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Ash tree pest found in Perry County - Ripley County woman pleads guilty to 4 counts 2nd degree murder - Deadly I-55 crash

This pest is threatening businesses in Perry County, Mo. Learn more tonight at 5:00. This pest is threatening businesses in Perry County, Mo. Learn more tonight at 5:00.
This Ripley County woman was in court today to answer murder charges against her. This Ripley County woman was in court today to answer murder charges against her.
A Texas man is dead after a crash yesterday on I-55 in Cape Girardeau County. A Texas man is dead after a crash yesterday on I-55 in Cape Girardeau County.

Good afternoon.

The pest responsible for the deaths of millions of ash trees has reportedly been found in Perry County, Mo. and is threatening several family businesses there. Tyler Profilet tells us what business owners are up against tonight at 5:00.

A woman pleaded guilty today to lesser charges in connection with the deaths of four people in Ripley County.

The IRS Inspector General testified before a congressional panel today saying along with tea party groups that "progressive groups may also have been singled out for additional scrutiny."

We have new details on a deadly wreck that killed an out of state man.

Dempster Hall at Southeast Missouri State University will remain closed until sometime next month while crews continue cleanup after Monday's fire.

President Barack Obama said Thursday the health care law is "working and cutting costs for consumers."

Bob Reeves says scattered storms will end and it will be partly cloudy to mostly clear this evening with lows 70-75.

Hip replacement surgeries are expected to increase some 174-percent in the next 20 years, according to the American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Kathy Sweeney shares one local family's cautionary tale in tonight's I-Team Special Report at 6:05.

Christy Millweard says there is a push for a smoking ban in Poplar Bluff. She'll have the story tonight at 6:00.

Almost 10,000 Missouri consumers are getting checks under a settlement with shoe maker.

The state of Illinois is amplifying its argument that a federal judge reject a push by gun-rights advocates.

Todd Richards says the Cardinals are back in action and he will also have golf highlights.

Here is your week in pop culture: This bite's for you!

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