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Demolishing flood-prone homes, teen driver deaths, Mo. Pothole Patrol

Flooding in Olive Branch in May 2011. Flooding in Olive Branch in May 2011.
A federal judge has struck down a Missouri birth control mandate. A federal judge has struck down a Missouri birth control mandate.
Executive producers for 'The Bible' said any comparison between the show's character Satan and President Barack Obama was "nonsense." (Source: The History Channel) Executive producers for 'The Bible' said any comparison between the show's character Satan and President Barack Obama was "nonsense." (Source: The History Channel)
GunFreeZoneApp.com offers new app for both sides of the gun violence issue. GunFreeZoneApp.com offers new app for both sides of the gun violence issue.
Members of the Leadership Council of Green Street United Methodist Church released their statement on marriage Sunday afternoon in the church sanctuary. Members of the Leadership Council of Green Street United Methodist Church released their statement on marriage Sunday afternoon in the church sanctuary.

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced today $8.7 million in federal funding to acquire and demolish 167 flood-prone homes and businesses in Alexander County. The funding was approved today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Arnold Wyrick will have more on this story tonight at 9 and 10.

Speaking of flooding, another wet weekend has caused a renewed rise of Midwestern rivers, creating flooding that is an ironic end to a winter spent worrying about drought. You can click here for more.

Teen driver deaths are up in a few Heartland states, but down in Missouri. Christy Millweard will more tonight at 9 and 10.

Police at the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign have increased their use of surveillance cameras. The campus had 13 cameras in 2008, now the number is at 900 and police hope to increase it to 1,000 by the end of the year.

A federal judge has struck down a Missouri health insurance law because it conflicts with a federal mandate for insurers to cover birth control at no additional cost to women.

The Missouri Department of Transportation has initiated a state-wide "Missouri Pothole Patrol," which is a month-long effort for MoDOT to concentrate on patching potholes and keeping highways smooth and safe for drivers.

Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men today in connection with a beating in Nason, Ill. Jacob D. West and Dustin W. Mannen face multiple charges including robbery, home invasion and aggravated battery.

In national news, the History Channel responded today to casting questions for its hit show "The Bible" after people thought Satan looked too much like President Barack Obama.

A mobile phone app company in Utah is trying to help both sides of the gun violence issue find retail outlets that cater to their respective beliefs. You can click here for more information.

A church in Winston-Salem has decided not to allow marriages of any kind until their denomination and the state of North Carolina allow same sex marriages. You can click here to read their statement.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS

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