In this week's Everyone in the Heartland has a Story, Mary-Ann Maloney talked to a Lithium, Mo. man who has spent the last 20 years doing something he loves: collecting treasure, or as some would call it, junk. Watch tonight on Heartland News at 10.
Congressman Jason Smith joined House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, both Republicans, today in Cape Girardeau to talk about the effects of the Affordable Care Act on businesses. Todd Tumminia was at the meeting and spoke to local business leaders there. Watch tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10 for more.
The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law: whether businesses may use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees. The justices said they will take up an issue that has divided the lower courts in the face of roughly 40 lawsuits from for-profit companies asking to be spared from having to cover some or all forms of contraception.
We could see milk get a lot more expensive because Congress still hasn't passed a farm bill to renew subsidies for dairy and other commodities. Lawmakers have until the end of the year to reach a deal. If they don't, milk prices could hit $7 a gallon. Arnold Wyrick will have more on this tonight, on Heartland News at 9.
The town of Brookport will forever be changed after last week's tornado. As the town begins to rebuild, families of the three victims try to cope with the loss as best as they can. Allison Twaits talked to the family of Robert Harmon, who died in the tornado.
Police are investigating several burglaries in Franklin County. Sheriff Don Jones confirms four burglaries in all, and thinks they're tied to some burglaries in Williamson County.
Orchard Elementary's first-ever after school club is a big hit with students. "It's called Club Discover," explained Teacher Lyndsey Miller. "They get hands-on time to learn about science and some math, and they really get excited about it." About four dozen students meet once a month after school for the club. Miller said it all started with a student she had several years ago. Holly Brantley had the story, you can watch tonight on Heartland News at 9 for more.
Heartland stores are getting prepared for the big Black Friday crowds but physiologists say shoppers should also be prepared for the mental strains that could come along with hunting down those deals. Kadee Brosseau talked to Dr. David Van Pelt who said Black Friday comes with more than just great deals. He said there are several factors that can affect shoppers' mental well-being on that busy day.
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