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MO apartment & barn fire, SIU faculty possible layoffs, earthquake, train derailment

Several chickens were killed and classic cars destroyed in this barn fire. Several chickens were killed and classic cars destroyed in this barn fire.
Did you feel the earthquake this morning? Did you feel the earthquake this morning?
This train derailed dozens of cars on Thursday. This train derailed dozens of cars on Thursday.

Firefighters have put out a large 10-unit apartment fire today in Cape Girardeau. Holly Brantley talked to people who lost everything about what they will do now.

Bob Reeves says you may see a spot shower today and cooler weather is on the way.

SIUC union faculty members got a letter detailing possible layoffs in the near future due to funding. Carly O'Keefe will have more on this story tonight at six.

A portion of Pemiscot County Road 208 is closed indefinitely due to an overnight train derailment, according to the sheriff's department.

Several chickens were killed and classic cars destroyed in a barn fire near Fruitland early Thursday morning.

A gas leak in Charleston caused people to evacuate a few houses Thursday.

Authorities have released new evidence in the case against former neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, who is facing life in prison for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

A New York school bus monitor says she wants the middle school students who bullied her to be punished.

And, a bullying expert visited the Carterville School District today to update teachers on what to look for as far as bullying activity.

Cape Girardeau Police Sgt. Rick Schmidt said a homeowner heard a noise, got out of bed to investigate, then heard a man's voice telling him to stay where he was this morning.  

Three suspects entered the Super 8 motel in Perryville early Thursday morning and robbed a clerk at gunpoint, said police chief Keith Tarrillion.

Did you feel it? A 2.5 magnitude earthquake shook near Caruthersville early Thursday morning at 1:56 a.m.

The Mo. Highway Patrol is doing 18-wheeler inspections to decrease chance of crashes.

Some Missouri residents are still waiting for a refund check on their individual state income taxes.

The Supreme Court says criminals who were arrested but not yet sentenced for crack cocaine offenses should be able to take advantage of newly reduced sentences.

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law that ends free health care for state retirees and requires them all to contribute to the cost of health care, based on their ability to pay.

The IYC in Murphysboro, Illinois has gotten an outstanding rating in care.

Jobless rates have improved again in 107 Kentucky counties.

Todd Richards will have match play amateur golf highlights from Dalhousie.

For about 40 minutes, millions of people who like to share every minutia of their lives felt lost today because Twitter went down.

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