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Afternoon update: Man shot in head, Proposed electric rate hike

Horse in Doniphan (Source: cNews) Horse in Doniphan (Source: cNews)
Aerial view of damage in North Carolina from Hurricane Irene Aerial view of damage in North Carolina from Hurricane Irene

Good Monday to you!  How about this beautiful weather today?  Bob Reeves lets us know how the rest of the week will fare.

Legislation to raise electric rates to help pay to modernize the state's power grid is on its way to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has repeatedly promised to veto it because of the burden it places on consumers.  A utility watchdog group is asking residents to speak out against the proposed rate hike.  Julia Bruck explains how much of a hike is proposed. 

As the remnants of what was once Hurricane Irene entered Canada this morning, the storm's affects were still being felt across the U.S. East Coast, where 35 individuals have been reported dead.

Kathy Sweeney talked with a couple of tree workers from the Heartland who are in New Jersey working to clean up what Irene left behind.

Our viewers contacted us wanting answers and we went searching.  Several people asked us about a horse wanting to know who was responsible for its condition and if there was anything that could be done.  Holly Brantley went to Ripley County to find out.

Residents, business owners, and workers affected by the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway levee repair are asked to take part in a public comment period on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers draft notice of Environmental Assessment.  They have until Sept. 6 to provide comments.

Officers took thousands of dollars worth of synthetic drugs off the streets this morning in Columbia, Missouri, and the effects of the raid are felt right here in the Heartland.

Two Cape Girardeau men face charges after another man was shot in the head early yesterday morning.

One man was killed after falling off a dump truck this morning near Oran, Mo. while doing asphalt work.

Paducah police are warning residents about a scam going around involving an alleged ticket from the state of New York.

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