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Isaac downgraded, Gill reward, IL man accused of threatening to kill police

Hurricane Isaac has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Hurricane Isaac has been downgraded to a tropical storm.
Elizabeth Ann Gill has been missing since 1965. Elizabeth Ann Gill has been missing since 1965.
This man is accused of threatening to kill police officers. This man is accused of threatening to kill police officers.

Isaac has weakened to a tropical storm as it lashes southeast Louisiana with wind, rain.

After making a second landfall overnight, Isaac continues to creep across Gulf states. We'll hear from a Jackson, Mo. woman who knows too well the damage that storms out of the gulf can bring.

Local electric companies are gearing up to head south to help get the power back on for the hundreds of thousands in the dark.

Bob Reeves will have the latest on whether or not the Heartland will see a significant amount of rain associated with the storm.

From crops to cracking foundations, the drought is also depleting local wells -  leaving some homeowners high and dry. Crystal Britt spent some time with well digging business which is trying to keep taps running.

Nearly five decades after a small girl was kidnapped from the yard of her Cape Girardeau home, the family of Elizabeth Gill is hoping new reward money will help uncover the mystery of her disappearance. Holly Brantley will have the latest on this story tonight at 5.

A West Frankfort man is accused of threatening to kill police and blow up their southern Illinois police station with homemade explosives.

The White County Sheriff's Office has named a person of interest in the death of an Illinois teen.

A falling tree has killed a western Kentucky logger in what a coroner called a "freak" accident.

Parents of high school juniors are having to make a decision when it comes to their children's college future. Todd Tumminia shares more tonight at 6.

Mike Huckabee, Condoleezza Rice and vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan are scheduled to speak tonight at the Republican National Convention.

Twelve year old Justin Trovillion has come a long way since we met him last year.  He has Duchene's, a form of Muscular Dystrophy. We'll have Justin's story tonight around 6:05.

Put Thundershirt on your dog to help ease anxiety, lessen barking, and even calm fear of thunderstorms, but Does it Work?

The SEMO and SIU football teams are preparing to kick off their respective seasons tomorrow night. Todd Richards will have a preview.

Have a great evening - 

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