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Afternoon update: Cigarette tax-hike proposed

Robert W. Suplicki of New York captured in Poplar Bluff. (Source: BCSO) Robert W. Suplicki of New York captured in Poplar Bluff. (Source: BCSO)
Dale R. Williams was arrested on burglary charges (Source: W. Frankfort P.D.) Dale R. Williams was arrested on burglary charges (Source: W. Frankfort P.D.)

Good afternoon.

Health advocates want to raise Missouri's cigarette taxes by 80 cents a pack. Crystal Britt gets local reaction from those who smoke and businesses that sell cigarettes.

Poplar Bluff Police arrested a fugitive from New York who is considered armed and dangerous.

West Frankfort Police arrested a man on several residential burglary charges and a woman for identity theft

Bob Reeves says there is a chance of rain for Thursday, but in the 70s and mostly dry until then.

Tyler Profilet reports that 90 new jobs are coming to Cairo to staff a new 16-bed emergency room, something Cairo hasn't had in 25 years.

McCracken County Sheriff's Department is warning residents of a scam using the department's name and phone number.

Missouri's State Board of Education has opted to seek a federal grant for early childhood education.

The national weather service says many in Joplin ignored 1st tornado warnings this spring. Carly O'Keefe talks to officials and finds out why it was that some people did not seek shelter.

Volunteers at the Mark Twain National Forest "Public Lands Day" will receive fee-free days for helping out on Saturday, September 24, 2011.

Todd Richards will have high school softball scores and highlights along with Southeast and SIU previews for this weekend in sports at 6, 9 & 10.

Have a great evening,

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