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Afternoon update: Murder trials underway

21-year-old murder suspect, Afton Ferris (Photo source Larimer County Sheriff's Dept.) 21-year-old murder suspect, Afton Ferris (Photo source Larimer County Sheriff's Dept.)
Mo. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has repaid the state for travel expenses. Mo. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has repaid the state for travel expenses.

Good afternoon! Yes it is still HOT outside...Bob Reeves says to expect a few popup thunder storms mainly in southeast Mo. this afternoon, and says expect it to be muggy tonight.

There will be no more writing skills for high school juniors on standardized testing. Carly O'Keefe talks to students, a college professor and a high school superintendent about how this will affect some student's chances for college.

Years of steady enrollment growth and declining state support has University of Missouri leaders discussing an enrollment cap.

The trial of a 21-year-old woman accused of murder in connection with the deaths of two women is underway in Franklin County. Julia Bruck is live in Benton with the latest details.

A southern Illinois murder trial in Williamson Co. is under way for a man accused in another man's shooting death.

Crystal Britt is in Butler County where the highway patrol has received state of the art equipment to combat the high DUI fatality rate in the county.

Laura Wibbenmeyer says July has the highest amount of tire related crashes. She investigates why, and will tell you how to prevent these type of crashes.

Casey Anthony waits to learn if she could spend her first night out of jail in almost three years.

As Tyler Profilet reported at noon, Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has paid the state an additional $1,889 to cover his instate lodging expenses after an auditor's office review.

President Barack Obama kicked off his first Twitter town hall with - what else? - a tweet.

And in sports, Todd Richards will tell you if Albert Pujols is in the lineup for tonight's Cardinals game!

Stay cool!

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