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Living on minimum wage, new jobs, lawmaker pay halted

Could you live off of minimum wage? Could you live off of minimum wage?
New jobs are coming to Ellington, Mo. and possibly Fulton County, Ky. New jobs are coming to Ellington, Mo. and possibly Fulton County, Ky.
New York City's crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice. New York City's crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice.

As protests at fast food restaurants across the country for a higher minimum wage continue, we wanted to know just how far a minimum wage job can take someone in Cape Girardeau. Tyler Profilet spent the day trying to answer that question. Find out his answer on Heartland News at Five.

A manufacturing plant that devastated a small Heartland town when it shut down more than 10 years ago is now moving back to Ellington. Paramount Apparel is bringing lots of jobs with it and soon. Kadee Brosseau spent the day there to see what this means for the town and the plant's future employees.

More than 120 jobs could be coming to Fulton County, Kentucky thanks to a $3 million tax incentive.

Gov. Pat Quinn says a lawsuit over lawmakers' halted pay filed by the leaders of the Illinois House and Senate is "just plain wrong." Allison Twaits talked to some local lawmakers about it.

The former Carter County Collector faces a felony stealing charge.

Two people are being held in the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office in Caruthersville, Missouri on outstanding warrants from Baxter County, Arkansas for felony theft of property. The two are accused of stealing a watercraft and trailer.

The former New Madrid County Sheriff's Department officer manager faces a theft charge.

Three children were injured when two vehicles crashed into a Kansas City daycare, authorities said this afternoon. The driver who caused the crash was also injured, authorities said.

New York City's crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice.

Christy Hendricks
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