Too fat to work, aunt charged with manslaughter, dangerous city

Too fat to work? The Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas is saying no to obese job applicants. The hospital initiated a policy requiring that potential employees have a Body Mass Index lower than 35.  Holly Brantley talked to folks around the Heartland about the policy.

A Viburnum, Mo. woman is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 3-year-old nephew.

The city of Carbondale, Ill. made's list of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S. Christy Millweard went to Carbondale today to find out why.

Firefighters weren't washing their fire trucks at a Cape Girardeau car wash this afternoon.  They were putting out a fire after a sign at the car wash caught fire.

Miner Police released surveillance photos of a late night armed robbery that left two clerks injured Friday night.

Several agencies are investigating after a fire at a mobile home in Miner this morning.

Cape Girardeau County woman was sentenced to five years for wire fraud and money laundering of more than $800,000 from her former employer.

A former Carter County deputy pleaded guilty to possession of stolen firearms and sale of a stolen firearm.

Obesity during pregnancy may increase chances for having a child with autism, provocative new research suggests.

Missouri labor officials say an estimated 9,000 unemployed workers will no longer receive extended benefits because the state's jobless rate has declined.

Missouri lawmakers appear ready to take up discrimination in the workplace again.  Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed a measure last month that would have changed the legal standard for workers who bring wrongful termination lawsuits.

Gov. Nixon was in Farmington today to help dedicate a new broadband office that will provide internet to seven counties in the Heartland.

Ford is recalling more than 140,000 Focus models because of the potential for a wiper-motor failure.

State officials say cleaning up litter along Missouri's highways costs about $5 million a year.

The Ky. state Department of Revenue reminds Kentucky taxpayers that this year they will have two extra days to file their income taxes.

Even though Easter was yesterday, I've got to share with you our Easter in the Heartland slideshow. These little egg hunters are just too cute!

Christy Hendricks
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