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Drought, Motorcycle vs. train crash, healthcare jobs

This mother of five and her boyfriend are accused of child abuse. This mother of five and her boyfriend are accused of child abuse.
Healthcare jobs are expected to almost double by 2020. Healthcare jobs are expected to almost double by 2020.

This dry stretch couldn't have come at a worse time. Farmers all around the area have been hoping for rain to save their crops, but Mother Nature is not helping out.

Todd Tumminia will be live in Benton, Missouri with a look at just how bad things are.

We also talked to a local garden center and asked if watering the grass everyday is a good idea.  

With and with no rain in sight, Bob Reeves says the dry conditions will continue through the weekend.

Several burn bans are in effect throughout the Heartland due to those dry conditions.

A new study says healthcare jobs will nearly double by the year 2020. 

And some Illinois retirees are upset about Gov. Quinn's announcement yesterday about the ending of free state retiree health care.

A mother of five and her boyfriend were arrested Thursday on child abuse charges.

One man was arrested after police say he walked into a Dollar General store in Mounds with an assault rifle.

Missouri's public colleges and universities will be taking a state budget cut for the third straight year.

The Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start Regional Consortium held an  Obesity Conference on Friday in Miner.

A Park Hills, Mo. woman has been sentenced to 120 days in jail and five years of probation for stealing tens of thousands of dollars in court funds.

A train hit a motorcycle Friday morning in Scott City.

Many Illinoisan's who filed their 2011 tax returns the old-fashioned way are still waiting for their refund checks.

Law enforcement agencies and Fish and Wildlife Department officers in Kentucky are taking part Friday in a nationwide program called Operation Dry Water.

Todd Richards will have Cardinals-Kansas City I-70 Series highlights.

A risk of engine fires is forcing General Motors to recall its popular Chevrolet Cruze compact car.

Have a great evening,

James Long
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