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Cape Girardeau fire, deadly crash on Hwy. K, Prescription Drug Take Back program

Crews responded to a fire at Doctors Park in Cape Girardeau this afternoon. (Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News) Crews responded to a fire at Doctors Park in Cape Girardeau this afternoon. (Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News)
Nearly 200 pounds of prescription medicationi was collected at a Take Back program event in Jackson. (Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News) Nearly 200 pounds of prescription medicationi was collected at a Take Back program event in Jackson. (Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News)
The 2013 SEMO Homecoming parade was this morning. We have a slideshow of pictures! The 2013 SEMO Homecoming parade was this morning. We have a slideshow of pictures!

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Crews were on the scene of a fire at Doctors Park in Cape Girardeau today. According to Chief Fred Dincell, roofers were working on the roof of the building with a heat gun. He said they left, and later it caught fire. An exact cause of the fire has not been determined, but no one was injured and the office is expected to open Monday morning.

A female died after a crash on Highway K in St. Francois County today, according to Coroner Jim Copeland. He said around 11 a.m. a dump truck and a passenger vehicle crashed. The female later died at a hospital. We'll have more tonight, on Heartland News at 6.

Several law enforcement agencies throughout the Heartland participated in a Prescription Drug Take Back program. The location in Jackson collected nearly 200 pounds of various medications, surpassing last year's collection of 122 pounds.

SEMO Homecoming was today! You can click here for a slideshow of pictures from the parade this morning and some behind the scenes shots of our Webcast. Send us your SEMO Homecoming pictures to cNews@kfvs12.com. Don't forget to include your name and where you're from.

A Steele, Mo. man has been charged after a sexual assault investigation involving a minor. Regis Lee, 21, was charged with first degree child molestation. His bond was set at $100,000 cash only.

Both lanes of I-24 Westbound are now open and the site is clear after a deadly crash at the 62 mile marker in Trigg County early this morning.

The Springfield, Illinois School District is being sued over its zero-tolerance weapons policy after expelling a straight-A student who had a knife in his car trunk. You can click here for more on this story.

An experimental program at a Lexington, Ky. high school is cutting down on the number of students who are suspended from school. Instead of out-of-school suspensions, students are required to stay in a classroom where they are closely monitored and must keep up with school work.

An Alabama woman has filed suit seeking $5 million from the owners of a Kentucky motel where she says she was infected with Legionnaire's disease. Vera Ann Johnson and husband John Allen Johnson of Wedowee filed suit in circuit court in Anniston against Umesh and Mallika Patel of Oxford.

In national news, Syrian Kurdish gunmen today seized a major border crossing with Iraq from al-Qaida-linked groups following intense fighting between rebel groups that raised concerns of a spillover, activists and an Iraqi official said.

Amber Ruch
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