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Basketball mentoring, lottery winner, gruesome killing, job cuts

A new program in East Prairie is turning local youth into better basketball players and better boys all around. A new program in East Prairie is turning local youth into better basketball players and better boys all around.
This Campbell, Mo. man won $500,000! This Campbell, Mo. man won $500,000!
This salute to Elvis Presley's favorite food combo, peanut butter and bananas, truly takes the cake! This salute to Elvis Presley's favorite food combo, peanut butter and bananas, truly takes the cake!

From basketball to better boys, a mentoring program in East Prairie is scoring big points with school leaders and parents. Holly Brantley talked to the high school basketball coach about a new program he designed to help older teens mentor younger boys.

A Campbell man is half a million dollars richer after winning the Missouri Lottery.

More than 150 soldiers will be recognized on Jan. 12 in Sparta, Ill. for their sacrifice and service in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

More than 1,600 Ugandans will have not have to go barefoot this year, thanks to the generosity of folks in Ballard County. Students in Ballard County pulled together to donate more than 1,600 pairs of shoes.

A Kirksville, Mo. man is in jail accused of a gruesome killing. The man is accused of hacking off the arms of a person and throwing the appendages at witnesses.

The family of a Missouri woman murdered in 1990 is criticizing a Missouri Supreme Court decision vacating the conviction of her accused killer and ordering his release.

 

A victim of bullying is speaking out and she's only 7 years old. If you have a child, you'll want to watch Heartland News at 9 and 10 tonight. Christy Millweard talked to the little girl about being bullied.

The car driven by a missing woman whose baby was found abandoned last week at a St. Louis County apartment complex has been found.

Losing nearly 100 immigration and customs detainees from the Jefferson County Justice Center was only the start of problems. The Jefferson County sheriff says the move leaves the county without revenue and 32 jobs cuts had to be made. Allison Twaits talked to the sheriff about the cuts.

St. Louis County police are warning about a new and dangerous synthetic drug that is showing up in the St. Louis area.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is looking for a cattle thief in Bollinger County. Ten cows worth about $8,000 were stolen.

Two Franklin County teens are accused of mail theft.

Although sales of ethically-made products have gone up in recent years, buying those products remains difficult for the majority of Americans.

The head of the Illinois State Rifle Association says he doesn't mind that Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking a federal appeals court to review a ruling striking down the state's ban on concealed carry. The rifle association's Richard Pearson says his group and others will take the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court, if the court doesn't uphold the ruling.

Fisher Price is recalling about 800,000 infant sleepers. The company said mold could build up under the seat cushion and potentially make your baby sick.

Security experts have been sounding the alarm for years, but some are predicting this is the year smartphones will be a major target for cybercriminals.

Yes, it's that time of year again. The Internal Revenue Service says late changes to federal tax laws should mean only a short delay for most taxpayers to file their 2012 returns.

Speaking of taxes, stress is everywhere, and although a little stress can actually help keep us motivated, too much can lead to serious health problems. Check out these tips to de-stress in 2013.

If your New Year's weight loss resolution has already stalled out, this diet report could help get it going.

Bob Reeves says tomorrow night into Thursday still holds a chance for rain.

Today in 1935, rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Miss. To honor the King, check out this Mr. Food recipe of The King's Cake. Sign up to receive Mr. Food recipe emails.

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