Afternoon update: Trick-or-treater pulls gun, Quarry quarrels, Telemarketer tricks

Mattie of Benton, Mo. dressed as the Cardinal Rally Squirrel for Halloween. See more in cNews! (Source: cNews)
Mattie of Benton, Mo. dressed as the Cardinal Rally Squirrel for Halloween. See more in cNews! (Source: cNews)
Neighborhood nuisance or economic opportunity?  Holly Brantley explains the latest on annexation moves by quarry operations set to move in near homes and a school in the Fruitland, Mo. area.

One of our more popular web stories today: Police say a 10-year-old trick-or-treater in South Carolina pulled out a 9-mm handgun on Halloween when woman joked that she was going to steal his candy.

One person died and another is injured after a three-vehicle wreck in Jefferson County, Ill. on Halloween.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster warns Missourians of an email scam from "StubHub Orders".  The email from "StubHub Orders" bills people for thousands of dollars for tickets they did not purchase.

A Marble Hill, Mo. woman trying to sell her vintage car on eBay stopped a phony sale after some clues didn't add up.

They seem to come at the worst time, those annoying telemarketing calls.  If you want them to stop bothering you, there is more you can do than just hang up and tell them to stop calling.  Julia Bruck shows us how those few words can give telemarketers a dose of their own medicine.

Bank of America Corp. is scrapping its plan to charge a $5 monthly fee for making debit card purchases after an uproar and threatened exodus by customers.

Steele Police arrested two men on Sunday who are accused of beating up a 78-year-old man and stealing his wallet.

An 18-wheeler hauling cotton seed turned over and spilled its load this morning on some railroad tracks near Campbell, Mo.

Veterans from across southern Illinois flew out of Williamson County Regional Airport in Marion, Ill. this morning to Washington D.C. with the central Illinois honor flight.  Julia Bruck is traveling with them.  Look for reports from her on these Heartland heroes the next three Fridays on Heartland News.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon encourages deer hunters to donate venison through the Share the Harvest program.

We've received some spooktacular Halloween costume submissions!  Check some of them out here.