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'Pet flipping' prevention, thyroid cancer on the rise

Cape Girardeau families can now save on back-to-school shopping Aug. 2-4. Cape Girardeau families can now save on back-to-school shopping Aug. 2-4.
Dr. Clifford Morris, the Saline County Animal Control Administrator, reported that the dog that reportedly attacked another dog in Eldorado, isn't vicious for a number of reasons. Dr. Clifford Morris, the Saline County Animal Control Administrator, reported that the dog that reportedly attacked another dog in Eldorado, isn't vicious for a number of reasons.
Construction on a new elementary school in Jackson is expected to start soon, possibly by the end of the month. Construction on a new elementary school in Jackson is expected to start soon, possibly by the end of the month.
Marine Police in Alabama said a boat struck low power lines, killing the passenger on board. Marine Police in Alabama said a boat struck low power lines, killing the passenger on board.

Good evening,

Today, Todd Tumminia talked to officials on what people in the Heartland can do to prevent something called "pet flipping." Watch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for more!

The number of cases of thyroid cancer is on the rise, particularly in women. Medical experts say it is partly because of better detection methods in recent years. Tonight on Heartland News, tune in at 9 and 10 as Arnold Wyrick tells us why women are more prone than men to this type of cancer.

Parents may want to chat with their kids about another kind of abuse: emotional or physical injury in their dating relationship. Christy Millweard spoke with a few experts about what to say to kids.

While school districts across the Heartland gear up for the start of the school year, the Jackson School District is getting ready for a big change. Construction on a new elementary school is expected to start soon, possibly by the end of the month. Tyler Profilet had the story. You can click here for more.

Speaking of back-to-school, for the first time in five years, Cape Girardeau will be participating in the tax free weekend. Kadee Brosseau found out how much the tax free weekend can help families out. You can click here to read the story.

It's been a difficult couple of weeks for an Eldorado family whose shih-tzu puppy was attacked and killed by a neighbor's pit bull. A lot of people have expressed concern over what to do with the pit bull. Allison Twaits sat in on the press conference as county leaders spoke out earlier today. You can click here to see what they had to say.

Outside the Heartland, Marine police in Alabama are investigating a freak boating accident that killed a man. The incident happened on the Tennessee River, few miles north of Decatur during a fishing tournament.

In national news, a bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House today and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature. You can click here to continue reading.

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

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