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Heartland woman earns Airman of the Year, Disaster kit ready, NYC school goes all-vegetarian

A flash light and batteries, are things you probably always put in your disaster kit, but these days Red Cross workers like Jamie Koehler recommend families prepare to weather the storm for longer than those batteries may hold out. A flash light and batteries, are things you probably always put in your disaster kit, but these days Red Cross workers like Jamie Koehler recommend families prepare to weather the storm for longer than those batteries may hold out.
The City of Metropolis faces an eight to 10 percent drop in revenue from the Harris Casino. The City of Metropolis faces an eight to 10 percent drop in revenue from the Harris Casino.
Public School 244 is the first public school in the city to go all-veggie. Public School 244 is the first public school in the city to go all-veggie.
Today, Plan B One-Step is sold behind pharmacy counters, and buyers must prove they're 17 or older to buy it without a prescription or else see a doctor first. Today, Plan B One-Step is sold behind pharmacy counters, and buyers must prove they're 17 or older to buy it without a prescription or else see a doctor first.

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A Southeast Missouri woman earned a prestigious award of Airman of the Year for the Europe and Africa forces while serving her country overseas. Christy Millweard met with the family of Senior Airman Lauren Everett and will have the story tonight at 9 and 10.

The City of Metropolis faces an eight to 10 percent drop in revenue from the Harris Casino, that's the biggest source of revenue in the city and now officials are trying to find out what exactly is causing the drop and what they can do to fix it. Arnold Wyrick will have the story, tonight at 9 and 10.

Officials recommend having a disaster kit and plan in the case of an emergency, but have you thought of everything you might need? Holly Brantley brought you the story in Weathering the Storm: Disaster kits and Ready Rating.

A search for a theft suspect caused a bit of a commotion in the Jackson area Tuesday afternoon. Lt. David James with the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department says they are searching for a man they have warrants for.

In national headlines, a New York City elementary school has adopted an all-vegetarian menu, serving kids tofu wraps and veggie chili. The animal-welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it might be the first all-veggie public elementary school in the nation.

The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it – an attempt to find middle ground just days before a court-imposed deadline to lift all age restrictions on the emergency contraceptive.

Amber Ruch
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