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Waller pleads not guilty, Bear in car on family's vacation

Clay Waller pleaded not guilty to murder during his arraignment Monday morning. Clay Waller pleaded not guilty to murder during his arraignment Monday morning.
Sen. Claire McCaskill toured the progress of the levee rebuild at Birds Point. Sen. Claire McCaskill toured the progress of the levee rebuild at Birds Point.
A bear damaged this car while a Jackson, Mo. family was on vacation in Montana. A bear damaged this car while a Jackson, Mo. family was on vacation in Montana.

Clay Waller pleaded not guilty to murder and tampering with evidence charges in connection with his estranged wife's disappearance during his arraignment this morning  The defense is expected to file a change of venue motion in the next couple of days.

Three, including a constable and the gunman, have been killed and four injured after a gunman opened fire just blocks away from Texas A&M University today.

The man acquitted in the death of a Murray State University student after a 1998 dormitory fire pleaded not guilty to tampering charges in court this morning.

A judge ruled there was enough evidence for the case against a man charged in the death of a Caruthersville police officer to move forward.

Police arrested two men after a Sikeston man was attacked and robbed at a Caruthersville motel.

Police in Caruthersville say a woman hit her boyfriend with a hammer and a ceramic mug sending him to the hospital.

The Big Muddy River Correctional Center in Ina has been placed on a Level 1 lockdown after two staff members were assaulted Sunday.

Three young men were arrested Friday in connection with the robbery of a pizza delivery man a week ago.

Authorities say a cyber scam plays off people's fear online. There's already been five reported cases in Poplar Bluff. Todd Tumminia explains what it is tonight on Heartland News at 9 on Fox 23.

Missouri House Speaker and Perryville native Steven Tilley is resigning several months before the end of his term.

Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill toured the work being done on the New Madrid - Birds Point levee in Mississippi County. Holly Brantley was there as McCaskill toured the area.

The recent break from Missouri's oppressive summer heat has done little to help crops and pastures. In its weekly update, the Agricultural Statistics Service reported today that supplies of topsoil and subsoil moisture were just 1% adequate - with the 1% due to irrigation in southeastern Missouri.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the USDA's intent to buy up to $170 million of pork, lamb, chicken, and catfish for federal food nutrition assistance programs. The purchase is an attempt to relieve pressure on American livestock producers during the drought.

Some parts of the Heartland saw some rain today. Bob Reeves tells more about the precipitation across the area tonight on Heartland News at 9 on Fox 23 and Heartland News at 10 on KFVS. Several counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. CDT.

Several fire departments battled two brush fires four miles apart in Scott County this afternoon.

The sound of the bugler filled the morning air outside the Marion VFW Post 1309 this morning, signaling a journey through the names of the men who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. Arnold Wyrick was there as names of veterans from the Vietnam War were read this morning. More than 58,000 names will be read through the week at the Marion VFW Post 1309.

A new Illinois law goes into effect this school year requiring students entering 6th and 9th grades to be vaccinated for whooping cough.

Missouri and Kentucky are among 12 states cited in a new government survey with very high obesity rates.

A long line of tractors will soon be rolling into the Perry County, Illinois Fairgrounds for the 53rd American Thresherman Association's Steam, Gas and Threshing Show.

Talk about a family vacation to remember! A family from Jackson, Mo. just starting their vacation in Montana woke to find a bear honking the horn of a vehicle outside their resort this morning. Check out this home video of the bear jumping out of the car.

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