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Man mauled by bear, missing boater, high electric bills

Several vehicles including a sewer jet truck worth more than a quarter of a million dollars were destroyed by fire. Several vehicles including a sewer jet truck worth more than a quarter of a million dollars were destroyed by fire.
Several students and former students are upset that a Marquand teacher is on administrative leave. Several students and former students are upset that a Marquand teacher is on administrative leave.
One man paid $591 for electric his home in Malden. One man paid $591 for electric his home in Malden.

The man killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska grew up in Patton, Mo.

Emergency crews spent the day back on the Ohio River today searching for a missing boater.

Harrisburg, Ill. city leaders are working to come up with a plan to recoup more than $1 million in lost equipment after the vehicle maintenance shed for the water and sewer department burned down Friday night.

Menard Correctional Center in Chester, Ill. is on lockdown after a staff member was assaulted this afternoon.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has officially abandoned his hope of shutting down prisons by Friday. A letter from the Corrections Department instructs employees at targeted prisons to keep reporting to work. In it, Director S.A. "Tony" Godinez announces a "temporary delay for the layoffs and closures" that were scheduled for Aug. 31.

It may be the start of the school year, but the art teacher at Marquand is not teaching in her classroom. She is on administrative leave, according to her mother. Several people gathered today with signs and T-shirts to support the teacher.

What's behind what residents call outrageous electric bills in Malden? People say nothing has changed on their end, yet bills have gone up by the hundreds in just a few years. Holly Brantley went to Malden to investigate.

Officials are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed an abandoned church in New Madrid last night.

The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is looking for a man suspected of being involved in a shooting yesterday.

A man accused of assaulting a woman and locking her in a Cape Girardeau apartment for two days turned himself in to police last night.

A Sikeston man is behind bars accused of assaulting a female and a police dog.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Department is searching for a man who was charged with trafficking methamphetamine earlier this month and failed to appear in court.

Poplar Bluff police arrested a woman after they say she tried to sell heroin and prescription pills.

Tropical Storm Isaac has become better organized and is gaining strength as it continues along a path similar to Hurricane Katrina. It's estimated to make landfall near New Orleans as a Category 2 storm on Wednesday on the seven-year anniversary of when Katrina hit. You can track Isaac on our weather page.

Red Cross volunteers from the Heartland went to Florida to help with disaster relief, but could move as the storm does. Two different groups went to Florida to help. Christy Millweard talked with a local volunteer who is in Florida today. Watch Heartland News at 9 on Fox 23 tonight for more.

Is Missouri ready to handle a disaster? The state's committee on disaster preparedness met Monday in Charleston to ask that question and talk about the drought.

A high school student is in critical condition after a gunman opened fire in a cafeteria at Perry Hall High School just outside Baltimore.

Republican Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri is pressing forward with his U.S. Senate campaign while reaffirming his opposition to abortion, a week after causing a political uproar with remarks about rape and pregnancy.

Missouri drivers will need to move over for Transportation Department vehicles and under a new state law, while another new law concerning disruption at worship services is being challenged in court.

Gov. Jay Nixon says more than 120,000 Missouri residents could face a retroactive tax if legislators override his veto of a bill related to local taxes on vehicles.

Gov. Pat Quinn isn't giving any hints about what he'll do with a gambling bill that Illinois lawmakers sent to his desk.

Missouri Department of Conservation experts say there are more doves this season, and they're using it as a teaching tool for young hunters. Hear from a conservation official tonight on Heartland News at 10.

Ever wonder why we vote the way we do? Is it the influence of our family? Our culture? Where we grew up? Could be, but now scientists are saying it might be in our genes.

Have a great night!

Christy Hendricks
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chendricks@kfvs12.com
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