Good afternoon. Police are investigating the death of a confessed murderer in Pinckneyville. Carl Dane pleaded guilty in June 2011 to a charge of 1st degree murder in the death of Sidnee Stephens.
Hiring picked up slightly in July and the unemployment rate dipped to 9.1 percent. A number of people were invited to a job fair in Sikeston today and offered jobs on the spot working with storm cleanup.
Many farmers are worried with the heat and drought conditions about their crops. Crystal Britt talks to some farmers who have lost a lot of their crops to drought. Gov. Jay Nixon has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) to conduct damage assessment reports for all 114 Missouri counties
Speaking of farmers, Laura Wibbenmeyer introduces the "Proud to be a Heartland Farmer" this week from Cape Girardeau County!