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Religious face of U.S. changing, Yelling in front of kids, video poker

The religious face of the United States appears to be changing. According to a new study from the Pew Forum, this is how things used to break down in America: most people called themselves Protestants, followed by Catholics, followed by 'Nones', or people with no religious affiliation.

Experts say if you yell at your kid, or yell in front of your child, it can have lasting impacts on them. Christy Millweard delves into this story tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Mitt Romney's plan to help people with pre-existing medical conditions: Hang on to your health insurance if you want to be protected. The GOP presidential candidate wants to help those who maintain continuous coverage, a fraction of a much bigger group of people at risk of getting turned down because of medical problems.

Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill received almost $40 million of federal subsidies for low-income housing developments during her first five years in office. McCaskill's Republican challenger, Todd Akin, claims the payments represent a "conflict of interest and a breach of trust" with voters. McCaskill says "the accusation is terribly unfair and distorted."

The Illinois Gaming Board says video poker machines have been activated at 65 bars, restaurants and other locations throughout Illinois. Arnold Wyrick talked a local group that applied to get a machine.

It's supposed to make it easier to track sex offenders from state to state and keep your kids safe, but 34 states including Illinois and Kentucky could lose money because they're not following the rules. Todd Tumminia explains the federal law that requires states to take part in a nationwide effort to track offenders.

An Advance man has been accused of first degree statutory rape and first degree statutory sodomy involving a child less than 14 years old.

A former Farmington firefighter is accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage girl.

A Vienna man was sentenced to five years for criminal sexual assault.

For those who work or shop in downtown Cape Girardeau, Broadway was reopened today. Portions of Broadway have been closed since April.

As a Florida medical examiner tries to determine how 32-year-old Edward Archbold died after eating insects during a contest to win a snake, people around the country are asking: Why?

Christy Hendricks
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