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Afternoon update: Prison moms giving up kids

An Olive Branch family lost nearly everything they owned in a fire this morning. An Olive Branch family lost nearly everything they owned in a fire this morning.
Today is World Aids Day. Today is World Aids Day.

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

Bob Reeves says it won't be as cold tonight as last night, and your Friday will be sunny and a bit warmer than today.

More moms are landing in prison and having to give up their kids. Holly Brantley was in Butler County today and talked to a few inmates and police about this growing issue. Holly also talked with foster parents that are caring for these children.

Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire in Olive Branch early Thursday morning, where the family lost nearly everything. Christy Millweard will have reaction from the family and how they are doing tonight on Heartland News.

If you live in Mo. or Ill., check your tomatoes. A St. Louis-based produce company is recalling some grape tomatoes that could potentially be contaminated with salmonella.

Today is World Aids Day. Julia Bruck will be live in Carbondale talking to a man who has had AIDS since 1995 and is an advocate for AIDS patients in So. Illinois.

Crystal Britt talked to an infectious disease specialist in Cape Girardeau today about the growing number of teens contacting the HIV virus.

A police K-9 dog attacked a elderly man over the weekend in Williamson County. Carly O'Keefe talked to the victim and the sheriff about how the dog may have gotten loose.

We will have an update on the Leadwood, Mo. police chief who was injured in an icy-road crash earlier this week.

A new search will take place this weekend for Jacque Waller. Today is the six-month anniversary of her disappearance. Kathy Sweeney will have the latest tonight at six.

Cape Girardeau police say a man was put in custody last night after showing a gun in an argument with a woman at a gas pump.

Check out this story getting a lot of interest on our facebook page: Deer herd eats entire Christmas tree farm.

Thanks for watching Heartland News, and have a great evening,

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