Charleston fire, car hit by train, wounded trooper carries torch

A southeast MO man faces charges after his car was hit by a train.
A southeast MO man faces charges after his car was hit by a train.
Over 40 officers participated in a torch run for Special Olympics today.
Over 40 officers participated in a torch run for Special Olympics today.
Tonight on Heartland News: In a story we first broke to you at Noon, there was a fire in Charleston on the west side of town. Few details are available at this time, but the building was once a seed packing plant. We'll have the latest at five.

A burn ban order is in effect until further notice for residents of Qulin, Mo.

Also at five, Holly Brantley will tell you about Levi Collom and a fundraiser used to construct a permanent exhibit at The Discovery Playhouse Children's Museum in his memory.
And, we'll tell you about a six year old Williamson County boy who is recovering after a frightening experience in Grandma's car.
We told you in March about a Campbell couple's son who died in 2009 of a rare disease, just shy of his first birthday. His parents immediately went to work to get a state law passed that would potentially save other babies.  We'll have an update tonight at five.
A man has told police that he suffocated a 6-year-old boy whose disappearance in 1979 helped give rise to the missing-children's movement that put youngsters' faces on milk cartons.
Poison control centers across the United States are reporting a rise in cases of children swallowing laundry detergent packets.
A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper shot in the line of duty in March was involved in a torch run today with 40 other officers in Sikeston for the Special Olympics.
Flags will fly at half-staff across Missouri tomorrow to honor a soldier from Rolla who was killed in Afghanistan.

A man accused of shooting another man Tuesday night was arrested Wednesday night.

An 18-year-old is charged with DUI after police say she hit two juveniles on a bike.
A Frohna man is OK, but faces charges after his car was hit by a train.
One year ago, land was flooded in Mississippi County, now folks there are experiencing a drought. Crystal Britt will have more on this story tonight at six.
Bob Reeves says the hot, dry and humid weather will continue through the weekend.
Stores and libraries can't keep enough of the book '50 Shades of Gray' available due to its popularity. Hear tonight from readers, store owners and librarians talk about the best seller.
A new police chief in Chaffee will be formally announced this afternoon.
It's that time of year again!  Yard sale shoppers are gassing up their cars to drive along Highway 25 and find a bargain.
Todd Richards will have SEMO-OVC tourney highlights and MO Valley tourney- SIUC highlights.
Have a great evening.

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