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Kennett police raise money for K-9 officer - Political signs causing road safety hazards?

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has been removing advertising signs, mostly political, that were illegally placed on state right of way. They fear it may cause road safety hazards. (Source: KYTC/Facebook) The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has been removing advertising signs, mostly political, that were illegally placed on state right of way. They fear it may cause road safety hazards. (Source: KYTC/Facebook)
The Kennett Police Department said they have raised enough money for a down payment on a new K-9 officer to replace Midas. The Kennett Police Department said they have raised enough money for a down payment on a new K-9 officer to replace Midas.
After an initial investigation, the cause of a fire that destroyed a Cape Girardeau County home is still unknown After an initial investigation, the cause of a fire that destroyed a Cape Girardeau County home is still unknown

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Kentucky transportation officials are seeing more and more political signs popping up. The problem is where those signs are being placed. They fear it may pose a safety hazard for drivers. This isn't just a problem in Kentucky. Around election time, we found out it affects other states as well. Join us for Heartland News at 9 and 10 where Todd Tumminia will have more.

The Kennett Police Department was able to raise enough money for a down payment for a new dog thanks to community support. Nichole Cartmell talked to Captain Tim Trowbridge who said the department's current K-9 officer, Midas, developed arthritis and was unable to carry out his day-to-day duties. Watch for this story, coming up on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

After a week of sexual assaults and a brawl that spilled out into the street, students at Southern Illinois University met to come up with a plan to end crime on and around campus. Giacomo Luca was at the meeting and will have more on their perspective, coming up on Heartland News.

Several crews were on the scene of a house fire in Cape Girardeau County. According to the county fire chief, two adults, a child and a dog were inside the home when someone smelled something burning and realized there was a fire in the garage. Nick Chabarria talked to the family and the fire chief about response times in rural areas. You can click here for more.

In national news, the man charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and injuring another trooper in the Sept. 12 ambush outside a rural barracks was interviewed for an upcoming documentary about Vietnam re-enactors called “Vietnam Appreciation Day.” According to a filmmaker who interviewed him, Eric Fein took his hobby so seriously that he spoke French during a simulated Vietnam War-era interrogation.

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders to follow the United States' lead on the issue of climate change, even as a one-day United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution.

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