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Murder charges, medical marijuana, water woes, lottery win

Melvin Scherrer is accused of murdering a man whose remains were found in a septic tank. Melvin Scherrer is accused of murdering a man whose remains were found in a septic tank.
Michelle Knight gave a powerful victim impact statement at Ariel Castro's sentencing. Michelle Knight gave a powerful victim impact statement at Ariel Castro's sentencing.
The photo of Lance Cpl. Myles Kerr running with Boden Fuchs has become an Internet sensation. (Source: Seal of Honor/Facebook) The photo of Lance Cpl. Myles Kerr running with Boden Fuchs has become an Internet sensation. (Source: Seal of Honor/Facebook)

Prosecutors have filed murder charges against a Bonne Terre, Missouri man in connection to the death of a Cape Girardeau man whose remains were found in a septic tank.

Illinois became the 20th state in the nation to allow the medical use of marijuana today, with Gov. Pat Quinn signing some of the nation's toughest standards into law. Allison Twaits explains more on Heartland News at Five.

Police in Carbondale are investigating a shooting that left a person in critical condition.

One man is behind on a bill and hundreds of people are left with no water. That's what happened in Carbondale when the owner of a mobile home park was more than $90,000 behind on the water bill. Tyler Profilet has more on Heartland News at Six.

Powerful remarks and victim impact statements were delivered at the formal sentencing hearing for admitted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro today. We was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years.

Supporters of a Missouri initiative to restrict passengers on motorcycles can begin collecting signatures to get the proposal on the 2014 ballot.

Check your fridge! Fears of E-coli contamination have prompted another major beef recall. The National Beef Packing Company - based in Kansas - is recalling 50,000 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an auction at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Southeast District Office in Sikeston, Missouri to sell tools, vehicles, and equipment.

A De Soto, Illinois man once honored for rescuing a family in the Ohio River won $750,000 from the Illinois Lottery.

The Missouri Lottery is allowing people who have a gambling problem to voluntarily ban themselves for life.

This picture has been getting a lot of attention online. When a little boy was separated from other runners in his group during a 5K, he asked a Marine, who was also running the race, for help. "Sir? Will you please run with me?" 9-year-old Boden Fuchs asked Lance Cpl. Myles Kerr. According to a post on the Seal of Honor Facebook page, Kerr not only ran along with Boden, he also encouraged the boy to finish the run when Boden wanted to give up.

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