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Afternoon update: Deputy accused of taking confiscated marijuana

Caleb Craft is charged with taking confiscated evidence. (Source: JCSO) Caleb Craft is charged with taking confiscated evidence. (Source: JCSO)
Deadly crash on Route H near Matthews, Mo. Deadly crash on Route H near Matthews, Mo.

Good afternoon.

Their owners are behind bars, and now so are they. The surprising fallout from Wednesday's big drug warrant round up in Sikeston leaves many animals homeless.  Kathy Sweeney has more in our top story at five.

A sheriff's deputy from the Williamson County Sheriff's Department was arrested Thursday after an investigation revealed that the officer allegedly confiscated cannabis evidence from task force seizures. Julia Bruck reports that according to police, Craft's mother, Wendy Craft was arrested as well.  She is charged with possession of cannabis between 30 to 500 grams, according to jail records.

Dexter police are investigating after hackers were able to access and steal money from a Dexter School District bank account.

Crystal Britt reports from Sikeston where traffic congestion problems around the school have forced the district to take on new construction and correct the problem.

Police are still searching for a missing Paducah man who disappeared after swimming in the Tennessee River.

A man from Chaffee is behind bars, charged with multiple counts of possession of child pornography.

We talk with MoDot officials today about their reaction to a new report that shows that Missouri's rural roads and bridges are some of the worst in the nation. This is according to a national transportation research group.

A deadly tractor trailer crash west of Matthews shut down Route H Friday morning.

Tropical Storm Lee formed in the waters off Louisiana on Friday, threatening a drenching along much of the Gulf coast over the Labor Day weekend with up to 20 inches of rain in some spots.

Bob Reeves says it will be hot through Labor Day, but much more comfortable after the holiday.

IT'S HEARTLAND FOOTBALL FRIDAY! Todd Richards and Chad Fryman will have a preview of the new Cape Central football field, and Tyler Profilet will be live in Herrin for the Carbondale/Herrin game!

Be sure and check out our Heartland Football Friday page for all of your favorite team's scores and highlights!

Have a great evening,

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