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More rain, Homicide suspects, Rodeo clown

The body of a female was found in this burned car in rural Scott County last week. The body of a female was found in this burned car in rural Scott County last week.
Minutes after a house exploded in Du Quoin. (Source: Viewer submitted) Minutes after a house exploded in Du Quoin. (Source: Viewer submitted)

Good afternoon to you! There are a few storms in the Heartland. Bob Reeves has been closely monitoring the weather this afternoon. Check out our interactive radar here!

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter confirms there are suspects in the process of being interviewed in connection to a Scott County homicide investigation.

James "Whitey" Bulger, the feared Boston mob boss who became 1 of the nation's most-wanted fugitives, was convicted today in a string of 11 killings and dozens of other gangland crimes, many of them committed while he was said to be an FBI informant.

The Missouri State Fair has permanently banned a rodeo clown whose imitation of President Barack Obama has been widely criticized as disrespectful. Gov. Nixon responded to the incident while at an event in Cape Girardeau this morning.

Nixon also spoke about his veto of a bill that he says would force most of Missouri's mental health facilities to close their doors.

Through social media, and national media attention, the calls for justice in the Molly Young case only seem to get louder. The 21-year-old died last year from a gunshot wound to the head in Carbondale. But, a coroner's jury did not rule it a suicide and called her cause of death undetermined. The Jackson County State's Attorney held a news conference today to give more details in the case. Learn more on Heartland News at Six.

We have learned the name of the man killed inside a home that exploded in Du Quoin. Allison Twaits tells us more on Heartland News at Six.

Christy Millweard continues our Back to School series with a story about how to make sure your kids aren't cheating online.

Today is the 12th of the month! That means it's time to Pink Up and remind your friend to conduct their monthly self-breast examines. Christy Millweard previews the annual Cure for Cape Cancer Gala on Heartland News at Five.

Christy Hendricks
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chendricks@kfvs12.com
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