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IL voters cast ballots in state's primary election, study says Americans don't have much in savings

Tuesday is the primary election for the state of Illinois. Tuesday is the primary election for the state of Illinois.
A new study says that the five-second rule is actually real, at least to a certain extent. A new study says that the five-second rule is actually real, at least to a certain extent.
It's Flood Safety Awareness Week and Bryan McComick talked to a hydrologist about what the spring flood outlook looks like for the Heartland. It's Flood Safety Awareness Week and Bryan McComick talked to a hydrologist about what the spring flood outlook looks like for the Heartland.

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Voters in Illinois cast ballots in the state's primary election on Tuesday. Polls across Illinois opened at 6 a.m. and remained open until 7 p.m. You can click here for more information on some of the bigger topics in southern Illinois.

School leaders in Harrisburg, Illinois met Tuesday to make some tough decisions on where to make budget cuts. Arnold Wyrick was at the meeting and will have more tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

New research found that a third of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings and investments that could be used for retirement. Todd Tumminia talked to a financial expert about factors he's seen firsthand that could be the cause.

We've all heard of the five-second rule. We've all probably followed it at least once. Here's some good news: a new study shows the five-second rule is actually real, at least to a certain extent. Kadee Brosseau talked to teachers at the University School for Young Children about how they handle the five-second rule.

The Cape Girardeau Police Department wrapped up the last of its tours on Tuesday, March 18. The department has been operating out of the current building since 1975. It was built to hold 65 people. The department now employs around 120 people.

The 2014 severe weather workshop was held in Paducah on Tuesday and one of many topics discussed was the 89th anniversary of the Tri-State Tornado. You can click here for the story.

It's Flood Safety Awareness Week across the U.S. and the Heartland has quite a long history with high water. Bryan McCormick talked to a hydrologist about the soil and river levels. You can click here to read more on the spring flood outlook for this year.

Forget digging out quarters and dimes. In parts of St. Louis, you can pay to park with your smartphone. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the city is testing the smartphone applications Parkmobile and Passport Parking in parts of downtown and in the Central West End.

Witnesses reported a "whining" sound coming from a news helicopter just before it crashed Tuesday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSP continues to interview witnesses as it pieces together a preliminary report on what caused the helicopter to crash near Seattle's Space Needle shortly after takeoff, killing two.

In national news, 24 ethnic or minority U.S. soldiers who performed bravely under fire in three of the nation's wars finally received the Medal of Honor that the government concluded should have been awarded a long time ago. The servicemen – Hispanics, Jews and African-Americans – were identified following a congressional mandated review.

With a sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin added Crimea to the map of Russia on Tuesday, describing the move as correcting a past injustice and responding to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia's vital interests.

Amber Ruch
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