Uncle arrested in girl's death, Man loses more than 400 pounds - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Uncle arrested in girl's death, Man loses more than 400 pounds, Girl saves drowning boy's life

This man is accused of killing his 7-year-old niece. This man is accused of killing his 7-year-old niece.
This man lost more than 400 pounds! This man lost more than 400 pounds!
This Chaffee girl save the life of this boy this summer. This Chaffee girl save the life of this boy this summer.

The Effingham County State's Attorney says officers have arrested the uncle of a 7-year-old girl whose body was found a day after she went missing.

A man convicted in a 2009 Cape Girardeau murder case that left a mother, her teen son, and unborn baby dead says he was wrongfully convicted.

In the run-up to a prime-time televised speech, President Barack Obama blended the threat of a military strike with the hope of a diplomatic solution today as he worked to rid Syria of an illicit stockpile of fearsome chemical weapons. President Obama is scheduled to speak at 8 p.m. Watch KFVS or go to KFVS12.com to watch his speech.

On Heartland News at Five, Crystal Britt introduces us to Jarod, a Heartland teen needing a permanent home in this month's "A Place to Call Home" story.

You won't want to miss Heartland News at Six. Allison Twaits brings us the inspiring story of a Heartland man who lost more than half his body weight!

Two Chaffee children have quite the story! Nine-year-old Lilly saved four-year-old Dane from drowning at a pool this summer. It took little Dane a while to recover, but now he's back to being an energetic boy with a big bright smile! It's all thanks to his "lifeguard" Lilly. Kadee Brosseau spent the afternoon with these kids and their parents. She'll have more on Heartland News at Six!

This story has been getting a lot of attention on our Facebook page this afternoon. A heavily sedated man wakes up from surgery and is shocked to find out that he's married to a beautiful woman. Watch the video!

Today is Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day.

Two dogs made a daring escape from a two-alarm apartment fire in Oregon.

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