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Afternoon update: KKK recruits in Ste. Genevieve

Police arrested a man accused of setting this house on fire in Harrisburg. Police arrested a man accused of setting this house on fire in Harrisburg.
The Graves County Sheriff's Office wants help identifying this person accused of forging checks. The Graves County Sheriff's Office wants help identifying this person accused of forging checks.

Concerns rise in Heartland communities as the Ku Klux Klan, a group many have only seen on the big or small screen, once again makes its presence known.  Leaders of a branch of the Ku Klux Klan say they have plans to recruit new members in several Heartland towns. KKK members handed out flyers in Ste. Genevieve over the weekend.  Holly Brantley talked with Ste. Genevieve's mayor and an Imperial Wizard with the KKK about what they were doing in Ste. Genevieve yesterday.

Police arrested a man accused of setting a house on fire in Harrisburg on August 16.  Arnold Wyrick is working to gather more details.

The Butler County coroner says the cause of death of a man found in the Black River over the weekend has been ruled a drowning.

A former golf coach now turns to federal agencies to look at allegations of gender discrimination at Southern Illinois University.  Julia Bruck tells us more.

Soldiers with the Missouri National Guard from units in southeast Missouri will be deploying to Qutar in September.

The Graves County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying a person accused of forging checks.

Paducah Police want help solving a burglary at Lendmark Financial at 4645 Village Square Drive.

Centers that began opening nearly two decades ago to provide technology and education access to rural areas are closing or scaling back as the University of Missouri Extension cuts funding.

Some great news comes with the first day of class at Southeast Missouri State University in the form of a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

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