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More dangerous, more common diseases than Ebola - Holiday budgeting - Preparing for winter weather

Police say with the colder weather comes more homeless taking up residence in abandoned buildings. Police say with the colder weather comes more homeless taking up residence in abandoned buildings.
The colder weather means shorter,or no recess for Heartland students. The colder weather means shorter,or no recess for Heartland students.
Oran students presented art and letters they made to veterans at today's ceremony. Oran students presented art and letters they made to veterans at today's ceremony.

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This year marks the first time Ebola has ever crossed the Atlantic and been diagnosed on American soil. Experts in the Heartland say they hope Ebola doesn't distract from the greater threat of other, more common diseases. Coming up on Heartland News at 10, Mollie Lair will have more on this story.

Authorities are investigating the death of a man after a fire in Cape Girardeau. Coroner John Clifton pronounced James Stuart Weber, 48, dead at the scene of the fire at 5:45 p.m. on Monday.

The holiday season is right around the corner and it's likely that your wallet will take a hit. This time of year is big business for financial planners. Nichole Cartmell will have the details, coming up on Heartland News at 10.

The Herrin Tigers and the Carterville Lions will go head to head on Saturday and fans of both teams are gearing up for the big day. Fans are spreading their excitement about Saturday's game all over town.

Recess is an important part of the day for students. At Advance Elementary, teachers say their classes have a 20 minute recess. However, when the wind chill gets to be 32 degrees or lower, they start cutting recess time down.

With the changing weather, Carbondale police say some homeless people are turning to vacant buildings for shelter. Police warn that many of these homes don't have electricity, so firefighters say they're preparing for that problem too.

The IEMA is offering some tips on how to prepare for the winter. You can click here to check them out and watch Heartland News at 10 for more with Giacomo Luca.

Nationally, people in the Upper Midwest and Rockies woke up to frigid temperatures on Tuesday, with heavy snow blanketing some areas. Other parts of the country are expecting a dose of the icy weather later this week from a powerful storm that hit Alaska.

A Heartland veteran says he wants to thank a former pen pal for helping brighten his days when he served in Vietnam. Todd Tumminia talked to him and will have more coming up on Heartland News.

More than 100 people went to the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The cemetery is a final resting place for prisoners of war, those missing in action and those killed in action.

From letters to artwork, Oran students put on a huge display to honor veterans. Holly Brantley was there for the ceremony. You can click here for more.

We also have an unofficial list of Veterans Day events in the Heartland. Click here to visit the page.

On Tuesday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon talked about the work that law enforcement has been doing to prepare for any reaction to a grand jury decision in the case against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. One gun store owner in St. Louis reports that sales are up almost 50 percent this month. Here in the Heartland, people do not seem to be taking the same measures.

At the news conference with law enforcement officials to outline preparations, Nixon recalled violent protests that occurred soon after Brown was killed in August. "That ugliness was not representative of Missouri and it cannot be repeated," he said.

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