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Heartland soldier returns home, southern IL woman one of first to get concealed carry permit in state

A woman sued the state of Illinois after being attacked at an Anna church, won and is now one of the first in Illinois to get a concealed carry permit. A woman sued the state of Illinois after being attacked at an Anna church, won and is now one of the first in Illinois to get a concealed carry permit.
Don't forget to set your clocks up on Sunday for Daylight saving time. Don't forget to set your clocks up on Sunday for Daylight saving time.
Students living on campus in every Missouri college may soon be required to get a meningitis vaccine. Students living on campus in every Missouri college may soon be required to get a meningitis vaccine.

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The children's choir performed at First Baptist Church in Jackson Friday night, but it was the moment right after the performance that brought the crowd to its knees. Todd Tumminia will have more on a soldier's return home tonight, on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

She sued the state of Illinois, won and now has one of the first issued concealed carry permits. Mary Shepard was brutally beaten inside the First Baptist Church of Anna in September 2009.

A new program is helping change the way six southern Illinois counties help juveniles with discipline problems. It addresses the issue before they become regulars in the court system. Allison Twaits talked to Union County State's Attorney Tyler Edmonds about the program.

There may soon be another vaccination for Missouri college students to cross off their list. Students living on campus at every school in Missouri could be required to get vaccinated against bacterial meningitis starting as early as next year. Mollie Lair talked to Bruce Skinner with Southeast Missouri State University about the vaccinations. You can click here for the story.

Funding for domestic violence shelters in Missouri could be in jeopardy after a state commission denied a grant for 15 rural shelters. Christy Millweard talked to Rozz Ridings with House of Refuge in Sikeston who said they were counting on that money for operational costs and utility bills.

The abducted 3-year-old from Bolivar, Mo. was found safe in Springfield, according to KOLR-TV. The Amber Alert was issued Friday for Jaden Hanson. According to KOLR, police say a utility worker saw a car that appeared to match the suspect description and called authorities.

Cape Girardeau police responded to a call of multiple shots fired on the 400 block of Benton Street on Friday afternoon. According to Officer Darin Hickey, a bullet penetrated a wall of Ms. Cally's Family Home Daycare. There were children in the home at the time, but no one was injured in the shooting.

The City of Cape Girardeau announced the 2014 Cape Air Festival is back on. They say the Canadian forces Snowbirds reversed direction and told Air Festival organizers that the team would be able to perform at several U.S. shows this year, including Cape Girardeau.

Local veteran Navy SEABEES hope when others see a new monument at the Bloomfield National Cemetery, they will recognize not just their work and sacrifice, but that of so many thousands of men and women in different branches of the military.

In national news, younger siblings of children with autism may show signs of abnormal development or behavior as early as 1 year of age, according to a new study. The findings suggest that parents and doctors should keep close watch for such symptoms at an early age so problems can be addressed sooner, the researchers said.

A sure sign that spring is on the horizon: It's time to set the clocks forward for daylight saving time. Here's a reminder to set your clocks ahead! Daylight saving time officially starts Sunday at 2 a.m. local time. It's also a good time to put new batteries in warning devices such as smoke detectors and hazard warning radios.

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