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Anniversary of '93 flood, cooler weather means good year for winemakers

A new Paramount Apparel plant is scheduled to begin production in Ellington as soon as next week. The plant is bringing up to 80 new jobs to the area. A new Paramount Apparel plant is scheduled to begin production in Ellington as soon as next week. The plant is bringing up to 80 new jobs to the area.
Aspiring filmmaker in Georgia finds passion through disability. Aspiring filmmaker in Georgia finds passion through disability.
Dept. of Health: Salad mix source of violent stomach illness. Dept. of Health: Salad mix source of violent stomach illness.

Good evening,

One of the most infamous floods on the Mississippi River happened 20 years ago this summer. It was late July 1993 when levees at Kaskaskia, Ill. ruptured, forcing people to flee the area. Today, Todd Tumminia talked to folks who lived through the flood in '93. Watch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for the story.

After last year's dry and hot days and nights, this year's cooler weather has been great news for winemakers. Arnold Wyrick talked to some Southern Illinois vineyards about how this is shaping up to be a good year for them. Watch tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

As protests at fast food restaurants across the country continue, we asked just how far a minimum wage job can take someone in Cape Girardeau. Tyler Profilet spent the day answering that question, and the answer is: not very far. You can click here for the story.

Kadee Brosseau spent the day in Ellington, Mo. where a manufacturing plant says they will be bringing lots of jobs back. The manufacturing plant shut down around 14 years ago and is back. You can click here to see what the return of jobs means for the town and plant's future employees.

Outside the Heartland, an aspiring filmmaker in Georgia found passion through disability. Even though his feet and hands are shaking, Joseph Barnhart isn't nervous about premiering the trailer of his first film. Click here to continue reading.

Health Alert: A prepackaged salad mix is the source of a stomach bug that sickened 78 people in Nebraska since June, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The Centers for Disease Control reported last week that the same intestinal disease, cyclospora infection, has affected more than 300 people in nine states.

A massive explosion rocked a central Florida gas plant today. No one died, but eight workers were injured, including one worker who was hit by a car on a nearby road while fleeing the explosions. Officials said the damage could have been significantly worse if three 30,000-pound propane storage containers had caught fire. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS

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