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Afternoon update: American fighter jet crashes, Water woes in Dexter

There are new recommendations from a pediatricians' group on how long to keep children in rear-facing car seats. There are new recommendations from a pediatricians' group on how long to keep children in rear-facing car seats.

One man was killed in a crash just outside the Murphysboro Wal-Mart today after a car and box truck collided.

An American fighter jet crashed in Libya's rebel held east, both crew ejecting safely as the aircraft spun from the sky during the third night of the U.S. and European air campaign.  We'll have a live report from Washington D.C.

Workers at a leaking nuclear plant hooked up power lines to all six of the crippled complex's reactor units today.

Japanese students are working to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami.  Today fundraisers got underway at both Southeast Missouri State University and Southern Illinois University.  Laura Wibbenmeyer and Julia Bruck tell us what the students are doing to raise funds. 

Water issues are top of mind for more than 500 people in Stoddard County.  Two weeks from today, voters will decide whether or not to pass a bond issue for improvements to 40-year-old pumps and pipes.  Holly Brantley will be at a meeting in Dexter to discuss the $2.6 million bond issue. 

Kentucky State Police continue their search for a man who escaped last week from a Kentucky State Police patrol car.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says the federal health care law's legal fate is still uncertain.

An Arizona judge has ordered the suspect in Tucson's shooting rampage to undergo a mental evaluation in Missouri.

Children are best kept in rear-facing car seats until age two or until they have reached the height and weight maximums set by the car seat manufacturer, according to new recommendations from a pediatricians' group.  Christy Millweard explains what a local doctors says about child car crash injuries and the recommendations.

Julia Bruck tells us about a shop in Carterville that is rallying quilters in the area to help make quilts for kids with cancer.

The temperature has cooled off a bit from yesterday.  Bob Reeves says we have a chance for rain tomorrow.

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