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SCOTUS upholds Affordable Care Act, Marina fire, MO manhunt

First responders were called to Sundowner Marina at Wappapello Lake (Source: Emma Hawes). First responders were called to Sundowner Marina at Wappapello Lake (Source: Emma Hawes).
Authorities are searching for this man in Wayne County (Source: Wayne County SO). Authorities are searching for this man in Wayne County (Source: Wayne County SO).

The  U.S. Supreme Court voted this morning to uphold the 2010 Affordable Care Act. President Obama says this decision is a victory for people all over the country.  Mitt Romney vows to repeal the law if he is elected.

Tonight we will have team coverage on the court's ruling: Crystal Britt will tell you what the decision will mean for patients and health care providers. Todd Tumminia will tell you how the ruling will effect small businesses and insurance companies.

We will also have reaction from Missouri and Illinois to the health care ruling. Mo. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says the fight has only just begun.

A scary situation this afternoon at a popular southeast Missouri water destination. A fuel dock fire at Sundowner Marina at Wappapello Lake destroyed a boat. And, the dock and dock store was damaged. The State Fire Marshal and ATF are investigating. Christy Millweard will have more details about the fire tonight from Wappapello at five.

Bob Reeves says 100 degree temperatures will continue into the weekend and into next week!

And, the extreme heat in the Heartland continues to make headlines:

Here is a list of cooling centers in the Heartland.

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

Kentucky officials say drought conditions exist in three-fourths of the state and the dry spell has become severe in parts of western Kentucky, where farmers are at risk of low yields or no crops at all.

With temperatures forecast around 100, Missouri drivers are being warned to prepare for bumpy rides.

Carly O'Keefe will tell you how the extreme heat is affecting the electric companies in Illinois.

The Missouri Highway Patrol is searching for a man who ran from them after a traffic stop in Wayne County, Mo.  Troopers say he is considered armed and dangerous.

Wildfires continue to rage in Colorado and the Western U.S.

Dozens of Kentucky elementary schools will be able to offer more fresh produce to children in the coming school year with $2.7 million in federal funds through the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

In sports, Todd Richards talked to an American Legion baseball manager who gives details on how he keeps his catcher cooled off during the extreme heat! And several Kentucky Wildcats are expected to be drafted into the NBA tonight!

Have a great evening,

James Long
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