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Cape Girardeau drug bust, Brookport mayor in surgery after Friday car crash, Poplar Bluff schools to hire more nurses

Man arrested in Cape Girardeau pharmacy robbery suspected of two Dexter armed robberies. Man arrested in Cape Girardeau pharmacy robbery suspected of two Dexter armed robberies.
Cape Girardeau police arrested someone after drugs were found in a home near an elementary school. Cape Girardeau police arrested someone after drugs were found in a home near an elementary school.
Poplar Bluff schools say they will be hiring more nurses because they're seeing an increase in students with serious medical issues. Poplar Bluff schools say they will be hiring more nurses because they're seeing an increase in students with serious medical issues.
A rural Williamson County man was told he couldn't eat the 8-point buck he shot on his own property. A rural Williamson County man was told he couldn't eat the 8-point buck he shot on his own property.
The Brookport mayor was in surgery Monday after he was in a two-car crash Friday. The Brookport mayor was in surgery Monday after he was in a two-car crash Friday.

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Cape Girardeau police have one person in custody after finding drugs in a home near an elementary school. Police and members of the SEMO Drug Task Force searched a home near Franklin Elementary Monday afternoon. Todd Tumminia will have more tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

The Poplar Bluff School District will soon have two additional nurses on staff. According to the school's health coordinator, the number of students with serious medical conditions has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. Kadee Brosseau talked to school officials about the new hires. You can click here for more.

At noon on Monday, Brookport's mayor, John Klaffer, went in to surgery at an Indiana hospital after a two car crash Friday, according to family. While he's recovering, leaders in Brookport say despite another setback, the town won't miss a beat in its recovery. Allison Twaits had the story, you can click here to continue reading.

Oral Browning, of rural Williamson County, said he uses deer meat from his kills to supplement his grocery bill. This year, what he killed, he was told he couldn't consume. Rachel Gartner talked to Browning and he explained he was excited when he took the 40-yard shot and killed an 8-point buck on his property. On closer inspection, he said he found some unusual tags and coloring on the deer.

A man accused of robbing a pharmacy in Cape Girardeau is believed to be the same suspect in two armed robberies in Dexter, Mo. Cape Girardeau police say a man showed up at the Walgreens around 8 a.m. demanding prescription pills. He allegedly took off with the medication, but did not show a weapon.

Some health care advocates are suing the state of Missouri over legal limits on the counselors enlisted to help consumers navigate the new online health insurance marketplace. A new Missouri law requires insurance counselors to get state licenses to help online shoppers negotiate the federal insurance exchange.

Get Covered Illinois is offering enrollment events after the deadline for enrollment into the insurance marketplace for coverage starting January 1 has been extended from December 15 to December 23.

Gov. Pat Quinn says a pension-reform deal under consideration in Springfield is the most important fiscal vote most lawmakers will ever take. He says he's traveling to Springfield Monday night to meet with and talk to as many lawmakers as possible.

In national news, a commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble was unclear, he said.

Amber Ruch
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