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Afternoon update: Flood repairs in Cairo, motorcycle recall

A New Madrid woman collects donated costumes and loans them out for free to kids who won't otherwise be able to dress up. A New Madrid woman collects donated costumes and loans them out for free to kids who won't otherwise be able to dress up.

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Distraught Turkish families mourned outside a mosque or sought to identify loved ones among rows of bodies Monday as rescue workers scoured debris for survivors after a 7.2-magnitude quake that killed at least 279 people.  Julia Bruck spoke with some local students today who say despite the distance they feel for those affected by the disaster.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers called activating the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway last spring good for the entire Mississippi River levee system.  On Friday, we learned the Corps can't fully restore that blasted levee in Mississippi County until weaknesses in other parts of the system are shored up.  One of those other weak spots can be found in Cairo.  Holly Brantley explains what repairs are going to be made in Cairo. 

Kansas City police aren't commenting about new video footage that shows a man leaving a wooded area near the home of a baby missing since early October.

Harley-Davidson Inc. is recalling about 308,000 motorcycles to fix a switch problem that can cause failure of the brake lights and possibly even the rear brakes themselves.

Wal-Mart announced a new strategy that it hopes will pull in procrastinators early by giving them a big incentive: a guarantee that they'll get the lowest price no matter when they buy during the holiday season.

Some of us are looking forward to retirement, even though we're no where close to retirement age.  One man in Jackson is well past retirement age, but he's still working.  Tonight on Heartland News at 6, photojournalist Mike Mohundro introduces us to a man who just keeps working!

Halloween costumes can be expensive, running as much as $50, even for small children.  One New Madrid woman came up with a solution to help those on a budget.

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