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WWII hero laid to rest, levee problems, big turnip!

Louie Luther "Pete" Underwood was serving on board the USS Utah on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Louie Luther "Pete" Underwood was serving on board the USS Utah on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
That's a big turnip! This picture was sent to us through cNews. That's a big turnip! This picture was sent to us through cNews.

A World War II veteran from Scott City who survived the attack at Pearl Harbor was laid to rest today. Todd Tumminia was at the graveside burial and talked to two of the man's grandsons.

Dyersburg police arrested a man after finding a meth lab in a hotel room with his 1-year-old child.

A woman was found dead following a house fire that broke out late last night in Sikeston.

A fight between two people led to a shooting at a Texas community college, where a maintenance man was caught in the crossfire and wounded, officials said.

A mail carrier in Murray, Ky. is charged with two counts of theft of mail matter.

Two men face gun charges after multiple reports of an assault rifle being shot near some apartments in Dyersburg Sunday night.

Christy Millweard explores the factors that lead to bullying tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Brookport, Ill. town members are facing major issues when it comes to their levee system. Allison Twaits was there as town members met today with representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers to talk about ways to keep the levee system from getting any worse.

Big changes are ahead for the GED test in Missouri. This is the last year you can earn your high school equivalency certificate before a tougher, more expensive test comes out. Holly Brantley explains the changes.

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon says he will set a June 4 special election to choose a successor to Missouri congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson.

Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn says he left a school safety summit with pages of ideas for making Illinois schools safer.

More than 6 in 10 Americans now favor allowing illegal immigrants to eventually become U.S. citizens, a major increase in support driven by a turnaround in Republicans' opinions after the 2012 elections.

Yesterday, we told you about how pests seeking warmth can be a problem in the wintertime. Today, check out these tips to prevent damage to your car in the winter.

Bob Reeves says the cold temps will continue with a chance of winter weather on Thursday.

We've all seen notes left on bathroom stall walls, but none as uplifting as the one found in a university bathroom that includes words like "worthy," "strong," "brave" and "loved."

A viewer sent us this picture of Pocahontas, Mo. boy and his 11.1 pound turnip! Send your pictures and video to cnews@kfvs12.com or uploaded them to www.kfvs12.com/cnews.

Have a splendid night!

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