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Presidential debate, Akin remarks, Missing kayaker found

Todd Akin is again drawing attention about abortion comments reportedly he made. Todd Akin is again drawing attention about abortion comments reportedly he made.
The body of a missing kayaker in White Co. has been found (Source: WFIE). The body of a missing kayaker in White Co. has been found (Source: WFIE).

Tonight, President Obama and Mitt Romney face off in their first presidential debate at the University of Denver. What do you want to hear from the candidates? 

Watch the debate online starting at 8 p.m. CT.

Televised debates have produced some memorable moments during the campaigns. Here's a look back a few that made headlines.

A new book says President Barack Obama hoped to put Osama bin Laden on trial if he had surrendered during a U.S. raid.

Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin is again drawing attention for comments about abortion - this time, for saying in 2008 that doctors are "giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant."

A Cape Girardeau woman accused of slapping a 98-year-old nursing home patient will spend the next two years on probation.

Conservation officials found the body of a missing kayaker in White County, Illinois Tuesday morning.

A woman is in custody in St. Louis after a leading police on a chase while her five children were inside the minivan. 

A collision on Broadway in Cape Girardeau sent a motorcyclist to the hospital.

The Rend Lake Conservancy District says it is now for the individual municipal customers to determine whether to lift their boil water orders. The district does not make that determination for the municipal bodies.

State fire officials are urging Missourians to have at least two escape routes out of their homes in emergencies.

Bob Reeves says Thursday will be mostly sunny and much warmer than today.

Todd Tumminia reports on possible Mississippi County budget concerns.  You'll hear from the sheriff and county commission tonight at 6.

A state's attorney has addressed  truancy issues today in Marion. Carly O'Keefe has the details tonight at 6. 

We'll have news of a disturbing alleged high school hazing incident in Arkansas.

A professional wrestler is charged with aggravated assault and accused of punching a mentally challenged fan in the face. Now, a southern Illinois community is rallying around the fan.

Today was National Walk to School Day.  It's a national movement to get kids more active.

Deer hunting season is upon us, and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is asking hunters to help families in need.

Strap your phone into this headband with suction cups and GO!  GoJo head gear promises you can speak hands free, but Does it Work?

Todd Richards says the St. Louis Cardinals have made it back into the post-season.

Note: Happy Birthday to KFVS-TV! KFVS signed on 58 years ago today!

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