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Poplar Bluff police are searching for a suspect after a deadly hit and run Monday afternoon. Poplar Bluff police are searching for a suspect after a deadly hit and run Monday afternoon.
The body of a missing 5-year-old was found in the St. Francis River in Butler County. The body of a missing 5-year-old was found in the St. Francis River in Butler County.
The ATF is investigating a fire at the Missouri Plastics plant on Highway Y. The ATF is investigating a fire at the Missouri Plastics plant on Highway Y.
(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar). Supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi clash in Cairo, Egypt, (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar). Supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi clash in Cairo, Egypt,

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Police are looking for a suspect in a deadly hit and run in Poplar Bluff today. 26-year-old Jason Thomas Eppinette died around 2 p.m. Todd Tumminia will have more on this story on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

The FAA is asking hundreds of workers to come back to work even though they won't get paid. They're not the only agency either where workers continue to work without they paychecks. Arnold Wyrick will have more on how the shutdown is affecting the National Weather Service, tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Sheriff Mark Dobbs confirmed the search for a missing 5-year-old ended after crews recovered the body of Devonte Dye this morning around 10 a.m. from the St. Francis River. Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching for the boy. Kadee Brosseau was there today. You can click here for the story.

The national Amber Alert website was shut down for a short time, but has since reopened. The website read, "Due to lapse in federal funding, this Office of Justice Programs website is unavailable." Holly Brantley talked to some Heartland families who have had missing children about the importance of the government run program. You can click here for more.

Five men face charges after a fight broke out early Sunday morning in Carbondale. When officers arrived on the scene, they say the suspects ran, but were captured a short distance away.

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms National Response Team is joining the investigation into a fire that destroyed a paper and recycling business in Jackson. The fire happened on Oct. 3 on State Highway Y. The ATF was called in by the Missouri Fire Marshal's Office.

Outside the Heartland, National Head Start Association officials say a donation of up to $10 million from two philanthropists will help keep Head Start programs running during the federal government shutdown. Programs in Georgia, Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, South Carolina and Missouri were closed at the end of the first week of the shutdown.

In national news, a string of attacks killed nine members of Egypt's security and military forces and hit the country main satellite communications station today, in an apparent retaliation by Islamic militants a day after more than 50 supporters of the ousted president were killed in clashes with police.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS

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