Afternoon update: Companies expand products for obese, efforts to slim down

Laura Wibbenmeyer explains the use of wider stretchers as companies work to accommodate growing waistlines.
Laura Wibbenmeyer explains the use of wider stretchers as companies work to accommodate growing waistlines.

Good afternoon.  Missouri ranks as the 12th most obese state in the nation.  Kentucky ranks 7th and Tennessee ranks 2nd!  Illinois barely skims past landing in the bottom half.  Laura Wibbenmeyer talks with some local companies in the area that are expanding their products to meet the needs of expanding waistlines.  Some of those companies include medical supply stores and casket sales at funeral homes.

With more than 60 percent of the U.S. population considered overweight or obese, there's another industry working to accommodate clients of all shapes and sizes.  Kathy Sweeney talks with a registered dietitian and a fitness manager of a gym about the efforts to slim down those in the Heartland.

A $1.5 million grant will help build a 10-unit apartment complex for the mentally ill in Cape Girardeau.  Tyler Profilet explains how this apartment complex will serve those with mental illnesses.

Graves County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Dublin man for the second time in less than a week on sex charges.

It's Wednesday!  That means Does it Work Wednesday.  Lauren Keith puts the Insta Peel to the test.  Can it peel back an A?

Bob Reeves says it'll get a couple of degrees hotter tomorrow than today!  He's got your hot forecast.

Todd Richards and Chad Fryman catch up with the Frontier League All-Stars tonight at Rent One Ballpark in Marion, IL.

Stay cool!