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Special prosecutor requested in Molly Young case, Mo. school grants

The Jackson County State's Attorney has requested a special prosecutor be assigned to the Molly Young case. The Jackson County State's Attorney has requested a special prosecutor be assigned to the Molly Young case.
911 centers across the state of Missouri are hurting. 911 centers across the state of Missouri are hurting.
An injury crash is under investigation in Randolph County An injury crash is under investigation in Randolph County
Investigators call the initial autopsy results on a Marion toddler inconclusive. Investigators call the initial autopsy results on a Marion toddler inconclusive.
A photo of the former marine on his wife's back has gone viral and is hitting the hearts of thousands. A photo of the former marine on his wife's back has gone viral and is hitting the hearts of thousands.

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School districts in Missouri are evaluated every year to make sure they are meeting new standards set for them. We've told you about the schools struggling to meet those requirements, and tonight Todd Tumminia will take a look at one that received the highest grade. Watch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for more.

The Jackson County State's Attorney has requested a special prosecutor be appointed to the Molly Young case. The 21-year-old was found unresponsive at her ex-boyfriend's apartment in Carbondale, Ill. on March 24, 2012 from a gunshot wound to the head. You can click here to continue reading.

911 centers across the state of Missouri are hurting. Kadee Brosseau talked to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter today who said every year people are getting rid of their landlines, because of that, he said their tax money is going away.

An injury crash is under investigation in Randolph County. According to Illinois State Police, the Randolph County Sheriff's Department received a report of reckless driving of a 2000 GMC Jimmy SUV. They say a deputy tried to conduct a traffic stop six miles north of Chester when the driver refused to stop, went through Chester and turned onto eastbound IL Route 150 toward Steeleville.

Investigators are calling the initial autopsy results on a Marion toddler inconclusive. Twenty-three-month-old Skyler West-France died last week. The St. Louis City medical examiner's office said there should be more information about the child's death in six to eight weeks.

Southeast Missouri State University announced today this is their 19th straight year of record enrollment. As of today, their total enrollment stands at 11,367.

Yesterday we brought you the story of Fred and his "sweet Lorraine." Today we're sharing the story of a photo of a wife carrying her former Marine husband on her back that has gone viral. You can click here for the story.

In national news, Missouri appears to be in the midst of another high-stakes election – except there is nothing on the ballot this year. The massive campaign is meant to persuade – or dissuade – a few wavering Missouri lawmakers who will decide in September whether to override the governor's veto f the state's first income tax rate cut in nearly a century.

The Obama administration tried to bolster its case today for possible military action against Syria within days, with intelligence agencies preparing to release intercepted communications aimed at proving Bashar Assad perpetuated a large-scale chemical weapons attack on civilians.

Amber Ruch

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