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Afternoon update: Mom accused of murder pleads not guilty

Mary R. Zumwalt-Jophlin, accused of murdering her 8-year-old daughter, pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Mary R. Zumwalt-Jophlin, accused of murdering her 8-year-old daughter, pleaded not guilty Tuesday.
Wappapello Lake overtopped the dam on May 3.  This is what was left a few weeks after the overflow. Wappapello Lake overtopped the dam on May 3. This is what was left a few weeks after the overflow.

A West Frankfort mother accused of killing her 8-year-old daughter, then hiding her body pleaded not guilty today.

Holly Brantley tells us about an expanded DNA database that has solved more than 4,000 cold cases so far.  Holly talks with a woman about how the database helped find the man who raped her.

Julia Bruck tells us about an effort to clean up properties in Murphysboro. 

A group opposed to cuts in the U.S. Postal Service plans to rally in Cape Girardeau this afternoon.

When Wappapello Lake overtopped the dam on May 3, all that water took out a portion of Route T.  The Missouri Department of Transportation will lay out five potential options for rebuilding Route T this Thursday.

The raised bed of a dump truck slammed into a bridge over Interstate 55 this morning around 4:30 at the 87 mile marker in Scott County.

A teen accused of stealing Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's car back in April was sentenced to seven years behind bars.

A man accused in a Cape Girardeau beating was sentenced to 20 years for assault.

Missouri has received a $20 million federal grant to help train students at community colleges and technical schools for careers in health care.

The Southeast Missouri Food Bank needs volunteers to help pack food bags on Friday for more than 450 children in the area.

Federal authorities say an eastern Pennsylvania company is recalling about 5,550 pounds of pureed pork products that may contain foreign materials.  The product was shipped to Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky as well as several other states.

Bob Reeves tells us what kind of weather to expect the rest of the week.  Sign up for daily weather text alerts.

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