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The partial government shutdown continued on Wednesday. The partial government shutdown continued on Wednesday.
The final autopsy has been released on an 18 year old that drowned in Rend Lake (Source: Franklin County SO) The final autopsy has been released on an 18 year old that drowned in Rend Lake (Source: Franklin County SO)
Find out what a doctor says about kids and extreme allergies at 6:00. Find out what a doctor says about kids and extreme allergies at 6:00.

Good afternoon! Here's just some of what you'll see on Heartland News at 5 & 6

With Congress deadlocked, much of the federal government remained closed Wednesday. Employers can't even do background checks on potential employees. Find out what they are doing tonight at 5.

Bob Reeves says clouds will hang around this evening with a few showers possible overnight. Tune in to Bob's first forecast at 5:05.

A former clerk at Crainville's water department faces charges after being accused of stealing more that $71K.

Final autopsy results have been released on an 18-year-old swimmer that went missing in Rend Lake in early September.

Illinois military veterans are joining the effort to legalize gay marriage.

The Missouri Supreme Court again is considering a court challenge to a law permitting students to transfer from unaccredited school districts to other districts.

A suspect has been arranged after a brawl in  NYC between bikers and the driver of an SUV.

There was a Pink Up Cape luncheon for breast cancer awareness held today.

Do you know any kids who suffer from an extreme amount of allergies? A Jackson mom says it's been a scary ride. Tune in to Kadee Brosseau's story at 6:00.

Will you be able to spend post-retirement, as you do now? One study says people just are not putting back enough cash. What can you do? Christy Millweard has details, tonight at 6:06.

A Madison County school district has a new "safe room." Tune in at 6:05 to find out why.

A program designed for families that have loved ones with special needs that could possibly walk away from where they are being cared for is being updated in Cape Girardeau. Learn more at 6:08.

Todd Richards will tell us who the Hi-Five player of the week is, and also preview the Cardinals/Pittsburgh postseason series!

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