Afternoon update: Irene hits the East Coast - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Afternoon update: Irene hits the East Coast

Hurricane Irene continues to work its way up the East Coast. Hurricane Irene continues to work its way up the East Coast.
New restrictions in Missouri on synthetic substances is now in place. New restrictions in Missouri on synthetic substances is now in place.

Good afternoon.

Slow-moving Hurricane Irene has taken 4 lives since making landfall in North Carolina on Saturday morning. Officials in New York and New Jersey continue to urge residents to get out of harm's way as the dangerous storm crawls forward.

Gov. Pat Quinn is dispatching Illinois National Guard troops and other emergency workers to New York to help prepare for Hurricane Irene.

You can track to storm and watch video from "Storm Chasers" on our website.

3 communities rallied around families hit with hard circumstances. A poker run was held for a 4-year-old in Advance with leukemia; another one for the children of missing mom Jacque Waller; and one in Arkansas for the family of Breeann Rodriguez.

The DuQuoin State Fair is under way in southern Illinois.

Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan spoke with area law enforcement and prosecutors yesterday about the rising problem of small methamphetamine labs in southern Illinois. Arnold Wyrick takes a look at the problem of people coming from out of state to buy meth in Illinois.

New restrictions in Missouri on synthetic substances that can mimic the effects of illegal drugs are now in place.

The forecast calls for mostly clear skies Saturday night. Bob Reeves will have a look at tomorrow with your StormTeam 7-Day Forecast.

In sports, Chad Fryman will have Cardinals-Pirates highlights, Mizzou football news and reaction from Cape Central's first win of the season with their new head coach.

Have a great evening,

James Long
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