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Escaped inmate in custody, downtown fire, graduation

 

It's the biggest graduating class ever at Southeast Missouri State, meaning the most family and friends to come to Cape Girardeau. Also, SIUC held three graduation ceremonies and MSU held their ceremony this morning.

Arnold Wyrick talked to some graduates at SIUC about their future and the shaky job market.  He will also tell us about 500 southern Illinois scholars who were honored today in Marion.

Mitt Romney's Mormon faith has shaped his life, but he barely mentioned it as he spoke to graduates at an evangelical Christian university Saturday.

Letter carriers say today is the largest single-day food drive in the country, and is held annually on the second Saturday in May.

The remaining Caruthersville inmate who escaped on Thursday is no longer on the run. The other inmate turned himself in to authorities on Friday.

A man is facing drug and weapons charges after fleeing from Carbondale police.  Another man was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Several crews responded to a fire call near Discovery Playhouse, just off Broadway Street last night.

Bainbridge Road at the Interstate 55 crossing from South Orchard to County Road 618-620 in Cape Girardeau County is slated to close on Monday for construction.

A Reynolds County man was injured in a late night an ATV crash.

A Puxico man was seriously injured overnight after a rollover crash in Bollinger County.

According to state transportation officials, there was a crash blocking both lanes on Interstate 24 at  the 7 mile marker in McCracken County this morning.

Across several southern Illinois counties, there's a land rush emerging. And it's the potential of once-inaccessible, underground oil and natural gas that's fueling it.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say there's been a bit of a delay in repairs to the partially collapsed Eggner's Ferry Bridge.

President Barack Obama honored the nation's top police officers on Saturday, paying tribute to their sacrifices and "quiet courage" in the line of duty.

Tyler Profilet will have SEMO vs. MSU baseball highlights from today's OVC ball game.

Keep that umbrella handy if you are going out tonight! Laura Wibbenmeyer says there is a chance of showers by evening into tomorrow.

Have a great evening!

James Long
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