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Cape County Prosecutor leaving, Day after the election, Pot okayed in 2 states

Morley Swingle is leaving what he calls his "dream job." Morley Swingle is leaving what he calls his "dream job."
Holly Brantley will explain how important  social media was on this election. Holly Brantley will explain how important social media was on this election.
Colorado and Washington voters decided to regulate marijuana for recreational use. Colorado and Washington voters decided to regulate marijuana for recreational use.

After more than 130 jury trials, 31 appellate cases, and 79 homicide prosecutions, Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor Morley Swingle is leaving what he calls his "dream job" for a position with the United States Attorney's Office.

Crystal Britt tells us what this now means concerning the Jacque Waller case.

Bob Reeves says to expect a chilly night in the low 30s, but otherwise dry for the remainder of the week.

A triumphant President Barack Obama heralded his re-election declaring that the "best is yet to come."

See election results from the general election on Nov. 6, 2012.

Holly Brantley will explain how important  social media was on this election.

It's not medical marijuana. It's not decriminalization. It's completely legal pot - and voters in CO and WA decided to become the first states in the country to legalize and regulate marijuana for recreational use.

Maine and Maryland becoming the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote.

Stock markets plunged Wednesday on concerns that newly re-elected President Barack Obama will struggle to agree on a budget deal with a divided Congress.

It was a close vote, but ultimately, Missouri voters rejected raising the tobacco tax.

The last time the people in Jackson had a tax increase for parks and recreation was just after World War II in 1948. That all changed after last night's election. Hear tonight from Jackson's mayor.

Fire crews were on the scene of a house fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning, where the fire chief said flames could be seen for a mile and a half.

An Anna family is being taken to court after they say their daughter was bullied. Todd Tumminia has the details.

Former St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa will speak tomorrow night on "Leading Successful Teams" as part of Southeast Missouri State University's 2012-2013 Speakers Series.

Todd Richards talked to Coach Dickey Nutt as the Redhawks prepare to tip off their season against Kansas on Friday.

Have a great evening -

James Long
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