Afternoon update: Steele police force cut in half, White Castle candles

Good afternoon. The city council of Steele, Missouri voted to cut the full-time police department by more than half.  Tyler Profilet explains what the cuts will mean for the city.

Carly O'Keefe continues our coverage of the flooding in western Kentucky as residents continue to battle high waters.  The flooding and storms have killed 29 people in three states.

The Illinois State Fire Marshal is investigating an arson fire near Carbondale where two fires were set: one under a car, another fire set under a trailer.

Cape Girardeau Police released the name of the woman arrested after a street fight that involved 200 people last night.

A woman was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for selling her daughter for sex near Kansas City.

In today's Making the Grade segment, Laura Wibbenmeyer tells us about the pre-K program at Kelly in Benton, Missouri and how it's giving kids a great start.

Kathy Sweeney introduces us to a teacher in Cairo, Illinois who is one of the Heartland's Best Teachers!

Get a whiff of this! Fans of White Castle's oniony hamburgers have a new way to indulge without any calorie guilt: a scented candle infused with the burgers' aroma.

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Christy Hendricks
News Web Producer/Reporter