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Plane crash, Drought causing cracked basements, Mississippi dredging

The drought is causing some basements to crack. The drought is causing some basements to crack.
The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has halted service. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has halted service.

An ultralight plane clipped some powerlines and crashed near Fisk this morning. We'll have the latest at 5.

In a developing story that we've been following, a man was charged with distributing a controlled substance after an Iron County, Mo. teen was found dead the next day. We will have the victim's father's emotional reaction to the charges today at 5.

Many homeowners are seeing the impact of the drought with cracked walls in the basement, forcing thousands of dollars in repair bills that insurance generally doesn't cover. Todd Tumminia talked to contractors today about what to do if you notice your basement cracking.

Bob Reeves says tonight is the quiet before the storm.

We'll show you a newly built Okla. school that is said can withstand an EF-5 tornado!

A new school year means a brand new school for some Cape Girardeau students.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has halted service Wednesday to allow a dredge to continue working at the mouth of the Hickman Harbor.

A University of Missouri veterinary professor says farmers need to be careful when feeding drought-damaged corn to their livestock.

And, gas prices continue to rise due to low corn production and the drought. See who has the cheapest gas where you live.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office has made it's first ever active meth lab bust in the county.

Holly Brantley talked to the St. Francois County sheriff today about jail overcrowding that may put some offenders out on the street.

The Powerball jackpot has grown to more than $300 million for tonight's drawing.

Produce company Burch Farms is recalling every cantaloupe and honeydew what were distributed to 18 states.

The Obama administration on Tuesday directed young illegal immigrants to fill out new forms and pay $465 if they want to apply under a new program that would let them avoid deportation and obtain a U.S. work permit.

In health news tonight around 5:20, a new study shows that anti-bacterial soaps can have a negative impact on your muscles.

Changes could be coming to the liquor aisle inside grocery stores in the state of Kentucky. 

Leaders of the Transportation for Illinois Coalition brought together local, state and federal officials Wednesday in Mt. Vernon to talk about the state's transportation needs.

Have a great evening -

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