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Heat wave deaths rise in MO, New home construction up in IL, Mysterious boat

This man is accused of attacking two women with a knife (Source: Perry County Sheriff's Office). This man is accused of attacking two women with a knife (Source: Perry County Sheriff's Office).
A Portageville man found this old wooden boat on the Mississippi River (Source: Don Frazier). A Portageville man found this old wooden boat on the Mississippi River (Source: Don Frazier).

As the heat wave continues, some agencies are running out of resources to help those in need. Crystal Britt talks to one woman who says the inside of her home has registered more than 110 degrees during the day.

Bob Reeves has been tracking isolated thunderstorms this afternoon.

The death of an 89-year-old St. Louis County man is blamed on the heat, bringing the number of heat-related deaths in Missouri to 24 since June.

The drought has spread across much of the country, creating extreme fire risk in many places, including Missouri.

Some hay bales caught fire on a moving truck in Reynolds County this week.

A Perryville man was arrested for attacking two women with knife and shoving one person into a fire.

Two southeast Missouri men have been ordered to stand trial in a killing that happened in 1999.

Todd Tumminia talked to folks in Wayne County about some mysterious fires that have happened there lately.

A fugitive on the run after she was last seen in a stabbing victim's car has been arrested in Arkansas.

A Ky. man and woman are being accused in 16 burglaries and thefts.

Legislation that bans a land line phone fraud practice known as "cramming" is now law in Illinois. We'll also tell you how some people are using new devices attached to their smart phones to protect themselves.

Authorities have released the name of the man killed when the Jon boat he was fishing in overturned in the Ohio River.

A southeast Mo. man found an old wooden boat while out fishing on the Mississippi River. But, the boat's origin is a mystery.

New home construction is up in Illinois. Carly O'Keefe talks to construction workers to find out why there is such a boom in the building of new homes.

Holly Brantley will have details of her trip to Africa!

Put together "My Floating Bar" and you can have shade, a cooler and a grill all while never leaving the water, but Does it Work?

Todd Richards has Cards-Brewers highlights and tells us about a connection between three Heartland American Legion baseball coaches.

Have a good evening and stay cool!

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