Storms cause damage, power outages - Cape Girardeau police search for bank robbery suspect - Paducah man pleads guilty to raping 68-year-old woman

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Much of the Heartland was under a thunderstorm watch and warnings on Friday afternoon. You can click here for the current power outages and storm reports. Grant Dade will have the latest on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

We also have a slideshow. You can click here to look at some storm pictures viewers sent us.

Cape Girardeau police are searching for a suspect after a bank robbery on Friday morning. After taking money, the suspect also allegedly left a device on the bank counter before leaving.

State funding forced the Johnston City school board to eliminate art from their school program, but the art teacher is working to bring it back. Allison Twaits talked to Kathy Rushing today about what she's doing to raise the $40,000 needed to fund the program for a year.

A Paducah man pleaded guilty to raping a 68-year-old woman in her home. On May 5, Paducah police officers were dispatched to the victim's home for a report of a burglary. The victim said she woke up to fund an unknown man standing over her.

An East Prairie man has been arrested and faces felony charges after deputies say he assaulted his girlfriend, and then used a ninja sword to resist arrest. You can click here for more.

In national news, the international effort to rescue the 276 schoolgirls being held captive by Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria was boosted Friday when British security experts joined the Nigerian and American forces trying to rescue the missing students.

Amber Ruch
KFVS-12 Digital Content Producer
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