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Poplar Bluff teacher under investigation - 3 Anna-Jonesboro football players suspended after bullying incident

Three high school football players at the Anna-Jonesboro High School have been suspended after a bullying incident. Three high school football players at the Anna-Jonesboro High School have been suspended after a bullying incident.
A Canalou native recently wrote a book about the small town. A Canalou native recently wrote a book about the small town.
The Washington County Hospital in Nashville, Ill. is taking extra precautions and screening all patients for Ebola. The Washington County Hospital in Nashville, Ill. is taking extra precautions and screening all patients for Ebola.

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Poplar Bluff police and the Department of Family Services are investigating whether a school district employee abused a child with special needs. Nichole Cartmell talked to the family of that child and will have more on this story, coming up on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Three Anna-Jonesboro football players have been removed from the team and the school after what school leaders describe as a bullying incident. Giacomo Luca will have more on this story, coming up on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Canalou is a small town with an interesting history. A story of people building a community from a swampy wilderness. Now, you can read some of that history in a book called “Canalou: People, Culture, Bootheel Town.”

The SIU Black Law Student Association hosted a day of action vigil on Wednesday, Oct. 22 honoring people who have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement. Rae Daniel was there. You can click here for the story.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging owners of certain vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags. You can click here for a list.

Chances of an Ebola outbreak in southern Illinois are extremely unlikely, but not unthinkable, according to one Heartland hospital. Allison Twaits talked to staff at the Washington County Hospital in Nashville, Ill. about their preventative screenings.

In national news, President Barack Obama expressed confidence on Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease.

In Canada, a gunman with a scarf over his face killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial on Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was shot to death by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses say.

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