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K-9 officer's at work, I-Team investigates rental rights

Do local landlords not know the law, or are they setting their own standards at the expense of young children? Do local landlords not know the law, or are they setting their own standards at the expense of young children?
Meridian High School will now house students from all grade levels after toxic mold was found in the middle school. Meridian High School will now house students from all grade levels after toxic mold was found in the middle school.
Smoking bans have nearly doubled in the last five years, with the tally now at nearly 2,600 and more are in the works. Smoking bans have nearly doubled in the last five years, with the tally now at nearly 2,600 and more are in the works.
Oregon State Police fielded about 60 tips after authorities issued an Amber Alert for DiMaggio, 40, and his blue Nissan Versa with California license plate. Oregon State Police fielded about 60 tips after authorities issued an Amber Alert for DiMaggio, 40, and his blue Nissan Versa with California license plate.
College friends of a Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Dias Kadyrbayev, right, and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19, face charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice. (Source: Boston Globe/MGN) College friends of a Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Dias Kadyrbayev, right, and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19, face charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice. (Source: Boston Globe/MGN)

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Using dogs to help in investigations is nothing new to law enforcement, but what makes these four-legged officers so successful? Todd Tumminia spent some time with them today and put them to the test in a simulated situation. Watch it tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

In our Heartland News I-Team report this week, Kathy Sweeney investigated rental rights. One federal watch dog group calls it a disturbing trend – landlords in Cape Girardeau discriminating against families.

Students in the Meridian School District will have some new changes to get used to with the first day of school. Allison Twaits talked to the teachers as they get ready for roughly 600 students to walk through the doors on Tuesday morning.

Lunchtime is an important time of the day for students. Kadee Brosseau talked to the director of nutrition services at several Heartland schools who said kids have healthy options from which to choose.

The next step in the fight against smoking is moving to parks, beaches and college campuses. Today, we talked to a Heartland doctor and a local business on the issue. You can click here to see what they had to say.

In national news, a search for a man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl after abandoning her mother and possibly her younger brother in his burning house expanded today to four western states, Mexico and Canada, with dozens of tips pouring in from Oregon and Washington.

Two college friends of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were indicted today for allegedly trying to thwart investigators by throwing away fireworks and other items they found in Tsarnaev's dorm room the day before his capture.

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