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Former Caruthersville police chief in court, Crackdown on teen drinking, IL poverty numbers

Former Caruthersville Police Chief Chris Riggs (Source: Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department) Former Caruthersville Police Chief Chris Riggs (Source: Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department)
Cape Girardeau police are stepping up enforcement on teen drinking. Cape Girardeau police are stepping up enforcement on teen drinking.
New US census data show poverty rising in Illinois. New US census data show poverty rising in Illinois.

A former Caruthersville police chief was given five years supervised probation Thursday plus restitution on forgery and theft charges. Holly Brantley has the latest tonight at 5.

Some southern Illinois school districts are facing a money crunch. Carly O'Keefe talked to Marion's superintendent today to see where his district stands.

Also southern Illinois Home Healthcares are facing cuts. Carly tells us what's next for those who depend on those services.

U.S. Census data released Wednesday shows 1.8 million impoverished Illinoisans - about 14%. That's virtually unchanged from the previous year.

Kroger is recalling spinach sold at grocery stores in 15 states due to possible Listeria contamination.

The Cape Girardeau Police Department announced Thursday that it will step up its enforcement of teen drinking.

The trial has started for a man accused of shooting  a 22-year-old Hayti woman in Nov. 2011. 

It's becoming a gray area; students write something on a social media website outside of school about someone inside of school. How do schools react? Christy Millweard is live in the studio at 6 p.m. with more.

A western Missouri man whose 74-year-old mother died after being found partially fused to a chair has pleaded guilty to elder abuse and forgery.

A judge tosses the wrongful-death suit naming Joyce Meyer's ministry.

An eastern Missouri man and woman are facing criminal charges after an infant under their care died of a drug overdose.

Three people are dead after a car fleeing from police crashed on the Grand Boulevard bridge in St. Louis and split in half.

An Missouri man and woman are facing criminal charges after an infant under their care died of a drug overdose.

The Illinois Supreme Court will decide whether the legal battle continues over a never-enforced abortion-notification law.

Bob Reeves says there is slim a chance of rain for portions of the Heartland tomorrow.

Josh Frydman has a Heartland Football Friday preview.

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