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Doctors say the number of kids with deadly food allergies has been increasing in recent years Doctors say the number of kids with deadly food allergies has been increasing in recent years
Metropolis girl gets happy surprise in kid's meal. Metropolis girl gets happy surprise in kid's meal.
Much of the federal government remains inactive as the budgetary impasse continues. Much of the federal government remains inactive as the budgetary impasse continues.

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Due to the government shutdown, memorials in Washington, D.C. have been closed to the public. That didn't stop Missouri veterans who left today to see the memorials built in their honor. Todd Tumminia spoke to them about their trip. You can watch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for their story.

In continuing coverage of the government shutdown, Arnold Wyrick will have more on how it's affecting retired Illinois teachers and their insurance coverage. Catch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for more on the closed IRS offices.

With no breakthrough in the impasse between House Republicans and the Senate, much of the federal government remained closed today. President Obama met with congressional leaders this afternoon to brief them on the troubles caused by the shutdown.

Doctors say the number of kids with deadly food allergies have been increasing in recent years. While experts do not know the cause, they say parents should look out for allergic symptoms in their children. Kadee Brosseau talked to parents a doctor today about allergies in kids. You can click here to see what they had to say.

If you're getting close to retirement, you might not be as prepared as you think. A University of Missouri Personal Finance Associate Professor said her research shows people aren't saving enough for retirement. Christy Millweard talked to a financial planner in Cape Girardeau about retirement planning. You can click here for the story.

A bus taking a church group home to North Carolina blew a tire, veered across the highway median and crashed into a sport utility vehicle and tractor trailer today in a fiery crash that killed eight people, authorities said. Fourteen people were hurt in the crash in northeastern Tennessee, including eight of whom were in critical condition. You can click here to continue reading.

Cape Girardeau police were working a traffic crash on Interstate 55 at the 93.2 mile marker, southbound. It happened shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Traffic was down to one lane at one point and moving slow in the area.

A Metropolis, Ill. girl got the best surprise of her life in her kid's meal. Her father is now sharing the video after two years because he said he wants brighten peoples' day. Her reaction is priceless, you can click here to watch the video.

In entertainment news, a jury has rejected a claim that a promoter of Michael Jackson's comeback concerts was negligent in hiring the doctor who killed the superstar with a drug overdose.

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