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Bears player charged in southern Illinois, Wheel causes train derailment, Man catches on fire-dies

A Bears player has been charged in southern Illinois. A Bears player has been charged in southern Illinois.
A broken wheel is behind the Lilbourn train derailment. A broken wheel is behind the Lilbourn train derailment.
A cigar is to blame for a 97-year-old Sikeston man's death. A cigar is to blame for a 97-year-old Sikeston man's death.

In a story we first broke today on kfvs12.com, a Chicago Bears offensive tackle is facing drug charges in Pulaski County, Illinois.

A Union Pacific spokesperson says a broken wheel caused the train derailment in Lilbourn Tuesday morning.

Bob Reeves has your cloudy forecast beginning at 5.

Two teens were injured after rollover crash off of Hwy. AB in Cape Girardeau County around Noon.

A man is trying to get a routine state benefit after his partner died in the line of duty, even though Missouri does not recognize gay marriage.

A 97-year-old Sikeston man caught himself on fire while smoking a cigar and later died Tuesday, according to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety.

The one year anniversary of the Harrisburg tornado is approaching. Tonight we'll take you there live to a gathering marking the event.

Missouri's two U.S. senators are continuing their push for answers on a project to close a 1,500-foot gap in a Mississippi River levee in southeast Missouri.

Why are gas prices on the rise? We'll tell you at 5:08.

Time is running out for Senior Citizens and other federal benefit recipients to meet the March 1 electronic payment deadline. Todd Tumminia tells us what this means tonight at 5.

The Catholic Church will have to rush to pick Pope Benedict's replacement before Easter.

You don't have to look far to notice a visible presence with churches on every corner. But what's going on inside? Holly Brantley joins us live at 6:05 where she talked to multiple congregations about what's driving the faithful.

You'll want to catch Josh Frydman's report tonight at 6 on Harrisburg's basketball team overcoming obstacles after last year's tornado.

Have a great night-

James Long
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