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Tanning salon owner sentenced for child porn, Santorum bows out, frost

The owner of a Malden tanning salon pleaded guilty and was sentenced for child porn and invasion of privacy after police say he secretly filmed female patrons and had several hundred DVDs of child porn downloaded from the internet.

Thieves violently rob a local gas station just days after the store was already hit. Miner Police say they are on the lookout for whoever broke into Larry's Pit Stop twice. Christy Millweard tells what one store clerk says happened when she was injured during the last armed robbery on Heartland News at 10.

Three of the four people accused of murdering four senior citizens and burning down their homes went before a judge today in Ripley County, Mo. Crystal Britt was in Ripley County where each defendant waived his/her rights to a preliminary hearing.

Police in Mississippi want folks in the Heartland to be on the lookout for a missing man last seen in Kennett last night.

Charges are pending after a man was shot in the leg in Pemiscot County near Holland. 

Attorneys for George Zimmerman, the man who has admitted to shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, said today they have lost touch with him, and are withdrawing their counsel. They have not met the embattled neighborhood watch captain face-to-face.

Officers from the Miner Police Department were led on a high speed police pursuit early this morning.

Police are investigating two break-ins at pharmacies in Cape Girardeau and Scott City.  The break-ins happened just a few hours apart early this morning.

In a town well known as the backdrop of the Civil War's most famous battle, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum announced today he has dropped out of the race to win the White House.

As construction crews bust concrete along Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau, Mo., business experts want to make sure shops and restaurants along the route survive the mess, and thrive once the project is complete.  That's why the Small Business and Technology Center at Southeast Missouri State is partnering with the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Old Town Cape to help Broadway business owners over the next several months.

A lawsuit challenging Missouri's bath salts ban has been dismissed at the request of the plaintiff.

Gilster-Mary Lee in Steeleville, Ill. recently received six safety violations and a hefty fine from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after an explosion inside the plant on October 6, 2011.

The city of DuQuoin, Ill. will start a new era of sustainable, renewable electric energy production at the DuQuoin Industrial Park. The city hosted a ribbon cutting today for a new solar park. The new facility features 408 solar panels, is capable of producing up to 100 kilowatts of electricity.

The two certainties in life - death and taxes - may be more intertwined than Ben Franklin ever imagined: A study found that deadly auto accidents increase on Tax Day.

Cover up those outside plants!  Bob Reeves says we could have patchy frost or freeze tonight with more widespread frost tomorrow night.  Tomorrow on the Breakfast Show, Laura Wibbenmeyer gives us some tips on protecting your plants from the cold.

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