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First Alert Forecast: Hot and humid, great day for the pool or lake

Happy Labor Day to you! If you're lucky enough to have the day off, today will be a good day to visit the pool or lake. Brian Alworth's First Alert Forecast says it will be very muggy and warm this morning, and it will only get hotter and muggier. He says it'll feel like the Fourth of July. Whew! Highs will be in the low 90s for most of the Heartland. Brian says we won’t see a break from the heat until at least Wednesday.

Be sure to watch our special First Alert Fall Forecast by all four KFVS meteorologists today at 4 p.m. on KFVS.

Today's headlines

Two injured in shooting: The Charleston Department of Public Safety is investigating after two people were injured and vehicles were shot by stray gunfire in two shootings early Sunday morning.

KY clerk appeal: A Kentucky county clerk has appealed a judge’s decision to put her in jail for refusing to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Funeral for slain IL officer: Family, friends and an Illinois community will say a final goodbye to a police officer gunned down last week, as the search continues for his killers.

Flood of migrants: A wave of refugees, most of them fleeing Syria’s four-year civil war, has finally captured the world’s attention.

Dentist lion hunter back to work: The Minnesota dentist whose killing of Cecil the lion sparked a global backlash emerged for an interview in which he disputed some accounts of the hunt, expressed agitation at the animosity directed at those close to him and said he would be back at work within days.

President to sign Labor Day executive order: President Barack Obama will sign an executive order today requiring paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors, including 300,000 who currently receive none.

Heartwarming thanks: After hearing about threats made to police officers in Poplar Bluff, Mo., an 11-year-old girl decided to express her gratitude men and women in uniform. 

Pumpkin Spice is back! The heat may not indicate summer is unofficially over, but this does. Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte - PSL for those in the know - officially returns to the menu Tuesday. 

Labor Day events in the Heartland. There are several communities are celebrating the holiday with special events. Check out our list.

Did you know? Labor Day was created as a yearly national tribute to the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Have a great day!

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