As some of you may know, October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. It's a disease that one Sikeston family said changed their life for the better. Todd Tumminia talked to them today. You can watch their story tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
Nearby residents are glad after plans for a halfway house near Poplar Bluff fell through. The location was just across the street from an in-home daycare and residential area. Kadee Brosseau spent the day in Poplar Bluff talking to residents about the house. You can click here for her story.
The filming of the movie "Gone Girl" has been a big event in the area. Locals say they're seeing more than just lights and action, they're seeing dollar signs and upgrades. Christy Millweard found out what the economic impact of the movie is.
Though more than 200 volunteers are already in place to help younger students increase their reading level, about 40 more are needed for one on one involvement. For three years, Cape Girardeau has been home to a literacy acceleration program called Read to Succeed.
Outside the Heartland, the Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified seven of the eight people killed in a fiery bus crash on Interstate 40 yesterday. You can click here for the story.
In national news, a woman who was shot after trying to drive through a barrier and leading police on a high-speed chase near the White House has died, according to the Associated Press. Authorities locked down the U.S. Capitol, Senate office buildings and House office buildings this afternoon following a confrontation with a woman in a black Infiniti with Connecticut license plates.