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Afternoon update: Fire destroys downtown Cairo building

Police are investigating an early morning fire in downtown Cairo. Police are investigating an early morning fire in downtown Cairo.
Michael W. Dixon is accused of hitting another person with a baseball bat and bicycle seat. Michael W. Dixon is accused of hitting another person with a baseball bat and bicycle seat.

Good afternoon to you. Here are some of the stories we are working on for Heartland News and kfvs12.com.

Crews battled three major fires in the Heartland Wednesday.

Cairo firefighters battled a blaze in an abandoned downtown building early this morning. According to the fire chief, the building was scheduled for demolition later this week. Arnold Wyrick will tell us the latest at 5.

Firefighters in Cape Girardeau got an early call Wednesday morning around 2:15 of a large fire on the north end of town on Perryville Road. They found an old barn completely engulfed in flames in the woods across from Cherokee Park.

Bloomfield and Puxico firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire around 3:30 Wednesday morning in Stoddard County.

The Paducah fire and police departments are considering building joint headquarters.

Crystal Britt talks to the SEMO Drug Task Force about bath salts possibly being used in plant food and Jewelry cleaner.

One union at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale has approved a strike authorization, and three more are slated to vote on similar questions. Julia Bruck will have the latest at 6.

Missouri's college loan agency plans to start collecting payments in October from students who got loans from the federal government.

McCracken County sheriff's deputies arrested a Paducah man accused of hitting another with a baseball bat and bicycle seat early Thursday morning.

Carly O'Keefe was in Gorham, Illinois today, where some women have worked together on beautifying the community through fund raisers and grants since 1999!

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli.

Hallmark is leading the way with cards for the newly unemployed or those freshly laid-off, saying it all with a card!

Bob Reeves will have your StormTeam 7-Day Forecast and says all is quiet on the weather front!

Todd Richards will have the latest on the St. Louis Cardinals chances of getting into the playoffs, along with Notre Dame and Perryville softball highlights!

Have a great evening,

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