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Clinton campaigns in KY with Grimes - A+ program facing funding cuts

Former President Bill Clinton was in Paducah tonight for one of two campaign rallies in Kentucky. Former President Bill Clinton was in Paducah tonight for one of two campaign rallies in Kentucky.
An East Prairie woman says the city is charging her family $340 to get their dog out of the pound. An East Prairie woman says the city is charging her family $340 to get their dog out of the pound.
Despite experts saying it's good for your health to take time-off, new research says it's becoming more common for people to now use their paid time-off. Despite experts saying it's good for your health to take time-off, new research says it's becoming more common for people to now use their paid time-off.

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Former President Bill Clinton was at the McCracken County High School on Tuesday to campaign with Democratic Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan-Grimes. Todd Tumminia was there and will have more on this story, coming up on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

A program some Missouri students have been counting to help pay their college bills is facing funding cuts. Nichole Cartmell will have more on these cuts to the A+ program, coming up on Heartland News.

The Murphysboro, Illinois School Board voted and approved a school consolidation today. The proposal combined both elementary schools into two attendance centers. It drew both support and criticism.

An East Prairie woman says the city is trying to charge her hundreds of dollars to release her dog from the city pound. Carol Pritchett says the dog was her 10-year-old son's first pet, a yellow lab named Wrangler. Nick Chabarria had the story. You can click here for more.

New research says it's becoming more common for people to not use their paid time-off. Kadee Brosseau talked to a woman about, now retired, about how she used her vacation time. Read more from her and others by clicking here.

Education expert Dr. Sandra Stotsky talked about changes she says are needed in Common Core standards in Missouri and Illinois on Tuesday. Stotsky said it's unclear who is in charge of the new goals in Missouri.

In national news, Nina Pham, the first person to contract the Ebola virus in the U.S., was upgraded from fair to good condition on Tuesday. Pham tested postitive for the virus on Oct. 11.

Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany, authorities said on Tuesday. The two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend, were reported missing after they skipped school on Friday.

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