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Family speaks on Cape Girardeau woman found dead, father asks for return of stolen pictures, memories of son

Brandon L. Brooks is wanted in connection with the death investigation of a Cape Girardeau woman whose body was found by a road near Makanda, Ill. (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department) Brandon L. Brooks is wanted in connection with the death investigation of a Cape Girardeau woman whose body was found by a road near Makanda, Ill. (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department)
The father of Brady Cunningham says his home was robbed. Pictures and memories of Brady were taken, and he wants them back. The father of Brady Cunningham says his home was robbed. Pictures and memories of Brady were taken, and he wants them back.
Twenty inmates from Dixon Springs Boot Camp worked hand in hand with IDOT to help clean up Brookport, Ill. Twenty inmates from Dixon Springs Boot Camp worked hand in hand with IDOT to help clean up Brookport, Ill.
The Marion Police Department's new building is roughly four-times the size of their current building. The Marion Police Department's new building is roughly four-times the size of their current building.
Experts call it post-holiday depression. Psychologists say January is the most depressed month of the year, partly because the hype of the holidays is over. Experts call it post-holiday depression. Psychologists say January is the most depressed month of the year, partly because the hype of the holidays is over.

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The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has issued a first degree murder warrant in connection to a Cape Girardeau woman's death. The warrant was issued in Jackson County for 28-year-old Brandon L. Brooks. Todd Tumminia will have more on this story tonight, on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

A southeast Missouri father wants pictures and memories of his deceased son back. It's a heart wrenching story, and now this family needs your help after being robbed. Christy Millweard talked to Dustin Cunningham today, whose home was broken into and precious mementos of his son, Brady, stolen.

It's hard to believe it's been almost two months since the city of Brookport was flipped upside down by an EF3 tornado. The cleanup hasn't been easy for crews who've had to deal with snow and ice storms. Allison Twaits was there as 20 inmates from Dixon Springs Boot Camp worked hand in hand with IDOT to pick up items near the road and in ditches.

The Marion Police Department is ready to pack up, move and call a new 25,000 square foot facility home. The new building is roughly four-times bigger than their office building now. You can click here for more on this story.

The holidays have been over for a few weeks now. Most of us have our decorations packed away, but that's leaving some people feeling depressed. Kadee Brosseau talked to experts about this "post-holiday depression." You can click here for the story.

The Graves County Sheriff's Department arrested a Mayfield man in connection with a theft complaint from an RV service. Bryan Dillon, 42, was charged with third degree burglary and four counts of receiving stolen property. You can click here for the story.

In national news, a condemned man appeared to gasp several times and took an unusually long time to die, more than 20 minutes, in an execution carried out Thursday with a combination of drugs never before tried in the U.S. The convicted killer's attorney called the execution "a failed, agonizing experiment" and added: "The people of the state of Ohio should be appalled at what was done here today in their names."

There's some sad news for "Gilligan's Island" fans. Russell Johnson, the actor well known for playing the Professor has died at 89. Johnson's wife, Constance, confirmed to "ABC News" that the TV star died early Thursday morning of kidney failure.

Amber Ruch
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