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Soldiers guarding schools, Bollinger County murder follow up, Tamms moving inmates

A former soldier is guarding the door at a Cape Girardeau school. A former soldier is guarding the door at a Cape Girardeau school.
A Bollinger County family still have no answers after a father was murdered. A Bollinger County family still have no answers after a father was murdered.
Inmates are being moved from Tamms. Inmates are being moved from Tamms.

Blanchard Elementary School in Cape Girardeau has some extra security. A retired soldier is guarding the door in wake of school threats made all over the country. Crystal Britt has the details at 5 p.m.

In the wake of the Newtown massacre, calls for armed police officers at schools are on the rise. But others question the effectiveness of having the officers on campuses.

A man was murdered in Bollinger County in September and there are still no answers for the family. Two daughters and a son talked to Holly Brantley about the father they dearly love and miss, and their prayers for justice.

A judge in Mayfield has sent a grand jury the case against a man charged with trying to run down state troopers with a farm tractor.

A firefighter was injured battling a fire in Cairo on Thursday night.

Two suspects have been accused of robbing a man at gunpoint on Wednesday in Kennett.

High winds knocked out power and caused school to close early in East Prairie, Mo. Bob Reeves says the winds should die down tonight but it will still be somewhat breezy tomorrow.

The first major snowstorm to hit the Midwest this season is sweeping across the region, shuttering schools and creating dangerous driving conditions, including a fatal 25 car pileup.

Illinois prison officials have started inmate transfers from the high-security Tamms prison in preparation for a Jan. 4 closing date. Allison Twaits gets reaction from lawmakers on the closings.

A release of water from the Missouri River and recent storms are offering some relief for the Mississippi River, where water levels have been dangerously low.

General Motors is recalling more than 145,000 pickup trucks because the hoods can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver's vision.

House Republicans are planning a vote on fiscal cliff 'Plan B.'

Todd Richards will have highlights from the Kelso Supply Christmas Classic at the Show Me Center.

A common cosmic alignment is among the events that doomsday predictors claim will lead to the cataclysm that alarmists say will end the world tomorrow.

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