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Akin stays in Senate race, brown recluse problem, Cairo home demo

Congressman and GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin released a campaign video titled "Forgiveness" on Tuesday. (Source: YouTube) Congressman and GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin released a campaign video titled "Forgiveness" on Tuesday. (Source: YouTube)
Despite three professional sprayings, nothing had put a dent in a Marble Hill family's spider problem. Despite three professional sprayings, nothing had put a dent in a Marble Hill family's spider problem.
The water is really low at the Tower Rock Conservation Area in Perry County, Mo. The water is really low at the Tower Rock Conservation Area in Perry County, Mo.

Missouri Representative Todd Akin released a new video today, asking for forgiveness after saying "legitimate rape" rarely results in pregnancy. He reaffirmed he would continue his campaign for U.S. Senate, despite calls from GOP officials across the country for him to quit.

A Puxico woman died in a crash today near Puxico.

A southeast Missouri family is battling a frightening home invasion of hundreds of brown recluse spiders. There are so many that a Marble Hill mother says she's scared to come home. Yet her husband remains in the home fighting the intruders. Holly Brantley went into the home today to check out the problem.

Some workers at a plant in New Madrid are preparing for a strike as the company and union negotiate. Todd Tumminia went to Noranda Aluminum to find out what's happening.

Residents in Benton, Illinois are upset about what has happened with their loved ones' grave sites. Several people met one-on-one with members of the cemetery board this morning. Arnold Wyrick talked to several angry residents and the board president.

You could see a big difference in Cairo over the next few months. Three state grants are paying for the demolition of more than 50 old, empty and run-down homes by the end of October.

West Frankfort police arrested a man after finding a woman who had been on fire.

Steele police arrested a man accused of assaulting another man on some railroad tracks on Sunday.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home burglary and a large metal theft from a business.

Ameren hosted meetings today in Cape Girardeau and Dexter to talk about rate hikes. Christy Millweard tells us what was said at the meeting in Dexter tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

The water is really low at the Tower Rock Conservation Area in Perry County, Mo. So low that you can walk to the actual Tower Rock. Laura Wibbenmeyer tells us what kind of weather to expect the rest of the week.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau released a list of the 10 most stolen cars in the U.S. Check out this slideshow of which cars made the list.

SPOILER ALERT VIDEO: Disney's so-called feel good movie of the season, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, left two brothers crying hysterically after going to see it.

Christy Hendricks
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