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Health officials discuss HIV testing, meeting in Cape Girardeau on nuisance changes

The accusations against David Lee Mangum, 37, of Dexter came out after Mangum's former live-in partner tested positive for HIV in July at the Stoddard County Health Department. The accusations against David Lee Mangum, 37, of Dexter came out after Mangum's former live-in partner tested positive for HIV in July at the Stoddard County Health Department.
The city of Cape Girardeau is looking at online surveys, and they'll hear from the public tonight about what ordinances they think needs changing. The city of Cape Girardeau is looking at online surveys, and they'll hear from the public tonight about what ordinances they think needs changing.
New sewage treatment plant opens in Clarkton. (Source: Schultz Surveying and Engineering) New sewage treatment plant opens in Clarkton. (Source: Schultz Surveying and Engineering)
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). A Osprey military helicopter flies by the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). A Osprey military helicopter flies by the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

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A Dexter man with HIV faces a charge of reckless exposure to HIV infection after police say he admitted to having more than 300 partners with 50 to 60 of those in Stoddard County. Todd Tumminia talked to health officials in Stoddard County today and will have more tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

A public meeting tonight in Cape Girardeau will collect public input on several proposed nuisance ordinance changes. For awhile now, people have been sounding-off in an online survey, basically telling the city what they think needs attention in Cape Girardeau.

A new sewage treatment plant has opened in Clarkton, Mo. Their old facility was built in ‘70s and started having problems serving the city's 520 homes and businesses. You can click here for more.

A Missouri judge has temporarily blocked a pair of new state laws that would have limited the ability of governments to regulate cellphone towers. At issue are bills imposing a wide-range list of things that cities, counties and the state cannot do when regulating cellphone towers.

A patrol car stopped an abandoned stolen vehicle from rolling down a street in Marion this morning. According to Illinois State Police, the stolen vehicle was abandoned after police cars were near.

Cold, bottled water will be waiting for students in the Graves County Schools for their bus ride home during the current period of excessive heat. On our Facebook page today, many people have applauded the school district and said all school should do this. What do you think? Head on over to our page here and let us know.

A federal report is blaming a spill of hydraulic fracturing fluids for harming a fish population in a small stream in southeastern Kentucky. A study says the liquids are believed to be the cause of a die-off of Blackside dace that lived in the Acorn Fork, a small creek in Knox County.

In national news, church bells rang out today at the National Cathedral and at sites nationwide to answer a call from one of the most important civil rights speeches in history to "let freedom ring." Organizers said people at more than 300 locations in nearly every state were ringing their bells to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Aug. 28, 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech.

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