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Layoffs, triple digit heat, soldier deployment

This Illinois deer is awaiting a prosthetic leg. This Illinois deer is awaiting a prosthetic leg.
A Mo. man accused of shooting at three boys with fireworks. A Mo. man accused of shooting at three boys with fireworks.

It was a tough day for workers and residents of a southeast Mo. shelter for women and children in crisis. The facility they count is also in crisis. We'll have the latest on this story tonight at six.

More hard times and layoffs appear to be ahead for Southern Illinois University.

Another day in the triple digits! Laura Wibbenmeyer tells us relief could be just around the corner.

Officials say Heat deaths in Illinois continue to rise.

Motorists are being warned to be on the lookout for pavement buckling while driving around.

A Mo. man accused of shooting at three boys who were setting off fireworks faces criminal charges.

Local officials and Missouri vehicle dealers are sending emails urging Gov. Jay Nixon to sign legislation allowing communities to continue levying taxes on vehicle purchases.

A Mount Vernon man will spend the next 12 years in prison in connection to a shooting incident near a middle school in January.

We'll show you damage to a cemetery in Kennett, Mo. where dozens of head stones were tipped over.

A wildfire is about 90% contained on Mark Twain National Forest lands near Centerville, Mo. This fire was reported on July 4 and measures about 94 acres.

A Missouri National Guard unit from Farmington is preparing for deployment to Afghanistan.

The U.S. designation Saturday of Afghanistan as its newest "major non-NATO ally" amounts to a political statement of support for the country's long-term stability.

The Illinois Attorney General's office says a retailer in Mt. Vernon has turned over nearly 1500 packages of synthetic drugs this week.

A deer in Illinois will undergo rehab to learn how to walk on a prosthetic leg.

A Paducah man was hospitalized after his car crashed into a church and a storage building

Imagine a fishing tournament where no reels and poles are allowed, just nets and boats.

In sports, Tyler Profilet will tell us the secret of the Plaza Tire Capahas success at their home field and Mo. sportswriters have selected their all-state baseball team.

Have a great evening and stay cool!

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