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Afternoon update: Obama says raise taxes on the wealthy

The president spoke to the nation earlier this morning (Source: CNN). The president spoke to the nation earlier this morning (Source: CNN).
Sikeston DPS look for a vandal who broke patrol car window. Sikeston DPS look for a vandal who broke patrol car window.

Good afternoon. The president spoke to the nation this morning and called for cutting taxes on the middle class while raising taxes on the wealthy. Kathy Sweeney will have a run down of the other talking points from the president tonight.

The Miss Illinois pageant is tonight in Marion, Illinois. Julia Bruck talks about the economic impact the pageant has had on the southern Illinois economy. Julia also talked with Gov. Quinn about Illinois' budget plans.

Carly O'Keefe visits with a veteran's family who uses a dog for a former soldier's therapy. Carly will also have an update about Franklin County 911 where the money is was not adding up concerning shortfalls.

Sikeston DPS arrested two people after a meth lab explosion early Sunday morning.

Sikeston DPS is now offering a $100 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who knocked out the window of the patrol car.

A southern Illinois man faces up to 20 years in federal prison now that he's admitted possessing components to make a pipe bomb.

Southeast Missouri State University has approved the 2012 budget. One thing the university will do is increase class sizes and place more emphasis on popular educational programs, while cutting others.

Bob Reeves says it will continue to be mostly clear and pleasant for tonight, but the late weekend brings a chance of a minor shower.

Speaking of the weekend, if you haven't made plans, here are some Fourth of July events planned in the Heartland.

Crystal Britt tells of some endangered birds who have now taken residence on the Birds Point floodway!

As a reminder, disaster assistance is still available for those impacted by the spring flooding.

Have a great evening,

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