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Gov. Quinn proposes assault weapons ban, Deadly crash leads to stolen jewelry

Gov. Pat Quinn says he thinks the timing for a proposed assault weapons ban is right. His proposal prohibits the manufacture, delivery, sale and possession of semi-automatic assault weapons and attachments. That specifically includes the AK-47 and AR-15.

A deadly car crash led police to the discovery of hundreds of dollars worth of stolen jewelry after police found the stolen jewelry in the pockets of a man killed in the crash.

Prosecutors in Cape Girardeau County want a new judge on the Clay Waller murder case.

The FBI has been called in to investigate multiple bomb threats in Fredericktown, Mo. Christy Millweard talked to folks in town about the threats today. Hear from them on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Family and friends remember an Ironton teen who died after she was found unresponsive in a motel room.

Some local farmers are applying for government aid during this drought. Todd Tumminia talked to a farmer in Poplar Bluff who is turning to the government for possible assistance.

Straight line winds from a storm last night caused some damage in Kennett, Mo.

Bob Reeves says the heat index reached over 100 degrees for much of the Heartland today. He tells us if we'll see a break in the temperatures soon.

Federal marshals returned accused cattle rustler Ron Shepard to Benton, Ill. yesterday afternoon. He was found in Mexico.

Shoppers in Missouri can shop for essentials tax-free this weekend. The state's tax-free shopping period for back-to-school items runs from Friday through Sunday.

The Cape Girardeau Public School District hosted a clothing distribution drive today and will have it again tomorrow. It only took about 30 minutes for clothing drive organizers to start running out of clothes this morning.

The town of West Frankfort, Ill. welcomed home a Heartland hero today. Holly Brantley introduces us to Corporal Chaz Ligon who suffered major injuries in Afghanistan.

You have until tomorrow to get your cell number on Missouri's "Do Not Call List." That allows the state enough time to add your number to the list it sends to telemarketers.

After months of steady declines, gas prices shot up by 17 cents a gallon in July, marking the highest July increase in more than a decade.

OLYMPICS SPOILER ALERT: Michael Phelps won his 18th career medal today, but it was only a silver. Having led the entire way in the 200-meter butterfly, he tried to glide to the wall after his final stroke and was out-touched by Chad le Clos of South Africa.

The Americans lived up to their considerable hype and then some today, routing silver medalist Russia and everybody else on their way to their first Olympic title in women's gymnastics since 1996.

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