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President gives speech on Syria, uncle charged after 7-year-old's body found

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. 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.
Four-year-old Dane McMullin slipped into a pool earlier this summer and nearly lost his life. Dane’s mother, Krissy, calls 9-year-old Lilly Wessel an “angel.” Four-year-old Dane McMullin slipped into a pool earlier this summer and nearly lost his life. Dane’s mother, Krissy, calls 9-year-old Lilly Wessel an “angel.”
Thirteen-year-old Jarod has been in foster care for four years. Check out his story in this month's A Place to Call Home. Thirteen-year-old Jarod has been in foster care for four years. Check out his story in this month's A Place to Call Home.
400 pound weight loss saves Herrin man's life. 400 pound weight loss saves Herrin man's life.

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A Russian plan for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to avert Western missile strikes bogged down today when Moscow rejected U.S. and French demands for a binding U.N. resolution with "very severe consequences" for non-compliance.

Amid the growing tensions over how to handle the use of chemical weapons in Syria, President Barack Obama will take his message directly to Americans, laying out his vision tonight on network TV, beginning at 8 p.m. central time.

Stay tuned, Heartland News at 10 could be delayed due to the president's speech.

Arnold Wyrick will have more tonight at 9 and 10 on flooding insurance in Olive Branch. New homeowners in a floodplain could be seeing higher insurance.

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. Justin D. DeRyke, 22, of Watson, was arrested around 5:55 a.m. on a first degree murder charge with possible additional charges to be filed later. You can click here for more on this story.

A four-year-old slipped into a pool earlier this summer and nearly lost his life. Dane McMullin's mother, Krissy, calls 9-year-old Lilly Wessel an "angel." Lilly pulled Dane from the deep end of the pool to the shallow end. She called for the adults and at that point, he was unconscious. Kadee Brosseau brought you the story of this amazing little hero. You can click here for more.

At age 26, Justin Wiseman weighed more than 600 pounds and was near death, but he decided to take the long road and pound by pound the weight came off. Allison Twaits talked to Justin today, you can click here for his amazing story.

In this month's APlace to Call Home, Crystal Britt shares Jarod's story. Thirteen-year-old Jarod loves just about everything about the outdoors. He currently lives in a children's home in southeast Missouri. You can read more about Jarod by clicking here.

Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day was celebrated today to raise awareness and recognize those who have been affected by someone they know who died of suicide. Laura Matlock of Cape Girardeau created the walk and hosts it every year to help raise awareness and help others in need.

Outside the Heartland, a story that has our viewers talking on our Facebook page involves a viral video. In the video, a heavily sedated man wakes up from surgery and is shocked to find out that he's married to a beautiful woman. You can click here for the story and to watch the video.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
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