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Skin cancer a growing problem, Mower runs over human body

Skin cancer is a growing problem in the United States and the Heartland is no exception. From 1967 to 2007, more people were treated for skin cancer than all other cancers combined, according to skincancer.org. On average, one person dies from melanoma every 57 minutes. Christy Millweard talked to a local doctor who says he's seeing a lot of younger patients with melanoma. Find out why at Heartland News at 9 on Fox 23 and Heartland News at 10 on KFVS.

An Illinois state appeals court has turned back Gov. Pat Quinn's bid to throw out a temporary restraining order that bars him from closing two state prisons and various other corrections sites. The Illinois Department of Corrections is disputing an Associated Press analysis that the state's prison population has hit an all-time high.

A central Kentucky farmer mowing his pasture has run over a human body.

A Paducah man was arrested this afternoon as part of an investigation into the alleged selling of prescription pain medication.

A Cape Girardeau man will spend 50 years in prison in connection with a shooting last year.

Cape Girardeau firefighters do not recommend anyone using the Red Star boat ramp due to low river levels.

Southeast Missouri State University and Mineral Area College announced a reverse transfer agreement in Perryville today. This will help students more easily transfer credits.

The warnings about too much sodium in your diet are fairly common for adults, but a new study suggests the dangers may also affect blood pressure in children as well.

A new study published this month claims that teenagers who send or receive sexually explicit text messages, or "sext" messages, are more likely to engage in sexual activity.

Orders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million in their first 24 hours, more than double the amount of its predecessor over the same period.

Several Apple users report problems with Apple's text messaging system today.

The United States Constitution turns 225 years old today, September 17. On this date, our country officially adopted the Constitution to replace the Articles of Confederation.

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