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Bad flu season - Firefighter loses home to fire - Viral videos

This pic comes from Annette Lumsden near Bloomfield, MO. This pic comes from Annette Lumsden near Bloomfield, MO.
This year's flu season may be off to a slow start nationwide, but infection rates are spiking in the south-central United States, where five deaths have already been reported in Texas. Several cases of H1N1 have been confirmed in Missouri. A local mother says her son died after he was diagnosed with H1N1.

A Desoto, Illinois woman was hit by a vehicle while trying to pick up her belongings on U.S. Highway 51 Friday night just south of Desoto.

Two people were arrested in Livingston County, Ky. after police say a man swallowed what is believed to be bath salts and assaulted a state trooper.

A firefighter lost his home to a fire Thursday night in Williamson County, Ill. Now, four people including two children need clothes.

Deer in Missouri are dying from a rare but deadly disease, and the Missouri Legislature is expected to consider conflicting ways to contain the problem in the 2014 session.

Did you get your pet a gift for Christmas? A recent survey found 15 percent of pet owners spend more than $100 a month on their animals.

Your Year in Viral Videos: 2013 in Rewind - Laughter, tears, head scratching - it all happened from January through December 2013. Let's hope there are more moments of entertaining unproductivity in the coming year.

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