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University fire - Quinn in southern Illinois - Reaction to Zimmerman verdict

Todd Tumminia has the latest on today's fire at Southeast Mo. State (Source: KFVS Photojournalist Joshua Russell). Todd Tumminia has the latest on today's fire at Southeast Mo. State (Source: KFVS Photojournalist Joshua Russell).
IL Gov. Pat Quinn was in Marion for an I-57 project announcement (Source: Arnold Wyrick). IL Gov. Pat Quinn was in Marion for an I-57 project announcement (Source: Arnold Wyrick).
Allison Twaits will be live in Carbondale at a Trayvon Martin rally. Allison Twaits will be live in Carbondale at a Trayvon Martin rally.

Good afternoon to you! It's been a busy Monday in the newsroom. Here's what we have for you:

Fire crews put out a fire on the roof of a building on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University this afternoon. Todd Tumminia will tell you what witnesses saw tonight at 5:00.

The Scott County Sheriff's Department confirms crews have recovered the body of a male out of the Mississippi River.

Bob Reeves says scattered showers end this evening. The StormTeam forecast looking hot, humid and mostly dry. Check it out at 5:00.

Governor Pat Quinn with state and local officials broke ground on a $10.6 million Interstate 57 widening project near Marion today. Arnold Wyrick has the story live in Marion.

The search continues Monday for a missing 3-year-old boy who was last seen near the Ohio River on Sunday.

An Illinois state senator wants to add churches to the list of places where concealed guns wouldn't be allowed.

A scary incident happened today at a home in Elkville, Illinois, over in Jackson County. According to witnesses, a man ran a stop sign and went straight into a house. Hear what the homeowner had to say about it tonight at 5:03.

A Republican state senator has launched his campaign for governor. And, Blago is back in the news.

Allison Twaits will be live in Carbondale where there's a rally in response to the George Zimmerman verdict in connection to the death of Trayvon Martin.

Tyler Profilet talked to a local prosecutor about what would happen if something similar like the Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin incident happened in the Heartland. Hear his take at 6:03.

A Butler County man was sentenced today to 120 years behind bars, accused of sex crimes involving two Butler County girls. We will tell you the stern words the judge had for the man tonight at 6:05.

Police are looking for a suspect who ran from officers after a routine overnight traffic stop in Dexter.

A Fredericktown, Mo. pastor facing assault and stalking charges has been asked to resign by the church board.

The Kennett Police Department is currently investigating a reported armed robbery that happened Sunday.

The Arkansas Travelers are set to face 2005 National League Cy Young Award winner Chris Carpenter in a rehab start tonight in Springfield, Mo.

Two teenage boys are being hailed as heroes for saving a young girl from abduction!

Have a great evening - 

James Long
Kfvs12.com Digital Content Producer
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