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1 year anniversary of levee breach at Birds Point

Those who live around Birds Point are still recovering from last year's spring flooding.  The breach of the Birds Point levee took place one year ago today.

Holly Brantley will be near Birds Point and will have more tonight on Heartland News.

Carly O'Keefe reports from Cairo where she talked to volunteers and the mayor, whose first day on the job was exactly one year ago today.

Also one year ago today, water began rushing over the emergency spillway at Lake Wappapello. Now, a new road is being built further from the spillway.

Holly Brantley was in Morehouse on Sunday and got reaction from residents who are trying to rebuild their lives one year after flooding devastated the town.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say crews continue to make strides on a fix for the Eggners Ferry Bridge.

Bob Reeves says the warm Summer-like temps will continue for the next couple of days.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Department says one teen is dead after a car hit a tree at 2:27 a.m. Wednesday.

A truck hauling dirt overturned on its side near Scott City Wednesday morning.

Caruthersville police identify suspects and prepare to file charges in connection with a fight during which a man had part of his ear bitten off.

Cape Girardeau police are investigating an armed robbery.

Officers in Ripley County are searching for a man who was almost shot earlier this week.

Former all-pro linebacker Junior Seau is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to media reports.

A Republican Missouri House member has publicly announced he's gay and is calling on GOP leaders to end legislation that would limit discussion of sexual orientation in public schools.

A presidential candidate no longer, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich departs the race for the White House.

Tonight at 5 p.m., Mary-Ann Maloney introduces us to another Heartland's Best Teacher!

Meanwhile, some Delta elementary students are being recognized for their collecting efforts!  And, a Carterville teen is being honored for outstanding academic achievement!

Arnold Wyrick is in Marion and will have more on the Southern Illinois Miners  baseball team's impact on the community.   Todd Richards is at media day at the ball park and will have more tonight on Heartland News.

Have a great evening!

James Long
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