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Student mock election, Latest on 'Superstorm' Sandy, Gas Prices, Big cat

President Obama & Mitt Romney are back on the campaign trail (Source: CNN) President Obama & Mitt Romney are back on the campaign trail (Source: CNN)
This mountain lion was spotted in Ripley County (Source:Darren Killian, MDC) This mountain lion was spotted in Ripley County (Source:Darren Killian, MDC)
This bald eagle is being treated after being shot (Source: WMC-TV) This bald eagle is being treated after being shot (Source: WMC-TV)

We all know kids say the darndest things, and we're discovering that's especially true when it comes to the upcoming election. Holly Brantley talked to students and teachers about the current presidential race after a 'mock election' at a Poplar Bluff school.

Politics took a back seat for a few days while the nation focused on the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy, but that is about to change.

New York City and other centers hit by "Superstorm" Sandy are starting to restore power and transportation services.

When a storm the size of Sandy hits the country's most populous area, you'd think it would drive up gas prices. Not this time. We'll take a look how much you are paying where you live.

A police officer and another person were injured in a car crash Thursday morning in Carbondale.

Police say they are investigating after the parents of an 8-year-old Ky. girl reported finding a medical needle in her bag of Halloween candy.

Sadly, the man who provided the soundtrack of St. Louis Cardinals baseball for four decades has died.

A bald eagle was shot and brought to Memphis for treatment. We'll have the latest on the condition of this national treasure.

We all try to watch our weight, but what about your pet? We'll have more on what you can to do to help your pet lose those extra pounds around 5:23 on Heartland News.

While a lot of organizations in Illinois are losing money, one is trying to give it away.  Eligible individuals could start applying for winter heating assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program starting today. Carly O'Keefe went with one woman and has her story tonight at six.

Allison Twaits reports that when Lee Ray Pickrell set up trail cameras along his property, a mountain lion was the last thing he expected see. But that's exactly what appeared on his computer screen Monday.

A plaque is causing quite a controversy in Carbondale. Carly O'Keefe has more tonight at six.

Victims of the deadly Harrisburg tornado were honored today in Harrisburg with a memorial garden. Arnold Wyrick was there and has the details from the moving ceremony tonight at six.

Authorities in Kentucky say a fire at the site of a train derailment is expected to continue burning throughout the day.

Todd Richards will preview the Missouri State Volleyball Championships to be held in Cape Girardeau this weekend.

Bob Reeves says to expect mostly clear skies and chilly weather tonight.

Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11 and we want to see the veterans, servicemen and servicewomen in your life.

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