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Unofficial election results in - Dexter business hacked - Weighted blankets thought to be cause of baby's death

We have some unofficial election results in for today. We have some unofficial election results in for today.
A Dexter, Mo. business owner is learning hackers go after others besides big businesses and celebrities. A Dexter, Mo. business owner is learning hackers go after others besides big businesses and celebrities.
A weighted blanket is thought to be the cause of a baby's death in St. Louis. Heartland moms react. A weighted blanket is thought to be the cause of a baby's death in St. Louis. Heartland moms react.

Good evening,

The polls closed at 7 and we have some unofficial election results. You can click here to visit our result page. You can also watch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for more.

We also have social media posts on the election all together on one page. You can click here to check it out.

Millions of people across the nation voted at the polls today. However, more are staying away. Non-voters say they have a busy lifestyle and it's not their priority to squeeze in a trip to the polls.

The Associated Press has declared Dem. Dick Durbin the winner of the U.S. Senator race in Illinois. He ran against Republican Jim Oberweis and Libertarian Sharon Hansen.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell won a hard-fought sixth term on Tuesday, putting him a step closer to his lifelong dream of becoming majority leader and getting the GOP off to a good start in its goal of taking control of the Senate.

From iCloud hacks to shoppers' credit card numbers, it seems we hear more and more about internet hackers breaking into people's personal info. Nick Chabarria talked to one Dexter business owner who learned the hard way that cyber criminals are not just targeting big businesses or celebrities.

Doctors say a baby's sudden death in St. Louis could have been caused by a weighted blanket covering the child. The blanket is supposed to be designed to calm children and help them sleep. It's a topic that hits home with Heartland moms. They say it made them think twice about what is best for their child.

Traffic on southbound Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau was moving slowly after a crash on Tuesday evening. One lane was reduced after a crash near the intersection of Kingshighway and Mt. Auburn.

The Poplar Bluff, Missouri fire chief and mayor honored a six-year-old boy on Thursday, Oct. 23 for recently saving the lives of his family during a house fire.

One of the most popular ways in folklore to predict the winter weather is to compare the black and brown bands on a wooly worm, also known as the caterpillar stage of the Isabella Tiger Moth. Read more about this old school weather predictor by clicking here and watch Heartland News at 10.

In national news, prosecutors filed charged today against a driver accused of fleeing in his SUV after fatally hitting three Southern California teenage girls as they were trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Amber Ruch
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