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Afternoon update: Families react to new Mo. adoption laws

Illinois State Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Cairo. Illinois State Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Cairo.
The effects of Tropical Storm Lee (Source: AP) The effects of Tropical Storm Lee (Source: AP)

Good afternoon.

In Missouri, new laws now make it easier for adopted adults to access their information. Today Holly Brantley heard from several sides on this issue and finds out how families touched by adoption are reacting to the news.

Illinois State Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Cairo.

The Associated Press reports that, the FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaida threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Saturday afternoon a 23-year-old man died in an ATV crash. It happened on private property in Lake Hannah in St . Francois County.

An Advance man was injured Saturday after his motorcycle hit an animal on a county road, ejecting him from the bike.

Tropical Storm Lee made landfall Sunday on the Louisiana coast, bringing up to a foot of rain and spinoff tornadoes.

The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Katia (KAHT-yah) has quickly strengthened to a Category 2 storm in the open Atlantic.

Laura Wibbenmeyer has a  pleasant 7-Day StormTeam Forecast in store for this week!

Headed out and about this weekend? Be sure and check out gas prices in the Heartland.

Chad Fryman will recap SIUs win over Southeast in football yesterday, Cardinals/Reds highlights and news of a former Mizzou tight-end who was waived today by an NFL team.

Have a great evening, and stay safe!

James Long
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