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Tracking Isaac, gas prices, Battle of the Bands

Hurricane Isaac continues to be a major threat to communities along the Gulf coast, with 75 mph maximum wind speeds. Track Hurricane Isaac on our Hurricane Center. Bob Reeves says we could see rain from Isaac beginning Thursday night.

Holly Brantley talked with a Heartland family that relocated after Hurricane Katrina. That family is now host to more family members from the Louisiana seeking refuge from Isaac.

Do you think gas prices are high now? A Senior Petroleum analyst from GasBuddy.com warns that Tropical Storm Isaac, as well as murky regional refining issues boosted wholesale gasoline prices to their highest level so far this year, rising 7-cents per gallon higher than their previous peak back in March. Check out the lowest gas prices in the Heartland at kfvs12.com/gasprices.

The White County Sheriff's Office has named a person of interest in the death of a 17-year-old girl found shot to death in the bed of a pickup truck.

The bodies of two missing boaters have been found in Carlyle Lake.

A man wanted in connection with a weekend shooting in Sikeston was arrested in Texas.

Gallatin County's former sheriff may not spend life in prison after all. Raymond Martin was convicted of 15 different charges related to trafficking marijuana and a murder for hire plot. He was sentenced to life in prison, but an appellate court judge ruled today that he was incorrectly sentenced.

Cape Girardeau police are investigating a report of elder abuse at an assisted care facility.

Two men were arrested yesterday after police found drugs inside a home in Perry County, Mo.

The Carbondale Police Department is looking for a woman suspected of using a forged check at a store.

The Poplar Bluff School District R-1 is getting 200 MacBooks for the 5th and 6th graders.

Millions in donations have poured in for victims in the wake of the Colorado theater shooting, but families have only seen a fraction of the money collected in their names. Families of 18 of the victims came together today for an emotional press conference. They said in a statement that "using our murdered loved ones' pictures and names was not right," when money wasn't going to the families.

Gov. Pat Quinn rejected a bill to expand gambling in Illinois that would have made way for a land-based casino in Chicago, saying the proposal lacked sufficient regulatory oversight.

The Obama administration has finalized new fuel economy rules that will require the fleet-wide average of new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. to double over the next 13 years.

A federal lawsuit is seeking to strike down a new Missouri law making it easier for police to track people's cellphone signals during emergencies.

Low water levels along the Mississippi River have caused problems for barge companies trying to move freight along the river.

A Missouri program to improve the water supplies of drought-stricken farmers could end up costing nearly 15 times the original estimate.

Tonight we kicked off our Battle of the Bands competition with Heartland Football Friday. This week's match up is between Sikeston and Charleston. Watch the video on our Heartland Football Friday page and vote for your favorite band! The winner will be announced during Heartland Football Friday this Friday at 10 p.m.

Have a good night!

Christy Hendricks
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