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Search for missing boater, whistling cockatiel, dead fish

Several agencies are searching for a missing boater in the Ohio River. Several agencies are searching for a missing boater in the Ohio River.
The heat and outbreak of algae is to blame for low oxygen levels that killed thousands of fish. (Source: Chris White) The heat and outbreak of algae is to blame for low oxygen levels that killed thousands of fish. (Source: Chris White)
Warren Moxley's remains were buried today in Charleston, 67 years after he died in WWII. Warren Moxley's remains were buried today in Charleston, 67 years after he died in WWII.
Opie the cockatiel whistles "The Andy Griffith Show" theme song. Opie the cockatiel whistles "The Andy Griffith Show" theme song.

Emergency crews are searching for a man who fell in the Ohio River this afternoon between Carrsville and Golconda. Arnold Wyrick is in Pope County where crews have been searching.

Thousands of dead fish turned up over the past couple of days at Dexter City Lake. Todd Tumminia went to Dexter to check out the toll the extreme heat had on the pond.

Bob Reeves gives us our July 4 forecast.

Check out our list of 4th of July events across the Heartland. We've included a list of the cities that have canceled their fireworks displays due to dry conditions.

Here is our burn and fireworks bans list.

America lost a TV icon today. Andy Griffith died at the age of 86. We asked you for your memories of the show or of you whistling "The Andy Griffith Show" theme song. Check out this video of Opie the cockatiel whistling the tune.

Warren Moxley of Charleston served our country as an Army reconnaissance pilot. He was shot down and killed March 15, 1945 while on a special mission in Germany. Today, 67 years after his death, his family buried his remains in Charleston.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill today to help soldiers and their families find jobs.

Police arrested two people today after Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says they stole a car and then wrecked.

A Morley man faces drug distribution and endangering the welfare of a child charges.

Environmentalists are urging Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a bill requiring plastic bag manufacturers to set up collection and recycling programs.

Missouri will receive nearly $32 million as its share of a nationwide settlement with British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline.

Illinois transportation officials joined state and local dignitaries in a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of a $14.1 million improvement project on IL 13 this morning.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Christy Hendricks
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