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New requirements for teachers, alligator gar returns to Bootheel

Tick-related disease has actually been in Missouri for at least four years, but scientists just figured out what it was. Tick-related disease has actually been in Missouri for at least four years, but scientists just figured out what it was.
Robert Cummins arrested on Monday after being accused of killing cats with a hatchet. Robert Cummins arrested on Monday after being accused of killing cats with a hatchet.
The Alligator Gar is making a comeback in the Bootheel. The Alligator Gar is making a comeback in the Bootheel.
This trio, among other notable men, have been caught with their pants down and later claimed sex addiction. (Source: MGN Online) This trio, among other notable men, have been caught with their pants down and later claimed sex addiction. (Source: MGN Online)
Aaron Hernandez's probable cause hearing delayed. (Source: ABC News/MGN Photos) Aaron Hernandez's probable cause hearing delayed. (Source: ABC News/MGN Photos)

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Some say teachers are the most important influences for developing children. Now, lawmakers want to make sure that only the best are doing this important work. Tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10, Christy Millweard will break down what these new requirements mean and how your children could be affected.

Now that SIU's Board of Trustees have ironed out their differences, they're rolling up their sleeves and getting to work. Members from both the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses are taking part in a university retreat. Allison Twaits will have more on their goals and plans to guide the university for years to come on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

The superintendent at Puxico schools said if lawmakers override Gov. Nixon's veto of a bill that calls for cuts to education and funding, his district will take a hit. Kadee Brosseau talked to him today. You can click here to read the story.

Missouri leads the nation in tick related diseases, and a new virus could be making its way to the Heartland.Tyler Profilet had the story today about this disease that's already infected two men, and possibly more. You can click here to read the story.

The residents of Orient, Ill. have mail service again. The post office was shut down a few months ago, and now the town will get a cluster of boxes installed near City Hall.

A DuQuoin man was taken into custody Monday after being accused of killing cats with a hatchet. Robert Cummins was charged with two counts of felony animal torture and possession of a handgun be a felon.

The Alligator Gar is making a comeback in the Bootheel.The Missouri Department of Conservation is restocking the fish in seven conservation areas near the St. Francis and Mississippi Rivers.

In national news, Anthony Weiner pressed ahead with his bid for mayor today despite growing calls to drop out over a new sexting scandal, saying the campaign is too important to abandon over "embarrassing personal things" becoming public.

Speaking of Anthony Weiner, he and Tiger Woods, Jesse James and Russell Brand all have one thing in common: all have been caught cheating and all have claimed to be addicted to sex. However, experts are disagreeing on whether sex addiction should be classified and recognized as a mental disorder. Conflicting studies further muddy the waters. You can watch for more on this story, tonight on Heartland News at 10.

A judge today gave prosecutors more time to present evidence to a grand jury in their murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. He was in court for what was supposed to be a probable cause hearing, but prosecutors said the grand jury is still considering the evidence against him. You can click here for the story.

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