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MO pill mill capital of the U.S. - How germy is Halloween candy?

Forget meth. Missouri is now being called the pill mill capital of the United States. Forget meth. Missouri is now being called the pill mill capital of the United States.
Where did your cold come from? A sloppy sneeze, a polite handshake or maybe a bowl of Halloween candy. Where did your cold come from? A sloppy sneeze, a polite handshake or maybe a bowl of Halloween candy.
The Missouri State Volleyball Championships will be in Cape Girardeau this weekend. We'll have more on the economic impact, coming up on Heartland News. The Missouri State Volleyball Championships will be in Cape Girardeau this weekend. We'll have more on the economic impact, coming up on Heartland News.

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Missouri is now the capital of a different kind of drug abuse. It has gone from being called the meth capitol of the United States to the pill mill of the U.S., the only state where this kind of drug abuse isn't being tracked, or easily stopped. Kathy Sweeney will have more on this I-Team special report, coming up on Heartland News at 10.

It's a tradition that spans centuries. Dressing up to spook, scare or enchant and satisfy that sweet tooth. But is part of that tradition swapping more than candy? Mollie Lair will have this story also coming up on Heartland News at 10.

If you're in Cape Girardeau this weekend, you might notice a lot more high school athletes dining and hanging out at some touristy spots. It's all because the Missouri State Volleyball Championships are in town. Coming up on Heartland News, Nichole Cartmell will have more on what this means economically for the town.

Architects in Marion, Ill. announced their top 10 haunted buildings for 2014 just in time for Halloween. Giacomo Luca took a look at one of those spots and will have this story on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Flying Salukis are looking to defend their national championship title. SIU is hosting the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's Region VIII competition on Oct. 28 through Nov. 1.

Domestic violence affects one in four women and one in seven men. The family of Jacque Waller is turning their heartache into hope for others. Stan and Ruby Rawson live just a few miles from the SEMO Family Violence Council in Bonne Terre, Mo., and just learned about it last year. The Rawsons are now making the safe haven for women and children a priority.

New data from the Illinois Department of Human Services shows that in September, 5,000 Illinois households enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - also known as food stamps. You can click here for the story.

Books instead of bars are trending at Southeast Missouri State University, as there is a huge increase in students signing up for tutoring. They're signing up by the hundreds. Holly Brantley had this story. You can click here for more.

Some parents in Sikeston, Mo. are speaking out about their kids being forced to switch schools districts in the middle of the school year. Kadee Brosseau talked some parents today, click here to see what they said.

The state of Missouri filed a complaint against a Cape Girardeau County no-kill animal shelter. According to a spokeswoman for the Attorney General's office, the civil case involves the Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary and its operator, Alice Wybert.

The name has been released of a man whose body was found after an apartment fire in Eldorado, Ill. Donald Baker, 64, died as a result of the fire, according to Saline County Coroner Doug Watson. No foul play is suspected.

In national news, the man wanted for fatally shooting a Pennsylvania state trooper during an ambush more than six weeks ago, has been captured after a massive manhunt that wound through rural, wooded areas. CNN reports that Eric Frein was taken into custody without incident and no shots fired.

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