Afternoon update: Soldier from Festus killed in Afghanistan

A fire broke out off County Rd. 332 in Cape Girardeau Co. Tuesday afternoon.
A fire broke out off County Rd. 332 in Cape Girardeau Co. Tuesday afternoon.
Army Staff Sgt. James R. Ide of Festus was killed in Afghanistan over the weekend.
Army Staff Sgt. James R. Ide of Festus was killed in Afghanistan over the weekend.

Late Breaking - Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in Cape Girardeau County.

The U.S. Defense Department says a soldier from Festus, Missouri was among seven U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan last weekend.

Washington County, Missouri authorities found the body of a missing man in a remote part of the county.

A Heartland mom launches a statewide campaign to reform the juvenile justice system, and enlists the help of a man who knows what it's like to be a teen behind bars.  Kathy Sweeney talks with both of them about this new campaign.

A charge against the former Saline County chief deputy charged with sexual assault and official misconduct has been amended to include an aggravated criminal sexual assault charge.

Holly Brantley tells us how the state of Missouri has improved in tracking sex offenders.

Massac County, Illinois faces a large budget shortfall.  Julia Bruck digs into how the county plans to compensate for the lack of funds.

Have a good day.