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Son accused of murdering mom, obesity numbers, Harrisburg school meeting

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Neil Howland is accused of murdering his mother. Neil Howland is accused of murdering his mother.
School leaders will meet to discuss options for the old Harrisburg high school. School leaders will meet to discuss options for the old Harrisburg high school.

Police have arrested the son of a woman who was found dead in her burning vehicle. According to the probable cause statement, the man admitted to police that he strangled his mother before he put her body in her vehicle and set it on fire.

Newly released court documents describe the extent of injuries to the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, including multiple gunshot wounds to his face and a skull fracture.

New obesity numbers in America show some good news and some bad. The good news? Child obesity rates are dropping. At the same time, adult obesity accounts for 18 percent of deaths. Kadee Brosseau talked to some people fighting this trend. Hear from them on Heartland News at Five.

Also at Five, a mom says her son was turned away from PeeWee football because he is too big.

On Heartland News at Six, Allison Twaits previews a meeting in Harrisburg where school leaders talk about options to handle an old school with structural problems.

Carbondale police offer tips to prevent burglaries.

Employers like the White House who rely on unpaid interns are getting a wakeup call. A new grassroots lobby is calling on President Obama to set an example to other agencies and companies to pay their interns.

Elmore Leonard, a distinguished crime fiction writer whose stories included Get Shorty, Out of Sight and the tale that inspired the TV show Justified, died Tuesday at the age of 87.

Poplar Bluff 5th and 6th Grade Center music teacher Kristy Weaver recently threw the ceremonial first pitch during a St. Louis Cardinals game at Busch Stadium.

Temperatures are heating up to more summerlike temperatures. Laura Wibbenmeyer has your forecast.

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