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Soldiers return home, Tropical Storm Isaac, Fatal Motorcycle crash

The debate for gay rights continues in the Midwest. The debate for gay rights continues in the Midwest.
The victim of a fatal IL crash has been identified. The victim of a fatal IL crash has been identified.

There were lots of cheers and tears Saturday in the Bootheel, as 450 soldiers returned home from the Middle East.

Tonight, look for mostly cloudy skies with some showers and T' storms possible. Laura Wibbenmeyer will have your forecast for the start of the school and work week tonight on Heartland News.

Tropical Storm Isaac is already hitting the Florida Keys with rain and wind, and it could become an even stronger hurricane as it makes its way toward the northern Gulf Coast.

And, could the storm make it's way into the Heartland?

A motorcyclist has died after crashing his bike on Grassy Road, west of Pine Ridge Road in rural Williamson County.

Authorities in southwestern Illinois are continuing their investigation of a man charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuses in connection to a St. Louis teenager who claims she was held captive in his home for three years.

Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed a bill that would have required plastic bag manufacturers to set up collection and recycling programs, calling it a "roadblock" for local communities to make their own choices.

The fight for gay rights is playing out in city halls and town squares from southwest Missouri to the Kansas plains to Nebraska college towns.

Hundreds of people turned out for a rally in Joplin, Mo. aimed at showing solidarity with area Muslims whose mosque was destroyed in a suspicious fire.

Republican National Party chair Reince Priebus says that Todd Akin's insistence on staying in the Missouri Senate race could cost the party its chance to win control of the Senate.

Josh Frydman will preview the SEMO-Central Michigan game and have Cardinals-Reds highlights.

Have a great evening - 

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