Afternoon update: Jobs coming to the Heartland

The first of three Birds Point levee blast this spring.
The first of three Birds Point levee blast this spring.
Anthony Weiner resigns from Congress over sexting scandal.
Anthony Weiner resigns from Congress over sexting scandal.

Good afternoon! Kathy Sweeney reports that Missouri is kicking off its disaster recovery jobs program which means federal dollars will pay not only to hire workers, but supply the equipment needed to recover. She will tell you what kind of jobs, who can be hired and what you can do to apply tonight on Heartland News.

Also, we will tell you how McCracken County is participating in disaster recovery and seeking temporary workers who have been laid-off from work.

Tyler Profilet was at the Birds Point area today and says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin immediate repairs to a Mississippi River levee that it intentionally breached during flooding in May.

Holly Brantley talks to a flood victim who is receiving help, not from FEMA, but from the American Red Cross and the United Way.

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY, has resigned from Congress three weeks after news of a sexting scandal first made headlines.

Southeast's athletic director is retiring. Todd Richards sat down with John Shafer this afternoon for an interview and finds out why he is leaving the university.

Carly O'Keefe talked to Murphysboro's mayor today and his census numbers are different than those coming from the government. She will get the mayor's reaction and tells what this means for those living in the community.

Sad news coming out of Shannon County, Mo. where a teenager was killed and eight others injured in a crash in the county just west of Carter County Wednesday night.

Crystal Britt revisits a Butler County cemetery where apparent construction has begun for a hospital site. She gets reaction from the family of those buried there.

John Dissauer says it will be partly cloudy and more humid tonight with a slight chance of T' storms.

There will be a benefit concert tomorrow and Saturday raising money to benefit storm victims in Joplin and Southeast Missouri.

Have a great evening,

James Long
KFVS12 Web Producer
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