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First Alert Action Day: Prepare for excessive heat, possible storms later

It's July 28, 2015

Weather Outlook:

Be safe on this First Alert Action Day: the humidity could push up the heat index.That means in some parts of the Heartland it will feel as hot as 115-degrees. You'll want to beat the heat with those simple safety tips today: pack a water bottle when you go out, wear lose clothing, and stay inside or somewhere cool if you can.

Making headlines:

Hit Hard: Strong thunderstorms and wind downed trees in parts of southeast Missouri, leaving behind a mess for residents to clean up.

Saturation patrol: Get ready to run into a few roadblocks throughout Williamson County over the next month or so. More Williamson County Sheriff's deputies will be on the road enforcing a new campaign aimed at encouraging safe driving.

Mumps outbreak: The Illinois Department of Public Health says the state has 73 known mumps cases right now and most of them are linked to the University of Illinois.

Confederate flag battle: Despite some debate, the Governor of North Carolina says he can’t do away with Confederate flag license plates until the legislature changes the law.

What's trending:

The secret to living: This one might make you smile... Living to be 110-years-old is no easy feat. But Ruby Clodfelter says eating junk food and an active mind is the key to keeping herself young.

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