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Fund cuts for dialysis centers, banning smoking possible in Poplar Bluff

The USDA set a trap in an ash tree in Perryville City Park and found an emerald ash borer. The USDA set a trap in an ash tree in Perryville City Park and found an emerald ash borer.
This week's I-Team report tells Jim's story. How complications from hip replacement surgery can be deadly and what precautions you should take. This week's I-Team report tells Jim's story. How complications from hip replacement surgery can be deadly and what precautions you should take.
Rend Lake College will hold a conference on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” organized by several agencies. Rend Lake College will hold a conference on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” organized by several agencies.
HOME 2025 is an exhibit depicting the life stages and living spaces of the future as created by GE designers and engineers. HOME 2025 is an exhibit depicting the life stages and living spaces of the future as created by GE designers and engineers.

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The Federal Agency responsible for medicare recently announced plans to cut funding for dialysis treatments. That cut is expected to be about $970 million. Todd Tumminia will have more on what this means for local dialysis centers on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

The City of Poplar Bluff is considering banning smoking at bars and restaurants. Christy Millweard talked to residents about what they think of the possible ban. You can watch tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

A little bug is causing big problems in Perry County, Mo. The Emerald Ash Borer has been found there and a quarantine on all firewood is expected to come soon. Tyler Profilet spent the day in Perry County. You can click here for more.

If you missed it earlier, our I-Team report this week was on one family's cautionary tale of the dangers of hip replacement surgery. You can click here to read the story.

A 17-year-old has been charged after Jackson Police conducted an investigation into inappropriate sexual conduct of an 11-year-old. You can click here for more.

Rend Lake College will hold a conference on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," organized by several agencies. The conference will be Tuesday, July 30.

In national news, Detroit became the biggest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy today. Once the very symbol of American industrial might, its finances are now ravaged and its neighborhoods are now hollowed out by a long, slow decline in population and auto manufacturing.

After months of research using expected future trends and advanced technology, innovators with General Electric Appliances unveiled "Home 2025" today in Louisville, Ky. You can click here to read the story.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com

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