Afternoon update: Shooting, carjacking suspect arrested in Dexter

Hello everyone! I hope you're staying warm and dry. Here are some stories we've been working on today:

Police arrested a man in Dexter after an attempted carjacking and reports of a shot fired in the parking lot of Tyson Foods early this morning.

A family in Butler County lost their mobile home to a fire last night.  The family was unable to salvage any possessions because of smoke and water damage.  Tyler Profilet talked to the family about how they're handling this loss.

Folks in East Prairie are cleaning up after storms this weekend destroyed a trailer home and cause lots of damage.  Holly Brantley talks to man who is picking up the pieces after his home was destroyed.

The fire department in Johnston City is holding fundraisers for a new ambulance.  Julia Bruck talks with firefighters and the Johnston City Public Safety Director about the fundraisers.  This, after the former fire chief reached an agreement to come back to work.  He was placed on administrative leave last month after a failed audit of the fire department.

A man in Williamson County locked himself in his home with gas and propane tanks and threatened to blow it up in a standoff with police over the weekend.

Six people were taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital last night after a crash involving two cars in Bollinger County.

A boil order was issued for several areas in Cape Girardeau until noon on Wednesday.

On the brighter side, Kentucky will get $176 million in federal stimulus money to help save teachers' jobs.

Have a great day and continue getting your weather updates from the StormTeam.

Amber Ruch
Heartland News Intern
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