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Tom Dinkins was a fifth grader in Joplin, Mo. when he heard that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. He shared his story with us today. Tom Dinkins was a fifth grader in Joplin, Mo. when he heard that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. He shared his story with us today.
Clean up efforts in Brookport, Ill. continue and ISP warns of possible scams. Clean up efforts in Brookport, Ill. continue and ISP warns of possible scams.
In the midst of a busy holiday schedule, some Southeast Missouri State University students will be carving out time to travel north and help tornado victims. In the midst of a busy holiday schedule, some Southeast Missouri State University students will be carving out time to travel north and help tornado victims.

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A half-century after rifle bullets cut through a presidential motorcade, the city that has long struggled with its own wounds from the Kennedy assassination paused Friday to honor the fallen leader, remembering a young, handsome president with whom Dallas will always be "linked in tragedy."

While people all over the country are remembering where they were that day, a few of you right here in the Heartland are telling Heartland News about it. Christy Millweard talked to Tom Dinkins, a fifth grader in Joplin, Mo. at the time, about what he remembers. You can click here for the story.

Long-time Heartland News anchor Mike Shain also shared with us what he remembers of working in the newsroom on that day. You can click here to watch the video.

Tonight is week 13 of Heartland Football Friday. You can visit our Heartland Football Friday page for scores, extended highlights and more. Make sure you watch tonight at 10 for more game highlights.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon visited tornado-damaged areas of Illinois. Durbin toured Washington, Ill. on Friday and Simon was in Gifford and Brookport, Ill.

This weekend more than 100 students from Southeast Missouri State University are trading in computers and papers for shovels and gloves. In the midst of a busy holiday schedule they're carving out time to travel north and help tornado victims. Mollie Lair talked to the students today, you can click here for the story.

Illinois State Police say catastrophes can bring out people who prey on victims. Troopers are warning tornado victims to be aware of the possibility of looters and scam artists. You can click here for some tips.

Speaking of scams, Union County officials say it is important for consumers to stay alert for electronic scams during the holiday season. They say tight budgets and financial concerns make people vulnerable to e-mail or "phishing" attacks.

If you're looking for local deals on Black Friday, you can click here to visit our Black Friday Headquarters page. We feature ads for local stores and how to prep for Black Friday shopping.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS

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