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Afternoon update: Horses for butchering in the US?

Could horses soon be butchered in the US for eating? Could horses soon be butchered in the US for eating?
Business owners learned about emergency preparedness today. Business owners learned about emergency preparedness today.

Good afternoon, here are some of the stories we are working hard to bring you for tonight's Heartland News and on kfvs12.com...

Bob Reeves says the big story of the day is sunshine, but be prepared for much cooler temps overnight!

Horses could soon be butchered in the US for human consumption. This comes after Congress quietly lifted a ban on funding horse meat inspections. Holly Brantley will share reaction from the Humane Society and owners of a horse farm about the subject.

Carly O'Keefe is live in Carbondale at six awaiting the results of the union faculty vote at SIU.

The popular cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor is set to go generic Wednesday, meaning the price should significantly go down.  But just how much the price should drop remains unknown at the moment. We talked to a pharmacist today who says it may take up to six-months to see the savings.

Holly Brantley will introduce us to some Cape Girardeau women who are organizing a local run, to keep an outreach center for kids open in Haiti.

Julia Bruck talked to one woman who is thankful to have a job after preparing to get a pink slip this week. This comes after some So. Ill. corrections jobs were saved, for now.

Are area businesses prepared for a disaster as big as the Joplin tornado? Tyler Profilet talked to some business owners in Cape Girardeau today, and has their take on emergency preparedness in the Heartland.

A fire damaged a Cape Girardeau home this morning after it broke out on the second story.

A traffic stop in Interstate 55 led to a 100 lb. marijuana and cocaine bust early Monday morning.

Evangelist Billy Graham has been hospitalized for possible pneumonia. We will have the latest update on the reverend tonight at 5.

This story has been getting a lot of clicks on our facebook page: Police say a central Kentucky father trying to load groceries and children into a vehicle after a shopping trip forgot one thing - his 6-month-old infant.

Have a great evening,

James Long
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