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Fire destroys church, Cross appeal rejected, Women in combat

This 100-year-old building was destroyed on Wednesday morning (Source: T. Tumminia). This 100-year-old building was destroyed on Wednesday morning (Source: T. Tumminia).
The Supreme Court has rejected an atheist's appeal over Bald Knob Cross. The Supreme Court has rejected an atheist's appeal over Bald Knob Cross.
Officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat (Source: MGN). Officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat (Source: MGN).

Everybody is looking for a way to cutback on classroom violence, and now, one Missouri lawmaker has a controversial proposal on the table. Crystal Britt has the details tonight at 5.

Several Heartland sheriff's say they are joining sheriffs in other states and won't enforce new gun laws.

Fire has struck a church in Kentucky's southwestern corner destroying the 100-year-old building. Todd Tumminia was in Hickman today and talked to a church member who is devastated.

Bob Reeves says there is still a possibility of slick travel overnight on Thursday.

Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat.

Democratic committee party members will meet this Sunday in Poplar Bluff Missouri, and hope to choose their nominee to replace Jo Ann Emerson in Congress.

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to permit the government to borrow enough money to avoid a first avoid default for at least four months.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has purchased a new $5.6 million airplane that could be used by Gov. Jay Nixon and other state officials.

Three people are accused of stealing cattle from a Bollinger County farm.

The administrator of a towering southern Illinois cross says he's pleased a Chicago-area atheist has unsuccessfully exhausted his legal challenges over a state grant that went toward restoring.

A campaign to name a new Mississippi River bridge at St. Louis for the late Cardinals great Stan Musial is already gaining momentum.

Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton is testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Authorities in California say the voice actor who portrayed Charlie Brown in many "Peanuts" shows was arrested on charges that include stalking.

A new survey shows that 78-percent of new moms admit talking on the phone, texting, checking email and more with their babies in the car.

Holly Brantley joins is live at 6.  She talked to Heartland moms and drivers today and discovered more about the alarming numbers.

More small businesses are closing around Carbondale-and many are blaming low enrollment at SIU. Carly O'Keefe is live with more at 6.

CBSSports.com and the AP are reporting that Mizzou Head Coach Frank Haith is expected to face the "unethical conduct" charges. Todd Richards has the details at 6.

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