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Report: Parents picking up less college costs, FDA could ban menthol cigarettes

Parents concerned about safety of rides at Jackson Homecomers. Parents concerned about safety of rides at Jackson Homecomers.
U.S. Postal Service could stop door-to-door delivery of you mail. U.S. Postal Service could stop door-to-door delivery of you mail.
Crews to begin working on Ohio River Bridge between Cairo and Wickliffe on July 29. Crews to begin working on Ohio River Bridge between Cairo and Wickliffe on July 29.
William and Kate introduced their newborn son to the world today. William and Kate introduced their newborn son to the world today.
Some babies born in Cape Girardeau yesterday share a birthday with new prince. Some babies born in Cape Girardeau yesterday share a birthday with new prince.

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A report released today says parents are picking up less of their children's college costs while grants and scholarships now have the top role in paying the bills. Todd Tumminia has the story. You can watch tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10 for more.

Tonight on Heartland News at 10, we'll have a story about why the FDA is considering banning menthol cigarettes. It says menthol is a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes. You can click here to read the story and watch tonight at 10.

Experts say men becoming victims of domestic violence is becoming more common. According to one website, while the majority of domestic violence victims are women, the abuse of men happens far more often than you'd probably expect. We'll have more on this story, tonight on Heartland News at 10.

Doctors at Harrisburg Medical Center and Prairie Heart Institute are working to remove the frustrations of ER wait time and traveling back and forth to hospitals by using a single button on an iPhone app. Allison Twaits had the story, you can click here to read more.

A Murphysboro man and woman were arrested after two churches were broken into over the weekend. Police responded to the first church on July 20 after someone had forcibly entered. The second church was broken into and had property stolen on July 21.

More proposed cuts for the postal service would end door-to-door delivery. Tyler Profilet was in Cape Girardeau today talking to residents about this might affect them. The plan would save money, but some say it would harm the elderly an disabled.

Crews will begin working on the Ohio River Bridge from Cairo to Wickliffe on Monday, July 29. KYTC said the bridge will not be closed, but will be restricted to all but passenger vehicles until September.

Kadee Brosseau was at the Jackson Homecomers today. In light of recent tragic events at a Texas Six Flags, some parents are concerned about ride safety at fairs. Kadee talked to workers with Fountain City Amusements, who assured parents the rides are all checked every day. You can click here for the full story.

Prince William and his wife Kate presented their newborn son to the world for the first time today, drawing whoops and wild applause from well-wishers as they revealed the new face of the British monarchy – though not yet, his name.

Here in the Heartland, we have our own little ‘royals.' Five babies born at Saint Francis Medical Center share their birthday with the new prince. You can click here to read the story.

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