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I-55 crash shuts down lanes, Gun safety classes, Stranded on cruise ship

Many in southern Illinois are signing up for gun safety classes. Many in southern Illinois are signing up for gun safety classes.
A Poplar Bluff couple's cruise went from four to eight days. A Poplar Bluff couple's cruise went from four to eight days.

A head-on crash on Interstate-55 in Pemiscot County shut down northbound lanes for several hours this afternoon. So how does a driver get on the wrong lanes of a major interstate? Christy Millweard asked that question today to a highway patrol spokesperson.

There are so many questions unanswered about the whereabouts of Sam Francis. He's a man with ties to the Cape Girardeau area and has been missing since December 2012. Holly Brantley talked to his wife today as she refuses to give up hope.

The discovery of a body in Pope County has lead to an investigation by authorities.

We've seen some pretty good showers this evening outside of our newsroom. Bob Reeves will tell us what to expect for the overnight hours into tomorrow.

Many are signing up for gun safety classes in southern Illinois. Arnold Wyrick was at one of those classes in Franklin County, and he tells us why they are filling up so quickly.

A Heartland couple is back home after being stranded aboard a disabled Carnival Cruise Ship for eight days. Todd Tumminia talked to the couple and has the details tonight at 10:05.

Just in the last month- there have been two separate prison lockdowns-one involving the death of an inmate and another an attack on two guards and a chaplain. And, after speaking with Illinois Representative Mike Bost, there is apparently more trouble brewing. Allison Twaits has the latest tonight at 9:30.

It's President's Day! Do you know which president was the first to have a telephone? Or who loved jelly beans? Discover some fun facts about some of the men who've held the highest office in the United States.

Burger King's official Twitter feed was hacked early Monday, taken down, and is now slowly returning.

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