Afternoon update: Triple murder trial, Amber Alert canceled - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Afternoon update: Triple murder trial, Amber Alert canceled

Ryan Patterson is charged with the murder of Jamie Orman, her unborn son, and her 15-year-old son Derrick. Ryan Patterson is charged with the murder of Jamie Orman, her unborn son, and her 15-year-old son Derrick.

Good afternoon.  Step outside and melt!  Yes, it's hot!  Bob Reeves tells us how hot it will get and if any relief is in sight.  Bob says there is a change for thunderstorms later this week.

An Amber Alert for two west Tennessee children is canceled after they were found.  All seven of the children in the car are now safe.  Their alleged abductor was recognized in a Union City bank drive-thru and arrested.

Today brings another round of testimony in the Ryan Patterson murder trial. Patterson is charged with the murder of Jamie Orman, her unborn son, and her 15-year-old son Derrick.  Michelle Lawrence and Samuel 'Ray Ray' Hughes, who face charges in connection with the triple murder, testified against Patterson.  Holly Brantley has been in the courtroom all day and brings us a complete report of what was said in court.

Congress has passed legislation that will raise the national debt ceiling to more than $14.2 trillion, allowing the U.S. to avoid a potentially catastrophic default on its debt.

Julia Bruck is in Mt. Vernon where Gov. Quinn is set to sign legislation to create new jobs.

Locked-out workers of the Honeywell plant in Metropolis that helps make nuclear fuel are voting on a 3-year contract proposal.  The ratification vote began at 5 a.m. today and was to go for 12 hours. Christy Millweard updates us with the latest.

A Calloway County woman was arrested on Monday for stealing donations.  Police say she deceivingly collected donations for the Western Kentucky Special Olympics Polar Plunge.

A Cape Girardeau woman pleaded guilty today to filing false income tax returns that included her husband's medical practice.

The auction of Cape Girardeau's old federal building continues.  Bidding was supposed to end Tuesday afternoon, but someone entered a bid just before the close of the auction.

Lauren Keith tests Skinny Wraps tomorrow morning for Does it Work Wednesday.  Be sure to tune in to the Breakfast Show at 6:15 a.m. and Heartland News at 10:15 p.m.  We'll also have the results on kfvs12.com.

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