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Crews battle 3 fires, Swine flu strain, Python found on football field

Crews are working 3 fires near Tamaroa, IL. Crews are working 3 fires near Tamaroa, IL.
CDC officials are on the lookout for swine flu at fairs. CDC officials are on the lookout for swine flu at fairs.

Several fire departments are battling three separate fires three miles west of Tamaroa.

Metropolis police are investigating a shooting that left two people with non-life threatening injuries.

State veterinarians will be watching for evidence of swine flu during this year's Kentucky State Fair as health officials nationwide have reported a five-fold increase of a new strain of the flu that spreads from pigs to people.

Whoa! School officials found a python snake near the Chaffee High School football field Friday morning.

Bob Reeves says this weekend's weather will be - pretty nice!

In just one year, the Mississippi River has experienced record flooding and near record low water levels due to drought

The public was invited to tour the largest diesel towboat on the Mississippi River today in Cape Girardeau.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says state prisons are not "country clubs" and is refusing to let reporters tour them because it's a security risk.

A man was taken to the hospital Thursday after he ran into the back of a Symsonia Volunteer Fire Department truck.

Family members in Benton, IL are upset that their loved ones' flowers aren't being put back after cemetery groundskeepers' mow. Carly O'Keefe will have more tonight live from our Carterville Bureau.

An Afghan police officer shot and killed three U.S. Marines after sharing a meal with them before dawn Friday.

Students at Fredericktown Middle School will have a new building to go to next week after fire destroyed their old one in 2010. Holly Brantley has more on this story tonight at 6.

Christopher Unit School District #99 officials are delaying the start of school by two days due to roof and water damage on July 1.

A golf tournament was held today for Melaina's Magical Playland.

Have a great evening

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