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Is a rivalry increasing your healthcare costs?

Are Cape Girardeau's cross town "rival" hospitals costing you more? That's what an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch contends. Two weekend pieces referred to a perceived rivalry and ad war driving up prices. Kathy Sweeney talked with the CEOs from both hospitals today.

Forty-one states are dealing with a widespread flu outbreak. Christy Millweard talked to some health care professionals about the flu. Hear from them tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Two federal Illinois lawmakers got a firsthand look at efforts to clear bedrock that's putting a strain on barge traffic on the Mississippi River. Holly Brantley explains what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is doing to keep traffic moving.

Two brothers flying back to Tennessee after a trip to Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston had the landing of their life when they were forced to land an airplane on an interstate in between vehicles!

A fire in Bell City has caused one death and destroyed a single wide trailer.

Two brothers face charges after a man was stabbed multiple times in Mayfield Ky. yesterday morning.

An Illinois man and a Missouri man were arrested after a home invasion and battery case in Dowell, Ill.

A Poplar Bluff, Mo. convenience store was the scene of an armed robbery early Sunday morning.

A former Cape Girardeau daycare operator accused of selling drugs was sentenced today.

The Illinois House has adjourned without a floor vote on a contentious plan to reform the public-employee pension system. Arnold Wyrick will have more tonight on Heartland News at 9 on Fox 23.

Illinois lawmakers are cracking down on those who abuse disabled parking.

An Illinois House committee has approved a plan to expand the state's Medicaid program for low-income residents. The plan is necessary to implement the national health care law next year.

Firefighters were called to a storage unit fire in Du Quoin, Ill.

Did you feel any shaking this afternoon? Some folks in Tennessee did. Ridgely, Tennessee experienced a 2.6 magnitude earthquake this afternoon.

Inspectors have given the all clear for travel across the US 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter after a report of a tow boat striking the bridge this afternoon.

The Dexter Head Start will be closed Tuesday due to water issues.

Bob Reeves says there is a chance of rain Wednesday night into Thursday.

Christy Hendricks
Digital Content Director
chendricks@kfvs12.com
KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS
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