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Sandbar troubles, Fatal crash, House fires

The low water levels along some of the nation's big rivers are exposing seldom-seen sandbars.

But river experts are urging people to stay clear of what is often essentially quicksand. We'll take you out on the Mississippi River and show you some of the dangers.

A missing swimmer on the Mississippi River overnight prompts a quick response to what authorities feared would lead to disaster, but ended with two arrests.

A house fire that started early Saturday morning in Fruitland, Missouri is being investigated.

An 18-year-old from Dexter, Missouri is facing arson charges after a fire on Friday.

Sadly, an Oran woman was killed in a two vehicle crash early Saturday morning.

Tonight we introduce you to Marshall Pullen. This 3-year-old from Sikeston was an active kid until one day he couldn't keep any food or liquid down. As Todd Tumminia found out, that was just the beginning of a long journey for Marshall and his family.

Laura Wibbenmeyer says the nice weather will continue!

We'll take you to a memorial where folks remembered those who died in the Vietnam War who were from southern Illinois. 

Also, we'll show you interviews with soldiers of the 1138th who will be deploying in a few days to Afghanistan.

Strip clubs in Illinois will soon have to pay an additional tax to help fund efforts to prevent sexual assault and counsel victims.

Crews were on the scene of a structure fire in Mayfield, Kentucky today.

Low fat dieters, rejoice! Chemists have discovered a method to make chocolate with half the fat.

Omar Tellow will have Redhawks football scrimmage and Cardinals-Pirates highlights!

And just a reminder - you can catch the Rams game at 7 p.m. on KFVS-12. St. Louis will play in their annual grudge match against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Enjoy your evening - 

James Long
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