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Afternoon update: Triple murder suspect sentenced to 15 years

Lawrence was sentenced to 15 years behind bars. Lawrence was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.
Piedmont fire (Source: April Gibson) Piedmont fire (Source: April Gibson)

Good afternoon.

One of two suspects who admitted involvement a Cape Girardeau triple homicide was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday morning.

A late night fire caused $1 million in damage to a fire station and equipment at the Piedmont Fire Department. Kathy Sweeney interviews the fire chief tonight and finds out how the community is rallying around the tragedy.

Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan met with southern Illinois law enforcement today in Carterville to talk about how to stop the spread of small-scale methamphetamine production.

A judge in southern Illinois has sentenced a former Carbondale police officer to 30 years in prison for his role in a bank robbery.

A former Carter County sheriff has pleaded not guilty to federal weapons and drug charges.

A Missouri judge has blocked a law restricting Internet communications between teachers and students from taking effect Sunday.

A Sangamon County judge ruled Friday that he had no authority to force the governor to pay the salaries cut of Ill. regional superintendents from the budget in July.

One Ky. jail has saved over $40,000 in food cost, and donated to a food bank by planting a garden.

The completion of the four-lane construction project on Route 67, running from Poplar Bluff to Fredericktown is being celebrated in 3 counties.

If you like super-nice weather to watch high school football, Laura Wibbenmeyer has news that will make you smile ... she says clear and cool tonight!

IT'S HEARTLAND FOOTBALL FRIDAY! Todd Richards will have the match-ups, scores and highlights tonight from your favorite teams!

Have a great evening,

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