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Afternoon update: Explosion injures 2 at Steelville, Ill plant

Caruthersville Police Chief Chris Riggs (Source: Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department) Caruthersville Police Chief Chris Riggs (Source: Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department)
Coby Morlan faces assault charges after an alleged stabbing (Source: Bernie Police Department) Coby Morlan faces assault charges after an alleged stabbing (Source: Bernie Police Department)

Good afternoon.

Two people were injured after an explosion at a food manufacturing plant Thursday afternoon in Randolph County. Christy Millweard will have the latest at 5.

Holly Brantley reports Caruthersville Chief Chris Riggs has been suspended pending a review by the City. Officer Hopkins is tendering his resignation. The Pemiscot County prosecutor charged both men yesterday with stealing some $25,000 from the city's Criminal Investigation Fund.

A Dexter man is accused of a stabbing another man after a fight on Monday night.

A Mississippi man was put behind bars after ramming a patrol car, and leading police on a chase Wednesday in Stoddard County.

A Malden man is facing cocaine trafficking charges after being stopped by police in Arkansas.

Crystal Britt was at a ground breaking today for the new Poplar Bluff hospital.

Police are investigating suspects passing counterfeit bills at 4 Cape Girardeau mall stores.

Gov. Quinn was in Marion today and Carly O'Keefe asked the governor about his recent budget cutting with southern Illinois jobs at stake.

A fourth union at Southern Illinois University's flagship Carbondale campus has reportedly voted to authorize a strike.

A western Kentucky school went on lock down after a weapon was reported Thursday at a Cadiz High School.

Bob Reeves says the warming trend continues tomorrow.

The Cardinals play the Phillies tomorrow and Todd Richards will have details on district softball in Missouri!

Have a great evening,

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