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Russian adoption ban, gay marriage clears hurdle, assault weapons proposal

Brock and Ashley Williams adopted a 2-year-old boy from Russia. Brock and Ashley Williams adopted a 2-year-old boy from Russia.
A viewer sent us this picture through cNews of the albino 8-point buck in Cape Girardeau. A viewer sent us this picture through cNews of the albino 8-point buck in Cape Girardeau.

An adoption can be the greatest joy for a family wanting to grow, but recently Russia's government put a stop to American parents seeking children from Russia. Christy Millweard talked with a Dexter couple with an adopted son from Russia who say the real victims in the ban are the Russian children.

The death of a western Kentucky woman whose body was found in a home has been ruled suspicious and her ex-husband has been arrested with her murder.

Funeral arrangements have been set for a 32-year-old Poplar Bluff man who died in a Stoddard County hunting accident.

A coroner says two brothers who were paralyzed after separate car wrecks died when fire consumed their southern Illinois home.

Gay marriage has cleared a first hurdle to becoming law in Illinois after approval in a state Senate committee. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he supports gay marriage in Illinois.

Both Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are praising an Illinois Senate committee's approval of a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Allison Twaits explains the proposals.

Gun enthusiasts in Missouri hope the assault weapons argument stays across the river. Others hope lawmakers in the Show-Me-State pay attention. Crystal Britt talked to moms on both sides of the issue today.

A man who killed three of his classmates at a Kentucky high school in 1997 has lost his bid to withdraw a guilty plea after a federal appeals court concluded he could have acted sooner to seek a new trial.

Today the returning Sandy Hook Elementary students settled in at their old, familiar desks but in a different school in a different town.

Kentucky officials are seeking $7.1 million in damages from the shipping company that operated a cargo ship which struck a bridge over the Tennessee River, causing the span to collapse.

Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. says it is recalling one lot of Food Club Chocolate Chunk Brownies Mix distributed to stores in three states from a warehouse in southwestern Virginia.

An East Prairie man claimed more than $60,000 with one of two winning tickets for the Dec. 1 Missouri Lottery Show Me Cash drawing.

A viewer sent us a great picture of the albino 8-point buck in Cape Girardeau.

Bob Reeves says there is a small chance of precipitation on Saturday. Check out our new RadarScope map that uses Terminal Doppler Weather Radars to provide a high resolution look at storms.

Have a good night!

Christy Hendricks
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