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Man chases down accused purse thief in parking lot - Heartland Muslims react to Maher, Affleck argument

Don Miller chased down a suspected purse thief in the Poplar Bluff Walmart parking lot on Monday night. Don Miller chased down a suspected purse thief in the Poplar Bluff Walmart parking lot on Monday night.
Bernie Elementary students took the challenge and surpassed it by raising $2,700 in three weeks to feed the hungry in southeast MO. Bernie Elementary students took the challenge and surpassed it by raising $2,700 in three weeks to feed the hungry in southeast MO.
The Williamson Co. Sheriff's Office is searching for Dale Ray Bozarth, a registered sex offender who they say did not report his change of address. The Williamson Co. Sheriff's Office is searching for Dale Ray Bozarth, a registered sex offender who they say did not report his change of address.

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Around 10:30 p.m. on Monday at the Poplar Bluff Walmart, Don Miller chased a thief on foot across the parking lot after the suspect took a woman's purse. Kadee Brosseau talked to Miller today about the incident. She'll have this awesome story tonight, on Heartland News at 6.

A heated argument on "Real Time with Bill Maher" between Ben Affleck and Bill Maher is getting national attention. The two well-known liberals were at odds over their beliefs about the Muslim religion. Here in the Heartland, nearly 2,000 Islamic families call one city home. Allison Twaits talked to some of them about Affleck coming to their defense. Watch for that story on Heartland News at 6.

Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick is asking for the public's help finding a registered sex offender he says is out of compliance. Dale Ray Bozarth, 39, is wanted on a warrant for failure to report change of address.

A warrant was issued for a 20-year-old Cape Girardeau man after police say they found items consistent with the making and selling of fake IDs in his home. Seth B. Stevens, 20, is currently being held on a $10,000 bond.

Firefighters responded to a fire in Scott city on Wednesday morning. It happened at 903 Oak Street. The husband and wife were able to get out of the back door without any injuries; however, a boxer that has eight puppies has gone missing. You can click here for more information.

One man was arrested after shooting a warning shot in the air when thieves stole tire rims in Cape Girardeau's south side. No one was injured, and so far no property damage has been reported. Nick Chabarria will have the latest on this story, coming up on Heartland News at 5.

Bernie Elementary students were given a challenge to raise $1,000 and help feed the hungry in southeast Missouri. They raised $2,700 in three weeks instead.

In national news, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. died on Wednesday in a Dallas, Texas hospital. Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, had recently flown from Liberia to the U.S.

The government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic.

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