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Cookout and eye safety tips, 4th of July events

A cookout is a popular party for the Fourth of July, but health officials say it comes with risks. Kadee Brosseau talked with a health official who gives tips on how to avoid cross-contamination.

Christy Millweard gives us tips on how to keep our eyes safe around fireworks this Fourth of July holiday.

If you're hitting the road this July 4th holiday, you could be in luck. Fewer people are expected to travel, and gas prices could be lower. Of course, that all depends on where you live. Find the lowest gas prices in the Heartland at

Looking for something to do for the Fourth of July? We have an extensive list of events from across the Heartland.

Fourth of July is about friends, food, fireworks and most importantly, freedom. Here's some fun Fourth of July facts to celebrate a holiday like no other.

Peabody Energy has identified the miner killed in an accident yesterday at the Wildcat Hills Mine near Eldorado.


A dangerous situation unfolded in the town of Energy, Illinois last night. Police say an officer came face to face with a man who pointed a gun at him. Allison Twaits will be in Energy with more on what happened on Heartland News at Six.

The armed forces ousted Egypt's first democratically elected president today after just a year in power, installing a temporary civilian government, suspending the constitution and calling for new elections. Islamist President Mohammed Morsi denounced it as a "full coup" by the military.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 22-year-old man.

A family of seven lost a home in a fire in Sesser early this morning.

The Graves County Sheriff's Office found several items in a home officers say were taken in a series of burglaries in the area.

Have a happy and safe holiday!

Christy Hendricks
Digital Content Director

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