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Storm aftermath cleanup, Former Ill. gov. prison release, SIU enrollment down

Damage in Chaffee, MO. (Source: photojournalist Don Frazier) Damage in Chaffee, MO. (Source: photojournalist Don Frazier)
Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan has been released from prison. Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan has been released from prison.
Reports say spring enrollment at SIU Carbondale is down. Reports say spring enrollment at SIU Carbondale is down.

Two people were injured and several areas reported damage Tuesday night as storms swept through the Heartland. We have team coverage from Butler County, Missouri to Galatia, Illinois, and in between, starting at 5 p.m.

The Cave-In-Rock ferry and the Dorena-Hickman ferry have halted operations due to high winds.

Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau is now clear and open following a tractor-trailer crash Tuesday night that involved an associate circuit judge.

High winds are suspected of causing four dozen train cars to overturn in Scott County near Rockview Tuesday night.

Two people are dead after storms spawned tornadoes in Tennessee and Georgia.

A 60-year-old Poplar Bluff man was killed in a crash Tuesday evening north of Poplar Bluff.

Bob Reeves says the colder weather that has moved in after the storms will be here for a while.

Some Midwestern rivers that were near record lows are now on the verge of flooding after storms dumped up to 3 inches of rain, giving a boost to drought-ravaged waterways.

Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan has been released from prison after serving more than five years for corruption.

Southern Illinois University's flagship campus is seeing a nearly 1,300-students drop in enrollment this spring.

Police are investigating a shooting at a Phoenix office building leaving three injured.

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, shot in the head by a Tucson gunman in 2011, opened the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on gun violence in dramatic fashion Wednesday.

There are concerns potential gun control legislation may be having an impact on Illinois law enforcement agencies.

Todd Richards will preview tomorrow night's match up between Charleston and Sikeston at the Show Me Center and have Saluki highlights at 10 p.m.

Pedi Spin promises to remove calluses with its new spinning action, but is this revised product of the Ped Egg all it's cracked up to be? Find out in Does it Work?

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James Long
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