Afternoon update: Health care lawsuit, fighting rural crime

Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder filed a lawsuit challenging the federal health care legislation.
Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder filed a lawsuit challenging the federal health care legislation.
Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the new autism center in Cape Girardeau.
Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the new autism center in Cape Girardeau.
Mo. Treasurer Clint Zweifel says his office returned a record amount of unclaimed property over the past year.
Mo. Treasurer Clint Zweifel says his office returned a record amount of unclaimed property over the past year.

Good afternoon!  Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has filed a legal challenge to the federal health care overhaul that accuses Congress of overstepping its authority and trampling on state sovereignty.  We have the entire lawsuit posted online.

Police say they have more than 100 leads - including some very good ones - in the search for the man who abducted a 4-year-old Missouri girl.

Investigators say catching crooks involved in crimes out in the country is getting easier thanks to new tools for fighting rural crimes.  Holly Brantley explains how a $3.4 million grant is helping fight rural crime.

A large crowd along with the Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon gathered at the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Southeast Missouri State University Center for Autism Diagnosis and Treatment.  Crystal Britt tells us what the first autism center in southeast Missouri means for the Heartland.

Tyler Profilet tells us about a grant to help revitalize downtown Kennett.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has promised not to cut education funding, but not all educators buy it.  Carly O'Keefe talks with some local school leaders about what they think about state funding for education.

Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel says his office returned a record amount of unclaimed property to rightful owners over the past year.

Did you get any pop up showers today?  We had a couple here in Cape Girardeau.  Bob Reeves tells us about any precipitation in the Heartland.

Did you know you can watch Heartland News live on your computer or mobile device?  Just head to kfvs12.com.

Have a great afternoon!