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Jeff Roorda, of Barnhart, plans to file legislation that would prohibit retail stores from opening on Thanksgiving. Jeff Roorda, of Barnhart, plans to file legislation that would prohibit retail stores from opening on Thanksgiving.
Fourth graders are teaching second graders in a teaching assistant program in Poplar Bluff. Fourth graders are teaching second graders in a teaching assistant program in Poplar Bluff.
Shawnee Stewart sent this picture to cNews of a beautifully decorating fireplace. Shawnee Stewart sent this picture to cNews of a beautifully decorating fireplace.

An incoming Missouri Democratic lawmaker is trying to stop "Black Friday" shopping from ruining the Thanksgiving dinners of workers. Todd Tumminia talked to local business owners about the proposal.

Flu season is already here. The Centers for Disease Control is reporting it's off to its earliest start in nearly a decade.

Chances are you know someone who enjoys running. Tonight on Heartland News at 10, Christy Millweard takes a look at how running too much can actually cause damage to your body.

Several pharmacies in the St. Louis area are now selling the first-ever pseudoephedrine-based decongestant that apparently cannot be used to make methamphetamine.

Illinois State Police seek the public's help locating two dangerous persons of interest near the Lake of Egypt area.

Three men were arrested on arson charges after a home was burglarized and set on fire in Senath.

Missouri Lottery officials say they will announce a $4.2 million winner at the same Marston truck stop where the lucky ticket was purchased three weeks ago.

Tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10, Arnold Wyrick tells us about a food bank in Marion, Ill. with bare shelves this holiday season.

Poplar Bluff's Teaching Assistant Program is molding young leaders, improving grades, and bringing a new energy to Eugene Field Elementary. Holly Brantley traveled to Poplar Bluff where fourth graders are teaching second graders.

Kids from Cape Girardeau and Scott counties got Christmas a little early this year when they shopped with a hero this morning.

Forget the whole "Honk if you (fill in the blank)" craze, if you are reading this while using the toilet - give me a flush! A study released this week on the state of social media shows nearly one-third of young people on social media Tweet, Facebook, or whatever while they "go."

When you think of ways to de-stress, maybe a massage or an afternoon nap comes to mind. But one college is offering their students some playful entertainment to help relieve stress in between final exams. I propose KFVS add a puppy and kitten room!

In this gotta watch video, a school in Memphis really got into the Christmas spirit with this video.

Christmas trees are being decorated, stockings hung and lights strung! We have some beautifully decorated Christmas trees and living rooms around the Heartland! Check them out in this holiday slideshow. You can send us pictures of your Christmas or holiday decorations to cNews@kfvs12.com or upload them to http://cnews.kfvs12.com. Don't forget to include your name and where you're from.

Have a fantastic night!

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