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Police investigate two deadly shootings, I-55 semi crash, chemical spill

One woman is dead and now a Tallapoosa man now faces murder charges in New Madrid County.  Holly Brantley was in New Madrid County today and will have the latest tonight on Heartland News.

Meanwhile, A Stoddard County man sits in jail this morning on a murder charge after a shooting in Catron.

The Sikeston BMU Power Plant reported a trailer containing hydrochloric acid exploded at their facility around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning.  The explosion resulted in a 7,500 gallon spill.

Crews were on the scene of a semi-tractor trailer wreck on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County.  Southbound lanes closed around 12:15 p.m. for the removal of the truck.

Arnold Wyrick says that cancer patients in Johnson County got a little help on Sunday from a rubber duck race.

An early morning lightning strike struck a nearly 100 year old tree in Carrier Mills.

Police say they are investigating a body found in the stable area of Churchill Downs the morning after the Kentucky Derby as a homicide.

Gov. Pat Quinn recently lit a fire under the simmering questions of what Illinois will do about climbing pension and Medicaid costs.

A car was engulfed in flames after a head on crash Saturday evening in McCracken County.

Russians prefer their Lay's potato chips dusted in caviar and crab flavors. The Chinese like their Oreos stuffed with mango and orange cream. And in Spain, Kellogg's All-Bran cereal is served floating in hot coffee instead of cold milk.

Actor and comedian George "Goober" Lindsey died early Sunday morning after a brief illness, according to his publicist.  He was 83 years old.

On May 5, the moon was 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than a standard full moon during this year's supermoon event. View a worldwide slideshow here.

Laura Wibbenmeyer says tonight will be partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms moving in after midnight.

Chad Fryman reports that Sikeston native Blake DeWitt has been designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs.  Chad will have more tonight on Heartland Sports.

Have a great evening, and stay cool!

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