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Dog abuse, Stranger danger, $300,000 prize ham

Parents are being asked to talk to their kids about strangers. Parents are being asked to talk to their kids about strangers.
This dog was allegedly neglected by a Sikeston woman. This dog was allegedly neglected by a Sikeston woman.
We'll tell you about a $300,000 ham! We'll tell you about a $300,000 ham!

With several suspected abduction attempts recently in the news, sheriff's departments are asking parents to have a talk with their children about what to do if approached by strangers. Holly Brantley talked to authorities about the danger, and will have more on this story tonight at six.

This story is starting to get a lot of attention on our facebook page. A Sikeston woman has been charged with animal neglect after an investigation by the Department of Public Safety. According to DPS, the animals had several bones plainly visible through the skin including the ribs, backbone and tailbone.

Members of the Mississippi River Commission say the river is at a near record low. But Crystal Britt met one historian who is treasure hunting along the river.

A domestic dispute led to two meth arrests in Farley, Ky.

The federal government and a U.S. Department of Energy contractor have reached a $230,000 settlement over allegations that the company improperly handled and disposed of radioactive waste from a nuclear reprocessing plant in western Kentucky.

Clay Waller's public defender has filed a change of venue motion.

A federal lawsuit is seeking to block a new Missouri law making it a crime to disturb a worship service.

Legal experts say a state's attorney is within his rights not to prosecute violations of Illinois gun laws that he considers unconstitutional.

Some concerned church members in Indiana say their church suddenly changed its policy on homosexuals in the congregation.

A group of six friends from Iron County, Missouri are celebrating after winning a quarter-of-a- million dollars with a Mega Millions lottery ticket.

Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh says Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's comments about rape were offensive and insulting, but he's questioning why fellow Republicans haven't stood up for him.

Jaime Travers says to expect highs near 97 today, and our next best chance of rain comes later this weekend.

And if you are looking for something to do this weekend, Arnold Wyrick will preview the Du Quoin State Fair which officially opens tomorrow!

How much have you paid for ham at the grocery store? A Louisville physician has offered the winning bid of $300,000 for a prize ham at a Kentucky Farm Bureau charity event in Louisville.

The Food and Drug Administration has identified a southern Indiana farm that produces cantaloupes linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak and says the operation has recalled its melons.

A southern Illinois girl is a semi-finalist in the "Cutest Kid Search" on "Live with Kelly." Christy Millweard has more from Thompsonville tonight on Heartland News.

Todd Richards will have Cardinals highlights and Josh Frydman will be live from SIUs Fan Fest in Carbondale!

Have a great evening - 

James Long
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