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15-year-old organizes fundraiser, judge gives permission to look for Herrin graves

Hamlin has been beating the odds all her life. Now, she hopes to do it again. Her name will go back on the heart transplant list in January. Hamlin has been beating the odds all her life. Now, she hopes to do it again. Her name will go back on the heart transplant list in January.
Bob Bytnar won the $4,000,000 Gold Bullion instant lottery ticket. Bob Bytnar won the $4,000,000 Gold Bullion instant lottery ticket.
UC students turn coffee grounds into biodiesel. UC students turn coffee grounds into biodiesel.

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Several people in the area have signed up to participate in a fundraiser to stop diabetes, but what makes this story special is the organizer of the event. Todd Tumminia talked to the 15-year-old today. You can watch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for her story.

An update to a story we've brought you before on Heartland News, a judge has given the green light for a research team to start looking for graves buried nearly a century ago in the Herrin cemetery. Catch Arnold Wyrick's story tonight, on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

A Heartland woman has been beating the odds all her life. Now, she hopes to do it again. Krystle Hamlin needs a second heart transplant. Kadee Brosseau talked to Krystle and her family in Sikeston today. You can click here for the story.

A Wappapello man drowned at the Sikeston Sports Complex Lake Sunday night. The man's friend told police they went swimming in the lake Sunday and when his friend went under the water, he did not resurface.

Low enrollment numbers, budget issues and pension shortfalls. Chancellor Rita Cheng addressed it all in her fourth state of the university address this afternoon. Allison Twaits talked to the Cheng today about some of these issues. You can click here for more.

A Du Quoin man is $4 million richer after winning the lottery. While sitting at his kitchen table last Tuesday, Bob Bytnar scratched his ticket using the lucky washer he found in his shed a few years ago. You can click here to continue reading.

Outside the Heartland, for many of us, it's the fuel that wakes us up and gets us started on our day. Now, University of Cincinnati researchers are discovering that an ingredient in our old coffee grounds might someday serve as a cheaper, cleaner fuel for our cars, furnaces and other energy sources.

Amber Ruch
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