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Afternoon update: One of four SIU unions on strike

One of four campus unions are on strike at SIUC. One of four campus unions are on strike at SIUC.
Police are still looking for Karen Swift from Dyer County, TN. Police are still looking for Karen Swift from Dyer County, TN.

Good afternoon. It has turned into a chilly, rainy day for much of the Heartland. In his StormTeam 7-Day Forecast, Bob Reeves says tomorrow will be much nicer!

One of the unions at Southern Illinois University Carbondale says it is now on strike while the other three say they won't hit the picket lines. The union representing SIUC's tenured faculty is on strike. This is the first time in school history that the faculty have walked the picket lines. Holly Brantley was in Carbondale today and has the latest from the chancellor, those on the picket lines, and university students.

A shocking scene caught on tape; a Heartland woman high on bath salts, convulsing out of control, screaming that her legs and arms were falling off. Tonight on Heartland News at Ten, Crystal Britt exposes the ugly truth about bath salts in the Heartland.

Wednesday more than 5,000 acres Mark Twain National Forest had burned, and now it has moved into Reynolds County. Officials say they believe the fire was intentionally set.

We will have the latest on the ongoing search for a missing TN mom, and a missing Mo. baby.

And, the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 are now open for rush hour after traffic was backed up following an early morning wreck Thursday.  

A fire destroyed an old abandoned building in Makanda early this morning. The fire is considered suspicious.

Crystal Britt was at Houck Stadium at the campus of Southeast Mo. State where two separate tournaments are helping the Cape economy this week.

A company once partly owned by Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley has paid nearly $50,000 in overdue taxes and penalties on airplanes.

Missouri has spent about $15 million so far this year responding to natural disasters such as the deadly Joplin tornado and flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

Todd Richards will have news and highlights on Jackson soccer, Valle Catholic volleyball and Southeast soccer!

Have a great evening,

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