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Afternoon update: Dexter officer injured in assault

Dexter Patrolman Kevin Moore was seriously injured while responding to a fight in a parking lot Monday night. Dexter Patrolman Kevin Moore was seriously injured while responding to a fight in a parking lot Monday night.
Bystanders attempted a daring rescue to move the car off of the trapped victim. (Source: CNN) Bystanders attempted a daring rescue to move the car off of the trapped victim. (Source: CNN)

A Dexter police officer was seriously injured last night as he tried to break up a fight in a parking lot.  Now, the man charged with the assault says he's sorry as the officer is in a St. Louis hospital with fractures to his face.  Christy Millweard brings us the latest.  Read the probable cause statement and a written apology from the man charged with assault.

The man who admitted his involvement in a 2009 Cape Girardeau murder plot that ended with three dead was sentenced to 20 years today.  Holly Brantley talked with the victims' families about how they feel about the sentence.

The Butler County Sheriff's Department is looking for a suspect or suspects in some vehicle break-ins at churches.  The sheriff said the suspect is breaking car windows in church parking lots during Sunday services and stealing items out of the vehicles.

The Murray Police Department arrested a 20-year-old man for burglary after officers saw him through a broken window in a hair salon.

A police chase in Metropolis landed a man behind bars last night.

The Census Bureau reports the number of Americans in poverty jumped to 15.1 percent in 2010, a 27-year high.  Check out this slideshow that shows the states with the highest and lowest poverty rates.

This video has a lot of people talking today.  Bystanders lifted a burning car from a wrecked biker yesterday morning in Utah and it was caught on video

Bob Reeves updates us on the chance of rain tomorrow.

Did you know? On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key penned a poem which was later set to music and in 1931 became America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." (Source: history.com)

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