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Electrocution deaths, Body of missing boater found, Snake bite death

The body of a missing boater has been found in Pope County. The body of a missing boater has been found in Pope County.
Crews battled this fire at a Cape Girardeau County subdivision today (Source: John Morgan). Crews battled this fire at a Cape Girardeau County subdivision today (Source: John Morgan).

Authorities say improper wiring led to the deaths of 2 children at the Lake of the Ozarks on the Fourth of July. There was also a water-related electrocution in Tennessee. 

Both incidents have a lot of people concerned about electric currents in area lakes. Todd Tumminia joins us live at five from Kincaid Lake with more.

The body of a missing boater has been found on the Ohio River.

The man operating a yacht full of fireworks-watchers that capsized on the Fourth of July, killing three children, said Thursday the vessel was slammed by a wave.

Carly O'Keefe talked to fire fighters and family after a child was saved from drowning yesterday in a West Frankfort pool.

Pemiscot County authorities rescued a boat on the Mississippi River on July 4.

We'll tell you about several fireworks explosions that happened on the fourth, and one was deadly.

Fire crews were battling a grass fire on Lonesome Cove in Saddlebrooke Ridge subdivision near Jackson, Missouri this afternoon.

Crews were called to a thrift store fire Thursday afternoon in Greenville, Missouri.

Bob Reeves says you may still see a pop-up thunderstorm this afternoon, but the extreme heat will continue towards the weekend.

Authorities in Cape Girardeau are looking for a suspect who turned on a water spout and damaged some federal property.

Conservation officials say a southeast Missouri man who died after being bitten by a snake last weekend is only the state's second fatality resulting from a copperhead bite. We talked to the conservation department about what to do if confronted with a poisonous snake.

Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago.

The re-trial of a  man charged with arson in connection to a deadly Murray State dorm fire in 1998 starts on Monday.

Western Kentucky has nearly exhausted the 270 area code and is in line for an additional one.

Todd Richards talks to the coach and some players of the Special Olympics softball team in Cape Girardeau. Todd also will have Cardinals-Rockies highlights.

Have a great evening,

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