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10-year-old overcomes childhood abuse, Civil War veterans headstones

Scott County Central alum and the NBA's No. 3 overall draft pick Otto Porter Jr. sits down with me at his HS gym to talk his draft night memories, his fan support in SE Missouri, and how he'll get to walk to Wizards home games next year. Scott County Central alum and the NBA's No. 3 overall draft pick Otto Porter Jr. sits down with me at his HS gym to talk his draft night memories, his fan support in SE Missouri, and how he'll get to walk to Wizards home games next year.
(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). Toby Schultz lays flowers at the gate of the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew fire station on Monday in Arizona. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson). Toby Schultz lays flowers at the gate of the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew fire station on Monday in Arizona.
(AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool). George Zimmerman leaves court at the end of the session of his trial in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Fla., Monday, July 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool). George Zimmerman leaves court at the end of the session of his trial in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Fla., Monday, July 1, 2013.

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Ten years ago doctors told one Heartland family their son might make it. Riley Sloan was a victim of shaken baby syndrome. Now, his family wants to spread his story of success. Todd Tumminia visited him today, you can watch tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10 for his story and the treatments he's about to undergo.

Arnold Wyrick was in Murphysboro, Ill. today where members of the John A. Logan Museum are trying to replace Civil War veterans' headstones that have been damaged or are illegible. The group hit a bump with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and now their task may be impossible. Find out why, tonight at 9 and 10.

In Heartland Sports, Josh Frydman talked exclusively with Otto Porter, the new Washington Wizards draftee from Sikeston. They talked about his draft night memories, fan support in southeast Missouri and how he'll get to walk to Wizards home games next year.

A coal miner was killed in an accident today at the Wildcat Hills Mine owned by Peabody Energy in Saline County. The miner was hit by a ram car that was being trammed through a ventilation curtain around 12:20 p.m.

The Bloomfield Fire Department is warning residents of suspicious calls to the elderly. You can click here for more on this story.

The Illinois Department of Public Health wants you to check the brand before eating frozen pomegranate seeds or a mixture containing pomegranate seeds since February. You can click here for more.

The National Rifle Association's Illinois lobbyist is predicting an easy legislative override of Gov. Pat Quinn's gun-carry veto. Quinn used amendatory veto authority today to ban guns from any establishment serving alcohol and to limit gun owners to carrying one weapon at a time.

In national news, investigators from around the nation arrived in Arizona today to examine whether 19 crack firefighters who perished over the weekend heeded the rules or ignored them and paid with their lives. "Fire crews battling a wildfire should identify escape routes and safe zones. They should pay close attention to the weather forecast. And they should post lookouts." These rules and others were established by the federal government decades ago after a wildfire tragedy in Colorado.

The Zimmerman murder trial continues. Today, a prosecutor tried to pick apart the statements of a Sanford police detective who was a prosecution witness but gave testimony that seemed to benefit the defense. You can click here for more on the trial as of today.

Amber Ruch
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