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Obesity projections, protests over anti-Islam film, pirate talk

Americans are getting more and more obese. A new projection done by the Trust for America's Health says more than half the residents of 39 states will be obese in two decades. Christy Millweard talked to a dietitian and county health worker for reaction to that projection.

Protests and events across the world today continued in response to an anti-Muslim film, nearly a week after angry crowds began assaulting a string of U.S. embassies in the Mideast.

We wondered what local Muslims think of the violence and protests we are seeing around the world. Jeff Cunningham spoke to a local Muslim who has a disdain for violence and killing, has a tolerance for other religions and who wants to address misconceptions about his religion. Hear from him tonight on Heartland News at 10.

The family of the soldier in the center of a newspaper controversy after a newspaper editor wrote her own spin of a submitted article released a statement.

Three new facilities in Sikeston pumping $50 million into the economy will add jobs in the town.

Around 150 jobs will be affected as the Faurecia plant in Dexter reorganizes some of its production activities.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Department needs help identifying two suspects they say tried to cash two stolen payroll checks.

Workers were out today hanging lights above Broadway in Cape Girardeau. Construction has been underway all summer to help beautify Cape's downtown.

Bob Reeves says we have a hint of Autumn in the air! Have a great night!

P.S. Avast! Don't be a bilge rat! Ya scallywags best be getting ready t' talk like a pirate. Tomorrow is International Talk like a Pirate Day! Arrr!

Christy Hendricks
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