IL Amber Alert cancelled, police say man fabricated story

An Amber Alert has been cancelled for a 1-year-old out of Farmington, IL after police say a man made up the story.

  White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

Trump said last week he would be "proud" to have a shutdown to get Congress to approve a $5 billion down payment to fulfill his campaign promise to build a border wall. But the president doesn't have the votes from the Republican-controlled Congress to support funding for the wall at that level.
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Watch: Pair of horses pull tractor trailer up icy hill

The two work horses surprised everyone - especially the truck driver.

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What you need to know Dec. 17

Sanitation workers spark friendship with KY 2-year-old

Police investigating shooting near Arena Park in Cape Girardeau, MO

First Alert: Cold and frosty night ahead

  MISSING: Couple missing out of Ste. Genevieve, MO

A husband and wife are missing out of Ste. Genevieve County, Mo.
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  Man lied about kidnapping to get revenge for drug deal gone bad, police say

Police say the alleged victim used the story of the infant's abduction as a way to pursue charges against those he claims robbed him during a reported drug deal.

  Happy Slapowitz delivers nearly 4,000 toys to Toys for Tots program

Car crashes into Montgomery home Sunday morning

Camp Fire clean-up crew fired after posting offensive photos from burn zone on Facebook

1 hospitalized, woman in custody after shooting in Sikeston

Veterans remembered at Mound City National Cemetery’s Wreaths Across America event

Police investigate armed robbery at Paducah convenience store

Interior secretary Zinke to leave administration by end of year, Trump says

Dozens of tires slashed at Carbondale dealerships

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  Grieving parents say priest condemned their son at funeral because he committed suicide

Catholic officials say the priest won’t be preaching at funerals for the foreseeable future and will undergo training on how to become a more effective minister.

SPORTS

St. Louis Cardinals Caravan dates announced

Kansas City Chiefs defeats Baltimore Ravens 27-24 in OT

SEMO falls to SIU 83 -73

Cards' Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond 2019 season

Excited to be a Cardinal, Goldschmidt welcomes a distraction-free season and is not thinking beyond 2019

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  Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional

Coroner: Elderly woman dies of hypothermia; investigation underway

Heartland woman trains service dogs for free

Murray, KY man found guilty of rape

  SIU student hit by train in Jackson Co., IL, pronounced dead at scene

An SIU student was struck and killed by a train.
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Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage

Saturday is the deadline for ACA coverage in most of the country.

MO auditor to investigate Missouri AG’s office

KSP searching for armed & dangerous man

Hemp company opening new facility in Graves Co., KY

Former Perry Co., MO coroner convicted 2nd time for stealing

COMMUNITY

What you need to know Dec. 17

Grinch steals show at 2nd Annual Whoville event in Cape Girardeau

  This Able Veteran holds graduation service for veterans and service dogs

Silo demolition at Rend Lake Mine near Sesser, IL

HEALTH

  Affordable Care Act deadline is quickly approaching

Why HIPAA laws are causing concerns among parents

  Illinois pharmacies bracing for shingles vaccination shortage