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Officers removed 18 dogs from a building on South Martin Street Tuesday night and took them to the city dog pound. The East Prairie police cheif says the conditions were not fit for animals. Officers removed 18 dogs from a building on South Martin Street Tuesday night and took them to the city dog pound. The East Prairie police cheif says the conditions were not fit for animals.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleaded not guilty today. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File) Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleaded not guilty today. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Paul Chiasson ). A makeshift memorial for victims of Saturday's oil. train derailment and explosions is set up in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Paul Chiasson ). A makeshift memorial for victims of Saturday's oil. train derailment and explosions is set up in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

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In every city and county, dispatchers have the job of responding to whatever is needed. In some cases nationally, that means assisting with childbirth over the phone. Todd Tumminia asked our local dispatchers if they've done the same. You can watch Heartland News at 9 and 10 to see what they said.

Arnold Wyrick talked to a project engineer for Intestate 66 today. Tonight at 9 and 10 he'll preview the plan to build the corridor, a project years in the making.

More than a dozen dogs were hauled away from what's being called terrible conditions by the City of East Prairie. Today, Kadee Brosseau was in the neighborhood where these dogs were living. You can click here to see what she found out.

We've all heard about how dangerous texting and driving can be, but are young drivers hearing the same message? Christy Millweard talked to some local kids about it. You can click here for more.

The Habitat for Humanity is building its 50th home in Cape Girardeau today. The workers installed shingles on the roof of the home on Spanish Street. You can click here for more.

Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation today intended to replenish an insolvent Missouri fund for disabled workers. The bill temporarily doubles the fees charged to businesses in order to finance the Second Injury Fund. Tyler Profilet was at the Missouri Veterans Home today where he talked to Nixon about this and other topics, including Illinois concealed carry.

Gov. Nixon also said he's not yet open to the idea of using the gas chamber. Attorney General Chris Koster said the state may start using it if lethal injection issues remained tied up in the courts.

In national news, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty today in a seven-minute proceeding that marked his first appearance in public since his capture in mid-April. He faces 30 federal charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction to kill, in connection with the April 15 attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260.

The head of a U.S. railway company whose oil-laden train crashed into a Quebec town, exploding and killing at least 15 people, blamed the accident on an employee who he said failed to properly set the brakes. He said a train engineer has been suspended without pay.

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