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Marijuana petition - Tornado rebuild - Shopping returns

Good afternoon to you! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.

A second initiative petition to legalize marijuana in Missouri has been filed. Holly Brantley speaks with people for and against the proposal on Heartland News at Five.

Rae Daniel has more on Heartland News at Six about a new house being built for a Brookport family after they lost their home in the tornado last year.

Today is the biggest day for returns or exchanges of those unwanted Christmas items. Nichole Cartmell has tips to tackle those holiday returns.

Heated protests took place after 18-year-old Antonio Martin was shot and killed by an officer. Conspiracy theories ran amuck online, and people feared it could light the fuse for another "Ferguson." But the city's mayor said this case was very different.

New data shows teachers in Missouri's poorest and most rural schools are less experienced and earn lower salaries than elsewhere in the state.

Illinois school districts soon will have the authority to punish students for cyberbullying, even if it occurs outside of school.

A college in Michigan is offering a new program guaranteeing every graduate would make more than $37,000 or get some or all student loans reimbursed.

What an awesome Christmas present! An app developer gave a wonderful present to his parents – he paid off their mortgage, and their reaction was emotional and heartwarming.

Despite on demand availability, crowds still flocked to theaters to catch showings of "The Interview," Thursday.

There are several basketball tournaments going on in the Heartland. Todd Tumminia has a round up on Heartland Sports.

Have a fantastic day!

Christy Russell
Digital Content Director

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