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Texting and driving, Dog raid, Colossal cabbage

Texting and driving: we've all heard about how dangerous it can be. But are young drivers hearing the same message? You've probably seen the commercials encouraging drivers not to text behind the wheel. Christy Millweard talked to a few local teens about the trend.

More than a dozen dogs were hauled away from what's being called terrible conditions by the city of East Prairie. The owner of the building had been pleading with law enforcement to do something about the problem. Kadee Brosseau went to the scene today and has more on Heartland News at Six.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says Illinois new concealed carry law is a step in the right direction for the state.  Tyler Profilet talked to Gov. Nixon about several topics today.

Nixon has also signed legislation intended to replenish an insolvent Missouri fund for disabled workers.

Gov. Pat Quinn moved to halt Illinois lawmakers' pay today, following through on his warning of consequences if they failed to come up with a solution to the state's nearly $100 billion pension crisis, the worst of any state nationwide.

His arm in a cast and his face swollen, a blase-looking Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty today in the Boston Marathon bombing in a seven-minute proceeding that marked his first public appearance since his capture in mid-April.

Country music star Randy Travis is showing signs of improvement but remains in critical condition with congestive heart failure because of a viral illness, doctors said today.

Some kids in Thailand apparently need an extensive course in world history, with a concentration on World War II. Kentucky Fried Chicken is irked that its logo was intertwined with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler at a chicken restaurant in Thailand.

A Wingo, Kentucky third grader grew one colossal cabbage as part of school program and now he's entered in a contest!

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