Afternoon update: Tornado confirmed, cleanup after storms

Good Monday afternoon to you!  Many folks are cleaning up in the Heartland after weekend storms.  Four people were killed in Kentucky.  Holly Brantley is in western Kentucky where the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down Sunday near Clinton.

The eyes of the nation are on the Gulf of Mexico as crews scramble to clean up a massive oil spill following last week's oil rig explosion.

The SEMO Port could be closed off to barge traffic as early as Labor Day if the Army Corps of Engineers doesn't dredge the port.  Tyler Profilet talks with port authorities about why a budget crunch could force the port to close.

The Southeast Missouri Regional Bomb Squad and Missouri Highway Patrol officers were in Wayne County this afternoon to investigate the discovery of a hand grenade.

Julia Bruck talks to members of the student government at Southern Illinois University about how they're trying to combat budget cuts.

Today we kick off Heartland Best Teachers.  Mary-Ann Maloney introduces us to a St. Vincent DePaul Grade School teacher in Cape Girardeau.

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Have a great day!

Christy Hendricks
News Web Producer/Reporter
chendricks@kfvs12.com
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