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I-55 motorcycle crash, Fatal IL crash, 4 American soldiers killed

An Illinois man was injured in a crash this morning on I-55 in Perry County, Mo. An Illinois man was injured in a crash this morning on I-55 in Perry County, Mo.
One person is dead after a crash near Ullin, Illinois on Saturday. One person is dead after a crash near Ullin, Illinois on Saturday.
Perryville VFW hosts Patriotic Day (Source: Todd Tumminia) Perryville VFW hosts Patriotic Day (Source: Todd Tumminia)

A motorcyclist from Illinois had to be taken to the hospital this morning after a crash on Interstate 55 in Perry County, Missouri.

We've learned that one person has died after a crash Saturday in Pulaski County, Illinois. 

And, a wheelchair-bound pedestrian is hospitalized after being hit by a car in McCracken County.

Youngsters in Perryville Sunday got the chance to learn about patriotism. Todd Tumminia was there and will have more tonight on Heartland News at 10.

Meanwhile, Afghan police killed four American soldiers coming to their aid after a checkpoint attack Sunday, the third "insider" assault by government forces or insurgents disguised in military uniforms in as many days.

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said the Afghan government needs to take the problem as seriously as do U.S. commanders and officials.

Here's a look at protests and reaction across the Middle East and elsewhere Sunday over an anti-Muslim film produced in the U.S. 

A Kentucky-based organization that provides financial aid to veterans is seeing a spike in the number of requests as the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down.

The Legislature's veto override of a bill expanding religious exemptions from insurance coverage for birth control is the latest example of how Missouri has become a center point in a national debate about pregnancy.

The state of Illinois is running into credit trouble, just like anyone else who pays bills late and owes lots of money.

The River City Rodders Car Club in conjunction with Old Town Cape hosted the River Tales Classic Car Show on Sunday.

A new virus has been discovered in northwest Missouri, where in June 2009 it sickened two men who live miles apart.

Josh Frydman reports that the Southern Illinois Miners had a chance to clinch their first ever Frontier League Championship Series Saturday night at Rent One Park, but fell 4-3 to the Florence Freedom. The Miners leads the best-of-five series two-games-to-one. Game Four is set for this evening at 5:05 p.m. at Rent One Park. Arnold Wyrick will have the results from the ballpark tonight at 10.

Laura Wibbenmeyer will have your start of the school/work week forecast that includes a chance of a few showers and T'storms.

It was a day for the dogs this afternoon at Cape Splash Water Park! We'll take you there tonight at 10!

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