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First Alert Forecast has rain moving out for most of the Heartland

(Source: KFVS12 Nichole Cartmell) (Source: KFVS12 Nichole Cartmell)

It's July 23, 2015.

Weather Outlook: 

Brian’s First Alert Forecast is split. If you're waking up in the boot-heel watch out for water over the roadways. Flash flood warnings are in effect because of heavy rain overnight. But most people north of the storms can expect Thursday to be a balmy summer day, with just a slight chance of rain.

Making Headlines:

We're following several breaking news stories this morning:

One NB lane of I-55 closed at exit 117: A semi crashed into a ditch just before 6:00 a.m.

Also, firefighters work overnight and into the morning at a business fire near Malden, MO.

Homicide Investigation: Five people were found dead in an apartment in Broken Arrow, OK. Two teenage suspects were arrested. They are relatives of the victims.

Denying allegations: Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota says allegations that he sexually harassed an intern are unfounded. But the 21-year-old intern is coming forward saying she received, "unwelcome messages and explicit requests for sexual activity."

Recall alert: A salmonella outbreak in 11 states, including Illinois, is linked to raw tuna in sushi. Now there's a recall of that tuna as authorities investigate the illnesses.

What's Trending:

How do you like it: July 23 is National Hot Dog Day and the simple tube of meat wrapped in a bun has inspired chefs, writers and average Joes everywhere to argue over whose is the best. 

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