee infant last seen in December

Shawnee National Forest to host Oakwood Bottoms Open House

  Heartland 5th grader overcomes hip injury

One Heartland kid isn’t letting major hip surgery stop her from being a part of the Upward basketball team in Cairo, Ill.
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  Mother accused of sex trafficking 15-year-old daughter to wealthy yacht owner

The mother’s case is being turned over to federal authorities while she remains in jail, accused of prostituting her 15-year-old daughter.

  Coronavirus epidemic impacts the wedding and formal dress industry

  Heartland school adopts new safety procedures

  Ill. gun advocates speak out against proposed changes to gun control legislation

  Denny Hamlin declared winner of the Daytona 500; Newman in serious condition

  SoutheastHEALTH, Universal Health Services hold beam signing ceremony

  City of Paducah releases plans for Indoor Recreation and Aquatic Center

  Gov. Pritzker presented 2021 budget address to Ill. lawmakers

  Retired Catholic priest in southeast Mo. charged with multiple counts of child sex abuse

  • National

  Bloomberg, Sanders attacked by rivals at Democrats’ Nevada debate

Sanders is the only Democratic candidate who thinks the candidate with the most delegates should win the party’s presidential nomination even if he or she doesn’t have a majority. It sets up a clash should the primary season end without a clear winner.

SPORTS

Three Rivers College basketball game cancelled for Thursday

High school football players fitted for new, safer helmets

Union City High School football players will be wearing will be wearing helmets designed to reduce dangerous impacts.

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Paducah man accused of trying to use forged checks to buy house, car

Shorted clock may have started fire in Cape Girardeau home

SSM Health in Southern Ill. received top honors for high-quality patient care

Inspection, lane closure scheduled after barge hits Twin Bridge pier

  Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich holds press conference after prison release

Blagojevich was convicted of political corruption in 2011.
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  Man breaks Galaga world record in his kitchen

An Iowa man is making a name for himself in competitive video gaming.

  Blagojevich praises Trump from Chicago home after release

Cape Girardeau program awarded money for renovation of old police station property

  Man charged in connection to shooting of officer at Ferguson, Mo. Walmart

  Crews installing new mile marker signs to help drivers with an emergency

COMMUNITY

Third annual Southern Ill. Youth Media Day

Shawnee National Forest to host Oakwood Bottoms Open House

  Heartland school adopts new safety procedures

Heartland road projects 2/19

HEALTH

Flu claims 10 more lives in Arkansas

High school football players fitted for new, safer helmets

Mercy Health to accept Future Physicians Program applications