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Afternoon update: Fast food and food stamps

Joshua Cozart was arrested and charged with rape. (Courtesy: Paducah Police Department) Joshua Cozart was arrested and charged with rape. (Courtesy: Paducah Police Department)
A Union County road is closed for snake migration. A Union County road is closed for snake migration.

Good afternoon.

Carly O'Keefe reports that some states are proposing to let people on food stamps, who can't make their own meals, be allowed to use food stamps at restaurants.

As Gov. Quinn is cutting state dollars, Julia Bruck reports that a court-run rehab program in Benton, Illinois is battling to keep its doors open.

Crystal Britt reports that a southern Missouri organization that helps out with community needs is facing cutbacks due to grant funding being cut.

Clay Waller is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow on federal charges.

Zeigler firefighters kept busy Tuesday afternoon and evening battling a 60-acre brush fire.

Bob Reeves says the chances of rain will steadily increase starting tomorrow night and through the weekend, then warmer temps next week.

Christy Millweard was in Jackson where a local pharmacy is donating back-to-school vitamins to children.

The question of whether to consolidate four school districts in Union County could soon be on the ballot.

Enrollment is down at SIU-Carbondale, and officials blame the decline partly on softening enrollment in graduate programs.

An Illinois man charged in a Cape Girardeau murder went to trial Wednesday. It goes back to July of 2010 when 44-year-old Matthew Ervin was found shot to death in the Middle of Fountain Street.

A Williamson County murder trial started today as well with opening statements.

A Paducah man is accused of assaulting and raping a woman.  The victim was taken to a local hospital with fractured bones in her face and other places.

A section of road in Union County is closed for ... snake migration!

Todd Richards will preview the upcoming gridiron match between Anna-Jonesboro and Massac County and will have the latest on a Russian plane crash that killed two former St. Louis NHL stars.

Have a great evening,

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