The nation's top three soda producers: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group are making a new push to cut American's consumption of sugary drink calories. They promised they would more aggressively push for both smaller soda containers and better market their zero and reduced-calorie beverages. Coming up on Heartland News, Nichole Cartmell will have more on what this means for consumers.
A proposal by the Murphysboro superintendent has some elementary school parents shaking their heads. At the board of education meeting on Tuesday, Superintendent Chris Grode proposed a consolidation of Carruthers school and General John A. Logan attendance center. Mollie Lair talked to some parents today who say their biggest qualm is that they weren't well informed about the decision in advance.
It can be tempting to look down at your cell phone while behind the wheel. Whether it's for maps, or someone calling you, the Grip Go cell phone mount claims to be the safest way to drive and talk. Find out the results of this Does It Work test on Heartland News at 10.
Police say a Paducah man is dead after being found in the road with a gunshot wound late on Tuesday night. It happened in the 1300 block of Burnett Street. Todd Tumminia was there and will have the latest on this story, coming up on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
Two Mississippi County men are facing drug charges after an investigation by the sheriff's office. Demitiours Andre Moore, 40, and Myron Lamont Andrews, 18, were booked into the Mississippi County Detention Center.
If you want to snag a seasonal job to help earn some extra cash, experts say you've got to apply now. Kadee Brosseau talked to some Heartland retail store managers who say they're already hiring. You can click here for more on this story.
An Illinois based organization is taking a hands on approach to combating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Nick Chabarria talked to the executive director of the Hands of Hope Foundation, Dr. Troy D. Benitone. It is based out of the Community of Faith Church in Marion and Benitone has been taking southern Illinois volunteers to Liberia since 2008.
The family of the latest man accused in the Holly Bobo murder said on Wednesday there's no way he could have been involved because he has the mental capacity of a child. Dylan Adams is the brother of Zach Adams, the key suspect in the murder. He is accused of throwing away the evidence.
Jimmy John's is warning the public about a possible security breach involving credit and debit cards. The company said it learned about the possible breach on July 30. About 216 stores seem to have been affected, including the one in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
In national news, the Pentagon said the U.S. and its Arab allies are launching more airstrikes into Syria against Islamic State militants. They released no details on the strikes or which countries were participating, but said the operation was ongoing.