Afternoon update: Family remembers teen found in creek, 17-year-old pleads not guilty to murder

Brianna Branson, 17, appeared by video conference and entered a not guilty plea to murder.
Brianna Branson, 17, appeared by video conference and entered a not guilty plea to murder.
Fire gutted the Roslyn Hotel Wednesday.
Fire gutted the Roslyn Hotel Wednesday.

Family members remember a 15-year-old teen found dead in a creek near Pinckneyville, Illinois on Sunday.  Julia Bruck talks with the family of Sidnee Stephens as investigators piece together how she died.

A 17-year-old girl charged with the murder of an 18-year-old entered a not guilty plea in court today.  Officers say the two were at an underage drinking party in Sikeston, Missouri.  Holly Brantley talks with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety about the increase in teen drinking parties and how parents can stop them.

A fire gutted an old hotel building in Cairo, Illinois early this morning.  Carly O'Keefe speaks with the daughter of the former owner about the life of the building.  It was once a hotel, shelter for unwed mothers, and homeless shelter.

A man was killed in a crash with after his vehicle was struck by a train in Jefferson County, Illinois yesterday.

Tyler Profilet introduces us to a man who has had four strokes and is walking across the country to raise awareness about strokes.

A crash between a semi hauling beer and a semi hauling a bleach product diverted traffic on Interstate 24 today in Lyon County, Kentucky.

A Millersville, Missouri pastor will throw out the first pitch at an upcoming St. Louis Cardinals game.  Todd Richards introduces us to the man as he warms up before his big day.

Bob Reeves is watching some scattered showers across the Heartland.  He'll have your forecast for the rest of the week.

Have a great day!