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Meningitis update, Energy drink investigation, Drumming in school

Monster Energy Drink has been cited in five deaths. Monster Energy Drink has been cited in five deaths.
The leaders of Drum Café preach a message of self-respect and self-love. The leaders of Drum Café preach a message of self-respect and self-love.
If passed, the tax increase in Jackson will go toward supporting a donated community center. If passed, the tax increase in Jackson will go toward supporting a donated community center.

The FDA is alerting health providers across the U.S. who received products from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) about new recommendations from the FDA concerning the multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis. Several local facilities received products from NECC. Todd Tumminia went to one local hospital that pulled NECC's products from its shelves.

The highly caffeinated Monster Energy Drink has been cited in five deaths and one non-fatal heart attack, according to reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating. Christy Millweard looks into how energy drinks could impact the health of the people who drink them tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Kids in Kennett public schools got a taste of the Drum Café today. The group traveled to Kennett from San Antonio to spread a message: Say No to Drugs, and Yes to Education.

Missouri voters are being asked for the third time in a decade whether they want to continue to have the lowest tobacco tax in the nation.

When Jackson, Mo. voters head to the polls on Nov. 6, a sales tax increase will be on the ballot. The money will go toward supporting a donated 26,000 square foot community center in town.

Election Day could well determine how much you end up paying in taxes. It could move the bar for fighting future wars. On energy, it could shape the balance between drill-baby-drill (and mine-baby-mine) and some big pollution controls. If you care about Obamacare, this may be your last, best chance to save it or unravel it - with your vote.

Halloween mask sales indicate that President Barack Obama is the clear frontrunner as the countdown to the election winds down.

A ribbon cutting was held at Horseshoe Lake after two roads badly damaged by flooding were reopened after being repaved.

Electronics manufacturer LG wanted to show customers just how realistic their new screens are. And what better way to do this than to scare the living daylights out of them – by making it look like the elevator floor was falling out from below their feet and possibly falling to their death.

Have a great night!

Christy Hendricks
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chendricks@kfvs12.com
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