Body found in IL, 550 acre forest fire in MO, Burn-fireworks ban - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Body found in IL, 550 acre forest fire in MO, Burn-fireworks ban

The coroner was called to this dam after a floating body was found. The coroner was called to this dam after a floating body was found.
Several burn and fireworks bans remain in effect. Several burn and fireworks bans remain in effect.

A 550 acre fire has closed Highway 32 in Iron County, Missouri. Crews are using helicopters to help get the fire under control.  Todd Tumminia has been there all day all will have the latest at five.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Department received a call around 10:41 a.m. Friday about a body floating in the water near Dam 52.

Emergency crews were called to a fiery car crash Thursday evening on Highway 60 in Butler County.

Bob Reeves says we may see a 'little relief' from the extremely high temps starting Sunday.

The combination of extreme heat and drought is raising anxiety levels about water supplies in the Heartland. Christy Millweard talked to water officials in Cape Girardeau about water levels there.

Carly O'Keefe tells us how busy the emergency rooms have been with the extreme heat.

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

We'll also tell you about  fireworks plans in Murphysboro, Rend Lake now that drought conditions exist. And we'll tell you how fireworks sales are going with so many bans.

Missouri is among five states granted waivers from the federal No Child Left Behind requirement that all students be able to do math and reading at grade level by 2014.

There are increased concerns over a couple of incidents involving children in Jackson, Mo. Crystal Britt talked to police today and will have more tonight at five.

It's day two after the supreme court's ruling that the Affordable Care Act was ruled constitutional. We'll tell you what to expect next.

A man considered armed and dangerous by the Missouri Highway Patrol was taken into custody late Thursday around 10 p.m.

Todd Richards says several Missouri Tigers and Kentucky Wildcats were drafted into the NBA.

Have a great evening and stay cool!

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