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Synthetic drugs, flooding recovery, 90-year-old pilot

One man on synthetic drugs screams in fear from the back of a squad car. One man on synthetic drugs screams in fear from the back of a squad car.
The Red Cross brings in workers from across the country to help with flooding recovery. The Red Cross brings in workers from across the country to help with flooding recovery.
The Tamms Correction Center is set to close August 31. The Tamms Correction Center is set to close August 31.
Evertt Atkinson, 90, describes flying the FIFI B-29 Superfortress in World War II. Evertt Atkinson, 90, describes flying the FIFI B-29 Superfortress in World War II.

There are some new names for what local authorities call the most dangerous drugs on our streets right now. Glass cleaner, fish food, jewelry cleaner. Kathy Sweeney talked with a drug agent about the new trends.

Over a year after devastating flooding and tornados, long term recovery work continues through the American Red Cross. Unbelievably, the Red Cross continues to organize work at 30 different locations in almost every Heartland county. Holly Brantley took us to Canalou where volunteers were working on a house.

The Illinois Housing Development Agency announced today that homeowners affected by the devastating tornado that hit Harrisburg earlier this year can now apply for housing rehabilitation funding.

The number of deaths from semi-truck involved crashes in the Show-Me state is on the rise. But Missouri Highway Patrol statistics show most of the time, it's the surrounding cars that cause the wreck, not the truck. Christy Millweard talked to truck drivers to get their take.

memo from the Illinois Department of Corrections makes the decision to close the Tamms Supermax prison and Murphysboro Youth Center final. Arnold Wyrick tells us more tonight on Heartland News at 10.

A 90-year-old veteran from Jefferson County, Illinois described flying the B-29 bomber he flew in World War II. Evertt Atkinson welcomed back one of the Commemorative Air Force's most rare and valuable airplanes, the FIFI B]29 Superfortress. Watch his raw interview. Viewer Lewis Short sent us these pictures of the B29 Flying Fortress.

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak was being kept alive by life support after he was rushed from prison to a military hospital in a rapidly worsening condition, officials said. The 84-year-old ousted leader's health crisis added a new element of uncertainty just as a potentially explosive fight opened over who will succeed him.

A woman arrested earlier this month after a shake-and-bake meth lab was allegedly found in her purse inside a St. Louis County Wal-Mart is now accused of having a small batch of meth at a gas station.

A Hamilton County, Ill. woman is in serious condition after being shot by her grandmother.

A Cairo man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 21 years for a home invasion murder in Brookport that happened in 2010.

Police arrested a man after another was injured during a shooting last night in McCracken County.

A sheriff's deputy found a woman on a couch with a stab wound and arrested a man in Hardin, Ky. It happened after a night of arguing and fighting, according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.

A Herrin, Ill. man was stabbed at early this morning.

A North Dakota woman was arrested after another woman was injured in a stabbing on Interstate 24 in Johnson County, Ill.

Police have released more information on what may have led up to an attempted suicide on Interstate 55 that involved a semi truck in Cape Girardeau in April.

Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon reports two people were arrested after an early morning foot chase.

A bid protest halted progress at Birds Point-New Madrid levee.

Finances are on the agenda at the Southeast Missouri Board of Regents meeting for tomorrow.  The board is getting together to discuss possible changes for next fiscal year.

An eastern Missouri sheriff says his department has responded to its first "domestic texting" call after two people in the same home carried out an entire argument through text messages.

Another southern Illinois county is suing national banks and mortgage companies for using an electronic mortgage registry they say sidesteps recording fees the county should have been collecting.

The Southern Baptist Convention voted today to elect its first African-American president in one of its biggest steps yet to reconcile the 167-year-old denomination's troubled racial past and appeal to a more diverse group of believers.

Parts of the Village of Equality are under a boil water order.

A teenager is in recovery after suffering major injuries when he was accidentally shot in the head with a spear gun.

Have a great night!

Christy Hendricks
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