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MoonPie drop, Cape Girardeau man completes unique resolution, Wappapello mail theft

Spirits will rise as the MoonPie descends in downtown Mobile, AL, to start 2014. (Photos Courtesy Tad Denson, MyShotz.com) Spirits will rise as the MoonPie descends in downtown Mobile, AL, to start 2014. (Photos Courtesy Tad Denson, MyShotz.com)
A Cape Girardeau man completed his unique resolution for 2013 today. A Cape Girardeau man completed his unique resolution for 2013 today.
The Okla. and Mo. governors placed a wager on the Cotton Bowl game on Friday. The Okla. and Mo. governors placed a wager on the Cotton Bowl game on Friday.

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Coming up on Heartland News at 9 and 10, some residents in Wappapello recently received a letter saying mail theft may have occurred in their area. Todd Tumminia looked into this and will have more on the story.

The countdown to midnight and the new year is just a few hours away. For six years, Mobile has been letting the good times roll with a family-friendly New Year's celebration, capped by the dropping of a giant, lighted MoonPie. Made of plastic and LED lights, it will descend 317 feet in 60 seconds from the RSA Trustmark skyrise to mark the end of 2013.

"Auld Lang Syne" has been around since at least the 1700s and a New Year's staple since 1929. The lyrics to the Scottish folk song are often attributed to poet Robert Burns, although he claimed he wrote it down after hearing someone else sing it. You can click here for more on the tradition and meaning of the song.

Last New Year's, one man made a resolution to run every block of every street in Cape Girardeau in 2013. On Tuesday, the last day of the year, Mike Higgins is meeting his goal. Kadee Brosseau talked to him about his resolution and what his goal for 2014 is. You can click here for the story.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon are placing a wager on the Oklahoma State-Missouri matchup in the Cotton Bowl and a food pantry in one of the two states will be the beneficiary. The Cowboys and Tigers will play at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

We have an update to a story we've been following today, and an update for one from earlier this week.

The body of a woman recovered from Lake Barkley around noon on Tuesday has been identified. According to KSP, the body of Mary P. Hatley, 62, of Evansville, Indiana was found in the water around 12:03 p.m.

The autopsy results have been released for a woman who died in an apartment fire in Jackson Sunday afternoon. According to the coroner, Sandra Riggins, 61, died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.

In national news, police were adding extra patrols around pot shops in eight Colorado towns that plan to allow recreational sales to anyone over 21 on January 1. Officials at Denver International Airport installed new signs warning visitors their weed can't legally go home with them. You can click here to continue reading.

Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease – the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.

That's it for this year!

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

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