A Cape Girardeau soldier surprised his second grade daughter at school today! Todd Tummnia was at Nell Holcomb and caught the whole thing on camera. Watch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for more.
A Poplar Bluff man is dead after the excavator he was in fell into a lake and he became pinned. Sheriff Mark Dobbs said deputies were able to pull the man out of a window, but he died later at the hospital.
More than 45 years later, plans are coming together to open an old Howardville school as a community center. Kadee Brosseau was in Howardville today with the story; you can click here for more.
A crash on Elkville Road earlier this month killed 45-year-old Darren Coffel. Now, the community is putting together a weekend of baseball to help raise money for Coffel's 13-year-old son, Chase. Allison Twaits had the story as 12 teams from Coffel's Wooden Bat League will play in a tournament starting Saturday morning. You can click here for more.
There is an effort going on Thursday to help a Du Quoin family. Three of four members of the James family were diagnosed with the same hereditary disorder. Carly O'Keefe talked to the family; you can click here for their story.
Many of you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Christy Millweard talked to a group today that has another campaign urging you to get a colon cancer screening too. You can click here for more on the "Screen this too" campaign.
In national news, as of October 1 opening for Obamacare enrollment nears, some people may be unsure on how to access the health insurance options. The government-created Health Insurance Marketplace is intended to provide an easy way to apply in four simple steps. You can click here for more information.
Days before the debut of new online insurance markets, a couple of last-minute technical glitches with President Barack Obama's health care law are making supporters anxious and giving opponents a new line of attack. The administration said today that small business owners who want to use insurance markets designed especially for them will have to wait until sometime in November before they can finish their sign-ups.