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Afternoon update: Suspect sought in Sikeston shooting

Investigators continue to look for the suspect in a Wednesday evening shooting in Sikeston. Investigators continue to look for the suspect in a Wednesday evening shooting in Sikeston.
A gun like this one was possibly used in a Carbondale homicide last week. A gun like this one was possibly used in a Carbondale homicide last week.

Good afternoon to you.

Investigators were searching early Thursday morning for a suspect involved in a shooting in a Sikeston neighborhood. Crystal Britt was in Sikeston today and talked to neighbors who witnessed the incident.

Julia Bruck reports that the Jackson County Sheriff's Department will conduct an investigation into the theft of Carbondale Police Chief Jody O'Guinn's gun. The gun was possibly used in a homicide last week.

A Paducah man has been indicted and charged in connection to a Murray State University dorm fire from 1998. Kathy Sweeney talked to a Gail Minger today who's son died in the dorm fire. Minger says the charges stir a lot of emotions, but is hopeful justice will be served. Minger also talks about a foundation that focuses on fire safety, that she started in 2005.

Investors on Wall Street and around the world are selling stocks today -- apparently more convinced than ever that the US and perhaps the globe are headed for a new recession. The Dow has been down by more than 400 points earlier today.

The Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools says it won't appeal after a central Illinois judge refused to overturn the governor's decision to cut off pay to 44 superintendents and their assistants.

Carly O'Keefe reports the deployment ceremony for around 160 soldiers of the 661st Engineer Company of Sparta will be today at 3 p.m. The ceremony will be at the World Shooting and Recreation Complex in Sparta. The soldiers are scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan this fall.

A Missouri police officer was let go after he's caught abusing a suspect on tape.

In health news at 5, find out how you can be prepared for flu season.

Bob Reeves says there will be a chance of rain for the next 24-hours in the Heartland.

Todd Richards will have details on the Murray State - UT Martin college football match up and news of a returning St. Louis Cardinal outfielder for next year!

Have a great evening,

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