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A community is in mourning after a Poplar Bluff Marine was killed Wednesday in a training exercise in southern Calfiornia. A community is in mourning after a Poplar Bluff Marine was killed Wednesday in a training exercise in southern Calfiornia.
Are you prepping for Black Friday? We took a look at some different strategies for getting the best deals. Are you prepping for Black Friday? We took a look at some different strategies for getting the best deals.
This is a still image from surveillance of a dump truck ramming a vehicle Tuesday at a gas station near the Emerson Bridge. Police say they are looking for a man that may know something about the incident. (Source: Cape Girardeau PD) This is a still image from surveillance of a dump truck ramming a vehicle Tuesday at a gas station near the Emerson Bridge. Police say they are looking for a man that may know something about the incident. (Source: Cape Girardeau PD)
When a fire ripped through downtown Dexter last year, it was a blow to not only the store owners, but the local economy. When a fire ripped through downtown Dexter last year, it was a blow to not only the store owners, but the local economy.
The American Farm Bureau Federation reports the average cost of this year's Thanksgiving dinner dropped about a percent. The American Farm Bureau Federation reports the average cost of this year's Thanksgiving dinner dropped about a percent.

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Coming up on Heartland News at 9 and 10, Rachel Gartner looked into some ways to help prevent catching that nasty flu bug. She talked to the health department about the easiest and cheapest way to prevent the flu.

A community is mourning after a Poplar Bluff Marine was killed Wednesday in a training exercise at Camp Pendleton. Staff Sgt. Eric Summers, 32, was killed in an explosion at the camp in southern California. Todd Tumminia talked to family members and will have more on the story on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Once a staple of small town America, many local storefronts across the country now stand empty. When a fire ripped through downtown Dexter last year, it was a blow to not only the store owners, but the local economy. Molly Lair talked to the owner of The Loft in Dexter. He rebuilt right on the spot that the original building stood since the 1880s.

The holidays are creeping closer, meaning one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday, is right around the corner. Do you hunt the sales, or plan what you're looking for? Christy Millweard looked into Black Friday shopping trends and more. You can click here for the story.

We have a slideshow of Black Friday deals for local stores. We'll be updating it as we find more. You can click here to see some of the deals.

With less than two weeks until the big feast, we've got some good news for shoppers who still need to pick up stuffing and green beans. The American Farm Bureau Federation reports the average cost of this year's Thanksgiving dinner dropped about a percent. Allison Twaits had the story; you can click here to see just what will be cheaper this year.

Cape Girardeau police want to find a man for questioning after an incident involving a dump truck. It happened Tuesday afternoon at Bi-State Southern, one of the gas stations by the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. Police released a surveillance video that shows someone in a dump truck ramming someone else's vehicle.

Heartland Football Friday Week 12! You can click here to visit our Heartland Football Friday page for scores and extended highlights.

In national news, the House of Representatives voted by a healthy bipartisan majority today to weaken a core component of "Obamacare" and permit the sale of individual health coverage that falls short of requirements in the law. In the Senate, a handful of Democrats who face tough re-election races next year are supporting legislation to require insurance companies to renew policies canceled because of the law.

A project is saluting a historic 19th century speech in a 21st century manner. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address on Tuesday, a website is challenging people to record themselves reciting the historic address.

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