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Home invasion, inmate on the run and Show Me Center shake up

In an update to a late breaking story we first brought you early this morning: Two persons of interest in a home invasion shooting that left a husband and wife in critical condition have been taken into custody.

Detectives are investigating finding a body of a man Wednesday wrapped in a carpet and tarp in Desoto, Mo. The suspects, a man and woman, have not yet been charged.

Authorities are still looking for a Stoddard County inmate who is on the run after walking out of a courthouse.

A man was injured in Sikeston Thursday afternoon on the job after getting his arm caught in machinery.

The Paducah Police Department is warning the community of questionable phone calls that have been reported several times this week.

At 5:06 p.m. we will tell you of a  51-year-old woman who has now finished basic training at Fort Leonard Wood!

At 5:12 p.m. we have bad news if you enjoy king sized chocolate: The Mars Company is downsizing candy bars making them smaller, and decreasing calorie count.

And, did you own a Big Wheel, Easy Bake Oven or GI Joe when you were younger? Classic toys are making a comeback! We will have the latest around 5:19.

Check out our slideshow of the 10 most corrupt states!

A quarter of students and teachers are out sick from school Thursday in Cape Girardeau.

Shake up at the Show Me Center: The director and asst. director are retiring. The announcement from the university comes just a week after a state audit found nearly $2,000 missing from Show Me Center concession money. However, at this time there is no connection between the audit and Ross' retirement. Will the retirements bring changes to the venue? Holly Brantley will let us know tonight at 6.

With the uprisings in Syria, students at SIUC are worried about their family back home. Carly O'Keefe will tell us what the students are doing to cope tonight at 5:10.

Are you lost without your smart phone? You're not alone. Non-stop texting and posting has created a whole new language for smart phone addicts. But is this new electronic shorthand killing the art of conversation? Mary-Ann Maloney finds some surprising answers in special report tonight at 10.

Julia Bruck says law enforcement in southern Illinois are having to deal with meth problems stemming from Missouri. We will have the latest at 6:10.

Illinois school districts statewide will receive a total of more than $623 million from "Illinois Jobs Now!" to build new buildings or expand, repair and update existing ones.

Todd Richards will take a look at the Southeast baseball team and will recap Murray State's win over the Redhawks last night. Todd with also have news of the Ohio Valley Conference announcement today to split into divisions for men's and women's basketball for the 2012-13 season.

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