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Severe spring weather on the way, 4 dead & 14 injured in Fort Hood shooting

A New Madrid grandmother says a dog is too dangerous to be around children after it allegedly attacked her grandchild. A New Madrid grandmother says a dog is too dangerous to be around children after it allegedly attacked her grandchild.
Four are dead, including the shooter, and 14 injured after a shooting at Fort Hood in central Texas. Four are dead, including the shooter, and 14 injured after a shooting at Fort Hood in central Texas.
Severe spring weather is on the way for the Heartland in the next 48 hours. Severe spring weather is on the way for the Heartland in the next 48 hours.

Good evening,

After a prolonged winter, the first true spring storm is set to move through the Heartland over the next 48 hours. Grant Dade and the StormTeam will have the latest updates on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

With the threat of potentially severe storms or tornadoes, the Heartland StormTeam and American Red Cross offer tips and updates regularly to keep you safe before and after they storm. You can click here for the tips.

If you haven’t already, you can get help programming your weather radio. Grant Dade, Brian Alworth, Laura Wibbenmeyer and Bryan McCormick will be at Orscheln stores on Friday, April 4 in Poplar Bluff from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can click here for more information.

Four people are dead, including the gunman, and 14 were injured at a soldier-on-soldier conflict at Fort Hood in central Texas on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-TX, told CNN and local Texas media that four are dead, including the shooter. Fort Hood officials have not confirmed that information.

A veteran's wall honoring past and present Perry County, Missouri veterans is close to being finished. Todd Tumminia went to Perry County today and will have more on the wall tonight, on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

A New Madrid woman is worried about her grandchildren's safety after her neighbor's dog allegedly attacked the child. Authorities initially took the dog, but it has since been returned to the owners. Kadee Brosseau was in New Madrid today and talked to Patricia Taylor who says the dog is too dangerous to be around children.

The company Movoto ranked Missouri towns larger than 10,000 residents from most safe to least safe. While some got good marks, other Heartland cities were deemed unsafe. Christy Millweard talked to residents  of Poplar Bluff about their ranking of 71 out of 75 safest cities.

The toxicology reports are back in connection to the February death of an SIU student, according to the victim’s mother. Lovely Varughese told us the results showed no alcohol or drugs in her son’s system at the time of his death.

Missouri is no longer number one, as far as meth lab seizures go. However, law enforcement still has a long way to go in the fight against methamphetamine. Indiana is now tops when it comes to meth lab seizures with almost 1,800 in 2013.

Cape Girardeau’s Assistant Police Chief was laid to rest Wednesday in Cape Girardeau. Funeral services for Roger Fields started at 10 a.m. at Connection Pointe Church in Jackson, Mo.

Dyersburg police say a hunter found a human body in the area of the Forked Deer River on Tuesday. The hunter immediately reported the body. Investigators from the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office and Dyersburg Police Department jointly worked to collect evidence.

Three-fourths of Americans say it’s inevitable that marijuana will be legal for recreational use across the nation, whether they support such policies or not, according to a public opinion poll released Wednesday that highlights shifting attitudes following the drug war era and tough-on-crime legislation.

In national news, President Barack Obama went to Michigan on Wednesday to praise the state’s ongoing effort to raise the minimum wage – and to accuse the Republicans who oppose that step in Michigan and in Congress of standing in the way of prosperity for millions of Americans.

Hard-won expertise and a big dose of luck helped Chile escape its latest magnitude-8.2 earthquake with surprisingly little damage and death. The country that suffers some of the world’s most powerful quakes has strict building codes, mandatory evacuations and emergency preparedness that sets a global example.

Amber Ruch
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