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Snakes, snakes and more snakes

Check out this picture of a 5-foot timber rattlesnake a viewer sent us from New Hamburg. 

Conservation officials say they definitely see more snakes this time of year because they're coming out of hibernation, and are more aggressive because they're having babies right now and trying to protect them.  Even some Chaffee residents by the lake have gotten notices on their apartments by the housing authority to look out for snakes, according to the police chief.  Christy Millweard will have more on this story tonight on Heartland News at six.

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Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is warning that the unusually warm and wet spring could put horses at risk of getting West Nile virus.

What would you do if money were no issue? If you could live like Donald Trump?  The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has reached a new record of $540 million!

Two people have died after a late night shooting Wednesday in Mayfield.  One other person was hospitalized and two men arrested.

A Ware man who faces arson charges in connection with five different fires in Ware, made his first court appearance this morning.  Carly O'Keefe will have more from Jonesboro tonight at five.

A McCracken County woman is charged with wanton endangerment after police say she left her three children alone overnight

McCracken County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man accused of rape and sodomy.

Three suspects facing charges in connection to a Mo. State Troopers shooting were in court today.

Bob Reeves says to expect a dry evening - although there a chance of popup thunderstorms, and an even greater chance tomorrow.

In our Heartland Health segment, we learn one in 88 children have autism, according to a recent study.

The Oak Ridge School District is wanting to extend a bond issue that is set to expire in 2018.  Crystal Britt finds out what the extra $1.5 million would be used for if the bond is put on the ballot, passed and extended.

Search efforts for a worker who fell into the Mississippi River with a piece of equipment remain on hold until crews can bring in a makeshift breakwater to ease strong river currents for divers.

A St. Francois County man has won his 6-year battle to avoid deportation to Canada.

A trial judge has struck down the ballot summary for a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution that would have cleared the way for requiring voters to show photo identification.

Todd Richards will have highlights of the Redhawks home women's softball match up vs. UT Martin!

Have a great evening,

James Long
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