Thanksgiving travel, preps - I-Team - Black Friday

Thanksgiving travel, preps - I-Team - Black Friday

Good Thanksgiving Eve to you!

On this

, a big storm in the East has affected hundreds of flights and caused numerous wrecks. However, Bob Reeves says the

for the Heartland for this time of year.

All six lanes of the

are now open for the Thanksgiving weekend.

It looks like the iconic balloons of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

after a fear of wind gusts.

Allison Twaits tells us about counselors who will be available this weekend for those in Brookport still dealing with loss after the tornado.

Mollie Lair traveled to Sikeston today to see how a local food pantry is providing for those in need.

Some local students are giving the gift of warmth this season. Kadee Brosseau joins us on Heartland News at Five with the story on what these kids are teaching all of us about the true meaning of the holidays.

As you're getting ready to make that Thanksgiving meal, make sure you follow these safe cooking tips.

This year marks a rare holiday that won't happen again for more than 76,000 years -

.

The challenges and concerns that come with living in a flood plain are nothing new in the Heartland. But, after dealing with disaster last month, the McClure fire chief says new federal rules coming to his small town are leaving him high and dry. Kathy Sweeney investigates on Heartland News at Six.

For your convenience, we added some more stores to our slideshow of Black Friday ads with links to local stores and their hours.

Go to

for your Black Friday Headquarters! #BFHQ

Downtown small business owners make a big push this year to get shoppers to think outside the box store and head towards the river in Cape Girardeau.

The Obama administration is

, putting off until next November the launch of an online portal to the health insurance marketplace for small businesses.

A spokeswoman for Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says members are being asked to return to Springfield next week to vote on a newly inked deal to solve the

.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Christy Hendricks

Digital Content Director