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Reaction to Pope's statements, Fisk driveway troubles

"If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" the pope asked in a news conference today. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca) "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" the pope asked in a news conference today. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
Casey’s General Store restricts energy shots, like Five Hour Energy, to people 18 years old and older. Casey’s General Store restricts energy shots, like Five Hour Energy, to people 18 years old and older.
Still image from surveillance video of suspect stealing flag. (Source: Cape Girardeau Police Department) Still image from surveillance video of suspect stealing flag. (Source: Cape Girardeau Police Department)
K9 Lizzy with the Williamson County Sheriff's Department will receive bullet and stab protective vests. (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Department) K9 Lizzy with the Williamson County Sheriff's Department will receive bullet and stab protective vests. (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Department)
The Senate confirmed James Comey to become FBI director. The Senate confirmed James Comey to become FBI director.

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A remarkably candid Pope Francis struck a conciliatory stance toward gays today, saying "who am I to judge" when it comes to the sexual orientation of priests. Arnold Wyrick talked to some local viewers about what they think of the Pope's words. Watch Heartland News at 9 and 10 to see what they said.

A home owner in Fisk, Mo. says she can't get to her driveway because of the action taken by her water district. Todd Tumminia was there and will tell you more about what happened on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Energy drinks are getting more and more popular among teenagers, but health professionals say they can be dangerous to teens' health. Kadee Brosseau was in Jackson, Mo. at the Casey's General Store, where they have been quietly battling this trend by restricting energy shots to people 18 years and older.

Fast food workers across the country walked off the job and went on strike today. It is part of a nationwide protest as workers say they don't make enough money to live on and want a raise. Tyler Profilet talked to local business owners. If you missed it at 6 p.m., you can click here to watch the story. Don't forget to head over to our Facebook page and join the conversation on this issue.

The Cape Girardeau Police Department is looking for more information on a stolen flag. Police say a man stolen an American flag from a home on Tuesday, July 16 around 1:30 a.m. You can click here to read the story and look at a surveillance image of the suspect.

The City of Ellington will be getting jobs back when a company returns after 14 years. According to the Chamber of Commerce, Paramount Apparel International, Inc. will be opening a manufacturing facility on Aug. 12, bringing up to 100 jobs within the next year.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Department announced today their K9 Lizzy will be receiving a bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a non-profit organization and a Marion veterinarian.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will open the new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge between McCracken and Livingston Counties tonight between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

In national news, the Louisiana coroner who performed the autopsy on radio personality, David "Kidd" Kraddick, said it revealed he had an enlarged heart. Kraddick died Saturday in New Orleans while attending a golf tournament for a nonprofit organization for children, which he started.

The Senate overwhelming confirmed James Comey today to become FBI director, elevating the one-time Justice Department official who defied efforts by President George W. Bush's White House to renew a program that allowed warrantless eavesdropping.

Amber Ruch

County News Digital Content Producer

aruch@kfvs12.com

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