Ill. Lottery: Friday the 13th could be your lucky day

Mt. Vernon, Ill. man wanted by county officials

Brush, tires, junk go up in flames, Campbell, Mo. fire crews respond

What you need to know Dec. 13

  Century Casinos Inc. acquires two Heartland properties

  House panel delays historic Trump impeachment vote

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  Sikeston PE Coach serenades students during lunch

  Holiday decorations can be dangerous for pets

  200 kids helped in Pulaski and Alexander County with a toy drive

Group holds funeral for fellow veteran with no family in attendance

Shawnee Community College will receive a donated semi-truck

The Brad Deming Memorial Bicycle Fund donates 15 bikes to students at East Calloway

  Body found hours after van pulled from river in Paducah

The body of a man was found in the Ohio River just hours after his van was pulled from the river.

Juvenile on Tenn. most wanted list caught; all 4 juvenile escapees now in custody

All four Nashville juvenile escapees are back in custody.

Mayfield man facing murder charge in deadly shooting bonds out of jail

A man charged with murder in a deadly Graves County shooting bonded out of jail.

Wreaths Across America to honor veterans in the Heartland

Veterans wreaths will be placed to cover Arlington National Cemetery and more than 1,600 other locations.

  Homicide victim identified, Major Case Squad activated in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Southeast board to discuss audits, course fee, degrees for summer

Elderly prisoners may be eligible for release home with good time credit under new bill

Crews respond to rollover crash involving mother, 11-month old

Carbondale man sentenced to 6 years, used BB Gun in aggravated robbery

2 wanted for thefts at Walgreen’s stores

Poplar Bluff police search for man known to be armed

Police posted a photo of Johnny Ray Braden on Facebook.

  2 suspects on the run after traffic stop in Bollinger County

One of the suspects may have been armed.

Kuttawa, Ky Mayor dies in first term

No information has been released on funeral arrangements at this time.

What you need to know Dec. 12

Your news and weather for 12/12

81-year-old woman crashes into ambulance, 4 taken to hospitals

Wednesday night, deputies responded to an accident on US-45 and Old US-45. One of the vehicles involved was a City of Mayfield ambulance.

  Authorities need help in identifying suspects in copper wire theft

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office needs the public help in finding suspects in a copper wire theft.

Toys for Tots collects toys to benefit up to 3,500 Heartland children

The organization hopes to provide a Christmas for children in four counties.

Aeria Ultimate carbon aerobars recalled

rofile Design’s Aeria Ultimate carbon aerobars were recalled late Wednesday night.

  Thousands of toys going to hundreds of kids across Southern Illinois via The Poshard Foundation

Dozens of Southern Illinois social service agencies received toys on behalf of abused, neglected, and abandoned children at the Poshard Foundation’s office on Wednesday afternoon.

55,000 pounds of El Monterey breakfast burritos recalled

Before you bite into that breakfast burrito, make sure it hasn’t been recalled.

  How to know the difference between just having a cold and the flu

Do you know the difference between just having a cold versus the flu? The time to find out should come before you get sick.

  Carbondale Christmas Store helps hundreds of kids

The Christmas Store will be open on Thursday, December 12 also.

Murray State University to celebrate December commencement

Murray State University to hand out 750 degrees.

Seventh flu death reported in Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting a seventh Arkansan has died from the flu this season.

Ecstasy in toddler’s shoe leads to woman’s arrest

The discovery of an illegal drug inside a toddler’s shoe has a Craighead County woman facing at least five charges, police say.

“A traffic crash can’t be undone.” Make it home safe for the holidays

MSHP wants drivers to make it home safely for the holidays and never have to say, “If I could just go back.”

Bipartisan legislation to improve reporting child abuse deaths, helping prevent future fatalities

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced bipartisan legislation called the Child Abuse Deaths Disclosure Act. This act would require states to report data on all child-abuse related deaths and develop recommendations to prevent child abuse deaths from occurring

Heartland road projects 12/11

Here are road projects going on in the Heartland. Drive safely!

2 arrested at motel for drugs

Authorities said more arrests are expected.

  Family says hackers accessed a Ring camera in their 8-year-old daughter’s room

The Ring camera was only up for four days in the girls’ room before the family says someone found a way to manipulate it, turning the security device into a room of horror.

SIUC asking for birthday cards for alum’s son awaiting bone marrow transplant

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is asking for birthday cards for an alum’s son who is awaiting a bone marrow transplant.

Notre Dame brings in thousands to 24th Annual Crafts, Gifts, & Collectibles

Roughly 150 vendors sold Christmas gifts, collectibles and hand crafted items.

  Interior design students make floor plans for home in Cape Girardeau

Interior design students at Southeast Missouri State are making floor plans not just in the classroom but for people in the community.

  New lights parade in Cairo, Ill. continues to grow

A new holiday tradition is continuing to grow in Cairo, Illinois.

Frost Flowers 'bloom’ in Missouri

A breed of winter “flower” is growing in Kansas City, Missouri.

SIU Carbondale chancellor search underway

You should submit the applications and nominations by December 31 to ensure the committee’s full consideration.

Carbondale Mayor to give 2019 State of the City Address

Mayor Henry is expected to discuss plans for 2020.

Gov. signs ‘Illinois Works’ legislation to increase workforce diversity

The law makes a $25 million investment and works through community-based organizations.

  Country music network Circle to launch with 16 shows, including ‘Opry Live’

Circle is also bringing back Hee Haw, a venerable music and comedy sketch show that aired from 1971 to 1993 and from 1996 to 1997.

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Northeast Arkansas opens

A medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors for the first time today and the crowds flooded in.

  Head-on crash sends 2 to hospital

Two were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Input on presidential search sought at Shawnee Community College

College officials said they hope to use the community’s input to help enhance the search efforts

2 more cultivation centers for adult-use cannabis approved in Ill.

This will bring the number of cultivation centers in Illinois to 16.

2.4 magnitude quake shakes in Tenn.

This was part of the New Madrid Seismic Network.

Ill. lawmakers send letters on climate change to U.N. Convention, President Trump

“Failing to address the worsening crisis of climate change will wreak damages on all Americans..."

What you need to know Dec. 11

Your news and weather for 12/11

  New dispatch system, training saving lives in Stoddard County, Mo.

A record number of first responders in Stoddard County, Mo. are earning 'Star of Life' awards this year. Their success is in part due to a new Computer Aided Dispatch system.

  Cape Central theater group heading to state

Their group was one of three finalists selected for a one-act state tournament performance.

Mo pig farmers, companies donate more than 70,000 pounds of pork and $5K to Feeding Missouri

The Missouri Pork Association, Smithfield Foods Inc., Prairie Fresh Pork and Missouri pig farmers teamed up to provide over 70,000 pounds of pork and $5,000 to Feeding Missouri.

  Columbia Public Schools unable to prove allegations against Jackson

Based on a complete investigation, Columbia Public Schools is unable prove the allegations against Jackson R-I.

  School leaders in Sikeston have big plans to improve student safety and their learning environment.

School leaders in Sikeston have big plans to improve student safety,and their learning environment. But they’re going to need community support to make it happen.

Multiple agencies assist in drug arrest

Authorities found evidence that a juvenile was being used to sell drugs.

Recall Alert: Bass Pro recalls Mr. Steak Gas Grills

Bass Pro have received nine reports of fires.

Nestle Purina in Bloomfield donates to two Dexter projects

Nestle Purina donated a total of $20,000 to two Dexter, dog-centered, projects.

Work on railroad overpass completed; KY 725/Woodville Rd. reopened

The Canadian National Railroad completed work on the overpass around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10. No additional work was required on Wednesday.

  Murder trial begins for doctor accused in shooting death of estranged wife

On Tuesday morning the prosecution and defense presented their opening statements.

9 people indicted, 1 arrested in covert drug investigations

Several covert drug investigations by the Paducah Police Department Drug Unit have lead to grand jury indictments against nine people and the arrest of one.

  Bug expert offers tips on how to prevent, get rid of bedbugs

Arnzen urged people to stay away from bed bug bombs or any other shelf items that you could buy from the store.

McCracken Co. Sheriff’s Office starts foundation

The foundation's goal is to help the McCracken County Sheriff's Office.

Emergency Missing Child Alert canceled; 11-year-old Boaz boy found safe

Boaz police say 11-year-old Zane Bradley Priest has been found and is safe.

  Andy Beshear publicly sworn in as governor of Ky.

A public swearing-in ceremony was held on Tuesday afternoon, December 10.

Valentines for Veterans concert to feature Neal McCoy

The 10th annual concert will feature Neal McCoy.

  New primary care clinic opens in Jackson, Mo.

The clinic is 11,652 square feet with 10 exam rooms, one procedure room, onsite x-ray, ultrasound and lab services and a retail pharmacy with a drive through.

  Mark Twain National Forest employees remove 705 tires from forest

Poplar Bluff Ranger District (PBRD) employees held three separate tire clean-ups, with a total of 705 tires removed.

Carbondale man sentenced to 1 year in prison for shots fired investigation

A man was sentenced to one year in prison for an investigation into shots fired in May.

3 arrested in connection to shooting at Martin, Tenn. apartments

Police said the victim told them people kicked his front door in and shot him.

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

Boil orders for the Heartland

  Endangered Person Advisory issued for missing Caruthersville woman; her vehicle found in Ark.

Police believe Michele Bell is in danger.