Afternoon update: Fake GED scam, missing woman's body found

Good afternoon! It's graduation time. Lots caps will be tossed in the air this month, but you'll want to make sure that diploma is the real deal. Some students are getting scammed and that GED may not be worth the paper it's printed on. Holly Brantley explains diploma mills and how they've zeroed in on the dilemma that many job seekers face without a high school degree or GED. She explains how these mills are trying to make a quick buck by giving you a quick fix.

The body of a Stoddard County woman missing since December was found this morning in Clay County, Arkansas.

Tyler Profilet tells us why the TRCC president is not happy about Southeast's idea to offer associate degrees and what a vice-president at Southeast has to say in response.

Gov. Jay Nixon plans to cut about $350 million from the budget passed by Missouri lawmakers.


We're stuffing trucks all over the Heartland with non-perishable food items. Laura Wibbenmeyer and Arnold Wyrick will be in several locations across the area where you can help hunger relief agencies.

Tonight on Heartland News at 10, Mary-Ann Maloney takes us inside the house on Missouri Avenue where a woman, her 15-year-old son and her unborn son were killed.

Lauren Keith tests the Skineeez Dog Toy.  Makers of the toy say it's stuffing-free, thus less mess if torn up.  But, does it work?

Today in 1860, the Republican Party convention in Chicago nominated Abraham Lincoln for president.  "He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help."--Abraham Lincoln

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